2018 Exhibitions

Autumn/Winter Exhibition 2018

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From September the gallery will be displaying new works by Danni Bradford, James Portsmouth, Michael Speller, Jeremy Houghton, Andy Baerselman and Michael Turner.

The High Performance Art Gallery is very pleased to introduce new artist James Portsmouth.

James is an award-winning steel artist who graduated from Herefordshire & Ludlow college of arts in 2013. He creates contemporary steel artworks and architectural ironwork using traditional blacksmithing techniques alongside modern technique.

James works with galleries, architects, interior designers, finishers and many other industries to create unique and innovative steel artworks which have been sold to collectors internationally.

James creates dynamic works that form an intricate balance between the subject and the negative space, informing how the viewer perceives and responds to the work.

Both sculptures on show are made entirely from hundreds of small punched steel disks, and in the case of the Marlin, over 30 meters of steel ribbons.

James Portsmouth
James Portsmouth

Free Spirit

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James Portsmouth
James Portsmouth

Undercurrent

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Jo Vane
Jo Vane

Spiral Form

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Jeremy Houghton
Jeremy Houghton

Royal Gallops

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Jeremy Houghton
Jeremy Houghton

HM The Queens Yearlings

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Michael Speller
Michael Speller

Nurture

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Danni Bradford
Danni Bradford

Hunters Moon

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Michael Turner
Michael Turner

Falcon in Flight

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Andy Baerselman
Andy Baerselman

Seahorse

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Summer Exhibition 2018

From June the High Performance Art Gallery will be displaying new works by Danni Bradford, William Rochfort, Michael Speller, Richard Thornton and Jill Berelowitz.

Richard Thornton will be displaying large scale organic steel sculptures in both the Gallery and the BA First Wing Check-In.

Below Richard speaks about his practice and 'No.206 Ascent':

"As a sculptor my work comes from an observation of the simplicity and elegance of the natural world.

In making, I explore the confluence of engineering and sculptural form.

Ascent, embodies the physical act of ‘ascending’ but also reflects the fundamental grace and flow of the concept of flight."

With over 25 years’ experience as a professional sculptor/site specific artist, Richard Thornton has completed more than 45 public art commissions for a variety of private, local authority and individual clients, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, University of Bradford, Bio City in Nottingham and Midlands Air Ambulance.

Richard Thornton
Richard Thornton

No.206 Ascent

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Richard Thornton
Richard Thornton

No. 24 Spiral Sanctuary

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Jill Berelowitz
Jill Berelowitz

Moving Forward

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Will Rochfort
Will Rochfort

One for my baby

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Will Rochfort
Will Rochfort

What time do you finish?

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Will Rochfort
Will Rochfort

Compacts

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Danni Bradford
Danni Bradford

Angel Fish

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Michael Speller
Michael Speller

Illuminate

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Spring Exhibition 2018

From March the gallery will be displaying new works by William Rochfort, Jo Vane, Michael Turner, Nikki Taylor, Zil Hoque and Jeremy Houghton.

William Rochfort's latest large scale painting pays homage to the Apollo 11 launch:

"With all my paintings I try to avoid the obvious and it was no different with this piece. I have a great interest in the space race and in what an incredible achievement it was to put a man on the moon, especially at that time in history. So I knew I wanted to do a painting of it but I had no interest in painting the rocket itself.

 

After a few different attempts I settled on this version that focuses on the people watching the launch. I’ve painted a number of group scenes but I loved this one for it’s mix of men, women and children, and for the 1969 colours.

 

There are subtle hints throughout the picture that tell the story but it was mostly important to me that it puts you right in there with the crowd bearing witness this historic event."

Michael Turner
Michael Turner

Leopard

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Will Rochfort
Will Rochfort

The Launch

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Jo Vane
Jo Vane

Curved Form

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Zil Hoque
Zil Hoque

Commandment

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Nikki Taylor
Nikki Taylor

Dancer

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Jeremy Houghton
Jeremy Houghton

Unfazed Nonchalance

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Winter Exhibition 2017/2018

From December the gallery will be displaying new works by Danni Bradford, Will Rochfort, Ellie Miller, Jo Vane, Huw Williams and Michael Turner.

Danni Bradford takes an innovative and modern approach to the classical art of Verre Eglomise-the gilding of glass using multiple layering of precious metals and pigments. Her 'Hunting Tiger' is a dynamic and graphic depiction of the Bengal Tiger, the most numerous of all tiger subspecies and found primarily in India. The use of 24 karat gold is subtle, working to highlight the gloss of the tiger's coat and adding a distinct layer of depth to the work.

Michael Turner
Michael Turner

Velociraptor

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Danni Bradford
Danni Bradford

Hunting Tiger

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Will Rochfort
Will Rochfort

Guarded

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Ellie Miller
Ellie Miller

The Aureus

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Jo Vane
Jo Vane

1707 Below Sea Level

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Jo Vane
Jo Vane

Wave IV (Bonchurch)

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Will Rochfort
Will Rochfort

After Hours

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Huw Williams
Huw Williams

Wolf

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Huw Williams
Huw Williams

Stallion, Movement (Trot)

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