Summer Exhibition 2016

From 18 June 2016
To 31 July 2016

Introducing new work and artists into the Gallery, The Summer Exhibition will draw together work from across Kent and the South East in a variety of media from print to photography, watercolour to acrylic, ceramics to jewellery.

The exhibition will feature exciting new works by Dawn Cole, Hugh Ribbans and Kate Samuels, with new ceramic pieces by Karen Thompson and Victoria Claire Dawes plus new jewellery collections from Cath Hill, Joanne Tinley, Lisa Marsella, Tessa Tyldesley, Fiona Luing and local designer Angeli Yari.

Dawn Cole has a fascination with archives and uses her own family archives as a starting point. Her work is the result of extensive research and experimentation. Dawn Cole is an award winning artist and independent curator who works from her studio in Birchington, Kent. Winning the prestigious V&A prize at the International Print Biennale, she went on to be short-listed for the Arts Foundation Award in 2013. Her work has been acquired by the V&A for their permanent collection. Cole works in a variety of media, often focusing on printmaking and pattern, her multi-layered and often complex works develop from a period of extensive research and experimentation. Much of her work manifests itself in the form of print, however, the techniques she uses are as important as the idea and form an intrinsic part of the overall concept behind her work. 

Dawn Cole will bring new works to Lombard Street Gallery – Discovering Casino Marie Christine I to VI, a series of collagraphs finished with furniture wax.

Hugh Ribbans trained at Canterbury College of Art.  Relief printmaking was his craft subject at college, particularly linocutting, and in 1989 he purchased a restored Columbian press, c.1860 and uses this to produce linocuts and woodcuts, sometimes mixing heavily grained wood – often driftwood – and lino in his prints.
The subject matter of Ribban’s prints are a combination of animals and birds with places seen when travelling. His work shows an obsession with line and a reverence to Edward Bawden and has been exhibited at the Barbican Gallery, the National Theatre and most recently at The Beaney in Canterbury in a tribute to the distinguished printmaker Ben Sands.

Wall of Death by Hugh Ribbans: With circles all the rage in Margate this summer, this limeted edition linocut print conveys the trhrill of the Wall of Death motorcycle stunt and the excitement of the crowd captured perfectly by the artist.

Kate Samuels is an enamel artist who is interested in offering a message within her work, which is a response to a site or exterior location that also signifies and suggests a juxtaposition of enamel as an art form. The work is a narrative of materials and surface decoration and the pieces created result from extensive drawings and visual recordings. The enameling process combines finely ground glass with metal oxides to produce a combination of colour and texture realised in high temperature kiln firings.

In the Summer Exhibition Kate Samuels has created a vivid collection of new experimental and resolved metal forms reflecting recent explorations of journeys and adventures.

View more work from the Summer Exhibition

Dawn Cole: Discovering Casino Marie Christine IV, limited edition print

Collagraph finished with furniture wax

Hugh Ribbans: Gone Fishing (Egret), limited edition print

Multi block linocut

Kate Samuels: panels



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