Rising Temperatures | July 2 to July 25
Paintings | Rob Newton
Ceramics | Eddie & Margaret Curtis and Jane Cox
Jewellery | Mark Nuell
Mark Nuell's jewellery radiates a soft warm glow, while Rob Newton's landscapes capture the full heat of summer. Eddie and Margaret Curtis' ceramics raise the temperature further until Jane Cox provides the cooling dip in the Mediterranean tones of her tableware.
Rob Newton is a contemporary British artist living and working in Northumberland. For Rob, painting underpins the fundamental elements of his creative process. Never afraid to use colour, his work explores both composition and expression; yet always maintains the painterly approach he so often pays most attention to. Rob sees his work as painting nature not only in context but as a vehicle to express the medium, its plasticity and how it conveys an illusion of reality. His work is a direct response to his immediate surroundings; painted intuitively and expressively with bold sweeping brushstrokes that sum up whole passages of his subject. Painting on location and in the studio, he often reworks paintings to produce a completed work.
Summer Exhibition | July 30 to Sept 5
Aspect prizewinner Sue Biazotti's work returns to the gallery following her solo exhibition in May, along with paintings from Charles Jamieson, Alexander Robb, Deborah Mitchelson and others.
The exhibition also features a changing selection of work from potters, jewellers, glass-makers, woodworkers and textile artists.
Broughton Gallery occupies the ground floor of Broughton Place, a Sir Basil Spence tower house in a magnificent setting in the Scottish Borders. The gallery is open daily during exhibitions from 10.30am to 6.00pm.