PETER QUINN: VOYAGES
15th October – 20th November 2021
An exhibition of new paintings . 15th October – 20th November 2021.
Gallagher and Turner, 30 St. Mary’s Place, Newcastle, NE1 7PQ
Catalogue of paintings available. Contact the gallery here.
Now open at the Bankside Gallery, London.
‘This exhibition of works by Members of the Royal Watercolour Society showcases paintings created in the very recent present alongside those at the earliest points in their career, and everything in between. The display promises to provide visitors with a rare insight into the development of each artist’s creative output, as well as the opportunity to take a piece of work home, whether from now or then.’
1st to 31st October.
You can find a number of my new watercolours at Gallagher and Turner in Newcastle. Full details on their website here.
Tuesday to Friday, 10.30am – 5pm
Saturday, 10.30am – 4pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays
Their address is:
30 St Mary’s Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7PQ. T: 0191 261 4465
‘This latest display of artworks by the Royal Watercolour Society will delve into the challenges encountered by each artist during the Coronavirus lockdown. These extraordinary circumstances have meant that many artists have not been able to create in their usual media, and so for one time only we are excited to deliver an exhibition of Royal Watercolour Society artists, in all media.’
I have four works in the show. These are from a group of works that were languishing unfinished in my studio. Under a lockdown spring-clean I felt it was time to finish them.
On now 2 – 31 October 2020
Starts on Monday 27th July
27 July – 27 August 2020
‘Starting an art collection? Look no further than the Bankside Gallery Summer Exhibition, Summer at Bankside Gallery. All artworks are original pieces by contemporary painters and printmakers of the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Curate your ideal collection combining a variety of media and styles to complement your living space.’
Above: Rouen Bookshop, 2020. Watercolour on paper.
I have four works in the show. Find them here.
The RWS Spring show fell victim to the coronavirus crisis. However you can see it still online. Click here to go to the Bankside Gallery site.
Pictured: Hardware Shop, Historic Centre, Mexico City. Watercolour on paper.
I’m in Malta to launch the new book ‘Quinn in Malta’.
The book is edited and introduced by the late Peter Apap Bologna. He had been planning the book, its launch and the accompanying show for a year or more. Without Peter’s energy, enthusiasm and good humour the book would not have been completed. He encouraged me to paint new watercolours to show at the launch. On receipt of each new batch he was, as ever, hugely enthusiastic. He took especial delight in discovering my sketchbooks and preparatory drawings: these feature in the book and a good number have found their way to frames and are in the accompanying exhibition.
Peter passed away only two weeks ago. We miss him greatly. You can read an appreciation of him here: Peter Apap Bologna (1941-2019).
The launch takes place at St. Patrick’s School, don Bosco Street, Sliema on Saturday 9th November in the morning 11-1. All welcome.
My watercolour Calle Caballocalco, Mexico City is one of the exhibited paintings.
From their website: ‘Now in it’s 32nd year, the Sunday Times Watercolour competition is the UK’s most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting. The competition brings together artists all across the UK, and at its heart celebrates and redefines the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media. With approximately 100 works selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world, and a touring exhibition of the shortlisted works’
Was at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
17 – 22 september 2019
Now on tour
Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge 5th October to 9th November
Guildford House Gallery 16th November to 2 January.
The RWS has a rich and fascinating history and our Archive & Collection comprising artworks and documents associated with its artists since the formation of the Society in 1804, demonstrates this.
For the first time, paintings, letters, photographs and countless other forms of historic ephemera will go on display in an exhibition at Bankside Gallery to raise awareness of the importance of the Royal Watercolour Society to the past, present and future of British art.
Accompanying this will be an auction of works by contemporary members and a secret postcard sale of works by countless influential British artists. All proceeds from sales will facilitate the renovation of the new RWS gallery space at Whitcomb Street, just off Trafalgar Square.