Dramatic landscapes, picture postcard views, wildlife and more at the Art Café

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Art Café Autumn Showcase

High Peak Artists current exhibition features a stunning collection of work featuring some of the regions best known artists. The Autumn Showcase boasts a mix of dramatic landscapes, local scenes, wildlife, flora and fauna, ceramics and more, demonstrating the artists’ different approaches to particular subjects.

The exhibition runs from 3rd September – 4th November 2018 and all art work is available to purchase; if you’ve never invested in original art or thinking ahead for a unique Christmas gift, this is the ideal opportunity.

The Art Café benefits from beautiful natural light and it’s location inside the Pavilion Gardens gives visitors a distinctive experience to enjoy and browse original art as well as a chance to enjoy lunch here, a stroll through the Victorian gardens or a visit to the groups’ permanent exhibition – Gallery in the Gardensinside the Gift Boutique.

Jill Kerr, printmaker, focuses on three areas – trees, tractor & boats. Each will show the original design drawing, the lino block and the finished linocut framed ready for sale.  It offers a great insight into the techniques used by one of the UK’s top printmakers:

Art Café Autumn Showcase

Work by artist Jill Kerr.

Maureen Howard displays a series of delicate pencil drawings and watercolours depicting flora and fauna:

Art Café Autumn Showcase

Art Café Autumn Showcase

Designer and computer whiz Simon Denvers creates intricately designed placemats and sets of coasters in complex geometric patterns, all in finest walnut veneer.  The coasters are in sets of 4 and attractively gift boxed:

Art Café Autumn Showcase

Ceramic artist Karin Findell introduces new ranges which includes brooches, rings, pins, small trinket dishes and a framed artwork of ceramic flowers:

Art Café Autumn Showcase

Art Café Autumn Showcase

Local artist Kathy MacMillan exhibits a series of original oil paintings of local buildings and landscape:

Art Café Autumn Showcase

Jenny Conway, jeweller & musician shows another string to her bow with a group of copper etched artworks:

Husband and wife team Richard & Joyce Prime are showing their love of nature with a series of paintings and etchings of wildlife:

Jan Butcher displays a group of small framed colour photographs. John Mellor offers colourful paintings of local landscape and canal life.

About the Art Café

The Art Café is situated at mezzanine level above the Pavilion Gardens restaurant and access is up a spiral staircase. It is open every day from 10.30 – 4.00 and admission is free.

High Peak Artists run temporary exhibitions regularly in the Art Café with a diverse programme throughout the year. Recent exhibitions include Derbyshire H2O – a celebration of water in the county’s landscape and Natures Patterns – work inspired by the natural world. The eclectic displays here compliment the groups permanent exhibition space, Gallery in Gardens, located downstairs in the Gift Boutique.

Who are High Peak Artists?

Established in 1996 when Maurice Roberts, the manager of the Pavilion Gardens, having allowed local artists to sell their work outside the swimming pool, offered them the opportunity to set up an exhibition in an empty council building – The Pump Room.

The group evolved into High Peak Artists and they went on to operate a seasonal gallery in the Pump Room for 12 years. In 2009 the Pavilion Gardens was redeveloped to incorporate a Tourist Information Centre alongside a permanent home for the artists –Gallery in the Gardens.

The group now has 43 members covering a multitude of disciplines including various forms of painting; printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, wood, textiles & jewellery. And the best thing is, everything you see here is available to buy, so you can find something truly unique and even collect pieces by your favourite artist.

The gallery has been a huge success and frequently receives praise for the quality, variety and affordability of the work on offer.  A waiting list operates and membership is by selection for artists who wish to exhibit here. Get in touch to find out more.


Art Café, Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Rd, Buxton, SK17 6BE

Tel: 07849 673058 (during opening hours)

Opening times:  Daily (except Xmas & January), normal Pavilion Gardens opening times apply.

Email: [email protected]

Website: galleryinthegardens.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/High-Peak-Artists-459854914056607/

Twitter: twitter.com/HighPeakArtists