We popped into Gallery in the Gardens this week to check out what’s new since they reopened in April! As well as seeing many of our favourite artists such as Tracey Coverley, Adele Kime, Out of the Blue, Laura Slade and Lucy Gell, we spotted five brand new exhibitors.
A wildlife artist, two landscape artists and two jewellers (and we’re told a new landscape photographer coming soon too) joint the current group of 38 local artists & craftspeople selling their unique work in this hugely popular gallery set within the beautiful Pavilion Gardens.
We were pleased to see that Sandra Orme has returned to the gallery with her stunning pastel landscapes. Sandra has a new range of small affordable framed pastels and in Buxton you can always see plenty of ‘Sandra Orme skies’.
Wildlife artist Kim Rose Chadwick has just moved into the area. She uses an airbrush technique to create her ultra-realistic wildlife paintings. Kim also is happy to accept commissions to paint your pets.
The two new designer jewellers are quite different. Established maker Colette Hazelwood, recently ran her own shop in the Manchester Craft Centre and her contemporary silver jewellery ranges from necklaces to bangles & rings and her ever popular ‘barbed wire’ range. While Shelley Phillips is just starting out and her funky, colourful polymer clay earrings & bracelets are both unique and fun. Like all the gallery jewellers they both welcome commissions.
Landscape artist David Lowther is another newcomer to the area, inspired by the beautiful Peak District scenery as well as the heritage of its industrial mills. David works in inks, gouache & pastels.
Pauline Townsend, one of the artists at the gallery said, “We’re so thrilled to be back. Visitors to the gardens always beat a path to the gallery when they’re here. When the gardens complex was redeveloped in 2019, we saw a huge increase in visitor numbers so we are delighted to be open again”.
“The gallery is staffed with two artists every day so visitors will always find someone ready to assist and talk to about the creative process in more detail”, said Pauline.
And if you’re looking for a greeting card with a difference, there’s also hundreds to choose from, again all produced by the artist group.
So, if you’re in need of a long awaited culture fix, why not pop in? The gallery is free entry and now shares the retail space with the newly opened Forest Gin Shop – acclaimed artisan spirit producers from Macclesfield, famous for their award winning gin. If you fancy a spot of lunch or a coffee during your visit, the Pavilion Kitchen is located next door, and don’t miss the ice cream parlour with over 40 flavours!
Monday – Sunday, 9.30am – 5pm. Pavilion Gardens general opening times apply.
Gallery in the Gardens, Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE