Gallery in the Gardens wants to sell you affordable art as more new talent joins group

The Pavilion Gardens in Buxton has been undergoing major changes in recent months, with a facelift to its exterior and major works to various areas of the complex; Gallery in the Gardens located inside, run by High Peak Artists is no exception – with several new artists joining the group for 2022 to showcase (and sell) their work.

Photo credit: Pavilion Gardens

The gallery will soon be sharing the space they occupy with Forest Gin, as they bring back their enormously popular Little Gin Garden bar and gift shop at the end of February. The bar and gift shop were closed over the winter months to make way for the fully restored windows and roof. The gallery is taking full advantage of the natural light which now floods the room.

The year ahead looks to be the gallery’s most exciting and ambitious yet. As well as continuing to see work from some of their most popular artists such as Adele Kime, Lucy Gell, Pauline Townsend and Jill Kerr, four brand new exhibitors have now joined the group. Buxton based photographer, Natasha Braithwaite uses black and white only film to create her striking images. Printmaker Collette Payne produces unique and striking linocuts; mostly in monochrome, featuring people, often women. Rita Chang creates breathtaking acrylic paintings of wildlife, with uncanny photo-realistic detail. Watercolour artist Paul Morin creates delicately rendered ink and watercolour paintings.

And if you’re looking for a greeting card with a difference, there are hundreds to choose from in the gallery, all produced by the artist group.

New event for 2022 – Art in the Octagon

The gallery launches a brand new event for 2022, ‘Art in the Octagon’, from 13th – 15th July, in conjunction with Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe. Visitors can ‘meet the artists’ at their stands who will share the secrets to their crafts and demonstrations and workshops will take place across both days.

Pauline Townsend, one gallery artists said, “The further redevelopment works taking place at the Pavilion Gardens are fantastic – they will be finished soon and the repairs to the building have made a big difference to the lighting in gallery. We’re aiming for our best year yet in 2022.”

“The gallery is staffed with two artists every day so visitors will always find someone ready to talk about the work on display”, said Pauline.

So, if you’re in need of a culture fix, why not pop in? Whether you’re looking for a gift with a difference, or original art for your home, Gallery in the Gardens has works by artists featuring various forms of painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, wood, textiles, jewellery and more. If you’re looking for original artwork on a smaller budget, you’ll find everything here from silver earrings, colourful watercolours, ceramic creatures, mosaics, linoprints, hand-carved wooden coasters, hand-crafted scarfs and more.

Gallery in the Gardens

The gallery is free entry and during February is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am – 4pm.

Gallery in the Gardens, Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE

T: 07849 673058 / 01298 23114

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