Ingleby Gallery sits gently in the Trent Valley, with some of the hamlet’s cottages dating back to the 16th century. It was originally a Shire horse stable on the Sir Francis Burdett Foremark Estate. It is surrounded by open pasture land extending to the river, with ponds and ducks, a very rural setting with ample parking for visitors.
The Gallery is open for exhibitions of two week’s for artist’s pieces throughout the year, with an ever-changing collection of; paintings by renowned artists including Steven McLoughlin, Steven Tandy, Deb Walker & Lawrie Williamson; sculpture by Tricia Harrison & Sue Riley; ceramics by Karen Fawcett & Julie Wilson, jewellery & glassware all being displayed in a welcoming and vibrant surroundings.
Gill retired from teaching in 1998 and looked to pursue her interest in art and paintings, whilst continuing her love of working and communicating with others. An opportunity arose to convert an old Shire horse stable, next to her home, into a Gallery, and Gill welcomed the opportunity happily. The Gallery has hosted many exhibitions every year since then, usually exhibiting seven to eight artists or sculptors.
She enjoys visiting artists all over the country selecting ones she would like to exhibit but also encourages artistic talent to approach her. Gill believes that she has the best of worlds; living in the countryside, meeting interesting people, continuing her love of art and generally enjoying a lovely retirement.
Since his first sell out exhibition at Ingleby Gallery in 2000 Michael Cook’s exhibitions have been eagerly awaited, charting the course of his development as an artist. This collection includes charcoal and pencil drawings as well as acrylic paintings of archways, some architectural, mostly natural, some entirely imagined, with some of places around his home on the edge of Kings Newton near to Melbourne.
Michael was born in Melbourne, Derbyshire, developed an interest in art whilst a pupil at Chellaston School. He attended Derby College of Art, studying graphic design, before working as a designer and illustrator. Michael decided to concentrate on his artistic career full-time artist in 2009 and has recently opened a gallery at his studio/ workshop in Kings Newton.
Michael’s work which is strongly affected by his childhood in rural Derbyshire, could be seen as linking with British Neo-Romanticism; wandering figures on long journeys, aspects of nature as metaphors for human joy and sorrow, animal and human figures expressive of mystery and spiritual longing. In a recent series of paintings he has sought to engage with overtly theological narratives, texts and themes, though usually in oblique or ambiguous ways.
The exhibition titled, ‘Archway & Arbour’, is from Sunday 26th November to 10th December with opening times on Wednesday to Friday 10.00am till 4.00pm and on Saturday & Sunday noon until 5.00pm.
with thanks to Joy Hales
‘As the sun sets, Venice’ - Mixed media painting
‘Camille’ - Bronze resin sculpture
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10am - 4pm
Weekends: 12noon - 5pm
Please note that the gallery is only open during exhibitions.
For directions on how to find the gallery please see our Visit Us page.
To view our upcoming programme and a map to find us please click the link to checkout the Visit Us page, if you have any questions please fill out our order form.