New art gallery to open in Salisbury city centre
The Vanner Gallery, 45 High Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PB
New art space THE VANNER GALLERY to open in the heart of Salisbury
Dedicated to showcasing contemporary works of fine art and craft objects
Salisbury’s first gallery to use guest curators for exhibition programme
Gallery to open in September 2021 with CONNECT: people, art and place
CONNECT: people, art and place
17 September 2021 – 24 December 2021
In The Vanner Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, curator Prudence Maltby explores the concept of connection at a time when the city emerges from adversity. Following the Novichok attacks in 2018 and more recently the pandemic, Maltby uses people, art and place as the cornerstone to examine how we process our experience of living separate lives through uncertainty.
The show includes contemporary art and made objects across a variety of mediums, unified by the exhibition theme.
CONNECT Exhibiting Artists:
Julia ATKINSON, Julie AYTON, Eleanor BARTLETT, Brian BISHOP, Lucinda BURGESS, Henny BURNETT, Fran DONOVAN, Ruth DRESMAN, Susan FRANCIS, Mirka GOLDEN-HANN, Michelle GRIFFITHS, Patrick HALLISSEY, Alex HANNA, Julia POLONSKI, Jane PONSFORD, Peter RANDALL-PAGE, Roger STEPHENS, Joanna STILL, Anita TAYLOR, Julieann WORRALL HOOD.
QUOTE Artist and Curator, Prudence Maltby says
…it’s about art giving shape to cultural change. In the selection process, I was mindful of beginning my search with a local focus, and then connecting with artists and makers beyond. The challenge was always going to be about putting a seemingly eclectic body of work together in one space, and stimulating synergy and dialogue between the included pieces. The twenty artists represented in this exhibition are either known to me professionally or I know about the work they make.
THE VANNER GALLERY
The Vanner Gallery is a dedicated space located in the heart of the cathedral city of Salisbury. Committed to exhibiting original artworks, the gallery showcases the best of contemporary art and craft practice across a range of materials and media. A programme of exhibitions featuring works for salefrom regional, national and international artists and makers is organised by guest curators throughout the year.
QUOTE Gallery Director, David Christie says
I’m excited to bring Salisbury’s new gallery to life, and to invest in the city’s post-pandemic regeneration. There is a large discerning audience here and a lot of people come to the area to enjoy art at the established venues we already have. We want to complement that vibrant scene by adding a commercial contemporary gallery which gives people the chance to acquire fine art and craft, as well as experiencing a unique programme of curated exhibitions.
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A: The Vanner Gallery, 45 High Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PB