Allotment Gallery

Allotment Gallery

The Allotment Gallery is back for its sixth year.

Our pop-up gallery space is housed in a garden shed and it can be found in The Wilderness, playing host to eight fantastic mini-exhibitions across the weekend.

Our 2019 Allotment Gallery Artists:

Virtual Reality Fernforest
by James Bragg

Experience a virtual reality fern forest with treeferns and flowers. By wearing a virtual reality headset a viewer can move around a small area of forest, viewing the plants from different angles.

Dr James Bragg is a mature fine art student at UWE Bristol, having previously worked as a GP. His interests include electronic music, live visual projections and recently he has been exploring virtual reality as an artistic space.

Wit, Wisdom, Colour, Line, Shadow and Light
by Kim Morison

This exhibition will present a series of images printed on rag paper; moments capturing the elements of composition in the ephemera and humour of day to day life.

Kim is an artist, writer and teacher currently living in Australia.

Birds Sing, Dogs Bark
by Anthony Stevens

Two characters that show up regularly in Anthony’s hand embroidered works are the dog and the bird. The dog represents directed anger, common sense and a down to earth approach to living. The bird represents the ability to see a larger perspective and a deep wisdom. Influenced by the Buddhist concept of ‘Nothing is wasted’, his work is made from scrap materials.

Anthony is a self-taught artist who uses his work as a form of self expression.

by Colin Mallett

For Colin, Sculpture is a reflection of his life experiences expressed through steel, cement and ceramics. Using castings of limbs, head and torso segments his sculptures often capture a mood or emotion, and deal with human interaction and experiences as well as popular myths and legends.

Colin is a Lecturer in 3D Art at Exeter Art School and a practicing Artist.

Welcome to my Game of Life!
by Debbie Wood

This mixed media work shows the cross roads and way markers encountered in one women’s journey through this game of life. You, the audience, will have the opportunity to compare, contrast or even question both her and your own life choices, and the logic behind them.

Debbie has recently returned to her love of fine art and is enjoying experimenting with mixed media techniques.

Grey and Dingy Blue
by Stephen Spicer

What it means to be a person who is very long term depressed, anxious, and self-harming.
Grey and a dingy blue. The colours in the inevitable waiting room.

In 2016 Stephen did a show of drawings on mental health; how it affects the person, their carers, the way the system deals with it. This is the sequel. Twenty years on and they are still on the hamster wheel of therapy, potent drugs, despair. The drawings are based on their experiences and those of people who care.
This has been put together with the hope it may articulate what a person in the depths of depression or anxiety finds it hard to say to others, and to encourage you if you support that person.

Steve Spicer is an artist, cartoonist and long-time Greenbelt regular.

by Fred Apps

After coming across the phrase “people of no economic value” in an article about work, Fred Apps started to paint the faces of people he saw in the street from memory, to acknowledge that all humans have value.

Fred is an illustrator who as spent many years illustrating children’s books and working in advertising and publishing.

Teiliau Tyddewi • The Tiles of St Davids
by Martin Crampin

Martin is bringing to Greenbelt a series of canvas prints created for an exhibition at St Davids Cathedral. The prints are based on the medieval tiles of St Davids, evoking the art of the tiled floor which has long been a feature of Gothic and Gothic Revival churches. These individual tiles transform into a larger repeating pattern when exhibited as a single work, representing the the Christian Church worldwide whose individuality is defined, but made more complete when interlocking with others.

Martin Crampin is an artist and art historian who makes work based on the medieval and modern visual culture of the church.