The T5 Gallery is very pleased to introduce new artist James Portsmouth.
James is an award-winning steel artist who graduated from Herefordshire & Ludlow college of arts in 2013. He creates contemporary steel artworks and architectural ironwork using traditional blacksmithing techniques with a modern interpretation.
James works with galleries, architects, interior designers, finishers and many other industries to create unique and innovative steel artworks which have been sold to collectors internationally.
The Gallery will be displaying two sculptures by James, masterful in technique and imbued with a sense of grace and gestural movement.
The T5 Gallery is pleased to be displaying a joint photography exhibition between Oliver Hellowell and Ken Jenkins.
Oliver Hellowell is a young man fast achieving his dream of becoming a professional landscape and wildlife photographer, Oliver also has Down Syndrome.
In 2017 Tennessee Tourism commissioned Oliver to capture the Smoky Mountains in his own unique and individual style, and also introduced him to Ken Jenkins, a well established and world renowned photographer of the region.
Oliver and Ken’s photographs will be on display at the T5 Gallery until the 18th of July.
The T5 Gallery is pleased to be displaying a new sculpture by Jo Vane.
This is Jo’s largest and most ambitious sculpture to date. ‘Curved Form’ continues her exploration of organic forms inspired by marine and coastal environments.
The richly lacquered inner surface and contrasting verdigris outer patina invite the viewer to explore the sculpture from multiple angles. The form evokes a curled up leaf or perhaps an otherworldly sea creature.
The T5 Gallery is very pleased to be displaying a new sculpture by Nikki Taylor from April.
“Nikki is best known for her sensuous figure sculptures in wire mesh, combining traditional sculpture skills with her own unique processes to create diaphanous but deceptively robust figures.
Nikki’s choice of wire mesh as a medium is to transcend the solidity of conventional materials and attempt to represent the duality of our bodies. Her works have an almost ephemeral quality, enhanced by the illusion of complete weightlessness achieved with their suspension.”
The T5 Gallery is pleased to present Will Rochfort’s latest large scale painting which pays homage to the Apollo 11 launch:
“With all my paintings I try to avoid the obvious and it was no different with this piece. I have a great interest in the space race and in what an incredible achievement it was to put a man on the moon, especially at that time in history. So I knew I wanted to do a painting of it but I had no interest in painting the rocket itself.
After a few different attempts I settled on this version that focuses on the people watching the launch. I’ve painted a number of group scenes but I loved this one for it’s mix of men, women and children, and for the 1969 colours.
There are subtle hints throughout the picture that tell the story but it was mostly important to me that it puts you right in there with the crowd bearing witness this historic event.”
T5 Gallery artist Jeremy Houghton has created a series of drawings for the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
These drawings depict the remaining airmen who flew in Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters during World War II. The works will then be auctioned in the Summer with proceeds going to the Air Cadets Organisation.
Jeremy has received coverage in The Express, BBC Breakfast and on the Forces Network website viewable Here