Exhibitions Archive

The following information covers the exhibitions that were held at the gallery between 2005 and 2011.
In 2012 funding was secured from the Arts Council to carry out essential  restoration works to the building and exhibitions resumed in 2013 when the gallery re-opened, showing the work of the studio artists.
We have Open Studio days  followed by exhibitions of the work of the studio artists three times a year, at Easter, in the late summer and at Christmas.

Off The Shelf

This winter we warmly welcome the return of our annual selling exhibition, featuring over twenty local artists. Showcasing a diverse and eclectic collection of artworks including painting, glassware, ceramics, jewellery, printmaking, textiles and photography.
Preview and Open Studios: 18th November 2011, 7 -9pm

Exhibition runs from: 19th November 2010 – 8th January 2011

Gallery opening times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm

CLOSED – Sunday 25th Dec, Saturday 31st Dec and 1st January 2012.



Kelly Jayne

Kelly Jayne has a studio in Saltburn-by-the-Sea and is currently studying for a Masters in Art Psychotherapy. Her work has an incredible depth and intensity which Kelly describes as a therapeutic release or form of expression, bringing out something from within. Kelly encourages her work to form its own identity, which involves challenging the boundaries that we are taught about art making and what the viewer wants to see. In doing this she finds an essence of self that speaks through her work.
Kelly has been a practising artist since graduating in Fine Art in 2000. ‘Self’ showcases the balance between both elements of her career.

‘I have always found art making a therapeutic process. It has become more apparent in the last 2 years since starting my MA in Art Psychotherapy, how important art making is in my life, and the therapeutic qualities it can have. In my work I want to capture a reality of a person, a feeling or emotional state that might often be buried. Who is the person? What is their identity, their true Self.’


Preview: Friday 17th June 2011, 7pm-9pm

Exhibition: 18th June – 14th August

Artists’ Talk: Thursday 23rd June 2011 6pm-8pm
An opportunity to meet Kelly Jayne and learn more about her art practice and her work in the current exhibition. Wine and cheese will be served.

Adult Workshops: 25th June 10am – noon and 2nd July 10am – noon.
Explore the ‘Self’ through Art workshop. Each workshop up to a maximum of 6 persons. This workshop provides a space to think about the ‘Self’ and explore this through participation in art making and discussion.

Workshops are FREE. To reserve a place please call the gallery or emailhelenjanegaunt@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk.


The Exhibitionists

The Exhibitionists Redcar and Cleveland Open Studios Event.

As part of The Exhibitionists Open Studios Event across Redcar and Cleveland, on the 28th, 29th and 30th May, Saltburn Gallery and Artists’ Studios will be open from 10am-4pm.

We’ll be hosting a varied exhibition of artwork in the Gallery from all our 12 Studio Artists.

For further details on the other Galleries and Artists involved you can visit The Exhibitionists website www.theexhibitionists.co.uk.

The Exhibitionists Open Studios event is the first of its kind in the area and includes over 37 artists, 15 galleries, venues and studios, 2 major events and 3 workshops. The project is supported by Redcar & Cleveland Council, through The Creative Hub Project.

There are FREE art workshops here at Saltburn Gallery too, Mosaics with Helen Jane Gaunt and Derek Mosey on 28th May, 10am-1pm and Nettle Painting with Andy Broderick on 29th May, 10am-1pm.


Full Circle

In June 2010 six studio artists from Saltburn Artists’ Projects travelled to Barcelona to Gracia Arts Project to showcase their work in a group exhibition entitled ‘From Cleveland to Catalunya’. The exhibition now returns home to Saltburn Gallery with additional artwork inspired by their experience.

Andy Broderick
Mags Hayden
Glenn Humphrey
Karin Walland
Helen Welford
Kathryn Wren

The six artists are based in Studios at the rear of Saltburn Gallery; they have a broad range of disciplines including drawing, painting, photography, glass and installation. The exhibition reflects a sense of place within Cleveland, a place that was transported to Catalunya and back. Saltburn Gallery has previously forged links with Barcelona by hosting an exhibition by Oriol Mora and Carles Guitart from Gracia Arts Project in 2009 entitled “From Catalunya to Cleveland”.

This project has been made possible through support from an Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Preview: 11th February 2011, 7pm-9pm.

Exhibition runs from: 12th February 2011- 3rd April 2011.

Artists’ Talk: 20th February 2011, 2pm-4pm. Glenn Humphrey and Andy Broderick will be sharing their Full Circle experience with a slide show of photographs taken by Glenn. Afternoon tea and scones will be served.


Off The Shelf

This winter we welcome the return of our yearly selling exhibition, featuring a diverse and eclectic collection of work created by over sixty artists.

Showcasing an amazing range of artworks including painting, glassware, ceramics, artists’ books, jewellery, printmaking, textiles and photography; ‘Off the Shelf’ will surely have something to appeal to all visitors. This dynamic exhibition changes on a regular basis by replacing works which have been sold and offering new pieces for sale, creating a constantly transforming display. All works are for sale and there are prices to suit all pockets, making Saltburn Artists’ Projects an ideal place to buy an unusual gift.

Preview: Friday 26th November, 7-9 pm
Exhibition runs from: 27th November 2010 – 8th January 2011


In Search of the Sea

Peter Hicks

Showcasing a selection of paintings, sketches and three-dimensional artwork by Peter Hicks; this unique exhibition explores some of the artist’s indulgences, his relationship with the sea and provides an insight into Hicks’ working practices.

“I subscribe to the belief that though forms of art change the highest aspirations should remain” – Peter Hicks

Preview: Friday 17th September, 7-9 pm
Exhibition runs from: 10th September- 7th November

Artist Talk: 23rd September 6- 8 pm. Wine and Cheese

Gallery open: Wednesday – Sunday, 12noon – 4pm


Soft Centred

Vincent James

Vincent James’ sculptures and wall drawings are based on familiar and
iconic objects appropriated from cartoons. Props dislocated from different
animated worlds collide creating strange, funny and surreal interactions.

Preview: Friday 2nd July 2010, 7– 9pm

Exhibition runs from: 3rd July – 29th August

Artist Talk: 17th July 6 – 8 pm. Wine and cheese

Gallery open: Wednesday – Sunday, 12noon – 4pm

17th July 2010, 10am – 12noon and 2 – 4pm

Work with exhibiting artist Vincent James to create a colourful
mural made from collaged cut-outs inspired by cartoon imagery and
Vincent’s exhibition. The mural will remain on display in Saltburn Artists’
Projects for the duration of the exhibition.

FREE Workshop. This will be open to children aged 8 upwards.
To reserve your place please call the gallery or email


54 34 51.67

An exhibition of image based performance and performative interventions along a line.

A line intersects, divides and connects space. Physical space, conceptual space, emotional space and imagined space. It emphasises and erases. It marks an action and prompts an action.

Peter Spiers incorporates performative actions and processes with photography, video, site-specific gallery and context-based installations and interventions. These can be seen as a series of experiments into phenomenological concepts of perception, meaning, belief, actuality and how we engage with the world we inhabit…

Preview: Friday 23rd April 2010, 7pm – 9pm.
Exhibition runs from: 24th April – 20th June
Artists’ Talk: 20th June, 3pm – 5pm. Afternoon tea and scones.
Gallery Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 12noon – 4pm

12th June 2010. 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm

This full day workshop with Peter Spiers will be divided into two parts: an inside session at Saltburn Gallery in the morning and an outside session on Saltburn beach in the afternoon.

The morning session, 10am-12noon, will consist of performance exercises and mark making experiments.
The afternoon session, 2pm-4pm will take place on Saltburn beach where participants will apply techniques of performative action and mark making. The work, sited on the latitude 54° 34’ 51.67”, will result in a visually exciting collaborative intervention.

This FREE workshop will be for adults. Children are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult. Please provide your own lunch. To reserve your place please call the Gallery or email helenjanegaunt@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk



Three North East based artists individually explore issues of identity, personality and the body. This group exhibition utilises installation, painting and drawing and is specifically designed for the space at Saltburn Art Gallery.

Lois Hobby’s current practice in drawing and painting explores the personality of specific individuals.

Dee Shaw explores notions of identity through Mixed Media Installation.

Tracey Tofield investigates the physical body in space by creating illuminated drawings on silk.

Preview: Friday 12th February 2010, 7 – 9pm

Exhibition: runs from: 13th February – 11th April 2010

Artists’ Talks: Saturday 6th March 6 – 8pm. Wine & Cheese Evening

Children’s workshop

6th March 10am – 12noon and from 2pm- 4pm.

Come and work with Dee Shaw, Tracey Tofield and Lois Hobby who are currently exhibiting in the gallery. This workshop will be connected to their own arts practice.

This will be open to children aged 8 upwards. Workshops are FREE.

Please call the gallery or email helenjanegaunt@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk to reserve your child’s place.


Off The Shelf

Our annual selling exhibition is back, with a diverse selection of Artists exhibiting this year.

Over forty artists will be showing a whole range of artworks including artists’ books, jewellery, silverware, textiles, sculpture, photography, glassware, ceramics and painting. This dynamic exhibition changes every week by replacing works which have been sold and offering new pieces for sale, creating a constantly changing exhibition. All works are for sale, making SALTBURNARTISTS’PROJECTS an ideal place to buy an unusual gift.

This exhibition closes on the 24th January 2010, offering the ideal opportunity after Christmas to browse around the artworks and treat your self or loved ones.

Exhibition runs from: 5th December 2009 – 24th January 2010

Gallery opening times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm

Christmas Opening Times 2009/10:
OPEN – Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd &, Wednesday 23rd Dec, 12 noon-4pm.Thursday 24th Dec 10am -2pm. Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st Dec, 12 noon -4pm, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd January 2010, 12 noon -4pm


Catalunya to Cleveland.

By Oriol Mora and Carles Guitart.

Both artists are clearly inspired by the vibrant city of Barcelona in which they live.

Oriol Mora’s purpose for making work is specifically contained in the procedure. The intensity of his thoughts and spirit are captured within the carefully chosen colour fields in gestural horizontal and vertical lines. Responding spontaneously he works directly onto canvas, investigating pictorial space, composition, colour and form. His use of classical painting techniques combined with references that include Scully, Tapies, and Klee give us this unique, inspirational work.

Carles Guitart’s paintings are a journey of the long investigation he has undertaken concerning abstraction. His works are the consequence of the many questions he asks himself including the blurring of the boundaries between abstract and figurative art. His most recent paintings are focused on the effort to hide previous figurative paintings under nets of lines, creating grids that cover objects, symbols, maps and other representational images. Some of his paintings contain representational elements, but others have forgotten any symbol and are only dense grids born over previous paintings.

Both Oriol and Carles have been exhibiting their work across Spain and other countries since 1986, they have featured in magazines and have won many awards.

Preview: 2nd October 2009

Exhibition runs from: 3rd October – 22nd November 2009.

Gallery opening times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm


31st October
Workshop for Children! This will run from 10am-12noon. Come and have some Halloween fun creating masks and other spooky things with Mags and Rachel. This will be open to children aged 8 upwards. Best of all its FREE. Please call the gallery or email mags@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk to reserve your child’s place.

7th November
Workshop for Children! This will run from 10am-12noon. Come and paint with Mags, Mags will be using the work in the gallery to inspire this workshop and will be teaching some basic painting techniques.

3rd October.
Artists’ Talk:

Wine and Cheese Evenings 6 -8pm. Artists’ Talk by Catalan Painters Oriol Mora and Carles Guitart will be talking about their work in the current exhibition and discussing ‘Catalan painting from Modernity to Post Modernity’.



Bob & Becky Mitchell combine a commercial practice from their base at Profile Gallery with their continuing documentary work. They have a deep-set interest in the industries, traditions and social structures that make the north-east unique. While they work very independently, for the first time they have created a body of work together and have combined very different styles within one project. The two photographers within this project explore the English folk scene; its traditions, peculiarities and at times eccentricities. They also delve deep within the folk roots and explore the important traditions and songs which are past on through generations. The writing of traditional folksongs was and is about documenting communities. This concept of documenting traditions and social groups parallels with the work these photographers create. The passing of song and dance down through generations is deep within our culture and this documentation highlights the importance of the survival of these traditions.

Preview: 31st July 2009 7 – 9pm.

Exhibition runs from: 1st August – 20th Sept 2009

Gallery opening times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm

Workshops: 8th August

What Makes Saltburn Special for You?
Why not come and put your ideas into a song at our song writing workshop for FAMILIES.
Glynis Manning-Singer/Songwriter will be leading the all day workshop ideally for families’ age 8yrs and upwards.

Workshop times: 11am – 1pm | 2pm – 4pm
Workshops are FREE! Please call the gallery or emailmags@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk to reserve your place.

Artists’ Talks: Wine and Cheese Evenings.

6th August 7 – 9pm
Artists’ Talk by Becky Mitchell who will be talking about her arts practice and her work in the current exhibition.

10th September 7 – 9pm
Artists’ Talk by Bob Mitchell who will be talking about his arts practice and his work in the current exhibition.

Website Links:


Vestiges III

Tony Charles’ solo exhibition gives us an insight into his current practice;

Tony Charles is an international artist based in the North East of England where influences of an industrial backdrop continue to feature within his work. Drawings and installation are often created in response to a location during various residencies. These contexts inspire work that is underpinned by his interest in the current post-industrial era and its ever changing ‘work-scape’. Many of his investigations have focussed upon collisions between industrial and domestic environments through the use of disparity between object and material, resulting in many hybrids of these bi-polar worlds.

The current investigation is a continuation of the ‘Vestiges’ series which explores issue and irony between the industrial and technological revolutions.

Key Dates:
Preview: 5th June 2009 7 -9pm.
Exhibition runs from: 6th June – 19th July 2009
Gallery opening times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm

28th June
All day workshop for Adults! This will run from 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm, please bring your own lunch.
Come and work with local artist Andy Hawkins, this workshop will be connected to the current exhibition.
This will be open to over 18’s.
Best of all its FREE.
Please call the gallery or email mags@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk to reserve your place.

Artists’ Talk:
9th July 7 -9pm. Wine and Cheese Evening.
Artist Tony Charles will be talking about his arts practice and his work in the current exhibition.

External Links:



Surface Intrigue

Helen Welford’s first solo exhibition gives us an insight into her current studio practice where she “…..focuses upon the alchemy of process and the notion of creating simple yet intriguing surfaces.”

By Helen Welford.

Artists’ Statements

My current practice focuses upon the alchemy of process and the notion of creating simple yet intriguing surfaces. My drawings are created in response to the environment, for example structures worn and weathered through natural and human intervention, impressions left in the sand along the coastline or rock strata revealed in the cliffs.
Quality of surface and the exploration of the sensuous nature of materials are fundamental to my practice. With a particular emphasis on mark making, I continually explore the potential of both conventional and unconventional drawing materials such as charcoal, graphite, vinegar, house paints and steel wool. I construct and excavate layers which obscure or retain a history of those past. My drawings go through many stages of change and renewal without any definite end point.
I aim to encourage the viewer to observe surface detail and form subjective interpretations of the drawings in their entirety.

Key dates:
Preview: 20th March 2009. 7 -9pm.
Exhibition runs from: 20th March – 17th May 2009
Gallery opening times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm



‘Clouds represent an ephemeral power of nature that can quickly change from the creative stage to the destructive one.’
By Govinda Sah.

An immense contrast is found between the work of Govinda Sah and Georgina Vinsun yet both find inspiration in the clouds.
While Sah restricts his colour pallet; Vinsun allows her colour application to be spontaneous and free.
Through there different approaches to the same topic they bring a beautiful balance and antithesis to each others practice.

Artists’ Statements

Govinda Sah.
Recent art subject- “Hope & Horror”
This is my new series whose inspiration is the movement of clouds. Clouds represent an ephemeral power of nature that can quickly change from the creative stage to a destructive one. I have been interested in cloud movements as a theme since 2006 and I have painted hundreds of miniature sketches and miniature paintings.
I painted the “Hope and Horror’ series during my MA Fine arts course. My dissertation was on the subject of cloud movements. Clouds are the spiritual power of nature. Most of these paintings represent the powerful force of nature. In London, clouds always move and turn in a massive form. I study in detail the merging of small clouds. There is always certain kind of force attracts clouds to each other. At the stage before they merge into in massive cloud formations, I found a source of light in the massive deep and infinite sky. That is the moment I try to depict in my canvas. At this stage, clouds move very quickly in a continuous process and at this time, clouds lose their forms and are mostly transparent. This process takes very little time before clouds emerge as either as rain clouds or storm clouds. In my painting the horror is the dark clouds and the hope is the light – often cracked, bearing down on the heavy and messy cloud. These clouds play a dramatic role in the canvas in order to understand the power of hope as well the awakening from the threat of horror.
To achieve this emotional value of the cloud movements, I used oil and acrylic colour together and also many layers and textures to achieve three dimensional effects on canvas. The colour palette of the Hope and Horror series is mostly yellow ochre to represent the transition from day to night. Cloud movement remains the subject of my studio practice and I want to continue to develop this series onto further stages.

Georgina Vinsun.
My current practice focuses on the night sky, cloud formations and spontaneous, gestural mark-making. The spontaneous element is of particular importance to me, prominent in my drawings and hidden underneath shimmering veils of varnish-rich oils in my paintings. I cover a significant amount of my impulsive scribbles and thoughts in this manner. My technique gives the works a sense of hidden depth and youth – as the marks look almost graffiti-like. This, combined with the figurative element, gives the viewer an abstract image of the sky.
My use of colour is instinctive, often impulsive and references my digital and film source material. Using colour I try to capture fleeting feelings and emotions experienced out in the elements at night.


Off The Shelf

This exciting final exhibition of 2008 showcases a wide variety of unique artworks from over forty artists. All pieces are available to buy and there is something to suit every taste as each week new ‘stock’ will be added and taken away to create a constantly changing exhibition!

The exhibition includes prints, jewellery, artists’ books, glassware, clothing, accessories, ceramics and painting from local, regional and national artists. Visitors will find the two gallery rooms transformed into intriguing unique environments in which they can explore and discover the artworks.


Preview: 7 November 2008. 7 -9pm.
Exhibition: 7 November 2008 – 4 January 2009
Gallery opening times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm


Studio Talent!

A celebration of the diverse talent found in the studios of SALTBURNARTISTS’PROJECTS.

 We are proud to present the work of; Andy Broderick, Mags Hayden, Kath Himsworth, Glenn Humphrey, Glynis Johnson, Derek Mosey, Alison Nelson, Georgina Peak, Karin Walland, Helen Welford, Amanda Wood, and Kathryn Wren.

The exhibition showcases the rich breadth of ideas and skills housed in the studios. One off pieces will cover drawing, painting, prints, sculpture, installation and mixed media. An interesting mix of subject matter includes the exploration of line and mark-making to an installation commenting on the business of being an artist!

“I am very interested in the feeling of animation and the sense of being alive that lines and marks can convey when portraying these subjects. The key elements in my drawings are spirit and process.”
Andy Broderick

“At present my practice involves combining hand-made and digital processes, working ‘between’ different modes of practice such as painting, installation, video and digital imagery”.
Georgina Peak

“I perceive colour as a language possessing a vocabulary of its own. I use colour to communicate feelings or mood which I then manipulate. Painting offers me a mode of escape from daily limitations and an immeasurable quality of life involving intense application and discipline.”
Amanda Jane Wood

Key dates:
Preview: 29th August 2008. 7-9pm
Open Studios: 30th August 2008. 11am – 4pm.
Exhibition runs from: 30th August – 26th October 2008.
Artists’ Talk: 11th September 2008. 7-9pm




by Hetain Patel, Louise Clements and Jason Singh

 A video installation and performance that uses collaboration across different art forms to question notions of cultural identity and origin.

 Jhaptaal is the name of a ten beat repeating rhythm structure from Indian classical music. In this new work, Patel works with Louise Clements (Curator/Artist/Kathak dancer) and Jason Singh (DJ/Beatboxer/Musician) to explore the parameters of this musical structure. In both the video installation and the live performances traditional Indian Kathak dance interacts with vocal and physical percussion with origins ranging from Indian classical to hip-hop. These British born artists are interested in what it means to have this traditional Indian rhythm structure as a parameter for their performance interactions with one another.

Key dates:

Preview and performance: 13 June, 7pm (performance 8-9pm)

Exhibition: 14 June – 10 August

Artists talk and performance: 25 July, 7-9pm

Workshops: 12 and 19 July (led by Naina Malde)


Hetain Patel’s work encompasses video, sound, live art, performance and dance. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally, including All Our Tomorrows in Luneburg, Germany curated by Shaheen Merali, and Young British Art in Cieszyn, Poland. He was also awarded the prestigious ‘Decibel Award’ from Arts Council England, East Midlands.


Labour Intensive – Performance

by Carole Luby and Sally Madge

 This powerful performance involved the artists repeatedly pouring soured cream and berry juice through two large suspended sieves whilst attempting to capture the vestiges into buckets, jugs and other containers. They then moved into another room where they served cream teas to the audience. Milk and fruit were used as symbolic substances to convey notions of nurturance and excess, repetition and hardship in labour, rites of passage and the passing of time.

Their performance used a language relevant to domesticity but also explored a surreal world of desire and dreams. They managed to combine pathos and humour in an edgy dialogue between abjection and sublimation, exploring codes and conventions of gender, sexuality, age and domesticity.

If you are interested in performance based/ live art and would like to be considered for the Saltburn Artists Projects programme please email info@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk

New Blood

Helen Edling, David Foggo and Marianne Wilde

An exhibition of works by recent MA graduates and current MA students, exploring perception, purpose and meaning.
This exhibition hosts the work of three exciting new artists who all encourage the viewer to see things in different ways. Below the artists describe how they view their own work;

“Overall themes for this exhibition for me is; anticipation, curiosity and a playfulness; this with the opposites of here-there, inside-outside and present-future. The different ways with the perception of the space around you, the room and the space that the viewers inhabit in the room.”

Helen Edling 2008

“My practice is largely informed by semantic theory, often stretching affinities that surround a word or object. Word play and punning are a key aspect of this.”

David Foggo 2008

“This current work, Reading Room second edition, uses glass as a medium to represent the clarity of nothingness – the beginning. Into this beginning I make a start that consists of words – words that often represent loss. I then take the words away through burning. The objects that are left can sometime contain decipherable words, but more often, just a trace of a written word, an indication that something has been there, remains………..
……..through this practical and reflective exploration of what we perceive as ‘blank’ space on a page I would hope to get closer to the experience of ‘wondering’ rather than ‘knowing’. This gap then leaves room for the narrative structure of ‘story-making’ to occur.”
Marrianne Wilde 2008


Preview:  4th April 2008.  7 -9pm.  

Exhibition runs from:  5th April – 1st June 2008

Gallery opening times:  Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm

Children’s workshops:  17th May 10am – 12 noon and 1pm – 3pm.

The morning session will be Felt Making and the afternoon session will be how to make a textile picture.   Open to children aged 8 upwards. Free. Spaces are limited, so please call the gallery or email mags@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk to reserve your child’s place.

Artists’ Talks:  10th April 7.30pm – 9pm.  And 8th May 7.30pm – 9pm.


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