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Ritual: Studio Artists Show

At Surface Gallery


Ritual: Studio Artist Show

8th – 22nd  August 2020

Opening night: Friday 7th August 18:00 – 21:00

Gerry Henegan Barr / Ian Cutmore / The Dunce / Paul Henegan / Melvyn James / Peter Lumley / Melody Marshall / Hannah Newton / Olivia Wileman

Surface Gallery is pleased to announce the return of our annual studio artist show: Ritual.


This August, Surface Gallery studio artists reconvene with Ritual and a truly wide variety of art practices. Ritual features a 3-D tableau by Henegan Barr that considers lockdown limbo, while both Newton and Wileman attempt to escape the ritual control of conventional painting and drawing, and focus instead on playful abstract compositions that explore the tension between methodical and spontaneous gestures on canvas. Where Lumley evidences habitual human mark marking behaviours through a patination of layers in mixed media surfaces, Cutmore’s contemporary landscapes reflect on the processes involved in their making. Two new studio artists join for this year’s ritual: Marshall promises us something playful in costume, while The Dunce tells us that he makes “art stuff, such as limited edition letterpress prints and risograph prints, original collages, paintings and more”. Surface old timer, Henegan, on the other hand, tells us he sleeps and rests in prints. Ritual will also include Melvyn James whose sad passing in June will be commemorated in a selection of his unique paintings and drawings.


Covid-safe Monoprint Workshops with Paul Henegan

Saturday 8th and 15th August, 1pm to 4pm

Paul welcomes new and previous participants to take part in two Covid-safe practical monoprint workshops. Work in small “family” bubbles at your own workstation. 

For enquiries/bookings, please contact:

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Mobile: (07517) 675920 for more details.


Ritual opens in the Main Gallery. As always, there will be a donation bar with ales from local brewery, Pheasantry.


Free Entry: Everyone Welcome


Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00

16 Southwell Road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL
E-mail: [email protected]


Twitter: @surfacegallery 

Instagram: @surfacegallery

Contact Details:
For more information, high-resolution images, or interview opportunities please contact:

Sumiko Eadon

Jez Kirby

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 007789188917 

Surface Gallery

16 Southwell Rd
0115 947 0793

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