Family Tree Conversations

Two talks by Rafael Klein and two very different conversations - both fascinating. The first of these two scheduled events connected with Family Tree took place in Portsmouth Cathedral when Dean David Brindley displayed his Art History credentials in a discussion about the long and varied part that Cathedrals have played in the commissioning and display of art and how Klein's work interacts with the spaces in which it is shown both physically and spiritually.
The other illustrated talk took place in the gallery and was a veritable crash course in sculptural techniques encompassing lost wax, welding and laser cutting for public commissions. Rafael Klein also talked about his development from painter to sculptor and how the former informs and is essential to the latter. Thanks to all who came to both events.

A big crowd for Small Works

A great turn out for 'Small Works' our exhibition of very small pictures by an array of artists. Some are local to Portsmouth and you can always rely on artists to come out on a damp wintry evening to support each other and enjoy the chat.

Artists Natalie Dowse & Julie Graves

Artists Natalie Dowse & Julie Graves

LAF 2017 Jack House Gallery 'Showstopper'

It won't surprise those that saw Amartey Golding's film in the gallery in October 2016 that we caused something of a stir in what was Jack House Gallery's first Art Fair. Our little custom built screening booth was the busiest stand at the fair with a constant stream of visitors eager to see the most talked about exhibit of LAF 2017. 
 

Gallery Re-stocking!

We broke our normal rules and re-hung here at the gallery in order to meet demand. John Green is a prolific artist and we have had a lot of work to show so those of you that have been already it's now worth another trip. For those that haven't there's only one more week of this show left so come and see this excellent display of John's draughtsmanship and versatility. Now that the stock of his work is down to 'manageable' levels we have started adding it to his artist page on the website so have a look if you can't along to the gallery.

John Green's show Dockies in the press and pictures of the opening

Our very special opening of "Dockies" with John Green's beautiful paintings kicks off 2016 at Jack House with a great success. Even the Mayor was there on the opening night of John's first Portsmouth show.

Councillor Frank Jonas with artist John Green at the opening of his show Dockies curated and produced by Rebecca Crow at Jack House Gallery. photo © Anna Burdick

Councillor Frank Jonas with artist John Green at the opening of his show Dockies curated and produced by Rebecca Crow at Jack House Gallery. photo © Anna Burdick

There was also quite a bit of press with 2 articles in the Portsmouth News:
Strokes Of Genius

Dockies Pictures Capture Portsmouths Proud Herritage

 


Paintings by Stephan Geisler private view

A massive dose of german expressionism arrived all the way from Bochum to Portsmouth in the back of a Mini! They are larger than life and definitely brighten up our early winter evenings. 

We had quite a few guests at the preview including our first artist to show at Jack House Amartey Golding! He is also the subject in one of Stephan's paintings, see if you can spot him!

Of course Woody came too all the way from the big smoke just to see Trixie the gallery dog!

Exhibition runs from 23rd October to 28th November 2015