Soft Geometry – Jack House Gallery, Old Portsmouth

16th to 27th Nov. 2021

“A group exhibition of woven, constructed and collaged pieces by artists Ally Ashworth, Julie Graves, Rachel Johnston and Philip Sanderson. The artworks all share a consideration of materials and a commitment to process, each with a sensitivity to texture, colour, form and composition. With both large scale and smaller works on show, Soft Geometry represents a diverse and unexpected grouping of works.”

Exhibition opening times:

Weekdays 12pm-5pm, Weekends 11am-5pm. 

121 High Street, Old Portsmouth PO1 2HW

Art for Advent – Seeing Red – 1st to 25th Dec. 2020

I was delighted to be one of the 25 invited artists to create a work for this exhibition.  The brief was to create a piece 25cm x 25cm in any medium as long as it contained some red colour and could be contained in a particular frame.  The gallery window was transformed into a giant Advent calendar with each artwork hidden behind a numbered ‘window’.  Each day a new piece would be revealed.  I created a piece called ‘Quieten’ which you can see on my ‘work’ > ‘collage’ page.


Back & Fill – The Round Tower, Old Portsmouth

Fri. 30th Oct until Sun. 1st Nov. ’20

Two of my new collage pieces will be part of a forthcoming exhibition in Old Portsmouth later this month. Back & Fill is an exhibition, part of a larger project instigated by Marine Studios in Margate. The aim of the project is to unite coastal communities across the UK in a shared creative purpose.  The aim is to demonstrate the importance of art in regeneration within difficult times.

See article in The Guardian for further information:

Exhibition opening times: 

Friday 30th Oct.  2pm-5pm 

Saturday 31st Oct.  10am-4pm

Sunday 1st Nov.  10am-4pm

This event will require visitors to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser upon entry. To keep the space safe, we will limit numbers inside at a time, and all doors and windows will opened to ensure thorough ventilation. Visitors will also be asked to check-in via the the NHS Track and Trace app to help limit the spread of Covid-19.


2020 Art Trail- CANCELLED

I intend to participate in Portsmouth’s Art Trail, planned for Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October 2020.

Created in Portsmouth is an annual Art Trail that takes place on the Island of Portsea – I was a contributor in 2019.

Local artists and makers open their studios and homes to share their work and creative practice with the public. This is a free event.

2020 publicity information and Trail Guide will be posted here once available.


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