The Windham Hime Memorial Exhibition 2019

Sponsored by Rupert King and Company, Chartered Accountants

CloudTheme_P1010807_550“Allsorts ” is not the liquorice sort, but a description of the variety of media and themes. Mary treats us to another quirky exhibition with ‘traditional’ art, theatre pieces, post-it-note doodles and a few interesting stories and anecdotes with associated artworks.  Look out for the suspicious package – a true story (and the snails!)


“I was born and raised in Bristol but have lived in Ruskington, then Sleaford for over 40 years. Aged forty-two I graduated from Hull Art College with a BA (hons) Fine Art.
Back in Sleaford I took on Adult Education Art classes and gained a City and Guilds 730 Certificate in adult teaching.  I retired having taught for 17 years.”

Package_P1010805_550“These days I am involved in running the Carre Gallery, belong to the Sleaford Hub Writers, Sleaford Art Group and Sleaford Little Theatre group. I have been painting theatre scenery for for about 20 years off and on, mostly for the pantomimes at Heckington and Sleaford. My friends who give me lots of support were all born in the same year as me! We call ourselves the 45ers.”

“I hope my exhibition will amuse and entertain you.”

CatDoodles_P1010817_550The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm every day (except Sunday) until 27 May 2019.

Images from the top: Clouds?; Venice (or closer to home? – look again); Suspicious package?; Cat Doodles; Private View.

Photographs by Martin Cameron.  Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).




Ian Cox, Angie Fahey, Barbara Kew, Mary Newman, Stuart Vickers.


An exhibition and celebration of five artist friends who were all born in 1945.

Cat_4563_550These five local artists discovered in conversation that they all shared the same birth year; 1945.  This is an exhibition of their art and recollection of their personal memories of life growing up after the end of the Second World War.  Mixed media including paintings, ceramics, soft sculpture and photographs.



Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm every day (closed Sundays) until 19 August 2017.

Artwork and exhibition photographed at the gallery by Martin Cameron. Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new tab/window).

DSCN0311_500After too long an absence, Mary comes to the gallery with a solo exhibition of paintings, drawings, ceramics, theatre works and writings exploring three themes; nostalgia, theatre and phrases from songs.  The viewer is invited to journey through the gallery to view an eclectic mixture of artworks and items from Mary’s life.  The connections are explained as the journey progresses.




Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm until 18 June 2016.


April 25, 2016

An Exhibition in support of Sleaford Live Week.

For this year’s exhibition we gave our artists the general theme ‘Performance’, allowing them to interpret the word as they wished.  We have received some surprising, yet interesting  and quirky interpretations; the performance of nature in flora, fauna and moving landscapes as well images representing music, theatre and sport.

In the second week of this two-week exhibition, during Sleaford Live week we have a couple of performers of our own.

MNewman_WhoDoYouThinkYouAre_500Mary Newman, gallery stalwart who designs and paints theatre back-drops for local drama productions, will be creating a mural on a specially prepared ‘wall’ in the gallery.  The outline of her image has already been started and she will be painting in the gallery on the following days during ‘Live Week’

Mon 02, Tues 03 May:  10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Wed 04, Thur 05, Fri 06 May: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Mary also produces paintings, ceramics and mixed media artwork and will be staging a solo show ‘Connections’ at the Carre Gallery starting 06 June.

RHall_GardenAcrobat_500Our Artist in Residence, Robin Hall will be in the gallery most afternoons demonstrating his skills in Calligraphy.  Trained as a graphic designer, Robin is best known for his landscapes and animals in watercolour and pencil.  During Sleaford Live Week he will be creating an intricate interpretation of the word ‘Performance’ that visitors can see developing as the week progresses.  Robin says, “The planning takes ages, especially for interlaced patterns but I like the challenge.”

Robin Hall will be staging a joint exhibition ‘Nature and Structure’ with photographer Martin Cameron at the Carre Gallery starting 23 May.

Both Robin and Mary will be happy to discuss their work, the gallery, art in general and the weather.  Don’t be shy.  Come on in.

Also please visit the blog during live week, updates will be added as work progresses.

Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm until Sat 07 May.  Sleaford Live Week starts on Friday 29 April and continues until Sunday 08 May.

Images: Who do you think you are? (mixed media) by Mary Newman.  Garden Acrobat (coloured pencils) by Robin Hall. Below: Mural Wall and Calligraphy preparation.  Photographed at the gallery by Martin Cameron.  Click on any image to see a larger version


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