What's on at The Galleries

Feel the Flow

Feel the FlowFeel the Flow

Solo Art Exhibition


The Gallery



Apr 2024




Jun 2024

Feel the Flow –Lisa Timmerman

 We are delighted to welcome Lisa Timmerman, who returns, after 10 years, to 78 Derngate to display her evocative work in our newly refurbished galleries for her 5th solo exhibition: ‘Flow’.

For Lisa, the journey to this exhibition began in Burma Myanmar in 2016 and flowed through to a quote by Kabul Gibron: ‘Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart.’ Since 2019 she has been working with oil, cold wax and other painting techniques, experimenting with ways to give the viewer their own lift and ‘light in the heart’ moment.

Enjoy the moving tranquillity of these paintings and reflect on the thoughts behind them at Lisa Timmerman's exhibition entitled "Flow".  It runs from Wednesday April 3rd to June 29th in our Barwell Room and Mezzanine Galleries, open 10 am - 4.30 pm (closed Mondays).  Free entry to exhibitions, all work for sale.  Why not take the perfect opportunity and combine a visit to the exhibition together with a trip round the adjacent Charles Rennie Mackintosh House (for which there is an entry fee) gardens, restaurant and shop.  


Travels With My Sketchbook - Toby Birch

Travels With My Sketchbook - Toby BirchTravels With My Sketchbook - Toby Birch

Art Exhibition


The Bassett-Lowke Rooms



May 2024




Jun 2024

Toby’s first solo exhibition is now open - in The Bassett-Lowke Rooms – until June 29th

In the artist’s own words:

"Everywhere I go, my sketchbook goes with me. Drawing is the way I am able to immerse myself in a landscape. Through drawing I am able to identify the key features and understand the changes in the environment, the weather and the light.

The paintings are developed in stages, layering continually, abstracting, simplifying and editing. Many paintings are mixed media, using collage and reintroducing drawing. I love colour, whether it is heightened natural colours or a meditative reflection on a sense of place.

I studied at Bath Academy of Art in the late 60s, a time of great creativity with world class tutors. After a stint in Advertising I undertook a post graduate course in Art Education, as a mature student. This led to teaching in art colleges and a Deputy Head post at the School of Art and Design in Northampton. I worked across the university in the Centre of Academic Practice and founded and curated the Osborne Robinson Poster collection.

I have worked enthusiastically in the community as a volunteer for over 30 years and now have my first solo exhibition at the wonderful 78 Derngate.