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The Secret Drawing Club @ UpDown Gallery

05/09/2016

UpDown Gallery is excited to announce its first collaboration with the much talked about ‘The Secret Drawing Club’. Saturday10th and Sunday 11th September Set over 2 days: The morning session will be from 11am – 1pm and the afternoon session from 2pm – 4pm, with an hours break for lunch. Tickets are £85 per person; […]

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Martin Grover – The Peoples Limousine

31/07/2015

UpDown Gallery is pleased to announce its 2nd exhibition with London based artist Martin Grover. Following on from the success of his first show at UpDown Gallery, Grover, will showcase new Bus Stops and prints. For his full press release click on the link: Martin Grover press Release 2015

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Loukas Morley: In Pursuit of Beauty – Perfect Imperfections

16/07/2015

  Loukas Morley was born in 1973 and lives and works in Cambridge. He has exhibited widely, recently – What Cannot Be Contained: Contemporary British Painting, Smiths Row, Bury St Edmonds; The Fall Of The Rebel Angels – VENEZIA 56, 56th International Biennale, Venice; Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, London, Expresso Library […]

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Jazz at UpDown Gallery with Michael J. McEvoy

18/06/2015

UpDown Gallery is excited to announce our collaboration with renowned Jazz Musician, Michael J. McEvoy, for an evening of great music followed by dinner in the gallery. Michael J. McEvoy will play tracks from his recent 2 albums, alongside new pieces. The Long Way Home (released 2014) Terra Cognita (released 2011) Signed CD’s will be available on […]

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Julie Westbury – EVERYDAY Press Release

16/05/2015

Julie Westbury knows there is a child still in all of us yearning to while away an afternoon down a rabbit hole or drift down a river playing Swallow and Amazons! JULIE WESTBURY press release pdf

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Kate Matthews – Welcome Back To The World Press Release

14/05/2015

“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist” – Rene Magritte KATE MATTHEWS press release pdf

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Kate Matthews NEW Film released

06/05/2015

Kate Matthews is a new exciting artist about to burst onto the UK art scene. Her first solo show at UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate, unveils 12 new works hotly awaited by collectors. The energy she creates in the work is reminiscent of the greats Frank Stella and Bridget Riley with a wholly new Contemporary take on […]

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Mr. Turner Gets All Steamed Up’ – Written and performed by Robert Poulter

11/04/2015

UpDown Gallery is pleased to announce its 2nd Supper Event. Taking place at UpDown Gallery on the 8th of May from 7.30pm. Ticket and booking essential.   ‘Mr. Turner Gets Steamed Up’ A New Model Theatre Show, written & designed By Robert Poulter   With New Model Theatre, Robert Poulter has taken the traditional medium […]

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Piers Secunda in NEW YORK

30/01/2015

Piers Secunda – ARCHIVED OIL Secunda’s  first exhibition in New York at David Krut Projects. Having developed his unique technique for over a decade his first show in New York features his oil works. Oil has become a pivotal commodity in the global market, creating overwhelming power for counters rich in its supply. This series […]

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Picasso/Matisse Prints

29/01/2015

Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso are undoubtedly the most influential artists of the 20th Century. Their influence on each others work has been the focus of countless major exhibitions around the world and looks set to intrigue generations to come. For full press release click: Picasso-matisse press

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Voices in the Gallery

29/01/2015

 ‘To Read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears’. – Octavio Paz   An evening to feed not only the body, but the imagination as well. Inspired by a Tate publication ‘Voices in the Gallery’, the evening will feature a number of poems […]

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AMAZING AMIMALS – With Jenny Dawes

12/02/2014

UpDown Gallery in collaboration with Jenny Dawes presents – AMAZING ANIMALS Monday 17th February from 1.00pm – 4.00pm A half day art workshop aimed at 7-11 year olds. The animal themed workshop is based no the current exhibition ‘One’ which features amazing animals and insects in various forms. Jenny Dawes, a visual artist who lives […]

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Colin Booth – Cheriton Lights 22nd Feb 2014

28/01/2014

Cheriton Lights 2014 22 February 2014 Strange Cargo are pleased to announce the second Cheriton Light Festival to be held over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd February. Cheriton will be illuminated on each evening between 6pm and 9pm and the high street closed to traffic, as Cheriton Lights Festival reclaims the streets of […]

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STEPHEN MELTON – SHOP TIL THEY DROP

21/01/2014

STEPHEN MELTON – SHOP TIL THEY DROP 3rd – 31st MAY 2014 UpDown Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition of works by the artist Stephen Melton.   Melton is a quiet and determined character whose work shouts from the treetops and highlights mans’ relationship with the natural world. His artworks at first attract […]

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State Magazine

21/01/2014

  STATE/f22 is produced and published in the UK with bureau chiefs in: New York, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin & Los Angeles. CREATED BY Mike von Joel and Karl Skogland, produced by award winning designer Tor Søreide and published by State Media Ltd., STATE/f22 is the British ‘twin-pack’ magazine with an international perspective. It is […]

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UpDown Gallery Newsletter 2014

21/01/2014

In 2013 UpDown Gallery celebrated its first birthday.  Opening with a comprehensive show of works by Sir Peter Blake, one of Great Britain’s most iconic and recognised artists of his generation who has been a major influence on following generations, one such admirer being Damien Hirst. UpDown’s aim was to bring London exhibitions to Ramsgate, […]

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UpDown Gallery ‘ONE’

12/11/2013

  ONE 7th December 2013 – 7th March 2014  In celebration of our first year in the heart of Ramsgate and in anticipation of many more to come UpDown Gallery is proud to announce our First Birthday Show. With a look back at some of the highlights of our first year’s programme and a smattering […]

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UpDown Gallery – Collectors’ Club

17/10/2013

Thinking of starting a collection?  This is the best way to start! Collectors Club membership includes four exclusive evenings each year, informal intimate gatherings where special invited guests share their art world knowledge and anecdotes. Membership is £50 per annum.  Other benefits include half price tickets to exhibition talks and exclusive free tickets to a […]

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Martin Grover ‘You Are Here And You Want To Be There’

15/10/2013

MARTIN GROVER YOU ARE HERE AND YOU WANT TO BE THERE 2ND – 30TH NOVEMBER “A young figurative painter who appears quirky and humorous, then reveals a curious world of psychological drama.” -­ ‘The Guardian’ UpDown gallery is delighted to announce its first exhibition by the artist Martin Grover. A former student of the Royal […]

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School of Paris Press Release

01/10/2013

School of Paris 1900-1940 21st September – 26th October A wave of artists of all nationalities gravitated to the French capital and fostered an inspiring climate of imaginative  cross-­fertilization.   UpDown Gallery is pleased to announce it’s new exhibition ‘School of Paris’ is opening to the public this Saturday 21st September. Curated by gallery owner […]

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Katharine Le Hardy ‘New Paintings’ Press Release

01/10/2013

KATHARINE LE HARDY NEW PAINTINGS 3rd August – 31st August 2013 UpDown Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by the landscape painter Katharine Le Hardy. Ranging from petite studies to expansive canvases the paintings on display show a young painter whose work has developed massively in the last few months. Made […]

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PIERS SECUNDA ‘A RETROSPECTIVE’ Press Release

11/06/2013

  PIERS SECUNDA – A RETROSPECTIVE 21st June – 27th July 2013 Updown Gallery is delighted to present a major solo exhibition by pioneering artist Piers Secunda, featuring important works made across a period of ten years. “Making a record of the time in which you are alive is, I believe, the most important thing […]

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Martin Fidler ‘Changing Horizons’ – Press Release

01/05/2013

Martin Fidler Changing Horizons 18th  May – 15th  June 2013 UpDown Gallery is privileged to exhibit the work of Martin Fidler.  The exhibition is an overview of work spanning five decades. “Very classical is Fidler’s palette with a keen twist that pays homage to the likes of Cezanne but also offers a new palette that […]

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Howard Hodgkin ‘In An Empty Room’ Press Release

02/04/2013

HOWARD HODGKIN IN AN EMPTY ROOM 6th April – 11th May 2013      Sir Howard Hodgkin is an abstract painter and printmaker. Over the past 60 years he has developed a unique form of abstraction, which has established him at the forefront of the Bristish and International art scenes.  His paintings have regularly fetched […]

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Bridget Riley – Towards Colour Press Release

06/02/2013

BRIDGET    RILEY    TOWARDS    COLOUR UpDown  gallery  is  delighted to announce  its 3rd exhibition, Towards Colour, by renowned British artist Bridget Riley. Born in 1931 in London, Bridget Riley became the  first  female  artist  to  represent Great Britain at the Venice Biennale  in  1968,  which has long been a benchmark and launch pad […]

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Turner Contemporary – New Exhibition – Carl Andre

22/01/2013

1 February 2013 – 6 May 2013 Carl Andre: Mass & Matter brings together a group of sculptures and poems by one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.Along with his contemporaries Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Robert Morris and Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre is a leading artist associated with the emergence of Minimalism in the United […]

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UpDown Gallery Let me Introduce…opening

19/01/2013

To see more images of the opening night of ‘Let Me Introduce…’ visit our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.133513870143776.25787.100004554903617&type=3  

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Piers Secunda

16/01/2013

Click here to watch Piers Secunda’s new film relating to his latest series of  ‘Jamaica Works’ works. This new body of work will feature in Pier’s forthcoming exhibition at UpDown Gallery which  will open in June 2013. Dates to be confirmed. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue. Piers Secunda travels to Jamaica to make […]

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Gavin Turk

16/01/2013

UpDown Gallery’s,  ’Let Me Introduce….’,  exhibition features 4 works by Gavin Turk kindly lent by the artist. For for information about Gavin Turk’s work visit his website – www.gavinturk.com

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HUGO DALTON

16/01/2013

UpDown Gallery is excited to be able to include a new ‘Light Piece’ by Hugo Dalton in it’s second exhibition entitled, ‘Let Me Introduce…’ See more images included in the exhibition in the artists section or visit his website for more details of past and future projects. www.hugodalton.com

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Bram Bogart – Dutch Artists 1921 – 2012

16/01/2013

The art world  lost a great artist in May 2012. Aged 90 and still working, he produced some of the most vibrant and colourful works, spanning 7 decades. His obituary was published in the Guardian on the 23rd May 2012, which you can read by clicking here. Please visit his website to view his work […]

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‘Let Me Introduce…’

15/01/2013

UpDown Gallery’s second exhibition is now open to the public. Featuring the work of past masters alongside modern greats, ‘Let Me Introduce…’ brings together innovators of the 20th century and the pieces they inspired. Artists on show include Gillian Ayres, Francis Bacon, Ian Davenport, Bridget Riley, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Jim Dine, Victor Pasmore and […]

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Martin Fidler

30/11/2012

Martin Fidler will be exhibiting a solo show at UpDown Gallery in May 2013.  Walking in the tracks of Turner, Dyce and Ruskin, Fidler spent time in Thanet painting Pegwell Bay and various skylines, resonating Dyce’s Pre-Raphaelite work of “Pegwell Bay, Kent – a Recollection of October 5th” (1858), permanently held by the Tate, and […]

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Katharine Le Hardy

30/11/2012

Loosely based on actual locations, Le Hardy’s fluid, dreamlike landscapes update the English tradition of landscape painting. Resonating the influence of Turner and Pasmore, she charges her composition with movement and dynamism through the use of layering techniques; dripping washing and splashing, “allowing it to take its own fluid course and give the image a […]

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Cedric Christie

30/11/2012

Having worked as a welder before becoming an artist, Cedric Christie brings a high level of craftsmanship and meticulous finish to his works.  Influenced by Robert Rauschenberg’s approach to materials Christie looks far beyond the cannon of conventional artistic materials, using everyday objects like steel rods, scaffolding, billiard balls, doormats, neon signs and even cars […]

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Bridget Riley

11/11/2012

We’re pleased to announce that Bridget Riley’s print exhibition has been confirmed and will be on display at UpDown between the 16th February and 23rd March 2013.  At the vanguard of Op Art, you can expect both monochrome and colourful optically charged abstraction. Bridget Riley’s work has been the subject of retrospectives at the Tate, […]

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Howard Hodgkin

11/11/2012

The British painter and printmaker Sir Howard Hodgkin will be featured in UpDown Gallery’s next exhibition, “Let Me Introduce…” 5th January to 9th February 2013.  If you can’t wait until the New Year, “Acquainted With The Night” (2012) is currently on display so, you can become immediately acquainted with Hodgkin’s vibrant and unique form of […]

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Piers Secunda – June Show at UpDown Gallery

11/11/2012

UpDown Gallery is pleased to reveal Piers Secunda will be exhibiting a solo show in June, dates to be confirmed.  Pier’s work will also be featured in the upcoming “Let Me Introduce…” exhibition, which opens to the public on 5th January 2013.  You can also view one of Pier’s ‘Crude Oil’ series, “Dammam No.7 Blowing […]

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