Racheline Michaels - Rhapsody in Blue - Exhibition


A rhapsody in music is episodic yet integrated, free-flowing in structure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, colour and tonality

For this exhibition we wanted to explore the emotional response to the colour blue through ceramics and works on paper. The artists we are showing have either been drawn to blue or have been asked by us to express themselves focusing on the colour. Blue is the colour that most people talk about being their favourite colour, yet we also associate it with feeling blue, so graphically expressed by Picasso in his blue period. Through the ages artists sought new ways to represent blue. Titian used pure ultramarine and Yves Klein in the 1950s patented his brilliant blue pigment which he used for his monochrome blue paintings. We think of cold when we think blue and a total winter snowscape has a blue tinge to the white. In contrast blue summer skies can warm the heart and lift the spirit like nothing else.

The result is an exciting juxtaposition of disparate work that is united by the colour blue


Maty Grunberg
Manos Kalamenios
Nicholas Lees
Rhian Malin
Daniel Reynolds
Sarah Scampton
Yuta Segawa
Jessica Thorn


2nd May – 27th July 2018
Opening times
Monday to Friday 09:30 – 18:00
Saturday: By appointment Mob: +447850 134807