BC20 FK17
Oct18

BC20 FK17

This October sees Sayle Gallery host  ‘BC20 FK17’, a new group exhibition by Vici Blackburn, Ian Coulson, Helen Fox, and Phil Kneen, and curated by Helen Fox. Each of the artists has been influenced in some way by the Isle of Man’s fishing industry, centred around Peel. The exhibition title comes from the registration numbers found on fishing boats, which feature two letters referencing the port in which a boat is registered, and an...

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Society of Architects Exhibition 2017
Sep13
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Tabula Rasa – UCM Graduates
Jul26

Tabula Rasa – UCM Graduates

Tabula Rasa – Five of this year’s graduates from University College Isle of Man, are coming together for a first exhibition since becoming trained and qualified artists. Daniel Price, Erin Dimelow, Margaret Buchanan, Rebekah Corlett and Sharon Beedell all work as fine artists but have, over the course of their studies, developed their own individual styles and approaches. They are now embarking on life after full time study and...

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A Happy Medium – Elöise White
Jun17

A Happy Medium – Elöise White

Elöise has been based at the Sayle Gallery since August 2016 in the Position of Artist in Residence. In this time she has been developing her post-graduate practice, working towards producing her new exhibition ‘A Happy Medium’, to showcase the work she has undertaken during her year as Resident. Eloise graduated from Staffordshire University in June 2016, where she studied for BA Hons in Stop Motion Animation and Puppet...

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Isle of Man Art Festival 2017
Apr25

Isle of Man Art Festival 2017

The Isle of Man Art Festival (29th April – 1st May) is organized by the Creative Network. The island’s annual celebration of visual art provides a wealth of inspiration and opportunities. This festival allows the public to discover local artists, with open access to studios, exhibitions, and private workspaces as well as opportunities to participate in demonstrations and workshops.

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Thirty-Seven and Three-Quarters : James Marvin
Apr13

Thirty-Seven and Three-Quarters : James Marvin

As the Isle of Man prepares to welcome thousands of road racing fans to its shores, the Sayle Gallery is welcoming a new exhibition to its walls. The show is entitled, Thirty-Seven and Three-Quarters and, unsurprisingly, it features the world-famous TT course.   Countless photographs will be taken during this year’s TT festival of countless bikes, racers and other racing paraphernalia by countless amateur and professional...

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Cut From the Same Cloth – Alice & Julie Fayle
Mar21

Cut From the Same Cloth – Alice & Julie Fayle

Cut From the Same Cloth Julie and Alice Fayle 2nd April – 7th May In this joint exhibition, the work of both artists demonstrates an exploration of non-traditional, imaginative and ethereal use of cloth. The work of mother and daughter displays similarities through the extraordinary qualities of fragility it captures, however, both artists employ very different techniques and subject matter. Perhaps one would expect some similarities...

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Turning Point.
Mar07

Turning Point.

The new exhibition ‘Turning Point’, at the Sayle Gallery in Douglas, brings together the work of significant Artists from the contemporary art world, beyond our Island’s shores, and will mark an important stage in the development of the Sayle Gallery’s development, as it embarks on a new journey and a new direction. The exhibition showcases the work of five artists with international recognition including...

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Answering The Need To Create – Colleen Corlett
Oct10

Answering The Need To Create – Colleen Corlett

Answering The Need To Create – Colleen Corlett The Sayle Gallery once again welcomes Colleen Corlett to its walls, with a her new exhibition ‘Answering the need to create’, showcasing work from across the breadth of Colleen’s creative practice, and exhibiting the great range of skills that she employs. Colleen’s work is well known on the Isle of Man, notably for the stamp designs that she created during...

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Simon Buttimore – ‘A Man Apart’
Sep16

Simon Buttimore – ‘A Man Apart’

The Sayle Gallery is pleased to be presenting a new exhibition in fond memory of one of the island’s well known characters, Simon Buttimore, who sadly passed away earlier this year. The exhibition will be a reflection of Simon’s extraordinary lifestyle and his creativity. It will showcase a wide range of Simon’s own artworks and collections, shared by those who loved and admired him, and his work. Simon believed wholeheartedly in the value of art provision in general and in the Sayle Gallery in particular and did much to support the gallery’s work.

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Family Workshop – Mask Making and Performance Art
Sep15

Family Workshop – Mask Making and Performance Art

Family Workshop – Mask Making and Performance Art   Cost: £20 per family per session. Inspired by the figurines and characters that Simon Buttimore collected and created, paper mache heads and handmade costumes will be videoed to create a short performance art film over two Saturdays. (1-3pm) Contact the Sayle on 01624 674557. email info@sayle.gallery or pop in to book your place!...

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Adult Workshop (14+) – Manipulating Movies
Sep15

Adult Workshop (14+) – Manipulating Movies

Adult Workshop (14+) – Manipulating Movies   £20 per adult Manipulating a short cycle of film using paint, tearing, sketching etc in order to create a short animation, inspired by Simon Buttimore’s experimental film of the local scenery and people. Contact the gallery to book your place 674557

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Family Workshop – Balinese Shadow Puppetry
Sep15

Family Workshop – Balinese Shadow Puppetry

Family Workshop – Balinese Shadow Puppetry   £20 per family Inspired by the eclectic collection of Asian artifacts that Simon Buttimore collected throughout his life, and his wonders with other cultures, have a go at some Balinese-inspired shadow puppetry to create a collaborative story performance. Contact the gallery to book your place 674557

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Art Cinema at the Sayle – Simon Buttimore
Sep15

Art Cinema at the Sayle – Simon Buttimore

Art Cinema at the Sayle – Simon Buttimore   This Friday (16th) The Sayle Gallery will host an evening of Film, dedicated to Simon Buttimore. Simon was key in getting Art Cinema events running at the Sayle, so what better tribute could there be than gathering and watching a collection of his own Video Artworks set against an exhibition of his work? Doors open at 7pm Screening starts at 7.30pm All are...

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Manx Grand Prix 2016 exhibition
Aug29

Manx Grand Prix 2016 exhibition

Don’t forget to check out the Manx Grand Prix / Festival of Motorcycling exhibition at The Sayle Gallery where you’ll find a selection original artwork by John Hancox, Jelena Benson, Rachael Clegg… as well as prints, greetings cards and mugs, tees available for sale...

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Artists from the Park – Group Exhibition
Jul27

Artists from the Park – Group Exhibition

Artists from the Park A Group Exhibition 4 August – 4 September 2016 To run alongside our family arts weekend ‘Art in the Park’, the Sayle Gallery will host a group exhibition showcasing the work of the artists involved with the event, as well as displaying the efforts of public from the weekend and workshops. The main gallery space will host a variety of work created by each artist, featuring a range of media and...

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Art in the Park – Family Arts Weekend
Jul27

Art in the Park – Family Arts Weekend

Art in the Park 2016 Family Arts Weekend Following from the success of last year’s event, the Sayle Gallery and Villa Marina will again be putting on an ‘Art in the Park’ family arts weekend. The three day event will feature demonstrations by some of the Island’s best artists and crafters, in the beautiful park setting of the Villa Marina Gardens, including wood carving, ceramics, stained glass and painting, as...

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‘Of Time and Place’ – Peter Davies
Jun25

‘Of Time and Place’ – Peter Davies

‘Of Time and Place’ by Peter Davies 1 July – 31 July 2016 This July, the Sayle Gallery will present an exhibition of figurative scenes by Peter Davies; each piece being influenced by the time, season, and location in which it was created. Peter has enjoyed a long career spanning five decades in the arts. Peter was born in Moreton, on the Wirral peninsula, educated at Wallasey School of Art, Birmingham College of Art...

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TT Opening Times
May31

TT Opening Times

TT Opening Hours Over this year’s TT period, the Sayle Gallery will be operating adjusted opening hours from Monday 30th May until Sunday 12th June. Monday:       Closed Tuesday – Sunday:      12.00 – 20.00 Normal opening hours will resume from Tuesday 14th June....

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Around the World in 90 Minutes: An Astronaut’s Perspective – Nicole Stott
May20

Around the World in 90 Minutes: An Astronaut’s Perspective – Nicole Stott

New solo exhibition of painting and photography by NASA Astronaut (Ret.) Nicole Stott, opening at the Sayle Gallery. ‘Around the World in 90 Minutes: An Astronaut’s Perspective’           27 May – 26 June

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‘Drawn Steel’ – Rob Jones
Apr23
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‘The Art of Darkness’ – Julian Simmonds
Apr12
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Cian Quayle – Points of Departure
Mar15
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Starting February 5th: Maurits Ver Elst
Jan26

Starting February 5th: Maurits Ver Elst

“Maurits Ver Elst Rediscovered:  A Modern Belgian Master.” 18th December 1924, Haacht, Belgium –  27th July 1987, Johannesburg, South Africa. Timeless works that continue the road of Flemish and Dutch Masters. Kindly on loan from the Ver Elst family for the benefit of the public. The Sayle Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be presenting the work of the distinguished Belgian artist Maurits Ver Elst...

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Experimental Collaborative Art Events
Jan12

Experimental Collaborative Art Events

Experimental Art at the Sayle Gallery We are inviting artists to propose experimental projects that can be carried out in one evening and that can involve other artists. It is hoped, of course, that the output can stand alone as works of art that viewers can relate to, but the emphasis in on the process. By its very nature, experiments do not necessarily produce the desired outputs, but do allow a freedom of expression and an...

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Life Drawing Tuesdays
Jan10

Life Drawing Tuesdays

Life Drawing takes place most Tuesdays from 6-7.30pm. We have a variety of models. Cost £10 (£8 to members). Open to all abilities. Please supply your own materials (though some materials available in you forget/run out). We use chairs and boards, but one large easel available by reservation. Models (updated with additions/changes regularly): 12th Jan : Naomi 19th Jan: Henry (balletic) 26th Jan: Naomi 2nd Feb: David 9th Feb: NO LIFE...

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EXTENDED UNTIL END FEBRUARY: Mann Underground by Shane Lucas
Jan06

EXTENDED UNTIL END FEBRUARY: Mann Underground by Shane Lucas

This exhibition has proven very popular and will be extended to include the half-term period. Shane Lucas is in daily to talk to visitors. MANN UNDERGROUND, an exhibition by Shane Lucas of models, books and sketches based on the Laxey Mines, opens on the 15th January at the Sayle Gallery. Shane was formerly a caving explorer and instructor, and a passionate follower of adventurous sports. Whilst converting a Tholtan, which had once...

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Photography and the Art of Light: Jan/Feb course
Dec16

Photography and the Art of Light: Jan/Feb course

Artist Photographer Henry Uniacke (Recent Exhibition) will challenge you in this course to look beyond the lens of the camera to different ways of seeing. You don’t have to have experience or a fancy camera, just enthusiasm! tThe course will run over 3 consecuriMondays. The idea is that during the course you develop technical skills to enable you to be creative. Creativity comes first and you will learn technical skills along...

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Christmas workshops

A chance for your children to get creative. £10 includes materials. There are 2 slots 11-1 and 2-4 on both Saturday 19th Dec and Monday 21st Dec. At the Sayle Gallery.

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PAST EXHIBITION – Jeremy Paul
Sep29
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Past Event: ‘Twelve’ – Charlotte Jane Henry
Sep23
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Past Event: ‘Element’ Photography Exhibition by Henry Uniacke
Sep02

Past Event: ‘Element’ Photography Exhibition by Henry Uniacke

Photographer-in-Residence, Henry Uniacke, is exhibiting at the Sayle Gallery throughout September. ‘Element’ combines pure landscapes of the Island, with abstracted rockforms and seascapes. “I am looking at both the compositional form and the way the elements of nature have formed them.” As a response to his new environment, Henry Uniacke has moved away from his more familiar style of people in landscapes....

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Award in build-up to Exhibition: Jeremy Paul
Aug04

Award in build-up to Exhibition: Jeremy Paul

A painting by Colby wildlife artist Jeremy Paul has won a major award at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA ) which has just taken place on The Wirral. http://www.newa-uk.com The painting ‘Winter Light’ depicts a barn owl flying over Kionslieu Lake, Foxdale on a winter morning won the ‘British Wildlife’ award for Wildlife in its Environment. “As ‘wildlife in its environment’ my main aim in most of my paintings,...

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14th – 16th Aug: Art in the Park
Jul31

14th – 16th Aug: Art in the Park

This is a fun FREE event for all the family in the Villa Marina Park and in the Sayle Gallery. Classes and demonstrations Friday to Sunday – Just turn...

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PAST EVENT: “CUT ” – an exhibition of Stencils and Cut-outs by Artist in Residence, Christian Hardman
Jul30

PAST EVENT: “CUT ” – an exhibition of Stencils and Cut-outs by Artist in Residence, Christian Hardman

Christian was born and raised on the island, studying at the Isle of Man College before moving to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to study BA (Hons.) Fine Art at Northumbria University, specialising in Printmaking. Following his graduation, he was appointed as one of two Graduate Fellows in Fine Art Printmaking at the University, where he assisted in the delivery of technical inductions to undergraduates, specialising in both Screen and Relief...

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Friday Art Cinema Listings for July and August
Jul15

Friday Art Cinema Listings for July and August

7th Aug (The Woodmans) / 14th August (Beauty is Embarrassing) / 21st Aug (Queens of Jazz) / 28th Aug (lost in La Mancha)         31st July- Jean-Michel Basquia: The Radiant Child (2010) A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring extensive interviews conducted by Basquiat’s friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis, the...

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Ends Sunday 19th July: Peter Layton Glassware
Jul10

Ends Sunday 19th July: Peter Layton Glassware

Peter Layton’s Glassware has entered its final week of display, available to view 10am-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday, 1.30 to 4.30pm Sunday. The exhibition also features works by Bruce Marks, Jochen Ott, Timothy Rawlinson, Layne Cathryn Shilling, Anthony Scala, Elliot Walker and Laura Mckinley, all of whom have created spectacular pieces in addition to Peter’s magnificent works.   The display is open until Sunday, 19th...

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Previous exhibition: 175 years of postal history
Apr22

Previous exhibition: 175 years of postal history

Display of postal history paraphernalia & special edition coin collections celebrating 175 years of postal history on the Isle of Man. Isle of Man Post Office in collaboration with Stanley Gibbons has produced and released a set of stamps that mark the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black, the world’s first adhesive posting stamp used in the public postal system. The exhibition will run from 6 – 26th of May 2015 at the...

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Extended until June 14th

The Sayle Gallery “Phantasmagoria” Joseph Urie 10th of April – 14th June 2015 The Sayle Gallery is delighted to announce ‘Phantasmagoria’, the upcoming exhibition of the work of Scottish Expressionist Joseph Urie. This is a rare opportunity to see a retrospective of prints and paintings of a contemporary figurative Expressionist, whose work is held in several significant national and private collections. Joseph Urie attended the...

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Ruth Blindell Window Exhibition
Feb12

Ruth Blindell Window Exhibition

Come along and see one of our new window exhibitions for February by Ruth Blindell author and illustrator of  the fairytale  –  Finlo & the Fairy Kings  – Set in the Isle of Man and written in English with some Manx Gaelic a new fairytale of mirrored worlds told using well known Manx, Irish and English traditional characters, songs and music as the boy Finlo witnesses a fairy quest to save the Dhoon Glen from...

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11,18, 25th Feb and March: Life Drawing Sessions
Feb06

11,18, 25th Feb and March: Life Drawing Sessions

We have two great models to pose for life drawing sessions – one make and one female. These are guided (not taught) and the friendly environment is very much conducive to sharing ideas and techniques. The sessions consist of quick poses and longer poses. Bring your materials (boards and cups of tea provided!). £60 for 6 sessions (£50 for paid subscribers to the gallery and students). Or you can pay £15 on the door.

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6 Feb – 1st March : Three Takes on Photography
Feb05

6 Feb – 1st March : Three Takes on Photography

Bill Callow’s landscapes, Patricia Tutt’s architectural images and Dorothy Flint’s waterscapes will provide three very different eyes on the world. Familiar and unfamiliar perspectives of your island.

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8th January 2015 –  Preview + band: Simon Buttimore’s “Big ideas” Video Exhibition
Jan06

8th January 2015 – Preview + band: Simon Buttimore’s “Big ideas” Video Exhibition

Trout Engine will be playing tonight at the preview…. starts 6.30pm. Band on at 8pm. Non-alcoholic refreshments available. Licensed to consume alcohol on premises (for those bringing their own).

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‘Light course of Photography’ Tuesdays from 3rd February 2015
Dec19

‘Light course of Photography’ Tuesdays from 3rd February 2015

Open to all, from beginners to the more experienced. Time:       6-7.30pm Dates:      3rd, 10th, 17th 24th February and 3rd, 10th March Tutor:      Henry Uniacke, Sayle gallery Photographer in Residence Cost:        £60 for a 6 week course (£50 for students and subscribed supporters of the gallery) Spaces:    Limited to 10 A message from the tutor: We will be approaching photography from an artistic angle (how we see things) and...

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Previous show: Christmas show 2014
Nov19

Previous show: Christmas show 2014

Our Christmas exhibition of work by Friends and Artists of the Gallery 5th – 21st...

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Knox Exhibition EXTENDED until 30th November
Nov19

Knox Exhibition EXTENDED until 30th November

An exhibition of Knox silver, pewterware and original paintings.

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Classical portraiture
Nov01

Classical portraiture

  A solo show of Svetlana Cameron’s recent oils and pastel portraits. Her technical mastery of traditional atelier skills are applied to contemporary subjects. A vibrancy of oils and the subtle flesh tones of...

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BRUNO CAVELLEC – SOUL VARIATIONS
Oct01

BRUNO CAVELLEC – SOUL VARIATIONS

Bruno Cavellec is holding a solo show Soul Variations at the Sayle Gallery 3rd- 31st October. The exhibition will consist of oil paintings, etchings and illustrations created over the last four years. This show follows on from his successful March exhibition at the Sayle Gallery, though there will be a notable change of tone: Bruno describes this period of transition as a “welcome change”. This lighter atmosphere will be evident in...

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O_pa bitOn 19 – 30 SEPT
Sep16

O_pa bitOn 19 – 30 SEPT

About John’s artwork. His work incorporates analogue photography, digital processing, sound, paint, resin and plaster. John describes this body of work as ‘snapshots of footsteps’ along a path. There is a sense of a timeline of development in the exhibition, with ‘cuttings’ taken from work and later incorporated into new pieces. Simple geometric forms become distorted and fragmented by physical layering...

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NEW! LIFE DRAWING CLASSES
Aug28

NEW! LIFE DRAWING CLASSES

Interested in drawing a professional model? Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, life drawing sessions allow you to develop or refine your life drawing skills. With a per-session limit of 20 attendees, these intimate life drawing sessions allow you to draw the figure at your own pace and receive individual critique from the moderator. Cost Single session- £20 Purchase a Life Drawing Pass for £90 and save £30! Your pass...

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MGP 2014 exhibition
Aug20

MGP 2014 exhibition

If you are in Douglas, please come and see the new exhibition- a selection of original artwork by John Hancox and Jelena Benson. Prints, greetings cards and mugs on display and for sale. Exhibition is running throughout the Manx Grand Prix fortnight.We hope to see you here!...

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DO WHAT YOU LOVE 18th – 31st July
Jul08

DO WHAT YOU LOVE 18th – 31st July

Jill Gillings has been Artist in Residence at the Sayle Gallery for some six months, and her tenure is – sadly, because she’s become a great member of the Team – drawing to a close. But there’s cause for celebration, nonetheless, as she’ll be going out with a BANG – a resoundingly joyous exhibition of just some of the works she’s created over the period. Said Jill: “As Artist in...

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HOME AND AWAY 7- 31 AUG
Aug01

HOME AND AWAY 7- 31 AUG

On Thursday 7th August, the Sayle Gallery takes a trip, and returns homeward safely! We’ll be playing host to a new exhibition, showcasing the work of local artists Bryony Harrison and Brigid Stowell. First Bryony takes us on a journey to share her experiences of landscapes from New Zealand to Cyprus, and back again. Her magical style conjures up the diversity and beauty of their countrysides and reveals their character in both...

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Hold On To Each Other 12 & 13 Jul
Jul09

Hold On To Each Other 12 & 13 Jul

 – a ‘pop-up’ exhibition by local artist Henry Wood Island artist Henry Wood has been exhibited in the US and Europe, but this weekend he’ll take over the Sayle Gallery for his first solo show, ‘Hold On To Each Other’. The show runs from Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July 2014. Henry will be using the Sayle Gallery’s main exhibition space to frame two of his newest installations. The show represents a...

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TT Exhibition
May29

TT Exhibition

The Sayle Gallery is holding a special TT exhibition which includes the latest work by Rachael Clegg, known for her Milestone calendars, and David Hailwood, son of the TT great Mike Hailwood, who is showing a special film about his dads life.

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Island of Culture 2014
May15

Island of Culture 2014

Island of Culture 2014 is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the Isle of Man. Spread over twelve months, it is designed to celebrate the extensive and varied artistic and cultural life we enjoy here. It will give everyone in the Isle of Man a chance to be part of our rich cultural life and inspire creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people. Events during 2014 will be a chance for people to...

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Sayle Sketchers
May15

Sayle Sketchers

For people who are learning to draw, teaching drawing or want to enhance creativity, a theory and set of techniques with accompanying materials and classes Every month Different venues Draw for a couple of hours No charge 24th May 10:00 – 12:00 Gaiety Theatre 30th June 14:00 – 16:00 Douglas Harbour Meet at the Railway Station   For more information contact Sayle Gallery...

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Simon Buttimore
May07

Simon Buttimore

Outsider art influences artists. Artists influence the main stream. Art must always be a rebellion.

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