‘Diversity’ Art Exhibition

Exhibition open 5 September to 31 October 2017


Diversity by The Core Collective

The Diversity art exhibition brings together Artist and Creators from the Core Collective in an exhibition that sets out to show their Diversity of Approach, style, creative process and work.

Photographer Karen Cross, artists Paula Gabb, Carolina Arbuthnot, Marie Smith, Emma Sibbing, Julie Robertson and Art Doll Creator Alison Jackson, have put together and exhibition of their work that shows the diversity of each other’s work, mirrored against that of the group as a whole.

From engaging landscapes and cityscapes to evocative photos capturing the changing world, stands with contemporary artwork of midlands landmarks, thought provoking modern art and entertaining art dolls.

The exhibition holds something for everyone, with vibrant artworks juxtaposed with stunning black & white images, we hope it will entertain, enthral and enjoy this collective of creative work.

Diversity runs from the 5th September until 31st October 2017
The Core Collective are a group of like mind creatives who come together to share, inspire, develop and exhibit their work within the West Midlands region.

Donations welcome in aid of chosen charity, Disability Resource Centre, towards their art groups for Birmingham.

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‘CONTRASTS’ Art Exhibition

Opening 8 November, 7.30 pm

8 November – 20 December 2016


Works by Paula Gabb and Paul Turner

The CONTRASTS art exhibition brings together West Midlands Artists Paula Gabb & Paul Turner in an exhibition that sets out to show the contrasting styles, approach and palette of these two artists.

From the vivid colours of Paula’s impasto oils to Paul’s use of the monochrome scale, each artist sets out to show how a differing approach to producing artwork can provide synergy in subject and a startling contrast to the viewer’s eye.


Paula is inspired by the beauty of the British countryside and the architecture, towns & cities; painting is my passion, I love the rich layered texture that lends three dimensional aspects to the landscape, cityscapes and urban environments and reflecting changes in lighting and tone.

Painting has allowed Paula to express herself in ways that would otherwise not have been possible due to suffering from Dyslexia / Verbal Dyspraxia.

Paula’s work is sought after by collectors locally and globally and is valued for its vibrancy, spontaneity and colour


Born in Birmingham, Paul has been privileged to live and travel around the world, before settling down in rural West Midlands. Paul works in pastels, acrylics and ink; his subjects are varied and encompass animals, musicians and stylised images of people. Paul has called upon his experiences of life through travel, music, and people he has met along the way to create his work.

The CONTRASTS Exhibition brings a body of new monochrome work by Paul, which uses light and shade to celebrate the human face form.

Paul’s work has been sold to collectors within the UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

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‘EXCHANGE’ Art Exhibition

Open 6 September-28 October 2016 –

[email protected] Exchange

In their latest exhibition, seven CHAS artists share new, original works exploring the theme of Exchange. The artists are Ruth Judd, Jane Spence, Eleanor Parkes, Wendy Palmer, Alex Clark, Patrik Kuziel and Matt Gale.
CHAS is a Birmingham artists’ group that grew out of a project called Cannon Hill Art School, conceived by Birmingham artist and curator Trevor Pitt. 72 artists came together for three months to share ideas and support one another, culminating in a summer exhibition at mac Birmingham last summer.
The central tenet of CHAS is that members learn together and from one another, exchanging knowledge, ideas and technical skills.
The second element of the exhibition is a CHAS postcard exchange project with the Preston Street Union artists in Exeter. Their work responds to CHAS postcard-scale artworks mailed to them in May and exhibited as part of Art Week Exeter 2016.
 Find out more about the Cannon Hill Art School project at www.bit.ly/cannonhillartschool