The Golden Exhibition - Pollyanna's Christmas Exhibition

Above - By the Light of the Silvery Moon - included in the exhibition

The Golden Exhibition
Date : 17th November - 2nd December 10.00am - 6.00pm
Venue : The Gallery, Brookvale House, Oaker, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2JJ
(AA Signposted) 01629 55851 (admission free)

Please note : the road layout in Matlock has recently changed. Click for printable directions.

Twice a year Pollyanna opens the private gallery in her beautiful Derbyshire farm house home for special open exhibitions. At each event visitors can view over fifty original paintings on display to the public for the very first time, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. When Pollyanna was planning her winter exhibition for 2012 she realised that it would be the 50th event she had staged in the gallery – and to celebrate she will be creating a special ‘Golden’ themed exhibition.

Each of the 49 previous events has featured an entirely different collection of artwork, but all have celebrated Pollyanna’s love of the natural world, expressed through her award winning paintings.

A commemorative collectors book featuring highlights from all 50 events and exhibitions will be available exclusively at the gallery. The book will give an insight into the inspiration behind each collection of work, recount stories from the many events, and even give a ‘behind the scenes’ peek at the staging of the exhibitions!

Pollyanna’s paintings will celebrate the wildlife we can all see close to home –from the garden birds which nest in our hedgerows and visit our bird tables to the owls which hoot in the trees at dusk.
Other nocturnal visitors captured on canvas include badges, foxes, and hedgehogs – the gardeners’ friend!

Visitors to the gallery will also have the opportunity to see the award winning painting ‘On the Tiles’ (above) depicting a black cat, which scooped first prize in the Association of Animal Artists 2012 Awards.

Browse at your leisure through the latest additions to Pollyanna's extensive ranges of greetings cards, fine art and limited edition prints, and a wide variety of gift ware featuring her work, including stationery, china mugs, cross stitch kits, signed sets of her postage stamps issued in Africa, and first day covers for the Royal Mail alongside an exclusive display of the latest selection of gift ware commissioned by Harrods. There will be over 150 Christmas card designs for you to choose from, including the latest charity cards designed by Pollyanna for Guide dogs for the Blind, the RSPCA, Cats Protection League, The Wildlife Trust, and Blue Cross among many others.

Four new fine art calendars of her work will be available for 2013, along with a new range of eco-friendly wrapping paper and cards, and even Christmas decorations featuring her designs!

In the gallery at the 2010 Exhibition

Ten percent of all sales at the event and funds raised by a Prize Draw for an original painting will support British willdife rescue and conservation projects.

Pollyanna’s last winter exhibition was described as ‘Inspiring’ and ‘An essential diary date’ by English Home Magazine – why not visit and discover for yourself the beauty of Britain’s wildlife as painted by Pollyanna.

A selection of the prints and giftware on display