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Norman Adams RA. The Flight of Phaethon, Sunflowers. Oil on canvas
Norman Adams RA. The Flight of Phaethon, Sunflowers. Oil on canvas

September Exhibition in Windermere


In September 2023 an exhibition will be held of Norman Adams RA paintings in Windermere at the Low Wood Bay Hotel. Further information regarding this exhibition will be posted here on our website.

Dun Cow - steel
Dun Cow - steel

Inscape – A new online exhibition: Sculpture by Marjan Wouda



The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, used the word ‘inscape’ to describe the various characteristics that give each thing its uniqueness. The term could be used to describe Marjan Wouda’s animal sculptures. Marjan is able to capture in clay, bronze or steel the essence of an animal’s character, how it moves, its structure and the bones beneath the creature’s fur, hair or feathers. 

Katharine Holmes - Ink drawing.
Katharine Holmes. Ink drawing.

Katharine Holmes – Works on Paper


Katharine Holmes (b.1962) is best known for her paintings and drawings of her native Yorkshire landscape. A graduate of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne she returned in 1990 to live and work in the Yorkshire Dales. She paints outside in all weathers and currently works from her studio at the Malham cottage where her mother and grandmother lived and painted before her.


Gorse heath Bowland. Oil on canvas.
Gorse heath Bowland. Oil on canvas.



Autumn – A new body of work by Lancaster based Milan Ivanic will feature in our next online exhibition.

The Forest of Bowland, South Cumbria and the Lune Valley, all locations close to the City of Lancaster have provided the subject matter for large studies on paper and works on canvas.

The Storey Gallery Lancaster. Photography J.Olsen.

Lancaster Exhibition


The exhibition held at the Storey Gallery in Lancaster attracted visitors from all over the British Isles. The impressive gallery space proved an ideal venue for Norman Adams paintings.

Norman Adams - Great Tree among Olive Trees. Oil on canvas.
Norman Adams - Great Tree among Olive Trees. Oil on canvas.

May 2022


Although we have been operating exclusively online since 2001, we will have an actual exhibition in Lancaster from 9 – 25 May 2022.

A Date For Your Diary :

Our exhibition in Lancaster at the Storey Gallery takes place between  9 – 25 May 2022. The Storey Gallery is in the Storey Building, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TH. Very close to Lancaster Castle, in the historic centre of the city. The Storey Gallery is five minutes walk from Lancaster train station.

There are a number of car parks close by. On Saturdays the train station car park is £4 for the day. If you are not already on our email list please sign up to receive our email newsletters and an invitation to the Private View for this exhibition.

Norman Adams  – The Artist in His Environment  – An actual exhibition in Lancaster. 9 – 25 May 2022

Open Times for this exhibition:

Monday – Saturday 11 – 5pm. Late night Thursday 11 – 7pm

Edward Hughes - Tenmoku bowl.
Edward Hughes - Tenmoku bowl.

Edward Hughes Ceramics


A group of ceramics by Edward Hughes has been added to the website. A small group of bowls, plates, vases, wine beaker and  tea bowls are yet to be added. Please sign up for our email newsletter to receive updates of additions to our website.

Please note: Gavagan Art will be at the Storey Gallery, Lancaster in May 2022. If you are interested in a particular item which you have seen on our website please contact – [email protected]

1963 Sutherland Suilven

Lancaster Art Exhibition


Norman Adams

The Artist In His Environment

An Exhibition of Paintings

9 – 25 May 2022

Opening times: Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm & Thursday 11am – 7 pm

The Storey Gallery, The Storey, Lancaster, LA1 1TH.

The Storey Gallery is five minutes walk from Lancaster train station, in the historic centre of the city, close to Lancaster Castle.

Please note: If you would like to be invited to the Private View, of this Exhibition, please sign up for our e.mail mailing list, if you are not already signed up to receive our News Letters – Thank you.

Dawn Window
Norman Adams - Dawn Window detail. Oil on canvas

An Actual Exhibition – May 2022


Norman Adams – The Artist In His Environment

May 2022 – An actual exhibition in Lancaster at the Storey Institute Gallery.

Watercolours, Oil Paintings and Drawings

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Snakes Head Fritillaries. Copyright the artist.

Derek Setford – Online Exhibition


An online exhibition of the artist Derek Setford will be presented on our website later in spring 2022. The exhibition will include works on paper – wood engravings and gouache botanical studies. Many of the original prints and paintings will be for sale. The exhibition will also include a number of works which although not for sale will show a more representative view of Derek’s work.

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Anna Lambert Grass Woods bowl stack
Grass Woods bowl stack

Ceramics are in focus this weekend in Oxford


Ceramics are in focus this weekend in Oxford with the return of the large and popular Ceramics Fair.

A number of ceramicists who we have featured in our exhibitions in recent years have stands with a representative selection of their work.

Image: Anna Lambert – Grass Woods bowl stack

Brian Hindmarch. Silver Birches. Etching.

Summer Holiday in the British Isles


With reports of full campsites and  accommodation in favourite destinations like the Lake District being fully booked this year, more than ever we are aware of iBritain’s contrasting landscape. Our summer exhibition Vacation Landscapes presents a range of work by artists on our website.

The printmaker Brian Hindmarch is one of the many artists on our site who have work in exhibitions this summer. Brian is exhibiting at St Helen’s Church Denton Yorkshire later in August. Paul Kenny currently has a solo exhibition at Southport’s Atkinson Gallery and Anna Lambert’s exhibition at London’s Contemporary Ceramics gallery – opposite the British Museum 40 YEARS IN CLAY – continues to 21 August 2021. 

Kitty North. Summer Farm, watercolour on paper

Vacation Landscapes 2021


We have a new exhibition on our website.

As many people are choosing to holiday in the United Kingdom this year, our summer exhibition presents views of Britain through the eyes of artists represented on our website.

31 July – 11 September 2021

Norman Adams 1979 Hebridean Study watercolour 24h x 26.5w cm



Gavagan Art has been based in Settle, North Yorkshire since 2010 presenting temporary exhibitions of contemporary painting, original prints, drawings, sculpture and ceramics from Easter to Christmas.

From spring 2021 the gallery will operate exclusively online. We will continue to present temporary exhibitions of contemporary and Modern British Art. Later in the year we hope to be able to stage an exhibition in a northern venue.

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