Mascalls Gallery

a grey building with a mirrored silver sign, saying Mascalls Gallery running down the side of it.

Mascalls Gallery is located in the heart of Kent on the site of Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood. Since opening in 2006, Mascalls Gallery has brought the work of internationally renowned artists like John Piper, Marc Chagall, LS Lowry and many others to rural Kent in addition to regular exhibitions of emerging regional artists.

Mascalls Gallery programmes an ambitious range of nationally important exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Exhibitions regularly feature loans from Tate as well as other major private and public collections both in the UK and further afield.

Supported by Mascalls Academy, the gallery is designed to broaden horizons, raise aspirations and inspire creativity. Visitors enjoy the intimate nature of Mascalls Gallery which allows in-depth study of masterpieces usually only seen in crowded London galleries.

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Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday - Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday & Saturday 11.00 - 16.00

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission charges

FREE

Getting there

Mascalls Gallery is located on the site of Mascalls Academy. There is free parking available close to the gallery entrance.

When visiting during school hours, please drive up to the barrier and press the buzzer on the right hand side to speak to reception who will lift the barrier for you. You will need to drive down the main driveway to find parking on your left before you reach the gallery.


BY CAR: Paddock Wood is near the A21 and M20.

From M25 follow A21 for 16 miles, passing Tunbridge Wells.

From north or south on A21 travel to Kippings Cross roundabout then follow B2160 to Paddock Wood (3miles). Mascalls Gallery is on the school site before you enter Paddock Wood.

From M20 follow A228 to Paddock Wood (11miles), Mascalls Gallery is on the far side of Paddock Wood towards Matfield.

If following your Sat Nav please enter TN12 6LT and look of for the signs of Mascalls Gallery and Mascalls Academy.


BY TRAIN: The gallery is approximately 50 minutes via train from London Charing Cross and a 1 mile walk from the train station along the main High Street of Paddock Wood.

There are twice-hourly train services from London Bridge (40mins), Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

Direct trains to Paddock Wood run from Ashford (30mins), Dover (1hour) and Deal (1hour 20mins).

Change at Tonbridge from Tunbridge Wells (25 or 35mins) and Hastings (1hour 15mins).


BY BUS: There are several buses that stop closeby. Arriva Bus 6/6A stops at Mascalls Corner, Paddock Wood twice hourly en-route between Tunbridge Wells (35 mins via Pembury, Matfield) and Maidstone (45 mins via Barming, Wateringbury, East Peckham)

Autocar 2005 stops at Mascalls Corner, Paddock Wood twice-hourly from Tonbridge (20 mins)Mascalls Gallery is located on the site of Mascalls Academy. There is free parking available close to the gallery entrance.


Make a day of your visit; we are near to Marc Chagall’s beautiful stained glass at Tudeley Church, many National Trust properties including Knole, Scotney Castle and Sissinghurst, and a wide range of lovely country pubs.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Alice Pattullo

  • 9 January — 20 February 2016 *on now

At 27, Alice Pattullo is already a prolific artist. An illustrator, her work is firmly anchored in the very best traditions of twentieth century practice and design. Her work is delicate, detailed and beguiling, despite often including sinister tales and humorous symbolism.

Research is at the heart of Pattullo’s personal practice, and her work has a focus on visual elements from folklore, traditions and superstitions from Great Britain and beyond. Adding a modern humorous twist, while consciously paying homage to British twentieth century artists such as Edward Bawden, Enid Marx, Barnett Freedman and Barbara Jones, Pattullo creates nostalgic and vibrantly aesthetic illustrations and limited edition prints.

‘An Animal A – Z’, Pattullo’s new body of work, has taken every spare moment she has had over the last two years, between countless commissions and many personal projects. She includes not only well loved animals, but also those which are less known – who knows anything about an Okapi, an Uakari or a Xantus? These three brightly coloured screenprints are displayed alongside the rest of the alphabet, Pattullo’s sketchbooks of illustrative and design inspirations, black and white preliminary drawings, and colour influences from 1950s Christmas cards. Together these offer an understanding of the illustrative process, from inspiration and research to drawing, design, colour choices and edition printing.

Website

http://www.mascallsgallery.org

ko - ax: Book Illustration

  • 3 March — 2 April 2016

Illustration responds to our need to interpret the world, and can communicate abstract ideas or deep feelings in an instant.

Some illustrations are simple and direct, others take many viewings to tease out the full story. By weaving words into image, an epic history spanning centuries is conveyed in a blink of an eye; a tricky metaphor becomes perfectly clear beneath the illustrator's pen. Books and illustration come hand-in-hand, the words and pictures nourish each other. We continue to need to tell stories, and in the digital age, book illustration can still be magical.

Ko - ax has been running as an open submission exhibition since 2007, as a platform for local artists to bing their work to a wider audience. It is asking artists who live, work or study in Kent to explore book illustration in a variety of mediums, striving for innovative and creative interpretations.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Leon Morocco: What the River Knew

  • 16 April — 25 June 2016

To Leon Morrocco, the river Thames is "gutsy and vibrant, edgy and sometimes grungy". A Fascination with the river since 2013 has provided the painter with inspiration for work that can be described in much the same way.

Although he had lived in London for 22 years, up until the hot summer of 2013Leon Morrocco's vivacious paintings took inspiration from his hunt of the exotic in Australia, Italy, Morocco, and India. Then, exhilarated by the colour and life close to a boatyard on a tiny island in the Thames, Morrocco worked en plein air to capture it in paint, subsequently spending days walking and sketching from both north and south river banks, using these as blueprints for studio paintings.

Working with John Martin Gallery in London, who exhibited his early 'Drawing the River' parts 1 & 2 in 2014 & 2015, we bring to Kent recent drawings and paintings, exploring the waterways up to Brentford.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Masterpieces at Mascalls: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition

  • 27 August — 5 November 2016

Since opening in 2006, Mascalls Gallery has brought the work of international renowned artists such as Barbara Hepworth, L.S. Lowry, John Piper and many others, but also that of emerging regional artists, to rural Kent.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, and the staging of almost 50 exhibitions, we are delighted to present selected highlights of the last decade at Mascalls Gallery. We hope that you will enjoy becoming re-acquainted with, or introduced to, pieces from popular past exhibitions. What is evident from the assortment of media, scale and style is that the unifying thread connecting the works is their quality, We are proud to have the opportunity to re-present them to a wider audience.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Marc Chagall: Stories Remembered

  • 19 November — 17 December 2016

Marc Chagall was a master of visual storytelling. His key sources of imagery derive from re-imagining memories of his Russian and Jewish life, together with images from the Bible, and from myths and fables. Chagall's style recreates their emotional worlds with subtlety and humanity, and his unique imaginings interweave figurative and narrative art with his dream-like imagery.

On loan from Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, this exhibition showcases Chagall as an accomplished lithographer and etcher. Once can see in his work the freshness and spontaneity of line, and imagine his hand rapidly sketching an idea or what was before him, often with wry humour. The lithographs' colouration is painterly, and he hand-painted some of the suites of etchings himself.

Getting there

Mascalls Gallery is located on the site of Mascalls Academy. There is free parking available close to the gallery entrance.

When visiting during school hours, please drive up to the barrier and press the buzzer on the right hand side to speak to reception who will lift the barrier for you. You will need to drive down the main driveway to find parking on your left before you reach the gallery.


BY CAR: Paddock Wood is near the A21 and M20.

From M25 follow A21 for 16 miles, passing Tunbridge Wells.

From north or south on A21 travel to Kippings Cross roundabout then follow B2160 to Paddock Wood (3miles). Mascalls Gallery is on the school site before you enter Paddock Wood.

From M20 follow A228 to Paddock Wood (11miles), Mascalls Gallery is on the far side of Paddock Wood towards Matfield.

If following your Sat Nav please enter TN12 6LT and look of for the signs of Mascalls Gallery and Mascalls Academy.


BY TRAIN: The gallery is approximately 50 minutes via train from London Charing Cross and a 1 mile walk from the train station along the main High Street of Paddock Wood.

There are twice-hourly train services from London Bridge (40mins), Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

Direct trains to Paddock Wood run from Ashford (30mins), Dover (1hour) and Deal (1hour 20mins).

Change at Tonbridge from Tunbridge Wells (25 or 35mins) and Hastings (1hour 15mins).


BY BUS: There are several buses that stop closeby. Arriva Bus 6/6A stops at Mascalls Corner, Paddock Wood twice hourly en-route between Tunbridge Wells (35 mins via Pembury, Matfield) and Maidstone (45 mins via Barming, Wateringbury, East Peckham)

Autocar 2005 stops at Mascalls Corner, Paddock Wood twice-hourly from Tonbridge (20 mins)Mascalls Gallery is located on the site of Mascalls Academy. There is free parking available close to the gallery entrance.


Make a day of your visit; we are near to Marc Chagall’s beautiful stained glass at Tudeley Church, many National Trust properties including Knole, Scotney Castle and Sissinghurst, and a wide range of lovely country pubs.

Mascalls Gallery
Maidstone Road
Paddock Wood
Kent
TN12 6LT
England

Website

www.mascallsgallery.org/

E-mail

info@mascallsgallery.org

Telephone

01892 839039

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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