Situated in the heart of the East Midlands in the busy Town centre of Loughborough, SOCK gallery is based on the ground floor of Loughborough Town Hall.
To provide the residents and visitors of Charnwood with a place to view, and purchase, visual art from the best possible exhibitions available with the aim of education and enlightenment.
To provide a balance of exhibitions each year that combines local professional artists and emerging local talent with British and International practitioners.
9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday
- 11 January — 24 February 2018 *on now
Based in the West Midlands, Tangent Textiles is a group of enthusiastic textile artists with a diversity of skill and expertise who meet regularly to exchange ideas.
The majority of the work in this exhibition of contemporary stitched textiles is inspired by the natural world and each member of the group has interpreted the theme in their own unique style; the interesting mix of techniques further illustrates their diverse creative strengths.
Meet the Artist
Saturday 13th and 27th January and 10th February 10am-1pm
Two or three of the artists will be demonstrating in the gallery and talking about their individual techniques
- Any age
From Land to Sea
- 8 February — 16 June 2018 *on now
Carolyn’s love of discovering and exploring new places is reflected throughout this exhibition, as her surroundings have inspired paintings that capture scenes of locations both abroad and in the UK. Her artwork displays a combination of seascapes, landscapes and townscapes. Her favourite location is the coast; her love of this arose from her childhood in Northern Ireland.
Carolyn is a local artist who enjoys walking and being outdoors where she can explore places and find inspiration.
- Any age
- 1 March — 14 April 2018
Ingrid finds walking in the countryside very inspirational and is often inspired to stop and capture a moment with a sketch; it may be the sunlight filtering through the bright spring leaves in a bluebell wood, a walk along a quiet beach or simply a flower growing in the hedgerow that catches her eye. Many studio paintings are based on these sketches.
Ingrid is a fulltime professional artist and tutor, working in watercolours, mixed media, acrylics, pen & wash and oils.
Join Ingrid on Saturday 3rd March 10.00am - 1.00pm where you will have an opportunity to talk to her about her work.
- Any age
A Force of Nature
- 19 April — 9 June 2018
The simplicity of nature is a constant source of inspiration for Michael’s paintings, capturing the shifting light, tumbling clouds, a crashing wave and the tranquillity of open spaces.
In this exhibition Michael’s aim is to capture the essence of distant view, capturing the way light interacts with the landscape and nature.
Michael likes to work from memory, giving him more freedom and expression, and the ability to work using bold open brush stokes alongside palette knife mark making, achieving rich textured paintings and creating energy and emotion.
Join Michael on Saturday 19th May 10am – 1.00pm where you will have an opportunity to talk to him about his work.
- Any age
- 14 June — 28 July 2018
There is a story of a lifetime in many encounters. Curiosity to explore and memories captured when we’re unexpectedly faced with something challenging, or experience something different.
Jose Gonzalez Iglesias explores this relationship, building into much of his work the expression of a bond that connects memories with present experiences.
From humble foster care beginnings in Venezuela, Jose moved to Spain where in 1969, aged 9, he joined "Los Muchachos Circus” touring the world for 7 years as a circus performer.
In 2001 he moved to England to coach gymnastics in Yorkshire, got married and began to paint.
- Any age
Silk Painting with Linda Harding
- 3 March 2018 10am-12:30pm, 1-3:30pm
Learn the basic techniques of silk painting with vibrant silk paints and salt to create special effects
£30 per session
Loughborough Town Hall