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
Sockette - Creative Calligraphy
- 4 May — 27 August 2016 *on now
Sue is a calligrapher working in the Nottingham area. She loves to combine illustrations with her writing, to create a variety of work using inks and watercolours. For her exhibition in Sockette for emerging artists, Sue's work has been inspired by words and sayings that she has always loved and that have personal meaning. Loughborough Town Hall is delighted to be exhibiting Sue's work in her first year of solo exhibitions.
- Any age
Landscapes of England and Beyond
- 30 June — 30 July 2016 *on now
Peter has been a full-time painter of watercolours since 1990. His work is varied, from abstract images, to flowers, to portraits. In his Sock Gallery exhibition, Peter will be showcasing his landscape paintings, both of England and of places further afield to which he has travelled. Before painting full-time, Peter worked for many years teaching art and is an Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester.
- Any age
Balcony - Loose Ends
- 6 July — 5 November 2016 *on now
As with many other important things in life, beauty pops out at you when you least expect it. In the pursuit of blurring the boundaries between our stereotypes of beauty and the multifaceted, unpredictable harmony of our everyday reality, Alessia has chased glimpses of perfection within unfinished journeys, irrelevant details and misfit attributes. Deliberately distant from famous landmarks and popular places, her work aims to picture a larger narrative that captures the compelling complexity of the ordinary.
- Any age
Open Exhibition 2016
- 29 July 2016 11am-7pm
- 30 July 2016 9am-5pm
- 6 August — 3 September 2016
Sock Gallery's Open Exhibition 2016 provides artists, professional or amateur, with a fantastic opportunity to showcase two-dimensional work, ranging from paintings, photographs, drawings, original prints and mixed media work.
Work must be submitted in person at Loughborough Town Hall on one of the specified submission dates: Friday 29th July (11am-7pm) or Saturday 30th July (9am-5pm) 2016. Only one piece per artist may be submitted. There is a non-refundable fee of £8 per piece which must be paid at the time of submission.
Successful applicants will have their work on display from Saturday 6th August - Saturday 3rd September 2016 and there are cash prizes for the winner of both our adult and young person categories.
- Any age
Submission Fee: £8
Gallery Entrance: Free
Loughborough Town Hall