The Spotlight Gallery



The Spotlight Gallery (previously The Pocket)

This is a yearlong programme that highlights the local talent Hull has to offer intertwined with the results of community projects and group exhibitions that bring awareness to mental health, diversity and disability. 


Chrissy Collinson - Paintings

3rd March - 31st March

A landscape painter with a difference, Chrissy paints the gritty reality of urban landscapes often cropped with a focus on the material and deterioration of environments.


Art Therapy Yorkshire - Project based work

1st April - 29th April

Based in East Yorkshire, this charity provides art psychotherapy support for adults and children. The exhibition will be the work of service users and show the wide variety of techniques used to help people suffering from mental health problems.


Leanne Broadbent - Illustration

2nd May - 2nd June

East Yorkshire based artist, Leanne produces detailed black and white illustrations that pose questions are mental health. Her gestured poses are animated and human, they make your relate to the topic empathising with the story.


Ella Dorton - Textiles

3rd June - 30th June

A young textile artist from Hull, Ella has a special skill in creating beautiful animated portraits through quilting and appliqué techniques. Her work is often large in scale creating imposing representations of people in everyday life.


Lauren Wilson - Mix Media

1st July - 28th July

Layered imagery of textiles and illustration are the base for hull based artist Lauren's work. They provoke questions around female identity, sometimes using text to invite the audience to respond.


Jack Whitelock - Painting

29th July - 1st September

Jack is a young painter from Hull, he has established a trade mark style of painting using people and place as his subject matter. The viewer is sometimes presented with a feeling of unease due to Jacks exploration of scale, composition and movement.


Sam Larter - Mix Media Sculptures

2nd September - 29th September

A recent HSAD graduate, Sam's playful sculptures are a collection of weird and wonderful materials often found around the home. The bright primary colour pallet is inviting, but Sam's work can sometimes throw up ideas of domesticity and gender roles.


Ways of Listening - Project based work

30th September - 27th October

A Hull City of Culture successful creative communities bid, this is an exhibition of work created throughout a project which brings to light the misunderstood neurological condition of stammering. Art created during workshops will be coupled with portraits and stories from people affected.


Charlie Broomfield - Illustration

28th October - 20th November 

Documentary illustration in which Charlie uses a fluid style to capture everyday people about their own business, he often layers these over materials we discard and sometimes uses bleak photography to sit alongside these portraits.


Square Peg - Project based work

21st November - 16th December

The results of a yearlong residency in which an artist follows the Sqaure Peg project, reflecting on the exhibitions, events and commissions that have taken place. 




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