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. 


Ella Dorton - Textiles

3rd June - 30th June


I never get bored of drawing people, it's a way of getting to know a person, of watching and listening and giving them your full attention.

I like to draw people in the flow of life, doing everyday things - eating, brewing up, talking, reading, art making, sleeping - partly so art and everyday life can intertwine, and because there's beauty in these mundane moments.

For the past year I've been hosting this open art workshop, called Inside-Out, which happens at Ground- a workshop space and Gallery I run with my friends. It's quite a wonderful mix of people, and I've been drawing them drawing for the past year. From these, I've made fabric collages, using old clothes and curtains and a sewing machine; these make up the exhibition.





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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