Elected 2007


www.catherineheadley.co.uk

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Exhibitions & Residencies

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My inspiration comes from my visits to Penwith in Cornwall, a magical land encircled by seas.  It is littered with the detritus of long ago; from Bronze Age cromlechs and Celtic crosses to the ruined engine houses of its abandoned tin mines. 

The moors are a pagan world of standing stones and sweeps of bracken, crowned by granite cairns. Above the cliffs, a prehistoric landscape of small, misshapen fields and cattle pastures have held fast since the Iron Age in a web of granite hedgebanks.

My colours, intensified by the dazzling Atlantic light, are the gorse and the heather, sea and sky, the strident greens and yellows and orange-gold of lichens on granite and a multitude of greys. 

My imagery comes from the stones.  I am excited whenever I come across a menhir or quoit, stone circle, barrow or carn.  Most recently I have visited a fogou, in the courtyard house settlement of Carn Euny. The fogou, constructed around 500 BC, is invisible from above ground.  A low stone lined passage leads to a remarkable circular corbelled room, more than two metres high and four metres across.  

My paintings are recreations of these memories.  

Exhibitions & Residencies

Catherine Headley

2016

Affordable Art Fair with Cank Street Gallery, Bristol
Rob Fogell '10th Aniversary Exhibition' Stamford, Lincs
Small Print International, a touring exhibition curated by Leicester Print Workshop
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery 'Open 27'  Leicester – Shortlisted for the Atttenborough Prize
Stour Gallery 'Making a Mark'  Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'Simply Drawing'  Leicester

2015

The Penwith Gallery 'Penwith Society Associates Winter Exhibition' St Ives, Cornwall
The Penwith Gallery 'Penwith Society Associates Summer Exhibition' St Ives, Cornwall
Stour Gallery 'Summer Show', Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Robert Fogell Gallery 'Summer Landscape Show'  Stamford, Lincs
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'LSA Annual Exhibition 2015'  Leicester

2014

Stour Gallery 'Cornish Exhibition' Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
The Penwith Gallery 'Penwith Society Associates Winter Exhibition' St Ives, Cornwall
The Penwith Gallery 'Penwith Society Associates Summer Exhibition' St Ives, Cornwall
Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Hunter's Interiors, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Made in Leicester - selected
White Street Gallery
, Kibworth, Leics
Rutland Open Studios
Wistow Gallery, 'A Splash of Red'  
Wistow, Leics
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'LSA Annual Exhibition 2014'
Leicester
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'Open 25' 
Leicester

 

2013

Stamford Arts Centre, 'Attic Artists' Exhibition of the Four Artists Who Have a Studio in SAC', Stamford, Lincolnshire
Studio Eleven Gallery, 'Edited Highlights',
collaborative exhibition with Leicester Print Workshop, Hull
Wistow Gallery, mixed ongoing exhibition, Wistow Rural Centre, Leicestershire
Stour Gallery, 'Autumn Mixed Show', Shipston on Stour (October - November)
Sock Gallery, 'Re-Invented Landscapes', Solo Catherine Headley exhibition, Loughborough, (October - November)
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'LSA Annual Exhibition 2013', Leicester

2012

Tarpey Gallery, 'Midlands Print', Printmakers from Leicester Print Workshop, Castle Donington, Derbyshire
Stour Gallery, 'Catherine Headley, Janette Kerr, Breon O'Casey'  Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Brisons Veor Residency at Cape Cornwall
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'LSA Annual Exhibition 2012,'   Leicester

2011

Collagraph print Summer Solstice printed on front cover of new book of poems,Towards the Waiting Sun, by Cambridge don, Glen Cavaliero
Brisons Veor Retreat, Cape Cornwall - April residency
‘Small Print: Big Impression
’ - Leicester Print Workshop touring exhibition in the UK
Embrace Arts 'Passion2Print'   Leicester Print Workshop Exhibition, Leicester
Woodbine Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland
Stoneman Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
Tyler Gallery, Mousehole, Cornwall
Wet Paint Gallery, Cirencester
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery 'LSA Annual Exhibition 2011' Leicester

2010

Stoneman Gallery, 'Christmas Show', Penzance
‘Passion2Print’
- Leicester Print Workshop Exhibition
Bircham Gallery 'Summer Show'  Holt, Norfolk
Robert Fogell Gallery
, Stamford
Bircham Gallery, 'Spring Print Show'  Holt, Norfolk
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery  'LSA Annual Exhibition 2010'   Leicester
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'Leicester City Open'  Leicester

2009

Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall - Residency 2009 (also 2001)
Passion2Print, Leicester Print Workshop touring exhibition (also 2008, 2007)
Belgrave Gallery, 'December Show'
Stoneman Gallery 'Winter Show', Chapel Street, Penzance
Bircham Gallery 'Summer Exhibition Holt, Norfolk
Woodbine Contemporary Art, Uppingham
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Battersea, Edinburgh Art Fair
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery  'City Gallery Open' Leicester (also in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 1995)
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'LSA Annual Exhibition 2009'  Leicester

2008

Mall Galleries  'Originals 08 Print Show'  London
Affordable Art Fair, with Woodbine Gallery, Battersea
Bircham Gallery, 'New Artists Exhibition'  Holt, Norfolk
Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall (regularly from 2001)
International 'Small Print/Big Impression' a touring exhibition curated by Leicester Print Workshop
Belgrave Gallery, 'December ShowSt Ives, Cornwall
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 'LSA Annual Exhibition 2008'
Leicester