Exhibitions & Events

2022 EVENTS:

‘THE ART OF THE VIOLIN’ at Gallery 6 in Newark
Exhibition: 23 & 24 April, 2022

I have 3 pieces in this group exhibition.

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Venue: Gallery 6, 6 Stodman Street, Newark, Notts NG24 1AN (open tue-sat, 10-4).

Susan Isaac - Lines of Power Dovecot Gallery - The Low Drift‘THE LOW DRIFT & EDGELANDS’ at The Dovecot Gallery, Styrrup, Notts
Exhibition: 23 & 24 April, 2022 (10am to 4pm)

I have several pieces in this group exhibition.
Venue: Dovecot Gallery, Poplars Farm, Styrrup, Doncaster DN11 8NB.

Susan Isaac - Castle Street, ConwyARDDANGOSFA AGORED/OPEN EXHIBITION 2022 – The Royal Cambrian Society, Conwy
Exhibition: 8 Jan – 26 Feb, 2022

Susan had this piece, “Castle Street, Conwy” (oil on canvas, 61x61c, £1,000 framed) in the RCA’s annual open exhibition of selected works.
Exhibition: Royal Cambrian Academy, Crown Lane, Conwy, Conwy, LL32 8AN.

2021 EVENTS:


Susan ran an ‘open studio’ event on 27-28 Nov alongside other venues in Upton. Guesting at Susan’s studio was Elsa Rickett-Trueman (animal portraits).

Susan Isaac - High Farm Upton Threshing BarnMeet Susan and Elsa and their work in and around the 18thC former threshing barn at High Farm.

In addition, nearby were the studios of potter Sue Morton at Meadow View, overlooking Upton Church, plus painter Jude Rawson, at her picture book cottage of Rookery Nook, opposite the Cross Keys Inn.

The studios opened 11am to 5pm each day and entry was free. There were refreshments at the studios on request. More substantially, nearby is the Clock House Cafe (open on Sat, 9:30 to 4pm) and the Cross Keys Inn.

Venue: High Farm, 20 Main Street, Upton, Newark, Notts NG23 5ST. Open 11am-5pm (free entry)

D31 ART GALLERY – Autumn Exhibition: “Reflections”
9 Oct to 19 Dec, 2021

I had 3 works selected for the D31 Art Gallery AUTUMN EXHIBITION, “Reflections”.

Venue: D31, 13 Scot Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1EW; Tue-Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4pm.

1 Sept to 28 Nov, 2021
Susan’s ‘Green Fuse’ living sculpture was part of this art trail.
Venue: The HopBarn, Hockerwood Lane, Southwell, Notts NG25 0PZ.
Book a slot: Weds – Sat (10am, 12noon or 2pm) at www.thehopbarn.org.uk/livinglandscape.

Susan Isaac - Working on The Green Fuse

D31 ART GALLERY – Summer Exhibition: “Our Changing World”
1 Aug to 12 Sept, 2021

I had 3 works selected for the D31 Art Gallery SUMMER EXHIBITION. My 3 paintings were of Berlin, from a visit several years ago. One of the pieces (Berlin 1) was named as 1st prize in the exhibition.

Venue: D31, 13 Scot Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1EW; Tue-Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4pm.

SIR JOHN HURT ART PRIZE 2021 – run by the Holt Festival
24-31 July, 2021

This painting was shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize 2021.
Oil on canvas, 52x63cm, £850 framed – contact Susan

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PAINT OUT NORFOLKSusan Isaac - PON2021 paintings: 16-24 July, 2021
I took part in this plein air painting event, working alongside 75+ artists – this year I painted at Norwich, Thornham, St Benets Abbey, Winterton-on-Sea, Gunton Deer Park.
Exhibition: Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TR.

Susan Isaac - From the top of Hall Bank, Buxton‘BUXTON SPA ART PRIZE 2021’ exhibition at The Green Man Gallery in Buxton
25 June – 25 July, 2021

My painting, ‘From the Top of Hall Bank’, was in the Buxton Spa Art Prize exhibition for 2021, at the Green Man Gallery in Buxton and was ‘Highly Commended’ by the judges.

OPEN iso 2021 (online) at The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford
7-21  March 2021

Susan had two works selected for the Old Lock Up Gallery’s annual open exhibition, this year in virtual form.
Contact: The Old Lock Up Gallery, 19 The Hill, Swifts Hollow, Cromford DE4 3RF. T: +44 7960 097605.

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Susan Isaac - Royal Cambrian Academy 2021ARDDANGOSFA AGORED/OPEN EXHIBITION 2021 – The Royal Cambrian Society, Conwy
Online from 13 Feb 2021 on, Exhibition: 17 April – 5 June, 2021

Susan had two pieces in the RCA’s annual open exhibition of selected works. Initially a virtual exhibition, exhibition staged at the RCA Gallery once government Covid guidelines allowed.
Exhibition: Royal Cambrian Academy, Crown Lane, Conwy, Conwy, LL32 8AN.

‘BETWEEN TIMES’: an exhibition by Susan Isaac at GALLERY 6 in Newark-on-Trent
9 Dec 2020 to 9 Jan 2021

A exhibition of new works completed in the ‘between times’ of 2020.
Exhibition: at GALLERY 6, 6 Stodman Street, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AN

Susan Isaac - Working the LandscapeWALES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION 2020 – at the Waterfront Gallery in conjunction with Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru (Arts Council of Wales)
12-30 December, 2020 + 17 May – 19 June, 2021

This piece, ‘Working the Landscape’, was shortlisted in the Wales Contemporary Exhibition 2020.
Shortlist Exhibition: at the Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven, The Old Sail loft, Discovery Quay, The Docks, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire SA73 3AF.
Originally intended to transfer to the gallery@oxo, London (25 Feb – 7 Mar 2021), due to Covid restrictions that has been cancelled but the Waterfront Gallery is now planning an extension to the physical exhibition – ‘Wales Contemporary Re-awakening’ – for a time when they are able to be open again. Meanwhile the exhibition remains online.
“These figures are reflections on Welsh mining landscapes – contoured layers referencing mountainside surface workings and underground coal seams, made poignant by my uncle’s recent death in his Valleys home close to the mine he and earlier generations worked in.”

2020 EVENTS:

Susan Isaac - Washing in the Crew YardSIR JOHN HURT ART PRIZE 2020  – run by the Holt Festival
26-27 September, 2020

This piece was shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize 2020.
Shortlist Exhibition: at a Covid-secure venue near  Thurning, Norfolk – for details and free booking of a viewing slot see the Holt Festival website.

Susan Isaac - Rabbit Hole DayTHE HARLEY OPEN 2020 – The Harley Gallery
1st Aug – 1st Nov, 2020

Susan was part of The Harley Open 2020 exhibition.
Exhibition: The Harley Gallery, The Courtyard at Welbeck, A60 Mansfield Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Notts S80 3LW.  Gallery open: tue–sat, 11–5; sun 11am – 4pm (Closed mon).

Paint Out Norfolk posterPAINT OUT NORFOLK: 16-23 July, 2020
Susan won first prize in this socially distanced plein air painting event, working alongside 50+ plein air artists exploring some of Norfolk’s extraordinary landscapes including the Broads, the river Yare, coastal areas and the green spaces of Norwich.
Exhibition: Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TR.


Susan Isaac - studioOne thing you can see is my virtual open studio created as part of Open Studios Notts 2020. All of the physical events were cancelled, but Open Studios Notts promoted a series of virtual events instead. For the Upton Studios, each of the three host artists created video guides to their studios and we also commissioned a short animated trail guide.

Here is the animated trail guide by Beth Adams, followed by my virtual studio guide and then Evie Hoggard interviewing me for the open studio event:

2019 EVENTS:

Susan Isaac - One of Three (Grosmont Castle)Susan Isaac - The Easy Route? (Dinefwr Castle)ARDDANGOSFA AGORED/OPEN EXHIBITION 2020 – The Royal Cambrian Society, Conwy
11 Jan – 8 Feb 2020

Susan had two pieces in the RCA’s annual open exhibition of selected works.
Exhibition: Royal Cambrian Academy, Crown Lane, Conwy, Conwy, LL32 8AN. Gallery open t-sa, 11-5 (cl su-m).

Susan Isaac - Walking the New Walk, LeicesterSusan Isaac - The Blockhouse on TrescoOPEN 30: THE PEOPLE’S EXHIBITION – New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester
14 Dec 2019 – 24 Jan 2020

Susan had two works in Leicester’s annual Open exhibition its 30th year, showcasing contemporary artwork and craft by artists from across the East Midlands.
Exhibition: New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7EA. Open m-f, 11-4:30; sa-su, 11-5.

Great Little Picture Show

Susan Isaac - Newark-on-Trent Market Place (2018)‘THE GREAT LITTLE PICTURE SHOW’ at The Dovecot Gallery, Styrrup
14 Nov – 15 Dec, 2019

Susan had some work in this exhibition at the Dovecot Gallery, Poplars Farm, Styrrup DN11 8NB.
Gallery open thu-sat, 11am-4pm, Sun 124pm.

Susan Isaac - Upton ChurchSOUTHWELL MINSTER WINTER CRAFT FAIR 2019 – Southwell Minster
Fri 1 Nov (7pm-10pm) & Sat 2 Nov (10am-3pm), 2019

Susan had a stall at the Southwell Minster Winter Craft Fair.
Event: Southwell Minster, Southwell NG25 0HD.

Susan Isaac - British Horological InstituteBIG DRAW AT THE MUSEUM OF TIMEKEEPING – in conjunction with Gallery 6.
Sunday 27 October, 2019 (10am – 4pm)

Susan took part in this event – showing examples of her work and painting en plein air during the day.
Venue: British Horological Institute, Upton Hall, Upton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5TE.

Susan Isaac - Hunworth HallPaint Out Norwich & Norfolk Gardens Series 2019 Art Exhibition 2019 – Norwich Cathedral Hostry
17 – 27 October, 2019

Susan’s work is part of this exhibition – part of the Hostry Festival.
Exhibition: Norwich Cathedral Hostry, The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH – open daily, 10-4 (Sun 12-3).

‘EAST MIDLANDS CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION’ EXHIBITION – at the Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham.
PV: Fri 6 Sept, 2019, 7-9pm;
Exhibition: Sat 7 September to Sat 12 October, 2019
Auction: Sat 12 Oct, 2019, from 1pm
Susan Isaac - Still Life with Blue JugSusan’s painting “Still Life with Blue Jug” is’ lot 56′ of 57 selected works in the ‘East Midlands Contemporary Art Auction’ exhibition at the Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre (at the University of Nottingham).
Location: Lakeside Arts Centre, Djanogly Gallery, Angear Visitor Centre, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD.
Gallery open tue-sat 11-5 & sun 12-4, cl mon.

Susan Isaac - LemonsOPEN EXHIBITION 2019 – Thoresby Gallery
Sat 31 Aug – Sat 28th September, 2019

Susan has three paintings in the Thoresby Open Exhibition 2019.
Exhibition: Thoresby Gallery, nr. Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP – open daily, 10am-5pm.

Susan Isaac - Three Boats (Blakeney)SIR JOHN HURT ART PRIZE – Exhibition of Shortlisted Works
Sat 20th – Sun 28th July, 2019

One of Susan’s paintings was selected for this year’s shortlist exhibition for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize as part of the Holt Festival in July.
Exhibition: Auden Theatre Foyer, Gresham’s School, Cromer Road, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6EA – daily, 11am-5pm.

PAINT OUT NORFOLK – at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
1-7 July, 2019

Susan Isaac - Below Bishop BridgeSusan’s painting ‘Below Bishop Bridge’ won 1st Prize (oil painting) in Paint Out Norfolk at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (plein air competition judged by Prof Paul Greenhalgh, George Rowlett & Dr Francesca Vanke). Other painting locations were at Wells-next-the-Sea, How Hill (Norfolk Broads), Houghton Hall park & the Sainsbury Centre grounds.
Exhibition (6-7 July): Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ – 1oam-5pm.

‘BUXTON SPA PRIZE 2019’ exhibition at The Green Man Gallery in Buxton
28 June – 31 July, 2019

Susan Isaac - Blooming BuxtonSusan Isaac - Into the Gardens (Buxton)Susan had two paintings in the Buxton Spa Prize exhibition for 2019, at the Green Man Gallery in Buxton through July.
Gallery open daily, 10:30am-5:30pm.

‘A WIDER HORIZON’ exhibition at The Handa Gallery (Wells Maltings)
21-30 June, 2019

'A Wider Horizon' at Wells Maltings, 21-30 June 2019Susan Isaac - Low Tide (Burnham Overy Staithe)Susan was one third of an exhibition alongside Alfie Carpenter and Kristy Campbell. The exhibition ran over 10 days at The Handa Gallery within Wells Maltings – Wells-next-the Sea’s prestigious new arts, heritage and community centre.
Gallery open daily, 11am-4pm, PV on Thu 20 June, 5pm-6:30pm.

AIRING CUPBOARD GALLERY: opening 1 June, 2019 on
Susan has work at Dawn Idalia’s brand new AIRing Cupboard Gallery at Thoresby from 1 June as part of its inaugural exhibition.
Gallery open: mo-fr, 10am-3pm (also open 1-2 June, 10am-5pm to coincide with Dawn’s Open Studio.

The AIRing Cupboard Gallery at Thoresby

UPTON STUDIOS: 25-27 May, 2019

Susan opened her studio on 27-27 May alongside three other venues in Upton as part of Open Studios Notts 2019. Guest artists at Susan’s studio were Jo Munks, Carl Gray & Mark Greene.
Event open: 10am-5pm (free entry)

PAINT OUT CAMBRIDGE: 13-17 May, 2019

Susan Isaac paintining 'en plein air'Susan Isaac - St Johns College CambridgeIn May Susan took part in the first Paint Out Cambridge. She was one of a group of en plein air painters capturing views of the town over three days and evenings. The paintings then formed a temporary exhibition.
Event dates: 13-15 May painting sessions; 16 May exhibition private view & awards; 17 May end of exhibition.


2018 events:

  • THE GREAT LITTLE PICTURE SHOW: 17 Nov – 16 Dec, 2018
  • UPTON CHRISTMAS STUDIOS: Sun 18 November, 2018
  • SOUTHWELL MINSTER CRAFT FAIR: Sat 3 November, 2018
  • PAINT OUT NORWICH 2018: 13-28 October, 2018
  • CERAMICS IN SOUTHWELL: Sun 26 August, 2018
  • THE ARTIST & LEISURE PAINTER EXHIBITION: 12 July – 12 August, 2018

2017 events:

  • UPTON CHRISTMAS STUDIOS: 18-19 November, 2017
  • PAINT OUT WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA: 15-17 September, 2017
  • THORESBY OPEN EXHIBITION: 1-30 September, 2017, winner of the Thoresby open exhibition prize.
  • CERAMICS IN SOUTHWELL: Sun 27 August, 2017
  • OPEN 28 – East Midlands Open Art Exhibition: 6 July – 26 August, 2017
  • HOLT FESTIVAL ‘Exhibition of Shortlisted Work’: Sat 22 July – Sun 30 July, 2017,  shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize.
  • TALP Exhibition: 13 July – 20 August, 2017
  • BUXTON SPA PRIZE EXHIBITON: 1-31 July, 2017, Susan’s painting ‘Filtered’ was selected as a ‘Buxton International Festival Choice 2017’

Solo exhibitions

Retford Hub Gallery (2017), Newfield Galleries in Newark (2015), O3 Gallery in Oxford (2013), Thoresby Gallery (2012 & shared in 2016), Rainbow Gallery in Eastwood (2009),  Wirksworth Heritage Centre (2009), Spotlight Gallery in Newark (2007 & 2012), Bull Yard Gallery in Southwell (2006/2008).

Group exhibitions

Includes: Bath Contemporary (2013), Rufford (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Thoresby Gallery (2011), O3 Gallery in Oxford (2011), Harding House Gallery in Lincoln (2005, 2006, 2007), Lady Bay Arts Festival (2015 and 2016).

Open Exhibitions

  • Leicester and East Midlands Art Exhibition: Open26 (2015 – winner of Wilson Brown Prize), Open27 (2016).
  • Oxford Art Prize: plein air competition (2015 – winner of 1851 prize)
  • Artist & Leisure Painter Open Art Competition (2015 – winner of Winsor & Newton Award)
  • Harley Gallery Open Exhibitions (2012 & 2013).
  • Bath Prize Competition (2012).
  • Thoresby Gallery Open Exhibition (2011 – winner of exhibition prize & Tony Wilkinson Prize, 2012, 2015 – joint winner of exhibition prize).