Trent Art Exhibitions & Events

City of Fire & Beautiful Bricks – An exhibition of Drawings and Paintings by Ian R. Pearsall

Join us – Friday 16th June – 30th June 2017 at Trent Art Gallery.

City of Fire and Beautiful Bricks, Ian Pearsall



Jiri Borsky gets ready to show new work for the first time in 5 years

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Jiri Borsky is set to open his latest exhibition of work next week at Trent Art Gallery in Newcastle under Lyme. Born in Dobrany, Czech Republic 1945 Jiri came to England in 1968 and worked for a time as a draughtsman at Wedgwood. In 1972 he married and settled in the Potteries, becoming a British citizen in 1975.
While studying painting at Staffordshire as a mature student, he was taught by Arthur Berry.

Now Jiri’s work is highly sought after and this is the first exhibition of his work for 5 years and has been eagerly awaited by collectors.

Jiri’s subjects are many and varied and have an intriguing and deeply considered story to tell with his passionate love of music is often reflected in his. His preferred medium is acrylic as this supports his technique of working textures into the painted image, giving his work a satisfying tactile quality.

The exhibition of Jiri’s work will be on display from 12th May to 26th May with up to 50 works on display (and for sale) at Trent Art Gallery, 19 Brunswick Street, Newcastle under Lyme




One of England’s finest living artists is coming to Stoke on Trent. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet Ghislaine Howard – this is a FREE event.
STOKE ON TRENT: The Potters’ Club
THU 6TH APR, 2017 7:00pm
An evening with MICHAEL HOWARD, leading art historian and author of Lowry: A Visionary Artist gives a personal and detailed talk on the Artist GHISLAINE HOWARD and his latest book The Human Touch. Ghislaine is one of England’s finest living artists, a painter of powerful and expressive means. Her works deal with the human condition, interpreting human experience. The talk will be followed by a Book Signing by the Artist.
Tickets are FREE but numbers are limited for the event … so if you’d like to come you will need a ticket.
Tickets for the event can be found here
We would urge you to get your tickets as tickets are goings quickly.

Ghislaine Howard

Trent Art Autumn Series of Lectures

We are thrilled to annouce our first series of Autumn lectures filled with our rich heritage of local artists and supported by expert guest speakers. Each event is to be hosted at The Potters’ Club in the elegance of The Potters Room.  A drinks reception will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Lecture 1

The Life And Paintings of Jack Simcock presented by Guest Speaker Suzanne Withington

Thursday 22nd September 2016 at The Potter’s Club, Federation House, Station Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2SA

Join us for a personal and in-depth talk on the Life and Paintings of Mow Cop Artist Jack Simcock. Suzanne was the partner of Jack Simcock for 14 years and offers a facinating insight to his Art and life.

The talk is held in the splendor of The Potters’ Club with pre-talk drinks provided.

Time: 19.00 – 20.30 with drinks reception

Tickets £10.00 avaible on line. Please Click Here to Purchase


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Lecture 2

Reginald Haggar: Social Chronicler of Stoke on Trent presented by Guest Speaker Claire Blakely, Art Curator Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Thursday 27th October 2016 at The Potter’s Club, Federation House, Station Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2SA

Join us and Claire Blakey, the Arts Curator at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, who will be presenting a detailed talk on the work of Reginald Haggar and the three main strands of his career: painting, pottery and teaching.  The museum’s unparalleled collection of Haggar’s work will be used to chronicle his career. These include not only watercolours and sketches, but also sketchbooks and designs for some of his books. Haggar’s work chronicled an important era in Stoke-on-Trent’s history and his paintings provide a unique social commentary on the city.

Time: 19.00 – 20.30 with drinks reception

Tickets £10.00 avaible on line. Please Click Here to Purchase


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Lecture 3

Arnold Bennett: Art and Artists in his life and fiction presented by Katey Goodwin, Head of Research and Digitisation at Art UK

Thursday 17th November 2016 at The Potter’s Club, Federation House, Station Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2SA

Join us and Katey Goodwin, Head of Research & Digitisation at Art UK and a member of The Arnold Bennett Society, who is presenting a not to missed talk on Arnold Bennett and Art. While a decent watercolourist himself, it is his support and involvement with Art and Artists that provides absorbing subject matter for this talk. In an era that pre dates social media and its ease of connection, lean how Arnold Bennett was incredibly connected to what are now internationally acclaimed Artists. The talk will also consider how Bennett incorporated art and artists into his fiction.

Time: 19.00 – 20.30 with drinks reception

Tickets £10.00 avaible on line. Please Click Here to Purchase


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Trent Art One Day “Pop up” Exhibition At The Belle Epoque Knutsford

We are pleased to announce a one day “Pop Up” Exhibition at the iconic Belle Epoque, Knutsford on Sunday June 26th. The Belle Epoque is a Knutsford landmark and we are delighted to be teaming up with them to put on an Exhibition of Modern British Art at this great venue.

The Exhibition will feature many leading artists including, Rob Pointon, David Bez, Colin Halliday, Alan Knight, Steve Capper and Jiri Borsky. We will also have a number of paintings by the very talented Michael Ashcroft.

David Bez will be attending on the day so it is also a great opportunity to come along and meet the artist.

The Belle Epoque is situated at 60 King St, Knutsford, WA16 6DT

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Trent Art Summer Exhibition At The Potters’ Club

Trent Art Summer Exhibition is being held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2016 at the Potters’ Club, Stoke on Trent.

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We will have over 100 original paintings from leading UK artists including:
Rob Pointon
Colin Halliday
Alan Knight
Simeon Stafford
Steve Capper
Ivan Taylor
Jiri Borsky
David Barnes
Buhuslav Barlow
Lawrie Williamson
……… to name only a few !!!

A must for Art Lovers set in the splendor of Stoke on Trents Finest Venue The Potters Club.

Anyone requiring more information about the event – just give us a call in advance on 07917 525271



A View of the Potteries – September 12th / 13th 2015

Our inaugural exhibition – A View of the Potteries is being held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th at the Potters’ Club, Stoke on Trent.

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We have amassed a significant body of Stoke on Trent art for the exhibition and will have on display a number of works by Arthur Berry that are being seen in public for the 1st time as well as a large collection of Jack Simcock works spanning the artists career. These include “classic” Simcock Mow Cop paintings, later abstract works and a range of his Alien Head Drawings that were last displayed at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery back in 2001.

In addition we have works by Fred England, Derek Higginson, Jiri Borsky and John Shelton along with a brilliantly iconic painting by Jack Clarkson – A View From Etruria Towards Hanley.

We are also pleased to be including works by emerging local artist, Gaz Williams, whose works captures Stoke both past and present in the Exhibition.