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Philips Art Gallery

Philips Art Gallery

Philips Art Gallery

Philips Art Gallery

The Philips Art Gallery opened in 1996 with an exhibition of paintings by a handful of talented graduates from the art schools of England and Scotland. More than two decades on, twentieth century British and European art figure

prominently in gallery activity alongside contemporary painting and, on occasion, photography.

Over time, little has changed. The pursuit of a certain kind of artistic excellence remains our guiding principle, enabling customers to trust our judgement in finding them the best works by the artists we admire.


3D exhibitions

  • Philips Art Gallery

    Group Exhibition. 1996 - 2020.

    09 Dec 2020 – 10 Jan 2021

    An overview of the gallery's first twenty four years, through a selection of our favourite paintings exhibited during that time. Included in the exhibition are works by John Alvaro Caldas,(1934-2006), Maurice Wade,(1917-1991), John Mellor,(b.1935), David Gledhill,(b.1959), Kate Davies,(1954-2019), Oliver Marsden,(b.1973) and David Hancock,(b.1973). The Philips Art Gallery opened in 1996 with an exhibition of paintings by a handful of talented graduates from the art schools of England and Scotland. More than two decades on, twentieth century British and European art figure prominently in gallery activity alongside contemporary painting and, on occasion, photography. Over the years, little has changed. The pursuit of a certain kind of artistic excellence remains our guiding principle, enabling customers to trust our judgement in finding them the best works by artists we admire.

  • Philips Art Gallery

    John Alvaro Caldas, (1934-2006). Paintings from 1977-2006.

    17 Mar 2021 – 18 Apr 2021

    In our second VR presentation, we focus on the work of John Alvaro Caldas. I never met him, (he died in 2006), and was introduced to his art a few years after his death by his son John - a providential moment I think, looking back. J.A.C. painted the sweep of human experience straightforwardly and without artifice; the reason perhaps more than most why I was drawn to his paintings. And there is much to take in - man's isolation, his follies and shortcomings, the significance of old structures including church and factory, fallen women and predatory men, mental turmoil..... but also hope, redemption, the indefatigable human spirit and that increasingly rare quality in art - beauty. Is that all just too much? In the hands of such a gifted and resolute artist, I think not. To steal a quote from the esteemed Jonathan Meades, good art "...speaks to the small of the back.". A fitting description of J.A.C.'s paintings I'm certain.

  • Philips Art Gallery

    John Alvaro Caldas, (1934-2006). Smaller Works.

    14 Jun 2022 – 09 Jul 2022

    This is the first of a two-part presentation of smaller works by John Alvaro Caldas, (1934-2006). The exhibition is not 'curatorially driven' - at least not consciously so. When choosing pictures, thematic concerns were few and the viewer is left unencumbered by any guiding hand. I think John himself would have approved of this approach.

    latest works

    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1988
      57 x 76 cm (h x w)
      Oil on Arches paper
      GEL 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1984
      76 x 56 cm (h x w)
      # Acrylic on Arches paper
      GBP 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1985
      76 x 57 cm (h x w)
      Oil and Acrylic on Arches paper
      GBP 1700
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1984
      60 x 84 cm (h x w)
      # Acrylic on paper
      GBP 1450
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Mechanistic Madness, 1984
      76 x 56 cm (h x w)
      # Acrylic on Arches paper
      GBP 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1984
      76 x 56 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic and oil pastel on Arches paper
      GBP 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1984
      76 x 56 cm (h x w)
      # Acrylic on Arches paper
      GBP 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1986
      54 x 75 cm (h x w)
      # Acrylic on paper
      GBP 1400
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Bradford, Manchester, 1982
      56 x 76 cm (h x w)
      # Acrylic on paper
      GBP 1400
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Sleeping Woman, 1983
      36 x 50 cm (h x w)
      Oil pastel and watercolour
      GBP 900
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Sleeping Woman, 1983
      36 x 50 cm (h x w)
      Oil pastel and watercolour
      GBP 900
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1984
      36 x 55 cm (h x w)
      Gouache on cartridge paper
      GBP 975
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1988
      61 x 50 cm (h x w)
      # Oil on canvas
      GBP 2150
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1983
      77 x 56 cm (h x w)
      Gouache
      GBP 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1988
      56 x 76 cm (h x w)
      Oil and acrylic on Arches paper
      GBP 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1982
      57 x 76 cm (h x w)
      # Acrylic on paper
      GBP 1400
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitledt, 1984
      36 x 50 cm (h x w)
      Gouache on cartridge paper
      GBP 975
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1988
      55 x 75 cm (h x w)
      Oil on Arches paper
      GBP 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1984
      75 x 56 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic on deckled Arches paper
      GBP 1650
    • John Alvaro Caldas

      Untitled, 1988
      57 x 76 cm (h x w)
      Oil on Arches paper.
      GBP 1650