Garry Hyde: Visual Language. Presented by Rod Fuller

14 November 2015 - 5 December 2015

Garry Hyde’s art is the result of an instinctive approach to painting. He has no formal art training and is in fact a retired wheat farmer. So how does a farmer paint in the Abstract Expressionist style of America’s famous mid  20th Century artists such as Pollock, de Kooning and Kline.

Garry can’t provide any rational answer and puts it down to some inherent instinct and desire to express himself in this particular form. He just sits down and paints. His work is extremely engaging and involves the viewer at many different levels, both conscious and subconscious. Reactions range from seeing secret messages and images to links with graffiti art. Garry’s work has evolved over the last few years and to some extent this exhibition is a mini retrospective, tracing colour and style changes as a result of his instinctive approach to painting. His art uses a visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition  which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references. VISUAL LANGUAGE has naturally become the theme of this exhibition.

BRING YOUR PHONE! This exhibition invites your participation.

Bring your phone and share your views on social media and join a conversation with other visitors and the artist himself on instagram. Abstract art lends itself to interpretation and we invite you to share your views at the following:


Please watch a video of the exhibition opening.