Saturday, 22 February 2020

Journey into Landscape, Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

































I'm very pleased to have been invited to exhibit in the Journey into Landscape exhibition at the Bircham Gallery in Holt, Norfolk.
Fieldlines III is one of 10 paintings I will be showing alongside work by Nina Archer, Andrew Bird, Elaine Bolt, Celia Wilkinson, Keith Roper and Gordon Senior.
The opening of the exhibition on Saturday 7th March  from 10 - 5pm.
The exhibition then runs until 25th March.
Bircham Gallery, Modern and Contemporary British Art, 14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk www.birchamgallery.co.uk



Monday, 3 February 2020

Sculptural paintings















About a year ago I started work on these ‘sculptural paintings’ but was then busy with commissions and a solo show. I’m returning to them now and have made the first ones available from my online shop here.


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Artist Focus, &Gallery, Edinburgh

Resonance IV
40 x 40cm

























Susan Laughton | Artist Focus | 24 - 30 January 2020 at the &Gallery.

During the month of January and the first half of February 2020, the &Gallery in Edinburgh will host a series of shows in the gallery's second room, while keeping a winter mixed show in the front room.
Artist focus will put a different artist in the spotlight each week and I am pleased to be featured from 24 - 30 January.



Friday, 8 November 2019

Winter exhibition: &Gallery, Edinburgh

Resonance II, 30x30cm



















I am delighted to be included along side a group of fantastic artists in the Annual Winter exhibition at the &Gallery in Edinburgh. A selection of drawing, collage, paintings, sculptures and glass pieces by artists who regularly exhibit in the gallery.⁣
⁣30th November - 21st December 2019⁣
⁣Opening preview 30th November from 2-4 pm.⁣
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⁣Artists include Rebecca Appleby, Joy Arden, Jonathan Barber, Helen Booth, Fiona Byrne-Sutton, Michael Craik, Liz Douglas, Jana Emburey, Jo Hummel, Jeffrey Cortland-Jones, Susan Laughton, Karine L├ęger, Elfyn Lewis, Jai Llewellyn, James Lumsden, Andrew Mackenzie, David Mankin, Annie Mulvey, Gillian McFarland, Mary Morrison, Ele Pack, Lorraine Robson, Anke Roder, Anna Somerville, Elaine Speirs, JFK Turner and Hanna ten Doornkaat.⁣
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Monday, 2 September 2019

Small Works at The Stratford Gallery






















Small Works: exploring the power of small paintings at The Stratford Gallery. The exhibition opening is at 3pm on Saturday 7th September and continues until 28th September 2019. I have several paintings in the exhibition including Deep sleep 20x20cm (above). Being restricted to a small area or surface pushes the boundaries of what is possible to portray with impact.  Many of the world's most celebrated artworks are small in scale, big in stature.  This exhibition is a celebration of that sentiment. There is also work by Angela Lizon RWA, Philip Lyons, Anna King, David Storey, Zoe Taylor, Jane Ansell, Jo Oakley, Catherine Knight, Susan Laughton, Debbie George, Ruth Winding, Laura Wade, Gareth Edwards RWA,Harriet Porter and Anna Clegg.
www.thestratfordgallery.co.uk


Sunday, 11 August 2019

FULLY AWAKE 5.6 exhibition, Freelands Foundation

FULLY AWAKE 5.6
72 artists who teach painting in the UK have been invited to select one artist they had taught and one who had taught them to exhibit alongside each other.
I have been invited by my former tutor Rebecca Sitar who has also invited her former tutor Mali Morris RA.
Fully Awake 5.6 is an exhibition that explores new ways to understand the development and variety of contemporary British painting. It offers an accessible but critically rigorous platform for audiences to better understand the impact that different generations of artists have upon one another.



Curated by Dr Ian Hartshorne and Sean Kaye.
Preview: Thursday 5 September 18:30–20:30
6 September – 3 November 2019, Freelands Foundation, London.

Enclosure V, Susan Laughton, 2019





















The iteration at Freelands Foundation is the fifth in the cycle. The project’s approach to curating is distinct in that it offers audiences an unorthodox way to encounter the development of contemporary British painting by exposing the deeper levels of connection between generations of artists. The Fully Awake exhibitions are bringing together artists from different stages in their careers, affording younger artists the opportunity to have their work shown alongside established artists with international reputations, such as Sonia Boyce, Andrew Grassie, John Stezaker, Dan Hays, Vanessa Jackson, Estelle Thompson, Terry Frost, Basil Beattie and Alexis Harding.

Fully Awake is curated by Sean Kaye (British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow) and Ian Hartshorne (Head of Painting at Manchester School of Art) with support from independent artist curator Harry Meadley. The curators bring extensive experience to the project and have developed the exhibition emerging from the activities of the national organisation Teaching Painting, of which Hartshorne and Kaye are founder members, with Magnus Quaife. The organisation has realised a variety of high-quality projects including conferences at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and at the Royal Academy in London, as well as producing the publication Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools? and a symposium series at Manchester School of Art, which featured speakers including art critic Barry Schwabsky and artist Amy Sillman.

Artists include:
Brendan Fletcher with Tim Allen and Sarah Hardacre
June Forster with Carolyn Wallace and Tom Voyce
Martin Fowler with Kevin Phillips and Hessian Sachs
Robert Holyhead with Sharon Hall and Michael Irwin
Celia Johnson with David Ferry and Natalie Ramus
Vincent Lavell with Mike Knowles and Jay Chesterman
Rebecca Sitar with Mali Morris and Susan Laughton
Mia Taylor with Tim Stoner and Grace Payne
Sally Taylor with Gerry Davies and Kirsty Boutle
Freya Wright with Nelson Diplexcito and Helen Sayer

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Balancing Act : solo show, &Gallery, Edinburgh

My solo show at Staithes Studios Gallery continues until the end of June 2019. Then on 6th July Balancing Act starts at the &Gallery in Edinburgh. You can see the online catalogue here.
The exhibition opens Saturday 6th July     2 - 4pm, all welcome.


Disguise II, 40x40cm.
Resonance V, 40x40cm