The Peter Ingram Gallery

31st May - 8th June: Ian Rossenrode - 'Ian in Three Halves'

Born and schooled in Kenya (East Africa), Ian displayed a passion for painting, drawing (and carving) from an early age. As a child, Ian (with his siblings) travelled a great deal with their parents, so he considers himself very fortunate to have travelled with them on many occasions, seeing much of the world, it’s museums and art galleries…
Ian first graduated with a Fine Art degree in South Africa, before continuing his studies in Graphic Design, Photography and Multimedia in Portsmouth, while also lecturing in figure drawing and painting. (Ian regularly teaches, coaches and facilitates workshops)
Ian worked as a painter, illustrator and sculptor over a number of years and in several countries - all the while adding a ‘plethora’ of other creative skills, including digital art, animation, graphic design, furniture design, TV, video and multimedia - Ian has ‘stayed true’ to his roots in fine art and has been fortunate to have a number of his paintings with collectors and in homes in several countries.
Ian has held three solo exhibitions and participated in several joint exhibitions (albeit some years ago)… and having recently decided to concentrate on his art once again, Ian is excited about his upcoming exhibition…



Free admission to the gallery, shop and café. Come along and take a look.


Philip Cox – life size papier mache figures

If you've ever visited Frogmore Paper Mill you will be familiar with a life size papier mâché figure of a newspaper seller, fondly known as Bert. He has been with us many years, frightened a few staff in the dark, been out on the road and visitors have a fascination for touching his teeth. 'Bert' is the work of renowned papier mâché artist Philip Cox, who bored one Christmas Day, is said to have started making his first figure out of the used wrapping paper. There began a lifetime career, making paper characters, such as tourists, old ladies taking tea, famous artists and animals. The works are now scattered throughout our main visitor displays... don't say we didn't warn you!

Upcoming shows for 2018

1st - 10th July: Reparation - Susan Cooke

Hemel Hempstead based artist Susan Cooke takes a look at how repair is viewed in the contemporary world, she invites us to consider the ongoing culture of waste in her exhibition Reparation – The Gift of Repair which runs from 28th June to 10 July 2018 and includes drawings, paintings and video referencing the Japanese art of kintsugi or golden repair.