Back Story – Susan Disley – Rosie Kearton

Susan Disley, Paintings installed


These two artists shared the space from July 7th to 31st.  Both artists have interesting connections to the region and both are working ‘outside’ their previously recognised fields.

Sue is a well known and accomplished ceramicist with an international and national reputation.  Recently she has been exhibiting at Contemporary Ceramics in London.  What is less well known about Susan is her steadily developing reputation as a painter that she has been establishing over the past decade or so.  Other than a small exhibition at the Lakeside Arts Centre’s Wallner Gallery in Nottingham a few years back opportunities to view her exceptional paintings and drawings have been rare indeed.  This will bring Sue’s work back to Long Eaton where she was resident for quite a few years in the 80’s/90’s.

DK3w Installation – Disley (left) Kearton (right)

Rosie is well known to many artists and craftspeople of the 70’s/80’s generation in the East Midlands. As Director of Leicester’s City Gallery (sadly now demised) she presented a number of major exhibitions and assisted many creatives in their career.  Some years back at age 60 Rosie undertook her Fine art degree at Plymouth University.  She is now studying for her Masters and this is an opportunity to view some of her current work that mostly comprises drawing and installation.

DK01w Installation – Disley (left) Kearton (right)

Some of Rosie’s work draws upon her interest in walking…she might well have been invited to exhibit in Stroll On…(December @ HMS).


path Kearton


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