Sidney Cooper Gallery

Future Exhibitions


MAFAA Graduating Exhibition 2014

6th - 20th September

This exhibition of five graduating students celebrates the end of the MAFAA programme. Their work involves a range of disciplines from painting, sculpture and installation, which address contemporary approaches to Fine Art, while maintaining a belief in  a hands on approach towards creativity and the use of materials. Subjects veer towards the environment, with re-located object trouvés, Neo-Romantic landscapes of existential place, auto suggestive drawings and sci-fi meets the anthropomorphic, creating an exciting collision of engagement and practice.

Olivia McDonagh

© Olivia McDonagh



John Copnall Paintings

27th September - 1st November

Stripes, John Copnall

John Copnall, Stripes (1971) Acrylic on canvas, courtesy the artist’s estate

The Sidney Cooper Gallery is proud to present a selection of works by acclaimed painter John Copnall (1928-2007). Son of sculptor Bainbridge Copnall, John studied painting at the Sir John Cass College before enrolling at the Royal Academy in 1949. Later John became an influential lecturer and for many years taught at the Central School of Art & Design and at the Canterbury College of Art. During this time he continued to exhibit widely having solo shows at the ICA, Ikon gallery Birmingham  and De la Warr Pavillion and was elected to The London Group in 1989.



Remembering, we Forget; Poets, Artists and the First World War.

12th November - 17th December

This exhibition has been structured round key poems of the First World War, by poets such as Vera Brittain, Ivor Gurney, David Jones and Siegfried Sassoon. Alongside these, contemporary artists respond to the First World War, and specifically to its memorialisation, from the distance of 100 years.

K. J. Shepherdson

© K J Shepherdson


The gallery is open Tuesdays - Fridays 10.30am - 5pm, and Saturdays 11.30am - 5pm. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays, and in between exhibitions.