Arts Derbyshire


Courtney Gallery Presents Jiri Borsky – a Solo Exhibition




We are very pleased to present a solo exhibition
by renowned Staffordshire artist



29th April – 20th May

Opening: Saturday 29th April



Music, Love and Nature
Recent Work

Jiri Borksy is well known for his exquisite figurative work, especially around the themes of lovers and musicians, while his love for organic gardening has become one of his favourite subjects.

Birds overflying landscapes is a recurring theme in Jiri’s output, especially his recent artwork. It affords a high viewpoint comparable to drone camera shots indispensable to any current TV documentary. Fleeting glimpses of fragments of ground below merge with outstretched wings, free of strict rules of traditional perspective.

Alternative means of organising pictorial space, learned from sources spanning from Egyptians to medieval painters to cubism are employed in many of his works, the intended poetic results always taking preference to verisimilitude.

If you cannot make it to the gallery, browse the online exhibition will be on our website from 1st of May.





Courtney Gallery is a member of the Own Art scheme, which means that you can buy the art and craft you love and pay for it in monthly, interest-free instalments.
Own Art is a national initiative, supported by Arts Council England, which enables anyone and everyone to start their own art collection.
Applying for an Own Art loan is easy! The first stage is the difficult bit – deciding what to buy. Take a look at our wonderful range of artworks and see how easy it is to take it home.


For example, this phenomenal painting by Jiri Borsky costs £1,000.00 which may seem like a lot to pay in one go. But with an Own Art loan, you could be paying £100.00 a month for 10 months with 0% interest. And the best part? You can take your painting home with you straight away.
Ask us about Own Art
For more information, go to



Upcoming Exhibitions


Our diary is packed with exhibitions by many renowned artists in the area, be sure you don’t miss out on any of these dates:


APRIL 29 – MAY 20 Solo exhibition with Jiri Borsky
MAY 16 – 20: QEGS Year 11 exhibition
JUNE 3 – 24 Solo exhibition with Louise Jannetta
JULY 8 – 29 Solo exhibition Colin Halliday
SEPTEMBER 9 – 23 Solo exhibition with Laura Parker
(winner of the 2022 Ashbourne Festival Summer Exhibition)
OCTOBER 7 – 28 Solo exhibition with John Connolly
NOVEMBER 11- 25 Solo exhibition with Lewis Noble
DECEMBER 2 – 30 Solo exhibition with Wendy Darker


A very special exhibition is taking place on 16th – 20th MAY – the QEGS Year 11 exhibition entirely put together by Art students from QEGS. This forms part of the Courtney Gallery’s continuing  commitment to supporting youth art and art in the community, i.e. sponsoring the art prizes for the Ashbourne Festival Summer Exhibition and exhibiting the work of the winner of the PDA Emerging Artist Award.





£110 which will include a 2 course lunch and all materials.
Suitable for beginners and intermediates.
To book: phone 01335 324502




A brand new spring menu with some old favourites and delicious new dishes, like our Fusilli, cherry tomato, olives, pine nuts, parmesan and red pesto salad. Buttery croissants and pain au chocolate are also new to our breakfast menu. We accommodate special diets where possible, including gluten-free, dairy free and vegetarian items.


Our next book choices are:

May 2nd   The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams.
June 6th  Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield. (Penguin Ed.)
July 4th    Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Aug 1st     How to Fail by Elizabeth Day


Visit our Café webpage for our full menus.

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