Arts Derbyshire


Enjoy the journey! 🖼️

You are invited to the opening of a solo exhibition
and live demonstration by Peak District artist



Saturday 3rd June

where you can meet the artist and watch her in action!
The exhibition will run from


3rd – 24th June



Enjoy The Journey

Renowned Buxton artist, Louise Jannetta, creates an eclectic compendium of mixed media art, using a variety of techniques and media to create her artwork.  The exhibition will focus on highly textured paintings, utilising a haptic evocation of memory and place, reflected in both abstract work and her popular theme of trees.

The image shows parts of two new paintings: a textured tree oil painting ‘Autumn Leaves’, and ‘Another Way’ a mixed media collage inspired by the Japanese art of Momigami and the Korean art of Joomchi which also includes mulberry bark papers.

The exhibition will be available to view at the Courtney Gallery during the ASHBOURNE FESTIVAL as a fringe event.

If you cannot make it to the gallery, browse the online exhibition that will be on our website from 4th of June.



The Ashbourne Festival opens every year with a Summer Exhibition that showcases the rich and varied art created by local artists in the area. Professional artists are also invited to display their work, many of whom regularly exhibit at the Courtney Gallery, e.g. Kim Seaton, Colin Halliday, Kerri Pratt, Giles Davies, Ian Palmer and Lewis Noble.

The Courtney Gallery sponsors the prizes for the Summer Exhibition through a cash prize for the winner of the people’s vote and exhibiting the professional winner’s artwork, as part of our ongoing community support.





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 Louise Janntta costs £1,200.00 which may seem like a lot to pay in one go. But with an Own Art loan, you could be paying £120.00 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:


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






Dates for your diary – 2023 Wendy Darker workshops:





Drop in for a healthy meal or delicious cake and a bottomless tea at our popular Gallery Café. Enjoy a cuppa of your favourite tea, go do your shopping and come back afterwards for another tea that is still bottomless! We accommodate special diets where possible, including gluten-free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian items.


Our next book choices are:

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
Sept 5th    The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.


Visit our Café webpage for our full menus.

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