Touring Summer 2019 - Grand Union, River Wey, London

Artists Afloat - 2019 tour

Now concluded. Contact us for information on any of the artists.

Our Floating Gallery exhibits work from established artists who find inspiration on the waterways of the UK. Many are members of The Guild of Waterway Artists including: Eric Gaskell, Jan Vallance, Chris Slaney, Lesley Pearson, Dusty Miller, Charlotte Ashman and Dave Gardham.

Paintings, prints and cards will appeal to lovers of quality art and the waterways.

A Small Box of River

Created by artist Jake Attree and Poet Robert Powell  this exhibition explores both a physical-geographical space as well as the real and abstract stories of the people that live, or once lived, within these places. It is also, quite literally, an exploration of the relationship and interplay between the visual & the written word: the boundaries that differentiate a book from a work of art or a series of words from a drawing...the symbols of creative communication.

Jake Attree

Born in York and now living in Saltaire, Jake Attree is one of Yorkshire’s best known and respected artists. A graduate of Liverpool College of Art and the Royal College of Art, he has exhibited widely in Britain and in New York. His work is in numerous civic and gallery collections in the UK and abroad, including Leeds, Bradford, York, Calderdale and Dortmund.

Robert Powell

Robert Powell was born in Ottawa, Canada, and now lives in York. He has worked for many years in the fields of journalism, photography, urbanism, and the arts. Robert’s first collection Harvest of Light was published in 2007 by Canada’s Stone Flower Press. His second collection, All, was published in the UK in 2015 by Valley Press. He was the winner of the 2012 Elmet Prize, and his poems and stories have appeared in Bridport Prize: The Winners(2010), Dreamcatcher, Orbis and The Rialto, as well as numerous Canadian journals.