turntable gallery is a newly established, contemporary art space, in the heart of Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. Founded and directed by two internationally renowned artists - Dale Wells and Darren Neave (RCA), who met whilst studying at the University of Lincoln.
Our high street gallery space is kindly being supported by Skippko, an arts organisation based in Holbeck, Leeds.
Since March 2022, we hosted many shows, including Jake Chapman’s ‘HINTERGRUND’ exhibition, which featured brand new exclusive work. Our diary for 2023 will include shows by Tim Noble and Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller.
turntable gallery is growing from strength to strength!
Coming in late July and coinciding with many Pride events over Summer, turntable gallery is delighted to bring together an eclectic mix of contemporary LGBTQA + artists who use print and 2D multiples as part of their practice.
This collection draws together established artists with fresh, up and coming talents whose outlook is funny, colourful and vital.
Artists include Charlotte Prodger, Helen Cammock, Gilbert & George, Prem Sahib, Pablo Bronstein with Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan.
Grim and Havelock: The Wake represents the culmination of many years of research and debate, regarding not just the legend but the heritage of our great town.
The show aims to display the statue of Grim and Havelock by the late Douglas Wain-Hobson in its ultimate state of disrepair. Visitors can share their thoughts and memories of this iconic local sculpture and join us to celebrate the work’s former life. In doing so we hope that you will become part of the statues history and legacy, and make the future resurrection of the piece possible.
The exhibition presents classical recounts of the legend and weaves them with a contemporary timeline of how the sculpture has earned its place in the history of our town.
Darren and Dale share their own recollections and research around the significance of the sculpture and invite you all to share your stories, in a brand new show, which immerses the visitor in the sights, scents and stories of The Wake.
In celebration of the Coronation of Kings Charles Spaniel III, we are throwing open our reveries to include the other kings within the animal Kingdom. Our window features all nine of these magnificent beasts. Long may they reign over the seas, land and skies of our planet. Long Live King Kong!
turntable gallery is delighted to present a collection of works by acclaimed British artist, Jeremy Deller.
With themes ranging from political discord to the artistic ego, Deller traces this broad interests in art and culture, in part, to childhood visits to museums and galleries. After meeting Andy Warhol in 1986, Deller spent two weeks at The Factory in New York. He began making serious work in the early 1990s, often showing them outside of conventional galleries. In 1993, while his parents were on holiday, he secretly used the family home for an exhibition titled ‘Open Bedroom’.
Amongst his many accolades, Deller won the Turner Prize in 2004 with ‘Memory Bucket’, and represented Britain in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Over the past three decades he has become a guiding force in contemporary art. Much of his work ephemeral in nature, incorporating video, installation and live events including campaigning and protest, and as such avoids commodification.
turntable gallery is delighted to present work by Peter Forster (1934 -2021), one of the country’s preeminent wood engravers of the late 20th century.
Following National Service, Peter pursued a career as a freelance illustrator before taking employment in the Department of the Environment’s graphic design studio. Assigned the task of designing guide books, he felt 'he'd sold his soul' and left in 1985 to continue his life’s work as a wood engraver and printer.
The print, Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense, (1988) was acquired by the V&A for their permanent collection, and was originally commissioned for Square Peg, a gay arts magazine. Peter had a gift for smuggling the seditious into the most austere of surroundings, with scintillating caricature and parody.
We need your help to setup a ZINE FEST (comic/magazine/fanzine festival) within our town of Grimsby. This will promote creativity and create a community in which people can share ideas and support each other.
There has been lots of intrigue about the initial discussions of running a zine event. This money will be used to promote it within and around the local area. We want to give our local creative talent an audience, and in doing so, promote and sell their work.
Please give what you can on our Crowdfunding page: www.crowdfunder.co.uk
We have a few rewards you can buy, to sweeten the deal. Check them out!
turntable gallery is very pleased to announce that we have spawned a twin! Working with WE1 - Heritage, we will be moving in 2023! Watch this space!
Dale Wells and Darren Neave from turntable gallery need your help and support in making this happen.
Please sign the petition to send a clear signal of your support.
We have tracked Grim down!
We can assess how badly damaged he is and give him a public space, so the townsfolk can see the amount of work that needs to be done. He can once again become the emblematic figurehead and a well-loved work of art. This is a great symbol of the town and needs to be re-kindled and nurtured!