Fantastical Landscapes by Jackie Berridge

28th October – 26th November, 2017

Opening Evening, October 28th, 6 – 8pm



Exhibition Statement

Tarpey Galley is proud to present Fantastical Landscapes by Jackie Berridge, an exhibition of new work from the winner of the Tarpey Gallery Prize from our sponsorship of Nottingham Castle Open 2015.


This new body of work focuses on ‘Fantastical’ paintings that provide a theatre of imaginary landscapes, fictional characters and various props for the viewer to interpret. From the kindest of gestures to sinister acts of Machiavellian treachery the work is concerned with the tiny tales of growing und crumbling relationships and the environments that they take place in. Groupings of individuals and lone characters suggest leaders and factions mimicking the hierarchy of the workplace, different social strata or power struggles in the boardroom.


Although Jackie Berridge’s work is firmly rooted in observational drawing she takes inspiration from a number of sources including the Starship Enterprise, Gogglebox, Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ and the decorative elements of Medieval paintings.


These landscapes create the perfect environment for games and human interaction. Join us on 28th October, 6 – 8pm for an evening dedicated to the fantastical wonders of the imagination.

2007 MA Children’s Book Illustration, Anglian Ruskin University- Distinction. Masters Project 91%
1998 Post Grad Certificate in Arts Practice
1995 Fine Art BA(Hons) – First Class, Nottingham Trent University
1992 Foundation in Art & Design, West Notts College, Mansfield, Notts


Sponsorship and Awards
2017 Rabley Drawing Centre, Drawing Exhibition Solo Show
2016 Nottingham Castle Open – prizewinner. Awarded the John E Wright Prize
2016 Royal Academy Summer Show
Columbia Threadneedle Prize
2014 Nottingham Castle Museum & art Gallery, Nottingham Castle Open (32 artists from 447)
2013 Rabley SKETCH 2013 Exhibition Prize Winner
2012 Cash Prize winner Nottingham Castle Open 2012
2011 Cash Prize winner Nottingham Castle Open 2011
2010 Winner of A-N seasonal greetings design.
2010 Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibiton
2008 Artists as an Entrepreneur, Research & Networking Trip to Lille, France.
2007 Dragon Prize, MA Childrens Book Illustration
1995 Steven George & Partners Prize, Leicester City Open
1997 Daler-Rowney Sponsorship for ”Fragments in Time’
1997 EMA Start-Up Award


Selected solo exhibitions

2014 Perfume and Savages, Angears Centre, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham,
2012 ‘Short, Sharp Blow to the Head…’Trade Gallery, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham
2010 Millgate Museum, Newark, Notts
2009 ‘To Play or Not to Play, ‘DEDA Derby Dance Centre



Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm


Luke Tarpey – 07772404293


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