Exhibition: Im In The Garden

June 7, 2017 in Curators Programme, What's on?


Joanne Hummel-Newell, Adam Gillam, Hermione Allsopp and Laura Hathaway

Curated by Joanne Hummel-Newell

IM IN THE GARDEN is an exhibition resulting from an 18-month arts council funded residency working from an allotment shed.

Joanne Hummel-Newell has invited 3 artists to exhibit new works alongside her own exploring issues such as social integration and circular economy at the artist run space, Depozitory.

Integration is a major new work which responds to human planting systems and social integration. Joanne has drawn comparisons between the patterns of planting arrangements created by allotment gardeners to encourage growth and the social segregation patterns which we are currently witnessing at a time of hardening attitudes to both disadvantaged people and immigrants.

Having spent time exploring various aspects of the allotment, from planting cycles to characters within the community, Joanne became interested in the plot owners’ resourcefulness when using materials. She has taken some of the unique and sometimes eccentric ways of creating structures out of salvaged materials for building sheds, bird scarers, intricate wires, nets and pole systems for supporting plant growth as inspiration for the selection and curation of a series of works by other artists, which will be exhibited in the gallery alongside her own.

Rainbow Garden is a satellite exhibition consisting of a public artwork displayed on Platform 2 at Ryde Esplanade train station, which was commissioned by Community Rail Partnership and Arts Council England.

A mobile greenhouse created by Joanne Hummel-Newell and Laura Hathaway will be displayed in the Depozitory grounds throughout the duration of the exhibition and will be part of the Ryde Illuminated Carnival Procession in September.


30 June – 09 July and then by appointment until 17 July

Vernissage Friday 30 June 7pm

Artists in conversation with Jonathan Parsons Friday 14 July 3pm

Open daily 11- 4pm

Exhibition Archive: www.iminthegarden.com

Address: Foal Arts, Depozitory, 23 Nelson Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1PZ


This residency and exhibition was made possible by Ryde Arts festival, Ryde Town Council and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.


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Free Family Workshop

April 24, 2017 in What's on?


Join our resident artists on a journey of sculpture, textiles and mark-making at this free family drop-in workshop.

Participants will be helping to create work towards a large artwork, “The Cardboard Castle” that will tour four events this summer including Isle of Wight Festival and Rhythm Tree.

Alongside this there will be demonstrations available from our resident artists and a chance to then try these exciting techniques in our large exhibition space.

Morning session 10am -12 noon.  Afternoon session 1pm – 3pm.

There will be a similar drop-in available to ALL young people and adults in early May too!

Tea and soft drinks available. Please be aware that we have no disabled access and stairs leading to the workshop space, but we will offer any assistance to wheelchair users we can (and push chairs!)

Sponsored by Ryde Town Council






New Studios

October 24, 2016 in What's on?

Having built two new studios at the Depozitory, we are very pleased to welcome Tim Fawcett and Rebecca Robinson. To find more information about these artists please see the Resident Artists section.

What’s on at RYDE ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

June 10, 2016 in What's on?

Ryde Arts Festival 2016























Foal Arts Salon 2015 Artists announced

July 7, 2015 in What's on?

Foal Arts Opens it’s doors at the Depozitory for our summer salon exhibition, featuring new work for sale from selected artists from the solent region. This years Salon runs alongside our Open Studios weekend where the Depozitory studio holders will be opening their spaces to the public, 11am to 4.30 pm daily from 24th-27th July. Join us for the launch of both events on the evening of 23rd July at 7pm

Find us at The Depozitory, 23 Nelson Street, Ryde PO33 2EZ

Selected artists include:

Annike Cullinane,
Barbara Long,
Brenda Ullrich,
Celia Wilkinson,
Christopher Jenkins,
Edna Coatsworth,
Eva Fraser-Harris,
Lisa Heath,
Howard Hardiman,
Jill Wilkinson,
Joanne Hummel-Newell,
Kitty Cooper,
Lynda Gray,
Marius Von Brasch,
Martin Swan,
Maya Malfatti Woods,
Paradox Paul,
Michael Forrest,
Nick Martin,
Russel Richards,
Tabitha Fadden,

Foal Arts Salon – Call for entries

May 6, 2015 in What's on?



EXHIBITION OPEN: Friday 24 July – Monday 27 July 2015

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday 1st July 12pm

NOTIFICATION: Monday 6th July

DELIVERY OF WORKS: Monday 13th July between 9am – 2pm or 5pm – 7pm (or by arrangement)

PREVIEW EVENING: Thursday 23 July 7-9pm

WORK COLLECTION: Monday evening 27th July 5pm – 7pm, or Tuesday 28th July 10am – 1pm.


We are seeking submissions from artists working in the Solent area for the second Foal Arts Salon exhibition. We are keen to select a diverse range of mediums from artists and crafts people. There is no theme, all works submitted should reflect your current arts practice.

Foal Arts is a non funded, not for profit organisation which endeavors to support artistic careers through affordable studio space and exhibition opportunities.

Submission charges:

In order to cover marketing and admin costs, there is a small application fee.

1 work  £10

2 works £15

3 works £20


All aspects of the exhibition will be managed by Foal Arts who will take 35% commission on all sales.

Please email images, 1 page CV and an optional 100 word statement to depozitory@hotmail.com

Subject: OPEN CALL_artist name

Please label your images:  TITLE___ MEDIUM____ DIMENSIONS____ PRICE (including commission)___


Please send a cheque payable to FOAL ARTS CIC and post to Foal Arts, Depozitory, 23 Nelson Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2EZ

Alternatively, request bank transfer details.


Sign up to our newsletter on our home page to hear about future opportunities www.foalarts.org.uk

Little Joy Jewellery Workshops

January 19, 2015 in What's on?

Little Joy Jewellery Workshops – 2015
Beginners & Intermediates
Little joy jewellery’s boutique studio is situated in Ryde , Isle of Wight.
Established Artist Jeweller & Silversmith Lauren Griffiths .
Lauren presents an inspirational range of jewellery workshops consisting of one day intensive workshops & short courses, catered for beginners through to intermediates.
Lauren Introduces a vast range of traditional & contemporary silversmithing techniques . Teaching you how to design & make your very own bespoke piece of precious Silver jewellery , you can wear home or gift a loved one .
Next 2015 Short course will commence –
February 21st/28th & 7th March  (3 consecutive Saturdays)
*Refreshments available
£155 inc all precious materials & tuition .
One Day Workshop
*refreshments available
 ( packed lunch suggested )
£65 inc all precious materials & tuition
Bookings & Information :
Class Updates:
* please note , all Little Joy Classes, are subject to availability. Bookings must be made a minimum of 10 days  prior to class  ,due to preparation of precious materials.
Please note that cancellations after this time will not be refunded however you will be offered a voucher in which you may use at any future workshop date subject to availability.


Foal Arts Winter Salon

December 1, 2014 in What's on?

Join us at 7pm on Thursday 4th Dec to celebrate the opening of our Foal Arts Winter Salon. A chance to meet the artists and curators and enjoy a great night in our converted wesleyan chapel studios

Foal arts throws open its doors for another exhibition of successful and investable artists with added christmas magic including mulled wine on arrival and a musical vernissage. Open all weekend so pop in and warm up your cockles in granny’s cafe/bar with a cup of tea and a homemade mince pie.

Exhibition runs Friday 5th – Monday 8th December 11am – 4.30pm. 23 Nelson street, Ryde, PO33 2EZ. (from town centre head along Cross street, cross George St onto Melville St, left onto nelson street, building halfway down on the right)

Curator lead tours available by appointment. Info@foalarts.org.uk

Selected artists are:


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Barbara Long

Babs Gowan

Celia Wilkinson

Chris Jenkins

Eva Fraser Harris

Gillian Chapman

Lynda Gray

Lisa Heath

Hilary Hayton

Holly Maslen

Howard Hardiman

Ian Whitmore

Joanne hummel-Newell

Jacqueline Cook

Kitty Cooper

Kieron LeVine

Lauren Griffiths

Lisa Traxler

Lyndy Moles

Martin Swan

Matt Chambers

Melanie Swan

Paul Woods and Maya Malfatti Woods

Rebecca Robinson

Sara Netherway

Stephen Butterfield

Steve Miles

Zoe Barker

Foal Arts Salon – Open call

October 28, 2014 in What's on?

EXHIBITION OPEN: Friday 5th Dec – Monday 8th Dec 10-5pm


NOTIFICATION: Sunday 30th Nov

DELIVERY OF WORKS: Tuesday 2nd Dec BETWEEN 9-1pm (or by arrangement)

PREVIEW EVENING: Thursday 4th Dec 7-9pm

WORK COLLECTION: Thursday 10 – 2pm (or by arrangement)

We are seeking submissions from all artists within a 30 mile radius of Foal arts for our first open call, salon style exhibition.

We are looking for a diverse range of mediums from artists and craftspeople.
There is no theme, all works submitted should reflect your current arts practice.

Foal arts has quickly gained recognition for high quality visual art events with high visitor numbers. We endeavor to support and promote artists working on the Isle of Wight and surrounding region.

Submission charges:

In order to cover marketing and admin costs there is a small application fee.

1 work £10

2 works £15

3 works £20

All aspects of the exhibition will be managed by Foal Arts who will take a 30% commission on all sales.

Please email images (with titles, materials, year made and dimentions), 1 page cv and an optional 100 word statement to depozitory@hotmail.com

subject : OPEN CALL_artist name

Please send a cheque payable to FOAL ARTS CIC and post to: Depozitory, 23 Nelson Street, Ryde, isle of wight PO33 2EZ ,
Alternatively, request bank transfer details via depozitory@hotmail.co.uk

Artist portfolio and professional development surgery

October 9, 2014 in Depozitory, What's on?



Foal arts is offering one-to-one tailored sessions for artists and crafts people wanting to develop their practice and further their career. Consultations are £30 and last approx 1hr .

We can help you in these areas:


Professional development/Artist portfolio reviews /Approaching galleries /Promotion/Marketing Starting your own gallery/project space Applying for University. These sessions are run by resident artist Joanne Hummel-Newell.

Joanne studied at the Royal College of Art and previously curated the Quay Arts Galleries as Exhibitions Organiser. Her arts practice ranges from moving image to large scale painting and installation and her work was recently short listed for the Jerwood drawing prize, The Royal Watercolour society contemporary prize, and for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014. She was featured in a Times article titled ‘picking up a picasso is one click away’ and in the observer ‘New generation turns its back on Emin and Hirst’s conceptual artworks’. 

To book a surgery, please email 6 images, web links, cv and main subjects for discussion To: info@foalarts.org.uk