St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BH

24th January – 22nd March, 2020.

Jeremy Gardiner – TALK

To coincide with the exhibition, Gardiner will be talking about his ‘South by Southwest’ project, including the places he has visited, the artists who have preceded him and the influence of posters and popular art on his latest body of work. Jeremy will be available to sign copies of his new book from 7pm.

Friday 21st February
7 for 7.30pm (ends 8.30pm) Lymington Baptist Church, New Street (opposite St Barbe Museum)

Friends of St Barbe: Free
Guests: £5

Jeremy Gardiner has spent the last five years exploring locations on Britain’s south coast. This voyage has resulted in a new body of work gathered in ‘South by Southwest’, the book and accompanying touring exhibition.

Gardiner has taken his inspiration, not only from the natural world which has long been a feature of his work, but from popular portrayals of the coastal landscape in travel posters, guide books, postcards and ViewMaster reels.

Exhibition installation for News 1

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BH

24th January – 22nd March, 2020.

Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2RT

28th March – 13th June 2020.

The Nine British Art, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6AB

23rd June – 14th July 2020.


South by Southwest portrays the stretch of coast from Ilfracombe in North Devon to St Margaret’s Bay in Kent, through the unique vision of landscape painter Jeremy Gardiner. In this latest series of paintings, created over the past five years, Gardiner demonstrates an acute sense of his place in history, and the history of place: the geology, maritime history and industrial heritage of this constantly evolving coast, a shoreline that has long held a fascination for British artists.

Gardiner’s points of reference range from 19th-century landscape painting to Shell posters, from the St Ives modernists to picture postcards. Each offers a key to a view, over which Gardiner layers his own memory of a place, accumulated through time, changing light and weather. Capturing the hidden structures and movement of landscape, as well as the detail of harbours, piers and lighthouses, his paintings are specific though never insular.

South by Southwest, the book, includes essays by leading art historians Andrew Lambirth, Christiana Payne and Judith LeGrove.


South by Southwest

176  pages /  230 x 260mm

hardback with full colour illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-911408-43-7