Jeremy Gardiner b. 1957


South by Southwest

The Nine British Art is delighted to be continuing its long relationship with Jeremy Gardiner this year with a touring exhibition from this leading British landscape artist. South by Southwest  focuses on the coastline from Kent to Cornwall and confirms Gardiner is at the peak of his career.


The show at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery in Lymington, Hampshire has now closed and the planned transfer to Falmouth Art Gallery later this month has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus and temporary closure of the venue. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the show to London later this year, particularly the thirty new paintings in South by Southwest which perfectly complement our 2018 popular exhibition at The Nine British Art, Tintagel to Lulworth Cove.


As Jeremy says, South by Southwest is the culmination of a five-year voyage around Britain’s south coast, a “seaside odyssey” as he calls it. What makes Gardiner’s works stand apart is his judicious and innovative use of colour, shape, and texture. One glimpse at this new body of works confirms that his is an almost spiritual quest to understand the coastal landscape which has always been an inspiration.


We will keep you updated regarding exhibtion dates. In the meantime please look at our Publications Page and the latest monograph, South by Southwest, The Coast Revealedon Jeremy Gardiner's career to date.


Trained at Newcastle University and the Royal College of Art, Jeremy Gardiner is one of Britain's leading landscape painters. Through painting and printmaking, Gardiner excavates sedimentary layers of geological history, depicting contemporary landscapes shaped by both humankind and the forces of nature.


His work creatively transforms the lessons learnt from pioneering modern British landscape painters such as John Tunnard, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon and the American artist Richard Diebenkorn. Despite living in the US for fourteen years, and painting in both Brazil and Greece, Gardiner admits: 'it is still England that stirs my imagination most'.


He is the recipient of many awards including a Churchill Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Harkness Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work has received honorary mention from Prix Ars Electronica and, in 2013, was awarded the Discerning Eye ING Art Prize.


A Head of Postgraduate Studies at Ravensbourne University, London, Gardiner was Artist in Residence at Nottingham University in 2010. He has taught at the Royal College of Art and was a founding member of the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute of Art and Design, New York.


His work has been commissioned by General Electric, IBM and NYNEX and is held in numerous private and public collections including BNP Paribas, GlaxoSmithKline, Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, the UK Government Art Collection, Imperial College and the V&A. Gardiner has exhibited across Europe and in the US, South America, Japan, Australia and China.