Jonathan Cooper: 30 Years

12 - 21 July 2018

To mark the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the gallery in Park Walk, we are delighted to announce Jonathan Cooper: 30 Years, a group exhibition celebrating the best of contemporary figurative painting, drawing and sculpture.


This milestone exhibition, which includes 31 international artists represented by the gallery, highlights Jonathan Cooper’s continued passion to discover and promote artists demonstrating a new viewpoint within the genres of wildlife, botanical, landscape and still life.


I am driven by a continued desire to nurture today’s contemporary figurative masters and discover those of tomorrow.

- Jonathan Cooper


Over 30 years, Jonathan Cooper has played an important role in developing the careers of many of today’s figurative greats, including internationally acclaimed botanical artist Rosie Sanders, BP Portrait Award Winner Craig Wylie and wildlife artist Gary Stinton.


The gallery has also been host to some major exhibitions, including; Work from Botanical Artists in the Collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood in 2015, an exhibition in conjunction with Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE, which drew together works by contemporary botanical artists held in Dr Sherwood’s comprehensive botanical collection, the largest in the world.


Jonathan Cooper: 30 Years brings together artists from Australia, Canada, China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA.