27 Jun-15 Jul

Coates and Scarry present the first solo show by Rose Sanderson – ‘A Sense of Place’

Inspired by the natural world, and seeing beauty in the seemly ugly, Rose’s paintings are fresh and intriguing.

All the works have taken natural species out of their natural environments, and into a new world. Playing with perceptions of beauty, the artist works with the idea of being out of place – birds on abstract backgrounds, butterflies on stains, decorated specimens – all embodying a sense of transformation.

A childhood by the sea, nature – in its romance and in its decay – have all inspired Rose’s work. From flitting birds with a light in their eyes through to a mouse fetus embraced by butterfly wings, the work finds beauty in the obvious and in the grotesque.

Rose says “My obsession with birds, in particular, comes from their extraordinary strength, juxtaposed with their extreme fragility. That these creatures can fly the world, resilient yet fragile, never ceases to inspire me.”

Exquisite hand drawn birds and insects, painted on board and wood, touches of neon, all with a sense of life and movement, make Rose’s pieces stand out from the usual depiction of birds and animals.

Innovative modern art curators Coates and Scarry represent a global collection of extraordinary artists. Dedicated to finding innovative and extraordinary art, they work with artists and collectors to showcase and share their passion. For more on Coates and Scarry, please visit

A Sense of Place Private View be held June 27th from 6pm to 10.00pm – please RSVP to

Running alongside Rose’s solo show there will be a group exhibition in the loft with work from D*Face, Angela Lizon, Carlo Cane, Katy Sullivan, Dean Melbourne, Pure Evil, Nigel Cox and Carne Griffiths, the show is a vitally curated show of Coates and Scarry’s exceptional artists – featuring portraits in a variety of styles from the brash graphic-ness of Pure Evil to the oil painting of Katy Sullivan. All the pieces reflect the unique eye of the pair for uncommon art, phenomenal talent matched by a sometimes obvious, sometimes discreet, subversive touch.


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Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm,

Friday – Saturday 10.00am – 8.30,

Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm.


27 Jun 2013 - 15 Jul 2013


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