"Earlier in the year I saw a listing on E-bay UK for a copy of the 1995 John Leech and Gow Langsford Galleries Annual Spring Catalogue. It was £12. This was the first Spring Catalogue the Gallery produced and although a nominal sum, its presence on a British selling platform more than twenty years later is, in a small way, significant for us. The catalogue was an annual tradition and a highlight of the exhibition calendar for many years but in more recent times we have focused our efforts on other formats for our publications and on artist monologues.
The past eighteen months with the various stages of lockdown and restrictions have caused us to think differently again. For 2021 we were working towards a series of off-site exhibitions that would complement our regular exhibition schedule and include this collection of work, but with the arrival of Delta and the subsequent new restrictions, we faced the real possibility of online only exhibitions. The return to a good, longstanding tradition seemed prudent.
For the first time the Annual Catalogue 2021-22 is accompanied by a publication focused on our represented artists, who are at the very heart of our business. Although uncertain, we hope you will be able to view this exhibition at the gallery and we look forward to welcoming you in, whenever it may be."
- Anna Jackson, Director. November 2021
Our Annual Catalogue exhibition will run until the end of January 2022 and features works from Jude Rae, Richard Killeen, Pablo Picasso, Pat Hanly, Jacqueline Fahey, Bill Hammond, Tony Cragg, Katharina Grosse, Ralph Hotere, Bernar Venet, John Pule, Judy Millar, Anish Kapoor, Colin McCahon, Frances Hodgkins, Tony Fomison, Barry Flanagan, Allen Maddox, Max Gimblett, Paul Dibble, Dick Frizzell and Michael Smither.