Exhibitions 2019/2020

"John Midgley, by contrast, often works repeatedly from the same motif, searching for that hidden abstract quality that gives a painting its real worth.” (Eastern Daily Press)

The Book

A recent collaboration with fellow artist and lifelong friend Mike Pert saw John produce 'The Book' - a concertina-style collection of 'to and fro' original artworks which were created as a result of the pair passing a sketch book backwards and forwards between each others' studios.

The Book, as well as other new paintings by John and Mike, will be on show at the Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand, from 20-31 January, 2020.

Eastern Daily Press, October 2019

Praise for John's 2019 major one-man show at Anteros Arts, Norwich . . .

"A stunning exhibition with exceptional art.”  Caroline Evans. Artist/Client

"Super show showing the range of your work."  Keron Beattie, Norfolk Contemporary Arts Society.

"A really fun show - good mixture of landscapes, street scenes and studies and such sure lines.  Peter Jeffrey /client

"Marvellous."  Frances Martin, Norwich 20 Group.

"Fantastic. Loved the variety of scale - these images worked so well, big or small."  Martin Lawrence, artist/Norwich 20 Group

Previous exhibitions . . .


In what was one of the busiest years of his career, John had no fewer than six exhibitions in 2016. These included a group show at Burnham Overy Staithe in March, an exhibition with the Norwich 20 Group at the Forum, Norwich, in July, and a mixed show at the Art House Cafe, Cromer, also in July. John's work was on show as part of the North Norfolk Exhibition Project Cley 16 exhibition, which runs at Cley church during the summer.


In August, his work went on show at The Old Workshop Gallery, Corpusty, alongside textiles by Maggie Midgley, sculpture by Harry Baker and collage by Dolores Grace.

In 2017, John had a solo show  at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, as well as a major retrospective featuring work dating back to the 1970s, to the present day. 


Haven, painted for Cley 16

Exhibitions, 2015 

Land Lines, a major exhibition by John Midgley, ran at the Fairhurst Gallery, Websdales Court, off Bedford Street, NR2 1AR for three weeks in April 2015.  www.fairhurstgallery.co.uk


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Landscape Here and Now: John's work was also on show from March 20 - April 12 at the Wymondham Arts Centre as part of Landscape Here and Now, Curated by Martin Laurance, the exhibition featured work by five artists who share a passion for landscape painting.  www.wymondhamarts.com

 Other 2015 exhibitions included the Norwich 20 Group annual show at the Forum, Norwich and exhibitions at Mandells Gallery and the Anteros Arts Foundation.

Exhibitions 2014 


 Exhibitions in 2014 included: NCAS Norfolk Contemporary Art 2014 at the Forum, Norwich, and Norwich 20 Group 70th anniversary exhibition at the Theatre Royal, Norwich.

In summer, 2014, six of John's paintings were exhibited at Cley Church as part of Cley 2014, A Creative Conversation. Curated by Polly Binns and Rod Bugg, the month-long exhibition featured works by more than 30 artists at various locations around the village of Cley, on the north Norfolk coast.

Land Lines, John Midgley at Cley

A Creative Conversation, Cley 2014