Kate Giles

“by some accidental brush marks, suddenly appearance comes in with a vividness that no accepted way of doing it would be brought about”.  Francis Bacon

Kate is keenly aware of the inheritance of the Anglo-Dutch landscape tradition and in particular Constable's deep engagement and familiarity with embodied life: an alertness to what is “known by heart”.
She grew up in Norwich and having read English at Oxford, studied at the Camberwell and Falmouth schools of Art [1986-90]. She has exhibited widely, particularly in London and across East Anglia,and has now returned to Norfolk to work and live. She has shown her paintings, drawings and prints extensively across Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, London, Cambridge and Dorset. Her work has also been exhibited internationally in Russia, Canada and USA.



1987 - 1990 Falmouth College of Art, BA Hons FA
1986 - 1987 Camberwell College of Art and Design                         

1981 - 1984 New College Oxford. BA Hons Eng Lit




19 May to 26 September: Rock Paper Scissors, by Contemporary and Country, at Houghton Hall Stables, North Norfolk. Running alongside an exhibition of Tony Cragg. (Group).

Somewhere Unexpected, Norwich Castle Open Art Show. EAFF


12 July to 1 November: A Fine Balance, by Contemporary and Country at Houghton Hall Stables, North Norfolk. Running alongside an exhibition of Anish Kapoor. (Group).

15 February to 23 March: The Maltings Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk. 10 to 5.30pm daily, 4.30pm, Sundays (Solo)

"The Narrative of Trees" in association with The Arborealists, Gallery East Woodbridge (Group)

"Small is Beautiful", Flowers Gallery, Cork Street

26-28 February: Works on Paper 2020, at the Frestonian Gallery, London. 11am - 7pm. 29 Feb 10am to 1pm
Davina Barber and Laura Lopez present Works on paper (Group)


"FFS" (FairForSaatchi) Davina Barber stand (Group) 

"Port to Port”, Library Gallery, Great Yarmouth and Fermoy Gallery, King’s Lynn (Group)

”Festival” by Contemporary and Country at The Stables Houghton Hall, Norfolk (Group)

Aldeburgh Festival: PrintRoom Studio, Sweffling, Suffolk (Solo)

East Anglian Women Artists of Today. Geedon Gallery, Fingringhoe

Art Fair East, Contemporary and Country, Norwich (Group)


Pop up at Houghton Hall alongside Damien Hirst (Group)

“Small is Beautiful”, Flowers, Cork Street, London

Artspace, Woodbridge, Suffolk (Solo)

“Grounded”, Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk (Solo)

“The Greater the Distance, the Clearer the View”, Cley18, NNEP, Cley, Norfolk

Black Barns, Cockley Cley, Norfolk

"Inheritance",Norwich Castle Open Art Show.EAFF

2016 to 2017

Salisbury Museum: “Constable in Context: Salisbury Cathedral in the Meadows in Perspective.”

Artspace, Woodbridge, Suffolk (Solo)


“Place”: The Black Barns, Cockley Cley, Norfolk

“In Norfolk Now”. Cley16, North Norfolk Exhibitions Project

“Secret Rose Auction”. Flowers Gallery on behalf of Royal Brompton and Honiton Arts

“Small is Beautiful”. Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London


“Far and Near” 68th Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition with the sculpture of Brian Taylor, Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery

“By Land and by Water.” Frost and Reed group show at the Pitt Building Cambridge

“Hommage and Transcription.” Kapil Jariwala, London

Geedon Gallery, Fingringhoe, Essex

Russell Gallery, Putney
“Remembrance.” St Martin’s Gospel Oak, London


Royal Watercolour Society Open Competition: Patron's Prize
Threadneedle Prize Exhibition. Mall Galleries  
Art Wave West, Morcomblake, Dorset  
Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh


Lynne Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition
London Group Centenary Open


Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Frost & Reed. Mixed Show, Works on Paper
Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh
Concert Hall Gallery, Snape Maltings New English Art Club, Mall Galleries


Festival Artist: 63rd Aldeburgh Festival of Music & Arts (Solo)
“Antiphonal,” Paintings from St. Petersburg. Frost and Reed, St James’ London (Solo)
Mall Gallery: “The Discerning Eye”


Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto  
Five Suffolk Painters, Snape Maltings, Suffolk  
Art London, Frost & Reed  
Frost & Reed Summer and Christmas Exhibitions
Toronto International Art Fair, Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto.
Lynne Strover Gallery, Fen Ditton, Cambridge (Solo)


 Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, Frost & Reed. 
Butley Mills Open Studios, Suffolk

2006 to 2015   

Alde Valley Spring Festival, Great Glemham, Suffolk


“Arthouse”, Aldeburgh
“The Big Shed”, Iken, Suffolk


Autumn Show, Geedon Gallery, Essex
“New Landscapes”, Thompson’s Gallery, The City
“A Celebration of the River”, Thackeray Gallery, Snape Maltings  
Affordable Art Fair, New York. John Martin Gallery  
National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2002 to 2015

Annual Mixed Shows/ Art Fairs with Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh


“The Darkened World”, The Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh. Festival Exhibition  
The 30th Laing Sea and Landscape Competition, Mall Galleries


Sharon Arts, Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA. (Solo)
Drawings, “Mother Clap’s Molly House” Lyttleton Foyer, National Theatre (Solo)


New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London
Bankside Browser/Archive. Tate Modern, London
Peter Grimes, Welsh National Opera, Sadler’s Wells, London. (Solo)

1998 to 2015

Regular solo shows at Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery