Christmas Exhibition : The Diamond Exhibition


Saturday 18th November - Sunday 3rd December 2017  (10.00am - 6.00pm)

Venue : The Gallery, Brookvale House, Oaker, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2JJ
(AA Signposted) 01629 55851 (admission free)

Please note: The road layout in Matlock has recently changed, click here for printable directions.

Every winter Pollyanna opens her private gallery for an exhibition inspired by her love of British Wildlife. This year Pollyanna is staging a very special event to commemorate the 60th exhibition to which she has welcomed people in her own gallery. Visitors can view over fifty original paintings on display to the public for the very first time, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Pollyanna will be on hand throughout and will be pleased to chat to visitors about her work and the wildlife which inspires her.

  hare / dark         fox / dark

Visitors will also be able to browse at leisure through the latest additions to Pollyanna's extensive ranges of greetings cards, fine art and limited edition prints, and a wide variety of gift ware featuring her work - including stationery, jigsaws, tea sets, china mugs, linen ware cross stitch kits, signed sets of her postage stamps issued in Africa, and first day covers for the Royal Mail alongside an exclusive display of the latest selection of gift ware commissioned by Harrods.  All of her books will be available, and Pollyanna will be happy to sign copies purchased during the event. Two new signed limited edition prints will be exclusively launched during the exhibition.  The latest brand new card and paper crafting kits and printable DVDroms will also be available - as launched live on television in a series of regular and increasingly popular programmes featuring Pollyanna live in the studio on the Create and Craft channel! 

There will be over 150 Christmas card designs to choose from, including the latest charity cards designed by Pollyanna for the RSPB, Guide dogs for the Blind, The Born Free Foundation, Blue Cross and Marie Curie among many others. New fine art calendars of her work will be available for 2018, along with a range of eco-friendly wrapping paper and cards, and even Christmas decorations featuring Pollyanna’s designs!


While you are In the area......

Pollyanna's gallery is situated just outside the market town of Matlock - gateway to the Peak District.

Click here for suggestions of other places to visit while in the area, as well as details of restaurants and bed and breakfasts in the town

The gallery is only seven miles from Chatsworth House, one of the most famous historic estates in Britain. Haddon Hall, Lea Gardens and the Crich Tramway museum are also nearby.

"One of my most delightful experiences is to visit Pollyanna Pickering’s Gallery in Derbyshire. To stand there, surrounded by her luminous and beautiful paintings of animals, is breath-taking. "

Virginia McKenna OBE

Did you know...?

  • Pollyanna always exhibits new original paintings in her own gallery before they are displayed anywhere else.
  • Every exhibition in the gallery consist of a brand new collection of work, and has a different theme.
  • The Summer exhibitions are inspired by one of Pollyanna’s . journeys abroad to study and paint endangered species in their natural habitats.
  • The Winter exhibitions feature new paintings of British Wildlife
  • A minimum of ten percent of every sale made in Pollyanna’s gallery is donated through the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation to support animal welfare and conservation projects worldwide.
  • As well as the exhibition of original paintings there is always the opportunity to view the full range of Pollyanna’s fine art prints, cards, books and giftware featuring her work.


Find the Diamond!!

 diamond kingfisher








To celebrate this very special landmark sixtieth exhibition in Pollyanna’s gallery, one of the original paintings on display will include a real diamond mounted as part of the picture!  So one very lucky buyer will own a genuine diamond as part of their chosen artwork.

During the exhibition we will also be running a competition to ‘Find the Diamond’… for a £1.00 entry fee everyone will be able to test their powers of observation  - and the first correct answer drawn from the hat following the exhibition will win a unique prize.  All proceeds will go to wildlife conservation through The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation.


Among the paintings on display there will be the opportunity to view the painting of a Barn Owl in which was short listed for the Landscape Artist of the Year  (above) award earlier this year as well as the study of the Jacob’s Ram (below) which was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Painting in Show 2017 by the Association of Animal Artists 


A wide selection of cards, giftware etc will also be on display


A minimum of ten percent of all sales made during the exhibition will  be donated through the Foundation, and visitors to both the gallery and Pollyanna’s talks during the autumn season will have the opportunity to purchase prize draw tickets to win an original painting.


Tea coffee and biscuits are available throughout the exhibition

Please note the gallery is open strictly by appointment only outside exhibition dates