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Emily Jolley, Solo Show: 30 December - 25 January 2024

Updated: Jan 26

© Emily Jolley

Emily provides an insight into the development of her latest artworks in this solo show, which includes examples from her Shards and Ashes series. These were inspired by ideas of momentary experience and memory, and this quote:


‘These new experiences glittered like shards of glass against the ashes of what had gone before’ (from ‘Unbecoming’ by Sarah Jolley)


Her most recent work* develops further on this theme, embracing the rawness of the chosen materials and mark-making to create striking paintings that achieve balance within chaos; something precious from something disposable; epitomising strength and fragility.

*These works are marked NFS (not for sale) as this series is still in progress; the full series will be exhibited in Cambridgeshire and Bath later in 2024. Enquiries are welcome; sales can be negotiated.

About the Artist:


Emily Jolley specialises in elegant abstract paintings incorporating emulsion paint, influenced by Modernism including Abstract Expressionism.


“I aim to create work that is beautiful and invites contemplation.”


Shortlisted for the Visual Artists’ Association professional artist award 2023, Emily has studios in Huntingdon and Cambridge and is an active arts organiser and member of Indie Cambridge, the Neotists, Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge Arts Network, and is co-director of Cambridge Creative Network.


Emily is the founder and curator of Huntingdon Art Gallery, which was conceived of through conversations with Priya Samani, owner of the Toasterly Awesome Café and Weigh Too Good. Huntingdon Art Gallery has been made possible through collaboration with and the support of Paula Carr, owner of Cambs Lock, and Priya. Find out more at


See also and Instagram @emilyjolleyfineart

© Emily Jolley

Exhibition duration: Saturday 30 December 2023 - Thursday 25 January 2024

For sales please visit Cambs Lock or contact

For other enquiries please contact

Huntingdon Art Gallery, Cambs Lock, 1 St Marys St, Huntingdon, PE29 3PE

Opening times:

Monday: 10:00-17:00

Tuesday: 10:00-17:00

Wednesday: 10:00-17:00

Thursday: 10:00-17:00

Friday: 10:00-17:00

Saturday: 09:00-17:00

Sunday: 10:00-16:00


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