Kings Hill hosts new art exhibition

Work by one of Britain’s leading contemporary landscape artists – whose paintings have been exhibited alongside pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali – can now be seen at a new art exhibition in Kings Hill.

Since his first exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts London in 1973, Alan Rankle’s paintings have been widely shown throughout the UK, Europe and the United States. His style has been described as being as visually spectacular and formally composed as the landscape art of the 17th and 18th centuries but infused with layers of historical and contemporary cultural references.

Alan Rankle’s paintings can now be viewed in The Control Tower in the centre of the garden village where they form part of a larger exhibition of works by six other artists.

Also being exhibited are award-winning ceramicist Frances Doherty, whose inspiration comes from flowers and plants, and sculptor Diccon Dadey, whose creations are mainly fabricated entirely from sheet metal although some include salvaged or drift wood while others are made entirely from scrap metal. In addition, there are works by Ella Clocksin, Amanda Bee, Kirsten Reynolds, Kate Rochester and Rue Asher.

The exhibition is spread across eight locations within Kings Hill – seven office buildings, each highlighting the work of one or two of the participating artists, and The Control Tower Gallery, which features a selection from them all. 

“This is our first exhibition of the year and we are delighted to be displaying work by such a range of artists, some up-and-coming and others firmly-established talents,” said June Frickleton of Frickleton Fine Art, who curates the exhibitions on behalf of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust.

The new exhibition, which is free to visit and runs until 29 February, is the first of three planned for this year. Anyone wishing to book an appointment to view the works of art on display in The Control Tower Gallery can email

Details of each artist, together with an example of their work, are listed on