All These Moments 2023, Mixed Media on Yupo Paper, 121 x 152 cm

Happy Up There


19 September – 29 October 2023


Private view:
Tuesday September 19th  6.30 – 8.30 pm
Thursday September 21st 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Finissage to be announced

Open Days:
Wednesday September 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
12.00 – 6.00 pm

Viewing by appointment at other times

For further information contact Jonathan Ross:
Phone 07747 807576


‘Happiness’ — such a hard sell in the art world, so often seen as a trite emotion. Well how about happiness with a streak of nostalgia and a hint of melancholia; add some humour and joy and I’m damned for ever.

A lot of my work is based on the power that objects have to evoke memories and emotions; may it be a firework waiting to be lit, a votive offering, a treasured toy within a reliquary or a loved one.

As a child I used to buy fireworks with my pocket money, weeks before 5th November; I would line them up in my bedroom entranced. The anticipation of sparkling volcanos, rockets ascending to the heavens, fountains of colour and sound. The reality rarely lived up to the exotic patterns of the poorly printed wrappings.

Likewise toys from my childhood placed within the hand reliquaries spark many associations. These images are further enhanced by song lyrics and stream-of-consciousness Text-ures surrounding them and the monumental subjects of the figure paintings.

Some of these figures — are they turned away in rejection or perhaps, more hopefully, inviting us to step into their space and see what they see? In other works their shadows have a life of their own, let loose across the landscape, radiating lines of connection, though where to, is not revealed to us.

These rays have a double life, but to see that, you will need to turn out the lights!

Selected Exhibitions


2023       “Happy Up There” Gallery 286 London
2021        “Reverse Polarity” with Rupert Goldsworthy Stash Gallery London
2019       “Solo’ Judy Chang Fort Lee New Jersey
2016-17  “Cabinet Of The Last Lighthouse Keeper” Paris Koh Fine Art New York City

2013       “My Haven” Tenri cultural Institute, New York City, curated by Dr Thalia V Vrachopoulos

2012       “Wall of Friends” The Church of Agia Eirini Xania

2011       “No More Heroes” Martinos Gallery, Athens, Greece

2009       “Tale of Three Islands” Retrospective Xania Municipal Art Gallery, Crete, Greece

2009       “Tale of Three Islands” Retrospective Ermoupolis Municipal Gallery, Syros, Greece

2008       “I Should Get Out, Moore” Martinos Gallery, Athens, Greece

2007        Ermoupolis Municipal Gallery, Syros, Greece

2005       “Go Cultivate The Garden” Martinos Gallery, Athens, Greece

2003        Ermoupolis Municipal Gallery, Syros, Greece

1999        Gallery K, London, England

1996        Gallery K, London, England

1995        CSK Gallery, Eton, England

1994        Gallery K, London, England

1989        Firka, Xania, Crete, Greece

1988        Christopher Hull, London, England

1987        British Council Galleries, Athens, Greece

1986        Christopher Hull, London, Greece



2023          “Shot Pint Riot”, Studio 1.1, Gallery, London curated by Stephen Harwood
2022.         “Every Time We Say Goodbye”, Project Gallery, Athens
“Men Only Animus Anima”, Stash Gallery, curated by Sophie Parkin

2021.         “Joy” Stash Gallery, London, curated by Sophie Parkin
2020          “A Horse Walks Into A Bar”, Hampden Gallery UMass Amherst  MA USA. Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi
“Pinned, Stiched and Glitzed” Appel Gallery, Athens, Curated by Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos

2019         “Don”t Leave Me This Way” Stash Gallery, London
“Foodie Fever”  Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, NYC,
Curated by Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos and D. Dominick Lombardi
“Apocalypse Then And Now”  Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery NYC,
Curated by Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos
“Quest For Holy Grail” Project Gallery, Athens, Greece, Curated by Nikos Giavropoulos
“Don’t Leave Me This Way” Stash Gallery London, Curated by Nicholas Moore

2018          “Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists”  Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery NYC, Curated by Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos
“Prossalendi’s Britannia” – Contemporary Perspective, Ionian Academy, Corfu, Curated by Dr Megakles Rogakos and Georgia Damianou

2017        “Postcards From The Edge” Metro Pictures NYC
“Self Indulgence” Hampden Gallery UMass Amherst  MA USA
“Sex and Power” Stash Gallery London UK
“Show Us Your Smalls” Stash Gallery London UK

2016        “TransContinental Nexus” Gallery Donopoulos, Thessaloniki, Greece. Curated by Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos
“Pinned, Stiched and Glitzed” AAW Gallery, Beijing,  China
Curated by Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos
“Exquisite Porch” Synovus & Everett Galleries, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi

“Pinned, Stiched and Glitzed” Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery NYC
Curated by Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos
“Dramas On Earth” ChonBuk National University Gallery(CBNU Art Center) Jeon Ju, South Korea
“Welcome, European Hospitality And It’s Borders” Contemporary Art  Museum – Olivepress, Chania, Crete.

2014        “Recontextualizing The Found”  Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery NYC. Curated by Bill Pangburn and Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos
“The Buffet” Martinos Gallery, Athens, Greece
“The Rule Of Law And The Right To Be Human”, Nikos Kessanlis Exhibition Venue, School Of Art, Athens,Greece

2012        “The Open Mind Of Lefcadio Hearn”, the Nippon Club NYC

2010        “Art and Technology, Man and Machinery”, The Olive Oil Factory, Dromonero  Xania
“The Open Mind Of Lefcadio Hearn”, Lefcadio Hearn Memorial Museum Matsue, Japan

2009          The Open Mind of Lefcadio Hearn” ACG Art Center, Athens, Greece

2007         “2021 International Art Fair” with Gallery K, London

2006         “The Angel”, Gallery K, London, England

2004          Three Person Show with Mixalis Makroulakis and Maria Rota, Poseidonias, Syros, Greece

2000          Jonathan Poole Art 2000, London, England
Cynthia Corbett Gallery,London, England
Gallery K, London, England

1997-99    ”Kiss 5 – 7″ in association with Robin Dutt,Gallery K, London, England.

1996          “Kiss 4″ in association with Robin Dutt, Gallery K, London, England.
“Untitled Colours” Washington Hotel, London, England

1995           Gallery K at Art 95, London, England
“Kiss 3″ in association with Robin Dutt, Gallery K, London, England
Jonathan Poole, Compton Cassey Galleries, Gloucestershire, England
CSK Gallery Eton, England
“British Artists in Greece”, Athens

1994          “Kiss 2″ in association with Robin Dutt, Gallery K, London, England
Jonathan Poole at the Riverside Studios, London, England

1993           Bohun Gallery, Henley, England
Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, London, England
Gallery K, London, England

1992           Artist’s Choice (chosen by Tom Phillips), Flowers East, London, England
The Gallery at John Jones, London, England

1990           Jill Yakas Gallery, Athens, Greece

1989           Christopher Hull, London, England
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames, England

1987           Three Person Show with John Craxton, Dorothy Andrews, Vasso Milenoyannis, Xania, Crete, Greece

1984           Christopher Hull, London, England

1982           Mario Flecha, London, England

1981           Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, London England
“Not The Royal Wedding” Workshop Gallery, London, England



2010            “DFX” Group show Ermoupolis Syros, Greece
2009             2nd Annual show of the Municipal Collection of the Town Hall Ermoupolis Syros, Greece
2019            “Don’t Leave Me This way” Stash Gallery, London, UK
2022            “Every Time We Say Goodbye -” Project Gallery Athens



Kyveli Institute, Ermoupolis, Greece
Municipal Collection of Syros, Greece
Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης Χανίων – Ελαιουργείον, Greece
Municipal Art Gallery Xania Crete,Greece
Collection of Corfu Heritage foundation,  Greece
Collection of The American Collection,Athens
Lefcadio Hearn Museum Matsue, Japan

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