Nicholas Moore

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

Happy Up There


19 September – 29 October 2023


Private views:

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         “20l21 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.