Exhibitions - Past

- A Selection of Maria's most significant shows, both group & solo exhibitions. These were time restricted exhibitions. 

This page starts with a selection of featured exhibitions, followed further down, by a chronology of gallery exhibitions. It does not include retail outlets.
You are welcome to contact Maria for details of galleries and outlets where her work is currently available, or to discuss commissions and viewings. 


The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Charity Art & Photographic Exhibition 
Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, London 
16th May to 16th June 2013   

Newspaper cuttings of the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster, forming part of the Forman's Gallery exhibition

Both the exhibition and the Charity Auction at Forman's Smokehouse were conceived to raise funds for building a memorial to those involved in the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster in World War Two, in March 1943. At that time, information about the disaster was suppressed in the media, to avoid propaganda. The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust worked tirelessly for decades to raise funds and in December 2017, the memorial was finally completed and inaugurated, near the Tube station itself. Maria is proud to have been involved in that process.


                          The Auction Wall for the Bethnal Green Charity. Duffy'e Bowie picture was still being framed.

The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Charity Art & Photographic Auction
Wednesday 29th May 2013 at 6.30pm.  

This charity auction featured a wide variety of art and photographic work, such as a framed limited edition Aladdin Sane image by Brian Duffy, work by Terence Donovan, Mike Pattison, Ben Eine, Joel Chernin, Rachel Glittenberg, as well as a limited edition bespoke framed image of Maria Bragoli's  'When the Last Tree . . .'

This gala event had Mayor Boris Johnson starting the auction proceedings and comedian John Ryan continuing the auctioneering.  
Mayor Boris Johnson opens the bidding at Forman's Gallery, London, for the Bethnal Green charity with Duffy's Aladdin Sane image

John Ryan takes the winning bid for Maria Bragoli's limited edition work at Forman's Gallery, London

For more info, see:  Bethnal Green Memorial Auction

Forman's Smokehouse is an amazing mix of history and modernity. For generations, it has been a working salmon-smoking outlet, now combined with a restaurant fit for gourmets, superb views of London's Olympic Village and eclectic gallery offerings.

For more info, see: Forman's Smokehouse


Exhibition of 1448 theatre production photography
Art Photography for The Arts 2 
  Friday 8th May - Saturday 30th May  2015

A selection of atmospheric shots, both behind the scenes and on stage, from a number of 1448 theatre productions at The Y Theatre, Leicester


Maria Bragoli Fine Art Photography selected for
Cank Street Gallery Open Exhibition 2014, 
7th - 25th October 2014

All three works that I submitted for the Cank Street Gallery Open exhibition have been accepted and are now hanging on the walls.  This is the first Open exhibition that Cank Street Gallery have held. Spacious and filled with light, Cank Street Gallery is found right in the Old Town part of Leicester, near Leicester Cathedral and the newly rejuvenated pedestrian area.


'Contemplations and Beyond'
   Two week Solo exhibition 
within West End Gallery, Leicester   

Friday 30 May - Saturday 14 June 2014

I am delighted that the West End Gallery hosted a solo exhibition of my work over a two-week period, a very pleasing exhibition. 

Drawing on the basis of my solo exhibition 'Contemplations on Darkness & Light' from a few years ago, a selection of core limited editions was shown side by side with new, previously unseen work, showing the development of the original, core themes.

 A selection of mounted only work is also available long-term from the gallery browsers.


Work selected for Rutland Open 2014
at the Rutland County Museum, Oakham
Catmos St, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HW   Saturday 15th March - Saturday 26th April 2014    
I was delighted that one of my works was selected for this prestigious annual exhibition, especially since it was one of only two photographic images in the whole exhibition.

Maria Bragoli - Rutland Open 2014

Promoted by Arts for Rutland, this exhibition shows a  varied selection of art and sculpture by local East Midlands artists, in the beautiful setting of Oakham's County Museum.  

Rutland Open 2014 Poster - outside Oakham Museum. 
Image taken with permission of Arts for Rutland
One of only two photographic images in the exhibition, 'When the Last Tree . . . ' is a large size limited edition print from The Etching Series - Wistow Trees.  In a hand painted bespoke frame in solid wood, this particular print has a delicate indigo-rose tint surrounding the central oak and background trees.  Other tints and sizes can be commissioned from me directly.

More details of the series can be found HERE


 - Theatre production shots (commissioned) of rehearsals, backstage work, actors and plays
       The Y Theatre, Leicester 

Maria Bragoli - Art Photography for The Arts 1448 - 2013 
1448 - 2014  Exhibition at Y Theatre, Leicester
An exhibition of theatre production shots from the 1448 theatre festivals held at The Y Theatre in 2013 and 2014. I have told the story of the backstage creation of short plays, from initial theme to final rehearsal. There are also shots from the final plays on stage, capturing essential atmospheric moments.  Capturing the images in an art photography style, they become an extension of my fine art photography.

The story of the events, with a fuller selection of images, are viewable  HERE       



and a selection of commercial galleries

NB. After a number of years where my work was validated by being selected for major shows, from 2014, I decided to  concentrate on commercial galleries and venues and working directly with private commissions.

Rutland County Museum, Oakham, Rutland Open 2014, 15 March - 26 April 2014  
Limited edition photographic work selected by panel. One of only two photographic images selected across all artist submissions.


 The 'Y' Theatre, Leicester,  'Art Photography for The Arts: 1448 - 2013 & 1448 - 2014',    6 March - 30 April 2014  

West End Gallery, Leicester, The Big Little Picture Show, 2 November 2013 - 1st March 2014
For this exhibition, all works were medium to small size.
The exhibition got off to a flying start, with one of Maria's framed images being the first to sell. The framed work was an intercontinental order which the collector picked up when next visiting the UK.

White Street Gallery, Kibworth, 2013 - 2014

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN MEMORIAL CHARITY Art & Photographic Exhibition, Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, London,  16 May - 16 June 2013

QUINNS SUMMER SHOW, Market Harborough, Leics., 2013

1448 LEICESTER THEATRE FESTIVAL, The 'Y' Theatre, Leicester,  Maria Bragoli - Selected works',  May 2013
Maria was invited to show her work as part of the 1448 Leicesterfest, the world's quickest theatre festival. Exhibited was a selection of Maria's abstract and semi abstract work, all fully mounted and bespoke framed. Some works were part of the ongoing series, Contemplations on Darkness and Light, as well as a selection of Wistow Trees.

LEICESTER MUSEUM OPEN 24, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester,  2nd February - 7th April 2013 - Panel selection of 'When the Last Tree . . . '
This is the first time Maria submitted a piece for the prestigious New Walk Museum and Art Gallery Open 24 exhibition, and she was delighted when the large size, limited edition 'When the Last tree . . .' was accepted for inclusion. The image had a soft woody tint, acid free mounting and bespoke framing.
This image has since been sold

CHARNWOOD MUSEUM, Loughborough:  SOLO EXHIBITION 2 - Maria Bragoli - 'Beyond Contemplation 2',  3rd August - 30 September 2012 
After seeing Maria's work, she was invited by the Museum Curator to have a solo show over two separate occasions,to critical acclaim in the local press.

CHARNWOOD MUSEUM, Loughborough:  SOLO EXHIBITION 1 - Maria Bragoli - 'Beyond Contemplation', 1st June - 29 June 2012

ART HOUSE, Leicester, 2012 & 2013

LEICESTER CONTEMPORARY ART GROUP ANNUAL SHOW 2012, West End Gallery, Leicester, 21st April - 5th May 2012

ELLERINGTON GALLERY, Leicester, 2011 - 2012


'Contemplations on Darkness & Light', SOLO EXHIBITION, LCB Depot Gallery Space, Leicester, 24 November - 6 December 2011
 Maria's first exhibition was a solo show in a purpose-built gallery space.


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