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  • Bartholomew Beal: a Derby Winner

    Bartholomew Beal: a Derby Winner

    We were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Barley's solo show at the Derby Museum, entitled Saint Mondays and Thereby Hangs a Tale.

    During the year-long Jonathan Vickers residency bestowed upon him by the Derbyshire Community Foundation, Barley has uncovered the human soul of his adopted city of Derby, extracting and exploring local anecdotes, legends and stories to inform his work, employing his remarkable curiosity, wit and artistic ability to breath life into them once more.

    The resulting paintings in this final show celebrate Derby's past in a mystical, abstract present. The group of works are truly captivating and show a mastery that belies his youth.

    Unmissable.The city ought to be very proud of its newest champion. We can't wait to show his work again next year.

    Click here to see the catalogue: http://issuu.com/derbymuseums/docs/barley_beal_a5_booklet_v3?e=7758467/4694464

  • Nicholas Johnson at Memory & Desire | Part I - April 25th-30th

    Nicholas Johnson at Memory & Desire | Part I - April 25th-30th

    Here is a detail from one panel of the breathtaking diptych Nicholas Johnson has painted for the show. EXCITING.Nicholas is currently studying for his MA at the Royal College of Art.

    For more visual teasers, visit our newly-launched website: www.violethour.org

  • Memory & Desire | Part I | April 24th - 30th

    Memory & Desire | Part I | April 24th - 30th

    This work is called Artist with Leaves, by Ishai Rimmer.

    An incredibly exciting painting talent, Ishai is currently studying for his MA at the Slade. In our first project as The Violet Hour, Alex Wellesley Wesley and I are delighted to be exhibiting his work between 24th and 30th April in Albemarle Street, W1.

    We are currently busy building a website for The Violet Hour collaboration, a link for which will be available soon.

    Please sign up to my mailing list for more information in the meantime.

  • SAVE THE DATE: SHOW IN MAYFAIR: 24TH - 30TH APRIL

    SAVE THE DATE: SHOW IN MAYFAIR: 24TH - 30TH APRIL

    I am very excited to be co-presenting the first of two collaborative mixed shows of emerging talent. The shows will be held in a gallery space in Mayfair.

    We will be showing work by

    Bartholomew Beal

    Nicholas Johnson

    Max Naylor

    Ishai Rimmer

    Eleanor Watson

    One of the exhibiting artists is Max Naylor, who constructs beautiful compositions in inks from elements in his memory, skewing perspective and placing aspects of his surroundings as he would like them, rather than as they exist. Max has just finished a Postgraduate course at the Prince's Drawing School. The above work is titled Balearia.

    A few more visual teasers to come, watch this space...

    Please get in touch or sign up to my mailing list for information about the show.

  • Northern Lights - Hamish Roots

    Northern Lights - Hamish Roots

    Seeing as its pretty chilly outside today...a beautiful image to take you away...

    Image copyright Hamish Roots 2013

  • Ernesto Canovas at Frameless, EC1

    Ernesto Canovas at Frameless, EC1

    Get along to Frameless on Clerkenwell Green tonight to see work by Ernesto Canovas and others from 6.30pm. Show runs til 9th April.

    Visit the website for more info on the exhibition

  • Henley Festival 4th-8th July 2012: Save the Date

    I am very excited to be showing work by Jeremy Houghton, Katkin Pringle and Jane Ward at the Henley Festival this summer. A mixture of music, art, street-theatre, fireworks and and food the festival is a 5-night cultural extravaganza on the banks of the Thames.

    Book your tickets here: http://www.henley-festival.co.uk/

  • Home and Furniture: Limited Edition Prints

    Home and Furniture: Limited Edition Prints

    Due to popular demand, Yuki Aruga has produced serigraph prints of her intricate drawings, Home and Furniture. The prints are framed and the edition limited to 15.

    The pair would make an affordable, beautiful Christmas present.

  • Kyounghee Noh (Another reason I love what I do...)

    Kyounghee Noh (Another reason I love what I do...)

    October is a very busy month in the art world - once again a cooler air has blown in, crackling with purpose ahead of a few busy weeks of fairs, exhibition openings and events.

    I started as I mean to go on yesterday, taking in the MA interim show at the Slade, dipping into a few shows on Redchurch Street and then some open studios in Shoreditch. My visual feast concluded in the studio of Eemyun Kang, where I let the energy from her paintings engulf me.

    Amongst the many wonderful things I saw yesterday was work by Kyounghee Noh at the Slade. Her piece, Crack (shown above) had me at hello and I can't wait to see more.

  • Bronwen Sleigh solo show

    Bronwen Sleigh solo show

    Bronwen's solo show opens tonight at the i2 gallery. If you are in Edinburgh between now and 15th October, pop along and have a look at her visionary new works on paper.

  • Laura Smith's work shortlisted for Threadneedle Prize and Jerwood Drawing Prize

    Laura Smith's work shortlisted for Threadneedle Prize and Jerwood Drawing Prize

    Laura's work, Knife (above), has been chosen alongside 6 others for this year's prestigious Threadneedle Prize. Get along to the Mall Galleries and see it on show from 22nd September, where it is also for sale.

    Laura also has 2 pieces in this year's Jerwood Drawing Prize, showing now at Jerwood Space. Exciting times indeed for this hugely talented painter; her star is truly in the ascendant.

  • Pools from the Plane

    Pools from the Plane

    The last fortnight has seen the degree shows from the art schools; one of the most exciting times of the year. This piece by Sophie Percival (Chelsea) is one of my favourites. I can't wait to see what she does next...

  • Bold Tendencies 5: 30th June- 30th September 2011

    Bold Tendencies 5: 30th June- 30th September 2011

    You know how it is - the sun comes out and anywhere with so much as a chair 'al fresco' is suddenly booked up. So where to take a date of an evening that's a bit different?

    This annual sculpture show on the roof of a Peckham multistorey car park provides the answer: exciting contemporary art against a huge London skyline, plus a great pop-up cafe serving food and cocktails. Undoubtedly the place to be this summer.

    http://boldtendencies.com/