Thursday, 28 August 2014

Kathryn Maple wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

Congratulations to Kathryn who has won First Prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014. 
Louis Wise of the Sunday Times writes that "Maple’s astonishing work looks as if it was conceived in the Deep South, but Fat Boy’s is, in fact, a cafe right by where she works, in Trinity Buoy Wharf, far out in east London. She even has lunch there sometimes. Maple, from Maidstone, Kent, is fond of the “odd and out of place in life”, and this slice of Americana in E14 fits the bill. The work is large enough (116cm x 86cm), but small by her standards; she builds each painting up by layering over time and, as this picture shows, is happy to use watercolours in a variety of ways."

15 - 20 September 2014
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1
Open 10am-5pm daily, free entry

A selection of the 2014 exhibition will be shown in sponsor Smith & Williamson's offices throughout the UK from September 2014 to January 2015.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Karl-Peter Penke: Bow Arts SE1 Open Studios

Karl-Peter and several other alumni will be exhibiting in their studios on two open days as part of Bow Arts SE1 Open Studios. Come to Studio 80 on the 4th floor to see Karl's latest drawings, paintings and prints.

Free entry to see the work of over 130 artists at the Bow Arts SE1 Studios on Friday 12th September between 6 - 9pm and, a week later, on Saturday 20th September 1 - 6pm.

Food, drinks, music and entertainment.

Friday 12th September (6-9pm) and Saturday 20th September (1-6pm).

Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Georgina Sleap looking for a studio

Georgie Sleap is hunting for a studio space - perhaps you or someone you know may be able to help?

"I'm looking for a room that is: 
Around 180ft. 
In south London, or not too far north of river. I live Herne Hill and work in Wimbledon, so way out east is far from ideal. 
As cheap as possible, obviously. I can't pay more than around 170 a month. 
I will have to move by mid October. 

I am tidy in my work habits but use materials which are messy: powder pigment and pourable rubber have left my current floor covered in black splodges with a permagreen tinge, so I need four walls round me, but am not fussy about what they are made of. I'm used to cold studios and am not super fussed about hot and cold running Internet. Somewhere on the ground floor would be ideal. A decent lift or at least wide stairs would be fine too. 

I'd be really grateful if you could let me know of anything that springs to mind. Even if it's a bit much or a bit far, is available now  or not till November, it would be great to get a sense of what's around."