Thursday 26 February 2015

Nikki Gardham and Alex Chilvers Exhibition at Mercer Chance

Nikki Gardham and Alex Chilvers are having an exhibition of recent work at Mercer Chance gallery in Hoxton.
Private View Thursday 5 March 7 pm
Informal Opening Party Friday 6 March 7pm

Exhibition continues until Sunday 15 March. 
Open Saturdays and Sundays 11 am - 6 pm. Open weekdays by appointment.

Mercer Chance, 253 Hoxton Street, N1 5LG


Rossen Daskalov in RBA Exhibition

Rossen Daskalov, 'Expulsion', 2014, etching and aquatint
Rossen Dasklov will be exhibiting an etching in the Royal Society of British Artists' annual exhibition 2015, at the Mall Galleries.
11 - 21 March, 10 am - 5 pm (closes 1 pm on the final day). Late night opening until 7pm on 12 March.

Private View Tuesday 10 March, 11 am - 8 pm (rsvp required

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Rachel Mercer Exhibition

Rachel Mercer is having a solo exhibition of ink drawings, 'Growth', at London Morgan. 

Private view Thursday 26 February 6.30 - 8.30 pm.
Exhibition continues until Friday 20 February. Monday - Friday 8 pm - 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. 

London Morgan, 6 Astwood Mews, London, SW7 4DE

Speaking about launching London Morgan’s art exhibition, Rachel writes: 'I am delighted to be exhibiting at London Morgan, hopefully my work will resonate with the visitors of the showroom and they will appreciate the fusion of innovation and tradition present in my drawings. Through the process of observation I enjoy learning about plants and their distinctive patterns of growth. Nature exits, it has no preconceived end, plants seek the light and grow. In my work I reflect this by allowing the drawing to spread across the paper in an intuitive way.'

Jenny Smith and Amanda Palmer Win Prizes in Pastel Society Exhibition

Jenny Smith, 'Sequoia'

The Pastel Society's annual exhibition opened this week. Jenny Smith won the Arts Club Charitable Trust Award and Amanda Palmer won Second Prize in the Non-Members' category. The exhibition also features RDS tutor Mark Cazalet.

The exhibition continues until 7 March 2015 at the Mall Galleries, London. Admission £3, £2.50 concessions. 

James Harrison at Supplement

James Harrison, 'Portraits'
James Harrison has a solo exhibition on at the moment until 21 March at Supplement.
Supplement, 96 Teesdale Street, London, E2 6PU

Thursday 19 February 2015

Jon Bird Events

Jon Bird is involved in a few art events that you may be interested in.

There is a mini-retrospective of Leon Golub at the Serpentine Gallery. Private View is Wednesday 4 March and a Golub conference at the RCA on 1 May. 

Then the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square is unveiled on March 5th – it’s a sculpture by Hans Haacke and Jon has co-organised a Haacke conference at the ICA for Saturday March 7th – starting with a conversation between the artist and Jon.

Sophie Charalambous at Jessica Carlisle

Sophie Charalambous is having a solo exhibition at Jessica Carlisle, 'From the Foreshore'.

Tuesday 3 - Sunday 8 March 2015
83 Kinnerton Street, London SW1X 8ED
10 am  - 6 pm (12 pm - 6 pm weekends)

Private View: Thursday 5 March 6 - 8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday 7 March 3 pm

'In this exhibition Charalambous explores the foreshore, that liminal place between land and water, past and present. For, standing on the detritus of centuries, one cannot but contemplate what has passed before. The river is a melancholic and brooding presence haunting these images, and the artist carries us along in its tide, through the flotsam and jetsam, past townhouses overlooking the water’s edge, to meet with mudlarkers and mysterious watermen. This poetic journey, rich with allusion, shows us the river not as a place of leisure and enjoyment, but as a place of mystery and darkness. Thus the foreshore becomes a boundary, a strange hinterland, an edge-land.'

Friday 13 February 2015

Nine alumni in Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

Alison Boult
A good showing for alumni and faculty at this exhibition!

Alumni in the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2015: Michelle Cioccoloni, Alison Boult, Michael Chance, Laura Smith, Olivia Kemp, Chris Green, Naomi Grant, Alexandra Blum and Daniel Preece.

The exhibition is at the Mall Galleries in London, Monday 16 - Saturday 21 February, 10am - 5pm daily.

Private view Monday 16 February, evening.

More details

Thursday 5 February 2015

Jake Garfield and Heath Lowndes 'True Life Stories' at Mercer Chance

Mercer Chance Gallery is proud to present True Life Stories, an exhibition bringing together recent work by alumnus Jake Garfield and Heath Lowndes. The show will document the ongoing dialogue between the two artists, exposing the common threads in their printmaking practices. With curatorial support from Charlotte Baker.

Mercer Chance, 253 Hoxton Street, N1 5LG

Private View: Thursday 19 February 7 - 10pm
Opening Party (all welcome): Friday 20 February 7 - 10pm
Exhibition continues: Saturday and Sunday 21 - 22 February 11am - 6pm
Monday to Friday by appointment only, please contact 07715 816 779

The Art at the Bridge 6 Call to Artists

Southwark Arts Forum are inviting artists 55 years old and over to submit work for the bi-annual contemporary art exhibition in partnership with Tower Bridge, Art at the Bridge #6: "Tides of change, charting life's ebbs and flows". 

The exhibition will take place over 6 months, starting on Wednesday 11 March 2015 at Tower Bridge Victorian Engine Rooms. They had over half a million visitors to the space during the previous exhibition.
Paintings, collage, drawing, mixed media, prints, photos and video are all welcomed. Curated by Cristina Prudente.

You must become a member of the Southwark Arts Forum to enter. Membership costs £10/£30 per year. You must be 55 years old or over.
Submission deadline is Wednesday 11 February.
Further details