Current Events #49. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 49 of 2017.
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The Working Artist: The East London Group
29 September – 17 December 2017
Michael Rosen, a writer and broadcaster, and Emma-Louise Williams, a radio producer and film maker, have curated a new collection of over 50 paintings for this exhibition. It has a focus on Albert Turpin, who was a window cleaner, fireman, Mayor of Bethnal Green and a leading member of the anti-facist movement — a true ‘working artist’. Three new commissioned works by Lindsey Mendick, Marcus Orlandi and Maxima Smith are on display at the show.
The East London Group of artists in the inter-war period consisted of ordinary working men and women who attended art classes and exhibited additionally to their day jobs. There were 35 members and this exhibition will include work by William Coldstream, Walter Sickert, Elwin Hawthorne, Brynhild Parker, Harold Steggles, Walter Steggles and Albert Turpin.
181 Bow Road,
Nicolas Party: Speakers
25 November 2017 — 18 February 2018
Swiss artist Nicolas Party has taken over the Piper Gallery with a new commission of a theatrical cast of female heads that represent and acknowledge the achievements of pioneering women who have inhabited the city of Oxford. This work is meant to refute the heavily masculine energy of Oxford’s architecture and academic history.
It includes a soundscape and invites participation through its use of space.
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street
Winter Exhibition 2017: Mandall’s Gallery
2 December 2017 – 6 January 2018
Mandall’s Gallery Winter Exhibition shows a wide range of work, featuring an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary fine art.
The image above is by Andrew King who has had work selected many times for exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, commencing with the Britain in Water-colours exhibition in 1978, the National society (elected a member in 1984) the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colours, the New English Art Club the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Second Floor Studio Arts Painting Open 2017
Private view: Thursday 7th December
7 December – 17 December 2017
Second Floor Studio Arts seeks to create opportunities for their studio members and the wider artistic community. Their first painting open brought together local painters and buyers, this one which shows the work of 60 artists hopes to do the same. All submitted works are accepted and they pride themselves on being a true open.
Richard Baker / Helen Bermingham / Susana Blanco / Sasha Bowles / Camilla Brendon / Broughton & Birnie / Steve Burden / Louisa Chambers / Joss Cole / Andrea Coltman / Helena Denholm / Nicholas Dietrich / Robin Dixon / Fritz Duffy / Robert Fitzmaurice / Sarah Gilman / Matthew Gould / Callum Green / Simon Haddock / Stephen Harwood / Iain Herdman / Richard Heys / Nicky Hodge / Daniel Huckfield / Mandy Hudson / Jack Irish / Marion Jones / Neil Kelly / Gareth Kemp / Rod Kitson / Ivilina Kouneva / Christopher Lessware / Ascension Lorente-Huguet / Ashley Loxton / Paula MacArthur / Jane Molineaux Boon / Sarah Needham / Diana Palmer / playpaint / Nicole Price / Richard Proctor / James Reynolds / Alison Riordan / Andrej Repack / Wendy Saunders / Anna Marie Savage / Laura Jane Scott / Maria Silva / Andrew Smith / Lucy Smith / Mary Thrasivoulou Spence / Mimei Thompson / Giuseppe Troccoli / tubecomix / Toby Ursell / April Virgoe / Daniela White / Tabitha Wilson and Xenia.
No Format Gallery
Blackwood and Dynes: Limbic Sprawl
2 December – 16 December 2017
This collaborative exhibition between Blackwood and Dynes, who are both experimental abstract painters living in Deptford, focuses on abstract interruptions that harness conditions of uncertainty in negotiation for space. It uses the possibilities of movement to make it appear contained and writhing within constructed constraints. They create work that appears as suspenseful portals and landscapes that have precarious structures and shifting amorphic forms. They seek to combine and form a two visual languages that interact in the organised chaos of their work. They formly worked under the name Stan’s Lift.
28 Deptford High Street,
Mixed Group Exhibition, Connection
2 December – 23 December 2017
This exhibition features a selection of work by artists who have exhibited in the gallery since March and gives a taste of the what will be on offer.
Andrew Mackenzie, Anke Roder, Anna Somerville, Deirdre Macleod, Elfyn Lewis, Ele Pack, Gillian A McFarland, Hanna ten Doornkaat, Jai Llewellyn, James Lumsden, Jan Axelsson, Jana Emburey, Jane Cairns, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Joy Arden, Lisa Denyer, Liz Douglas, Mary Morrison, Megan Chapman, Michael Craik, Michelle Benoit, Patricia Cain, Phil Lavery, Rhona Fleming & Sam Lock.
The work above is by Elfyn Lewis whose surfaces are layered until the point they explode, creating vivid landscapes and eruptions that are intended to transfix the viewer.
17 Dundas Street
The Drawing Year 2016-2017: Open Studios
29 November – 9 December 2017
The Drawing Year’s Open studios coincides with the End of Year Postgraduate Exhibition at Royal Drawing School Shoreditch.
Exhibiting artists include:
Joshua Bristow, Rosie Chamberlain, Jessica Jane Charleston, Ben Westley Clarke, Becca Collins, Mark Connolly, Laurie Crean, Somaya Critchlow, Lee Cutter, Joana Galego, Alexander Gilmour, Judith Hagan, Nancy Haslam-Chance, Emily Hill, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, Charlotte Johnston, Alice Macdonald, Christabel MacGreevy, Isaac Nugent, Jackson Rees, Tom Scotcher, Dorry Spikes, Jamie Stenhouse, Gideon Summerfield, Jack Fawdry Tatham, Stefan Tiburcio, Catherine Watson, Peter Wenman.
The Royal Drawing School Shoreditch
129-131 Mare Street
Across Penwith from Coast to Coast by Nigel Haward
5 December – 30 December 2017
Nigel Haward paints in watercolour and acrylic, his subjects include harbours, boats, landscapes and marine studies. For more information visit Nigel Haward’s website.
St Mary’s Church,
Private View: Thursday 7 December 6-9pm
5 December – 10 December 2017
Beyond Boundaries, curated by Carlos de Lins, is a collection contemporary art that has an innovative and creative scope and includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, mixed media works and installations. The artists present situations in which their subject matter may be confined within boundaries as well as taking a step forward in a journey of discovery and beyond.
Exhibiting artists include:
Maya Armon, Richard Brayshaw, Anna Biesuz, Kanwal Dhaliwal,
Esperanza Gómez, Mehreen Hasan, Kirsty Kerr, Charles McLaren,
Aga Robak, Size92
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
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