Category: Artist Show

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson
Royal Society Of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, at the Mall Galleries.



16th October – 27th October 2013

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson’s incredible and lushous drawings are on show at The Royal Society Of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. There has been an annual exhibition in London every year since the Society effectively became operational after the end of the Second World and this year marks the 68th.  The event is an open exhibition, featuring around 300 pictures and sculptures that involves the sea and the marine environment, including harbours and shorelines, traditional craft and contemporary shipping, creeks, beaches, wildlife and everything that involves tidal waters.

Nina Fowler’s Solo Exhibition
‘That’s Right Mr and How’s Your Fairy Tale Coming Along?’
On Show at the Cob Gallery, London

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‘That’s Right Mister, and How’s your Fairy Tale Coming Along’ is the first large-scale installation of sculpture and drawings that Fowler has exhibited in the UK. Steeped in the saturated glitz of golden-era Hollywood, Fowler’s work explores the contrast of the surface’s shimmer and an anxiety over the emptiness it might conceal. Citing Kenneth Anger’s ‘Hollywood Babylon’ as a formative influence, she pays due attention to what Anger called ‘the scalding reality behind the glittering facade of America’s dream factory.’ It is in this vein that Fowler’s work transcends the specific time-scape of these scenes, extending the limits of the flat, cinematic image, and revelling in the raw emotive depth contained within. These images are all the more powerful to a contemporary audience, aware of the hidden depths behind the beauty, only ever a mouse-click away from stripping back the smokescreen of fame.

For more info, please the Cob Gallery

Deanna Tyson
“Until lions write their own history…the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” at the Alison Richards Building, Cambridge



For her exhibition at The Alison Richard Building Deanna Tyson has both selected and created works in response to the study Centres housed within, African, Latin American, South Asian, Politics and Development Studies.Taking the form of kimono, wall hangings, mats, soft sculptures and paintings she tells her political tales and weaves her social comments through stitched and painted textiles.“Textiles, their application, their colours, their very threads and stitches reveal a great deal about the social history of differing cultures. Exploiting the ubiquitous nature of textiles, I take contemporary political events and portray them through clothing and soft furnishing. I regard my works as three dimensional political cartoons.”

“Until lions write their own history…the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” is on show at the Alison Richards Building 7, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT, until the 3rd Jan 2014.

Anja Von Kalinowski
‘The Trinity of Emptiness’ and ‘The Unseen I’ at the City & Guilds MA Fine Art Show



Anja von Kalinowski’s work focuses on a 19th century psychiatric photograph of an anonymous woman. Considering the image as both an object of power and an affective object, she translates it into a series of obsessively worked art objects.

She displaces the specific languages of science and religion in her translation of the image into small-scale, intricate objects using the techniques of embroidery and painting. The main thread running through her work is the notion of an intense communication.

The dramatic and affective formal aspects of this photograph manifest in her idea to express the ambiguity of this image by generating a work process that follows the stylistic elements and opulence of the devotional art of the Baroque period as a mode of communication.

Anja von Kalinowski’s work is on show at City & Guilds, 124 Kennington Park Rd  London, SE11 4DJ  from 11th to the 15th September.

Hyunjeong Lim in collaboration with Andreas M Georgiu on Show in ‘Silence and I’ at the Hanmi Gallery



5th – 15th September 2013

For the Hanmi Gallery’s 23rd interim exhibition ‘Silence and I’, Hyunjeong will be presenting a stunning new triptych titled ‘In and Out Landscape’ in collaboration with Andreas M. Georgiu.

‘Silence and I’ features a group of international artists responding to the theme of silence and ourselves, reflecting on the notions of ruins and a world that has no room for silence. By exploring the boundaries of the self, and expanding concepts such as alienation and ruin, the raw state of the gallery space provides the perfect scenario for a collection of moments made tangible by the artists.

For more info, please visit the Hanmi Gallery

Ilona Szalay’s ‘Lesson’ Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize


25 September – 12 October 2013

Ilona Szalay’s ‘Lesson’ (shown above) which was featured as an Art Circus Spotlight in May, has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Threadneedle prize.

The Threadneedle Prize now in its sixth year, showcases figurative and representational painting and sculpture for artists working in the UK and Continental Europe. All works in the competition are sourced through an open submission. The Prize exists to encourage debate about the role of figurative art in the contemporary art scene. This years exhibition will include 111 paintings, sculptures and installations by 95 artist. See some of the highlights.  Continue reading “Ilona Szalay’s ‘Lesson’ Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize”

Chloe Rosser’s ‘Form 1’ on show in Cream 13

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Chloe Rosser’s will be showing her photographs ‘Form 1’ in Cream 13, an exhibition featuring a selection of some of the most interesting and diverse photographic talents to emerge from 2013.

The exhibition includes BA graduates from some of the most prestigious Photography Courses at Universities and Colleges the length and breadth of the country from Westminster to Glasgow; London to Newport and Brighton to Ulster. Curated by Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Cream 14: A Showcase of Graduate Photography Talent 2013 at the University of Brighton.

Cream 14 will be on show at the University of Brighton Gallery from 15th – 30th August 14th and at Brighton Dome from 14th September – 27th October 2013.

Alexander Heaton
On show in ‘60% Water’
At the James Freeman Gallery, London



4th July – 3rd August 2013

The natural world a fast escaping thing. Urbanisation, digitisation… every step into invention takes us that bit further away from our roots. And yet we can’t do without it. Nature still retains a strong hold over us – physically, emotionally, and in our imagination. 60% Water brings together three English painters who each explore this in a different way: Sarah Harvey, Jon Braley & Alexander Heaton.

Alexander Heaton’s paintings are based on his experiences as a mountain climber, travelling to some of the most remote and unvisited places on the planet. His work starts with almost photographic depictions of hard-to-reach places, and then ventures into the mythical associations that have grown up around them. Partly a matter of the sublime, Alex’s work is also about the point where, by leaving civilisation behind, the imagination starts to take charge, delving deep into the subconscious of old myth and folklore to animate the natural world with stories and spiritualism.

For more info, please visit the James Freeman Gallery.

Jake Wood-Evans
In ‘To One In The Dark’
At The Gallery on Redchurch Street

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2nd July – 7th July 2013

Award winning artists Jake Wood-Evans and Chris Kettle bring new work to London at the Gallery in Redchurch Street (Shoreditch). The exhibition celebrates a return to classical craft and aesthetic mastery: these award-winning artists dare to be traditional even as they engage the modern subject. Haunted by specters both of the artistic past and their personal histories, these artists’ vivid, somber and beautiful paintings explore light, solitude and the many senses of darkness to startling and moving effect.

Silvie Jacobi
In the Marmite Painting Prize
At the Tannery Arts, London


28th June – 20th July

The Marmite Painting Prize is a not-for-profit organization. The selection process is anonymous, with no artist cvs or biographies admitted. Their concern is to be as fair as possible to every entrant. They aim to promote artist communities and networks, locally and nationally, connecting artists through the touring exhibition and related activities.

The Marmite refers to the Old English term for a cooking pot, alluding to the mixing of diverse practices encouraged, and also to the prize itself – a specially made interpretation of a ‘marmite’ which is donated by an artist; this is a symbol of exchange, a recognition that any ‘prize’ is unequal and no value may legitimately be put on an artwork; it also stands for the alchemy of the process of making – whether divine inspiration or rigourous working process; sweaty excitement or long, cool labour? A witch’s cauldron, a vat of nourishment, a scientist’s test tube?