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Piers Ottey: We Love London
I Do OK by Piers Ottey

Following the success of our last London Exhibition with Piers Ottey last year, we are holding a second one also in London, E2, this time at Hoxton Arches just of Cremer Street/Kingsland Road.

The exhibtion is called "We Love London" and it will run from 28 August to 9 September. Piers Ottey will be there much of the time and will discuss his work with visitors on two Saturday afternoons: 30 August and 6 September.

In the twa large spaces we will show Piers Ottey's new London paintings, as well as others covering Sussex, the Alps and other subjects.

See "I Do OK" pictured - oil on linen 93 x 173 cm

See the Press Release for full details.

8 June 2014

Terry Frost: A Painter's Life
Terry Frost - A Painters Life

Published to coincide with the ten year anniversary of Sir Terry Frost's death in 2003 Roger Bristow's book "Terry Frost - A Painter's Life" is an examination of the artist and his work with fesh eyes.

The Spectator has a particularly good review of this book by Roger Lewis who has been collecting Terry Frost's work "even when out of fashion".

The Guardian described it as "A tale of an intense relationship, shot through with humour, brutality, tragedy and farce".

See also details of our August "Review" of Terry Frost's paintings and other works on paper during August 2014.

We have ten copies of this book signed by the author, for sale at the normal price £30.00 on a first come first served basis.

7 June 2014

Tom Hammick in RA Summer Show
Getaway woodcut by Tom Hammick

Tom Hammick has consistently had work accepted into the RA Summer Exhibition since 2004, and this year is no exception.

"Getaway" (see image) one of his new woodcuts can be seen from this weekend at the Royal Academy.

We have this woodcut here at the gallery and other works by Tom Hammick, including two more of his 2014 woodcuts and four of his new edition variable etchings with chin colle (as well as some earlier works).

Some of these will be on show during our Summer Exhibition from 26 July, do ask to see other works when you are next at the gallery.

See also, article on Caron Penney, whose work "Stop" is also in this years RA Summer Exhibition.

6 June 2014

Oxmarket Stride 2014 Open
Oxmarket Stride 2014 Open

The Oxmarket Centre for the Arts in Chichester are calling for entries for the Stride Open 2014 painting and drawing competition.

The competition is opn for artists living in Brighton, Southampton, Guildford, Isle of Wight, Chichester and all places in between.

The Exhibition of accepted entries will be at the Oxmarket from 2-14 September, with the Prize giving on Tuesday 2 September from 6-8pm.

The competition is sponsored by Stride & Son and Blooms of Chichester.

Contact Oxmarket for full details or click here for an entry form and T&Cs.

6 June 2014

Hand Woven Tapestry
Caron penney and Katherine Swailes weaving

This July in our Summer Exhibition we will show woven tapestries by Caron Penney and Katherine Swailes.

Both have a wealth of experience in their field being Master Weavers at The West Dean Tapestry Studio since 2009.

Together and indivudually they have show at the V&A and Saatchi Gallery, and their commissions for Tracey Emin and the White Cube Gallery have been shown around the world at major art fairs.

Caron Penney has had her piece "Stop" accepted for this years RA Summer Exhibition.

This summer we will have a selection of their work, ahead of a joint exhibition in June 2015.

See more on their website:

6 June 2014 

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