Gallery, exhibition and artist updates, views and opinions.
To gather source material for her next series of paintings Katharine le Hardy went to South America for a month last year. She visited Brazil and Argentina covering as much ground as possible to take in the huge diversity of dramatic landscape that these countries have to offer. Katharine was particularly struck by the jungle of southern Brazil and the landscape of the Calchaquies Valley in northern Argentina.
Since her return Katharine has worked from sketches and photographs, developing them into larger scale drawings and paintings in her studio. The strength of colour present in these landscapes has had a direct effect on her colour palette with her usual muted tones being replaced by rich greens, vibrant pinks and blues.
11 February 2013
We are pleased to be able to add to our 'modern british' artists Allen Jones, with his set of 4 lithographs from 1982, making up one image called Stage Set.
Allen Jones was worked on several stage sets in the past, including Barbet Schroeder's 1976 film Maîtresse. In addition, although he turned down designing the sets for Stanley Kubrick's iconic film "A Clockwork Orange" he did produce several sculptures for the film.
This set is now sold.
28 January 2013
2012 was a good year at the Zimmer Stewart Gallery, with some new artists shown and exhibitions of new work by some of our regular artists.
After our New Year Mixed Show, the year really got under way with our participation in the Joze Show in the Old Library Building in Battersea.
This was followed by three solo shows of work by Nick Bodimeade (Beach paintings), Barbara Macfarlane (Isle of Skye paintings) and Kate Boxer (portraits of well known people from the arts). The latter introduced Kate Boxer's unique original prints to a new audience, and demand for these has continued throughout the year.
During the Summer we focussed on "Pop Art" in our mixed exhibition. So works by Patrick Caulfield and Patrick Edgely featured highly, but we also saw an increase in interest in bronzes, particularly pieces by Giles Penny and Christopher Marvell.
At this time we also completed several Wedding Gift Lists for clients who asked their friends and family to contribute to a work of art.
For our 2012 Arundel Festival Exhibition we introduced Matt Bodimeade's Sussex Landscapes. These brilliant mixed media works on paper surprised many visitors who knew his previous sculptural works. Inevitbaly the show was a sellout and his works continued to be popular for the rest of the year.
Also in August, for the Festival we hosted Anthony Frost and Bob Devereux, performing poems in front of the gallery for one day only. This attracted the crowds and gave Anthony Frost and Bob Devereux the opportunity of talking about their work.
Then in October and November, we held our two final solo shows of the year with Phil Tyler (London in the rain) and Piers Ottey (Sussex and London Landscapes).
The year ended with our popular Christmas Mixed Exhibition, showing a number our regular artists including ceramics by Lilia Umana Clarke, Karen Bunting, John Leach and Chris Keenan.
24 January 2012
In May 2013 we will Celebrate Ten Years showing work by contemporary living artists at our gallery in Arundel. We hope to do it in style with an exhibition programme of artists who we have worked with over the years and who have been instrumental in establishing the gallery.
There are not enough months in the year and there are other artists who we would have loved to include on the list, but it just was not possible.
The programme is now on our Future Exhibitions page.
12 December 2012
Smart mobile and tablet users can now access contact details and interact with us more easily using the new Telnames platform at zimmerstewart.tel
This has all the basic infomation about the gallery as well as links for email, phone, maps and SMS.
In addtion users can link directly to our Facebook, Twitter, Skype and LinkedIn pages.
Now getting the latest news, photos and being part of the conversation could not be easier!
5 December 2012