Popped down to the Private View of Estate [featuring works by David Hepher, Jock McFadyen and Keith Coventry] on Friday at Turps Gallery [this photo is from their Instagram feed, so if anyone objects please say and I'll remove it]. It's a ridiculously difficult place to find, especially in the dark. It would have helped if I knew that Taplow House is one of the blocks on the Aylesbury Estate, the subject of many of Hepher's works, and that the gallery isn't on the ground floor. Anyway, as you can see, it was popular. There was only one piece from each artists and only David Hepher's was easily visible, as you can see. I think I managed to spot each artist though. Three RA's on an Elephant and Castle council estate! I'm over by the stairs by the way.
Just to prove I wasn't making it up! Here are some shots of my works in situ in Southwyck Community Centre. It wasn't quite the space I imagined and I had to hang one piece sideways to avoid a big gap!
I'm going to have some of my paintings up in Southwyck Community Hall in Brixton for the press night of its re-launch tomorrow. I'm not sure how long they will stay there but hopefully some will be permanent.
I am also working on several 24" x 20" panels for next January's exhibition which I will be entering to various competitions and submitting for group exhibitions during the year. Starting with the RA Summer Exhibition.
Unfortunately due to the greed of Lambeth Council and vastly inflated charges there will be no Urban Art Fair this year, which is very disappointing. So, I'm looking for places to sell some work at this year too.
I'm pleased to say I have been offered a solo show in Brixton... In January 2021. No immediate rush then. Hopefully some other opportunities will present themselves in the meantime. Here's a work in progress. "Too Much" - Mixed media on wood panel [24" x 24"]
One of my "Home Sweet Home" pieces has been selected to appear in the Don't Walk Walk Gallery's 2019 Outsider Arts Festival at Deal Castle from November 8th-12th. There are 250 free tickets to the launch event on November 8th available from https://www.dontwalkwalkgallery.com/outsideropentickets