‘New Moon’: Good Friday, 30 March, 12-4.30pm, Half Moon Putney 93 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1 EU. Free entry.
The Half Moon Putney will be marking its 55th year with ‘New Moon’ – a free one-day exhibition of artworks completed by its Resident Artist, and Lots Road Group member Stella Tooth, on Good Friday, 30 March from 12 -4.30pm.
Throughout 2017 Stella has been busy capturing the creative energy of some of the venue’s best-loved bands – and will be continuing to document the special events planned with legends of the 60s to the 00s throughout 2018.
The images so far – and the story behind them – are contained in ‘New Moon’ an online catalogue which it’s hoped will whet your appetite to see them in the frame.
A proportion of the money raised from their sale will go to Teenage Cancer Trust, whose Honorary Patron is Roger Daltry, in a drive to raise £55k for the charity, celebrating 55 years of live music at The Half Moon.
Visitors to the exhibition will enjoy a complimentary Gin & Tonic from Sipsmith on arrival. Closest tube: Putney Bridge.
Threesome & 3×3 featuring Lots Road Group artist Sarah Jane Moon and two artist friends – Roxanna Halls and Sadie Lee – at New Art Projects are coming to an end this week.
The Private View early in January was full to bursting and since then they’ve had a number of significant reviews in Studio International, Wallpaper*, BUST, All About Shipping and DIVA magazine. They’ve been interviewed for Radio DIVA by Rachel Shelly, been thoroughly grilled in an in-depth Q&A with Curator Anna McNay (now printed online), hosted a Be Smart About Art networking event and the work has also been the impetus for some wonderfully evocative new poems by writers Julia Bell, Sogol Sur & Dr Laura Bridgeman.
The exhibitions continue this week until 3rd March and the artists would like to go out with a ‘Pop’ and so warmly invite you all to join them at their Finnisage Closing Event from 5 – 7pm this Saturday. All welcome. Please feel free to bring a bottle of your favourite tipple to toast all those who have helped along the way.
They also have an event on Friday 2nd run by the luxury lesbian event company HFL that promises to be something quite special. The infamous & glamorous Stav Bee will be serving up a specially concocted Threesome cocktail based on the artists’ unique tastes. Come & mingle with other professional women from across all industries & chat with the artists & curator. Tickets available via hfl.events.
Some Lots Road Group artists – including Hero Johnson and Sarah Jane Moon will have work on display in the annual The Heatherley School Of Fine Art Staff Exhibition which is taking place again next month at the Bankside Gallery.
This is Heatherley’s fifth excursion to the Bankside Gallery and always proves a diverse and interesting show and opportunity for friends and students of the school to get together.
The exhibition runs from Thursday 25th January to Sunday 28th January 11am-6pm.
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Two portraits by Lots Road Group member Katherine Firth: of Dr Chris Dobson and his late wife Ann, were recently unveiled at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
The portraits were commissioned to mark the generosity of Dr and Mrs Dobson, whose major contribution has enabled the building of two wings of Ann Court at the College.
The art of reading completes its tour with a visit to where it all began – Heatherley’s!
A big thank you to Principal Veronica Ricks and her team for hosting our exhibition and to all those who turned out to last night’s private view of the show, expertly-curated as usual by Phil. And a big thank you to BookTrust, our partners this year.
If you haven’t yet seen the Art of Reading exhibition that opened at Waterstones in Bloomsbury last year, and toured to the Cambridge Literary Festival, you can catch it as it completes its tour at The Heatherley School of Fine Art at the end of this month.
Artist Katherine Firth portrayed Dame Gillian Beer DBE, ex-President of Clare Hall and King Edward Vii Professor of English Literature and a distinguished author and literary critic.
If you would like to learn more about her reading habits – and those of others portrayed – go to http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/7438580-the-art-of-reading to find The Art of Reading Catalogue.
Lots Road Group member Alla Broeksmit has gained her MFA from the New York Studio of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture.
At her thesis exhibition earlier this year, Alla said, “Memories are central to how I create images. In this new series of paintings, I am referring to incidents from my past as a mean to dissect my own identity as an immigrant. I was among the ones who have lost everything, the disinherited, the poor, the abandoned. Forty years ago, I escaped the repression and totalitarianism of the Soviet Union. I left my people behind, members of my family, my friends.
“Before I paint, I keep my eyes closed and they appear again, as clear as it was when I was lost in Vienna, my child in my arms. These images are behind each stroke of paint. I utilise this particular psychological content and emotion, embedded in my origins, to feed me and to develop — visually — my new iconography within the layers of paint in my paintings.”
Lots Road Group member Sharon Low has now completed her Postgraduate MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts in London. Congratulations!
Two of the drawings are a sneak preview of the Postgraduate Summer Show which runs from 14-19 July. They are from the series entitled “Female family ghosts (past, present and future)” and are fine art digital prints on Japanese lens tissue and measure 95cm x 180 cm.