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LRG member Maureen Nathan to exhibit in Australia

LRG member Maureen Nathan will be showing work with Anh Nguyen and Nancy Gruskin in Australia from 26 October.

Three painters across three continents “get their motif on.” After almost five years of Instagram friendship, the three friends stage a show about the familiar—the views across the dinner table and down the street, the patterns found in a blanket or on a pair of pyjamas, the people, places and objects that surround them. Although distinct in their individual perspectives and processes, Nathan, Nguyen, and Gruskin are connected in their search to find inspiration and grace in the chaos of modern life. 

Sales open on the 26 October at The Clifton School of Arts (NSW Australia) and will continue as an online exhibition after that weekend.

All works are unframed , on paper with p&p included. Enquiries to purchase can be made via the online catalogue, or email 3womenartists@mail.com

You are invited to register your interest in any particular work prior to the opening.

LRG’s Sarah Jane Moon to stage solo show in November

Queer Portraits is a groundbreaking exhibition of artist Sarah Jane Moon’s large scale portraits of people who identify as LGBTQI+ or queer. Opening on November 2nd, this show represents the main drive of Moon’s artistic practice since 2014 and will be the first time these paintings have been shown en masse.

Moon’s portraits represent a cross section of contemporary queer LGBTQ+ life and love. Her subjects are often people close to her or whom she admires greatly for their commitment to live authentically and forge ahead in their chosen industry. Those depicted include writers, landscape designers, doctors, lawyers, artists and more, and together they create a powerful statement on contemporary life lived with pride.

Moon has been gaining increasing attention this year and this solo exhibition follows swiftly on from her inclusion in the prestigious Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition (9th – 24th May 2019, Mall Galleries, London) and the internationally renowned and highly competitive BP Portrait Award Exhibition (until Oct 20th, National Portrait Gallery, London, touring to Edinburgh and Belfast).

Queer Portraits will be held from Saturday 2nd November until Thursday 14th November 2019 at The Gallery in The Department Store, Brixton. Originally built in 1906 as an annexe to the Bon Marche department store this beautiful and historic building has been reimagined by architects Squire & Partners and now hosts an array of vibrant creative businesses and restaurants.

The Private View takes place on Saturday 2nd November from 6 – 10pm. All welcome; please RSVP to queerportraitsrsvp@gmail.com

A full colour catalogue of the work will accompany the show, including many portraits from the archives and an essay by Birkbeck academic and writer Julia Bell.

Queer Portraits ( #queerportraits )

2nd to 14th November 2019
PV: Saturday 2nd November

The Gallery, Downstairs at The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Rd, London, SW9 8FR

Opening hours: 10am – 5pm daily

Nearest Underground: Brixton

Admission Free
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Two LRG artists to exhibit at Society of Women Artists show

Congratulations to Hero Johnson and Sharon Low who will be showing their work at the Society of Women Artists exhibition this month. Hero will be showing the self-portrait pictured and you can check out Sharon’s work on the website link above. The exhibition will run at the Mall Galleries SW1Y 5BD from Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 September.

LRG’s Alla Broeksmit featured in White Hot Magazine!

LRG’s Alla Broeksmit’s work is featured in the White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art June edition.

“The unique materiality of the handmade paint speaks to the themes of memory at play in the piece and in Broeksmit’s oeuvre in general. The fluid paint, less like oil and closer to watercolor, blurs the brushstrokes that would otherwise record the artist’s physical interaction with her work.” – By Charlene Stevens

Her work, Midway, is from a series entitled COMPASSES from her MFA Thesis Exhibition at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture 2017. Today, her work is currently exhibiting at The Screen Show at the Farnsworth Art Museum until September 22, 2019.

LRG member Colleen Quill’s Mayfair show

54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair W1J 7QX

LRG’s Colleen Quill will be exhibiting her paintings in London from Monday, 22 April through to Saturday, 27 April in a gallery in Shepherd Market, Mayfair. 

The exhibition kicks off on Bank holiday Monday and Colleen will be there all day, every day.  On Saturday Colleen will offer visitors a welcome drink.

The gallery is just opposite Green Park tube Station and is surrounded by lots of restaurants. Hope you can make it!



Threesome exhibition

Lots Road Group’s Sarah Jane Moon will be exhibiting in Threesome with Sadie Lee and Roxana Halls this January.

The show is a collaborative exhibition born of the three womens’ desire to interrogate the female gaze and their own subjectivity in light of their gender and sexuality.

An integral part of their process has been not discuss or see the others’ work prior to the private view on January 10th. However the central conceit of the show is for them to paint themselves, each other and also performance artist Ursula Martinez.

The show is curated by Anna McNay and will be hosted by the New Art Projects London near Broadway Market – 6D Sheep Lane, London. E8 4QS

Alongside Threesome will run ‘3 x 3’, an exhibition of nine photographic self portraits by queer female artists that will also respond to ideas around looking and subjectivity in reference to identity politics.

The exhibition runs from 11 January until 4 March and there are several events scheduled to take place during the show as a platform for discussion around the work and broader themes raised.

Please see the http://newartprojects.com/ for more.

MA in Printmaking for Sharon Low

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.

The other will be on show at The Society of Women Artists Open Exhibition from 3-9 July at The Mall Galleries. Called Bookwalk, it is a fine art linocut relief print on handmade Nepalese Lokta paper and measures 15cm x 15cm.

Painting of Paddington Bear creator travels to Cambridge in style!

When Hero Johnson’s painting of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond was accepted for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition, the Lots Road Group were faced with a hole in their show, currently on tour to the Cambridge Literary Festival.

So Hero Johnson returned to the first portrait of him she began, one which is bigger than the RP one that was first shown at Waterstones in Bloomsbury in autumn last year.   This one is bigger and quite different from the other not least because it includes many more of his belongings,  which give further insight into the author.

Hero’s second painting can be seen here, taking up four seats on the train to Cambridge, and hung at the exhibition.

Hero Johnson's portrait of Michael Bond Lots Road Group The Art of Reading Cambridge Literary Festival