WHAT'S ON NOW
Alexandra Robb & Amanda Taylor
Saturday 5th June to Sunday 20th June
weekends only 11.00 am to 6.00 pm
'Fragile Nature’ is a joint exhibition between printmakers Alexandra Robb and Amanda Taylor. Both artists use the natural world, its plants, trees, landscapes and wildlife, many of which are under threat from the behaviour of humankind, including the ravages of climate change as an enduring inspiration for their work.
This show includes Amanda’s reduction lino prints and collagraphs and Alexandra’s lino prints, drawings, paintings and print assemblages .Both artists will be showing a number of wood engravings, a shared passion that they feel can render the detail of natural forms in a way that no other medium can.
Amanda has been a printmaker for 19 years having studied at London College of Printing and practices both at home and with the East London printmakers.
Alexandra worked for many years in the field of nature conservation also working as a wildlife illustrator. She now practices her art from home, still undertaking commissions as well as developing her own work.
WHAT'S AFTER THAT
'The Light Fantastic'
Saturday 25th June to Sunday 11thJuly 2021
weekends only 11.00 am to 6.00 pm
In ‘The Light Fantastic’, Angela will be showing her prints that explore and celebrate the infinite visual opportunities presented by the natural world. Landscapes, seascapes and huge skies are favourite topics and she is fascinated by the ever changing effects of light at different times of the day, and as the seasons progress through the year. “I depict what I see around me, and I draw on deep memories of my rural upbringing, but sometimes it is just a glimpse from a train window that provides inspiration.”
Below left: 'Seascape' pastel below right: 'Just Above the Horizon' carborundum and monoprint
'Language [as] Meta-Technology'
Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 1st August 2021
Accessible every day from 10.00am to 6.00pm
The book “Rorschach Audio - Art & Illusion for Sound” argues that “the earliest form of sound recording technology was not a machine but was written language”. “Language [as] Meta-Technology” is a sound installation, exhibited by the artist project Disinformation, which, extrapolating this concept, uses a commercially available high-end speech synthesiser to articulate, among other statements, the assertion that “language is the technology that contains all others”. Please note that “Language [as] Meta-Technology” is an automated window installation, which will be fully accessible from outside White Box gallery and online (the gallery interior will not be physically open during this exhibition).
Image below: “Language [as] Meta-Technology” with Kufic Daisy-Wheel - montage by Joe Banks
Peter and Gunvor Edwards
Saturday 7th August to Sunday 15th August
weekends only 11.00am to 6.00pm
Peter & Gunvor met in the early fifties and had long and successful careers. You may not know their names, but it’s likely you will have encountered their work in Puffin books; educational books; in the BBC television series Jackanory, or the booklets than went with their Schools Singalong series on Radio in the 60s and 70s. You may be familiar with their work in the early train books by Reverend Awdry, or with murals made by Peter at the Commonwealth Institute, the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum. Maybe you’ll have seen their drawings in foreign language books, on First Holy Communion Certificates or in parish magazines. You might have been immersed without knowing it, in Peter’s designs for theme parks and exhibitions in Stockholm, Portugal and Singapore. This tiny retrospective showcases a small slice of the artwork and illustrations they made over a period of sixty years. It is a bonsai celebration their energetic working lives and their long and loving friendship.
Top left (Greenwich in the 50's) and bottom right: Peter Edwards
Top right and bottom left: Gunvor Edwards
Saturday 21st August to Sunday 5th September
Weekends only 11.00am to 6.00pm
Sue Dodd returns to the White Box Gallery with an exhibition of new works mainly completed during covid-19. Circuses, menageries and mermaids all figure, with a helping of goddesses and saints. A celebration of colour and pageantry and gaiety of life amid all the doom, gloom and sadness.