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Rose Nag

'Marking Time'

11th of March to 26th of March: weekends only

Three Weekends : from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

Rose Nag studied Fine Art at Newcastle University when both Victor Pasmore and  Richard Hamilton were influential teachers and the study of visual form opened up  new fields of creativity. Greatly benefitting from this education, she developed  workshops in 'Visual Thinking' for Architecture and Design students. After many  years teaching in colleges and Universities, she has now returned to her original  practice. This exhibition of drawing, prints and watercolour paintings represents  transitory reflections, perceived in the 'minds eye' and fixed as moments in time.

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Ti Parks   1939 -2017

'Etchings and Sculpture'

Saturday 1st of April  to Sunday 16th of April 

Three Weekends : from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm


Ti Parks was born in the UK; he trained at the Slade School before taking up the offer to move to Australia in 1964. He became a major influence in the contemporary art world there and this continues. Parks returned to the UK in the 1970’s and lived in Blackheath for the rest of his life. He continued to exhibit internationally and was a Venice Biennale winner and contributor to major exhibitions.


During the last thirty years of his life Parks produced etchings, dry points, aquatints and mezzotints in small editions. It was very important for Parks to complete the whole process of printmaking himself; from the selection, cutting and preparing of the metal plate to the inking, wiping, pulling and final flattening of the finished print. It was a deliberate choice by the artist to work in this way having studied and admired the hand-made prints of many 20th century artists often produced in their early years before they were in a position to use the commercial facilities of professional printer publishers.


This exhibition examines the abstract playfulness of his working practise. Parks enjoyed using classic and inventive methods to mark onto metal plate. Whether crushing under weight or using found objects to add an element of control, these etchings reflect his enjoyment of both design and chance. Parks read widely and references to Beckett in particular are evident here. This was echoed throughout his total genre of painting, collage, book making, performance and also sculpture.


This exhibition will also include a number of Parks’ ‘garden sculptures’. Found objects selected with care and assembled with his usual visual playfulness.


Ti is represented by Messums Wiltshire who exhibited a set of Parks’ dry point etchings in 2021 as part of their Elisabeth Frink exhibition ‘Man is an Animal’. Parks was a close friend of Elisabeth Frink from the 1970’s. During holidays with her and family he produced a series of prints of views of the house, garden family and pets. This series can be viewed and purchased on the MessumsWiltshire Website: Ti Parks Archive.

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Eleanor Durbin

'Prints, Drawings and Watercolours'

Saturday 21st of April  to Sunday 6th of May 

Three Weekends : from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

Eleanor studied Fine Art at Leeds University and then went on to specialise in Printmaking at the Central School of Art and Design. Having been initially introduced to the process in her Foundation Course at Hornsey College of Art, etching became her preferred print medium. In more recent years she has also enjoyed the small scale process of wood engraving and the much larger scale of lino print and drypoint.


She is interested in recording the intricate textures and unexpected sculptural forms in objects found in the landscape, which have resulted from natural aging or violent interventions. Demolished buildings, archaeological sites with their centuries old weathered stones, ancient veteran trees still living but becoming hollow twisted hulks: all offer an unusual visual beauty in their altered states.

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'Real and Imaginary Landscapes'

Saturday 13th of May  to Sunday 28th of May 

Three Weekends : from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

 Elaine Marshall writes:  At my studio at home in Greenwich I work in etching and relief printmaking techniques. I draw inspiration from both my local surroundings, and further afield. My recent colourful linocuts using several blocks, evoke memories of real and imaginary landscapes and focus on structures and patterns found in the natural world.


My series of drawings and linocuts “Memories of Tuscany” are of a farmhouse in Tuscany where my friends and family stayed in spring and summers, and where the surrounding hills were full of wild flowers, olives, vines and the sound of the cuckoo. 

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