WHAT'S ON

 

January 4th to January 26th

weekends only, 11.00am - 6.00pm

Margaret Higginson

'Stone' - Recent Sculpture

Margaret Higginson refuses to see stone as concrete. To her, stone is malleable, like glass. It begs to be touched and twisted. Yet, the texture and surface of her chosen material is restricting by its very nature. It is the site of that push and pull, that sense of confusion and complication, where ‘Convolutions’ is born.

 

What emerges from the contradictions are sculptures that push the limits of form and surface area. To appease the material, Margaret lets the stone reveal itself by carving what is both inside and outside. Again, we see another paradox in the work: the natural stone on the outside competing like a child for attention with the quiet newness of the carving inside.

February 1st to February 23rd

weekends only  11.00am - 6.00 pm

Casper Scarth

'Dreamscapes'

"Casper Scarth's works create unsettling narratives that draw upon a series of recurring yet unexpected motifs. His work questions ideas of loss, hostility and the urban, using a visual language that plunders both his past, particularly his childhood in France and later experiences living and working in Holland, and the present, including the streets, building sites, parks and playgrounds of East London. His practice is sensitive to, and in pursuit of, the interplay and tension between assertion and intuitive reaction experienced in the act of making" (H. Fussner)

February 29th to March 22nd

weekends only  11.00am - 6.00 pm

Richenda Court

'Drawn to Dream'

Richenda works as a printmaker specialising in etchings and linocuts. For the past five years she has created a body of work based around her graphic novel Ocean Swell which was published in 2016. In this exhibition etchings and linocuts, including prints from the Ocean Swell series, will be exhibited as well as delicate drawings which mark the starting point for her new work.

Trained in fine art and contemporary dance Richenda’s work is based around the figure, in gesture, poise and the occasional glance. Drawing is a great passion of hers and it is through this daily process that subconscious ideas are developed before being made into a print.

Over the past few years Richenda’s prints have been exhibited at The Royal Society of British Artists at The Mall Galleries, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019 and LOOP Artists at Bankside Gallery.

March 28th to April 19th

weekends only  11.00am - 6.00 pm

Katharine Honey and

Sally Robson

Katharine Honey studied painting and stained glass at Wimbledon School of Art, later becoming interested in the making and designing of modern jewellery.   Working mostly in silver and using semi-precious stones the work emphasises colour and texture, sometimes within an abstract form.   Forging, reticulation and etching can be involved together with the interest in making pieces with fluid flexible movement. Two examples of her work are shown below.

Sally Robson shows a retrospective selection of work from when she left the Central School of Art to her current paintings. Sally’s first employment was working as a designer of book jackets and publicity for a London publisher. After marriage and two sons, she became interested in sculpture, working in clay from the figure and completed several commissions during this time. In the 1980s she joined the Greenwich Printmakers Association producing etchings and linocuts, exhibiting widely with the group as well as independently, including at the Royal Academy. After twenty-one years with the GPA she wanted to concentrate on painting and has been working in oils and acrylic, some figurative, but more recently, abstract shapes and colour with gardens and landscapes in mind.