September in the South Bank

Sitting by the River Thames on the South Bank is a perfect place to spend some of your free time in London this September.  With the warm days and evenings of the summer still hanging in there, people are strolling along the South Bank making the most of the cultural and artistic delights that are on offer.

Our recent Late Last Friday in August was a successful, social event where visitors enjoyed chatting with some of our artists.  With a number of purchases made over the course of the evening too, it was nice to see customers heading home pleased and excited with their new artwork.

The work of one of our sculptors, Steve Yeates, is featured in Skylark 2 until Sept 14th.   His work is being admired by many, particularly his new papier mache figures which bring a wonderful sense of movement to the space as they float from the back wall.

If you’re heading to the National Theatre, BFI or Tate Modern sometime soon, then why not consider dropping in to our Skylark Galleries on the way. Or if you’re simply passing through the area do come visit our galleries and see if anything catches your eye.  You will find a variety of work on show by our diverse group of UK based artists.

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Art to admire at two of London’s Art Galleries

In Skylark 2 at the moment, Trinidad Ball’s contemporary oil paintings are demanding the attention of most visitors.  Her striking pieces of artwork are created through her exploration of colour, light and form, along with her attention to detail. The aubergines in one of her large paintings (included in her feature exhibition which runs until the 24th Aug) are so realistic you may need to stop yourself from reaching out to squeeze one. Trinidad will be at the gallery in the Oxo Tower on Thurs 14th, Wed 20th and Sun 24th Aug and will be glad to chat about her new work, inspired by memories of her birthplace, Spain.

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Skylark 1 in Gabriel’s Wharf also has a very colourful, inspiring collection of art on show which enhances the fun and welcoming atmosphere in the gallery.  Following on from Gill Hickman’s feature exhibition, Wilf Frost is the current featured artist unitl 17th Aug.  Wilf creates intriguing mixed media canvases and paintings, inspired by his urban environments and the daily happenings encountered with family and friends.

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As part of the SLAM Last Friday event on 29th Aug, Steve Yeats will be in Skylark Gallery 2 to discuss his new sculptures. Other artists will most likely be milling around too, happy to answer any queries you may have regarding the variety of artists in our galleries and their artwork on display.

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Mixed Summer Show

Our Mixed Summer Show in Skylark 2, the Oxo Tower, from Monday 14th July – 03rd Aug, includes two of Gina Parr’s very striking oil and acrylic paintings featured in the window.  The gallery has a lovely bright, colourful vibe running through the work on display at the moment and we hope you can pop along to the South Bank to take a look and see if any artwork in particular catches your eye.

Skylark 1, in Gabriel’s Wharf, is featuring work by another of our artists, Kathleen Dutton, in the window and this will run until 27th July.

In addition to the main body of work on display in our two art galleries, we also have our browsers which are full of original paintings, drawings, prints and a variety of digital prints too.

If you come along to our galleries for the SLAM Late Last Friday event, from 6-8pm Friday 25th July, you will be able to meet with Kathleen and some of our other artists.  Do make a note in your diary and join us for a glass of wine and to browse some art.

 

 

 

 

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Late Last Friday at Skylark Art Galleries

Visit Southbank London for Skylark Art Galleries 1 & 2

Visit Southbank London for Skylark Art Galleries 1 & 2

A quick update from the Skylark Art Galleries 1 & 2 in sunny South Bank London.  Our plan is to post more often here so that we can share news of our artists, the galleries and any other creative happenings that might be of interest to you.

For now, we would like to thank everyone who visited our galleries (Skylark 1 in Gabriel’s Wharf and Skylark 2 on the first floor of the Oxo Tower) on Friday as part of the Late Last Friday event.  It was a great evening and it was lovely to welcome lots of new visitors into the galleries to discover the variety of art on show.

In addition to our summertime opening hours of 11am - 6pm, our galleries stay open late on the last Friday of every month as part of SLAM Fridays.  We hope you can come along to our next event where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and a chat with some of our artists.

Clare Johnson is our featured artist at the moment in Skylark 1 and ‘The Dutton sisters’ Kathleen Dutton and Jennifer Dutton are the featured artists in Skylark 2.  Why not pop along if you are in the area to have a look at their work, as well as the work of our other artists.

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Thanks for reading and we hope you can visit us soon.

You can find further information on SLAM (South London Art Map) here.

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Eileen Martin 1937-2014

It was with great sadness that we heard the news of the death of Eileen Martin, a wonderful friend and creative character who had been exhibiting with Skylark Galleries for the past 10 years. Eileen had been unwell for some time, but was fully involved with the galleries until the end. She was much loved by her fellow artists and those who knew her through her wonderfully vivid paintings.

Eileen (second right) with other Skylark Galleries artists at a recent Affordable Art Fair, London

Eileen (second right) with other Skylark Galleries artists at a recent Affordable Art Fair, London

Eileen, who lived and painted in a studio in her home in New Malden after working as a German translator and living in Germany for some years, was a regular exhibitor at the Affordable Art Fair and Skylark events. Her indomitable character and independent spirit are already greatly missed.

A posthumous exhibition of her abstract paintings work is being planned at the galleries. Full details will be posted here when these are finalised.

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Follow Skylark on Instagram

skylarkinstagramSkylark Galleries can now be found on Instagram! Images of hundreds of paintings, prints, sculptures and more by the Skylark artists can be found on the image-sharing and social media service. It’s an excellent way of exploring the range of work the galleries have on offer before coming in to see the work for real. How do you find us on Instagram? Visit: www.instagram.com/skylark_galleries_London#

Remember, you can also follow Skylark on
Facebook: www.facebook.com/skylarkartgallerieslondon
Twitter: @skylarkgalleryand visit our website: www.skylarkgalleries.com

 

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James Hobbs: Sketch Your World book signing

Sketch Your World_ Apple_PB Cover_Final.inddJames Hobbs is the featured artist in Skylark 2 until 31 January. Along with drawings and prints, his display includes signed copies of his book, Sketch Your World, which was published in the UK, US and Asia this month. The book, which costs £9.99, features his own drawings, as well as those by around 60 other international artists who work on location in sketchbooks. James is a member of the Urban Sketchers network of blogging artists: see www.urbansketchers.org. Find out more about the book at www.facebook.com/sketchyourworld.

This is James’s last month at the gallery. He has been at the gallery for five years and will miss the strong sense of community and cooperation at Skylark. He will be present at the gallery on Friday 31 January from 6pm until 8pm as part of the SLAM Last Fridays events, signing copies of the book. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Christmas at Skylark

IMG_1883The Skylark Galleries are open all this weekend, 22 and 22 December, and on Christmas Eve until 3.30pm, so there is still plenty of time to find the perfect gift for the ones you love. Paintings, ceramics, prints, sculpture: you name it, we have it, at a price you can afford. There is also a fantastic range of artists’ greetings cards for the festive season in both the Gabriel’s Wharf gallery and the Oxo Tower Wharf gallery.

Skylark 1, daily, 12noon-5pm, Skylark 2, Tues-Sun, 11am-6pm

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Clare Johnson: new unique prints

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Clare Johnson’s Albertian Span

Clare Johnson is showing new work in her featured artist slot at Skylark 1, at Gabriel’s Wharf on London’s South Bank, from 4 to 17 November. Works on show include colourful industrial landscapes of bridges, gas turbines and iconic buildings from across the UK. Each of Clare’s prints is unique as she monoprints the coloured elements and combines these with the black screenprinted image. Come and see them now!

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