Skylark Galleries is joining the design tenants of Oxo Tower Wharf to celebrate summer and all things floral throughout the Chelsea Fringe (18 May-9 June) culminating on Sunday 9 June with an exciting programme of summery events in and around the building. Events include:
Michelle Elwell’s stunning floral pieces, which capture the beauty and ephemerality of flowers are featured from 3 June
• Works with a summery flowery theme by Skylark artists Angelique Hartigan, Gina Parr, Colin Pearce and others are on show in the window from 20 May
• The Dutton sisters — Kathleen and Jennifer — display large garden-inspired/floral works in Unit 1.15 on the first floor courtyard side on 9 June only, with an artists’ talk at 2pm in Skylark 2 Gallery
• Kit Boyd has a one-person show, “The World in My Eyes”, at the Barbican Library (31 May-26 June)
There’s no better place to enjoy the summer than along the banks of the Thames: drop by and pay us a visit.
Skylark Galleries artists Sara Sherwood and Michelle Elwell are showing their work at Grand Designs Live at the Excel Centre, in London’s Docklands, from 4-12 May 2013.
Their work is on show on stand E47 in the Grand Designs Arcade. Need more information about getting to the Excel Centre? Find it here.
You can find out more about Sara and her work at sarasherwood.co.uk/blog/ and more about Michelle at www.printersfingers.com.
Linda Samson, Mother and Child
Linda Samson is the featured artist in Skylark 2 from 22 April to 5 May. It will be an opportunity to see some of her new ceramic paintings with their characteristic strong forms and bold colours.
Linda studied fine art at Glasgow School of Art, but subsequently took up ceramics as a painting medium for her images.
She lives and works in London but regularly revisits to the east coast of Scotland where she spent her early childhood. Thus sea, wind, and bird images often feature in her work.
Kit Boyd, The Fox and The Falconer, acrylic on board
Kit Boyd is the new featured artist in Skylark 2. As well as his prints, Kit is showing drawings, paintings and hand-coloured versions of his etchings and engravings.
The show continues from Monday 8 April until Sunday 21 April – the gallery is open from 11am to 6pm, from Tuesday to Sunday.
We are happy to pass on the good news that Skylark 2 artist Deana Lee has given birth to a boy, named Rowan. He was born on 16 March, and weighed in at 7lbs 2ozs.
Deana may be taking a short break from the gallery, but her ceramics remain on display in the Skylark 2 on the first floor of the Oxo Tower,
Congratulations to Deana and dad Tim from all of us at Skylark!
Works by 55 young people made during Skylark Galleries director Gill Hickman’s art workshops for teenagers with cancer around the UK are on display in Spectacular Cells at the Cafe Consort at the Royal Albert Hall, London, from 14 March to 14 April 2013.
Gill travelled to eight Teenage Cancer Trust Units around the UK, including Glasgow, Exeter, Newcastle and Cambridge, working with people facing cancer aged 14 to 26.
Participants, who included those receiving chemotherapy by drip as they worked and a girl who worked in her bed after receiving surgery, made works of art inspired by their own “spectacular cells”. Works by all 55 participants are on display.
Mightychondrion, by Gemma, 24
Beyond, by Megan, 15
Gill will be at the exhibition every Sunday (apart from 31 March) from 2pm to 4pm to talk with visitors.
To see work from last year’s exhibition and Gill speaking about the workshops, see this video. Wondering how to get to the Royal Albert Hall? Look here.
Welcome to Ann Gordon who has just joined Skylark Galleries showing her range of original prints in the Oxo Tower Wharf space. She was born and brought up in the north-west of England, and studied fine art in Sheffield. She has worked in kinetic sculpture, animation, film-making, and more recently printmaking and bookbinding.
Ann Gordon, Ramsgate
“I work quickly and change subjects often,” Ann says, “but there is a recurring theme in my work. I like to record what is around me but I also want to transform and translate my surroundings so that my feelings lie behind the finished print.”
There is a great chance to meet Ann and other Skylark artists at the South London Last Fridays opening at Skylark Gallery 2 on Friday 29 March, when the gallery will stay open late until 8pm. Ann will be talking about her work and the variety of different processes she uses, including photoetching, collography, etching and woodcutting, and available to chat to over a glass of wine.
Ann Gordon, Doorbells
A selection of Ann’s work is on constant display in Skylark, along with the works of all the other gallery artists. Want to know more about Ann’s work? There’s more information at her website: www.anngordon.co.uk.
Skylark Galleries artist Kelly Stewart, whose prints have included a variety of animals, as well as cityscapes, has come up close to one of the giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo (left).
“The panda was very gentle but we were instructed to keep our hands on this side of the bars to avoid getting accidentally swiped by the massive claws, especially when you run out of apple to feed him,” Kelly says. “He weighs about 114 kilos but can eat up to 30 kilos of bamboo per day so their weight can fluctuate greatly on a daily basis. He really did look like a massive cuddly toy.”
The pandas, called Tian Tian (“Sweetie”) and Yang Guang (“Sunshine”), are on loan from China and it is hoped they will mate soon.
Kathleen Dutton’s paintings, Jennifer Dutton’s prints, and the sisters in Skylark 2
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, and the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival—WOW—which runs from 6-10 March, sisters Jennifer Dutton and Kathleen Dutton are the featured artists exhibiting their work at Skylark 2. Jennifer’s lino prints and Kathleen’s paintings explore life and growth, and continue at the gallery on the first floor of Oxo Tower Wharf from 16 February to 10 March 2013.
Gill Hickman, Fire
In Skylark 1, the featured artist Gill Hickman is showing her new large embossed prints for the first time. Her work draws from the layers, patterns and textures found in the environment and in life. Gill is giving a talk at Skylark 1 in Gabriel’s Wharf on Friday 22 February at 6.30pm, when the gallery will stay open until 8pm. Gill’s exhibition, “Embossed and Embellished”, is at the gallery from 16 February until 1 March.
For details of talks, conferences, events and more on the South Bank, visit the Women of the World website.
Love is in the air at Skylark Galleries with a special focus on paintings, prints and sculptures that explore this most romantic time of year.
There’s an affordable work perfect for the loved one in your life ready to buy and take away in time for Valentines Day.
And select from a fantastic selection of distinctive and unique artist-made cards also on sale at the galleries.
The exhibition continues in our friendly and relaxing spaces at Gabriel’s Wharf and on the first floor of the Oxo Tower Wharf on London’s South Bank until 15 February 2013.