Burns Night – a celebration of the 254th birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns – is being marked at Skylark Galleries on Friday 25 September from 6pm to 7.30pm as part of the South London Art Map’s Last Friday event.
Artists attending include Viv Phelan, Angelique Hartigan, Jenny Dutton, Jane Skinner, Sara Sherwood, Gill Hickman and Kathy Dutton, who will read extracts from Burns’s I Dream’d I Lay, which inspired her painting of the same name.
It may not currently be as cold down south as north of the Scottish border, but that will not distract us from warming ourselves with homemade shortbread and mulled wine: you are invited to join us.
Burns Night shortbread by Jane Skinner
It is also the last few days of the Skylark sale, which ends on Sunday. There are still great reductions on paintings, prints and ceramics, so pay us a visit this weekend. We look forward to seeing you.
We have some huge reductions on original works such as Gina Parr’s oil and acrylic on canvas The Otter Mouth (left) reduced from £195 to £125.
And several of our artists are having studio clearances.In Skylark 1 Wilf Frost has some amazing prices on his canvases, and Clare Johnson has several of her large industrial monotype prints at just £99 including Montford Perspective (below), which was originally £395.
In Skylark 2, several of Gill Hickman’s originals are reduced to just £75, and Jo Hodgen, Gina Parr, Kathy and Jenny Dutton, Colin Pearce and Kit Boyd have works on special offer for the month.
Start 2013 with a new addition to your art collection and visit us soon; the sale runs until 28 January.
Skylark Galleries are open over the Christmas and New Year holidays – lucky festive visitors get the chance to get their hands on some of Jane Skinner’s spicy, starry, glittery Christmas biscuits, while stocks last. There are great gift ideas in both galleries, or how about a gift voucher?
If you’re making a special trip to the gallery between Christmas and New Year, give us a ring to check we’re open (click Contact above). If you’re having a relaxing stroll by the Thames, just drop in.
It’s not too late to find your perfect Christmas gift at Skylark Galleries – we’re even open until 8pm tonight, along with the other independent stores at Gabriel’s Wharf and the Oxo Tower Wharf. Paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics – we’ve got it. There’s even a glass of wine and nibbles to help you browse and relax. And we’re open right up to Christmas. What’s stopping you?
Trinidad Ball’s portrait of Professor Geoff Whitty, the former director of the Institute of Education, University of London, which commissioned and owns the work, has been included in the Public Catalogue Foundation, and can now be seen on the BBC’s Your Paintings website. More than 210,000 works of art in the UK’s nationally owned collections in museums and other institutions are featured on the website. Drop in to the Your Paintings website, and pay Trinidad’s painting a visit!
Skylark Galleries is taking part in a fantastic opportunity for you to win products worth £500, such as jewellery, furnishings and art, from independent retailers at Gabriel’s Wharf and the Oxo Tower Wharf on London’s South Bank. All you have to do is pick up one of the cards, shown above, and have its reverse stamped by each participating store.
The cards will be available from Skylark Galleries and other venues soon!
Completed cards must be handed in by 23 December, and the winner will be announced in January.
Looking for affordable art? Seven Skylark artists are going to be showing work at this year’s Affordable Art Fair, which takes place in London’s Battersea Park from Thursday 25 October to Sunday 28 October 2012.
Kit Boyd, Gill Hickman, James Hobbs, Clare Johnson, Deana Lee, Liz Meier and Steve Yeates are showing work on stand number C3. They will be showing new work and be on hand to answer your questions. The fair is the perfect place to see and buy that perfect piece of work, and take it home ready to hang in your home on the same day.
Gina Parr is the featured artist in Skylark 2 from 16 to 28 October.
Gina’s paintings and photography explore our complex potential connections and disconnections with form and landscape, the fine line between pure abstraction and figurative recognition, between chance and control. Each piece suggests an atmospheric world with its own pictorial resonance or echoes, which provoke our capacity to imagine a space beyond our known territories. Her work has been described as muscular, strong, vibrant and bold.
Skylark Galleries artist Linda Samson is throwing open her home this month as part of Wandsworth Artists’ Open Houses 2012. She joins about 90 artists across south London in inviting the public to see and buy their work over two weekends: 6 and 7 October, and 13 and 14 October, from 11am to 6pm.
Visit her at 78a Broomwood Road, London, SW11 6LA. For directions and more information look here. Or to work out a route to visit other artists’ work as well as Linda’s, see www.wandsworthart.com/open_houses to plan your itinerary. Linda looks forward to your knock on the door.