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.
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.
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.
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.
Drawings and prints of the city of London by James Hobbs are featured in the latest rehang at Skylark 2, on the first floor of the Oxo Tower Wharf. Framed or unframed, small or large, there’s a work for you.
Skylark Galleries are partners of the Cultural Olympiad, and with the Olympic Village just a few miles away in the East End, our London 2012 Festival show is open now in Skylark 1 in Gabriel’s Wharf and in Skylark 2 on the first floor of the Oxo Tower. The gallery artists have been getting into the Olympic spirit creating new works that reflect the internationalism and diversity of the games.
This Olympic theme continues in Skylark 1 until August 19, and in Skylark 2 until 8 August, when Steve Yeates takes over as the featured artist (9-19 August).
Please note: with the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games taking place on Friday 27 July, our regular Last Friday event in the galleries due to be held that evening will be held over until next month.
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