Friday, 1 September 2017

Hello everyone,
This is a busy month for me! CGP gallery's show ends on Sunday with a finnissage, I'm exhibiting a painting for By The Sea in Whitstable, curated by Harry Pye, other artists include Peter Doig, Sarah Sparkes and Geraldine Swayne. Empire II is travelling to Kendal in the beautiful Lake District. My project with Union Chapel continues to thrive, and my classes at Thomas Calton Centre will begin again on September 18th, more info at And on the weekend of September 23rd and 24th I will be taking part in The Nunhead Art Trail.
Please continue to read for more details and photos from last month's endeavours...

This Sunday afternoon you will find me in Southwark Park, for a walking tour and the finnissage party at Cafe Gallery Projects. I will be delivering my live art interaction Full Fathom Five, to complement my painting HMS Impregnable, being exhibited as part of the Common and Garden exhibition, if you missed the opening come along and enjoy the exhibition on Sunday!

If you haven't had a chance to see the Bermondsey Artist Group exhibition at CGP Gallery - save some time on afternoon 3rd September when they'll be a last chance to see the work, meet other artists and interact with a number of performances including:

The 21C Beautification Committee Forage & Walking Tour:
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Price £6 Meeting at Garden entrance of CGPGallery
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM BST
Inspired by Ada Salter’s establishment of the Beautification Committee in Southwark in the 1920s, the Gallery exhibition and walk delves into aspects of togetherness, thinking of art and nature as a communitarian, aesthetic project; cultivating and nurturing new forms of representation; the common, with its flowerbeds, weeds and non-native plants, a field of pollen and scent permeates our everyday city routine. In the ‘lungs of London’*, our vital green spaces, we reach towards a state of peace and equilibrium while championing the population of street trees and plants.
Come and join the walk to learn how to identify native and non-native trees, explore the 'beauty' of Bermondsey and share in some foraged fruits from the areas abundance of plants. The walk includes a guided tour of the area and the exhibition by artist Charlie Fox.
Proceeds from the walk help support the work of the Gallery and InspiralLondon Project. Tickets available here  

3pm - 5pm For BAG artists will be providing a number of services and exchanges on the themes of beautification, gentrification and transformation.
Encounter Caroline Gregory's silent tribute in the Ada Salter Garden. Meditations and conversations on nature, health and transformation; working from the inside outwards.
In the Gallery you might exchange some local earth with Sarah Sparkes' Dirt Bags Relocation Services or enjoy “Full Fathom Five” as Joanna McCormick, manifest as Flora, Roman Goddess of flowers, hands out “Butterfollies”. Or delve into the depths of the park by witnessing Gail Dickerson's core investigations.

Plus the opportunity to pick up and discuss copies of the new Beautification Committee poster.

Refreshments provided. All events free.

BY THE SEA is an exhibition at Gallery 64a, 64 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DG - featuring work by; Harry Adams, Martin Brown, Gordon Beswick, Billy Childish, Jackie Clark, Emma Coleman, Beverley Daniels, Charlie Day, Peter Doig, August Kunnapu, Lee Maelzer, Joanna McCormick, Mark McGowan, Paul, Sakoilsky, Sarah Sparkes, Tom Shedden, Geraldine Swayne, Sandra Turnbull, Julian Wakeling, and Agnieszka Zapala. “By The Sea” is an exhibition of drawings, paintings, prints, collages and photographs of boats, beaches, coastlines, sea creatures, and a few surprises. Curator Harry Pye selected 20 artists to take part in the show and has hung their work salon-style. There are contributions from a wide range of artists some you’ll probably know already and some you won’t have heard of. Why not come and see if there's any work that connects with you?"

The show runs from the 6th of September until the 27th of September. For more info about visiting times please contact Rob Mumby via:, or visit
EMPIRE II  will be showing at Provincial Project Space in Kendal, opening on September 15th, 2pm - 10pm.

Provincial Project Space is an occasional exhibition arena set up by artists Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods in 2017,

The building is a redundant Kendal Mint Cake Works situated in the historic Kirkland area of Kendal.

Part of the factory will be transformed into a contemporary exhibition space to provide the opportunity to display a diverse range and eclectic selection of art.

The intention is to bring contemporary art to Kendal and create a dialogue with the local community.

Heterodox:might describe our philosophy of curating

which resonates with the way we have been working with Vanya Balogh over the recent years in various venues in London and the Venice Biennale.

The Inaugural show will be Empire 2 , in immersive film show curated by Vanya Balogh concurrently running in The 57th Venice Biennale.

Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods live and work in Cumbria and London.
SHRINE TO THE SEASONS continues to develop at Union Chapel in Islington. Pop in on Wednesday September 13th, anytime between 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm. Join our friendly group and learn new art techniques on a summer theme. We will be starting work on the second icon, for display at the chapel next year.
THOMAS CALTON CENTRE is a friendly community college in Peckham, South East London. Running a variety of different courses for adults, from ESOL and fitness to ceramics and music. My 15 week Life Drawing Monday evening classes and 10 week Still Life Tuesday morning classes will start on September 18th and 19th. Book early to avoid disappointment! Call 0207 358 2100 or visit for more details.

Or drop in for a Watercolour taster session with me between 10am and 1pm on Tuesday September 12th.

TCC is on Choumert Road, just off Rye Lane in Peckham, SE15 4NX. Nearest station Peckham Rye. Classes are suitable for all levels of ability.
THE NUNHEAD ART TRAIL On September 23rd and 24th from 11am to 6pm each day, you are invited to come along and explore the quaint and unique South East London village of Nunhead, and discover some hidden treasures of contemporary art at the same time.

My work can be found at 156 Hollydale Road SE15 2TQ
, where Tracey Francis will be hosting a homage to The Nunhead Open series of exhibitions, organised by The Surgery art group, over several years across different venues in Nunhead.

I'll also be creating a mini installation at 57 Athenlay Road SE15 3EN
, sharing space with artists Dick Graham and Frances Greville.

More information can be found at:

And here are some photos from last month's Grove Park Carnival, curated by Frog Morris, photos by Victoria Morris and Calum F. Kerr:


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