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Steve & Sue Owen

'Chaos and Creation'

Tuesday 14th May to Saturday 25th May 2019
Open 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
Private View and Refreshments on Tuesday 14th May, 5.30pm to 8.30pm



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Sue Owen -

I taught Art Textiles in F.E for many years before retiring and having the time to focus on my own work which focuses on my love of colour, pattern and texture in textiles.

Starting points are usually experimental mark making using collage, drawing or mixed media techniques. Several of my pieces are constructed of layers of dyed and printed fabrics which are pieced together to create depth of colour and spontaneous imagery. It is the materials themselves which indicate the direction the work will take, and often ideas change as I introduce new fabrics or recycle pieces. I particularly like working with sheer fabrics printed using heat transfer techniques, these overlay well with the more robust shapes and colours of screen printed fabrics and surface interest is achieved through hand and machine embroidery. Recent work has included painted elements which are enhanced with the addition of fabrics and stitch.

Much of my work embraces natural forms however I also enjoy experimenting with abstract designs inspired by my printed fabrics


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Steve Owen -

Starting points for the paintings are quite often the faded graphics in 50’s and 60’s magazines and often there is a fair amount of ‘pop’ ephemera buried in the resulting imagery. Paintings start fairly chaotic but are gradually ‘tamed’ however the temptation to reach a finished outcome too quickly is often difficult to resist. Initial shapes and collage material lie half concealed under washes of colour-half eroded and scratched away, and what may appear spontaneous in the work often requires destruction, obliteration, reworking and refining.

The limited edition prints in the exhibition are a new development, and incorporate layers of mono printing and paint combined with photo screen prints. Starting points are anything from London’s city and industrial buildings such as the Shard and Greenwich’s endangered and historical gasometer.

Steve Owen studied Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art before embarking on a career teaching Art in secondary schools and FE colleges.

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Exhibition of paintings, prints & photographs of Tooting

Tuesday 17th to Saturday 28th September 2019

Open: Daily 11am to 5pm

Private View: Taste of Tooting Friday 20th September 6 - 8pm



Saturday 21st September 11am to 1pm at Sprout Arts with Elisabetta from Minestra Supper Club

Our current exhibition is celebrating art inspired by Tooting, with original paintings, prints, photography and ceramics by 17 artists, plus a tasty selection of treats like locally made chocolates, conserves and spreads to buy - this is part of the 'Tootopia Festival' which is having lots of local events this weekend (20th to 21st Sept) and we will be running a free Pasta-making demonstration and tasting with Minestra Supper Club on Saturday 21st Sept 11am-1pm. 

Members of Sprout are also invited to our 'Taste of Tooting Private View' on Friday 20th Sept 6:30 to 8pm, which includes the chance to try a taste of local goodies, including Chateau Tooting - it only costs £10 to become a member and enjoy creative events like this - our exhibition runs until 28th Sept so do toot-up any time!

To find out more about the festival and other special events (like history talks and a tour of The Granada Cinema) please visit

There are 16 participating artists:

Amy Adams * Andrew Gibson * Charlie Rice * Ed Fraser * Harriet Fredman * Iain Selwyn-Reeves * Isabel de Cordova (ceramics)
Karen Smith * Lucinda Denning * Ludwig Wagner * Lynn Selwyn-Reeves * Margo Random * Rachel Busch
Sue Pearson * Sarah Reiter * Valerie Taylor

coasters * fridge magnets * mouse mats * coasters * mugs

and food from
Harry’s Chocolate Emporium * Chocolates by Eloise * Fruition (compotes, ketchup, relish, granolas) * Single Variety conserves

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New Faces 2019

Tuesday 15th to Saturday 26th October 2019
Open 11am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Private View and Refreshments Tuesday 15th October 6:30-8:30pm


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Iain & Lynn Selwyn-Reeves

Furzedown Art Studio

Wandsworth Artists' Open House 2019 (Venue no.68)

1st to 13th October 2019

Private View: 6.00 - 8.00pm

Opening Times:

Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm (closed Monday)


Black & White and Colour Photography

Illustrations and Personalised Artwork

Prints, Cards, Notebooks and Colouring Packs


This exhibition includes new black & white photography inspired by some of the fantastic public spaces we are lucky to enjoy in and around London including the British Museum, Design Museum, V&A, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Kew Gardens.
Iain will also be showing new additions to his colourful London landmarks range and Lynn will have more hand drawn illustrations, nursery prints, colouring packs and cards.



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  Exhibition by Graveney School

  Year 10 Art Students

  Wednesday 10th to Thursday 18th July 2019
  Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am to 5pm

 Collections Poster

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