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'THAT OLD CHESTNUT'

A celebration of Chestnut Avenue

Private View Tues 23rd Jan 6.30 – 8.30

Tues 23rd Jan – Sat 3rd Feb 2018

Open 11am – 5pm Tues – Sat.

 

"That Old Chestnut" January 23rd - February 3rd is a mixed media exhibition celebrating the beauty of Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Common. Treasured by many, but cut down in September 2017, the trees have been lovingly recorded through paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and film. This fascinating exhibition not only provides a final glimpse of Chestnut Avenue but is an outstanding example of a community striving together to protect a cherished local landmark.

A percentage of all sales will go to Trees for Cities http://treesforcities.org/about-us/. 
If you are interested in exhibiting work, please click on this link and complete the form - https://goo.gl/forms/bRGJFlhPnXKfic7H3

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Painted Love @ Sprout Arts

Tuesday 20th February to Saturday 3rd March 2018

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am to 5pm

            Sunday 11am – 4pm

Private View: Sunday 25th February, 10 to 11.30am. There will be juice and croissants and a trip down memory lane with a few vintage board games!

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‘Painted Love' is showcasing its new collection at Sprout Arts.  Pre-loved furniture that has seen better days and down on its luck, is saved from the landfill site and lovingly restored.  Add to the mix a contemporary twist and these original pieces have been reinvented with love. The collection, which has been influenced by the mid century modern period, is complemented with handmade soft furnishings and collectible pieces.

 

Tracey Morant is an art teacher who in her spare time began renovating furniture, along with her other creative outlet of pottery. She loves to find new ways of reusing old things. She met Rachel 18 years ago whilst working in the travel industry and they have remained firm friends, and painting partners, ever since. 

Rachel Young is a busy mum who spends a lot of time sanding down old furniture whilst the children are at school. She also works as production manager for the Secret Pillow Project, empowering women in India through training and work opportunities. 


Owen Calvert - MONO
6th to 17th February 2018
Open 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
Private View Monday 5th February, 5.45 - 8.45pm

 

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MONO. - a collection of black and white photographs that explore how architecture and the urban landscape have an impact on the human psyche. From the foreboding and uncompromising concrete forms of Brutalism (notably the Barbican Estate and the National Theatre) to the mesmerising textures of England's architectural landmarks (Tate Modern and the Bull Ring), architecture shapes and defines the urban environment. Whilst these structures evoke a sense of sublimity within the city, they cannot help but remind us of our insignificance as we dwell and linger inside the metropolis.

The photographs in MONO. evoke the sense of isolation, showing shadowy and solitary individuals that become marginalised by the overpowering concrete in a clustered and chaotic urban environment.

 

BIO. - Owen Calvert is a semi-professional photographer living and working in London.

Owen's late father, also an avid photographer, used to say 'it is a monochrome world' – perhaps indicating perpetuity or perhaps an absence of colour. Inspired by this simple phrase, and following in his father's own steps, Owen's images primarily present a milieu of black and white with myriad greys in between.

Specialising in both brutalist and modernist architectures and in environmental portraiture, Owen has developed a substantial portfolio and a distinct style. He continues to advance where his father left off.

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Susan Venner- Counting Sheep
7th to 17th March 2018
Open 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
Private View Wednesday 7th March, 5.45pm to 8.30pm

 

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Inspired by the colours, textures and forms of flowers and plants grown in my garden this exhibitions charts my progress and botanical journey through the last few years.

For me painting is a form of meditation. It requires you to focus completely on the task in hand, no room or need for any other thought, in fact no thoughts at all just observation and looking. Much of the work I have produced has taken place in the middle of the night or very, very early in the morning as I suffer from insomnia.

 

BIO. - Susan Venner is a practicing architect living and working in Balham. Throughout her career of more than 30 years she has specialized in low energy and sustainable buildings working mainly on domestic buildings for both private and public clients, several of which have won awards. Susan’s work however is not restricted to housing but also includes schools, factories and several fire stations.

Susan is also a keen gardener and has opened her own garden under the national Gardens Scheme (the yellow book) for charity for a number of years.

Susan started painting a couple of years ago in an attempt to capture the exuberance, colour and joy of plants and flowers in her garden

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Observation and Imagination

Etching, Painting Photography and Drawing 

by Peter Solari

Tuesday 3rd - 14th April 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm

Private View Saturday 7th April, 6.30 - 8.30pm

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I hope that the works evoke my love of the British landscape and in some way captures the power and beauty of our surroundings. Landscape dominates this exhibition (although not entirely) and is represented through more literal representations and by surrealist influenced work. I hope that you enjoy it.

 

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Magdalena del Mar

Tuesday 20th - 31st March 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5.00pm

Private View Sunday, 25th March 6pm - 8pm 

The work that Magdalena is presenting originates from her personal experiences traveling around Eastern Europe as well as the coasts of Britain. Her primary source of inspiration comes from water based scenery. Waves reflecting on deep blue sea creating that magical atmosphere. The endless combinations of different shades and hues that a blue and green colour collaboration conceived makes her art relaxing and therapeutic.

 

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