Collaboration with Art For Heroes to raise money for NHS Charities!

We have been invited to guest curate Art For Heroes’ art auction this Bank Holiday weekend! Emerging contemporary artists will be donating their works to the auction, in which 100% of the sale proceeds will be going towards NHS Charities to support our hero workers on the frontline. Auctions will be staggered, from 9.30am to 10pm on Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May. The first auction will include a new woodcut by Declan Jenkins.

Featured in Artnet’s gallery highlights

We are delighted to be included in Artnet’s highlights of galleries with online viewing rooms in their 6th May article. Link here.

Artists Working from Home: Eileen Cooper

Last spring we were honoured to work with Eileen Cooper OBE RA in her exhibition ‘Short Stories’, a first for the gallery and the start of a wonderful friendship. The show was a colour bath, filled with layers of narratives and versatility in exploring the medium of paper and a range of printmaking techniques, all with Eileen’s distinctive and inimitable touch.  We are working on a budding project together so have been lucky to be in contact during this period of self-isolation.  We wanted to step into her world for a minute so we thought we would catch up with her and see what life is like to work from home now…

‘I’m lucky that I’ve always had a home studio, so everything is set up as normal.  It is a flexible space; at the moment I’ve put painting to one side and I’m concentrating on some graphic works, with a ‘Top Secret’ brief…all will be divulged at Sims Reed next year.  My normal way of working is intensive and I’m always juggling a few projects, but now, in lockdown, I’d describe my way of working as ‘gentle’.  Each morning I’m prioritising pilates and several circuits around my garden.  A new need, to keep in regular contact with family, friends and acquaintances from around the world is taking a fair bit of time.  On returning to the studio, I realise how special it is to be able to lose oneself for hours at a time in another reality’. 

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