Beyond Landscape: Deborah Burnstone & Alison Lumb
Includes artists’ talk: 23 November, 2.30pm. No need to book.
Featuring paintings, prints and video, this two-woman show explores the resonance of urban, edgeland and coastal places and reveals landscape to be as much a psychological and cultural space as a physical location.
Alison Lumb is interested in how certain places and situations enable us to enter a state in which the world and time are held in suspension, and we slip loose from our conscious sense of self and identity. Her prints and paintings feature a range of liminal subjects such as train journeys and people at play, in public spaces and lost in contemplation.
She often combines printmaking and painting. Her hybrid prints can involve screen print, monoprint and digital printmaking. She feels that this layered way of working suits the way we encounter the world: filtered through other media, our cultures, and our personal life experience.
Deborah Burnstone explores places at the edges of human settlement – stretches of road at night, landscapes at dusk, the coast, the riverbank. In her paintings and videos people gaze out to sea and wander the landscape. ‘At these places there’s a gap in our day-to-day world and we sense something beyond us,’ she says. In her paintings Deborah searches for a simple painterly way of expressing this experience. Her videos interweave sound, voice, stories, time and place and are made from spontaneous encounters with people and place.
One Paved Court event
Love Me or Leave Me
Preceded by a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ)
A fictionalized account of the rise of jazz singer Ruth Etting (Doris Day) from taxi driver to movie star and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marti Snyder (James Cagney). Songs include “You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It”
Tickets £7.50 Concessions £6.50
Musical Museum, Brentford event
Sparkle: Contemporary Craft and Gourmet Food Fair
Your sparkling festive season starts here! See and buy a dazzling range of comtemporary work from more than 70 designer makers including jewellery, glass, ceramics, stylish accessories and so much more, plus a mouth-watering selection of gourmet food. Hundreds of bright and bold gift ideas.
Admission: £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members & U16s free
Landmark Arts Centre event
Talk: Reimagining Jane Austin's Quilt
Elizabeth Betts will give a talk based on the community quilt project made at Jane Austin's House Museum in Hampshire. Inspired by the coverlet that is on display in the museum which was made by Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother, over 300 people across the world took part in the making of two quilts based on the author's life story. Elizabeth worked on the project for 11 months as a quilt designer and facilitator.
Information which may be of help for visitors:
Please arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Giving you time to sign in, peruse our sales table, and library, and help yourself to coffee/tea. There will be a few news & notes before the talk. We are a very friendly group and you will receive a warm welcome.
For info. your first visit to one of our Friday evening meetings is free!, second and third visits are £10.00 each and thereafter we ask you to please join our membership-a happy group of embroiderers & textile enthusiasts of all skill levels & ages (we also have a Young Embroiderers Group), with lots of fun and interesting activities on offer.
Kingston & District Embroiderers' Guild event
Resident artist show at Brentford Gallery and Studios Johnson's island
A rare chance to visit Johnson's Island, a small artists community in Brentford which open their studios twice a year using both the Purpose built gallery as well as inviting you into their studios. The island has a delightful feel of a long gone Rustic Idyll, 6 traditional buildings made using reclaimed materials which have recently been added to the Conservation Area for Brentford. there are 22 artists on the island including: A hat maker; Globe maker; Mosaic artist ; Ceramist; Collage artist ; Guitar maker and numerous painters from detailed realist to abstraction. Look out for the local herons, and if you see a bright blue neon flash ..... you just missed the kingfisher.
Brentford Gallery & Artists Studios event
Artists@Redlees Open Studios
Visit 25 artists in their studios and in the Gallery. This Christmas, purchase gifts with a difference. Painting, sculpture, photography ceramics, jewellery,textilkes, small gifts and tree-decorations at "studio" prices! Refreshments and light lunches available. Free entry, wheelchair access, parking.
Redlees Studios event
Richmond Art Society Winter Exhibition 2019
Richmond Art Society will host its third Winter Exhibition at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, from Saturday 30th November to Saturday 7th December 2019, from 10am to 5pm. (Closed Sunday 1st December)
The exhibition will feature over 200 artworks by established and emerging member artists from the Society, and will present a wide variety of works including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, digital art and photography.
Peter Swann, Chair of Richmond Art Society, says: “We’re delighted to be able to present such a varied and quality range of works, representing a great cross section of our member artists. Visitors will be able to view and purchase a selection of affordable works that reflect the talents of local artists.”
Richmond Art Society event