Bluebells I by Angelique Hartigan Approx 520mm x 630mm Price £535
ANGELIQUE HARTIGAN AT DULWICH FESTIVAL
From Angelique Hartigan: Part of the Dulwich Festival it only seems right to celebrate the local area so this year sees seven new Dulwich Village paintings with scenes ranging from alfresco coffee at Romeo Jones on a sunny day to learning to roller blade in Dulwich Park on a warm summer evening.
“As always, my exhibiting at the DOH event is only made possible by the generosity of one of south east London’s best-kept secrets – the very talented jewellery designer Jessica Walker who allows me to take over the hallway adjacent to her beautiful home studio in Dulwich Village for two weekends in May.
“Her studio will be bursting with gorgeous hand made works and ready to wear items. “She will as always be on hand to discuss bespoke pieces.
“If you have not been before, do come down and see her work and join us for a glass of her legendary pixie juice and warm welcome. “I guarantee that once discovered – she’ll be on your gift shop list for ever more.”
I have recently moved from Skylark 2 to Skylark 1 in Gabriels’ Wharf. It’s a lovely courtyard with some great shop just along from the OXO Tower and the South Bank Centre.
You can see my new work “Sunshine on the South Bank beach” (acrylic on canvas 40cm x 40cm Price £535) depicting one of my favourite parts of London against an every changing skyline, just 2 minutes from this view.
Where you can find Angelique Hartigan in May
Dulwich Artists Open House
10th & 11th May
17th & 18th May
Jessica Walker Jewellery
30 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AL
Skylark Gallery – South Bank
Skylark Gallery 2
Studio 5, Gabriels Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
Studio by appointment – Crystal Palace
Gipsy Hill Workshops,14 Paddock Gardens,Crystal Palace, SE19 2UQ
SPOTLIGHT ON SOANE
Dulwich Picture Gallery will host a special Architecture Late event as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) 2014.
“Spotlight on Soane” takes place on Friday June 20th from 7 pm to 9 pm and gives guests a unique opportunity to discover the rich history of the Dulwich Picture Gallery building with architecture specialist Gabor Gyory.
Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery. Designed by Regency architect Sir John Soane, its fascinating architectural history provides the ideal base to learn more about Soane’s methods and ideas.
Dulwich’s late event ties into the LFA’s theme of ‘capital’ and explores how Soane was one of London’s most influential architects helping to shape the face of our modern city.
A tour will give guests an introduction to the history of the building, with key facts about the Gallery, and will explain why Soane made some of his decisions regarding the design.
Guests will see the Gallery as part of Soane’s oeuvre, and learn about the key characteristics against his other designs and the motifs which recur. This provides the foundation for a practical workshop which follows.
An interactive workshop, made up of three exercises will give guests the opportunity to sketch on glass panels, exploring how their own marks can add to the existing architecture of the Gallery.
The proportions of the Gallery seen through a glass panel will become bare images and a surface for participants to explore.
Architecture specialist Gabor Gyory said: “Painting on glass frees up the trepidation of their being a right or a wrong as the exercise isn’t to produce a copy of the gallery building but to create through making additions, through interacting with the structure”
Architecture Late: Spotlight on Soane is part of a new series of Summer time lates at Dulwich Picture Gallery. To find out more visit http://bit.ly/1f9tDtf
Booking/ further information:
Date: Friday 20 June
To book tickets, visit:
For more information please contact Lettie McKie, Public Programmes Manager
[email protected] / 0208 299 8732
London Festival of Architecture
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), now in its 10th year, celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. Taking place throughout June, the annual festival provokes questions about the contemporary and future life of the city, and promotes positive change to its public realm. The city-wide programme is delivered by leading cultural and academic institutions alongside associated projects by practices and individuals.
London Festival of Architecture runs from June 1st to June 30th. www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
(Source: Dulwich Picture Gallery press release)
ARTISTS AND BROADCASTERS SCOOP CASH PRIZES FOR PLANS TO MAKE USE OF TEMPORARY EMPTY SPACE
Joint winners of a ‘meanwhile use’ competition to support new businesses making temporary use of vacant spaces and premises in Croydon are a group of nomadic urban artists and the town’s local internet radio station.
The competition was used to help promote Croydon council’s launch of a meanwhile use toolkit which provides budding businesses with all the essential information they might need to help them find a base for their ideas.
A Croydon council spokesman said: “The toolkit website http://croydonmeanwhileuse.org.uk/ helps small enterprises, businesses or community groups find low-cost and low-risk opportunities to give them a foothold in high-profile spaces and engage with the local community.
“It is seen by the council as a good way of helping support new businesses and promoting the regeneration of the town centre.
‘Turf Projects’ and Croydon Radio each scooped £2,500 in the challenge, which was supported by Croydon council and the Mayor of London‘s regeneration fund.
Two runners-up also received prizes of £1,000. These were Mum’s the Chef, a community food project which helps mothers learn new skills and find employment, and Igma Artisan, a group of artists working with recycled materials and environmentally sound printing techniques.
Social entrepreneurs from across the borough were asked to outline what they would do if they were able to set up their business in a shop or office which might otherwise remain empty.
The judges, including Roger Wade, founder of Shoreditch’s bustling Boxpark (a shopping mall made of shipping containers) and Trevor Reeves, owner of Croydon’s House of Reeves furniture store, were looking for evidence of sound business plans and projects which would benefit the wider community.
Turf Projects, which has just successfully achieved its Kickstarter crowdsourced funding target of £5,000, set out in its bid how the group are seeking to harness a wide range of skills and talents to bring contemporary art to the town.
Their first conceptual piece, an artist-inspired crazy golf course, was a great success when it was installed in Croydon’s Old Town earlier this year.
Organiser Alice Cretney, said: “Were now looking for a base to operate from and where artists can create their work.
“This prize and the donations we have received from supporters through Kickstarter will really help us get our plans moving.”
Croydon Radio will have been in operation for two years this July and provides a voice for a large number of local community groups and budding broadcasters.
Tim Longhurst, founder of the station, said: “Over 300,000 people have tuned in since we first went online and we now hope to find a space where we can set up a second studio and raise our profile still further amongst local people.”
Lisa McCance, Croydon council’s head of economic development, said: “At the same time as Croydon is poised to see a huge £1.5billion regeneration of its main shopping centre we are keen to see grass-roots projects make use of temporarily vacant spaces around the edges of the town and elsewhere across the borough.
“These smaller-scale ventures can bring a vibrancy and sense of community to the area and are a fantastic way of nurturing new talent and allowing people to test out business ideas.”
Winners were announced at an event hosted in Matthew’s Yard, a two-year-old café-bar-workspace-theatre which was created in the disused basement of a former Surrey Street supermarket.
“The venue has become home to a host of new social projects and has become a magnet for people to share imaginative and creative thinking” the Croydon spokesman added. (Source: Croydon council press release)
SCULPTURE FOR DULWICH PARK GETS PLANNING PERMISSION
The ‘Three Perpetual Chords’ sculpture by artist Conrad Shawcross has been approved by Southwark council’s planning committee.
The successful commission was named from four shortlisted ideas back in October 2013, after a public consultation in which over 400 local people gave their views about the proposals for Dulwich Park.
‘Three Perpetual Chords’ proposes a series of cast iron sculptures, each created in relation to the mathematical patterns found in music. The artist describes these forms as “visual descriptions of musical chords.”
Roughly human height, the sculptures will be sequenced, leading visitors through an unexpected series of encounters in the park.
A council spokesperson said: “We are really pleased to be able to move onto the next stage in the development process and allow works to begin on site in Dulwich Park.
(Source: Southwark council press release)