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Vicki Atkinson

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    I was recently shortlisted, with 3 other sculptors, to produce a bronze maquette of Aphra Behn for Canterbury Commemoration Society.  The 4 bronzes are now going on tour and you can vote for your favourite one through the cantcommsoc website.  Here is the link  https://www.cantcommsoc.co.uk/ sculptors-shortlist/ There will be a gala dinner in July where the maquettes will be auctioned off and the sculptor chosen to produce the life size statue will be announced in September. If you haven’t heard of Aphra Behn (I hadn’t!) do look her up -she’s an amazing character – 17 th  century, was around during the Great Plague, Fire of London, Peypes wrote about her; first woman to make her own living from writing; spied for Charles II; travelled to Surinam; so well known in her own lifetime that she is buried in Westminster Abbey …. There is so much more … and she’s from Canterbury!   I would be very grateful if you could take a look, vote for your favourite and spread the word.   Many thanks

two painters and a sculptor

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  I trust this finds you and your loved ones in fine form and enjoying the start of summer. I am really pleased to tell you about 'Two Painters and a Sculptor'  a new show opening very soon which coincides with the Kensington and Chelsea Art Week this year. 23 June – 3 July 2022 are the dates for your diary Myself, along with the painters Susan Absolon and Day Bowman are showing in the exquisite  https://www.hansardstudio.com  a new and exciting exhibition space on the edge of Kensington and Shepherd’s Bush, The three of us have come together united by a shared approach to making art through the expressive, physical manipulation of our respective media and I am really looking forward to seeing our work all together, it is going to be a fab show! We will be 'In Conversation' on the 30th June between 5pm and 7pm, this is a chance to ask questions and delve deeper into our work and discover the connecting threads and the different approaches.  If poetry is your thi

Overwhelming Majority? Shtager Gallery | 117 Curtain Road | London EC2A 3AD

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    Overwhelming Majority? 6 - 10 April 2022 Opening Preview: Tuesday 5 April 2022, 7 pm Shtager Gallery | 117 Curtain Road | London EC2A 3AD Overwhelming Majority? is a gesture of solidarity with the victims of Putin’s war against Ukraine. Gallerist Marina Shtager and cultural critic Denis Maksimov-Guputa set out to provide a public platform for Russian artists to express their individual and very human response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.   The exhibition takes its title from a recent press briefing during which Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov claimed that the president enjoyed the support of the "overwhelming majority" of Russians. Works included in the show are examples of art created despite threats of censorship or punishment. Collectively they provide an intimate glimpse into life on the wrong side of history, beyond news headlines and political propaganda.   Performance is one of the most effective forms of protest art, and several current examples are docu

Venetia Nevill The Spirit of the Land

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  Venetia Nevill The Spirit of the Land 30 March - 16 April 2022 Private View: Thursday 31 March, 6-8pm   RSVP Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1 LQ Monday 10am-6pm | Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm | Saturday 10am-4pm Exhibition ends at midday on Saturday 16 April Venetia Nevill draws on elemental energies and ancient wisdoms to create multi-sensory and interactive installations. The Spirit of the Land is an invitation to reconnect with nature, both within us and around us.   The artist has developed a unique practice that captures the ethereal qualities of objects sourced from nature. An element of ritual is evident in all aspects of Venetia Nevill’s art. Whether painting with feathers and spring water, capturing the surface of trees in clay, or preserving magic moments on camera, the results are a gentle yet powerful testament to the beauty of nature. The body of work in this exhibition is directly related to a local spring, it's iron salts evident in paint

Alexandra Hartley et al @ Brixton Library,

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I have a small sculpture in a fine show starting this week. It's in Brixton Library, my old stomping ground when I was a student so it will be good to be back. If you are able to pop in it will be fab to see you. I am pleased that we are able to be out and about a wee bit more and I am really looking forward to seeing what other artists have been up to I have a small sculpture in a fine show starting this week. It's in Brixton Library, my old stomping ground when I was a student so it will be good to be back. If you are able to pop in it will be fab to see you. I am pleased that we are able to be out and about a wee bit more and I am really looking forward to seeing what other artists have been up to

'What if Icarus?'Teresa Wells MRSS

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    Teresa Wells MRSS     New Work - Exhibitions and Events 2022   'What if Icarus?'  available at The Cotswold Sculpture Park from 1st April - 30th September 2022   Take a look at my events page to find where you can locate the work for the 2022 season https://www.teresawells.co.uk/ events

Brian Barnes obituary

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  https://www.theguardian.com/ artanddesign/2021/dec/28/ brian-barnes-obituary This is the Guardian obituary of the artist Brian Barnes who was famous for  his murals, mainly in and around Battersea in south London. He was a Green Party member. More details of his work can be found in For Walls With Tongues Publication, £20 incld. p&P For Walls With Tongues is a collection of essays developed from interviews with some of the mural painters active between 1966 and 1985 in the UK; supplemented with 5 essays about artists who we researched but could not interview and an essay by Professor Bill Rolston about external murals in Northern Ireland. It is available from bookshops or directly from Greenwich Mural Workshop using the contact email from this website. Priced at £20 including post & package. Payment can be made either by cheque sent to Carol Kenna, GMW, 78 Kinveachy Gardens, Charlton , London SE7 8EJ  or by BACS payment, details given on request.   Brian Barnes obituary