I hope that
you and your loved ones are safe and well in these difficult times. Many thanks
to those of you who are key working and on the front-line, please stay safe and
well. A few weeks ago, my busy exhibition schedule was cancelled and suddenly
there was nothing in the diary. I was delighted to be invited
to take part in two online exhibitions this month, sadly I cannot see you in
person but I do hope you will see the shows from the comfort of your sofa, you
will, of course need to provide your own drink! Darren Nisbett has curated The London Group
exhibition 'Isolation' opening 5th May http://onlinegallery.thelondongroup.com/ Artist talks 17th at 8pm live streaming from The
London Group Facebook page
to the Ashurst Prize. If you have an Instagram account, it would be great if you could follow the Ashurst Prize @theartprize and please look out for me @harleysculpture on Saturday 25th January.
The following week I am delighted that I am taking part in a recorded discussion 'This Stuff Matters' at the Unit 3 Gallery, Empson Street E3 3LT. Taking part are three other fabulous sculptors.Gillian Brent, Jill Gibson and Sheila Vollmer. Our first recording will take place on Friday 31st January in the Unit 3 Gallery https://www.stuff-matters.co.uk/News-and-Events.php at Unit 3 Project space, London E3 https://unit-3.tumblr.com/
We look forward to welcoming you at the private view afterwards from 4pm.
This is a one day event only
The London Ultra @ Bargehouse, OxoTower Wharf, Bargehouse St, Bankside SE1 9PH
31st October – 10th November 2019 | Open daily 11am - 6pm
Preview Party: Thursday 31 October 6pm I Open theme Fancy Dress With Live Performances throughout the evening I 7.30pm Prize Giving
The FreePainters and Sculptors Collective are delighted to invite you to the London Ultra 2019
Back for its second year, The London Ultra is a unique exhibition format that brings together artists and performers from a multitude of disciplines in an art extravaganza at London's iconic Bargehouse.
Visitors are invited to discover a multi-sensory spectacular of over one hundred artists, showcasing styles ranging from traditional to eccentric, conceptual to accidental and from minimalist compositions to opulent installations and intriguing abstractions. Providing a take home piece to suit every visitor.
Paintings, sculpture, installations and photography are carefully grouped in curated sections, including The Artist's Garden, Gaia’s Room and The Luminism Room, deliberately breaking conventional definitions and themes.
Free Painters and Sculptors came into existence in the early 1950's as a splinter group from the Institute of Contemporary Arts. It was initially a group of painters who wished to break free of the stereotype that the ICA wished to impose on its members, it attracted other members and became organised as on a charity and corporate basis.
FPS has always maintained high standards with strict selection procedures for its exhibitions at a variety of fine venues including the Mall Galleries, the Barbican, Bankside Gallery and many others.
In the 1970's FPS gained support from The Society for Protection of Animals Abroad which leased part of its premises to FPS for admin and exhibition purposes.
Applications for membership, subject to selection , are welcome. we are looking for new members who are practising artists, or people who are interested in art who would like to help support FPS through admin, organising and publicising exhibitions etc.
We provide exhibition opportunities annually for members at various venues, mostly around London, we also provide a website where members work can be shown and sold, a blog and a regular newsletter which both publish articles from members.