Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Gathering - an exhibition by Jody Little

The Gathering - an exhibition

 by Jody Little

London, 1946: A family come together to celebrate
a wedding. It is a joyous occasion and the first
gathering since the end of the war. It is, however, 
marked by absence. People cannot help but remember
friends and relatives not lucky enough to return home
from the fighting, both from the recent war but also the 
Great War almost a generation ago. Using a variety of 
printmaking techniques, ‘The Gathering’ examines loss 
and remembrance and considers how the past influences
and forges our identities in the present. Of particular
influence is the artist’s great uncle Walter, who lived in
Gateshead before being posted out to France in August

Central Library, Prince Consort Road 

Gateshead Central Library is fully accessible *  
Additional Information:
The Gallery at Gateshead Central Library is open 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 7pm, 
Wednesday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm, 
closed Sunday. Gateshead Central Library 
will also be closed from 12 noon on the 24th &;
31st Dec and closed all day on the 25th, 26th 

Dec and 1st Jan.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night.

LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night.
Wednesday 10th December – the second Wednesday of each month.
@ The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (closest tube = Covent Garden),
8.00 p.m. - £6.00 - £4.00 concessions
Features this month:
Elise Valmorbida – is the author of several best-selling novels, including Matilde Waltzing, The Book of Happy Endings, The TV President, and The Winding Stick, and is also the award-winning script-consultant/producer of indie Britfilm ‘SAXON’.  She is currently writing a historical novel inspired by family stories.
Spectre of Abandonment – another chance to hear excerpts of the multi-stranded collaboration between visual artist Lorraine Clarkeand poets Sue Johns, Sarah Reilly and Agnes Meadows, which resulted in the Spectre of Abandonment exhibition earlier this year, with specially written poetry read by the three writers.

And there will also be plenty of opportunity to share your work in our Open Mic spots. 
So come share the passion share the joy,

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The arcane autobiography of Nestor Bogoff: Chapters 1 to 8

 The arcane autobiography of Nestor Bogoff: Chapters 1 to 8

CHEAP Art work by p.murry in the  BAR Gallery Art Fair.

12 December  8 January

Private View & Queens Parade Xmas Launch: 12th Dec 


Opening Hours: 12pm-6pm Tuesday-Friday,  2-6pm Saturdays

BAR  Unit 4-5, Queens Parade, Walm Lane, London, NW2 5HT

Friday, 28 November 2014

Saturday, 1 November 2014

'Breaking the Chains' art exhibition and play highlighting modern slavery

The 'Breaking the Chains' art exhibition and play highlighting modern slavery closes on Thursday 6 November, and so the last chances to see the exhibition are this Saturday 1 November, Tuesday 4 November and Thursday 6 November 2014, all between 2pm and 5pm. 'Breaking the Chains' helps to raise awareness of modern slavery of the border crossing sort that does not include workfare and the practices of Jobcentre Plus.

Modern slavery in the form of human trafficking is happening now, as Radio Pete's interviews with 'Breaking the Chains' presenters pointed out on 23 October. It has been argued elsewhere, "No form of present day slavery is comparable to the Atlantic Slave Trade which lasted for four hundred years with the lost of approximately 12 million lives," but not by me.

I believe that the Atlantic Slave Trade referred to as not comarable with modern slavery was once legal and people who saw the injustice of it took action to raise people's awareness and change the laws of the lands. Even in those days, some slave states were better and worse than others. Then and now comparisons that sidestep taking action in the here and now are a distraction. Action is required in the here and now to abolish modern day slavery in all its forms and slavery covers a broad spectrum rather than being an absolute.

We cannot bring back the dead but in helping to stop modern day slavery we are using what liberty we have constructively.

PS: You may wish to check out RadioPete

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Humble Origins: An Exhibition of Art on Paper

Humble Origins: An Exhibition of Art on Paper
Thursday 30th October 2014 - Thursday 27th November 2014

PRIVATE VIEW Thursday 30th October 6pm-9pm

At BAR Gallery
4-5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT

Exhibiting art that uses paper as its medium. Humble Origins looks at the diverse ways with which paper is still widely used for art. Despite the rise of digital and the move towards technologies in our everyday lives paper is still a fertile and cherished medium for artistic practice.

Expect to see a broad range of artwork including sculpture, drawing, installation, collage, pen & ink on paper, prints and more! All work is for sale and is affordably priced.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

P MURRY seems to be having a sudden solo art show

Contact 07736525187/ email:

P MURRY seems to be having a sudden solo art show ( thanks to Brent Artists' Resource), from now until the end of October at the FOOD FOR THOUGHT café which incudes

The eccentric ideas of an artichoke
Mixed media
The sixth obsessional stance of Lionel Prism
Mixed media
Unfossilised artichokes emit odes
Mixed media
A renewed wave of opposition to artichokes
Mixed media
The unknown redemption of Lionel Prism’s artichoke
You never promised me an artichoke garden, why not?
Always an artichoke but never an architrave or an archmandrite
Artichoke, the skinwalker
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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014



WHEN: 1st – 13th  December 2014
WHERE: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
WHO:  Open to all

Private View: Tuesday 2nd December – 6-9pm


Friday 14th December (see accompanying document for forms)


Delivery dates:  Sunday 30th November at the Menier Gallery – 10 – 11am

Collection Dates: Saturday 13th December – 5-6pm
*Please note that you must collect and deliver your work in the allotted times – if you cannot commit to these times then please do submit.

Submission fees: Free to FPS Members - £5 for Non Members

Hanging fees: £100 per linier metre - £50 per plinth for sculptures

*FPS takes 30% sales commission + VAT (on commission only) All artists will be notified of their hanging fees upon selection

Payments can be made upon delivery of work or via:


Online transfer: Ref: Name - OPEN2013 - Account Number: 00014964 - Sort code: 40-52-40.
                         (Please also confirm this transaction via email)

By Post:             Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Free Painters and Sculptors and sent to FPS Open submission, 59a Charlton Road, Harlesden, London, NW104BB. (No cash please)


Exhibition promotion

Exhibiting artists are expected to promote the exhibition via their networks such as representing galleries and buyers. Artists are also encouraged to engage with the FPS online media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Flickr and share where appropriate.  Social networks are the most effective form of promotion in this current climate.


All framed works must be of high quality and contemporary in style (no gold gilt frames etc unless absolutely necessary please)
All works must have D-rings (not mirror plates) as no drilling is permitted in gallery.

Stewarding the exhibition

The exhibition will need to be staffed throughout the week and with circumstances allowing - all exhibiting artists will be expected to be available for at least one sitting. A roster and invigilation details will be supplied nearer the time.

Submitted work

Only work that has been selected will be included in the show, although there will be provision for small unframed but mounted prints in plastic sleeves for the print racks.

Artist promotional material

All artists are encouraged to produce business cards and postcards. Artist’s catalogues can also be sold.

Exhibition Insurance

Although great care will be taken of the work and Liability insurance will be provided by FPS for the show, artists are encouraged to have their own personal liability and artwork insurance.
*FPS cannot be held liable for any damage or theft of exhibited artworks.

Exhibition hanging:

The FPS Exhibitions Team will hang the show.

Once the hanging is agreed, the exhibition as a whole is the responsibility of the gallery curators until the work is due to come down. Any changes or alterations for the duration of the exhibition are the responsibility of the curator(s).

Collection and Delivery of work:

Exhibiting artists must ensure prompt collection and delivery within the timings specified – uncollected work will be left with the Menier Gallery to dispose of.

Sales of work:

Any sold work must remain in the exhibition until the collection day (exceptions have been made when buyer is leaving the country etc).

FPS sales commission is 30% + VAT

Please email exhibitions manager Gabriel Parfitt if you have any questions at:

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Come to a book launch of ‘Beaten But Not Defeated’

Come to a book launch of  ‘Beaten But Not Defeated’ by Merilyn Moos  on Friday 14th November 2014 at Bookmarks at 6.30.

This biography charts Siegi Moos’s life, starting in Germany when he witnessed the Bavarian uprisings of 1918/19 and the later rise of the extreme right. The book then follows Siegi’s progress in Berlin between 1929-1933 as a committed Communist and an active anti-Nazi in the well-organised Red Front, before much of the German Communist party (KPD) took the Nazis seriously, and his deep involvement in the Free Thinkers and in agit-prop theatre.
Siegi escaped Germany  in 1933 and, exiled in Britain, left the Communist Party in around 1937 and for the rest of his life, sought another route to the transformation of capitalism.The book describes Siegi’s life as an exile: the loss of family, comrades, his first language and the impact of exile on his personal relationships.
This is a fascinating and often moving account of the life of Siegfried Moos, a German Communist and workers’ theatre activist in the years before Hitler came to power, and later exiled in Britain; it casts valuable new light on the advent of Nazism and the opposition to it. Ian Birchall, London Socialist Historians Group, author of ‘Sartre Against Stalinism’

 Bookmarks1 Bloomsbury Street, London
  WC1B 3QE
 0207 637 1848

Friday, 26 September 2014


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

LOVE AND MARRIAGE : an installation by artist Kevin Vincenzo Keating

A centre piece of this years Cricklewood festival will be an installation by artist Kevin Vincenzo Keating. An art work called Love and Marriage will be displayed in Keyes rd NW2. The 10 ft sculpture made of a stainless steel arch and 35 wooden pegs is a humorous symbol of love, marriage, and human relationships in modern life. Kevin continues to exhibit his installations in the street and believes that here is a whole new audience of the public who never go to galleries or art events but love to see and interact with art in the street. The Cricklewood festival is on Saturday 20th Sept. 12-6pm. Activities will include an open mic and free portrait painting for the public by other Creative Cricklewood artists. The installation will remain at Keyes Road until the 23rd Sept. For info, Facebook, Creative Cricklewood or Kevin Vincenzo Keating. http://

Solo exhibition by Henryk Terpilowski at the BAR Gallery, Willesden 17th - 27th Sept

This week sees the opening of a solo exhibition by  Henryk Terpilowski at the BAR Gallery, Willesden 17th - 27th Sept Henryk has been using the skills, processes and compositional ideas he has learnt from his background as a decorative artist to develop a highly individual expressionistic style of painting. Some of the results are presented in this show.

 All invited to the Private View Friday 26th Sept 6 - 9pm when further musical entertainment will be provided at the 'We Love the Blues' event at A Pop-up Wonderland - next door

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bettina Reiber residency at Brantwood: September 2014 to January 2015.

For the catalogue of the exhibition please click here.
For more information on the residency and for images of my residency paintings, please visit my website.

Monday, 15 September 2014

“Spectre of Abandonment”: Exhibition and poetry

In “Spectre of Abandonment”, the three invited poets, Agnes Meadows, Sue Johns and Sarah Reilly, will perform poetry they created in response to Lorraine’s artworks. Conversely, Lorraine presents new artworks inspired by poems she selected from each of the poets’ anthologies. She also presents new sculpture with her own poetry. filmed at the The Candid Arts Trust, 3-5 Torrens Street, Islington, London, EC1V 1NQ.14 September 2014 by Eileen Perrier and PRMurry For more information contact “Spectre of Abandonment” part 1 “Spectre of Abandonment” part 2

Friday, 29 August 2014

Line and Location : Alex McIntyre and Ross Loveday

Alex McIntyre

Invitation to Line and Location, an exhibition at Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum


Alex McIntyre and Ross Loveday
are pleased to invite you to their
selected exhibition with Space2 Gallery,

Line and Location 

4 September - 25 October

Private View 5 September 6-8pm 

We would be delighted if you can join us for the private view,
 Friday 5 September 6-8pmat Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum
, 194 Lower High Street, Watford WD17 2DT

Alex McIntyre
Fellow, Digswell Arts
Associate Member,
Free Painters and Sculptors

News from our friends: Look out for  'Aware' the selected
 exhibition following 'Line and Location' at Space2 Gallery
with Digswell Arts Fellows Ella Carty and Hideki Arichi.
Copyright © 2014 Alex McIntyre, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Alex McIntyre
5 St John's Court
St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 4TS
United Kingdom

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Monday, 4 August 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014

a studio share at Kingsgate

Dear Free Painters and Sculptors,

Please see below from Artist Marcus Orlandi regarding a studio share at Kingsgate.  Would suit someone who is an emerging or established but probably early career artist.

best wishes,

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: marcus orlandi <>
To: marcus orlandi <>
Sent: Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:39
Subject: Studio share at Kingsgate

Hello all,

I have been given the opportunity of staying on at Kingsgate Workshops in Kilburn after my residency has finished at the end of August. The studio is subsidised and out in the yard area and I'm able to share it with someone. It's 264 square foot, going for £264 per month which we'd split. I haven't seen the space yet but its similar to the one I'm in now and they plan to refurbish before September. A few details:

You'd pay £132 per month (half £264)
The contract is for 18 months. 
Start date 1st September
There is a £75 one off admin fee.
24 hour access
Use of microwave and kettle in main block
Natural light
Really close to West Hampstead overground and tube and Kilburn tube.
Probably some other things I'm forgetting

If you are at all interested or can think or anyone who might be do get in touch. If the rent is slightly too much we can split the space and rent in a different way. If you can't move in in September, let me know and we can sort something out. Any other questions just let me know. 

Please do feel free to pass on. Looking for someone who is really engaged in their practice and wants to use the space.

Thanks so much and apologies if this is of no interest.

All the very best,

Marcus Orlandi


Friday, 25 July 2014

Nothingness at Parndon Mill Gallery

Alex McIntyre
Invitation to Nothingness, Parndon Mill Gallery
Forthcoming exhibition: Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum
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You are Warmly invited to

at Parndon Mill 

with Hideki Arichi, Ella Carty, Jo Howe, Alex

 McIntyre and William White

7 August - 14 September 2014

Private View 10 August 2-4pm 

Please join us for the private view on 10 August 2-4 pm.
Guests are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the lawn and
canal at the front of the Mill and local walks nearby. Drinks
and nibbles will be provided.

Parndon Mill, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex CM20 2HP
Tel: 01279 426 042 Email:
Please also save the date for forthcoming exhibition:
Line and Location, Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum
6 September - 25 October with artists Alex McIntyre
and Ross Loveday.
Private View 5 September 6-8pm

Wishing you a wonderful Summer and looking
forward to seeing you at a Private view one day soon!

Alex McIntyre
Fellow, Digswell Arts
Associate Member, Free Painters and Sculptors
'Nothingness' includes the
 work of five artists with links
 to Digswell Arts: Hideki Arichi

Ella Carty, Jo Howe, Alex
McIntyre and William White.
These artists respond to the theme
 of nothingness using a variety of
media: Painting, Printmaking,
Sculpture and Drawing. Originally
inspired by an edition of 'Start the
 Week', a BBC R4 programme in
which the idea of 'nothingness' was
 examined from different perspectives
these artists bring their own creative
insight to the subject.
For Alex McIntyre 'nothingness' is a leap
of faith; the emptiness into which inspiration
 rushes. Nothingness is difficult to comprehend
because the very act of considering it changes
it. It is glimpsed at the periphery of conscious
ness: both before and after, ecstasy and grief.
For this exhibition Alex is producing drawings that question human states of being.
Ella Carty's work is a personal exploration of
 the existential state of 'nothingness'. Her
 paintings of landscapes evoke a sense of
both isolation and stillness. There is a sense
in which these empty and seductive landscapes
 are both intriguing and unsettling. Her use of
 colour and its capacity to entice emotion is
 striking. Ella says 'I wanted to convey a
sense of unreality as well as detachment, to communicate a sense of how it feels to be
in a state of nothingness.'
Jo Howe explores the notion of 'nothingess'
 by exploring emotional responses to 'the
space in-between'. Jo's practice focuses
on the frustrations of human communication
 working with old manuscripts that bear the
 physical imperfections and aromas of past
 human handling and thus retain elements
of their human presence. The book or
page becomes a tool for looking inwards
 to our evolving personal narratives rather
 than the read contents of the book as
William White is a printmaker based in
Cornwall. His take on 'nothingness' is a
study of the satellite dishes at Goonhilly
on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall, which
are currently in the process of being
recommissioned. Goonhilly is a cluster
of satellite dishes known for receiving
the first ever Trans-Atlantic satellite
TV images, broadcast by Telstar in1962.
 These gigantic structures, seemingly
staring at nothing were perfect inspiration
 for the title 'nothingness'.
Hideki Arichi is a British born Japanese
artist. He is approaching the idea of
'nothingness' by reading Eastern
philosophical interpretations found in Zen
 Buddhism and by identifying personal
reactions and indicators to these. The
 work includes paintings, drawings and

Our mailing address is:
Alex McIntyre
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London, London NW2 6UR
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BAR 30th Birthday Exhibition

Press Release
25 July 2014                                                                                                
BAR 30th Birthday Exhibition
Members Exhibition 2014
9th August – 30th August
Preview Party:  Saturday 9th August 6pm-10pm
Free Entry
BAR Gallery / 4-5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane, NW2 5HT

‘Brent Artists Resource: Supporting artists since 1984’

Brent Artists Resource (BAR) is celebrating its 30th year! As part of the celebrations it will be hosting a special Members Exhibition showcasing the extraordinary talent and breadth of work created by its Members, most of which are local to Brent.

BAR has been supporting local artists, delivering high quality arts and working with the community throughout Brent since 1984. It occupied the popular gallery in the old Willesden Library site for over 12 years and was nominated one of the top community galleries in London by the BBC in 2011.

“This show is a fantastic opportunity to not only celebrate BAR’s 30 year commitment to delivering arts in Brent but to highlight the exceptional creative talent the borough has to offer.” 

Laurie Cesek (Exhibition Curator)

It has had hundreds of members throughout it’s 30 years and has been a supportive body in which artists have been able to connect with other artists, engage with projects in the community, develop their practice and in many cases go on to achieve artistic success.

The BAR Gallery is now housed temporarily as part of the Meanwhile Space initiative on Queens Parade, Willesden. The galley vacated the old library space in April last year to make way for the re-development of the site. The Gallery was able to move into the local Community Creative Hub at Electric House and then into the current temporary space. Brent Council has been exceptional in its longstanding support and commitment to BAR from the 12 years at the old Willesden Library to its more recent project BAR Lab.*

BAR has delivered hundreds of projects and events throughout Brent, being actively involved with the community, schools, other arts organisations and local projects including Queens Park Open Gardens and Studios, Queens Parade, Queens Park Day, Black History Month, Brent Museum, Brent Interfaith Week, Harlesden gallery and Stables in Exile. BAR was awarded Heritage Lottery Funding for the project Testimoniesand more recently received Community First Funding for it’s community portrait project We Are Willesden.**

BAR has had a vast array of volunteers and interns over the years providing community engagement, pathways to employment and opportunities for the public to be involved in creative activities and projects.

This exhibition is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate BAR’s extraordinary 30 year history of delivering arts in Brent. Looking forward, the future is uncertain but we hope BAR will continue growing and providing a valuable creative space in the community.


Notes to Editors

*The Library Lab Scheme, the brainchild of Architecture 00 was piloted at the old Willesden Library Centre and provided the blue print for the current BAR Lab offering workshops and lectures and a pop up co-working space aimed at accelerating local entrepreneurship in the Brent Community

**We Are Willesden builds on the 30 years of artistic and cultural activities of BAR.  BAR has been awarded funding from the Community First Fund to carry out a photographic portrait project based in Willesden. It will be an opportunity for 4 photographers to deliver a body of work that will consist of 4 residencies that will be aimed at attracting a diverse audience. This could include local shopkeepers, young people, older people - in fact anyone who lives, works or plays in Willesden! The project engages local communities through a series of photographic portraits and audio recordings.

Exhibition Curator 
Laurie Cesek is BAR’s Deputy Chief Executive. Previously she has worked as Curator of Arts and Culture for Newham NDP and in Contemporary Exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She obtained her MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University. Laurie specialises in Arts Programming, Events/Projects and Operations Management.

Chief Executive
Pete Webster has been a director of BAR since 2006 before becoming Chief Executive in 2014. He is a professional photographer with a background in project management and regeneration schemes.

BAR Board Directors

John Blandy (Chair) is a landscape painter trained at the Royal College of Art represented by Francis Kyle Gallery (1983-95) and Cassian de Vere de Cole (2001-3). One of the founding members of Brent Artist Register, and present chair of Brent Artists Resource

Sally Buchanan is a multimedia artist, her recent work reflects and records pathway traces on an intuitive journey in response to unconsciously perceived energy sources.

Clare Gordon is an artist and a designer working on buildings. Her work ranges from the external refurbishment of several housing estates for Brent Housing Partnership to highly detailed interior decoration in residential and commercial properties. She is also an educator and founded the Hampstead School of Art, where she  taught for ten years.

Charles Foster Hall (Treasurer) Studied microbiology and molecular genetics at University of Bristol after which hung up lab coat and went to paint in France. In 1997 moved from Paris to New York where I painted murals, ceiling paintings and worked for New York artist Jeff Koons. Returned to London in 2005 to paint, and travel when the opportunity arises.

Deryck Sealy is Co-Founder and Director of London Business Partnership Ltd a social enterprise, launched in 2012, focused on supporting businesses through funded European Projects. Formerly a business adviser for 3 years at Brent Business Venture and Keeping IT Simple Training working with the Prince's Trust. Prior to this he had a 20 year career in Banking, dealing primarily with small businesses. His last role was as a Commercial Relationship Manager for 3 years.

Michael Speechley is a visual artists working with still and moving images, sculpture and sound.

Gabriel Parfitt is a freelance Exhibitions Manager and Curator, as well as being Director of the Harlesden Gallery and Brent Artist Resource (BAR). He is also the Exhibitions Manager and lead Curator for the Free Painters and Sculptors Group. Gabriel specialises in arts development and project/event management and has an established portfolio of artist and gallery links throughout London and internationally.

Visitor Information
Opening Times: Tuesday – Friday 10am-6pmSaturday 2pm-6pm
Free Entry
BAR Gallery, 4-5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane, NW2 5HT
Nearest Underground Station: Willesden Green

Press Information
For further information please contact
Laurie Cesek, Deputy Chief Executive