Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Bettina Reiber works in "Breathe" at Whitepeaks Fine Art Gallery

Heavy Sky over the Cumbrian Mountains, 40,6 cm x 30,5 cm

I'm a new Associate Member of FPS and have met a few of you during our exhibition at the Menier Gallery last December. A selection of my paintings will be on show at the following exhibition and this would be a great opportunity to meet you and to show you more of my work. Trinity Buoy Wharf, where the exhibition takes place, is a vibrant artists' area and well worth a visit. If you can make it to the show, please introduce yourselves. I will be at the private view on the 7th May and at the exhibition for most of the 8th May; if you think you might visit the show on the 8th, it might be an idea to email me beforehand with a rough indication of the time when you think you might be coming. You are very welcome to bring friends along and to invite others who might be interested in the event.

You are warmly invited to


a group exhibition, 

organised by Whitepeaks Fine Art Gallery

at the Electricians Warehouse, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14 0FP.

The Private View is on Wednesday, 7th May,  from 6pm to 10pm. 

The exhibition continues on Thursday, 8th May, from 10am to 10pm.

You can view the selection of my paintings in the exhibition here.
For more information on the exhibition and on the gallery, please go to Whitepeaks Fine Art.
For more information on how to get to the venue, click here.

It would be lovely to see you at the exhibition.

Thursday, 24 April 2014


Reflections photographs by carol kenna paintings by steve lobb

exhibition is open on 14th and 15th june and 21st and 22 june from 1 to 6 pm

at the Trafalgar rowing centre, 13/16 Crane street, Greenwich SE10 9NP

A WISH AND A KISS OF SPRING Creating a symbol for art and regeneration

Easter weekend in Cricklewood saw a thousand wishes rise into the sky. The event curated by artist Kevin Vincenzo Keating surprised residents with an installation of a ten-foot wish bone. Kevin, along with his art group, Creative Cricklewood attracted great public and media interest in an event that invited the community along to make wishes and join in other artistic events.  

The event called A Wish and a Kiss of Spring  was a celebration of spring and was dedicated to artists and the community who continue to make their area a more inspirational place. 

 kevin asked people who were making a wish, to pause and contemplate then ask themselves what was the wish they had deepest in their hearts.

The concept was to bring to the surface a wish that may not have first been apparent or had been drowned out by the white noise of life, obstructing the one thing that a person is really wishing for.

 Many people paused for a while, some came back later. Many had to think hard or dared not wish for what they really wanted.  But once the wish had surfaced they were asked to proceed through the Wish bone, awaken the wish, hold it in their hearts and go forward to make it happen.   

 The hand-made wish bone  was constructed by Kevin in his home studio in Cricklewood. It was 2 months in the making and constructed of steel fibreglass.  Kevin calls it a symbol of Art and Regeneration.

Other attractions included free live portrait drawings by Tim Major and Mary Saxe-Falstein,  music  by Zimmy van Zant ,a fashion and  hair show  by Alina Valentina Valceanu and a poem and wish writing session by Hannah Gordon where passers-by were invited to write down there wishes  and have them sent up into evening sky with air balloons. 

Kevin is hoping to tour the wish bone concept to other locations.  For further info or ideas contact Kevin

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Alistair Lambert Artist in Residence at BAR Gallery

Alistair Lambert
Artist in Residence 

at BAR Gallery

14 April - 5 May


4-5 Queens Parade, 
Walm Lane, 

You are Invited to visit 
BAR Gallery's 
Artist in Residence 
for two special events.

Preview and Talk - 
Saturday 26th April 
Visit Alistair at work on his

installation, where you can 
hear him talk about his work
and see live demonstrations.

Opening Event and Talk

Tuesday 29th April 7pm 
Celebrate the opening 

of the installation 
at BAR Gallery.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Fourth Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion marked with Refreshed Tate Modern Audio Tour

Romayne Phoenix via 

Fourth Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion marked with Refreshed Tate Modern Audio Tour

It was four years ago this Sunday (20th April) that the Deepwater Horizon exploded killing eleven workers. The subsequent spill and clean up operation devastated ecosystems, wrecked the health and livelihoods of communities and brought the company within days of bankruptcy.
To mark the anniversary and honour the victims Platform is releasing an updated version of the Tate Modern alternative audio guide which takes issue with BP’s controversial sponsorship of Tate galleries.
As Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls for an Apartheid-style boycott movement against fossil fuel companies and their funders in order to tackle climate change, Tate’s relationship with BP is becoming increasingly untenable.
The work, Drilling the Dirt (A Temporary Difficulty), was originally produced in 2012 by Phil England and Jim Welton and has been updated by the artists to incorporate recent changes in the gallery displays.
Phil England said, “Tate director Nicolas Serota belittled the impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill when he described it as ‘a temporary difficulty’. Our piece gives voice to some of those who have been affected, not just by this disaster but also by BP’s activities across the decades. Our aim was to show that the problem with BP is not temporary, but deep, structural and ongoing.”
Kevin Smith of Platform said, “Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s comments earlier this month give a huge moral legitimacy to our ongoing campaign to bring an end to fossil fuel sponsorship of the arts. It’s time Tate started listening to the concerns of moral leaders, campaigners, artists and its own members.”
The work is part of a triptych of pieces collectively know as Tate à Tate. The other pieces are Panaudicon by Ansuman Biswas (designed to be played in situ at the Tate) andThis is Not an Oil Tanker by Isa Suarez designed to be played in the on the Tate Boat that runs on the Thames and transports people between the two galleries. All three pieces were commissioned by Platform, Liberate Tate and Art Not Oil.
The piece is designed to be downloaded onto your mobile phone so that you can listen on headphones or earbuds as you are directed through the gallery. You can also listen to the work online in a setting of your choosing.
The tour can be downloaded from
1. Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote in The Guardian on 10 April: “People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.” (“We need an Apartheid-style boycott to save the planet”)
2. Nicholas Serota told the Jewish Chronicle in July 2010: “You don’t abandon your friends because they have what we consider to be a temporary difficulty.” (“Interview: Nicholas Serota”)
3. More information about the audio tours and artists can be found at

Monday, 21 April 2014

the launch of müllZimmer’s first art publication “The Unheard Seen” at Café OTO’s Project Space on Saturday 26th of April 2014.

We would like to invite you to the launch of müllZimmer’s first art publication “The Unheard Seen” at Café OTO’s Project Space on Saturday 26th of April 2014.


Saturday 26 April 2014


Door Times : 12pm (Live performance 6pm)


müllZimmer celebrate the launch of their first publication, “The Unheard Seen”; a collection of various visual and textual approaches to the act of listening. Eleven artists living and working in London were invited to submit artworks reflecting their relationship to/with listening, and how this could potentially be utilised as an inspiration and catalyst for producing artwork. The publication presents a number of works by artists that may not be predominantly concerned with sound to interpret such themes and subjects through visual- and text-based art. 

The publication will be available for the first time tonight, and will be presented by editors/curators Jonas Gustafsson and Lia Mazzari. The evening will also include live performances and text-readings by Kevin Cormack (Harry Deerness, Half Cousin), Mat Fowler (BONS, Blank Tape Spillage Fete), Zolan Quobble (Dodmen, One True Dog), David Aylward (Dodmen, Blurt, Rabbit), Aimée Henderson and Timothy Wouts, and during the day there will be a micro-exhibition showcasing visual works by a number of contributors to the publication. 


müllZimmer (Jonas Gustafsson, Lia Mazzari) 
müllZimmer is an art collective established by artists and musicians Jonas Gustafsson and Lia Mazzari. Since 2013 they are working and performing together as a percussion/cello duo, with a number of other outputs in the works. Recent projects involve several performances and electro-acoustic compositions based around field recordings and improvisation, and an experimental approach to traditional and prepared instruments and objects. 

“The Unheard Seen” is their first publication, and is part of an ongoing research concerning the act of listening; both of them, individually and together, are currently exploring different aspects surrounding language, landscape, sound and their relationship, with listening being a central and recurring theme. 

Apart from continuously playing and performing together, they are working on publishing and producing a number of musical releases, installations and other artworks in the forthcoming year. 

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Spillage Fete (Mat Fowler, Aimée Henderson, Kevin Cormack, Martin Slattery) 
The “Blank Tape Spillage Fete” is an ongoing project of art and music conceived in 2005 by Mat Fowler and Matt Hunt, focussing on the creation and perpetuation of a small DIY series of exhibitions, related events and limited releases. The main objective of the exhibition/project was to invite musicians making art – and artists making music – to compile and create their own music or sound material, then record it onto a cassette tape. The artists and musicians were asked to produce artwork to accompany their cassettes, and the first “Fete” took place at Cecil Sharp House, London, in August 2006; the second in April 2009. After the last exhibition in 2009, a subsidiary label called Spillage Fete Records was created, to release music by individuals closely involved with the “Blank Tape Spillage Fete” project. 

Mat Fowler is currently collaborating on a release with Kevin Cormack and Aimée Henderson titled “Jam Money”, which will be released later this year on Spillage Fete Records. Joined by clarinetist Martin Slattery, they will all be performing tonight in different constellations. 

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Dodmen (Zolan Quobble, David Aylward) 
Zolan Quobble is a naïve improviser and stand-up poet based in Brockley. He is a founder member ofApples and Snakes, co-founder of Deptford Urban Free Festival, founder of Deptford Kite, and is the voice of One True Dog, Chicken Sidecar, Lofe and Dodmen. He has published two books; “U-I Poems” and “The Tooth Agenda”, and released the CD “Walkies” with One True Dog. 

Percussionist David Aylward has collaborated with artists such as Cholmondley Dance-Theatre, Feathersonthaughs, William Burroughs, Baby Trio, Brain of Morbius, Julian Cope, Rabbit and Ted Milton of Blurt. He is a Founder / Director of RUR – Rediscovered Urban Rituals – an ongoing platform for experimental performance. 

Tonight they are Dodmen – they tell you where you should stand your stone. 

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The OTO Project Space is located just around the corner from Cafe OTO at 1-7 Ashwin Street - E8 3DL. 

It was created as a space for artists to develop new work and for OTO Projects to present workshops, talks, film screenings and installations relating to the core programme at Cafe OTO. The building was designed by Assemble - a young, critically acclaimed design practice based in London - and built by a team of more than 30 volunteers. 

Friday, 18 April 2014

"The Wish and a Kiss of spring": Easter event and art installation By Kevin Vincenzo Keating

​The Wish and a Kiss of spring show will run for three days over easter from 19-21st April 
  The three day show will be exhibiting an art installation  By Kevin Vincenzo Keating dedicated to spring art and regeneration.

The Event starts at 1 pm  at the Costa site on keyes Rd..
From 2-5 pm there will be a portrait drawing session. Where the public are invited along to have thier portraits drawn free of charge. The artists that will be present are Tim Major a very talented local artist.  
And the glamorous Mary Saxe Falstein  
The invitation is still open to any one else who may want to come along on the day to Draw portraits.

 Sunday Will host a poem and wish writing workshop Where members of the public are invited to write some poetry and their wishes.  The collected wishes will be sent into the air.and kept track of on twitter. We will also be giving out plant and flower seeds for people to take and plant as they wish. The work shop will be held  by the talented Hanna gordon Who is a member of Creative Cricklewoods Shut up and Write group.   Note  The weather for cast is for rain on Sunday. As a contingency we will be holding the Dream writing workshop in the windmill pub.

Monday will be hosted by Alina  a talented local hair dresser who will be putting on a hair show a show between 2-5 pm  Dont miss this.   
There may also be some spoken word. By Hanna Gordo 

This is your show so if you feel like coming along at any time with some fun element that would enhance the event  please feel free to do so. performers and musicians welcome unplugged.

Creative Cricklewood hope to see you all there. 

Alex McIntyre Invitation to Open Studios, 10 & 11 May 2014 Forthcoming exhibitions- August & September

Alex McIntyre

Invitation to Open Studios, 10 & 11 May 2014
Forthcoming exhibitions- August & September

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to invite you to Open Studios on 10 & 11 May with Digswell Arts Trust, where I am currently an artist fellow (2011-16). Just click on the image to download the pdf invitation.

Please also save the date for two forthcoming exhibitions:
Nothingness, Parndon Mill Gallery, 
7 August - 14 September with artists Hideki Arichi, Ella Carty, Jo Howe and Will White.
Line and Location, Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum 
6 September - 25 October with artist Ross Loveday.

Wishing you a wonderful Easter Weekend and very much looking forward to seeing you at a Private View one day soon!

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

A note on my work:

In Autumn 2011, I began to explore drawing as a process of seeing, questioning and mark making.  My fascination with the human form has taken me repeatedly to rehearsal rooms, where I have discovered an opportunity to produce drawings that can speak as metaphors for wider human experience.

Returning to the studio in January this year, I reviewed two years of drawing. These included those produced through research residencies with English National Ballet in collaboration with Brent Council during their project Ballet:Fused (2013) and Wizard Presents Production Company (2012), during the devising stage of their Olivier award nominated musical, 'Soul Sister'. The body of drawings I have produced since then is informed by this discipline of seeing and responding with immediacy and expression.

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Monday, 14 April 2014

POETRY LIBRARY: Dodo Modern Poets Date: Wednesday 7 May, 2014



POETRY LIBRARY: Dodo Modern Poets

Date: Wednesday 7 May, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: Free (but booking required)
Address: Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Dodo Modern Poets celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. It was founded to bring new and established poets to as wide an audience as possible, and hosts regular evenings in Covent Garden and Merton. Join Dodo founder Patric Cunnane together with regular performers Sue Johns, P.R. Murry, and Jasmine Ann Cooray.

Admission Free but space is limited. To book a place

16 May 2014
20 June 2014
19 September 2014
17 October 2014
12 December 2014