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