A collaborative exhibition: 2012.
Since moving to the Millinery Works in 1996 we have held114 are shows in our Gallery II. Most of these have featured London artists. Given this specialisation it made sense in this Year of London 2012 to hold a show of works by eight of our London artists whose work is inspired by this multi-cultural city. Between them they have produced works illustrating a range of London scenes and life.
The evocative pictures of Eric Rimmington include sites as familiar as the Thames and the Underground and the not so familiar, as in the allotment picture - Aden Terrace 2006.
Richmond Bridge, Eric Rimmington, 1994
Sharon Beavan is showing a vibrant image of Smithfeild meat market and works illustrating the industry and tower blocks of East London.
Smithfield Market, Sharon Beavan, oil on canvas
Nessie Ramm gives us a masterpiece in her One New Change, characterising the endless construction and reconstruction of London, an Islington sky, a snow scene, and a close up at the Elephant & Castle.
The Dome of St Paul's : One New Change, Nessie Ramm, 2010
The hyper-realist works of Giles Winter formally depict the parks of London including what may possibly be the first painting with a view of the city with the Shard.
City from Waterlow Park, Diptych, Giles Winter, acrylic on canvas.
In honour of the Olympics and the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, her great great great grandfather, we have invited local artist Sophie Dickens to show some of her wonderful sculptures of athletes. Her work is noted for its ability to capture movement.
Wrestlers, Sophie Dickens, Oak original to be editioned in bronze.
Alex Saunderson is showing works from around his home in Stoke Newington, beautifully executed in pastels.
Evening Church Street, Alex Saunderson, pastel on paper.
Frank Stanton finely executes masterful works including two unusual details of St Dunstanis in the East church by the Tower of London.
The Churchyard, St Dunstan's in the East, Frank Stanton, oil on board
James Mackinnon is exhibiting one of his Regents Canal watercolours, a superb model of the Savoy Cafe, Hackney, and an intimate interior of the Rochester Castle public house.
Savoy Cafe, James Mackinnon, mixed media model, 2012,