Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press

Lily Briscoe's Painting

Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press, Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Richmond TW9 1TP
29 Oct- 10 Dec 2016

In the exhibition the  viewer is invited to look at Lily Briscoe’s Painting whilst listening to an audio recording of an extract read from the novel*.   In To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf describes Lily Briscoe, an artist, standing in the garden making a painting.  Throughout the novel, clues to the composition are given, amid descriptions of her struggles, dilemmas, lack of confidence, and fear of people looking at her work.

green geometric landscape painting
Lily Briscoe's Painting

Kate Proudman often works in a collaborative way with a piece of written work as the starting point for a painting, and she was drawn to attempt Lily Briscoe’s painting from the clues given throughout the novel. Reading the novel, Kate felt parallels with her own conflicts with composition, and echoes of her own desire to strike a balance between the figurative and the abstract.

*Read Transcript here.

Shared Histories

Shared Histories Group Show
5th Base Gallery, Brick Lane, Whitechapel
10-12 November  2016

Participating Artists:  Jules Lampshire, Rosy Forward (curators), Dennis Plaxton,  Hannah Forward,  Judith North, Kate Proudman, Charmaine Stimson, Martin Woolley

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Flyer for art exhibition

Best of Borough

Best of Borough, a KINK Group Show

The Rose Theatre, Kingston, September 2016.

KINC, Kingston Independent Network of Creatives, is a group of professional artists, designers, photographers and makers who work in Kingston. Together they aim to create a thriving arts culture in the Royal borough.  By working with local authorities, communities and businesses, KINC are looking to promote projects, exhibitions, and opportunities that are mutually beneficial within our local community.

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bright paintings of workmen
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Group Show at Kingston Museum
29 Apr– 2nd July 2016 

Work exhibited:

Highway Code 
This work takes painted road markings out of context and transforms them into a strange and indecipherable language.

Public Servants (Civil Disobedience)
The Public Servants paintings show the untold, unnoticed work that goes into repairing and maintaining the urban environment. They explore the paradox of the invisible high- visibility clothes, and show road workers employing strange, often archaic equipment to dismantle bus shelters, to burn off and repaint road markings, to construct kerbs or to sandbag against floods. In Anagrams, the workers start to take their own decisions…

FPS Open 2015

FPS Open 2015

The Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

30 Nov – 12 Dec 2015

Imagined Realities (PA) and (AR) are exhibited in the show.

FPS is an established artist-led organisation that promotes and exhibits a talented membership of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers and Photographers at renowned central London galleries twice a year. With 65 years of experience, FPS helps artists build long-term networks that develop artistic sustainability, exposure and sales, whilst also encouraging artists to create work on their own terms….and therefore be ‘free’.

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FPS Open 2015
FPS Open 2015