The British Art Fair has just opened at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY. Please do come and see us on the Second Floor, Stands 36 & 38, (illustrated above) if you can.
As well as the extraordinary sculpture Two Forms in Echelon 1961 by Barbara Hepworth, you will also find works by Robert Adams, W. Barns-Graham, Sven Berlin, Sandra Blow, Paul Feiler, Terry Frost, Patrick Hayman, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Denis Mitchell, Ben Nicholson, Kate Nicholson, Bryan Pearce, Brian Rice, William Scott, John Wells and others.
You can view a selection of the works on our website here, but the show is much better experienced by a visit. Please contact the gallery if you would like a complimentary eVitation.
There was too much happening to capture everyone but the below at the beginning and end of the night, hints at the wonderful Private View evening we had, and that many travelled from afar. Thank you to everyone for helping this to happen. (St Ives Society of Artists have more photographs.)
Stunned by news of the recent theft of their trailer, Cornish artist Jason Lilley has presented the St.Ives Jumbo Association with ‘For Jumbo’- a monumental work (5’8″ x 3′ 1″) which he produced specifically to “help put them back on track”. He added “The incomprehensible act of stealing from a charity must not be allowed to detract from their long term ideals.”
“The ideals of our Association, which include the emphasis we place on ‘community’ rather than ‘tourism’, clearly strike a chord with Jason and many of his colleagues.” said spokesman, Jonny Nance. ‘We are immensely grateful and hugely encouraged by Jason’s extraordinary act of creative generosity.”
‘For Jumbo’ will go on sale for £2500 shortly at The Belgrave Gallery, St.Ives to coincide with the September Festival. The gallery has also offered to donate part of their commission.
Further information available on the gallery website here
Work is continuing apace to hang both the Salmagundi Mixed Exhibition in Gallery One and the John Wells Works On Paper show in Gallery Two. I just thought I’d share some behind the scenes images of work-in-progress with you…
The show is going to look great when we’ve finished…a really lively assortment of strong work by our Contemporaries, interspersed with a few Modern British works. You can see an image by each of the exhibiting artists here. The John Wells Show, which is all online here, is starting to hit the walls…more of that anon.