London Lives Opening this Thursday | 30 June – 10 July
Join us in celebrating London with this vibrant exhibition of paintings and original prints by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers inspired by ‘The Big Smoke’.
Bankside Gallery Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society & the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Thames Riverside 48 Hopton Street London SE1 9JH Open daily 11am – 6pm Admission Free
This exhibition is made up of a brilliant selection of paintings and original prints, all of which have been very generously donated by artists of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).
We hope that you enjoy this collection and find an artwork to treasure, while supporting such an important cause.
In this time when families are being torn apart, a time of such great courage in the face of death and destruction, art seems such a frivolity. Creativity, however, is one of the things that makes us human, it allows us to communicate and to celebrate our power in the face of oppression. We would like to make it a practical force for good and use it to raise desperately needed aid funding in this European humanitarian crisis.
‘This exhibition of works by Members of the Royal Watercolour Society showcases paintings created in the very recent present alongside those at the earliest points in their career, and everything in between. The display promises to provide visitors with a rare insight into the development of each artist’s creative output, as well as the opportunity to take a piece of work home, whether from now or then.’
‘This latest display of artworks by the Royal Watercolour Society will delve into the challenges encountered by each artist during the Coronavirus lockdown. These extraordinary circumstances have meant that many artists have not been able to create in their usual media, and so for one time only we are excited to deliver an exhibition of Royal Watercolour Society artists, in all media.’
I have four works in the show. These are from a group of works that were languishing unfinished in my studio. Under a lockdown spring-clean I felt it was time to finish them.
Works on a small scale by artists from the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Contemporary watercolours and original prints, both framed and unframed, may be taken away immediately.
I’m in Malta to launch the new book ‘Quinn in Malta’.
The book is edited and introduced by the late Peter Apap Bologna. He had been planning the book, its launch and the accompanying show for a year or more. Without Peter’s energy, enthusiasm and good humour the book would not have been completed. He encouraged me to paint new watercolours to show at the launch. On receipt of each new batch he was, as ever, hugely enthusiastic. He took especial delight in discovering my sketchbooks and preparatory drawings: these feature in the book and a good number have found their way to frames and are in the accompanying exhibition.
Exhibition preview: Thursday 10 October, 6 – 8pm
Please RSVP to email@example.com
Original paintings by artists of the Royal Watercolour Society which respond to the local landscapes and the distant destinations that inspire them.
Exhibition continues until 9 November
My watercolour Calle Caballocalco, Mexico City is one of the exhibited paintings.
From their website: ‘Now in it’s 32nd year, the Sunday Times Watercolour competition is the UK’s most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting. The competition brings together artists all across the UK, and at its heart celebrates and redefines the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media. With approximately 100 works selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world, and a touring exhibition of the shortlisted works’
Was at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
17 – 22 september 2019
Now on tour
Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge 5th October to 9th November
Guildford House Gallery 16th November to 2 January.