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
Free admission | No booking required | Open daily 11am-6pm
In the Platinum Jubilee Year of their Patron, artists of the Royal Watercolour Society take a look back over the last 70 years. From the personal events of their own lives, to the greater goings on around the globe, this exhibition will serve as a reflection on this significant period in history, as well as a celebration of HM The Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
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.
‘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.
‘Starting an art collection? Look no further than the Bankside Gallery Summer Exhibition, Summer at Bankside Gallery. All artworks are original pieces by contemporary painters and printmakers of the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Curate your ideal collection combining a variety of media and styles to complement your living space.’
Above: Rouen Bookshop, 2020. Watercolour on paper.
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.