Sunday, 15 September 2019

Saturday, 14 September 2019


Don't miss this colourful and thoughtful exhibition by Jonathan Cowell at West Greenwich Library...

Exhibition ends 28th September, for opening hours see West Greenwich Library website here.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Forthcoming Exhibition.....

Watch this space for a title... it's shaping up! So far I can tell you it will be at West Greenwich Library 30th September to 2nd November. More details to follow...

Blackheath Art Society Autumn Exhibition

The Blackheath Art Society autumn exhibition will be held at the 'Upstairs Gallery' at The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London from 12th October to 24th November. The Blackheath Art Society shows are always exciting events with a range of media, a variety of styles and subject matter and all round high quality work. The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 5pm. More info to follow shortly...

Saturday, 16 February 2019

The Magnificent 7 Victorian Cemeteries of London

Blackheath Art Society member Irene Butcher has just published an evocative book of drawings, prints and sketches from her recent exhibition (now finished) on 'The Magnificent 7 Victorian Cemeteries of London', held in the atmospheric gallery at Westbourne Grove Church, West London.

About the exhibition Irene wrote;

The Magnificent 7” refers to the top seven cemeteries of London built in Victorian times to accommodate an overflowing population. Highgate, Brompton, Kensal Green, West Norwood, Nunhead, Abney Park and Tower Hamlets. Many of the cemeteries have been 'parkified' to allow for the local community to sit and read, have their lunch or walk their dogs. In most cases, local volunteers help to look after these social spaces.

I was initially inspired by an article in a local newspaper about the seven top cemeteries in London. Regular visits followed where I collected information in the form of photographs, sketches, paintings and written notes. What captivated me most was the peaceful atmosphere and character of each cemetery. Every one a different feel yet all similar. The hand of man in the form of sculptures of angels, cherubs or wonderfully ornate tombs mingling with nature, growing and overflowing where man has left his mark. A sense of the passage of time. Light and shadow, calm and chaos. 

Back in my studio, I use all my sketches to create dry point intaglio prints in limited editions. These make up the majority of the works of art on show in the exhibition. Most of these are in black ink or sepia on archival paper. The expressiveness of the lines and tones being best expressed in monotone with colour added when it is most needed. Also, I have included lino prints, charcoal drawings and mixed media works to fully express my continuing interest in these wonderful green spaces.

You can revisit the atmosphere of the cemeteries, see a preview of the works and order a copy of the book here; 

Friday, 25 January 2019

Blackheath Art Society Exhibition

Blackheath Art Society will be presenting another exciting exhibition showcasing a range of local talent. The exhibition will be held at the beautiful historic West Greenwich Library and will run from 29th January to 1st March 2019.

December Scene; Skaters at the Old Royal Naval College. Terry Scales. £395.

Ann Hillary

Jonathan Cowell

Alice Gur-Arie

West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN.
Opening times;
Monday: 2pm to 7pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 2pm to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Blackheath Art Society Autumn Exhibition 13/10/18 to 02/12/18

On a visit to this exhibition at the Mezzanine Gallery at the Old Royal Naval College, with my daughter yesterday, we took some 'detail' shots of the works … there is some truly stunning work but there is only one way to see the full glory....!
Detail of work by Jonathan Cowell.

Detail of work by Althea Battams.

Detail of work by Ann Hillary

Detail of work by Bet Mishra.

Detail of work by Caroline Mayow.

Detail of work by Cristiana Angelini.

Detail of work by Deirdre Ellis.

Detail of work by Irene Butcher.

Detail of work by Kathy Drake.

Detail of work by Margaret Dinkledein.

Detail of work by Monica Larkin.

Detail of work by Sally Robson.

Selection of porcelain vessels by Sarah Hyde.

Detail of work by Sue Taylor.

Detail of work by Trevor Root.

Old Royal Naval College
Mezzanine Gallery
Old Royal Naval College Cutty Sark Gardens SE10 9NN
13/10/18 - 02/12/18.

For more information please visit the Old Royal Naval College.
And for further info and sneak previews of the fantastic work on show visit the