Spring Exhibition

Thursday 1 April

This event is part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays


Spitalfields Studios Artists

A preview of some of the work we have been making

Biddy Peppin

Biddy Peppin - Enigma

2021

Oil on canvas

101cm x 91.5cm

£800

Biddy Peppin

Biddy Peppin - Brexit

Each chair is seen from a different viewpoint, and 'normal' perspective is reversed.

2020

Oil on canvas

91.5cm x 61cm

£700

Biddy Peppin

Biddy Peppin - U.F.O.

2021

Oil on canvas

71cm x 91.5cm

£700

biddypeppin.crevado.com


Spring Exhibition

Temsüyanger Longkumer - Wailing Wall, Al Aqsa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Oil and acrylic

temsuyanger.com

Instagram: @temsuyanger_longkumer

This work belongs to a series of paintings made on cleaning rags from art studios. The images are built from already existing marks and shapes left behind by the cleaning process.


Spring Exhibition

Karen Wood - Under the Arches

Lockdown May 2020

Electrical Tape and Plasterers Tape  on artist preferred drawing book - The Writing Fields Flexbook Paper

This work is available for £180 (unframed) under the #artistsupportpledge scheme

22x31cm

Karen’s drawings are inspired by unexpected tangents of geometric shapes found in architecture, signs and road markings. A sense of superimposed urban materiality is captured through layering tape whilst editing with a scalpel, achieving varying levels of translucency. The elasticity of the tape together with the quick scalpel movement releases tension and creates what Karen calls the “spacebetween” , inviting the viewer to experience these cityscapes through the eyes of an industrial colourist.

Instagram: @kbwoodnews

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Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson - So Alone WIP

2021

Digitally Coloured Ink Drawing

Not for sale

Still for a video collaboration with Will Mount

Contact anderpaul99@yahoo.co.uk


Spring Exhibition

Danièle Lamarche - German Snuff Box in the Woods

2020

Mixed media


Spring Exhibition

Christopher Lane - Self-Portrait Wearing A Hat

2021

Oil on Linen

£650

35cm x 40cm

Spring Exhibition

Christopher Lane - Nude Woman Resting (adapted from Freud)

2020

Oil on Linen

£400

30.2cm x 21cm

Spring Exhibition

Christopher Lane - Head

2020

Acrylic on Linen

£550

41cm x 51cm

Instagram: @christopherowin


Jean Higgs

Jean Higgs - Lite Box

2019

Wood, Acrylic paint, Lights 

31cm x 31cm x 13cm

Jean Higgs

Jean Higgs - No. 2

From the "Weapons of Mass Production" series of 20 drawings

Acrylic Paint, Collage on Paper

61cm x 61cm

jeanhiggs.crevado.com

art blog:

artandthislondonlife.wordpress.com


Annette Fernando

Annette Fernando - Beneath the Trees 1

Pen and Ink

24cm x 30cm

£300

Annette Fernando

Annette Fernando - Beneath the Trees 2

Pen and Ink

24cm x 30cm

£300

Annette Fernando

Annette Fernando - Beneath the Trees 3

Pen and Ink

24cm x 30cm

£300

Annette Fernando

Annette Fernando - Beneath the Trees 4

Pen and Ink

24cm x 30cm

£300

These are a series of new drawings for my upcoming exhibition

‘Being with Trees’, a collaborative exhibition of work by The Arborealists, The Urban Contemporaries and invited artists, bringing together a contemporary response to trees in urban and rural environments.

The drawings are freeze frames from my film ‘I Told You This Would Be True, Beneath the Trees’ also on display in the exhibition, and captures the passing of time from the trees' perspective.

The exhibition work be on show at Bermondsey Project Space will be open to the public from 20th April 2021 until 8th May 2021.

Watch a video interview with Annette Fernando

More of my work, exhibitions and bio can be found on my website at

annettefernando.carbonmade.com


Kirsty Kerr

Kirsty Kerr - Life Coming Soon

2020

Site-specific intervention

Kirsty Kerr

Kirsty Kerr - Renewal in Progress

2020

Site-specific intervention

Kirsty Kerr

Kirsty Kerr - Recovery in Process

2020

Site-specific intervention

Kirsty Kerr

Kirsty Kerr - Resilience in Operation

2020

Site-specific intervention

Instagram: @kirstyjkerr

Re-construction Signs - A series of site-specific interventions exploring urban nature as a symbol of resilience and hope. I began this project in 2020 - a year of global pandemic, climate emergency, heightened division and inequality. I started placing these tiny ‘re-construction signs’ around my neighbourhood, a way to subvert my own feelings of despair, instead signposting life and growth in unlikely places. I hope they take on new meaning in 2021, and as we move from Winter into Spring.



Past Events

Winter Virtual Exhibition

Thursday 3 December


Spitalfields Studios Artists showing recently made work.

A preview of some of the work we will be showing in 2021

Winter Virtual Exhibition

Temsüyanger Longkumer - Refuge II

Terracotta

26x25x25cm

Refuge II forms part of a series of my work titled Parallel Communes. This series explores over-arching ideas relating to the human body as a microcosm of events in the universe and vice versa. I am particularly interested in the microbial world and their interactions, including in the flora and fauna around us. Exploring the relationship between the microscopic world to that of the external world outside of the skin.


Karen Wood

Karen Wood - A Sideways View

Whitechapel Gallery, Lockdown May 2020

Electrical Tape and Plasterers Tape  on artist preferred drawing book - The Writing Fields Flexbook Paper

This work sold to London buyers through #artistsupportpledge in June 2020

32x25cm

Karen’s drawings are inspired by unexpected tangents of geometric shapes found in architecture, signs and road markings.  A sense of superimposed urban materiality is captured through layering tape whilst editing with a scalpel, achieving varying levels of translucency. The elasticity of the tape together with the quick scalpel movement releases tension and creates what Karen calls the “spacebetween” , inviting the viewer to experience these cityscapes through the eyes of an industrial colourist.


Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson - Call It Kyle, LOL

2020

Acrylic on canvas

Not for sale

50x76cm

One of a new series of paintings by Paul Anderson. Contact anderpaul99@yahoo.co.uk


Anne Menpes

Anne Menpes - Inside/Outside

2020

Acrylic on canvas

There is an intention, with this small painting, to signify a larger sense of space, place and sound.  A challenge which attempts to indicate a quiet interior - maybe silent - while the outside hints at nature unleashed.


Christopher Lane 1

Christopher Lane 2

Christopher Lane - 'Greek Bust' 1 and 'Greek Bust' 1

2020

£400 each

Acrylic on linen

I  always wanted to explore a classical theme in art, and decided to look at Greek sculpture. I have a replica  Greek bust at home, and decided to produce a portrait series on it! My intention with these works, was to bring the portrait bust to life, as if it was a ‘real’ person. My aim with these two portraits, was to express the character, personality, and humanity of a Greek God. I deliberately used expressive, painterly brushstrokes, to capture an emotion. I deliberately kept the palette quite sombre and muted, as my desire was to evoke a feeling of introspection and reflection. I wanted to make the Greek God/bust appear humble and mortal.

Instagram: christopherowin


Jean Higgs

Jean Higgs - Alternative Uses For Mops And Brooms

2020

Acrylic on canvas

152x76cm

Price of work - please contact if interested

This is one of a series of six paintings, which have been made using mops and brooms exclusively - the only intervention made was the use of masking tape. I wanted to use these implements in order to express an alternative and creative use for them. Possibly, the usual associations of mops, brooms, and similar work tools may perhaps be seen differently, if not suggested by the paintings themselves, but by how they were made?

Jeanhiggs.crevado.com

Blog: Artwrite - WordPress.com


Biddy Peppin

Biddy Peppin - Juggernaut

2020

Oil on canvas

80x60cm plus wooden edge

£650 including postage & packing (UK)

To find out more about this and other paintings, please visit my website below. Warning – my work often carries political overtones. In 2016 it became evident that things were going badly wrong – Trump’s election, Brexit, global heating, the plight of refugees - - - and since then an awareness of these problems has invaded my work. But my paintings are not manifestos and I try not to be prescriptive – spectators can find their own meanings. Conversations welcomed!

biddypeppin.crevado.com


Annette Fernando

Annette Fernando - Portrait of Darva

Annette Fernando

Annette Fernando - Portrait of Kim

Annette Fernando

Annette Fernando - Portrait of Paolo

All 2020

On paper

Three portraits I did of keyworkers in the pandemic.

Annette Fernando

Annette Fernando - I Told You This Would Be True About The Trees

Watch the video

More of my work, exhibitions and bio can be found on my website at annettefernando.carbonmade.com


Will Mount

Will Mount - Corazon

2020

Digital photograph

This is an impression of a beating heart obscured by a cloud of light distorted by rain and fog. It is one of a series of digital photographs taken using available light that are designed to be reproduced onscreen.


Thursday 7 November

Reception and Artist Talk, 6-9pm.

Urban Rural Exchange

Spitalfields Studios Artist Karen Wood's exciting collaboration with James Aldridge, previewed at September's ReFRESH exhibition. Food, drink, music.

This exhibition is part of the Whitechapel Gallery's First Thursdays exhibition programme


Urban Rural Exchange

Saturday 9 November

East London Walk and Talk, 12-2:30pm.

Urban Rural Exchange

Spitalfields Studios Artist Karen Wood and her Urban Rural Exchange collaborator James Aldridge take you on a walk through East London, showing you how they walk, talk and make their work. They will be at Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF from 12pm and the walk will start at 1pm


Book your ticket on Eventbrite: https://cutt.ly/URE-walk. For further queries please contact Karen on kbwoodnews@gmail.com


REFRESH

Thursday 5 September Click for details

Private View, 6-9pm.

Refresh

Spitalfields Artists are rehanging their public spaces with new work for the Autumn. At RERESH we will also be presenting music and an introductory talk to the November collaboration URBAN RURAL EXCHANGE.


This exhibition is on the Whitechapel Gallery's First Thursdays Bus Tour


MEASURING SILENCES

Thursday 6 June

Private view 6-9pm

Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF

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About the exhibition:

Spitalfields Studios presents Measuring Silences - a photographic exhibition by David Kendall.

‘Measuring Silences’ is a solo exhibition by David Kendall exploring how photography and the practice of walking generate sensory experiences in the built environment.

Artworks investigate how visual urbanism reveals spatial politics and ocular boundaries, thus producing images that respond to architectural change, collective memory and migration inside and outside cities.

Measuring Silences

The exhibition features in the London Festival of Architecture 2019 #LFA2019


Upper Gallery, 2nd floor, BDC, 7-15 Greatorex St, London (walk past reception to the end of the corridor, turn left and walk up the staircase to the upper gallery).


This event is part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays


ICONICUS ANIMARUM

Thursday 7 March

Private view 6-9pm

Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF

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About the exhibition:

Spitalfields Studios presents Iconicus Animarum - an exhibiton by Nelson Ferreira Korana Celan and Stasa Celan.

Any conversation around Byzantium, music and art should take as its reference some of the strands that we are pulling together in 'Iconicus Animarum'. In this exhibition we introduce contemporary ways of thinking about iconography to the London public - teasing out the contrasts between its past and present and looking at the future of its expression in art.

The trio of artists, Nelson Ferreira, Korana Celan and Stasa Celan, will display original iconography artifacts and show the power of Byzantine icons in their origins, symbolism and stories. Contemporary materials are mixed with historic cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems.

The central element of this exhibition will trace the stylistic development of sacred art from the center of Greek Christianity to its introduction to Russia. The show is a powerful cocktail of art installation, paintings and draws its literary inspiration from the atmosphere of Pushkin's poems.

Iconicus Animarum

There will also be a performance by music icon, Colette Van Sertima


This event is part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays



POST CARDS

Thursday 4 October

Private view 6-9pm

Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF

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About the exhibition:

Spitalfields Studios presents ‘Postcards‘, Open Studios and Sale.

An exhibiton of original postcards by the artists at Spitalfields Studios. These specially commisoned works go on sale at our Open Studios event where you can visit the artists and see their studios as well as viewing our current collection of works on display at our East London gallery space. Your chance to own an original signed artwork by one of these exciting artists.

Postcards

There will also be a performance by Wiyaala, the inspiration behind Paul Anderson's Sonic Boom artwork that is on show in our main exhibition space.


This event is part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays


An Arts Lab Continuum

Thursday 5 July to Friday 6 July

Private view, Thursday 5 July, 6-9pm

Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF

About the exhibition:

Spitalfields Studios presents ‘An Arts Lab Continuum‘, with founding participants from London in the late 1960s.

In London in 1967, the first Arts Lab was launched. ‘An Arts Lab Continuum’ is a pop-up show that explores some of the ideas and radical intentions that inspired the Drury Lane Arts Lab, and its successor, the Robert Street New Arts Lab. The show includes assemblages, documentation, etchings, paintings, photographs, projections and more. The viewer will be able to trace personal dreams, see ripples of achievement, and engage in a discussion about anxieties and visions – a sense of urgency about a world gone wrong and of art’s ability to move us towards wholeness and new possibilities. Arts Labs made a space for a wider, sometimes wilder world of artists and audiences. We wanted to change the world and make a bit of headway. Are we still change makers? Is there a narrative that resonates today?

Open House

This event is part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays


SPRING CLEAN

Thursday 3rd May, 6-9pm

Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF

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About the exhibition:

14 Spitalfields Studios artists are taking over their building, with a showcase of painting, printmaking, photography and installation.

The opening night will feature several temporary installations, as well as live music, refreshments, and the opportunity to buy bespoke products from Spitalfields Studios makers, who are Drawn to Ink and Designs by Shell.

Showcasing Artwork by

Anne Menpes / Annette Fernando / Biddy Peppin / Christopher Lane / Daniele Lamarche / David Kendall / Deborah Aitken / Husna Parvin / Jean Higgs / Karen Wood / Katie Horwich / Nelson Ferreira / Paul Anderson / Temsuyanger Longkumer / Zaman Md Fakfruzzaman

Spring Clean

Food and Drink

Live Music by JJW Jazz Guitar Trio

This event is part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays and is on the Whitechapel Gallery First Thusday's walking tour.




Summer Party & Print Sale

Thursday 7th September, 6-9pm

Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF

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About the exhibition:

Come along to our studio courtyard for an evening of art and celebration, hosted by the artist community at Spitalfields Studios. Our artists will be selling original prints, drawings, illustrations, works-on-paper, and handmade jewellery, available to buy at studio prices. There will also be live music and live print-making demonstrations.

Artwork from:

Paul Anderson - Zaman Md Fakruzzaman - Annette Fernando - Jean Higgs - Katie Horwich - Temsuyanger Longkumer - Shelley Wise

Live Print-Making by:

Paul Anderson

Print making with Paul Anderson

Food and Drink

Live Music by:

JJW Jazz Guitar Trio


Christoper Lane Open Studio

Thursday 7 September, 6-9pm

Mondays throughout September, 12 - 3pm

Spitalfields Studios, Craft Building, 12-14 Greatorex Street, E1 5NF

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About the artist:

Christopher Lane is a contemporary British painter, specialising in abstract and figurative techniques. Come and meet the artist and see him at work behind the scenes at his East London studio. There will be the opportunity to buy original artwork at studio prices, and refreshments will also be available.

Print making with Paul Anderson

Observations

A 2-day exhibition of paintings by Angela Allen and Biddy Peppin

Opening Night: Thursday July 6th, 5 – 8.30pm
Exhibition Continues: Friday July 7th, 11am – 5pm

Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF

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About the exhibition:

As the exhibition’s title indicates, the works on show are rooted in the tradition of seeing and taking note. At first sight there seems to be little in common between Biddy Peppin’s representational approach and Angela Allen’s structural abstraction. But by juxtaposing their apparently dissimilar works, they hope to generate a dialogue about ways in which observation can serve the artist.

Observations


MUSA

A new Brady Arts Centre event

Brady Arts Centre, Hanbury Street, E1 5HU, a short walk from our studios.

Exhibition runs until Friday 23rd June

About the exhibition:

A solo-exhibition from Spitalfields Studios artist, Christopher Lane.

For more information about the exibition visit MUSA.


MUSA

Courtyard Drawing Sale

A Spitalfields Studios event

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2017

Spitalfields Studios, 7-15 Greatorex St, E1 5NF, a short walk from the Whitechapel Gallery

About the event:

Katie Horwich and other Spitalfields Studios artists are hosting an open studio and drawing sale in our courtyard.

Drinks and refreshments provided, come and buy some art!

View Katie's website: here.

Katie Horwich