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Pitzhanger Manor opening exhibition: Anish Kapoor
Mar
16
to Aug 18
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Pitzhanger Manor opening exhibition: Anish Kapoor

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The newly restored Pitzhanger Gallery has marked its place as a major cultural venue, with the inaugural exhibition featuring a series of sculptures by Anish Kapoor.

Photographs can’t do this series of curving and disorientating mirrored sculptures justice. The clarity and immersive nature of the dizzying pieces, literally turn the newly restored setting on its head.

The Gallery was good before, it’s world-class now! Congratulations to everyone who’s been involved in the entire project. It really is a showstopper and has added yet another jewel to our mighty suburban Queen’s crown.

Anish Kapoor (b.1954 in Mumbai) has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s. One of the most influential sculptors of his generation, his invention of sculptural language and form has constantly challenged the way we view the world. Large-scale commissions include Marsyas (2002), for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, Cloud Gate (2004) in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Leviathan at the Grand Palais, as part of Monumenta (2011) and Orbit (2012) at the Queen Elizabeth Park London.

Anish Kapoor, 16 March 2019 – 18 August 2019, Pitzhanger Gallery

Tickets for Anish Kapoor will be on sale from February 2019.

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Portrait of Anish Kapoor ©Philippe Chancel

Image source - pitzhanger.org.uk/

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Monochrome photograpy exhibition
Jul
20
to Jul 24
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Monochrome photograpy exhibition

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Open 10am – 3pm Daily

Cost Free Public Admission

The Monochrome format simplifies and strengthens our photographs. We draw attention to what caught our eye. We highlight patterns of light and shadow, or use light falling across a surface to emphasise grainy textures. An effective monochrome is reliant on its composition. A careful arrangement of shapes, lines, textures and patterns can transform your photograph.

The photographers featured in this exhibition have utilised the many benefits offered by monochrome photography to produce a very strong, creative and touching set of images.

MONOCHROME is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.

Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change.

Disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

W : www.thephotographicangle.co.uk/exhibitions
T : 0800 028 7338
E : info@thephotographicangle.co.uk
Reg Charity No : 1135750

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BEAT (Art Trail) 1st weekend
Sep
6
to Sep 8
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BEAT (Art Trail) 1st weekend

'We are Ealing’s first ever Art Trail. Our main event takes place over two consecutive weekends in September each year and enables the general public to see and buy some of the unique artwork being created by local artists right on their doorstep.'

6th-th and 13th-15th September.

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BEAT (Art Trail) 2nd weekend
Sep
13
to Sep 15
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BEAT (Art Trail) 2nd weekend

'We are Ealing’s first ever Art Trail. Our main event takes place over two consecutive weekends in September each year and enables the general public to see and buy some of the unique artwork being created by local artists right on their doorstep.'

6th-8th and 13th-15th September.

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Tea and Art
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Tea and Art

Lovers Eye

"Would you like to dip your toes into renaissance painting for an afternoon? What to learn a bit about the tradition of Lover's eye paintings, as well and have a go at immortalizing your very own love? Then why not join our “Paint your very own Lover's Eye” at TeaDarling in Acton!

It will be a grand afternoon in good company, full of cake and art. You will, through hands on brush-wilding, learn a bit about the basic materials and techniques of real renaissance painting. Never held a brush before? Not to fear, this workshop will be suited for all adult skill-levels, practised as well as complete novices and at the end you should have your very own miniature to bring home. You just have to decide who to paint! Be it man or beast, your lover, your mum, your dog, cat or canary..maybe even your self as a gift to a lover. All you need to do is bring a good high resolution photo of the eye of your beloved and we will provide the rest:) Who knows perhaps there is a brand new hobby waiting for you at the end of it.

The workshop will be run by award-winning Danish artist Anja Altenburg, who has exhibited her works all over the world. She has made it her mission to make traditional painting accessible to all and her goal is to show that our perception of the classical techniques is all but an illusion, it is neither difficult nor does it require a god given talent. Anyone can play along and with the right instructions, it will be come clear that is easier and even more forgiving than modern materials like acrylics. But most importantly she wants to show the world that classical painting can be fun!

Tempted? Then why not join us! The cost will be £25 including tuition, materials and tea. Spaces will be limited to ensure the quality of the workshop, so hurry up and contact Pam today! We cannot wait to meet you"

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'Meet the Artist', David Cottingham
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00
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'Meet the Artist', David Cottingham

Join For Arts Sake for another of its hugely popular 'Meet the Artist' afternoons, this time with the Ealing-based painter and sculptor David Cottingham.

David's exhibition of abstract oil and acrylic paintings and dance-inspired mixed media drawings are on show in 'Catching the Light' at the Bond Street gallery until June 23.

Head along for a drink or two, and the chance to catch this stunning show in the company of the man himself.

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David Cottingham, 'Catching the Light'
Jun
6
to Jun 23
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David Cottingham, 'Catching the Light'

“Light moves across a landscape like the dancer moves through space; I am a painter of transient things” - David Cottingham

Ealing-based artist David Cottingham presents a stunning collection of new work at For Arts Sake this summer, inspired by his twin fascinations – the dancer in motion and the spirit of place.

David studied at Saint Martin's School of Art under Sir Anthony Caro, Phillip King RA and William Tucker. He has exhibited internationally including in Rome, Beirut, New York and Chicago.

On show is a selection of original mixed media drawings and abstract acrylic and oil paintings on canvas. The exhibition is hosted in For Arts Sake's intimate lower gallery, The Inside Space.

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#MyEaling Children's Art Competition!
Jun
6
to Jul 8

#MyEaling Children's Art Competition!

This summer For Arts Sake wants to celebrate all that's lovely about Ealing - and a new generation of budding artists too!

The Bond Street gallery is seeking children and young people aged 3-16 to create a drawing or painting of their favourite bit of our leafy borough. And the best 20 pictures will be hung in a special exhibition from July 18-August 25.

There will be two age group categories - 3-9 and 10-16 - with 10 pieces picked from each. Every picture exhibited will be framed by the gallery's specialist team, and returned after the show to hang on your wall at home!

The overall winner of each category will also win a £50 For Arts Sake voucher, with the two runners-up scooping £20.

Here's how to enter:

  • You must be aged between 3-16 and have the permission of a parent or guardian.

  • Your design should be original, and on A3 paper or card.

  • Entries should be sent to: For Arts Sake, 45 Bond Street, Ealing, W5 5AS (feel free to drop it in in person too).

  • Please include on the back your name and age, plus your parent or guardian's name, address, contact number and email.

  • The deadline for submissions is Monday 8 July.

  • Email any questions to info@forartssake.com (but we're sorry, the gallery can't accept entries via email).

Please feel free to spread the word and share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #MyEaling and tagging the gallery at @ForArtsSakeUK. Help celebrate the bits we all love most about our 'queen of the suburbs' 😍 And good luck!

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'Glitter Bunnies', Meet the Artists - Maria Rivans / Bonnie and Clyde / Amy Douglas
May
4
2:00 PM14:00
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'Glitter Bunnies', Meet the Artists - Maria Rivans / Bonnie and Clyde / Amy Douglas

Celebrate the launch of the new exhibition, 'Glitter Bunnies', with an exclusive afternoon viewing at For Arts Sake.

Join the queens of contemporary British collage Maria Rivans, Bonnie and Clyde and subversive ceramics artist Amy Douglas over a glass of wine... and enjoy their stunning group show on its opening weekend.

From the subversive dreamscape meets Pop Art glamour of Rivans’ vintage Hollywood pin-ups to Bonnie and Clyde’s beautiful and bizarre urban psychogeography, 'Glitter Bunnies' fuses the stunning and the surreal.

Rivans and Bonnie and Clyde (aka the artist Steph Burnley) share a Brighton studio and a creative aesthetic that melds the painstaking, handcrafted art of collage with mixed media and the latest digital printing techniques. Both create work that challenges surface perfection and entices us to delve deeper into fantastical, immersive worlds.

They are south coast compatriots of ceramics restorer Douglas, whose radically reimagined Staffordshire figurines – ‘collaged porcelain’ – will also be on display.

This is a relaxed and informal event, which gives art fans the opportunity to find out a little more about the techniques and inspirations behind this exciting trio of artists' work.

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'Glitter Bunnies'
May
2
to May 26
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'Glitter Bunnies'

The beautiful and the bizarre collide in Glitter Bunnies, a blockbuster new joint exhibition from queens of collage Maria Rivans and Bonnie and Clyde, and subversive ceramicist Amy Douglas.

From the dreamscape glamour of Rivans' vintage Hollywood pin-ups to Bonnie and Clyde's ice cream-hued scenes of imagined urban landscapes, this is a joyful celebration of pop culture - with a twist.

Completing the show is Amy Douglas, who re-configures (‘collages together’) broken ceramic figures to create extraordinary objects with radical new narratives.

All three artists create work that challenges surface perfection and entices us to delve deeper into fantastical, immersive worlds.

"There are lots of hidden political nods, and comments on my life and how I see the world we live in today," says Rivans, who cites a 1970s childhood spent soaking up TV and classic movies as key influences on her Pop Art aesthetic. "I'm highly influenced by sci-fi, philosophy and Hitchcock. I talk about life, love, the universe and continually question what it is to be a human living in this strange physical 3D reality.”

Adds Bonnie and Clyde (aka artist Steph Burnley): "I like to add real-life elements that aren't traditionally beautiful but I do find some kind of poetic beauty in them. I often use signage, symbols and words to inject some humour or political edge."

Douglas, who started creating anarchic pieces from broken Staffordshire figurines "for my own amusement", explains: "I just had the urge to do what one should not. Playing with scale and the wrong restoration brings a different dimension to the piece. Seamlessly done, it can trick the viewer to seem as if it were always there. It's about making people look twice."

The whimsical title is "a little much-needed joy in weighted social and political times". Continue Rivans: "It's apt as we all use some sort of glitter finishes in our work.” And in a light-hearted touch that will delight fans of kitsch, she has concealed a vintage bunny in five of her original, one-off collages.

On show, and on sale, will be a range of original, one-off collage pieces and limited edition silkscreen and gliclée prints, as well as Amy Douglas' gilded ceramics. Don't miss this glittering spring show!

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Ealing Repair cafe: Clothes Repair & Making
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

Ealing Repair cafe: Clothes Repair & Making

Lucy and Mary will be at Northfield Community Centre from 7.30 until 10 for a make do and mend clothing and textile evening.

Come and share a cuppa and bring repair projects, alterations, clothes or fabric for inspiration and advice. Last time we made button holes, repaired lot of holes by patching and sewing.

Please bring along some small change (depending on how many turn up up to a suggested 2.50 pound donation) to cover hire of room and tea and coffee.

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The 4 Elements photography exhibition
Apr
27
to May 1
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The 4 Elements photography exhibition

Free Public Admission

The Ancient Greeks were first to believe that all ‘matter’ was composed of just 4 elements: earth, water, air and fire. Whilst understanding has progressed since then with the discovery of the periodic table, they were long-held beliefs, going back to ancient civilisations.

The images on display in this exhibition present the original Four Elements in all their glory. They successfully convey the life sustaining powers to be found in earth, water, air and fire and the importance of these elements for life on Earth.

THE 4 ELEMENTS is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.

Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change.

Disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided.

W : www.thephotographicangle.co.uk/exhibitions

T : 0800 028 7338

E : info@thephotographicangle.co.uk

Registered Charity No: 1135750

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Easter wreath masterclass with Rebel Rebel Flowers
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Easter wreath masterclass with Rebel Rebel Flowers

Join us at Soane's Kitchen for a beautiful Easter themed floral wreath masterclass with the team behind the well known florist, Rebel Rebel. Before the workshop begins, you will enjoy a refreshing welcome drink followed by delicious canapés.

You will be making beautiful and fresh Easter wreaths with a range of all of the season’s goodies. We will construct it from scratch with a circular base of the most interesting twigs and vines such as textured clematis vines or dogwood in all its glorious colours and witch hazel.

We will demonstrate how to add a selection of fresh lovely things like spring bulbs, vibrant green mosses, spring foliages, blossoms and herbs like rosemary and a choice of dried items such as feathers, little eggs, cones and anything else that’s suitable to the time of year.

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Macrame Plant Hanger Masterclass at Soane's Kitchen
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30
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Macrame Plant Hanger Masterclass at Soane's Kitchen

Bring some creativity into your life and join us at Soane’s Kitchen for a special macrame masterclass and learn how to make a beautiful plant hanger for your home.

Macrame artist Isabella will teach you everything you need to make a gorgeous plant holder to take home; plus you’ll enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and delicious canapés to fuel your creations.

Whether you’re a knot newbie or macrame master, Isabella will be on hand to show you the processes step-by-step; all materials are provided. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

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Daniel Haskett - A Chair In The Doctor's Room art exhibition
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00
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Daniel Haskett - A Chair In The Doctor's Room art exhibition

To celebrate our second anniversary, The Show Room, in collaboration with Daniel Haskett presents; 'A Chair In The Doctor's Room' art exhibition.

Haskett, who incorporates the use of technology in his work, will also ''digitally create'' from Berlin via live feed for the FIRST TIME EVER for those in attendance.

In keeping with the technology meets art theme, Acer, who are our event sponsors will be running a drawing competition using tablets. Winners will receive an Acer goodie bag equipped with Haskett's favourite brush pens.

Experience the world of Salvador Dali in virtual reality with the Acer VR unit.

*This event is suitable for all ages*

*Light refreshments available in the afternoon*

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Ealing Repair cafe: Clothes Repair & Making
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Ealing Repair cafe: Clothes Repair & Making

Ealing Repair Cafe for Clothes is booked for Thursday, 14 March.

Lucy and Mary will be at Northfield Community Centre from 7.30 until 10 for a make do and mend clothing and textile evening.

Come and share a cuppa and bring repair projects, alterations, clothes or fabric for inspiration and advice. Last time we made button holes, repaired lot of holes by patching and sewing.

Please bring along some small change (depending on how many turn up up to a suggested 2.50 pound donation) to cover hire of room and tea and coffee.

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Lino Print workshop
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00
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Lino Print workshop

Come and join me Claire for a lino print workshop. This is a beginners lesson and by the end of our time together you will have carved up an amazing piece of artwork onto lino and made an amazing print on a tote bag.

Please bring any inspirations along with you to draw or help yourself to my temp plate.

Only 10 places available.

Tickets are £25 which includes all tools and materials. Plus Tea & coffee provided.

To book a place please email me at cauvache@hotmail.com

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Meet the Artist - Bruce McLean
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00
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Meet the Artist - Bruce McLean

Enjoy a rare afternoon in the company of celebrated British conceptual artist Bruce McLean this spring.

Hear him talk about the techniques and inspirations behind a stellar 50-year career - as well as his newest experimental prints and ceramics on show at For Arts Sake in Bruce McLean, 'Gardenworks'.

Head to the gallery from 1-5pm for the chance to meet an icon of the contemporary art world as well as an exclusive viewing of his vibrant and stunning new exhibition.

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The Gender Agenda Exhibition
Mar
8
to Apr 9
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The Gender Agenda Exhibition

Despite a history of art in which women are merely passive subjects, for several decades gender equality has remained one of the most relevant political art concerns of our time and continues to radically challenge social, cultural and political norms as they relate to who a man or a woman is.

The Gender Agenda explores the concept of fluidity and freedom with a display of images that may be disturbing and confrontational, but also challenging what constitutes sexual prejudice. It puts the spotlight on people’s duty to ‘perform’ gender in a way that meets or plays with social expectations of gender, sexuality and identity.

Opening Soirée ☞ 8th of March @6 to 9pm

W3 Gallery

185 High St, Acton, London W3 9DJ

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Bruce McLean, 'Gardenworks'
Feb
28
to Mar 17
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Bruce McLean, 'Gardenworks'

Acclaimed British conceptual artist Bruce McLean presents an exciting new exhibition of ceramics and limited edition silkscreen works inspired by the shifting light, shapes and movement of his Spanish garden.

As well as sculptural and pottery pieces, ‘Gardenworks’ will feature the Scottish-born artist’s newest monoprints with hand-painted and collage elements, alongside the original, one-off collaged sketches for his ceramics - which will be available for sale.

Collated from a decade of work originally provoked by the energy and colour of his wife Rosy’s carefully tended garden at the couple’s home in Menorca, these works burst with his trademark vibrant colour palette and wry humour.

“The garden is like a moving sculpture,” says McLean. “I sit and look at it – the light trickling through, the shapes and funny forms changing with the light, and as the wind moves stuff. That’s where it comes from. It’s not so much that the work is inspired by the garden as that it soaks into me.”

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Knitting Workshop
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00
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Knitting Workshop

Learn to knit!

Come along for an introduction to knitting with Dani. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn but not known where to start. Or maybe you have half a scarf languishing in a cupboard and want to pick up your needles again. This will be a fun and friendly session, aimed at beginners and new knitters. You’ll come away knowing the basic stitches and being well on the way to knitting your own mug cosy to keep.

£10 with materials provided to take home
£7.50 if you’re bringing your own wool and needles (size 4mm-6mm)

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Make a Soane's Kitchen Garden Candle
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00
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Make a Soane's Kitchen Garden Candle

Make a Soane's Kitchen Garden Inspired Candle and enjoy some delicious canapés from Soane's Kitchen whilst sipping on a refreshing welcome cocktail.

The Workshop

The candle making workshop will last for 1.30 -2 hour and will be hosted by Lucy Heale, Founder of the The London Refinery and the team behind the beautiful restaurant Soane's Kitchen. You will be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and some delicious canapés to set you up before the candle workshop begins.

Natural Fragrance and Candle Making

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Peter Blake - Rare Silkscreen Prints
Jan
31
to Feb 17
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Peter Blake - Rare Silkscreen Prints

Join For Arts Sake for the exciting chance to see and snap up the final remaining editions in a series of iconic prints from the legendary Sir Peter Blake.

This unique selling exhibition of screenprints hails from the private collection of gallery directors Brian and Melanie Davis, who have been collecting and showing Sir Peter’s works for many years.

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The hugely sought-after pieces on show are all virtually sold out. Among them are the signed limited edition silkscreen with glazes ‘100 Sources of Pop Art’, which gathers together the various visual sources that have inspired Sir Peter throughout his career; ‘Wink’, ‘Girlie Door’ and ‘I Love You’, which all form part of the 12-piece series Replay; and the powerful silkscreen with diamond dust, ‘Marilyn Monroe, Black’.

For Arts Sake director Brian Davis says: "A number of these pieces have been in our collection since they were first published; many are wonderfully iconic images, and we are delighted now to be able to exhibit them for sale to our print collectors."

Don’t miss the chance to view, and own, a piece of art history.

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Meet the Artist - Iona Stern
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00
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Meet the Artist - Iona Stern

Join For Arts Sake for a celebratory New Year drink and an informal afternoon in the company of painter and printmaker Iona Stern, to mark her exhibition of abstract landscapes, 'A Place in Time'.

Ealing-based artist Iona will be in the gallery to chat through her techniques in oil and acrylic painting and silkscreen prints as well as the inspirations behind her beautiful and evocative works.

Iona describes her landscapes as a "collection of memories", expressing the feeling and atmosphere of a place in time - with colour as the starting point from which the images bloom.

No need to book - just pop by on the day!

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Iona Stern, ‘A Place in Time’
Jan
10
to Jan 27
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Iona Stern, ‘A Place in Time’

Through hidden coves to enchanted cottage gardens, abstract landscapes sing with colour in this captivating new exhibition of prints and paintings from Ealing artist Iona Stern.

This marks her first solo exhibition at For Arts Sake, which she describes as “a collection of memories… My work is a visual diary – whether it’s a place visited or an exhibition seen. I look for the abstract, the ‘big picture’, rather than the incidental”.

'A Place in Time' brings together acrylic and oil paintings and monotype silkscreen prints, which take us on a journey through Cornish bays, via purple fields of heather to the dying days of summer and into the clear eastern light of the Yorkshire Moors.

Iona is a former ad agency creative director who quit to pursue a career as a full-time artist in 2011. She lives and works from her home studio, a converted former stable in Haven Green.

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Family Craft Workshop: Bauble Decorating
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Family Craft Workshop: Bauble Decorating

Decorate two baubles for your Christmas tree with this family craft workshop.

Use your artistic skills to decorate two baubles for your Christmas tree. Fill one bauble with natural items from our garden, and paint another. Adults and children can join in in this family workshop.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Crafty Gardener Workshops Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Dec
14
10:30 AM10:30
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Crafty Gardener Workshops Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

We are running festive and relaxing Christmas wreath making workshops at the Grange Pub again this year. Our sessions last about 2 hours and we provide all the materials, decorations, know-how and inspiration required for you to make a unique fresh wreath for your front door. We aim to source as much of the fresh foliage, seed heads and cones locally from in and around Ealing.

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Crafty Gardener Workshops Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30
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Crafty Gardener Workshops Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

We are running festive and relaxing Christmas wreath making workshops at the Grange Pub again this year. Our sessions last about 2 hours and we provide all the materials, decorations, know-how and inspiration required for you to make a unique fresh wreath for your front door. We aim to source as much of the fresh foliage, seed heads and cones locally from in and around Ealing.

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Christmas Drinks & 'Meet the Artist'
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00
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Christmas Drinks & 'Meet the Artist'

Join us for a glass or two of mulled wine, some mince pies and an informal chat with painter-printmaker Clare Grossman in this pre-Christmas 'Meet the Artist' event.

Clare's solo show of New York-inspired oil paintings and one-off etchings, 'New York Suite', runs throughout December, from November 29 to January 5. This is a chance to enjoy her beautiful, evocative cityscapes over a festive drink, and learn more about the techniques and inspirations behind her work.

There's no need to pre-book - just turn up for a lovely, relaxed afternoon of art and Christmas cheer.

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