Soup
Feb
21
Apr 30

Soup

  • Artisian Coffee

As modern day humans, we are often very quick to judge, remark and make assumptions based on people’s appearance, but this striking series of intimate portraits leaves everything to the imagination – deliberately cropping out clothing, shoes, environment and posture.
In association with Ealing Soup Kitchen, photographer Remy Whiting sympathetically explores the people who make use of this amazing service.

“Motherhood” Paintings and Drawings by Susanne du Toit
Mar
9
Apr 11

“Motherhood” Paintings and Drawings by Susanne du Toit

  • Felix & Spear

Felix & Spear Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by the award winning artist Susanne du Toit (born 1955).

At the centre of Susanne du Toit’s latest series of portraits, Motherhood, are three generations of the same family. The subjects of these paintings are her daughters, sharing intimate and often uncomfortable moments with their own children – in the womb, at the breast, finding their feet. Meanwhile, on the other side of the canvas there is du Toit herself, grandmother and painter, reliving the harsh and formative experience of motherhood through these scenes.

Susanne du Toit has always preferred to paint those closest to her. She explains:
“I like to use my family as subjects because I feel that this is my world, that it’s unique to me, and this makes my work personal rather than generic. I found this series especially rewarding to paint, because I can remember the inner-turmoil of motherhood so clearly. For me – and for many others I’m sure – having children was a decision I made freely but could never quite reconcile myself with. I certainly don’t regret it, but being a mother and being an artist are two very different realities, which I found to be in constant tension with one another. For many years, this led to a profound dualism in my life, and now I can see my daughters facing the same situation.”

Solfeggietto, 95 x 125 cm, oil on linen

Solfeggietto, 95 x 125 cm, oil on linen


RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition
Mar
3
Mar 15

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition

  • Bankside Gallery

One of, BEAT artist, Peter Esslemont's watercolours has been selected for display in the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, showing at the Bankside Gallery from 3-15 March.  The gallery is located on the south bank of the Thames, just next to Tate Modern, and is open daily from 11am to 6pm.  Nearest tubes include Southwark (Jubilee Line) and St Pauls (Central Line).

"The Royal Watercolour Society’s annual Contemporary Watercolour Competition encourages innovation and experimentation in all water-based media and provides a platform for both established and emerging artists.
Works are selected by a distinguished panel of judges who work in diverse areas of the contemporary art world and are exhibited at Bankside Gallery.

Peter Esslemont, Paraphrase

Peter Esslemont, Paraphrase