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September 2017: New York City

September 2017: New York City

One Church Street Gallery showed for the first time at the 24th Edition of the Affordable Art Fair in New York City (13-17 September 2017) and we intend to be back there in 2018.  The fair takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Aves). We showed Lyndsey Keeling, Chris Sims, Paul Knight, Robinson & McMahon, Silvia Lerin, Ann-Helen English, Lee Borthwick, François Pont and Ian Robinson.

May 2017: Hampstead Heath, London

May 2017: Hampstead Heath, London

One Church Street Gallery showed for the third time at the Affordable Art Fair, stand G5, on Hampstead Heath, London in May 2017, and we intend to be back for our fourth year in 2018 (10-13 May).  The fair takes place on Hampstead Heath at Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, London NW3 1TH. Last time, we showed Sara Dudman, Ann-Helen English, Lee Borthwick Lyndsey Keeling, Paul Knight, Silvia Lerin, François Pont, Robinson & McMahon, Ian Robinson, Chris Sims and Barry Stedman.

 

March 2017: Battersea Park, London

March 2017: Battersea Park, London

One Church Street Gallery showed for the fifth time at the Affordable Art Fair, stand B6, in Battersea Park, London in March 2017, and we intend to be back for our sixth year in 2018 (8-11 March).  The fair takes place at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, London SW11 4NJ (sat nav: SW8 4NW). Last time, we showed Lee Borthwick, Sara Dudman, Ann-Helen English, Lyndsey Keeling, Paul Knight, Silvia Lerin, François Pont, Ian Robinson, Robinson & McMahon, Chris Sims and Barry Stedman.

We have moved

We have moved

We are sad to be saying goodbye to our lovely gallery space, but times have moved on and we are travelling far and wide.  From April 2016, we will be showing mainly at art fairs and online.  All the work is stored in our warehouse and available for immediate viewings.  If you are interested in one of our artists, please call or email us and we will send you an online catalogue of work that is available to buy and can arrange for you to view in person.

Film Screening

Film Screening

“We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under milk wood”

Ushered in by Verdi and a Welsh male voice choir, the new film of Under Milk Wood is an utterly beautiful vision of Dylan Thomas’ seminal offering of magical prose poetry. Starring Rhys Ifans and Charlotte Church, the film is elegantly directed by Kevin Allen. This lush, enthralling production beautifully compliments the lyricism of Thomas’ masterpiece with its bold, dreamlike imagery. Allen’s erotic, surreal cinematic interpretation explores some of the more visceral elements of the funny, magical dreamscape of Thomas’ Welsh seaside village Llareggub (read it backwards!).
Our gallery screening on 3rd December raised over £200 for Crisis at Christmas.
Poetry and Short Stories

Poetry and Short Stories

“To begin at the beginning…”

We held a Sunday afternoon of readings from Dylan Thomas with the actress and narrator Melissa Berry.  As part of the Dylan Thomas Centenary, Melissa performed at the Do Not Go Gentle Festival in Uplands and the Dylathon at the Swansea Grand Theatre. This was an inspiring and highly entertaining afternoon with mulled wine and mince pies in the wonderful setting of the gallery and surrounded by Peter Blake’s Under Milk Wood illustrations.
Peter Blake's 3D Circus

Peter Blake’s 3D Circus

Peter Blake has combined his love of the circus with his characteristic collaged crowds in a 3 dimensional format. The works are inspired by Lothar Meggendorfer’s International Circus – a pop-up book first published in 1887.  For his Circus, Blake has put together a central stage collage, which features a line up of unusual people, and an eclectic orchestra sourced from the Artist’s extensive collection of ephemera.  In addition, two weird and wonderful audience collages in which the crowds are being entertained by a circus act sit either side of the central stage. Peter Blake’s 3D Circus was produced and published by Dark Matter Studio in 2013 and the last few in the edition are available through One Church Street Gallery.  Please enquire.

Peter Blake's Tattooed People

Peter Blake’s Tattooed People

Portraiture has been prevalent in Peter Blake’s work since the late 1940s. From his images of pop culture icons to his imagined characters, the artist has always explored a diverse array of individuals.  A recent series of small, colourful watercolours depicting the faces and torsos of heavily inked men and women, their individual body art, intricately rendered, is again part of a recurring theme in Blake’s oeuvre: the circus, the fairground and the side-show attraction. The skins of these imagined characters have become canvases in themselves – one figure has an image of the Crucifixion emblazoned on his chest, whilst a tattooed woman has the names of the British Princes, William and Harry, etched on each breast. Another’s complex facial tattoos cover the entirety of his face, echoing the masks in Blake’s wrestling portraits. We present a series of 10 signed original prints, produced and published by Dark Matter Studio.  Please enquire.

Over the Hills and Far Away

Over the Hills and Far Away

Work by the father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake was exhibited and offered for sale by One Church Street Gallery, in our exhibition Over the Hills and Far Away, Christmas 2015, alongside other selected artists with a literary connection (including John Piper, Kenneth Rowntree and several of our own gallery artists).  The collection presents Peter Blake’s Under Milk Wood, his new Tattooed PeopleVenice FantasiesParis Escapades and 3D Circus pop-up collages.

Pinpoint ii

Five artists who work with the construction or application of cloth and thread were invited to create fine art installation work in the gallery, 6th February – 28th February 2015.  The gallery curators have always held an interest in the delicate space that artists navigate between fine craft and fine art.   By incorporating a diversity of textile material, technique or process these works seek to cross the boundaries of artistic practice.

A catalogue is available, with a Foreward written by Linda Brassington.  To order online, click here.  

Linda Brassington is an artist, researcher and lecturer. She is former Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Printed Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Her work has been recognised with Fellowships to the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy, and she continues to exhibit and publish worldwide.

The artists took part in an ‘In Conversation’ with Polly Binns at the Private View on 5th February 2015.  Polly Binns is an artist, arts adviser and former Research Professor of Buckinghamshire New University with work held in public collections in the UK and abroad. She completed a midcareer PhD in 1997, a Monograph ‘Surfacing’ was published in 2003. Her most recent exhibition ‘Light and Line’ organised through Nottingham Castle Museum toured in 2012-13.