Tag: Art

Harvey Daniels | Aspects

Published on 02nd March 2020

Harvey Daniels (1936-2013) is perhaps best known as a master of all types of printmaking, including etching, screen-printing, lithography, and woodcut. But he was also a great painter of both large canvases and jewel-like watercolours. He even turned his hand to ceramics and textile design. This exhibition celebrates Harvey as a true ‘Renaissance Man’ and celebrates the different mediums that he mastered. Harvey Daniels studied at Willesden School of Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, and Brighton College of Art. He was Principal Lecturer in Printmaking at Brighton, then he ran the Printmaking Department there until his retirement in 1988. His first solo show was held in New York in 1963, and during his lifetime he had over 56 solo exhibitions. Harvey’s work is included in many prestigious public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum. His estate is now managed by Eames Fine Art. The film ‘It’s All a Gamble,’ about Harvey Daniels’s work and life, can be found here. Private View: Wednesday 11 March Running Dates: 12 March – 5 April 2020 Eames Fine Art Gallery 58 Bermondsey Street, London SE1

Eames Fine Art opens third venue on Bermondsey Street

Published on 13th February 2020

Eames Fine Art has expanded. They have just opened their third art venue at 159 Bermondsey Street: the Print Room. As the name suggests, the Print Room specialises in original prints. The Print Room is just a two minute walk from Eames other venues, Gallery on Bermondsey Street and their Studio on Tanner Street, meaning on a Saturday when all three venues are open you can visit the area and easily walk between the three spaces to see the different exhibitions – all in one visit. The new Print Room is further down Bermondsey Street from the Gallery—past José’s Tapas bar, opposite White Cube, and it’s next door to the street’s famous coffee shop with the rude name! They’ll be open six days a week (like the Gallery, it will be closed on Mondays), and the space will be a mixture of the two other venues: there will be a room to put up beautiful displays and exhibitions, but there’ll also be lots of browsers, plan chests, and portfolio boxes so that they can show a wider range of work by each artist. Eames have also recently acquired a beautiful mid-nineteenth century star-wheeled press which will live in the Print Room, allowing them to host regular printmaking demonstrations. Some people like to buy from professionally curated, slick exhibitions while others prefer to browse through stacks of art like searching for a rare record in a music shop. However you want to do it the Eames team aim to make buying art a thrilling, indulgent, and enjoyable thing to do. Opening Times Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm Sunday 11am – 5pm View Map  

OPEN 3 at London Bridge Hotel

Published on 11th February 2020

London Bridge is an urban metropolis where nature is making a comeback – parks, corners and streets are once more becoming vibrant pockets of colour and habitats for ecology to thrive. Seeing nature re-emerging in the heart of the city has inspired the theme of URBAN NATURE for London Bridge Hotel’s third OPEN exhibition. The London Bridge Hotel OPEN project supports local makers and has so far exhibited over 30 artists and 60 artworks. This exhibition includes works in many different mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, installations and photography. Artists exhibiting are: Anna Walsh, Henrietta MacPhee, Gail Seres-Woolfson, Liz Charsley, Lottie Stoddart, Lynn Dennison, Jane Higginbottom, Rod Kitson, Lucy Cooper, Dick Graham, Edori Fertig, Greg Becker, Joanna McCormick, Natalja Sigalova, Stella Yarrow and Lynette Hemmant  All work displayed is available to purchase. This exhibition is open until the end of May 2020.

Pilgrimage: finding each other again in the paradise of free souls

Published on 04th February 2020

This year’s candlelit artwork by Michelle Rumney traces St. Thomas Becket’s last journey from Southwark to Canterbury 850 years ago. Lengths of string will veil the altar for this piece which invites you to reflect on pilgrimage and the fragile but powerful strength of our connections with each other through time and space. In the Year of Pilgrimage Southwark Cathedral reflects on the medieval practice of ‘Measuring to the Saint’ – Lent Art Installation 2020’. In medieval times, there was a common practice called ‘Measuring to the Saint’. If you needed spiritual or physical help or healing, your body was measured from head to toe with a length of string or thread, which was then sent to the nearest Cathedral or Abbey, where the monks would make a candle from it, light it and pray for your eternal soul. Inspired by this simple act of connection and illumination, artist Michelle Rumney is using this medieval practice of ‘Measuring to the Saint’ to create the Lent Art Installation for Southwark Cathedral in 2020. The installation will be on show in Southwark Cathedral from Ash Wednesday, 26 February to Good Friday, 10 April. Reflecting on the ritual of pilgrimage and the fragile but powerful strength of our connections with each other through time and space, this year’s artwork traces Thomas Becket’s last journey from Southwark to Canterbury 850 years ago. Twelve wax candles representing people with a connection to pilgrimage, including Thomas Becket and Marion Marples, who led many pilgrimages from Southwark will line the altar rail. These candles are as tall as the person they represent and will be lit in their memory every day throughout Lent. Lengths of string representing the 850 people ‘Measured to the Saint’ by Michelle are formed into a veil which will mask the altar itself.  

Secret Bid Auction & Christmas Party at Eames Fine Art

Published on 20th November 2019

The Eames team invite you to join them at the gallery for a few Christmas cocktails and the chance to view and bid at their Secret Bid Auction Party. There will be over 130 lots of original artworks from Eames’ usual stores of works by Modern Masters and their favourite contemporary printmakers, all these works will be offered at low reserve prices and you have until midnight on Wednesday 4th December to place your secret bids on the works you like. Bids can be placed in the gallery or online. On Thursday 5th December the Eames team will go through the bids and the highest bidder for each lot will be contacted to purchase the works at their offered price The auction always has a wide range of works available for visitors to bid on—modern masters like Henri Matisse and Alexander Calder and contemporary artists like Norman Ackroyd and Gail Brodholt. Eames Fine Art Auction Wednesday 4th December, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Eames Fine Art Gallery, 58 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UD  Works will be on view and available to purchase until 22nd December. Angel with Cello, Anita Klein, 2012 Original linocut, signed and dated in pencil, numbered from the edition of 50. There are always several works without a reserve price, meaning that clients can place whatever bid they like on the work. Meaning that many walking away with a steal! The rest of the works have a reserve price that is the minimum possible bid. When a work is framed, the price of the frame is included. The auction is secret and silent. Bids can be placed either in person or online. Winners will be notified if their bids were successful as soon as possible. Artists include: John Piper Joan Mirò Ellsworth Kelly Keith Haring Sam Francis Marc Chagall Shepard Fairey Anita Klein Henry Moore And many more!

Illuminated River Boat Tours

Published on 31st July 2019

The first four bridges of Illuminated River, the public art commission to light up the bridges of the Thames at night, are now lit! Join official City Guides and experts from the Illuminated River project team, as they take you on a journey under the rivets of London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges, with Thames Clippers. Back by popular demand, 2020 dates have been released for the Illuminated River Official Boat Tours with Thames Clippers: Thursday | 16 January | 19:30 Saturday | 25 January | 18:30 Thursday | 6 February | 19:30 Saturday | 15 February | 18:30 Thursday | 20 February | 19:30 | Richard Dye, Finance Director at Illuminated River Foundation Saturday | 29 February | 18:30 Thursday | 5 March | 19:30 | Douglas Inglis, Director at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Saturday | 14 March | 19:30 Thursday | 19 March | 19:30 | Chris Waite, Director at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Saturday | 28 March | 19:30 Saturday | 4 April | 20:30 Thursday | 9 April | 20:30 Saturday | 18 April | 20:30 Thursday | 30 April | 21:00 Saturday | 9 May | 21:00 Thursday | 14 May | 21:30 Saturday | 23 May | 21:30 Tuesday | 26 May | 21:30 Book your tickets now and let the official City of London Guides take you on a journey through time while sailing underneath these architectural, social and historical landmarks of London. Tours start at Tower Pier. Tickets: £7.50 for an adult, £5 for children aged 5-15 years and London Freedom Pass Holders; children aged 0-4 years travel for free but a ticket still needs to be booked. Book tickets Accessibility: Illuminated River Boat Tours depart from Tower Pier and are wheelchair accessible. We can carry two unfolded wheelchairs and an unlimited number when folded. More details here. Passengers with a Disabled I.D. badge/card benefit from the concession rate; please select the London Freedom Pass fare. Visit the Illuminated River Foundation website to learn more about the project.

Eames Fine Art Secret and Silent Bid Auction Party

Published on 17th June 2019

IMAGE: Untitled (from 1 Cent Life), Tom Wesselmann 10th July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Eames Fine Art Gallery, 58 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UD Works on view 10 July – 4 August 2019. The Eames Fine Art auction always has a wide range of works available for visitors to bid on – modern masters like Henri Matisse and Alexander Calder and contemporary artists like Norman Ackroyd and Gail Brodholt. There will be several works without a reserve price, meaning that clients can place whatever bid they like on the work. The rest of the works have a reserve price that is the minimum possible bid. When a work is framed, the price of the frame is included. The auction is secret and silent, and lasts from the opening night for several days afterwards. Bids can be placed either in person or online. Winners will be notified if their bids were successful as soon as possible. There will be over 100 lots of original artworks by Modern Masters and Eames’ favourite contemporary printmakers, all these works will be offered at low reserve prices and you’ll have from the party on the 10th until the following Sunday afternoon to place your secret bids on the works you like. Bids can be placed in the gallery or online at eamesfineart.com.  On Monday 15th July the highest bidder for each lot will be contacted to purchase the works at their offered price. There will be more information about the party, full terms and conditions about the auction and a full catalogue of all the lots offered on this site closer to the event eamesfineart.com.

Mark Titchner: Me. Here Now

Published on 20th May 2019

A personal insight into Mark Titchner’s major public art commission at London Bridge Station.  Join the artist Mark Titchner to view his work Me. Here. Now located in the Stainer Street walkway, linking St Thomas Street and Tooley Street. The work comprises of three huge polished stainless-steel domes suspended from an arched ceiling reflecting the brickwork above and the movement of everyday life below. Printed with geometric designs and three succinct texts offering a mantra to passersby underneath, Mark Titchner’s work associates the experience of travel and commuting with endurance and the potential to push personal boundaries for self-improvement, reflection and spiritual growth. As part of this event the artist will also speak about his other public realm artworks near Southwark Street. Book free from 30th April Commissioned by Network Rail in collaboration with Futurecity and the London Bridge Art Advisory Group, Me. Here. Now. contributes to the profile of the new Shard Quarter, of which London Bridge station is a key part, and underlines the importance of London Bridge station as a cultural destination in the city. The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019. We will only contact you with reference to the event you have shown interest in. We may send you information relevant to the event after it has taken place. If you do not wish to be contacted please email events@teamlondonbridge.co.uk. We/a third party may be taking photos/filming at this event. Please let us know in advance if you do not wish to be included in this and do not give your permission to have your image used in future by Team London Bridge in relation to this event

London Festival of Architecture 2019

Published on 02nd May 2019

The London Festival of Architecture 2019 is a series of over 400 events exploring this year’s theme of ‘Boundaries’ across London, 1-30 June. London Bridge will be a hub area for the second year running, reflecting the importance of the changing built environment and globally-famous, landmark architecture we have here. The programme is designed to offer events that can appeal to anyone: exhibitions and installations, talks and debates, walks and tours, family events, film screenings and a wide range of special events. Highlights of the London Festival of Architecture London Bridge Hub include: Musicity x Low Line 1-30 June Andrew Logan; no boundaries 6 June  Architecture for the Dead: Burial Grounds & Crypts 6 June  Make Music Day Parade along the Low Line 21 June Tower Bridge 125th Birthday Weekend 29-30 June   And a varied selection of guided, themed walks throughout the month. For the full London Bridge hub programme click here.   The Boundaries theme for this year lends itself perfectly to London Bridge. Life in cities is all about physical and mental boundaries. We are constrained, ordered and defined by borders, fences and walls that in many ways make us comfortable. For architects, however, boundaries are more than a mundane fact of everyday life: they’re something to be challenged. The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is Europe’s largest annual architecture event and celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. The programme is delivered by architecture and design practices and practitioners, cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others. The festival appeals to a huge public audience: in 2018 an estimated 600,000 people attended festival events, most of which were free. londonfestivalofarchitecture.org

London Bridge OPEN 2

Published on 31st January 2019

Art in London Bridge isn’t confined to traditional galleries; it is waiting to be discovered in all kinds of interesting locations. London Bridge Hotel is a former telephone exchange built in 1916 which is now surrounded by the equally stunning and evolving architecture of London Bridge. To reflect this contrast of historical and modern existing side-by-side, London Bridge Hotel’s General Manager Julio Marques has curated an exhibition which includes 20 different approaches to architecture using a myriad of methods including wood carving, oil paint on concrete, illustration, London’s pubs reimagined, screen printing and painting on silk.                 For the summer exhibition, London Bridge OPEN exhibiting artists are: Aasiri Wickremage, Adrian Flaherty, Alison Cooke, Ann Dickie, Anna Gibb, Emma Barnie, Cameron Scott, Christina Borg, Gail Seres-Woolfson, Jenna Moore, Kim Youdan, Liz Whiteman Smith, Louise Sheridan, Lottie Stoddart, Octavia Milner and Robert Wilkinson and Shirley Hunter . This free exhibition will run throughout June and beyond. All work displayed will be available to buy. The initiative by partners London Bridge Hotel, Team London Bridge and Southwark Council is an innovative new approach to supporting local artists.