The Market Paintings
Trevor Burgess
Tuesday 29 November - Saturday 3 December

Paintings of markets around the world including London, Paris, Mumbai, Mexico City, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia and Costa Rica

With his new exhibition, The Market Paintings, London-based artist Trevor Burgess brings street markets from across the world to the Menier Gallery in Southwark.

Burgess is known for making paintings of urban life in London. He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, and was a prizewinner at the 2011 Discerning Eye exhibition.

Now, with this new series of work he has expanded his repertoire from London's street and wholesale markets to the cities of Latin America and India, to Paris, Mexico City and Costa Rica. The Market Paintings are immediately striking for their unusually vivid and refreshingly tactile use of paint.

The paintings of flower stalls, meat counters, piled up fruit and vegetable displays, fishboxes, cheeses and bric-a-brac, take the still life tradition out of the studio back into the streets.

Burgess also homes in on the contact between the traders and the shoppers. "I like to remind myself", he says, "of the human and sensuous things that bind painting to the ordinary processes of living."

The FPS Members Exhibition 2016
Free Painters and Sculptors
Monday 5 - Saturday 10 December

Off the back of last year's very successful FPS Open Exhibition, we are once again back at the Menier Gallery based at the historic Menier Chocolate Factory, situated in the heart of one of London's top creative hotspots - minutes from London Bridge, Borough Market and Tate Modern.

The FPS Members Exhibition 2016 is the start of an exciting new series of winter exhibitions designed to celebrate and showcase our very talented international group of contemporary artists that are the Free Painters and Sculptors. This competitive show will feature a diverse collection of contemporary and competitively priced artworks, carefully selected to celebrate our long established collective.

Everyday Borders
Latin American Women's Rights Service
Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 December

Crossing borders at a young age is never easy. Borders manifest themselves not only as physical entities, but as cultural, economic and psychological too. The young women of Sin Fronteras project from the Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS) present their photographs, films and zines reflecting their identities and perspectives as migrants in the UK. This exhibition is a testimony to their resilience to confront barriers, and an opportunity to raise their voices through art

Private viewing - 6th Dec 6-8.30pm
Guided tour - 10th Dec 11-2pm

Winter Exhibition
Focus London
Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 December

Join us in a celebration of London's most exciting contemporary artists, with a few specially selected from further afield. We are exhibiting the work of twenty eight unique individuals working tirelessly on the highest quality paintings, embroidery, photography and much more.

Want to buy something original for that special someone?

Launching the week before Christmas, Focus LDN's Winter Exhibition is a great opportunity to discover a whole host of original and affordable artwork and prints.

Focus LDN strives to take you further into the world of its artists. Through interviews, films and exhibitions we want to amplify the story of our favourite creative people and share with you their passion for the arts.

Exhibiting Artists

Val Kelly, Malcolm Willett, Yuliya V Krylova, Brad Kenny, Jamie Twyman, Jonathan Gray, Gary Hogben, KV Duong, Robyn Lister, Roberto Grosso, Billy Riley, Tom Cox, Monika Bulanda, David Hopkins, Riaz Sanatian, Martin Ireland, Gail Seres-Woolfson, Ernesto Romano, Zoe Webster, Martin Grover, Laurence Causse-Parsley, Aurelie Freoua, Michelle Loa Kum Cheung, Niamh Murray, Sarah Fosse, Jeremy Burns, Laura Marriott, & Gerard Byrne.

Into the Dark
UCA Farnham Fine Art
Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 December

BA Fine Art students from the University for the Creative Arts Farnham debut their first London Exhibition "Into the Dark" at the Menier Gallery. This diverse group of individuals have been collaborating intensively to produce outstanding remarkable artwork.

University for the Creative Arts is the second largest specialist arts university within Europe and is a pioneering institution which tailors for its diversified degrees in the arts. This year, the Guardian University Guide has ranked UCA in the top 40 due to its phenomenal progress. With notable alumni like Tracey Emin and William McGregor having studied at UCA, our BA students desire to follow in the footsteps of the great. Therefore, this group gallery exhibition is the perfect example of kick starting their art careers.

The title best describes our diverse group of artists, who are stepping beyond the comforts of a studio space into the unknown combined with the continuous changing world of art and business.

This opportunity to display work will be, for many of the participants a first insight to the world of art. Therefore, the students have applied and researched vastly in the different areas of fundraising, publicity, hiring gallery space and transportation in order to achieve the best results for their showing.