Exhibitions
THE SPRING COLLECTION
Focus LDN
Monday 27 February - Saturday 4 March

Exhibiting the hottest contemporary artwork London has to offer for 2017.

In our first open exhibition of the year we are proud to have such a fantastic line up of artists, including previous best sellers Ernesto Romano, Sarah Fosse and Brad Kenny, the raw emerging talent of Dean Rossitor, Tom Cox and Fabrizio Acquista, and established names like David Taylor.

We are also lucky to have the Instagram famous @Levanterman in his first ever gallery exhibition!

From prints and paintings, to photography and digital art, this exhibition is not to be missed! Join us for our latest show at London Bridge's prestigious Menier Gallery.

Artists

Bev Jones, Billy Riley, Bobbie Kuo, Brad Kenny, Cherish Marshall, Chris Vervain, David Hopkins, David Taylor, Dean Rossiter, Ebony Manderson, Elisa Cantarelli, Ernesto Romano, Fabrizio Acquista, Gary Hogben, Ireneo Frizzarin, Isabelle Brodeur, Jan Bo Vinter Poulsen, Jessica Gonzalez Prados, Jonathan Gray, Mark Timmins, Martin Ireland, Nige Levanterman, Patrick Blower, Paul Kingsley Squire, Riaz Sanatian, Sarah Fosse, Sita Morar, Tom Cox, Victor Guidini, WanRu Lin

Work In Progress
Central Saint Martins BA Graphic Communication Design
Tuesday 28 February - Saturday 4 March

Students from Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Graphic Communication Design/ Illustration Route would like to invite you to the Private View of their Stage 3 'Work in Progress' Show.

The exhibition will be a collective showcase of their current work and ideas, exploring the possibilities of the broad field of illustration through a wide range of media and materials. Combining approaches from both the analogue and the digital, the work is in response to personal briefs, national and international competitions and client-led briefs.

To experience the visual diversity of this new generation of illustrators, please come and join us at the Menier Gallery at 6.pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 28th February.

War and Peace
Armed Forces Art Society
Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March

We think that war and peace are different. Not for some. Some are still at war inside; some still carry the physical scars; some think they have forgotten war but it breaks back in, some have lost peace forever. Nothing has changed since this was written 700 years ago:

"they saw again all the evils they had ever sustained and all the friends and companions they had lost and all the misery that had befallen them.... and found no rest." (The Mabinogion c.1350-1410)

Yet peace can be given and art is sometimes a way back. In revealing and recording the turning world, this show by members of the Armed Forces Art Society, all of whom have lived with war, also finds hope where it was not expected, light within the shadows and a way of saying what has been found again.

Perfect Match
Something Useful Project
Monday 13 - Saturday 18 March

PERFECT MATCH is the culmination of the 2016/17 program in partnership with Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU), a University that offers comprehensive fine arts degrees. In 2015 SUP and VNSGU began their collaboration by developing a program that would support UK artists in Gujarat during a three month residency program along side 1st and 2nd year students. The commissioning brief of the program focused on cross-cultural experiences through the ubiquity of visual arts in cultures around the world; but the product became much more, both in the relationships formed and the visual dialogue that ensued.

SUP is a UK NGO focusing on bespoke residency programs overseas, in partnership with community colleges and universities that support scholarships in liberal and visual arts. Our programs combine arts practice with artist led workshops by sponsoring UK based professional artists to work in situ in international environments. Artists are chosen to deliver their directives and produce a body of work inspired by their experiences working within the surrounding community and culture to be presented along side students both at their hosts institutions and at The Menier in the UK.

Camaradas
Embassy of Mexico
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March

The Embassy of Mexico invites to the fourth annual edition of the competition "Camaradas" (Comrades), through which a Mexican and a British artists join in a couple and develop an original artistic project, in order to promote cultural ties between both countries.

Under the sponsorship of the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID) of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The winning partners will showcase their work at the Menier Gallery from the 14th to 18th of March, allowing great visibility and promotion for the winners amongst the British contemporary art scene.

IB Art & Film Show
Southbank International School
Tuesday 28 March - Saturday 1 April

Southbank International School is delighted to announce their annual IB Art & Film Show, Class 2017. Eleven Visual Arts and five Film students will be exhibiting the work produced during their two-year International Baccalaureate, Diploma program.

Throughout the exhibition, the viewer will appreciate individualistic styles and aesthetics alongside cultural and personal concepts these young artists have explored, developed and resolved through a variety of media paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, textiles, photography, film, collage, graffiti, assemblage and installation. Our multicultural body of students are inquisitive, open minded and excellent communicators. The show intends to convey artistic intentions; we hope you enjoy.

We are very pleased with the opportunity that for the first time these final creative selections will be viewed and screened in London Bridge's prestigious Menier Gallery. It is indeed an exciting and hopefully unforgettable experience for our creative and committed young artists and proof of Southbank International School's, ongoing dedication to deliver excellence to its caring community.

Lost in the Shadows
Matthew Tate
Monday 3 - Saturday 8 April

Matthew Tate is a recent graduate of Norwich University of the Arts. He read for a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration and received a First-Class Honours in 2015. He has been Artist in Residence at King Edwards School Witley for the past two years. Lost in the Shadows is Matthew's breakout solo exhibition, and showcases a complete collection of his work so far.

Lost in the Shadows as a theme explores the ideas of coding and symbolism within art. The symbolism within these images evokes an understanding to the audience of the unspoken dialogues that occur between people. Each of the collections of artwork explore the landscape of communication design through the three mediums of illustration, printmaking and photography.

Matthew Tate invites you to leave no stone unturned; to look behind the surface of these images and find where the true meanings exist, all lost within the shadows.