23 artists come together to explore the power of evoking.
Artists have many purposes as they contemplate the creation of a new work. Whether on canvas, video, or in 3D, an artist might want to move, shock, comfort or appal the viewer. No matter what the intention, the unifying factor behind all works of art is the desire to connect and to evoke a complex blend of feelings, thoughts and memories.
We’re also delighted to announce late opening on Friday 29th August (to 9pm) with live music from guitarist and singer, Elena Sirett plus the acclaimed band, Doc Bowling and his Blues Professors.
And don’t miss our exclusive film premiere on Friday 15th August at 8pm. Rules of the Game is an award-winning documentary about the world’s largest game of football. One town, two goals … three miles apart.
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‘After’ is an inspirational portrait photography exhibition organised by the Anthony Nolan charity to link in with the charity’s 40th anniversary celebrations and Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
The poignant series by Stephen Pennells explores the journeys that 18 blood cancer patients faced after a bone marrow transplant. The result is a life-affirming exploration of self-identity, defiance, survival and mortality that ties in with the launch of a new book, also called ‘After.’
Patients who are featured include Ryan Ferguson who had a transplant aged three, and Paul Golding who became a DIY expert during his recovery. Anthony Nolan Chief Executive, Henny Braund, said: ‘I’m frequently asked to speak on behalf of the many people we support, but thankfully our patients are here to do it for themselves. Explore our book and exhibition to discover a collection of unique transplant journeys, from the relief of good news, to the stretch of isolation, to the day the stem cells arrive. And all that happens after.’
Founded in 1906 the (then Post Office) Art Club provides an outlet for the creative energies of its (currently 130+) members – primarily employees and retirees of what is now the Post Office , Royal Mail and BT.
Excluding the two World Wars, The Club has exhibited consistently each year in the City of London, but this year is its very first time south of the river - at the Menier Gallery. It is proud to be presenting an eclectic mix of over 200 paintings, drawings, mixed media and 3D, created by over 50 of its current members from around the UK, and overseas.
The Club has had illustrious patronage over the years, having previously been opened by the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Dame Vera Lynne, the late Sam Wannamaker, David Shepherd the wildlife artist, and the author Bill Bryson. This year The Club cordially welcomes Mrs Nanette Forbes ( the well-known actress Nanette Newman ) as its opener , and is pleased to be supporting her nominated charity ‘The TEENAGE CANCER TRUST‘ throughout its run. The TRUST is the only UK charity dedicated to helping young people aged 13-24 struggling with cancer.
The Club aims to exhibit all submitted works - so expect a dense, vibrant ‘hang’ akin to that of the RA Summer Show. The majority of the artworks will be for sale.
Image © Brian Macey - Artwork of the ‘Wellington Arch’