Exhibitions
Beyond My Brain
London Brain Project
Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 January

Beyond my Brain is an interactive exhibition exploring what it means to grow up with brain injury from a range of perspectives those of the child, the family member, the teacher, the scientist and the artist.

In June 2016 London Brain Project brought together children with brain injury, their families, artists, clinicians, teachers and scientists to create collaborative artworks that capture the many stories of growing up with brain injury.

In January 2017 Beyond my Brain invites a wider audience to join the conversation as the works, facilitated by artists Holly Birtles, Ivan Liotchev, Rutie Borthwick & Candice Hirson, are showcased at Menier Gallery alongside a special commission by Rutie Borthwick. The collection responds to the diverse conversations and feelings surrounding the complexities of brain injury through a range of media, including a short documentary by Virginia Pitts. Children and their families will be guided through the collection by an activity trail and audio guide, bringing another dimension to the themes raised by the works.

Silver Lining Pop-Up Exhibition
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January

We are pleased to present the Silver Lining Sale a pop-up exhibition in aid of Paintings and Hospitals and Daily Life Limited.

Silver Lining brought together trained, untrained, known, unknown and unseen artists with the aim of raising awareness of health and happiness through the power of art by promoting wider access to creative activities. The project asked each artist to customise a t-shirt donated by The Unseen after their logo was wrongly appropriated by ASOS. Rather than destroy the t shirts, as would be the norm, the Silver Lining project was devised. Participating artists include renowned designers, visual artists, sculptors, craftivists and stylists.

Following the successful Secret Sale at The Koppel Project Gallery, a selection of artwork tshirts will now be exhibited at The Menier Gallery from the 23rd to the 27th January between 11am and 5pm. All will be available for sale and all proceeds raised will go to support Paintings in Hospitals and Daily Life Limited.

We will also be displaying a range of luxury stationery items from our charity gift shop. Products ranging from notebooks and colouring books to cards and pillow cases: all chosen to make the perfect gifts for a loved one in care. In addition to raising funds in support of people in health and social care, we aim to make great contemporary design more accessible to everyone.

This is a unique chance to see these items in person, and is therefore not to be missed! We expect demand for these fantastic designs to be high.

The East Wing Collective
Monday 30 January - Saturday 4 February

The East Wing Collective is an established London-based art collective who collaborate, experiment and exhibit together in a encouraging and thriving environment. The group offers its member regular peer support and its central focus relies on sharing ideas, information and resources. The ten participating members in the show at the Menier Gallery present work that draws on the creative process and an experimentation with a range of media to explore a diverse spectrum of interesting ideas and themes.

Elements of Love
Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 February

Twenty-four artists from SW London are delighted to be exhibiting paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, glass, sculpture, ceramics and mosaic in the Menier Gallery, the week before Valentine's Day.

Love is at the heart of the human existence. A tender source of joy and happiness, love can declare itself in romantic gestures or simple acts of kindness. Love can stir passion and strong emotion, cause sadness and longing, leave us broken and betrayed, hurting and alone. Love can also heal. Artsts' diverse interpretations of this mysterious theme are revealed here.

The artists are some of the members from three art groups based in Kingston, Merton and the surrounding areas: Hawks Road Artists based at ASC Studios Kingston, KAOS (Kingston Artists Open Studios) and Merton Arts Festival.

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.