UK Coloured Pencil Society Open Exhibition
UK Coloured pencil Society
Tuesday 25 April - Saturday 6 May

The UK Coloured pencil society was founded in 2001 with two main aims: to promote the use of coloured pencils as a fine art medium and to support UK-based artists who use or wish to use coloured pencils in this way.

The society offers help and advice plus support via our website and online groups to anyone interested in developing their art.

As a society we are proud to use this gallery space for the third year in succession. Also during the exhibition there will be a number of society members on hand demonstrating the use of coloured pencils. For any further information please see our website.

Image: Nectarines by Ann Swan
London Potters
Monday 8 - Saturday 20 May

London Potters is a membership-based voluntary organisation providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences of people passionate about clay, as well promoting the knowledge and practice of ceramic art. [fifteen] celebrates the eclectic nature and wealth of expressions of the creative medium explored by some of our talented maker-members.

The exhibition features vibrant coloured surface decoration in the works of Ingrid Saag and Pratima Kramer. Marine life influences the intricate porcelain forms of Delfina Emmanuel and textured ceramic fish are combined in panels from Rafael Atencia. Human and mythical figures inspire the deftly modelled sculptures from Jeremy Clark, Ferri Farahmandi, Penny Green and Carol Greenaway.

Functional wheel-thrown vessels from Norman Yap, Chris Bramble and Leslie Parrott juxtapose abstract sculptural assemblages from Stathis Dimitriadis and delicate organic sculptural forms by Lesley Risby.

Nici Ruggiero's naked raku wall hangings blend seamlessly with the colours and textures of nature from emerging talent Lise Herud Braten.

Queer Exploring
Monday 8 - Saturday 13 May

The exhibition is organized by the students from University of the Arts London, the exhibition contains different genres of art. In here, various art forms get combined and will give viewers a unique art experience.

People have already accustomed to daily objects surrounding them. Usually, people are too busy to think, so they gradually become numb to many things. For artists, we are responsible for arousing people to pay attention to the things ignored by themselves. These students who are determined to become real artists in the future have a common point that is they are eager to explore certain field through their works. They focus on different aspects and reveal diverse art results, maybe their works look odd or unusual , but in the long run, these works will lead people to think deeply and to be moved.

When the public appreciate art works, they can communicate with the artists face to face, which will help the viewers better understand the profound meaning and thinking of the art works.

The Elephant in the Room
Media Community Network
Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 May

Media Community Network founder, Laverne Hunt, is curating and exhibiting an exhibition of film, art by the competition winning Southwark students aged 5-18, recent graduates from Central St Martins art school and established artists from the Dulwich Open House project to shine a bright light on dark practice of unreported bullying in schools, which causes many young people such mental anguish.

The launch event showcases presentations and talks by: Professor Rosalind George (Goldsmiths University), who will speak about problems that affect young people, in particular bullying Bob Clarke (MAMA Youth Project), who will introduce his award-winning filmmaking projects, such as the creation of the 'managing better endings' series, sponsored by Sky TV; and comedienne Helene Lederer, last seen on television giving her Abba rendition for Red Nose Day, will bring anecdotal humour to the theme of 'the elephant in the room'.

Laverne Hunt won Best Volunteer Contribution to the Arts award for Southwark for 2017. 'The Elephant in the Room' is under consideration for Southwark Council's community engagement exhibition agenda. For further information about 'The Elephant in the Room' project and/or the Menier exhibition, please email Laverne at Laverne737@yahoo.co.uk M 07947 817733

Discover The One Japanese Art
Wednesday 31 May - Saturday 3 June

The One Japanese Art exhibition 2017 showcases the artwork of a selection of remarkable Japanese artists. One hundred artworks including Japanese paintings, western paintings, crafts, photographs and ink calligraphy will be presented. There will also be the chance for visitors to vote for their favourite artwork during the exhibition and the winner will be featured in a contemporary art magazine.

Opening Times: 31st May 1 - 6pm, 1st and 2nd June 11am to 6pm, 3rd June 11am to 1pm
Model Men
Monday 24 July - Saturday 12 August

Physique photography and Illustration of the male nude picturing homosexuality, the law & censorship before 1967. Rare vintage prints and ephemera from 1900 to 1967, with contemporary responses by selected artists, illustrating the path to the Sexual Offences Act on July 27th 1967 curated by Guy Burch.