OPEN HOUSES 2019 - photography
A collection of pieces, exploring different creative narratives and techniques. Nassef's canvas piece is inspired by a love of drawing faces in abstract form, which is why she has painted her family onto a fabric canvas.
She will also display a music video, which showcases a first attempt at special effects and editing inspired by dance music. She has also created a piece inspired by nature, whereby organic materials are preserved in resin, PVA glue and plastic pockets. Both of the handmade dresses were inspired by flowers and patterns in nature; each dress was made using different techniques and decorated using different methods, including lino printing and hand embroidery, her favourite technique.
Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, SW11 4AN
A designer and maker who celebrates the home. Specialising in restoring vintage objects and creating unique one-off pieces by commission.
Flat 2, 45 Earlsfield Road, SW18 3DB
Sasha Bowles is a London-based artist working across painting, objects, film and installation. Her practice deals with illusion, intervention and metamorphosis. Her works explore the past through the reinterpretation of artworks and artefacts placed within reimagined architectural and historical contextualisation.
Our identity is both a manifestation of bodily presence, outer appearance and situation placement. Sasha creates grand spaces of habitation and thresholds that are manifested as fantastical places that cannot exist. Different uncanny properties are used as conduits for intimacy, existence, status and personality.
Taking her starting point from ‘Old Masters’ paintings, photographs and classical architectural interiors, Bowles acts as a mischievous collaborator, working in alliance with the past. She then re-presents, subverting classical narratives and environments, cloaking and rearranging the images in a multitude of ways to open up new interpretations in new situations; the object interacts with its context and vice versa. By using architectural, museum and domestic display, Sasha examines the boundaries that cross between spaces and how the display and context of objects and artworks affects our reading and engagement with it. The known becomes uncanny and challenges us to re-evaluate our interpretation and engagement of the familiar.
221b Upper Richmond Road, SW15 6SQ
Eileen St Julian-Bown's silkscreen prints draw on a broad spectrum of influences. Scenes reflecting the chaos of commuting, the fantasy of the circus and the frozen moments of daily routine are blended to create uniquely involving images. Her prints are often included in the Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Gallery exhibitions.
Honed as an advertising art director, Bruce St Julian-Bown's photography seeks the emotion that his landscapes exude and which he finds deeply moving. Nonetheless, he is agile in capturing opportunistic images of unexpected and intriguing scenes.
Scout Hut, 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
In Michael’s first solo exhibition for six years, the five themes explored in this show are familiar to Michael’s work, being ever-present concepts that we must all navigate as part of our 'human condition' at some point and in some way along our journey.
Since Michael’s immigration to Wandsworth in the late 1980s these concepts have played a very prominent role in his development as a person and an artist. In this mixed media exhibition Michael will use a mix of imagery, techniques, text, mediums and objects to create a show to challenge our notions of 'what is——?'
Unit 1, Rear of 328 Balham High Road, SW17 7AA
Landscapes and nature with a twist by two artists. Originals, screen prints, cards and art gifts.
34 Southfields Road, SW18 1QL
Paintings and etchings. Sculptural and domestic pottery. Black and white fine art photography. Sale in studio.
56 Lacy Road, SW15 1NL
I graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town a long time ago, majoring in painting and photography. I worked as photographer then moved to cinematography. I spent many years shooting many different things, ranging from feature films and television to commercials and corporate videos.
I also spent time writing for the screen and television. I had loads of failures and a good few successes: that is the nature of the screen-writing 'beast'.
About eight years ago I realised that my last painting exhibition was in 1978 in Cape Town and that I hadn't made a picture of any description since! I decided to do something about that and picked up where I'd left off. I have been making art again since then...
I have spent time interpreting my reactions to photographs that have meant a lot to me and visualising those reactions. Many of these photographs are truly iconic images, images that have become part of of our cultural heritage. Others are by photographers who have affected the way I look at the world - photographic artists who I admire and to whom I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude for their ability to look at, and capture, things in a way that informs and enlightens me and anyone else who sees their work.
Other work is either influenced by or based on my own photography.
181 Wimbledon Park Road, SW18 5RH
Timeless London cityscapes and remote wild British landscapes.
5 Keswick Road, SW15 2HL
Images of London in strong colours and moods, which enhance a period or a contemporary setting alike. Brian Galloway's images are in collections around the world and he is a recipient of several awards, including: British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain, Association of Photographers, Wallpaper Magazine and Aesthetica Magazine. He is currently involved in fashion photography and film-making.
East Putney Scout Hut, 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Local artists exhibiting: 11am—5pm.
Free pottery, drawing and printmaking workshops: 1—4pm. All welcome including families. No need to book, just turn up!
Café open on the top floor for drinks and cake: 11am—3pm.
Open on Sundays only.
Putney School of Art and Design, Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Nur Tucker is an award-winning nature photographer specialising in horses and underwater photography. Her photos look like oil paintings. Nur is offering limited edition prints of horses and some prints on larger scale canvases during Wandsworth Artists' Open House.
Scout Hut, 42 Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Yet again the door of Elżbieta Smoleńska's gallery will open to the public to reveal her latest work (photography, limited edition prints and unique jewellery). In 2017, her gallery was voted the most popular Wandsworth Artists' Open House venue.
Lately, she has exhibited with great success with well established art groups such as London Group, Free Painters and Sculptors, Association of Polish Artists in the UK and Friday Group. Her 2018 art installation 'On the Distaff Side', shown during London Ultra exhibition in Bargehouse (the Oxo Tower), was awarded honourable mention. The installation consisted of over forty old weaving shuttles, threads and photographs and symbolised the family tree. 'Independent', another of Elżbieta's installations, won third prize at the Art Competition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence.
Her latest installation 'Healing Powers' was shown during The Waterloo Festival curated by Almuth Tebbenhoff. Elżbieta Smoleńska also showed her screen prints in a group show 'Approaches' in D-Contemporary gallery, which participated in the Mayfair Art Weekend.
1 Arcadian Place, SW18 5JF
THIS OPEN HOUSE IS CANCELLED. Having run a professional art studio creating innovative designs for textiles, Sarah Donlan now focuses on producing her artwork in her own distinct style. She will be displaying and selling an array of her work in various mediums such as acrylics, mixed media, watercolours and inks on different formats from sketches to large-scale works; some of these will also be available as prints and other products.
With a passion for teaching, Sarah runs art classes for young budding artists. With Sarah teaching the fundamentals with a focus on building a love and knowledge of art, a large skillset of techniques and materials to produce a finished piece, the kids find this really rewarding. Many of the children choose to take their passion for art into senior school, even applying for scholarships. You will be able to see and buy Sarah’s work as well as an array of her students' creations.
Sarah will be holding a FREE natural and organic workshop on both Saturday afternoons from 4 – 5pm. She hopes to see young artists wanting to get involved!
153 Elsenham Street, SW18 5NZ
Screen print designs, cards and silk scarves based on abstract water designs.
52 Jedburgh Street, SW11 5QB
Contemporary black and white photography, colour photography, local prints, illustrations, paintings, pen and ink line drawings, cards and gifts.
Sprout Arts 74 Moyser Road, SW16 6SQ
THIS OPEN HOUSE IS CANCELLED The journey of finding oneself: exploring how we grow and thrive in the darkest and lightest of times.