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Personal drawings by Rembrandt to travel outside of The Netherlands for the first time for Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition

A book containing two personal entries by Rembrandt will travel outside of the Netherlands for the first time since its creation in 1652, as part of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, Rembrandt’s Light (4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020). The Album Amicorum (‘Friendship Book’) of Rembrandt’s influential friend and patron, Jan Six (1618-1700), will be displayed on the page showing the intricate drawing, Minerva in her Study, 1652 (Collectie Six, Amsterdam). This and Homer Reciting Verses (two pages earlier) are the only known drawings that Rembrandt dedicated to someone and will be loaned to the Gallery by a direct descendant of Jan Six. Rembrandt and Jan Six were in closest contact from the early 1640s to early 1660s and this completed work of art was made to be looked at by the magistrate and his acquaintances. Rembrandt’s use of light in the piece draws out the symbolism of the Roman goddess’s attributes, while simultaneously flattering Six, who, like Minerva, was a protector of culture and learning. Marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death (1669), …

These Faces/This Place

THESE FACES/THIS PLACE is part of fine art photographer Olivier Tafforin’s larger project FACES AND PLACES and features photographic portraits and scenes shot in SE22. As an artist obsessed with the sublime, the beautiful and the visually poetic, Olivier (who was a painter for over 15 years) has been shooting a particularly broad array of images both in France (where he was born) and in England (where he has lived for over 20 years). When he started exploring East Dulwich he was impressed by its creative vibe, diversity and sense of community. From a shot of a discarded foam mattress all the way to portraits of business owners and residents, his photographs take us on an atmospheric and textural journey paying homage to this iconic area of South East London. Private View:  Thursday 19th September 6.30-9pm Opening times:  20-22 & 25-29 September and 2,3 October (from 11am to 5pm) Closing party:  4th October 6.30-9pm Gallery Address:  Artists Space, 155a Lordship Lane, behind Franklins, SE22 8HX Olivier is a photographer currently based in London. He developed an …

Art@57 Exhibitions and Markets

Art@57 Exhibitions and Markets is an initiative by local Artist and Curator Louise Ward and hosted by Suzanne James. Itis a lively street-facing window gallery with  regular pop up art markets. It aims to showcase the work of local Artists and Makers, highlighting the quality of the creativity in and around East Dulwich. Louise is a Fine Art Photographer who recently showed her work locally at the lovely Jeannie Avent Gallery. She has also exhibited this year with Shutterhub at their exhibitions in Cambridge, Rotterdam and at Pil’ours Festival in France.  Louise has been a local resident in East Dulwich for nearly 30 years, and takes part in the Artists Open House Event every year in May. She is also a graduate of 2 local colleges Camberwell Art School and Goldsmiths College. How Art@57 came about Nearly two years ago, Louise noticed that the old pet shop in North Cross Road had closed and that the property had been refurbished, but wasn’t sure what the space was being used for. She loved the look of the shop …

STILL – Limited Edition Photographs by Louise Ward

Artist Louise Ward will be showing a new body of work at the Jeannie Avent Gallery in September in her solo exhibition entitled  ‘Still’. Louise was originally trained as a Sculptor at Camberwell School of Art , but quickly moved to Fine Art Photography, which she studied part time at Central School of Art. Louise makes unique works and series of Limited Edition Prints which explore the concept of Time and the Natural World. “I am fascinated by the concept of Time.  I explore the boundaries and overlaps between Photography and other Visual Art forms such as Painting, Drawing and Textiles. In ‘Still’ I examine the idea that time is not  necessarily linear’” This exhibition focuses on her inquiry into the genre of Still Life painting her starting point being the 17th Century Dutch Artists. It features new still life images of food , flowers and the micro world of insects and other small creatures. Louise lives and works in her garden studio in East Dulwich. She founded Art@57 which she currently curates at 57 North …

Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House

This Spring, the inaugural Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House will launch and give visitors access to more than 80 artists in their studios and local spaces for the first time. Covering the full spectrum of media – from painting, watercolour, sculpture, design, crafts, and photography – the event will celebrate the local creative community and put SE19 back on the map as a cultural destination for artists, collectors, Londoners and tourists alike. “Open House is a passionate free initiative that will give an amazing platform to the Crystal Palace artists. It will also offer visitors an exploration of hidden venues and off-the-beaten track studios. I’m thrilled to announce that 80 artists and artisans have already signed up. It will reveal Crystal Palace as an undiscovered creative gem.” Anna Jacobs, founder of The Crystal Palace’s Open House and exhibiting artist. “Drawing inspiration from luminaries such as painters Camille Pissarro and William White Warren who both visited the area in their lifetime and depicted local scenes and landscapes, this event will honour contemporary artists and activate exceptional sites.” …