All posts tagged: exhibition

The Last Word – Mehreen Lodhi

In the June issue of SE21, local artist Mehreen Lodhi had the last word.  See what she had to say: I am an artist living in Dulwich, London.  I have pursued my passion for art vigorously alongside practicing as a lawyer over the last decade. How long have you lived in the area? I grew up in Dulwich and love everything about it. I was born in Pakistan and attended a private school there before moving to Dulwich, London.   I was 12 years old when we moved to Dulwich, it was in the height of the 80s when I used to see young people in Dr Martens and punk hairstyles walking along the streets and Madonna topped the music charts. I have lived in Dulwich for over three decades. What has changed most during that time? Not much but places like The Rosendale used to have smoky windows and you could never see what was going on inside.  I was always curious and imagined trays full of cigarette butts next to empty bottles of wines …

SoLo Craft Fair goes Online

SoLo Craft Fair normally runs craft markets in South London, and this Saturday was going to be Dulwich Spring Market, one of three huge markets we have in St. Barnabas Parish Hall throughout the year. The event has over 60 makers and designers showcasing their wares. When Covid-19 struck, we of course had to cancel this along with our other events. This meant cutting off the income source of hundreds of local small creative businesses. This is where the idea of the Virtual Craft Market came in. We thought of the idea on a Thursday 19th March, with the idea of the first Market taking place on our Instagram Stories that following Saturday. The concept spread so quickly within these two days that we had over 200 makers take part in the first market from all over the world! The main focus of the market was to draw attention to these small businesses that would sadly suffer over the next few months. There was such a great response, it brought these makers and artists exposure and many …

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 …

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 …