It’s time for submissions to the Town House Open exhibition again and please tell anyone you know who might be interested in submitting! The deadline is Friday 26th April CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT
It’s open to a wide range of media: paintings, mixed media, drawings, cut paper collage (sorry not photo montage), and original prints (ie works created solely as a print at the outset, not giclées), ceramics and sculpture. This year it will be in one exhibition only in July and August and I’m sorry, there is not sufficient space to include photographs.The maximum size is A1 including any frame and although there is no minimum size, very small works (below say 15 x 15cm), are difficult to hang here. Just a reminder too that any work submitted must not have been exhibited before and should have been created within the last twelve months. Looking forward to seeing the submissions….
Before the Open I’m delighted to be hosting Women & Word, portraits by Daisy Harcourt at Town House for the first exhibition of the year here 21st March – 21st April.
For this collaborative project Daisy Harcourt invited 14 contemporary women to write about their formative experiences of the written and spoken word. The responses from the women included their favourite words, writers, novels, poems and lyrics and Daisy then created each woman’s portrait while considering their written piece. It was during this process that she noticed many interesting connections between the 14 women, in particular a joy of the expressive quality of words and the way words had enabled their younger selves to appreciate and understand other worlds and ways of thinking.
Participants in Women & Word:
Charlotte Deal (artist)
Christina Rauh Fishburne (writer, illustrator)
Hannah Squire (art historian curator)
Harriet Olsen (publisher)
Jo Sweeting (artist)
Katie Pankowski (writer)
Dr Laura Varnam (lecturer, poet)
Louisa Thomsen Brits (writer)
Louise Mary Law (teacher, poet)
Mia Edwards (writer)
Nina Mingya Powles (poet)
Rachel Giles (writer)
Serena Fokschaner (writer, journalist)
Sheela Banerjee (writer, academic)