Wednesday, 24 August 2011

c4m exhibition and Study Day

The next commission4mission exhibition will include work by Harvey BradleyColin Burns, Jonathan Evens, Mark Lewis, Elizabeth Duncan Meyer, Caroline Richardson, Henry Shelton and Joy Rousell Stone and will be held at St Mary Magdalen Billericay from 9th - 18th September (10.00am - 5.00pm). This exhibition is being organised for the A127 Art Trail.

Our next Study Day is taking place on Saturday 17th September at St Paul's Harlow, College Square, Harlow CM20 1LP. Exploring the value of public art, the day will feature input from the Bishop of Barking, Harlow Art Trust and Art and Christianity Enquiry plus opportunities to view the public art of Harlow Sculpture Town (including a tour of Harlow Town Centre sculptures and a visit to the Gibberd Gallery to see the John Mills retrospective and the Frederick Gibberd Collection of British watercolours and drawings). The day will end with a cream tea at St Mary's ParndonTo register contact – tel: 020 85992170 or email:

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Update: member's exhibitions

Valerie Dean is exhibiting with the Canterbury Christian Art Group in their Summer Exhibition at the Chapter House, Canterbury Cathedral until Monday 29th August. The exhibition is open 10.00am - 5.00pm daily and is free (although normal Precinct charges apply).

Christopher Clack currently has a large print in artsdepot Open, an exhibition which runs until 4 September.
Stations of the Cross by Henry Shelton will be at St Saviour's Walthamstow for the E17 Art Trail, 2 - 11 September.

Monday, 8 August 2011

E17 Art Trail 2011

Rev. Steven Saxby writes: "The E17 Art Trail programme is just out. Once again we have a wide selection of top quality work at St Barnabas Walthamstow (Venue 76) and some excellent work, including Henry Shelton's Stations of the Cross, coming into St Saviour's Walthamstow (Venue 77). The link for the programme with all the listings for both churches and all other venues is at"

Work being shown at St Barnabas this year includes banners, cartoons, flower arrangements, jewellery, photograms, photographs, silver. Artists include: Rebecca de Quin, Lorraine Huddle, Lano, Louise Loder, Anna Newson-Lyons, Sean Pines, J.A. Saxby, Kirsten Schmidt, Sandra Shevlin, Simplystems, Paul Tucker. St Saviour's will also show paintings by Elizabeth Pell and soft sculptures by Harriet Hammel.

The Tokarska Gallery is also taking part in the E17 Art Trail. Cognitive Congestion is a group show featuring: Allen Browne, Punk Recruit, Fiona McGregor, Patrick O'Sullivan, and Nadiya Pavliv-Tokarska. The Private View is Thursday 1 September 2011, 6pm - 9pm and the exhibition continues until 11 September 2011, 12pm - 7pm.

At first, the work that arises may seem disparate and divergent, but give it a second consideration, and dialogues emerge. Nadiya Pavliv-Tokarska's paintings of London's business streets form a dialogue with Patrick O'Sullivan's structural paintings which in turn draw our attention to the fabric of the gallery. Allen Browne's paintings draw us back to the present as he explores fragmentation through refraction by glass and prisms. In Fiona McGregor's Silent Song, a post-apocalyptic robotic intelligence delivers its message through fragments of text and song. You would imagine that silent mannequins would be in-human and alien, but in Punk Recruit's handling they are far from being a non-human presence and come to stand in for the human presence absent, though implied, by the other works in the show.