Galleries - November 2011

GALLERY MAYA 28Chepstow Corner, London W2 4XE Beautiful contemporary high ceiling upper and lower galleries available for hire. t 07788 817628 THE LANDMARK ARTS CENTRE Ferry Road, Teddington, Middx Housed in the magnificent surroundings of our Grade II listed building, the Landmark Gallery in Teddington is now available for hire for solo or group fine art exhibitions. Please contact Ben Kidger for details. t 07989 570831 MENIER GALLERY Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU Dramatic space near Tate Modern, 1,500 or 3,000 sq ft, competitive rates for exhibitions, evening events, receptions. *ad New Gallery Space: Introductory Offer £1200 per week. t 020 7407 3222 PIERS FEETHAM GALLERY 475 Fulham Road, London SW6 1HL Light spacious gallery. 600 sq ft plus outdoor sculpture space. Reasonable rates. t 020 7381 3031 SW1 GALLERY 12 Cardinal Walk, Cardinal Place (off Victoria Street) London SW1E 5JE Stunning contemporary space, fully equipped, fully staffed, 5 mins from Victoria. 3,000 sq ft, 50m linear hang, ERCO track lighting throughout. t 020 7963 4024 3 BEDFORDBURY Covent Garden, London WC2N 4BP A stylish, modern gallery in a fantastic location. It is available to hire for exhibitions. t 020 3268 2184 WILLIAM ROAD GALLERY 7-9 William Road, London NW1 3ER Exciting contemporary gallery in fantastic central London location. Competitive prices for exhibitions and events. Email Marika: t 020 7313 6000 GALLERIES FOR HIRE 58. GALLERIES NOVEMBER 11 Pro Patria Eric Kennington (1888- 1960) served both as a soldier and a War Artist in the First World War, his The Kensingtons at Laventie, depicting a battle-weary infantry section (himself included) one of that conflict’s most remarkable paintings. He was also a sculptor and outstanding draughtsman, a widely acclaimed portraitist in charcoal and pastel who produced images of extraordinary insight and power. Art historian Jonathan Black has assembled a wide array of his portraits from the Second World War, when Kennington was again an official artist, for an exhibition at The RAF Museum in Hendon (until June 2012) and written an impressive, fully illustrated book to accompany it, which includes much useful biographical detail on the artist and his sitters. * Among these are the high ranking and the famous – Douglas Bader, Richard Hillary, John ‘Cat’s Eyes’ Cunningham – but he was also keen to celebrate ‘ordinary’ people doing their bit, such as Stoker Martin of HMS Exeter, or Desirée Ellinger, musical comedienne and National Fire Service driver. Not least are the Home Guard NCOs, resolute WW1 veterans in their forties – a far cry from the amiable old duffers of Dad’s Army . ‘Other Worlds’ at the John Creasey Museum Salisbury, presents works by four current servicemen and four practising artists which explore their experiences of conflict in both the military and the broader sense of the word. The oils, drawings and sculpture in the show are the culmination of an extensive project in which the servicemen’s artistic talents were honed and they were then paired with the artists for individual mentoring sessions. No doubt this learning process was mutual... AA * The Face of Courage: Eric Kennington, Portraiture and The Second World War by Jonathan Black. 168pp, 134 ills, Philip Wilson pbk, £19.99 CODA