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Higos Chambos in the Sun

Trinidad Ball

oil on canvas

80 x 40cms


at gallery@oxo

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH

July 29th to August 15th 2010

Open 11am – 6pm daily

Admission free

The heat has sent artistic minds into overdrive this summer, with a scorching exhibition at the

gallery@oxo from July 29th to August 15th.

Featuring over 25 painters, print-makers and sculptors from Skylark, London's leading artist-

run galleries, the show promises a huge variety of summer-inspired pieces, along with a

series of interactive events to bring out the creative side of gallery visitors.

"We are putting together a vibrant and exciting collection of works by our emerging and

established artists," says Skylark Director, Gill Hickman. "We intend that the gallery@oxo will

positively sizzle with the creative heat and colour shining out from the selected pieces. For

visitors wanting more information, exhibiting artists will give talks & demonstrations, and

being holiday time there will be a programme of activities for children including an art treasure


With exhibiting artists on hand every day, visitors will get the chance to chat to the experts

about what's on show, techniques and inspirations.

The range of Skylark artists should mean plenty of conversation: whether you favour the

photorealism of Trinidad Ball's exquisite prickly pears against piercing blue skies, the pure

abstraction of Eileen Martin's hot-palette oils, or the ice-cool beauty of Steve Yeates' recycled

glass figures, there is definitely something for every visitor.

London's unique city atmosphere is celebrated in the bold, abstract citiscapes of Sara

Sherwood and the more graphic lines of James Hobbs. Jo Hodgen captures childhood

summers in her cheeky textural canvases of kids playing in rock pools, while Michelle Elwell's

aluminium mounted digital flower prints have a fantastic romantic lyricism. Also featured are

Gill Hickman's Energy Cells, which explore the microscopic beauty of the human body in a

riot of reds, oranges and golds.

Ben Mosley's bold football canvases offer visitors the chance to take home a souvenir of the

agony and ecstasy of the 2010 World Cup or, for those whose thoughts are more attuned to

summer loving, Sally Swingewood's series of bright kisses might be more appealing.

All art on show is for sale and can be taken away immediately, ..... and with prices for

unframed work starting from £30 there's bound to be something for everyone.

The artist-run Skylark Galleries are well established in two permanent locations on the South

Bank; Skylark 1 has been in Gabriel's Wharf since the mid 1990's, and Skylark 2 has been in

the Oxo Tower since 2001. There are currently 33 artists across the two galleries.

For more information please contact Gill Hickman:


t: 020 7401 9666 / 020 7928 4005

m: 07932 441299

check website for programme of events