Higos Chambos in the Sun
oil on canvas
80 x 40cms
SKYLARK SUMMER SIZZLE
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH
July 29th to August 15th 2010
Open 11am – 6pm daily
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