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Capturing The Moment

16th 20th October 2018

Menier Gallery

51 Southwark Street

London SE1 1RU

First major group exhibition of Britain’s leading contemporary

Plein Air” artists

Over 200 paintings for sale by 27 artists including:

Ken Howard RA, Fred Cuming RA, Peter Brown NEAC ROI PS,

Trevor Chamberlain ROI RSMA WGA, David Curtis ROI RSMA,

Richard Pikesley PNEAC RWS & TV’s Adebanji Alade ROI

London, UK CAPTURING THE MOMENT is the first major exhibition of today’s foremost contemporary

British artists working ‘en plein air’, or painting outside, often in adverse weather, each one striving to

capture the essence of their surroundings with freshness and passion.

It runs from 16th - 20th October at London’s Menier Gallery

CAPTURING THE MOMENT will feature more than 200 original paintings by 27 contemporary British

artists, working in a wide range of locations from wide, open beaches to the urban landscapes of the

city. Each painting featured will have its origins based outside; some will have been finished on site

and some painted in the studio. Every painting strives to capture the essence of the landscape in which

it is based.

The idea was the brainchild of a dedicated group that were painting together in Portugal in 2017. Lists

were drawn, votes were made, artists were approached and the result promises to be one the most

exciting exhibitions to be held in 2018. It is the first exhibition by the newly formed collective British

Plein Air Painters.

Featured artists

Adebanji Alade ROI

Peter Brown NEAC ROI PS David Pilgrim ROI

David Bachmann Valerie Pirlot

Trevor Chamberlain ROI RSMA WGA Adam Ralston

Roy Connelly Michael Richardson WGA

Fred Cuming RA Andrew Roberts

David Curtis ROI RSMA Chris Robinson RIBA

Tony Dakin Maria Rose

Benjamin Hope Daisy Sims Hilditch

Felicity House PS John Stillman RSMA WGA

Ken Howard OBE RA Haidee-Jo Summers ROI ARSMA

Tom Hughes Karl Terry WGA

Tim King PCAFAS Mo Teeuw IEA

Richard Pikesley PNEAC RWS John Walsom AROI WGA

Notes to Editors

For more information on the show and individual artists visit:

For any press-related enquiries and images please contact:

Mo Teeuw


About the Menier Gallery

The Menier Gallery hosts a wide-ranging programme of exciting exhibitions. It is located in the historic

Menier Chocolate Factory, only minutes from London Bridge and Tate Modern, and its work supports the

arts charity Paintings in Hospitals, whose mission is to inspire better health and wellbeing through art.