TV personality and world-renowned Sports Artist takes up Residency

In the heart of the Chilterns a new creative home is opening. An exciting new gallery space for artists and photographers. The first show is a collection of contemporary artists and fine art photographers. The Artist in Residence is Paul Trevillion, known as the Leonardo of Line, prolific sports artist, his work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, TV spanning his 60 year career. For the first time, you can come and meet him on 1st November, talk to him about his career and pick up inspiration.

Also joining him on show for the first three months is the renowned artist Sally Fisher whose work opened the Phoenix Art Gallery and Picture Framing last year in which The Black Gallery now resides.

Curator and fine art photographer, Vanessa Champion said “The Black Gallery is a really interesting space, you have to see it. Steve, the gallery owner, used to have a gallery in St John’s Wood, and has created a wonderful gallery here in Tring.”

Vanessa is one of the photographers exhibiting, and has brought in two international fine art photographers, Adriaan van Heerden and David Newton to launch the initial collection.

The Private View on Wednesday 1st November 2017, 5.30pm – 9pm, is open to everyone, subject to ticket availability. People can book through the Facebook Page “Blackgallerytring

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 Notes about the artists:

Artists

Paul Trevillion – “The Master of Movement”

PAUL TREVILLION is recognised as the world’s No. 1 sports artist devoting a lifetime to the fine art of pen and ink.  With a highly successful artistic career spanning over 60 years –  TREVILLION is the creator of the cult classic ‘You Are The Ref’ and also brought comic art realism to Roy of the Rovers in the 1960’s. Trevillion’s extraordinary artistic talent was discovered and nurtured at a very young age. Encouraged by family and school teachers he pursued a ground breaking career working with the world’s greatest sports stars which has seen his original artwork published in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and South Africa, and currently is on display in the FIFA Museum, Zurich and the National Football Museum, Manchester.

From the 1960’s onwards, Trevillion’s dynamic art featured in almost every national newspaper in the UK.   Trevillion devised and illustrated instructional based art for the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Observer.  A gifted artist and raconteur, Trevillion is available for interview

Trevillion’s motto to young aspiring artists:  “Follow your dream.  Never allow anyone  to say – you can’t achieve it.   You have to be the one who believes in YOU more than anyone else.”  www.paultrevillion.com

Sally Fisher

Sally trained in Fine Art at Amersham College of Art, Bucks. Born to artistic parents, she has worked all her life as a painter, illustrator and cartoonist. She has taught art since 1998 and is a qualified Adult Art Tutor. She taught first at Camden Working Men’s College, London, and Marlborough College Summer School and many other art institutes in London and Devon and now at The Phoenix Studios in Towersey near Thame.

She runs workshops and demonstrations in all media and specialises in Life Drawing. She has written eight articles published in ‘The Artist’, and a chapter on watercolour nudes in Harper Collins’ ‘Water Colour Problem Solver’. For Sally, painting and drawing is about energy, discovery, excitement response and a lot of risk taking. Since 1986 Sally has illustrated a daily cartoon for late astrologer, Jonathan Cainer’s thought for the day in the Daily Mail and now continues this for her son Oscar on the Cainer.com website

Photographers

Vanessa Champion PhD

Curator, judge and professional commercial and portrait photographer, founder of PhotoAid Global Foundation and the Fine Art agency, ARGENTA Creative, Vanessa is a resident of Tring, but is often found with camera in hand stepping onto a plane somewhere. Her commercial and philanthropic work has taken her all over the world from India to Indonesia, Africa to Nepal.

Passionate about music, travel and documenting stories, her inspiration remains Cartier-Bresson and Jane Bown.

Vanessa also shoots and cuts film and is never happier than photographing performance, whether that’s on the theatrical stage or at an IT conference. Known for her black and white single light style, reminiscent of the Hollywood period she shoots actors and musicians in the studio and on location.

Former academic and gallery owner, Ness gives talks on her work in Africa and India and nurtures new talent where she can. 

Adriaan van Heerden

Adriaan is an award-winning international fine art photographer. His subjects include wildlife, landscapes, cityscapes, travel and portraits. His work has been exhibited in London, Barcelona, Kyoto and Singapore and his pictures held in private and corporate collections in the UK, USA and South Africa, as well his work appearing in numerous international newspapers and magazines. “It is in poetry that the Universe reveals itself to us at its most mysterious and beautiful. Living as we do in data-saturated societies with impossible standards of perfection, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that it is the absence of information that creates space for the imagination to play, and that the beauty of things is often revealed in their brokenness, fragility and imperfection. My artistic mission is to capture this poetic vision in the two dimensions of photographs I believe that poetry is all around us and we only need to tune in to the right frequency to appreciate the ephemeral, immense beauty of the Universe.” 

David Newton

David is a globe-trotting professional photographer and filmmaker, known for his love of the natural world. His camera will variously be trained on anything that catches his eye, from landscapes to wildlife, portraits to sport, travel, commercial and anything in between. He has had work exhibited in London and across Europe and his images are held in a variety of private collections.

I try to not get bogged down in the art of photography – I capture anything where I see beauty, whatever that may be and wherever in the world I am. I am continually amazed at the wonder of the world and my aim is to bring a little of that splendour I encounter, back to the rest of the world.”

 

 

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C12 announce they are back at TPS 2016

Building on the success  of  the  last year’s raffle of donated  prints by photographers   from  West Midlands  and  beyond,   which  generated almost£1400 to support  Disabled Photographers   Society, C12 is coming back to The Photography Show again this year.

C12 is a group of volunteering  photographers lead by Agi Ch focused on support for those who  want to pursue photography and   are in  need of  specialist equipment  to do so.

C12 will hold an exhibition of donated  prints under the Capture Birmingham weekend   celebrating photography in Birmingham  (19-­20  March) held at the brand new Resorts World Birmingham and sell raffle tickets  to  win one of the donated  prints on the   DPS  stand at the Photography Show (19‐22  March) and also through Frame Creatives website. All raised funds go to The Disabled  Photographers Society.

The Draw will take place on the Live Stage on the  22nd March 2016 at 1.30pm.

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Capture   Birmingham:   http://www.capturebirmingham.org/speakers/c12/

International Landscape Exhibition opens this week in Athens

Our director has a landscape selected to exhibit at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens.  Opening Private View :  Friday 16 October, 20:00

Landscape, French Alps. exhibited at the Blank Wall Gallery, Landscape exhibition, Athens, copyright Vanessa Champion

Landscape, French Alps. exhibited at the Blank Wall Gallery, Landscape exhibition, Athens, copyright Vanessa Champion

Blank Wall Gallery, 12 Yakinthou Street Kipseli tel. 694.3868.124  http://www.blankwallgallery.com   Curator: Markos Dolopikos

Exhibition Duration: From 16 October until 30 October 2015

The gallery says: “Blank Wall Gallery will host landscapes taken by international photographers from around the world. Color and black and white landscapes draw the viewer’s attention and do not leave anyone indifferent, since through them the greatness of nature and the contradictions that make up this planet are displayed.  The photographers have their own style and their own techniques each, to present the theme, but the ultimate feeling that the photographs leave us with is one. Admiration and awe for the beauty found in nature and a sense that people are very small in front of it, even though we tend to forget it. The power of nature is what captivates and enchants the viewer. Even in photographs where the human presence is evident, the style of photography is ultimately influenced by the landscape and not by the human intervention on it.”

Blank Wall Gallery tel. 694.3868.124 www.blankwallgallery.com

A Change in the Air – photography exhibition October

A Change in the Air – photography exhibition documenting the changing lives of the nomads in Uganda, supporting 25 years of international NGO PENHA’s work in the Horn of Africa.

A Change in the Air, documenting the Bahima people in Uganda, photography by Vanessa Champion, exhibition at Calumet, Drummond Street, supporting 25 years of international NGO, PENHA.

A Change in the Air, documenting the Bahima people in Uganda, photography by Vanessa Champion, exhibition at Calumet, Drummond Street, supporting 25 years of international NGO, PENHA.

Two week long exhibition of photographs taken by our director and photojournalist Vanessa Champion on location with the Pastoralist and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) in Uganda, which kicks off their year-long cultural and academic festival celebrating 25 Years of essential work in Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti.

Generously supported by Fujifilm UK who is printing the whole exhibition on their Photo Pearl Board and kindly hosted by Calumet in their flagship store in Drummond Street, London.

It was an amazing experience to work with these gentle people whose laughter is infectious and kindness completely effervescent!” said Vanessa.  “We left in October 2013, and on expedition with the team in Uganda I discovered that there are rising economic and personal challenges for those nomadic herders whose traditions and heritage is now threatened by a more sedentary life being urged upon them from the government which is recommending that they make a seismic change to their culture and settle into a more agro-pastoralist way of life. While this is of good intention, it means that there has to be a challenging shift in how Pastoralists live their lives. PENHA runs educational programmes to support this change, offering practical provision to increase revenue, training, as well as lobbying at legislative level to ensure the pastoralists’ views and heritage are included in the debate for land rights.”

The photographs document this change and the adaptability of these people as the advance of modernity and the necessity for these gentle people to keep up with the environmental, social and economic revolution.

There will also be a cultural display from PENHA, showcasing their art, textiles, craftwork and jewellery, plus the chance to learn more about the region and the work that PENHA does.

Supported by Calumet, Fujifilm and EIZO

Prints sold raise valuable funds for PhotoAid and PENHA’s work in the Horn, supporting nomadic groups, education programmes for women and children as well as training the families support themselves with new skills. PENHA is a valuable and trusted voice for the Horn of Africa nomadic people internationally

Art Gemini 2015 EXHIBITION announced

Art Gemini finalist notification Private view london 2015

Art Gemini finalist notification Private view london 2015

We work with the organisers of the Art Gemini Prize, and we are pleased to announce the 2015 ArtGemini Prize  Finalists’ Exhibition will take place at the Chocolate Factory (also known as the Menier Gallery) Southwark Street, London 22 – 26 September.

If you are a journalist or buyer you are welcome at the Private view, Tuesday 22 September 2015  6.30pm – 8.30 pm; by invitation only  Please RSVP: art@artgeminiprize.com

For an exclusive preview of all 52 of the ArtGemini Prize 2015 Shortlist, please visit our online gallery artgeminiprize.com/shortlist2015

Menier Gallery 51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RU

Our charitable arm, PhotoAid has sponsored a photojournalism award.

International Art Prize deadline extended 15 Sept

Jingxuan Hu, Art Gemini Prize

Jingxuan Hu, Art Gemini Prize

Last Call For Entries  Due to demand for late submissions, we have now extended the deadline to 15 September 2014.

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Louise Stebbing – print artist, new show in London

I went to a fabulous new show by Louise Stebbing, print maker extraordinaire. Lino prints, etchings, drypoints, colour and monochrome and a great series on the Day of the Dead. On until 11 august, put it into your diary and have a drink in the bar while you’re there. Great part of London and brilliant venue too.

http://www.louisestebbingprintmaker.com/blogs/news/14173113-london-exhibition-starts-19th-may