Brangwyn’s Frieze No More

Three carved wooden panels made by Sir Frank Brangwyn for the facade of The Rowley Gallery in 1933 were destroyed in a fire last week at Chilford Hall. They had been part of The Rowley Gallery showroom until 1941, when the premises were hit by an incendiary bomb during WW2, but amazingly they survived that blaze only to be lost to arsonists 71 years later. Read more

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Jelly In Nepal

Jelly Green just came back from four weeks in Nepal where, as well as trekking and paragliding and early morning yoga, she also did some local cow research, making drawings and taking photographs. Read more

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Father’s Day

This is for pigeons and their religions and for all our daddies too. Sock it to us Sammy!

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Above & Beyond

This striking mandala-like collection of foliage was a recent visitor to our workshop. As the winner of the Blake Prize (an Australian art prize in honour of William Blake) it had been on a world tour and its frame was in need of some TLC. It is Above & Beyond by Janine Mackintosh, made from Eucalyptus leaves, linen thread and bookbinder’s gum on canvas and it measures 120 x 120 centimetres. It reminded me of another circular piece that I often see on my way into work each day. Read more

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Open Studio

Andrew Walton is opening his garden studio this weekend. All welcome. He is having a huge sale and studio clearance so there will be many great bargains on offer! More details from The Rowley Gallery.

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Open Studio

This is Fanny Shorter‘s screenprint Common Wood Pigeon (Columba Palumbus). All Fanny’s birds are depicted life size. See flocks of them this weekend at her open studio at Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Holborn. More details here.

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Green, Yellow & Grey With Pink & Cream

David Stubbs has a small oil painting in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It is titled Green, Yellow & Grey with Pink & Cream (Dutch Pots III) and it sold almost straightaway, though others are available at The Rowley Gallery. David’s painting has been reproduced as an RA card.

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Combe Again

Another in what has become an occasional series combining variations and combinations of combs and cwms and combes. This time we feature wood engravings by Howard Phipps. This first is Loscombe, an engraving that appeared in Anna Pavord‘s book The Curious Gardener. Read more

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Santo Spirito

Santo Spirito. Vino Liquoroso. Firenze. Spirit of the Picture Frame.

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Stencils In Arles

Frame in Arles.

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