Contemporary British Painting | Summer Exhibition
40 artists celebrating 40 years of Quay Arts

David Ainley, Claudia Böse, Day Bowman, Emma Cameron, Simon Carter, Jules Clark, Ben Cove, Lucy Cox, Andrew Crane, Pen Dalton, Lisa Denyer, Sam Douglas, Annabel Dover, Natalie Dowse, Wendy Elia, Paul Galyer, Terry Greene, Susan Gunn, Alex Hanna, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Phil Illingworth, Matthew Krishanu, Bryan Lavelle, Paula MacArthur, Enzo Marra, Monica Metsers, Nicholas Middleton, Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson, Ruth Philo, Freya Purdue, James Quin, Katherine Russell, Wendy Saunders, David Sullivan, Ehryn Torrell, Judith Tucker, Julie Umerle, Sean Williams

15 Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BD
10am – 4pm, Mon – Sat (gallery closed Sundays)
Exhibition open: 30 July – 15 October
Preview: Saturday 30 July, 3pm – 5pm
Panel Discussion: Sunday 31 July, 2.30pm

Illustrated catalogue available to accompany the exhibition.

Multiple Choices 2016, Editions in support of not-for-profit institutions at Simmons & Simmons.
Dates: April 2016 – August 2016
Location: CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9SS

Curated by litigation associate Michael O’Donoghue and art intern Lucy Cox, Multiple Choices 2016: Editions in support of not-for-profit institutions is the firm’s first client-facing selling show. It includes over 80 works by artists in the firm’s collection, including Howard Hodgkin, Paula Rego, Rachel Whiteread, Paul Morrison (who did the 15 metre wall drawing in our London reception area), Mat Collishaw, Bob and Roberta Smith, Hurvin Anderson, Cornelia Parker and Michael Landy, as well as a host of other established and emerging artists working around the United Kingdom.

All proceeds go directly to the 21 participating institutions, who are as follows:

Art Fund, Camden Arts Centre, Centre for Recent Drawing, CGP London, Chisenhale Gallery, Drawing Room, Glasgow International, Hundred Years Gallery, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), Ikon Gallery, Matt’s Gallery, The Multiple Store, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Serpentine Galleries,
South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire, Tate, Transition, Vital Arts, Whitechapel Gallery and Zabludowicz Collection.

The exhibition provides an opportunity for clients, partners and staff to collect some accessibly priced contemporary art in a not-for-profit, no-pressure setting, as well as providing a new audience for these artists and institutions in the thousands of people who pass through the space at the firm’s London office.

Image: Hurvin Anderson, Sun Shade, 2013 courtesy of Vital Arts who are the arts organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust.

Don’t miss Piercing The Veil artists in dialogue event Wednesday 27th January.
Justin Mortimer
Sophia Starling
Saul Rohr
Eleanor Watson

18:00 – Drinks
18:30 – 19:30 – Panel Discussion

Details here:

ZAP Features December:
Lucy Cox, John Richert and Anna Garrett

Further details here:

Geometry: Wonky and Otherwise, DEDA, Derby
Review by Andrew Parkinson, 14 October 2015, patterns that connect

“Lucy Cox’s unmoored, sometimes patterned, rectangles delight in the ambiguous spaces they themselves create, whilst her coloured circles can be read equally as autonomous shapes situated in front of a rectangle or as being cut-out, revealing a further coloured plane behind it. My friend wondered, tongue in cheek, whether we might make three dimensional versions of these paintings, knowing that such a project would quickly fail. To borrow a Greenbergian idea, the spatial relationships are available only to eyesight.”

Read the full post here:

I am delighted to announce one of my paintings from Zippy series will be part of The Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting. A personal endeavour by artist, writer and curator Robert Priseman, the collection holds over eighty paintings produced by artists practising in Britain today including Terry Greene, Nathan Eastwood, Ben Cove, Wendy Saunders, Lisa Denyer and Claudia Boese.

I met Robert at The Immediacy of Paint symposium in Ipswich last month. His passion for painting resonated with me, the medium still possesses an “aura” that seduces artists more than ever in our complex Digital Age.

“They are the artists who are moving forward with what painting can do and what it can represent, and they are doing it by creating real objects for an unreal world.”

Read Robert’s essay for the symposium here:

The Collection was shown publicly for the first time at Huddersfield Art Gallery in 2014/15. An exhibition catalogue is available to buy on Amazon; alternatively a PDF version is free to download. Please visit for more information.

Geometry: Wonky & Otherwise

Artists: Andrew Bracey, Lucy Cox, Louisa Chambers, Terry Greene, David Manley, Andrew Parkinson, Richard Perry, Marion Piper and Sarah R Key

Dates: Thursday 3 September – Saturday 7 November
Times: Monday to Thursday 9am – 9pm / Friday 9am – 5pm / Saturday 9am – 2pm

Abstract Painting occupies a curious space in the expanding universe of contemporary art practice. Despite its history stretching back a century it still excites the public imagination in bemused, often antagonised ways, whilst for many curators and influencers it is equally often dismissed as ‘old hat’, (for whom the idea of letting go of figural references seemed daring) young artists continue to be fascinated by its possibilities and with the methods and means of a project that might be seen as, frankly, rather ‘odd’ in this digital age. And inside the citadel of abstraction the pursuit of geometry – though perfectly obvious as a key means of construction – seems odder still.

And yet there are still plenty of adherents to the cult. This exhibition assembles a grouping of nine such souls, their ages ranging from one in her twenties to one over sixty, and although mostly based hereabouts (the East Midlands) coming from as far north as Yorkshire and as far south as the other side of the Thames in London. All have plundered grids, triangles, squares, pentagrams, and beyond, fashioned together in various ways, and doing so with both reckless and restrained intentions.

Thanks to Deda for hosting and supporting the exhibition and enabling some new abstract painting to be viewed in Derby.

Written by David Manley, Derby, September 2015

CATALOGUE (24pp. with 13 col. ills.) available from reception at £7.50

19 Chapel St

Wimbledon College of Arts
fine art degree show 2015

Preview: Thursday 18 June 6 - 9pm

Dates: Friday 19 - 27 June

Times: Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm Saturdays 11am - 5pm