Chiswick In Pictures exhibition

Come and see the work of some of Chiswick’s best artists all together under one roof. The Chiswick Calendar is organising another of our periodic exhibitions of pictures, celebrating the wealth of artistic talent in Chiswick and seeing the place where we live through their eyes.

From Monday 10 September until Saturday 27 October, 18 professional artists who live locally will be showing their pictures of Chiswick in the atrium of the Clayton Hotel Chiswick at 626 Chiswick High Rd, W4 5RY.

Among the artists taking part are Jon Perry and Anna Kunst, whose photography is regularly seen on the pages of The Chiswick Calendar website

Also taking part are digital artists Keith Davidson and Rennie Pilgrem and print maker Rachel Busch, whose latest work focuses on the famous Voysey building, home of the Sanderson wallpaper company.

Allotment by Rennie Pilgrem

The delicate watercolours of Hugh Bredin, such as his timeless painting of Hogarth’s House reflect the history of Chiswick, while images such as Cranes by Jason Bowyer P.P.N.E.A.C., RP, PS show how the area is changing – a constant building site for new development. Christine Berrington‘s watercolours observe people relaxing and enjoying the green spaces of Chiswick, while Arabella Harcourt-Cooze focuses on the constantly changing panorama of the River Thames.

Boats on the River by Arabella Harcourt-Cooze

We held our first Chiswick In Pictures exhibition last autumn and it was a huge success. Artists returning from last year include Joanna Brendon MBE, MA, Jill Meager, Francis Bowyer P.P.R.W.S., N.E.A.C, and Glynis Porter.

Artists joining us for the first time this year include George Christie, Humphrey Bangham, Louise Kaye, Sophie Ashdown Coady and Isobel Johnstone. Some have always been professional artists: Humphrey is a successful film and TV set designer as well as commercial artist, with a career spanning 30 years. 

Strand on the Green by Humphrey Bangham

Others have drawn and painted all their lives but have earned their daily crust doing something else: George Christie as an architect, Louise Kaye in marketing. They’ve gone on to develop a new career as an artist in retirement. Isobel Johnstone was for many years Curator in charge of the Arts Council Collection at the Hayward Gallery at London’s South Bank Centre.

Sweet Chestnuts by Isobel Johnstone

Come and meet them at the (not so!) Private View on Thursday 13 September and enjoy their pictures of Chiswick. 

Read more about the artists taking part in the exhibition on The Chiswick Calendar website