Linden Hall Studio at
14 February – 22 March 2018
The London Deal brings together a group of contemporary artists to create a unique show that compliments the space perfectly.”
– Myles Corley, Gallery Director, Linden Hall Studio.
“I am delighted to welcome Linden Hall Studio as the first professional art gallery to exhibit at The Building Centre. Contemporary art has always been a personal passion of mine and Linden Hall Studio has created its own special place in the art world in a very short time. Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury have always been synonymous with art and architecture and Linden Hall Studio is therefore an excellent addition to this creative area.”
– Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive, The Building Centre.
Established in 2014, the ethos of the gallery was always to bring the very best of contemporary British Art to the English coast. With over the 31 exhibitions, and a multitude of visitors ; the gallery is delighted and extremely proud to be able to continue achieving and expanding upon this original aim.
The gallery’s location is important to its charm. Just over an hour on the fast train from central London whilst at the same time, being a mere stones throw from the English Channel. One cannot pass through this little patch of England, it is a location, a destination one most decide to head toward.
Yet the draw of this special patch of shoreline has always been able to seduce creatives toward it. Turner twinkled at the seascape, Wilde, walked the promenade, Fleming gripped his pen, Coward grabbed a glass. Different timezones, different periods, different modes of self expression. Yet still they came. It seemed that the environment that Deal oozes, could offer something that nowhere else quite could. At Linden Hall Studio, it means very much to us that we are able to continue this cultural legacy – by bringing the very best of contemporary art, to this creative area of the world.
Harold Chapman – Daisy Cook – Eileen Cooper RA – John Copnall – John Corley
John Hoyland – Tess Jaray RA – Stephen Lewis – Jeff Lowe – Mali Morris RA – Tony Nandi
Arthur Neal – Humphrey Ocean RA – Robert Persey – Geoff Rigden – Paul Tonkin
4 March – 1 April 2018
MEET THE ARTISTS
Sunday 18 March 11am – 2pm
Catherine Farr and Emily Smith Polyblank will be at the gallery to talk about their work and answer questions.
N.E.A.C, Mall Galleries, London
New Metropole Art Centre, Folkestone
Drew Gallery, Canterbury
Eastern Rooms, Rye
Towner Art Gallery, Sussex
Lloyds Exhibition, Chatham
Alton Gallery Barns
Llewellyn Alexander, London
Forest Field Metropole, Folkestone
Remington Gallery, Faversham
Neville Gallery, Canterbury
Creek Creative, Faversham
I have always admired abstract painting and have often strived to push in that direction, but the subject matter that infuences my daily life – countryside, animals – are too overwhelming for me to be a figurative painter.
As a painter Catherine has always been interested in colour, the effects of colour next to each other and the light. Early studies of the German Expressionists developed the use of colour to create mood. This was gradually drawn into her work as well as the symbolic references to other things like choice of flower.
Catherine sees all of her work as a kind of self-portrait because they represent how she is feeling due to what is happening in her life at that time.
Her surroundings are very important to her…her subjects are places where she feels at ease and able to create.
This exhibition features a lot of dogs. (Emily has always had dogs in her life). She is developing her work to show movement, such as leaping and the speed of running, by concentrating on muscle shape and form.
Unlike other relief printmakers who concentrate on technique and layering colours, Emily works instinctively with each piece of wood and how it can be manipulated.
Born in 1968 to parents that were both Painters in Art.
As soon as I could walk I was taken with sketching materials (and dogs) to draw the view. And encouraged on holidays to always sketch and paint. I was schooled at a Rudolph Steiner School, near Canterbury.
Did a Foundation Course at Maidstone.
Then BA Hons Degree in Fine Art Printing at Farnham, West Surrey College of Art.
My work is figurative, showing my everyday life.
I specialise in woodcuts, choosing pieces of wood for the beauty of the grain and drawing straight onto the wood, working with the grain and knots. Eventually cutting and taking into consideration as to whether to print in dark or light colours. Then once happy with the printing, working into each print by hand with water colour or pastels.
My work has been or is on shows in:
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Byard Art, Cambridge
West End House, Smarden
Creak Creative, Faversham
Forge 2 Gallery, Northampton
Noverre Gallery, Norwich
RA Summer Exhibition several times.
Chaple Gallery, Devon
Bankside Gallery, London
He taught at Medway, Canterbury K.A.D Adults in Ashford, Tonbridge Wells and the Metropole, Folkestone with Fred Cumming, Brian Oxley, Arthur Neal and Roy Oxlade.
Besides restoring several medieval houses, he taught and ran summer schools.
His Art earned the admiration and respect of his contemporise, and he was well on the way to a successful career, when it all ended with his untimely death.
R.A. Summer Exhibitions
New English Art Club
Society of Landscape Painters
Royal Portrait of British Artists
Pictures for Schools Exhibition
Eastern Rooms, Rye
Towner Gallery, Sussex
Lloyds Exhibition, Chatham