On my Armistice ‘100’ WW1 Commemorative Art, In Tribute to David Jones (1895-1974) Jonathan Hutchins, November 2018
As an artist, I have for many years devoted myself to a celebration of a much greater Poet and Artist David Jones. My work is a tribute to him and to those who die in all Wars.
David Jones, was a WW1 Veteran, an Artist and the Author of the epic, Great War Poem, In Parenthesis; which T.S. Elliot ranked as the Greatest War Poem of that War.
In it Jones brings alive his experience as a Private in the 15th (London Welsh), Royal Welch Fusiliers part of the 38th Division, ‘Lloyd George Welsh Army’ who were to be sacrifice in a day-light frontal attack on Mametz Woods – half were to become casualties (including Private Walter .David .Jones), a quarter were to die (of whom most still lie under the new grown trees of that dark haunted wood.
I first read In Parenthesis in 2003 and was so inspired by it to then read everything I could on Jones art life and poetry.
Jones was a somewhat neglected artist and poet in 2003 but thanks to the tireless champions he has found in the David Jones Society and its members, Anne Price-Owen, David Shiel, Paul Hills, and Rowan Williams he is slowly and rightly becoming as well known and venerated as, Owen, Graves, Sassoon, and the other WW1 poets and artists of Officer rank.
Since 2011 I have been working on works in tribute to David Jones Over the last four years of the WW1 Centenary, having had several exhibitions of my work. With the Final concluding 2018, Armistice Commemorations, I have been asked to hold three exhibitions of my work and to give talks at the show’s venues. These shows are all in November and are free to the public:
Harrow Arts Centre, Gallery, from the 1st November -30th 10-5 pm.
On the Afternoon of the 11th November, I will be giving be a 20 minute Gallery talks at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and I will answer any questions.
N.B. This is as part of a wider Commemorative Community Events at the Centre on the afternoon of the 11th of the11. Part of a range of events throughout Harrow sponsored by Harrow Council: which will include a range, the creative arts, from all members of the community, young and old, See HAC website for details. See the Council and HAC’s website more details.
I am also honoured to be asked to exhibit at two ‘Quaker’, The Society of Friends , events: At the Friends, Meeting House, Uxbridge my work will be shown from the 7th -10th 2-4pm and at Hounslow Art Centre from the 3rd -20th November.There will also be a talk by me with the work been shown, in the Friends Meeting House, Uxbridge at 3pm.
I have below some videos of my previous exhibitions and one of the latest works I have done this year. My work is intended to follow in the tradition of the great Anti-War Art of the Past, the art of Goya, Picasso, Nash, Otto Dix Stanley Spencer and so many others. With wars being fought almost continually since 1918
Jonathan Hutchins Harrow Art V3 – YouTube
Videos produced by Harrowfilmakers of my work in 2018
www.singularityofpeace.comRunning from September 13th until October 14th
The Forgotten Heroes 1419 Foundation presents two exhibitions at the event surrounding the theme of conflict, peace, inclusion and resolution. The first part of the exhibition is aimed to give a free platform for young emerging artists from all backgrounds to display their work.
Featured artists: Aziz Anzabi, Batool Showghi, Celia Toler, Kate Lowe, Maciej Jedrzejewski, Patrick Altes,
The second part of the exhibition will showcase key pages from The Unknown Fallen book in the hopes of
commemorating some of the forgotten soldiers of World War I. This exhibition also features the 15 winners
from the Never Such Innocence International competition. Luc Ferrier (the author) stumbled on his grandfather’s war journal seven years ago and was stunned to read glowing testimonials regarding Muslim soldiers, their bravery and commitment to the Allied Forces. Seeking clarification, Luc delved into history books but found little information on the topic. This sent him on a 6 year odyssey spanning 19 countries where he was able to examine military, diplomatic and private archives, including diaries and letters.
Opening hours: 10am to 5.30pm every day
Hammersmith W6 9WA
For more information, please visit the website
Artists working in all media living or working in the Harrow area are welcome to apply to join Harrow Open Studios. Varied and inspirational work is required. If you are interested in becoming a member you will need to complete the application form as directed.
For details and an application form see the Become a Member page here.
Join Harrow Open Studios artist Sian Fenwick and support this great cause.
Sold 36 places only 4 spaces left for our Craftathon on 15th September. Sian Fenwick an artist with Harrow Open Studios shall be leading an all day workshop and there will be lots of other fun things going on and don’t forget you will get a goody bag. We shall be raising money for Breast Cancer Care so please support us it’s gonna be fun x
Brian’s work was selected from over 1,300 submissions to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading marine artists. The exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries in central London between 11 to 20 October 2018.
The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition is recognised as the most prestigious and varied exhibition of marine art in the UK. The exhibition’s theme is the sea and everything related to it, from beaches and creeks to harbours and boats. The premier marine art exhibition in the country, it will feature over 400 works from emerging and well-established artists across a range of media, including oil painting, watercolour, pastels, printmaking, and sculpture. All work is available for sale, so anyone can take some of the sea home with them.
You can see a video of the winning entries here
Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2018
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Tel: 020 7930 6844
Open 11 to 20 October 2018, 10am to 5pm daily
Press View: Wednesday 10 October, 11am to 8pm
Admission £4, Concessions £3
Free to Friends of the RSMA, Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s.
50% off with National Art Pass
Harrow Open Studios artist Batool Showghi will be exhibiting at the inaugural Summer Show by the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Samantha Harvey, HOS web manager will also be exhibiting as part of the show.
This exhibition will celebrate 130 years of the Society.
12 – 21 July 2018
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU