New Members for 2020 : Applications close 1 November 2019

Applications are invited for Artists working in all media living or working in the Harrow area to join Harrow Open Studios for our 2020 events.

Varied and inspirational work is required. If you are interested in becoming a member download the application form here and complete as directed.

Applications for membership close on 1 November 2019

If you have any queries please email Helen Foster-Turner at

The Current Recruitment Criteria is:

  1. Entry is open to professional and semi-professional artists. Your work must be of an appropriate standard which reflects the Group’s professional image.
  2. You must have a suitable venue for displaying your work which reflects the professional approach of the Group. Ideally this space will be accessible to as many people as possible in line with our accessibility policy. The space must be presentable to the general public and enable appropriate display for your artwork. For example upstairs studios and small cluttered spaces will usually not be acceptable. It is recommended that you spend some time deciding how you will present your work so that you can discuss this with the Selection Committee when they visit you.
  3. You must subscribe to the general ethos of the Group as set out in the Constitution.
  4. Preference will be given to residence of and/or studios within the London Borough of Harrow. Artists from neighbouring boroughs may be considered at the discretion of the selection team.
  5. The successful running of the Harrow Open Studios event requires a great deal of planning and preparation. This is only possible to achieve if all artists in the Group are active participants. You must be willing to contribute time and resources to carrying out these tasks.
  6. The selection committee takes its position very seriously and is answerable to the entire Group. As such its decision is final and no dialogue will be entered into on an applicant being refused membership.
  7. Different specific criteria, such as a requirement for a specific discipline, may also be taken into account. This will be determined annually by the entire Group who then direct the selection committee.

Brian Collins is to exhibit in major national Marine Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Brian Collins who has once again been selected to exhibit alongside Britain’s leading marine artists.

Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition
10 to 19 October, 10am to 5pm 
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Tel: 020 7930 6844

Brian’s work was selected from over 1,200 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 10 and 19 October 2019.

The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) is widely recognised as the focal point for much of Britain’s finest contemporary marine art and many of the country’s leading marine artists are elected members of the Society.

The common theme is the sea and tidal waters although, within that remit, work is wide and varied. Subjects range from deep water shipping to coastal scenes, competitive sailing to quiet harbours, marine wildlife to still life. Some specialise in carefully researched historical paintings; others paint en plein air to capture the essence of the scene at a particular moment in time; yet others work in their studio from copious notes and sketches made on location.

All works for sale.

Admission £4, Free to Friends of the RSMA, Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s.
Free to Readers when they show this article at the gallery desk.

Join Cheryl Gould at Aldenham Arts Festival

Aldenham Arts Festival @ St John the Baptist Church, Aldenham

Friday September 13th 11am to 7pm
Saturday September 14th 11am to 4pm
Sunday September 15th 12pm (noon) to 4.30pm
BUT you are welcome to attend the MORNING SERVICE at 10.30am

Set in the small village of Aldenham, close to the towns of Radlett, Bushey and Watford, in the Hertfordshire countryside St John the Baptist church is a wonderful mediaeval church of outstanding beauty where Christians have worshipped since the 13th century.

See Batool Showghi’s work at Jagged Art

On The Same Page – Page Turner
12 September – 5 October
Private View: Wednesday 11 September

More than ever, when words and images seem to instantly evaporate into the ether, this show brings together works of words on differing formats -loose and bound, letters, maps, novels, packaging, photographs or specially printed – each work a tactile reality. Some small, like gems; some exploding beyond the pages, each work inspires a journey through the imagination.

28 A Devonshire Street
(off Marylebone High Street)
London W1G 6PS

Tel: + 44 20 7486 7374

An Exhibition of Prints by Judith Simmons at Etz Chaim Gallery 25 June-4 August 2019

You are invited to the Private View

Sunday 30th June 2.00pm – 5.00pm
020 3609 4338 / 07761 198 661

The” exhibition continues from 25th June to 4th August
Open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 1.00pm

Etz Chaim Gallery
Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue
18-24 Oakland Gate
Northwood HA6 3AA

Please ring 01923 822592 before visiting for security and to check that no‘ activities are going on‘ in the‘ gallery‘ at‘ that‘ time.

Sunday visits are by appointment only. Please phone on the Friday‘ beforehand to arrange.