Jackie Simmonds wins Equinox 2019 Prize

Earlier this year, Jackie Simmonds entered this annual exhibition on the Facebook group ‘Fused Glass Tutorials and Books‘. Members of the group voted for their favourite piece and Jackie’s plate ‘Field and Hedgerow’ (pictured here) took first prize.

Jackie finds that Facebook is a wonderful way to showcase work and to interact and share with like-minded others. The communities of specialised groups, such as Fused Glass allow multifaceted artists and craftspeople from around the world to support and encourage each other. Conversations between members are often lengthy and informative providing the opportunity to discuss and resolve technical queries. Working as an artist is often isolating and the community of a Facebook group supports and connects artists. As Jackie observes:

“Winning a competition has brought me to the attention of many people all over the world, and I have made lots of new friends through this extraordinary social media vehicle called Facebook. Although we only connect on line, I have found so many of these friends to be wonderfully compassionate and caring, providing me with much appreciated support when needed. Social media may well cause problems in society, but it also has great value, if used sensibly”.

Reveley Artists’ Challenge, 6 July 11am-4pm

An opportunity to paint or draw in the garden at Reveley Lodge on Saturday 6 July 11am-4pm

Choose your own medium

Judging at 3.30pm
Please bring your own equipment and refreshments

Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road
Bushey Heath WD23 4GL

Free entry
To register ring 020 8950 1017
or email granville.taylor@googlemail.com

Harrow Open Studios Group Taster Exhibition

The 2019 dates for Harrow Open Studios Annual taster exhibition at the Harrow Arts Centre have been announced.

29 April – 31 May 2019
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm

The Gallery and Corridors
Harrow Arts Centre,
Uxbridge Road
Hatch End HA5 4EA

Work on display will include paintings, ceramics, jewellery, prints, wood turning and textiles. Keep an eye on this site, as well as our twitter feed and facebook page, for more details.

The Whitefriars Art Competition

Showcasing the talent of Harrow’s Young Artists

Anyone born between 1st September 2000 and 31st August 2002 (current school years 12 and 13) who live, study or work within the Borough of Harrow can submit up to two pieces of work.

Entries close 22 April. For full details and the entry form see: www.whitefriars.org.uk

An exhibition at the Whitefriars Studios Gallery will showcase shortlisted artwork in June 2019.

7th-16th June 2019
Whitefriars Gallery,
Winsor & Newton Building,
Whitefriars Avenue
Harrow HA3 5RN

See Natalie Tobert’s work at Flux Exhibition 14-17 March

Location: Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

Opening Hours:
14th March 18.30 – 21.30 Private View (ticketed)
15th March 10.00 – 19.00
16th March 11.00 – 17.00
17th March 11.00 – 15.00

For more information visit: www.fluxexhibition.com