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JD Malat Gallery is pleased to announce Presence in Absence, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Ian Cumberland, from 7th September to 5th October 2020. Born in Banbridge in 1983, Cumberland is best known for his hyperrealist portraits of isolated subjects in detailed interiors, exploring themes of mass media culture, surveillance and the notion of the human ‘self’ (image top of page: Ian Cumberland, Panopticon, 2019/20 Oil on linen, 100 x 180 cm).  Presence in...

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Deborah Bell, one of South Africa’s most eminent and critically acclaimed artists, returns to London with an exhibition at Everard Read. Sentinels is a major exhibition of monumental sculptures and more than 30 new paintings created over the past two years. At the heart of the exhibition are eight towering, 2.5-metre-high sculptures, Sentinels (2020). Cast in bronze, their origins trace back to the series of nine sentinels the artist made in 2003. Those sentinels drew...

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Critically acclaimed artist, musician, song writer, and esteemed Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is exhibiting a huge selection of his works at Ashridge House in Hertfordshire from 21st-27th August. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the NHS. Ronnie Wood x Ashridge House sees Ronnie present a collection of over 100 original artworks including some of his most treasured paintings, a series of sculptures and a selection of etchings, within the extraordinary interiors of Ashridge...

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Remaining creative during the lockdown period, London-based Russian artist Olga Lomaka has also been keen to give back wherever possible, working with different charities and offering donations of her work to raise funds for much needed NHS support. She says: “The social distancing comes at a great price for both artists and audiences. Artists have been recording their interpretation of lockdown by producing work. We artists reflect on what is happening in the world through...

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In common with many other art events planned for the back half of this year, the Art Car Boot Fair has cancelled its live event in favour of an online version of the famously exuberant one-day event. The first ever Viral Art Car Boot Fair will take place exclusively online on Sunday 20th September at 12 – 6pm, with Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Marcus Harvey, Sara Pope, Helen Beard, Pam Hogg and Pure Evil joining...

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Diba Art is holding a solo exhibition of works by Iraqi-born sculptor, Ahuva Zeloof, from August 20th to November 2020. Featuring over 30 works, the exhibition, IMPERFECTION, brings together a selection of important sculptures from the past decade, as well as a number of works from Ahuva Zeloof’s new series in stone, created during the long weeks of self-isolation in lockdown and presented here for the first time; Scarred, Fractured and Hope. For Zeloof, lockdown...

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Galerie Templon Paris, one of the first to restart a full programme of exhibitions after the coronavirus lockdown, presents the works of Edward and Nancy Kienholz from 5th September to 24th October 2020. The exhibition will feature around 20 large installations created between 1978 and 1994, several of which have never been shown before in Europe. Life-size installations, three-dimensional tableaux and assemblage works made from everyday items, the Kienholzs’ works lie beyond the boundaries of...

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To mark the gradual reopening of the art scene post lockdown, Kensington + Chelsea Art Week will celebrate the festival’s third anniversary by offering a ‘sneak peek’ into contemporary artists’ studios and their favourite spots in West London by delivering short 360-degree films about their practice. Open Doors 360 is a series of short, immersive 360-degree interviews with artists living or working in West London and taking part in KCAW20. Produced by Maya Sanbar of...

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The Arts Society has announced Abigail McGourlay, 20 from Sheffield, as the winner of the national Isolation Artwork Competition for young artists during lockdown with her painting titled Brewing. Abigail’s winning artwork alongside the other seven shortlisted artists can be viewed as part of a virtual art exhibition here. Brewing is a self-portrait which shows Abigail drinking a cup of tea in the bath, two things she says she has found comforting during lockdown. She...

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Actress and writer Dame Emma Thompson and Zebra One Gallery have joined forces for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020, to celebrate, support and mentor aspiring female artists and help them advance their careers. The competition, organised by curators Ecclestone Art and named after an 18th century Fuller’s pub and restaurant in Hampstead,  is sponsored by Dame Emma Thompson, Zebra One Gallery, Cass Art Hampstead and Women in Art Fair. Emma Thompson said:...

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