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St Jude’s In The City

November 21, 2016
by the gentle author

Our friends at St Jude’s, dealers in contemporary British prints, are staging an exhibition of some favourite printmakers – including Mark Hearld, who illustrated the first Spitalfields Life book – opening this Wednesday 23rd November at Bankside Gallery next to Tate Modern

Swans on the Thames by Mark Hearld

Magic by Emily Sutton

Pigeon by Mark Hearld

Catching a Mouse by Emily Sutton

Goat’s Beard & Grasses by Angie Lewin

Chestnut Seller, Rome by Emily Sutton

The Death of Munro by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

The Yellow Cup by Angie Lewin

Theatre by Michael Kirkman

Blue Merle Lurcher Pup by Mick Manning

Waiting in the Afternoon by Michael Kirkman

Specialita Estere by Emily Sutton

Puncture by Michael Kirkman

Antica Salumeria, Rome by Emily Sutton

Christmas at Camelot by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

Artichokes & Cheese at Dieppe by Chloe Cheese

Honesty Blue by Angie Lewin

D is a Dog by Emily Sutton

St Jude’s in the City runs from 23rd November until 4th December at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 9JH (next to Tate Modern)

6 Responses leave one →
  1. November 21, 2016

    Wonderful prints, there’s an abundance of talent there. Valerie

  2. November 21, 2016

    I love these! Definite Ravilious/Bawden feel to them. Curiously optimistic air too. Must try and get down to see this. Thanks, GA, for cheery start to the week.

  3. November 21, 2016

    Lovely! Will try and nip by

  4. Helen Breen permalink
    November 21, 2016

    Greetings from Boston,

    GA, what a delightful exhibit – some whimsical scenes with no abstractions.

    If I recall, The Death of Munro by Clive Hicks-Jenkins reminds me of a similar “sculpture” in the V & A in London.

    Really enjoyed all prints by Angie Lewin, especially “Goat’s Beard & Grasses.” Thanks!

  5. pauline taylor permalink
    November 21, 2016

    Oh gentle author how this tears at my heartstrings as my father’s cousin, Ernest Greenwood, the artist, was responsible for the Royal Watercolour Society moving to Bankside.

    After the Royal Academy the Royal Watercolour Society is the oldest artistic society in Great Britain, but by the mid 1970s it had fallen on hard times, and Ernest, who had been elected in 1962, wanted to do something about that. In 1972 he met Sir Gerald Glover at an art exhibition in Kent, and Sir Gerald told him that if the RWS was ever in a fix to let him know. By this time the society was desperate to find new premises, so on a terribly wet evening Ernest, who said that he was soaked when he arrived, went to visit Glover at his home in Park Lane. As a result of a phone call from Glover the architects, who were drawing up plans for a new development on the South Bank, for Southwark Council, happily agreed to include a Royal Society in their building. Ernest, who was President of the Society from 1976 to 1984, was then thrilled and delighted to welcome and escort the Queen when she opened Bankside Gallery in 1980.

    I, in turn, was very pleased to be invited, together with my husband and son, to a Private View at Bankside and to be escorted by Ernest a few years later, he was a true gentleman and I was treated as if I were the Queen!!

    Perhaps, if people who might read this go to this exhibition they could say a silent ‘thank you’ to Ernest as the gallery would not be there if it had not been for him. Thank you gentle author once again for a piece which really has brought tears to my eyes. Ernest died in 2009 and I so much miss my visits to his lovely home in Kent which he and his wife, the print maker, Eileen Messenger, restored mostly by themselves.


  6. pauline taylor permalink
    November 21, 2016

    Forgot to say how much I like these, they are all lovely but I particularly like Christmas at Camelot for the very graphic quality. This is one exhibition that I would really like to see, but sadly London visits are not possible for me at the moment, but thank you GA for letting us have a preview here. Great.

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