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Secret Postcard 2022

    @ Sprout Arts       

Tuesday 25th January to Saturday 5th February 2022

Opening Hours: 11am to 5pm daily

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Secret Postcard Exhibtion - Mini Art on a Postcard for £5 each

Opens tomorrow 25th at 11am
‘Secret’ because you aren’t allowed to pick up the postcards, you don’t know who the artist is until you’ve purchased it - it could be a well known artist, a local student, an amateur artist or your neighbour! All proceeds go towards the running of Sprout which is non-profit, for the community and run entirely by volunteers.
A huge thank you to everyone that has donated postcards - they are wonderful and we have really loved opening them as the mail arrives each day.
Please come along to look at the range of cards and buy a few - we have amended the format so they are able to be written on and posted as normal postcards if you wish.

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The Last Picture Show

Marion Jones (1952 - 2021) & Chris Lessware

Tuesday 28th September - 9th October 2021

Open 11am – 5pm (closed Monday)

Private View Tuesday 28th Sept  7-9pm


Marion Jones - 1952 -2021 

Marion died on 5th July 2021. These are the biographical details she submitted for her exhibition at Sprout last year. Proceeds from sales of her work will go to Myeloma UK.

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Marion is a non-figurative painter, whose paintings are made up of thinly stained and saturated coloured layers. The structure is developed through the divisions of squares and rectangles. Process and intuition also play a decisive role.

She has exhibited in a wide range of venues including the Royal Academy and the Cello Factory and was selected for The London Group Open in 2017 and 2019.
She was long listed for the Jacksons Painting Prize in 2019 and will be taking part in The Beep Painting Biennial in Oct. 2020.

Selected for The Beep Painting Prize / Biennial 2020 3rd Oct- 7th November 2020 Elysium Gallery Swansea


Recent exhibitions have included:
The London Group Open pt2 Dec 2019- The Cello Factory Waterloo
Design Week Paris – 3 paintings and Gallery Ecart International Sept 2019
Sprout Arts joint exhibition March 2019
Paintings in Living Etc. Jan edition 2019
SVAF - selected exhibition Cello Factory Waterloo Feb 2018 SFSA- Painting Open Deptford Dec. 2018
SVAF Open -Kaleidoscope gallery Feb/March 2018
SFSA -Painting Open Deptford Dec 2017
London Group Open pt 2 Nov 22- Dec 1st 2017 Cello Factory London SE1
Small- PSMirabel ManchesterJuly / August 2017
RWS -Contemporary watercolour exhibition Bankside 2017
Mono - PS Mirabel, - Manchester Feb-March 2017
Edges and Planes- June 2016
Tectonic Plates- Solo exhibition -Temple Cloisters Jan - April 2016

Ten- Gerald Moore Gallery -SLWA- Nov-Dec 2015
Shelf Life PSMirabel Manchester Sept-October 2015
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 'Bars and Triangles' 2015
FACK - shortlisted for West London Art Prize - Griffin Gallery -July


Chris Lessware

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Chris is a South London artist who has exhibited in a number of different venues and has paintings in a wide number of personal collections.
For more information refer to his website and weekly blog.


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Friday 6th & Saturday 7th May 2022, 11am - 6pm

Member's Preview Night, Thursday 5th May, 5 - 8pm

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We are planning a special preview evening for Sprout ArtLoan members and artists on Thursday 5th May from 5pm - 8pm with drinks and snacks, and the chance to have first pick - you can take away your chosen work on the night!


Art Loan work can be returned to the gallery at the following times:
Tuesday May 3rd /Wednesday 4th May 10 - 12 and 5.30 - 6.30pm
If you can’t make these times please message us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put ART LOAN RETURNS in the subject line, and we’ll contact you to make other arrangements. Thank you in advance the Art Loan Team.

We offer around 70 pieces of work which Sprout artists have donated and which you can borrow for 4 months at a time. They include paintings large and small, prints and photographs, textiles and illustrations. By becoming a member of Sprout, which is only £10 a year to join (existing members are automatically eligible for the scheme) you can take an original piece of artwork home and enjoy it for yourself. If at the end of the loan period you don’t want to part with it there is the option to buy - otherwise you can return it and choose another one !!
We are open Friday 6th and Saturday 7th 11 - 6pm 
Come and take a look for yourself and we look forward to welcoming you to the scheme.


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Many thanks
Art Loan Team

Thank you again for your support and looking forward to the next event!


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'Enfolded' Workshops

with Tracey Downing

Thursday 21st & 28th April 11:30 - 2:30

28th April workshop - SOLD OUT


Join artist Tracey Elizabeth Downing for her “Enfolded” workshop, exploring collage, image and text in tiny concertina sketchbooks.
The workshops will run on Thursday 21st and 28th April from 11:30 – 2:30 over lunch so bring a sandwich or salad, drinks provided.


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I had a long lapse in my art practice whilst raising my family and working as an Art Therapist. I’d love to help you get back in touch with yours.
No previous experience necessary just curiosity.

Workshop fee £20 per person

How may participants will there be: Myself and up to six others

Refreshments: Bring your own cold lunch, I will provide the drinks

Materials provided but feel free to bring any of the following:
Small objects of significance; a favourite cup, ornament or item of clothing
Newspaper clippings or a book they have read that they don’t mind cutting up.
You will take away an A7 seawhite hardback concertina sketchbook with contents created during the workshop, there is no expectation for you to take a way a finished article, I use my concertina’s as a way of visually recording what I notice and I can go back to them time and time again to rework them and use them as a springboard for my paintings.

 A Debut Solo Exhibition by

Tracey Elizabeth Downing 

'The Silence of Swimming'

Tuesday 19th to 30th April 2022
Opening times Tues - Sat, 11am to 5pm 
Private View Tuesday 19th April, 6 - 8.30pm

This debut solo exhibition is a collection of 24 paintings by Tracey Elizabeth Downing.
Based on a period of 10 months of swimming at Tooting Bec Lido, “The Silence of Swimming” evokes thoughts of calm quietness, of solitude. Swimming is important to the artist for these very reasons; it is a time to feel the breadth and depth of senses bodily and mentally. Noticing is key in Tracey’s approach to painting, random details, the flotsam and jetsam of life inform the semi abstract images ranging from the size of her hand span to her height. Of Tracey’s painting Artist, writer and mentor Phil King writes;

“Intimacy beckons and calls us into a private realm - warm immediacy feels very much the shared creation of your paintings and related to notions of a creative realm where conscious noticing and unconscious arrival tumble together.”


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Tracey Elizabeth Downing is a contemporary painter who writes poems; graduating from Exeter College of Art in the 1980’s she went on to train as an Art Psychotherapist and has a Masters from Goldsmiths UCL 2009-2012. 
Having worked as an NHS Art Psychotherapist for 7 years and in Special Education, now painting full time, her Art Psychotherapy plays an important part in her process. She now lives and works in Sutton, Surrey.

Artist Statement
“My intention is for my work is to be like small thoughts that travel far; informed by memory and ephemera that emerge in daily life and the relationship between them. Bodies of water above and below; clouds and places where I swim are important elements in my painting practice. I describe my work as semi-abstract, mostly oil on canvas. Recognisable imagery often emerges in the process of painting. I also write poems which I call ‘Moems’ which are moments of thought captured or on a bad day a cross between a moan and a poem.
Tracey has been an exhibiting member of Sprout Arts for 3 years and will be offering her “Enfolded” tiny concertina sketchbook collage workshop on both Thursdays during her exhibition.



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Instagram : /traceyelizabethdowning/

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The Sprout Affordable Art Show 2022

10th - 21st May 2022
Open every day 11am - 5pm

Private View Tuesday 10th May, 6-8pm. 


The Sprout Affordable Art Show 2022
With more than 40 artists taking part this year, our Affordable Art Show includes more than a hundred works of art including paintings, prints, photography and drawings.

Open every day from 10th - 21st May from 11 am to 5pm.

Please join for drinks and refreshments and the chance to chat to the artists and look at this year's submissions at the Private View on Tuesday 10th from 6-8pm.

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40+ Artists exhibiting under one roof!

Abigail Lipski * Amanda Blunden * Agnieska Matras * Andrea Robinson * Ania Pieniazek * Ann Funston
Bob Reid * Charlotte Clowes * Chris Lessware * Claire chandler * Derek Lomas 
Gill Stockbridge * Gina Musa * Harriet Fredman *Hernan Reinoso *Iain Selwyn-Reeves
Ian Lillicrapp * Isabelle May* Jane Tingle * Jude Caisley * Julia court * Julie Sullock
Linda Latter *Lucinda Denning * Lynn Selwyn-Reeves * Margaret Donaldson
Margo Random *Maria Storey * Marion Shaw (MES) 
Michelle Baharier * Millicent Wilkinson * Neil Johnson * Peter Solari *Ronnie Hackston
Sharon Smart * Sue Rentoul * Susan Spencer * Susanna Abel * Tracey Elizabeth Downing
Val Coumount * Valerie Taylor * Yulia Eldina

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