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A Space to Breathe

A solo exhibition by Claire Chandler - 31 January to 11 February 2023
Private View: Tuesday 31 January - 6-8pm 
Claire Chandler completed her BA (Hons) Fine Art at Northumbria University and has since exhibited regularly. She has work on permanent display in private and public collections in the UK and abroad. Claire is based in Carshalton and is passionate about promoting arts in the local community. 

As a fully qualified drawing and painting tutor she also runs workshops and private art classes and on Wednesday 1st and 8th Feb she will be running two special workshops to encourage you to explore abstract art - sharing various ways of abstracting simple drawings using colour, line and form. Read more HERE

“My work is a direct response to my surroundings, visual memories of places I have lived, travelled to or explored. Colour, shape and form evoke responses in both the artist and the spectator – often these responses are indefinable. Through a layering of colour and a richness of surface I invite the viewer to wander and explore, creating their own personal journey."

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14th to 25th February

Private View: Wednesday 15 Feb 6 to 8pm

Contemplation is an exhibition of recent painting and ceramic work by two friends - Pippa Jameson Evans & Uki Otake - working in contrasting materials and with different viewpoints, produced in a time that has given much more space to quiet reflection and analysis of society and self.

Uki Otake

Uki Otake studied Fine Art and has been working on her skills as a painter for over a decade, developing her style of both realistic likeness and uniquely distinctive interpretation. She likes to play on the confusion between personal experience and collective memory that has become corrupted and manipulated by time and distance into scenes that are both strikingly new and yet familiar. Currently she lives and works in south London. 

Pippa Jameson Evans: 

Pippa is an artist based in South London who works predominantly in clay, producing sculptural ceramics and vessels. Her work generally follows themes of social experience and the impact of human activity on both a small private scale as well as larger more outward-looking one. She and Uki run a Community Interest Company, Art of Cut & Paste, bringing art opportunities to a wider audience using largely reclaimed materials. 


Think Outside the Box Workshops

16th to 18th February

Pippa and Uki will be running two FREE Upcycling Workshops on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th from 2-5pm. Think Outside the Box will introduce you to fantastic ways to transform unwanted things into something to cherish. Suitable for adults and children from 8+ years, all tools and materials provided.

For full details visit our Activities page


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Secret Postcard Exhibition

28 Feb to 11 March 2023

Pick up a mini masterpiece for just £5 each!

Original postcard sized artwork by professional artists, talented amateurs and those who just dared (or carde) to be creative! It's a 'secret' postcard event because you won't know whose work it is until after you've bought it. 

This is an important fundraiser for our community gallery and you still have time to get creative - postcards are available to pick up in Sprout and should be returned by 21st Feb. Thank you




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