Ray Richardson David Bray
Preview Opening Night :
Friday 15th February 7 - 9.30
February 16th – 24th
An exhibition idea born from a bed of laughter conversation and friendship, one that is able to take what ever flight its participants want it to go in.
Once again the B.O.G morphs it’s cosy interior into an interesting and engaging setting. Though the title and gallery presentation of this exhibition is light hearted the work is well considered. There will be five superb 10” x 10” Portraits each by Ray Richardson, David Bray & Ben Oakley each finished in their inimitable styles, plus one additional painting each by special guest artists. All work will be for sale and adorn the walls above the newly installed traditional wood panelling, there will be a stocked bar in the corner of the room, Tankards & Horse Brass Plaques just across from the Dart board and Piano area, a roaring open fire will only add to the welcoming nature of the show. Full Cockney Tapas will be provided at the Preview.
Get down if you think your Arraz are sharp enough.
BEN OAKLEY GALLERY & NO FORMAT
Preview Opening Night :
7th December 5.30 – 9.30
(After Party 9.30 – LATE *RSVP)
Exhibition Dates: 8th December – 23rd December: Thurs - Sundays 11.30 – 5pm.
WHAT better way to round off the Visual Arts Calendar year than to call on Forty Top Notch Urban and Contemporary Artists and assemble them in one prolific arts space? Including Guy Denning, Static, David Bray, Ray Richardson, Jimmy South RYCA, Otto Schade, Jef Aerosol, Carne Griffiths, Pam Glew , plus many more. All delivering a mélange of colour compositions and urban art at the forefront of London’s creative scene. This major exhibition has given free reign to the artists to express themselves and experiment, with fantastic results.
On offer will be a plethora of new prints and originals that will appeal to the seasoned Collector, first time buyers and the cultural absorber.
‘Urban Barrier’ is to be held in one of London’s, biggest and newest Art Spaces ‘no format’ which, is nestled a stones skim away from the Thames Barrier. Surrounded by one of Europe’s Largest Artists Studios it is rapidly becoming the new art core destination.
Expect a warm welcome on the Preview night with an exciting atmosphere, artists in attendance, live & very good music by ‘SOFT WAX’, Art Raffles, Unlucky Dip and some random Art give a ways.
no format – Second Floor Studios & Contemporary Visual Arts Gallery
London SE18 5NR
Train: Jubilee Line to North Greenwich, (O2) then 161 or 472 from bus stop A to Warspite Road (where we are)
OR Charlton Woolwich Dockyard
DLR: Woolwich Arsenal
Bus: 180, 177, 161, 472
All media enquiries/RSVP: Ben Oakley 07976 692 751
A Fresh and exciting Solo exhibition of New Works by
Preview Opening Night :
9th November 2012
6.30 – 9.30pm
Veta is a multi-instrumentalist high quality Printmaker.using her own Press she creates powerful unique etchings, lithographs drypoint, screenprints, colographs and processes that have not even been named yet.
Technically excellent her works are strong in colour and delicate in content, they carry a dense raw energy that are aesthetically balanced, some built up from layers of the finest hand made papers with waxes and thread woven through, it is in the detail that you can read the time consuming journey that goes into each individual piece.
‘I COULD HAVE BEEN A NOBODY’
5th October - 21st October 2012
Preview Opening Night :
Friday 5th October 6.30 - 9.30pm
Like a quadraphenic absent-minded horder, Oakleys choices of medium substrate and subject matter change with every intake of breath. Though very diverse in execution and delivery there are obvious visual connections linking the work together.
This collection is a time slice, with traces of Oakleys’ previous incarnations, from Film to Mosaics, Aerosol to Acrylics including the reuse of collectables that are reborn as Modern object D’art with a huge wedge of irony and black humour.
In his larger paintings Oakley confidently overlays and repeats shapes using strong colours that create an up lifting, engaging and atmospheric feeling. There is a uniformity hidden within the chaos that keeps the viewer comfortably engaged.
Oakleys’ signature finishing touch is to house each painting in a respectful Gilt Frame, evoking a sense of nostalgia and history with a large whack of Modernity.
Four internationally renowned Artist /Sculptors from Ireland, Scotland, London and the Southwest take over the Ben Oakley Gallery throughout the Equestrian Olympics.
The prolific and very talented Liz Armstrong working in Oil Pigment/mixed media, Multi Award winner Sally Martin, figurative painter working in oil, Alasdair Banks known for his large unique colourful contemporary oils and ink studies and Jo Seccombe with her beautiful Equine sculptures.
There will be a silent auction supporting “Horses for Homes” Artwork signed by Carl Hester & Charlotte Dujardin + artwork created for the Eloise & Katie Memorial Trust, signed by William Fox-Pitt & Alice Plunkett will also be silent auctioned throughout the show.
Private View: Saturday the 4th August 6.30-9.30pm.
This will be a very busy evening. Please email to placed on the guest list.
Many thanks to our sponsors: Signstage LCC and the delicious Palm.
10th MAY - 3rd JUNE
Ben Oakley Gallery is pleased to welcome back London born painter Ray Richardson in his second exhibition with the gallery ‘ Londons Topdog ’.
On view for the first time will be a series of Lithographs produced exclusively by Master Printer Lee Turner from Hole Editions, Newcastle. Turner trained for years at the renowned Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque and has worked with, amongst others George Shaw and Turner Prize winner Richard Wright. Turner and Richardson have collaborated once again to produce ‘A Bakers Dozen', thirteen A6 gems to be offered at Pre Published Prices throughout this exhibition. Which are being presented as a set or individually. This is a great opportunity for the young or seasoned Richardson collector.
Accompanying the lithographs will be a collection of Richardsons finest oil paintings to date, which have been painted and hand selected especially for this show. There is always a consistent depth of quality and strong narrative to Richardsons work as he effortlessly continues to carry on the mantle and tradition of great British Painters.
'Far Out Is Not Far Enough '
PREVIEW NIGHT 5th APRIL - 29th APRIL
When talking to David Bray you soon discover that his abilities are boundless, a maze of layers each as intriguing as the last. His works lead you into a warm, calm realm of escapism, an exciting and unknown journey you are willing to venture upon without consequence.
Brays’ new set of incisive, precision works are what we have come to expect from this master of the ink pen and more. This exhibition has been patiently constructed and is presented with an enchanting panache.
On completion each exquisite drawing is then thoughtfully housed within a hand made original frame, making them, an irresistible and very collectable work of 21st Century art.
As the title exudes you will have to travel further out than you have ever done before to see an exhibition, so far out.
PREVIEW NIGHT 24th FEB - 11th MARCH
AN EXHIBITION ON ORIGINAL ALBUM COVERS CURATED BY STEVE MCCARTHY & BEN OAKLEY
25 ARTISTS 50 ARTWORKS.
ARTISTS INCLUDE: CARNE GRIFFITHS, SNUB, ASBO LUV, DAVID BRAY, TIM FOWLER, RAY RICHARDSON, ROWAN NEWTON, CARRIE REICHARDT, MR SPUNKY, BEN OAKLEY, MARK PERRONET, EVERETTE JAIME, GONNY VAN HULST, AGENT PROVOCATEUR, FRET, RYCA, SPARK76, GARY ALFORD, JO PEEL, MAGDA KAGGWA, YVONNE WAYLING, GARY BRADY, OTTO SCHADE,
THEO SZAROWICZ, BARRY BISH, MARK POWELL, PLUS MORE...
Friday 20th January 2012 7.00 - 9.30pm
In January 2012, Otto Schade brings his extraordinary artwork to the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich. He will be exhibiting original unseen artwork and ltd edition prints for a 2 week period from 21st January – 4th February.
Originally from Concepcion in Nothern Chile, Schade now lives in London.
Schade uses his ribbons to compose beautifully intricate images, often referencing popular culture.
However, he also creates more thought-provoking works, that resonate with deep and symbolic meaning.
Schade has forged a reputation as one of London’s foremost street artists, with his instantly recognisable ribbon motif adorning many walls throughout London and beyond gaining admiration and respect from Private collectors and Artists alike.
REMEDY RAW SPOKEN WORD
30TH NOV 7:30PM - 10:30PM
....the gallery's spoken word night Remedy Raw has its year round-up of its artists. Bringing you the best of the year's poets, story tellers and musicians.
GREENWICH SINGS THE BLUES
....as Ray Richardsons fantastic solo show comes to a close. The end of show celebrations saw the gallery packed once again with Al and Matt playing a sweet blues set fuelled by Meantime Brewery. Friend of the gallery, Charming Baker, dropped by to see Ray Richardsons 'Londons No One'. To find out how the show came about click below.