Winter Collection
Nov
29
to Jan 26

Winter Collection

You are warmly invited to join Thrown for the opening of their Winter Collection featuring affordable, original works by over 20 artists and makers.

Alongside enticing pieces by many of our represented artists, including a new collection of Leach Pottery standard ware, we are pleased to be representing our first collections from Hannah Battershell, Emmy Lacey, Joseph Ludkin and Becky Mackenzie.

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Winter at Highgate Contemporary Art
Dec
4
to Jan 26

Winter at Highgate Contemporary Art

An exhibition of works by gallery artists and new faces featuring affordable, original paintings, etchings and drawings.

Alongside stunning pieces by our represented artists, we are pleased to be showing work by new artists to the gallery Alison Stewart, John Ball, Lawrence Gowing and Kate Verrion. We also have beautiful ceramics by Anna Warchus, Norman Yap and Sarah Purvey.

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Ripple Effect
Nov
9
to Nov 28

Ripple Effect

Exploring freedom and control, 'Ripple Effect' brings together four artists who allow intuition and chance to guide their processes, including Ryan Barrett's 3D printed ceramic forms, the meditative ceramic sculptures of Matt Sherratt, award-winning ceramicist Jo Davies' fluid bowls and vases and Beverly Isaac's spontaneous, action-painting still lifes.

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The Leach Pottery: Living the Legacy
Sep
7
to Oct 3

The Leach Pottery: Living the Legacy

'I am always mindful that I stand on the shoulders of giants.’ Roelof Uys, Leach Pottery Lead Potter 

Exploring one of the most respected and influential potteries in the world as it is today. 'The Leach Pottery: Living the Legacy' features work by the iconic Leach Pottery's team of production potters both individually and collectively.

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In Suspense
Mar
23
to Apr 18

In Suspense

23rd March - 18th April 2018

The gallery's inaugral exhibition, exploring distinctive approaches to surface.

Featuring Tom Kemp, Bisila Noha, Charlotte O'Shea, Angela Smith and Alison West.

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Gohar Goddard: Colourscapes
Nov
15
to Dec 10

Gohar Goddard: Colourscapes

15th November - 10th December 2017

Private View: Wednesday 15th November 6.30 - 8.00pm

Describing herself as a colourist first and foremost, Gohar Goddard’s art centres on the aesthetics of simplicity, captured in the beauty of careful colour coordination and composition.  The correlation of shape and space alludes to her background in fabrics and materials, showing an apparent appreciation of texture and pattern. Colourscapes is no exception; each painting tactile and considered. Combinations of pigment and texture layered onto each canvas create interest and focus, further enhanced by simple geometric structures and gutsy swatches of intense colour that intrigue the eye. This will be Gohar's fifth solo exhibition and we are delighted to be showing her work at the gallery once again.

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Morris Nitsun: In Praise of Beauty
Oct
15
to Nov 12

Morris Nitsun: In Praise of Beauty

Private View:

Sunday 15th October 12pm - 5pm

Morris Nitsun's paintings are unashamedly beautiful. Not only is he attracted to scenes of beauty, but he paints them beautifully. While avoiding the clichés of the pretty and the sentimental, he paints work that is vibrant and arresting. But the paintings are not simply about surface beauty. Many of them convey an atmosphere, of absence and presence, of fullness and emptiness, of transparent light and mysterious shade.  Others touch on themes of separation and loss: isolated houses in a landscape; distant, unreachable horizons; untethered boats; a flower in its solitary splendor. The paintings hint at the human predicament that seeks beauty in place of ugliness and discord but may find it elusive, or too much to bear. We want beauty but are frightened of it. Beauty reminds us of impermanence, of what is easily lost. 

The period since Morris Nitsun's last exhibition at HCA in 2015 has seen further achievement in his parallel careers as a psychologist and artist.  His third book "Beyond the Anti-group" was published that year and in 2016 he was awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrists' President's medal for services to mental health in the UK.

This is Morris Nitsun's third exhibition at HCA and his tenth solo exhibition in London.  The paintings in this exhibition embrace a wider range of subjects than before – landscape, houses, seascapes, flowers, birds – all united in the beauty they embody. Travels to nearby and distant places inform the work. Trips to Asia evoke exotic seascapes. Mediterranean journeys bring sunlight and warmth.  African trips conjure vast landscapes.  We invite you to join us and share this exciting body of work and to rejoice in beauty.
 

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Summer Show
Jul
12
to Aug 27

Summer Show

 

The exhibition will display a collection of figurative, landscape, abstract paintings and sketches in a variety of mediums. Including new work by Boo Mallinson, Russell Frampton, Simon Ledson, Euan McGregor, Sam Peacock, Hannah Ivory Baker, Gohar Goddard and many more.

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Hannah Ivory Baker - Selected works from the studio
Jun
14
to Jul 9

Hannah Ivory Baker - Selected works from the studio

Resident artist Hannah Ivory Baker presents a selection of oils and charcoal works on paper in her first solo show at the gallery.

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Danny Israel - New Paintings

Preview: Wednesday 26th April 6.30 - 8pm

26th April - 7th May

These new paintings are the result of a stay on the island of Uglijan, in the Adriatic, where fishermen in small boats use lights to attract the fish to the surface during the night. These paintings are abstracted from the shapes and movements in the water, from microscopic forms barely visible to the eye to larger sea mammals, as they emerge from the deep. 

'It seemed there was a symbolism to this event – perhaps a metaphorical resonance with our own circumstances on land – and a symbolism which it might be possible to approach in paint. These acrylic images are achieved by liberal use of the same medium, water, and are intended to create surfaces which convey atmosphere and mood, which detain the eye beyond a first encounter, which invoke the imagination and which perhaps generate a little alchemy on the canvas.’

Danny Israel studied Fine Art at the University of Wales. He has work in the Victoria and Albert Museum Print Collection and the Elton John Collection, among others. 

We are delighted to be showing Danny’s stunning and evocative work at Highgate Contemporary Art.

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Sam Peacock
Apr
19
to Apr 23

Sam Peacock

Private View with the artist Wednesday 19th April 6pm - 8.30pm

Email info@highgateart.com to RSVP

Stunning work by Sam will be shown at the gallery in a very special 5-day pop up!

The work on show will be a combination of pieces a number of which have been made this year and not been exhibited before. 

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Roberto Pagliarulo
Mar
22
to Apr 13

Roberto Pagliarulo

Roberto Pagliarulo - Classical allusion and colour

Roberto Pagliarulo’s paintings balance allusion to ancient Italy with a pure celebration of form, beauty and colour. There is a real confidence to his solid blocks of flat, complementary colours; Tyrian purple is juxtaposed with burnt orange, Persian blue with marigold yellow, and each image is infused with a Mediterranean light. He accentuates the elegance of everyday objects, such as a basket of apples, with his calligraphic style and rhythmic outlines.

At the same time, there is a sense that every object has been included for its symbolic evocation of Rome’s rich history. Born to an Italian father, Pagliarulo’s inclusion of classical busts, sculptures and mythologised figures, all playfully posed, point towards antiquity. Yet, these paintings escape self-consciousness, which pervades much contemporary art. Neither are these nostalgic images; instead Pagliarulo renews the tradition of classical landscape and still life painting with vitality and charm. 

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David Storey
Feb
22
to Mar 19

David Storey

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Alexander Debenham
Jan
18
to Feb 4

Alexander Debenham

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Noël Noël: A Winter Collection
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Noël Noël: A Winter Collection

Join us at the private view on Wednesday 7th December 6 - 8.30pm

From 7th December - 15th January we will be exhibiting a wonderful collection of new work by our gallery artists featuring paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. We also welcome some new artists to the gallery including Threadneedle prize finalist, David Storey whose psychologically charged figurative work is well worth a look!

 

 David A Parfitt RI ' Hidden'  13 x 15cm Watercolour

David A Parfitt RI 'Hidden' 13 x 15cm Watercolour

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Parastoo Ganjei | A thing of beauty
Nov
9
to Dec 4

Parastoo Ganjei | A thing of beauty

The loose and expressive brushsmarks in Parastoo's paintings give them energy and movement, be it in her supremely elegant still life work or powerful and romantic landscapes.

Parastoo's paintings are the product of a fertile imagination, the images having developed over the years from constant observation and powerful impressions which she expertly commits to canvas.

Parastoo studied Graphic Design in Iran in the 1970's, and then came to the UK to study Graphics and Animation at Croydon and Bournemouth Art Colleges.  She now lives in the heart of Wiltshire where the landscape and surrounds prove to be a constant source of inspiration, feeding Parastoo’s imagination..

In her own words she says that ".....when I moved to the country, I felt that I had awakened from a long and deep sleep. No matter how faithfully I render the scene before me, it does not carry the power to convince if my painting does not represent a fertile imagination.  My remembered, or rather invented, landscape paintings are more alive than the paintings I used to do on the same spot; it is my inner consciousness and my feelings which give life to my paintings". 

A thing of beauty will show a combination of Parastoo’s floral and landscape work and is certainly an exhibition that should not be missed. Her pieces have been exhibited extensively throughout the UK, Europe and USA and she has work in a number of private collections.  We are delighted that Parastoo will be exhibiting with us once again at Highgate Contemporary Art.

The exhibition also displays a selection of beautiful ceramics by Jill Fanshawe Kato and stone sculpture by Jane Waksman.

Jane Waksman

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