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Jun
22
Tue
Highgate Festival – save the dates @ highgate and zoom
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Linda Landers: Memories, Dreams, Visions – Earth and Beyond. @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

     Linda Landers, “Home”, oil on canvas, 76×50.5cm.

Linda Landers: Memories, Dreams, Visions – Earth and Beyond. 12 -23 June 2021

A sense of magical realism pervades Linda Landers’ work where past memories meet the present, and landscapes and figures take on an aura of wonder and mysticism.

Linda draws inspiration for her paintings, etchings and wood engravings from nature and the people around her, as well as from NASA space missions which Landers heard about as a child, when she met Buzz Aldrin.

A sense of magical realism pervades Linda Landers’ paintings, etchings and wood engravings where past memories meet the present, and landscapes and figures take on an aura of wonder and mysticism.  Inspiration is drawn from nature and people around us, as well as from NASA space missions which Landers heard about as a child, when she met Buzz Aldrin.

Landers sites Etruscan art and frescos as a strong stylistic influence.  These sculptures and paintings are often peopled by smiling figures, and Landers’ own work is imbued with this sense of optimism; it celebrates the natural world and the joy of life and of the imagination.

There is a sculptural aspect to her work.  In the early paintings Landers builds up layers of paint to create texture as if a painted stucco.  In more recent work this building and layering is achieved rather through colour than a textured surface.  In wood engraving, the unprinted areas are cut and carved out in fine detail and the relief surface of the work is printed.

Landers was born in Hertfordshire but now lives and works in London.  She completed a Foundation course at Watford School of Art under Michael Werner and Peter Schmidt and went on to study Fine Art at Central St Martins under Cecil Collins.  She holds an MA in Art from the University of Kingston.  Landers won a printmaking prize at the Mall Galleries where she also taught.  She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival – CANCELLED @ Highgate Society
Jun 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival
The HWG will be showing a selection of paintings made during the ‘Lockdowns’ of
the last year. It will be available in the Highgate Society’s premises at 10A South
Grove. The group have met occasionally outside but mainly we’ve kept in touch
through Facebook. We’ve chosen a different theme each week and displayed a
selection of our members’ lovely work periodically. Recent topics have included
Nature, Spring, Dreams, Family and Travel – so an eclectic mix! Please check with
the HS for when the hall will be open to visitors.

 

 

Forever Plaid @ Upstairs at The Gatehouse
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We are delighted to be bringing Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly
Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This deliciously fun revue is
chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Songs include:
Magic Moments / Catch a Falling Star / Cry / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in a Fountain

Jun
23
Wed
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jun 23 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Highgate Festival – save the dates @ highgate and zoom
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Linda Landers: Memories, Dreams, Visions – Earth and Beyond. @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

     Linda Landers, “Home”, oil on canvas, 76×50.5cm.

Linda Landers: Memories, Dreams, Visions – Earth and Beyond. 12 -23 June 2021

A sense of magical realism pervades Linda Landers’ work where past memories meet the present, and landscapes and figures take on an aura of wonder and mysticism.

Linda draws inspiration for her paintings, etchings and wood engravings from nature and the people around her, as well as from NASA space missions which Landers heard about as a child, when she met Buzz Aldrin.

A sense of magical realism pervades Linda Landers’ paintings, etchings and wood engravings where past memories meet the present, and landscapes and figures take on an aura of wonder and mysticism.  Inspiration is drawn from nature and people around us, as well as from NASA space missions which Landers heard about as a child, when she met Buzz Aldrin.

Landers sites Etruscan art and frescos as a strong stylistic influence.  These sculptures and paintings are often peopled by smiling figures, and Landers’ own work is imbued with this sense of optimism; it celebrates the natural world and the joy of life and of the imagination.

There is a sculptural aspect to her work.  In the early paintings Landers builds up layers of paint to create texture as if a painted stucco.  In more recent work this building and layering is achieved rather through colour than a textured surface.  In wood engraving, the unprinted areas are cut and carved out in fine detail and the relief surface of the work is printed.

Landers was born in Hertfordshire but now lives and works in London.  She completed a Foundation course at Watford School of Art under Michael Werner and Peter Schmidt and went on to study Fine Art at Central St Martins under Cecil Collins.  She holds an MA in Art from the University of Kingston.  Landers won a printmaking prize at the Mall Galleries where she also taught.  She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival – CANCELLED @ Highgate Society
Jun 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival
The HWG will be showing a selection of paintings made during the ‘Lockdowns’ of
the last year. It will be available in the Highgate Society’s premises at 10A South
Grove. The group have met occasionally outside but mainly we’ve kept in touch
through Facebook. We’ve chosen a different theme each week and displayed a
selection of our members’ lovely work periodically. Recent topics have included
Nature, Spring, Dreams, Family and Travel – so an eclectic mix! Please check with
the HS for when the hall will be open to visitors.

 

 

Forever Plaid @ Upstairs at The Gatehouse
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We are delighted to be bringing Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly
Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This deliciously fun revue is
chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Songs include:
Magic Moments / Catch a Falling Star / Cry / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in a Fountain

Jun
24
Thu
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jun 24 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Highgate Festival – save the dates @ highgate and zoom
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Linda Landers: Memories, Dreams, Visions – Earth and Beyond. @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

     Linda Landers, “Home”, oil on canvas, 76×50.5cm.

Linda Landers: Memories, Dreams, Visions – Earth and Beyond. 12 -23 June 2021

A sense of magical realism pervades Linda Landers’ work where past memories meet the present, and landscapes and figures take on an aura of wonder and mysticism.

Linda draws inspiration for her paintings, etchings and wood engravings from nature and the people around her, as well as from NASA space missions which Landers heard about as a child, when she met Buzz Aldrin.

A sense of magical realism pervades Linda Landers’ paintings, etchings and wood engravings where past memories meet the present, and landscapes and figures take on an aura of wonder and mysticism.  Inspiration is drawn from nature and people around us, as well as from NASA space missions which Landers heard about as a child, when she met Buzz Aldrin.

Landers sites Etruscan art and frescos as a strong stylistic influence.  These sculptures and paintings are often peopled by smiling figures, and Landers’ own work is imbued with this sense of optimism; it celebrates the natural world and the joy of life and of the imagination.

There is a sculptural aspect to her work.  In the early paintings Landers builds up layers of paint to create texture as if a painted stucco.  In more recent work this building and layering is achieved rather through colour than a textured surface.  In wood engraving, the unprinted areas are cut and carved out in fine detail and the relief surface of the work is printed.

Landers was born in Hertfordshire but now lives and works in London.  She completed a Foundation course at Watford School of Art under Michael Werner and Peter Schmidt and went on to study Fine Art at Central St Martins under Cecil Collins.  She holds an MA in Art from the University of Kingston.  Landers won a printmaking prize at the Mall Galleries where she also taught.  She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival – CANCELLED @ Highgate Society
Jun 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival
The HWG will be showing a selection of paintings made during the ‘Lockdowns’ of
the last year. It will be available in the Highgate Society’s premises at 10A South
Grove. The group have met occasionally outside but mainly we’ve kept in touch
through Facebook. We’ve chosen a different theme each week and displayed a
selection of our members’ lovely work periodically. Recent topics have included
Nature, Spring, Dreams, Family and Travel – so an eclectic mix! Please check with
the HS for when the hall will be open to visitors.

 

 

Forever Plaid @ Upstairs at The Gatehouse
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We are delighted to be bringing Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly
Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This deliciously fun revue is
chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Songs include:
Magic Moments / Catch a Falling Star / Cry / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in a Fountain

Jun
25
Fri
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jun 25 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Highgate Festival – save the dates @ highgate and zoom
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Helen de Sybel: Borders @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Father & Daughter

Helen de Sybel: Borders.  25 June – 8 July. 

Highgate Gallery is pleased to host Borders, an exhibition of paintings by Helen de Sybel.  Working in acrylic, oil, collage, charcoal and mixed media, she creates intense and forceful images, with an emphasis on the figure depicted in landscape or cityscape.  Colour, dynamic line and challenging themes forge a powerful connection with the onlooker.

Borders first grew out of a deeply felt reaction to the plight of the refugees in the ‘Calais Jungle’ (2016).  Through the medium of oil paint and collage she references the conditions of war and displacement that have driven many of these individuals and their families from their countries of origin to seek a better life.

“In this body of work, I have become interested in the separation between the figures which struggle to remain ‘whole’ and the surrounding hostile and unstable landscape in which they find themselves.”

The characters who populate these canvasses are highly ambiguous, in singles and in pairs, sometimes running, sometimes hiding or following or being followed.  Much is left open for the viewer to interpret in these charged, vital, expressionistic works.

As the series evolved, Helen has continued to delve into the interior world of metaphorical boundaries, of transgressions and borders crossed, of personal alienation.

About the artist     Helen de Sybel studied Art History in Italy and went on to train at Harrow and Camberwell School of Art where she gained a BA (hons) and was selected as part of Christie’s Pick of the Graduates.  She works from her studio in East London and exhibits regularly with galleries and as part of the Shoreditch Community.  She is currently Artist in Residence at St Martin`s Church, Gospel Oak, London, where she will be exhibiting an installation of twelve paintings based on the Old Testament.

Recent exhibitions include Works on Paper at the Shipton Gallery, and British Paintings II at the Project Space, Bermondsey.  Major projects have also included a series of collages based on Milton’s Paradise Lost, now in private collections in the UK and the US, and Urban Journeys (oil and mixed media), an exploration of the human condition depicted through uncertainty and isolation.

Gallery Talk: 6 July, 3.30-4.30pm      The artist will talk about the background to, and evolution of her work, including her techniques.  Chris Brice, Chair of the London Churches Refugee Fund, will discuss the work of this important charity, which will receive 30% of all artwork sales (www.lcrf.org.uk).  To book tickets:  www.hlsi.net/highgate-gallery.

For further information please contact:  helencdesybel@yahoo.com

Website:  http://www.helendesybel.co.uk

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival – CANCELLED @ Highgate Society
Jun 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival
The HWG will be showing a selection of paintings made during the ‘Lockdowns’ of
the last year. It will be available in the Highgate Society’s premises at 10A South
Grove. The group have met occasionally outside but mainly we’ve kept in touch
through Facebook. We’ve chosen a different theme each week and displayed a
selection of our members’ lovely work periodically. Recent topics have included
Nature, Spring, Dreams, Family and Travel – so an eclectic mix! Please check with
the HS for when the hall will be open to visitors.

 

 

Forever Plaid @ Upstairs at The Gatehouse
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We are delighted to be bringing Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly
Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This deliciously fun revue is
chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Songs include:
Magic Moments / Catch a Falling Star / Cry / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in a Fountain

Jun
26
Sat
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jun 26 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Highgate Festival – save the dates @ highgate and zoom
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Helen de Sybel: Borders @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Helen de Sybel: Borders.  25 June – 8 July. 

Highgate Gallery is pleased to host Borders, an exhibition of paintings by Helen de Sybel.  Working in acrylic, oil, collage, charcoal and mixed media, she creates intense and forceful images, with an emphasis on the figure depicted in landscape or cityscape.  Colour, dynamic line and challenging themes forge a powerful connection with the onlooker.

Borders first grew out of a deeply felt reaction to the plight of the refugees in the ‘Calais Jungle’ (2016).  Through the medium of oil paint and collage she references the conditions of war and displacement that have driven many of these individuals and their families from their countries of origin to seek a better life.

“In this body of work, I have become interested in the separation between the figures which struggle to remain ‘whole’ and the surrounding hostile and unstable landscape in which they find themselves.”

The characters who populate these canvasses are highly ambiguous, in singles and in pairs, sometimes running, sometimes hiding or following or being followed.  Much is left open for the viewer to interpret in these charged, vital, expressionistic works.

As the series evolved, Helen has continued to delve into the interior world of metaphorical boundaries, of transgressions and borders crossed, of personal alienation.

About the artist     Helen de Sybel studied Art History in Italy and went on to train at Harrow and Camberwell School of Art where she gained a BA (hons) and was selected as part of Christie’s Pick of the Graduates.  She works from her studio in East London and exhibits regularly with galleries and as part of the Shoreditch Community.  She is currently Artist in Residence at St Martin`s Church, Gospel Oak, London, where she will be exhibiting an installation of twelve paintings based on the Old Testament.

Recent exhibitions include Works on Paper at the Shipton Gallery, and British Paintings II at the Project Space, Bermondsey.  Major projects have also included a series of collages based on Milton’s Paradise Lost, now in private collections in the UK and the US, and Urban Journeys (oil and mixed media), an exploration of the human condition depicted through uncertainty and isolation.

Gallery Talk: 6 July, 3.30-4.30pm      The artist will talk about the background to, and evolution of her work, including her techniques.  Chris Brice, Chair of the London Churches Refugee Fund, will discuss the work of this important charity, which will receive 30% of all artwork sales (www.lcrf.org.uk).  To book tickets:  www.hlsi.net/highgate-gallery.

For further information please contact:  helencdesybel@yahoo.com

Website:  http://www.helendesybel.co.uk

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival – CANCELLED @ Highgate Society
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival
The HWG will be showing a selection of paintings made during the ‘Lockdowns’ of
the last year. It will be available in the Highgate Society’s premises at 10A South
Grove. The group have met occasionally outside but mainly we’ve kept in touch
through Facebook. We’ve chosen a different theme each week and displayed a
selection of our members’ lovely work periodically. Recent topics have included
Nature, Spring, Dreams, Family and Travel – so an eclectic mix! Please check with
the HS for when the hall will be open to visitors.

 

 

Forever Plaid @ Upstairs at The Gatehouse
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We are delighted to be bringing Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly
Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This deliciously fun revue is
chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Songs include:
Magic Moments / Catch a Falling Star / Cry / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in a Fountain

Forever Plaid @ Upstairs at The Gatehouse
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We are delighted to be bringing Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly
Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This deliciously fun revue is
chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Songs include:
Magic Moments / Catch a Falling Star / Cry / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in a Fountain

Jun
27
Sun
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Highgate Festival – save the dates @ highgate and zoom
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Helen de Sybel: Borders @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Helen de Sybel: Borders.  25 June – 8 July. 

Highgate Gallery is pleased to host Borders, an exhibition of paintings by Helen de Sybel.  Working in acrylic, oil, collage, charcoal and mixed media, she creates intense and forceful images, with an emphasis on the figure depicted in landscape or cityscape.  Colour, dynamic line and challenging themes forge a powerful connection with the onlooker.

Borders first grew out of a deeply felt reaction to the plight of the refugees in the ‘Calais Jungle’ (2016).  Through the medium of oil paint and collage she references the conditions of war and displacement that have driven many of these individuals and their families from their countries of origin to seek a better life.

“In this body of work, I have become interested in the separation between the figures which struggle to remain ‘whole’ and the surrounding hostile and unstable landscape in which they find themselves.”

The characters who populate these canvasses are highly ambiguous, in singles and in pairs, sometimes running, sometimes hiding or following or being followed.  Much is left open for the viewer to interpret in these charged, vital, expressionistic works.

As the series evolved, Helen has continued to delve into the interior world of metaphorical boundaries, of transgressions and borders crossed, of personal alienation.

About the artist     Helen de Sybel studied Art History in Italy and went on to train at Harrow and Camberwell School of Art where she gained a BA (hons) and was selected as part of Christie’s Pick of the Graduates.  She works from her studio in East London and exhibits regularly with galleries and as part of the Shoreditch Community.  She is currently Artist in Residence at St Martin`s Church, Gospel Oak, London, where she will be exhibiting an installation of twelve paintings based on the Old Testament.

Recent exhibitions include Works on Paper at the Shipton Gallery, and British Paintings II at the Project Space, Bermondsey.  Major projects have also included a series of collages based on Milton’s Paradise Lost, now in private collections in the UK and the US, and Urban Journeys (oil and mixed media), an exploration of the human condition depicted through uncertainty and isolation.

Gallery Talk: 6 July, 3.30-4.30pm      The artist will talk about the background to, and evolution of her work, including her techniques.  Chris Brice, Chair of the London Churches Refugee Fund, will discuss the work of this important charity, which will receive 30% of all artwork sales (www.lcrf.org.uk).  To book tickets:  www.hlsi.net/highgate-gallery.

For further information please contact:  helencdesybel@yahoo.com

Website:  http://www.helendesybel.co.uk

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

‘there and then and never again’ Margaret Tait midsummer book launch @ LUX
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
‘there and then and never again’ Margaret Tait midsummer book launch @ LUX

A midsummer celebration of the life, legacy, attitude and work of Scotland’s filmmaking pioneer Margaret Tait (1918-1999) with the London premiere of a series of newly commissioned films by contemporary artists and filmmakers created for the centenary of her birth and launch of the LUX publication of Margaret Tait‘s unpublished book, Personae. In addition the LUX garden will be open all day as part of Highgate Festival Open Gardens day.

  • 1-6pm Screening of films at LUX
  • 6pm Readings and book launch in the LUX Garden

 

Film Screening – showing continuously on a loop at LUX

A series of new commissioned short films from international talents and Scotland-based artists and filmmakers that celebrate the life, legacy, attitude or approach of Scotland’s filmmaking pioneer: Margaret Tait (1918–1999) produced to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth. Curated by Sarah Neely.
Beginning with one of Tait’s earliest films and ending with one of her last, this programme includes new film commissions by director and critic Mark Cousins; artist, musician and filmmaker Luke Fowler; artist Alexander Storey Gordon; artist and filmmaker Matt Hulse; artist Wendy Kirkup and composer Richy Carey; director Morag Mckinnon; author Ali Smith and filmmaker Sarah Wood; artist Catherine Street; curator and artist Peter Todd, and curator and filmmaker Ute Aurand. The new works have been commissioned as part of the Margaret Tait 100, a year-long centenary celebration that included screenings, exhibitions, workshops, readings and new publishing.
Learn more about the film programme here: https://lux.org.uk/event/margaret-tait-mi…mmer-book-launch
Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival – CANCELLED @ Highgate Society
Jun 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group at the Highgate Festival
The HWG will be showing a selection of paintings made during the ‘Lockdowns’ of
the last year. It will be available in the Highgate Society’s premises at 10A South
Grove. The group have met occasionally outside but mainly we’ve kept in touch
through Facebook. We’ve chosen a different theme each week and displayed a
selection of our members’ lovely work periodically. Recent topics have included
Nature, Spring, Dreams, Family and Travel – so an eclectic mix! Please check with
the HS for when the hall will be open to visitors.

 

 

Forever Plaid @ Upstairs at The Gatehouse
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We are delighted to be bringing Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly
Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This deliciously fun revue is
chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Songs include:
Magic Moments / Catch a Falling Star / Cry / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in a Fountain

Jun
28
Mon
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jun 28 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Jun
29
Tue
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jun 29 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Helen de Sybel: Borders @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Father & Daughter

Helen de Sybel: Borders.  25 June – 8 July. 

Highgate Gallery is pleased to host Borders, an exhibition of paintings by Helen de Sybel.  Working in acrylic, oil, collage, charcoal and mixed media, she creates intense and forceful images, with an emphasis on the figure depicted in landscape or cityscape.  Colour, dynamic line and challenging themes forge a powerful connection with the onlooker.

Borders first grew out of a deeply felt reaction to the plight of the refugees in the ‘Calais Jungle’ (2016).  Through the medium of oil paint and collage she references the conditions of war and displacement that have driven many of these individuals and their families from their countries of origin to seek a better life.

“In this body of work, I have become interested in the separation between the figures which struggle to remain ‘whole’ and the surrounding hostile and unstable landscape in which they find themselves.”

The characters who populate these canvasses are highly ambiguous, in singles and in pairs, sometimes running, sometimes hiding or following or being followed.  Much is left open for the viewer to interpret in these charged, vital, expressionistic works.

As the series evolved, Helen has continued to delve into the interior world of metaphorical boundaries, of transgressions and borders crossed, of personal alienation.

About the artist     Helen de Sybel studied Art History in Italy and went on to train at Harrow and Camberwell School of Art where she gained a BA (hons) and was selected as part of Christie’s Pick of the Graduates.  She works from her studio in East London and exhibits regularly with galleries and as part of the Shoreditch Community.  She is currently Artist in Residence at St Martin`s Church, Gospel Oak, London, where she will be exhibiting an installation of twelve paintings based on the Old Testament.

Recent exhibitions include Works on Paper at the Shipton Gallery, and British Paintings II at the Project Space, Bermondsey.  Major projects have also included a series of collages based on Milton’s Paradise Lost, now in private collections in the UK and the US, and Urban Journeys (oil and mixed media), an exploration of the human condition depicted through uncertainty and isolation.

Gallery Talk: 6 July, 3.30-4.30pm      The artist will talk about the background to, and evolution of her work, including her techniques.  Chris Brice, Chair of the London Churches Refugee Fund, will discuss the work of this important charity, which will receive 30% of all artwork sales (www.lcrf.org.uk).  To book tickets:  www.hlsi.net/highgate-gallery.

For further information please contact:  helencdesybel@yahoo.com

Website:  http://www.helendesybel.co.uk

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Jun
30
Wed
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jun 30 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Helen de Sybel: Borders @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Father & Daughter

Helen de Sybel: Borders.  25 June – 8 July. 

Highgate Gallery is pleased to host Borders, an exhibition of paintings by Helen de Sybel.  Working in acrylic, oil, collage, charcoal and mixed media, she creates intense and forceful images, with an emphasis on the figure depicted in landscape or cityscape.  Colour, dynamic line and challenging themes forge a powerful connection with the onlooker.

Borders first grew out of a deeply felt reaction to the plight of the refugees in the ‘Calais Jungle’ (2016).  Through the medium of oil paint and collage she references the conditions of war and displacement that have driven many of these individuals and their families from their countries of origin to seek a better life.

“In this body of work, I have become interested in the separation between the figures which struggle to remain ‘whole’ and the surrounding hostile and unstable landscape in which they find themselves.”

The characters who populate these canvasses are highly ambiguous, in singles and in pairs, sometimes running, sometimes hiding or following or being followed.  Much is left open for the viewer to interpret in these charged, vital, expressionistic works.

As the series evolved, Helen has continued to delve into the interior world of metaphorical boundaries, of transgressions and borders crossed, of personal alienation.

About the artist     Helen de Sybel studied Art History in Italy and went on to train at Harrow and Camberwell School of Art where she gained a BA (hons) and was selected as part of Christie’s Pick of the Graduates.  She works from her studio in East London and exhibits regularly with galleries and as part of the Shoreditch Community.  She is currently Artist in Residence at St Martin`s Church, Gospel Oak, London, where she will be exhibiting an installation of twelve paintings based on the Old Testament.

Recent exhibitions include Works on Paper at the Shipton Gallery, and British Paintings II at the Project Space, Bermondsey.  Major projects have also included a series of collages based on Milton’s Paradise Lost, now in private collections in the UK and the US, and Urban Journeys (oil and mixed media), an exploration of the human condition depicted through uncertainty and isolation.

Gallery Talk: 6 July, 3.30-4.30pm      The artist will talk about the background to, and evolution of her work, including her techniques.  Chris Brice, Chair of the London Churches Refugee Fund, will discuss the work of this important charity, which will receive 30% of all artwork sales (www.lcrf.org.uk).  To book tickets:  www.hlsi.net/highgate-gallery.

For further information please contact:  helencdesybel@yahoo.com

Website:  http://www.helendesybel.co.uk

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Jul
1
Thu
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online
Jul 1 @ 12:00 am
Marvell Park, Richard Layzell @ LUX Online

LUX is delighted to present a new film, Marvell Park, by Richard Layzell on the LUX website from 1 April to 1 July 2021. lux.org.uk

Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.

Watch on the LUX website here

Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.

Helen de Sybel: Borders @ Highgate Gallery
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Father & Daughter

Helen de Sybel: Borders.  25 June – 8 July. 

Highgate Gallery is pleased to host Borders, an exhibition of paintings by Helen de Sybel.  Working in acrylic, oil, collage, charcoal and mixed media, she creates intense and forceful images, with an emphasis on the figure depicted in landscape or cityscape.  Colour, dynamic line and challenging themes forge a powerful connection with the onlooker.

Borders first grew out of a deeply felt reaction to the plight of the refugees in the ‘Calais Jungle’ (2016).  Through the medium of oil paint and collage she references the conditions of war and displacement that have driven many of these individuals and their families from their countries of origin to seek a better life.

“In this body of work, I have become interested in the separation between the figures which struggle to remain ‘whole’ and the surrounding hostile and unstable landscape in which they find themselves.”

The characters who populate these canvasses are highly ambiguous, in singles and in pairs, sometimes running, sometimes hiding or following or being followed.  Much is left open for the viewer to interpret in these charged, vital, expressionistic works.

As the series evolved, Helen has continued to delve into the interior world of metaphorical boundaries, of transgressions and borders crossed, of personal alienation.

About the artist     Helen de Sybel studied Art History in Italy and went on to train at Harrow and Camberwell School of Art where she gained a BA (hons) and was selected as part of Christie’s Pick of the Graduates.  She works from her studio in East London and exhibits regularly with galleries and as part of the Shoreditch Community.  She is currently Artist in Residence at St Martin`s Church, Gospel Oak, London, where she will be exhibiting an installation of twelve paintings based on the Old Testament.

Recent exhibitions include Works on Paper at the Shipton Gallery, and British Paintings II at the Project Space, Bermondsey.  Major projects have also included a series of collages based on Milton’s Paradise Lost, now in private collections in the UK and the US, and Urban Journeys (oil and mixed media), an exploration of the human condition depicted through uncertainty and isolation.

Gallery Talk: 6 July, 3.30-4.30pm      The artist will talk about the background to, and evolution of her work, including her techniques.  Chris Brice, Chair of the London Churches Refugee Fund, will discuss the work of this important charity, which will receive 30% of all artwork sales (www.lcrf.org.uk).  To book tickets:  www.hlsi.net/highgate-gallery.

For further information please contact:  helencdesybel@yahoo.com

Website:  http://www.helendesybel.co.uk

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Jul
2
Fri
Helen de Sybel: Borders @ Highgate Gallery
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Father & Daughter

Helen de Sybel: Borders.  25 June – 8 July. 

Highgate Gallery is pleased to host Borders, an exhibition of paintings by Helen de Sybel.  Working in acrylic, oil, collage, charcoal and mixed media, she creates intense and forceful images, with an emphasis on the figure depicted in landscape or cityscape.  Colour, dynamic line and challenging themes forge a powerful connection with the onlooker.

Borders first grew out of a deeply felt reaction to the plight of the refugees in the ‘Calais Jungle’ (2016).  Through the medium of oil paint and collage she references the conditions of war and displacement that have driven many of these individuals and their families from their countries of origin to seek a better life.

“In this body of work, I have become interested in the separation between the figures which struggle to remain ‘whole’ and the surrounding hostile and unstable landscape in which they find themselves.”

The characters who populate these canvasses are highly ambiguous, in singles and in pairs, sometimes running, sometimes hiding or following or being followed.  Much is left open for the viewer to interpret in these charged, vital, expressionistic works.

As the series evolved, Helen has continued to delve into the interior world of metaphorical boundaries, of transgressions and borders crossed, of personal alienation.

About the artist     Helen de Sybel studied Art History in Italy and went on to train at Harrow and Camberwell School of Art where she gained a BA (hons) and was selected as part of Christie’s Pick of the Graduates.  She works from her studio in East London and exhibits regularly with galleries and as part of the Shoreditch Community.  She is currently Artist in Residence at St Martin`s Church, Gospel Oak, London, where she will be exhibiting an installation of twelve paintings based on the Old Testament.

Recent exhibitions include Works on Paper at the Shipton Gallery, and British Paintings II at the Project Space, Bermondsey.  Major projects have also included a series of collages based on Milton’s Paradise Lost, now in private collections in the UK and the US, and Urban Journeys (oil and mixed media), an exploration of the human condition depicted through uncertainty and isolation.

Gallery Talk: 6 July, 3.30-4.30pm      The artist will talk about the background to, and evolution of her work, including her techniques.  Chris Brice, Chair of the London Churches Refugee Fund, will discuss the work of this important charity, which will receive 30% of all artwork sales (www.lcrf.org.uk).  To book tickets:  www.hlsi.net/highgate-gallery.

For further information please contact:  helencdesybel@yahoo.com

Website:  http://www.helendesybel.co.uk

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Jul
3
Sat
Helen de Sybel: Borders @ Highgate Gallery
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Helen de Sybel: Borders.  25 June – 8 July. 

Highgate Gallery is pleased to host Borders, an exhibition of paintings by Helen de Sybel.  Working in acrylic, oil, collage, charcoal and mixed media, she creates intense and forceful images, with an emphasis on the figure depicted in landscape or cityscape.  Colour, dynamic line and challenging themes forge a powerful connection with the onlooker.

Borders first grew out of a deeply felt reaction to the plight of the refugees in the ‘Calais Jungle’ (2016).  Through the medium of oil paint and collage she references the conditions of war and displacement that have driven many of these individuals and their families from their countries of origin to seek a better life.

“In this body of work, I have become interested in the separation between the figures which struggle to remain ‘whole’ and the surrounding hostile and unstable landscape in which they find themselves.”

The characters who populate these canvasses are highly ambiguous, in singles and in pairs, sometimes running, sometimes hiding or following or being followed.  Much is left open for the viewer to interpret in these charged, vital, expressionistic works.

As the series evolved, Helen has continued to delve into the interior world of metaphorical boundaries, of transgressions and borders crossed, of personal alienation.

About the artist     Helen de Sybel studied Art History in Italy and went on to train at Harrow and Camberwell School of Art where she gained a BA (hons) and was selected as part of Christie’s Pick of the Graduates.  She works from her studio in East London and exhibits regularly with galleries and as part of the Shoreditch Community.  She is currently Artist in Residence at St Martin`s Church, Gospel Oak, London, where she will be exhibiting an installation of twelve paintings based on the Old Testament.

Recent exhibitions include Works on Paper at the Shipton Gallery, and British Paintings II at the Project Space, Bermondsey.  Major projects have also included a series of collages based on Milton’s Paradise Lost, now in private collections in the UK and the US, and Urban Journeys (oil and mixed media), an exploration of the human condition depicted through uncertainty and isolation.

Gallery Talk: 6 July, 3.30-4.30pm      The artist will talk about the background to, and evolution of her work, including her techniques.  Chris Brice, Chair of the London Churches Refugee Fund, will discuss the work of this important charity, which will receive 30% of all artwork sales (www.lcrf.org.uk).  To book tickets:  www.hlsi.net/highgate-gallery.

For further information please contact:  helencdesybel@yahoo.com

Website:  http://www.helendesybel.co.uk

Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.