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Jan
27
Wed
Tom Scase – New Horizons @ Highgate Gallery
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting Tom Scase – New Horizons.  15-28 January 2021

Tom Scase’s recent works are vibrant and zestful and mark a welcome start to Highgate Gallery’s new year of shows, following the lockdowns and postponed shows of 2020.

Despite their joyful presentation, a darkly sinister undertone lingers beneath the playful surface marks in these paintings, creating strange landscapes where cloned sheep, menacing bees and warplanes are juxtaposed with abstract forms.  Materials used include paints, collage, ink, varnishes and natural substances such as tree bark and mud from Hampstead Heath.

Horizons, which are a preoccupation in many of the works, become a metaphor for ambition, for the future, for what lies beyond, the limitless limit…and when we look at them further, our perception of space – as well as our relationship with nature – is called into question.  Even Scase’s humour has an edge of danger, and we are constantly challenged about what reality it is we are facing.

Tom Scase is a Suffolk-born artist who has lived in Highgate for many years.  He won first prize with the New Contemporaries and Europa Prize, Belgium, and has exhibited widely including at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, Sandnes, Norway (with Derek Jarman), Southampton University, and at South Hill Park Arts Centre (Arts Council), the Cello Factory, the ICA and the RCA in London.  He is a member of the London Group, originally founded in 1913 by 32 artists including David Bomberg and Jacob Epstein.

For further information please contact tomscase@btopenworld.com

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

Jan
28
Thu
Tom Scase – New Horizons @ Highgate Gallery
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting Tom Scase – New Horizons.  15-28 January 2021

Tom Scase’s recent works are vibrant and zestful and mark a welcome start to Highgate Gallery’s new year of shows, following the lockdowns and postponed shows of 2020.

Despite their joyful presentation, a darkly sinister undertone lingers beneath the playful surface marks in these paintings, creating strange landscapes where cloned sheep, menacing bees and warplanes are juxtaposed with abstract forms.  Materials used include paints, collage, ink, varnishes and natural substances such as tree bark and mud from Hampstead Heath.

Horizons, which are a preoccupation in many of the works, become a metaphor for ambition, for the future, for what lies beyond, the limitless limit…and when we look at them further, our perception of space – as well as our relationship with nature – is called into question.  Even Scase’s humour has an edge of danger, and we are constantly challenged about what reality it is we are facing.

Tom Scase is a Suffolk-born artist who has lived in Highgate for many years.  He won first prize with the New Contemporaries and Europa Prize, Belgium, and has exhibited widely including at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, Sandnes, Norway (with Derek Jarman), Southampton University, and at South Hill Park Arts Centre (Arts Council), the Cello Factory, the ICA and the RCA in London.  He is a member of the London Group, originally founded in 1913 by 32 artists including David Bomberg and Jacob Epstein.

For further information please contact tomscase@btopenworld.com

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

Feb
1
Mon
13th Highgate Kyffin Williams Lecture: ‘Kyffin and Colour’ @ Virtual Zoom Event
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 13th Annual Kyffin Williams lecture will take place online at 7 pm on Monday the 1st of February 2021.  It will be delivered by Deri Tomos, Emeritus Professor at Bangor University, and his title will be: ‘Kyffin and Colour’.

Sir Kyffin Williams RA taught art at Highgate from 1944-73 before retiring to Anglesey, the place of his birth, to paint full-time.  He is remembered now as one of Wales’s best-loved artists.  The colours that Kyffin used were a key link between artist and observer.  Deri’s talk will focus on colour in nature and our perception of it, which are a universal part of human experience.  He will investigate current scientific knowledge of the way in which the eye and brain generate the sensation of colour from the electromagnetic quantum field.  Along the way he will consider why the world appears to us in the colours we observe, how variation occurs within the human species and beyond and whether the impression of colour can be altered – as may have been the case with Kyffin’s medication for epilepsy.

Brought up in Cardiff, Deri Tomos studied Natural Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge and stayed to complete a PhD in plant biochemistry.  After subsequently joining the University College of North Wales in Bangor as a research fellow, he was ultimately appointed to be the W. Charles Evans Professor of Physiological Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences, retiring in 2016.  Along the way he undertook visiting fellowships in Australia, America and Germany, and has some 120 academic publications on plant cell biophysics and biochemistry to his name.  Deri has had a career-long interest in popularisation of science through the medium of Welsh via broadcasts, lectures and articles.  In recognition of his efforts he was awarded the National Eisteddfod’s Science and Technology Medal in 2017.

Marie Curie Hampstead Hospice – talk by Fiona Venus @ Zoom - online
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Marie Curie Hampstead
Hospice

Monday 1st February 2021   7.30 pm

Fiona Venus, Fundraising Engagement Lead at the Marie Curie Hampstead Hospice, will provide an outline of the work of the charity, the history of the Hampstead Hospice, what it does, how it has adapted through the pandemic and how it is funded.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marie-curie-hampstead-hospice-tickets-134900578261

Feb
8
Mon
Life of a Radio Producer – talk by Harrison Stock of the BBC @ Zoom - online
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

8th February: Life of a  Radio Producer – Harrison Stock of the BBC

Link will be on www.highgatesociety.com

Feb
15
Mon
Let’s Do It – A Valentine’s Celebration on zoom @ Zoom - online
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Let’s Do It – A Valentine’s Celebration

Link will be on www.highgatesociety.com

Feb
22
Mon
The Reunion – the early days of Jacksons Lane – zoom talk @ Zoom - online
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The  Reunion – the early days of Jacksons Lane

Link will be on www.highgatesociety.com

Mar
1
Mon
Noah’s Ark Hospice @ Zoom - online
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Noah’s Ark Hospice – talk

Link will be on www.highgatesociety.com

Mar
8
Mon
Usbourne Books – zoom talk @ Zoom - online
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Usbourne Books

Link will be on www.highgatesociety.com

Mar
15
Mon
History of Upstairs at the Gatehouse – zoom talk @ Zoom - online
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

History of Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Link will be on www.highgatesociety.com