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Sep
21
Mon
Traveller’s Tales – Mongolia – talk by Betty Pires @ On Zoom
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monday 21st September 2020   7.00 pm

Completely landlocked, surrounded by Russia and China, and known as the Land of Blue Skies, Mongolia is noted for its vast rugged expanses  that link land and sky and is one of the last few places on the planet where nomadic life is still a living tradition. With the lowest population density among all independent countries in the world, it is this vast and majestic emptiness that is the country’s enduring appeal, bringing the traveller, as it does, into a close communion with nature and its nomadic inhabitants.  Join Betty Pires as she takes you on tour, via Zoom, through the fabled land of Genghis Khan, Emperor of the Mongol Empire, who established the largest contiguous empire in history.  Betty will take you through the massive Gobi Desert and the shores of Lake Hovsgol,  the ruins of Kharakhorum, site of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire, the scenic Flaming Cliffs where Roy Chapman Andrews found the first ever dinosaur eggs and listen to traditional “throat singing”

This is an online Zoom event. (Click here for advice on how to participate.)

Pre-booking on Eventbrite is essential – click here. The Zoom meeting link will be sent by email on or before the day of the event.

Sep
22
Tue
What’s in a Jug? Paintings and etchings by Jason Sumray @ Highgate Gallery
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image: detail from ‘Spoons Looking Right’ © Jason Sumray, oil on canvas. All rights reserved

What’s in a Jug?  Paintings and etchings by Jason Sumray     11-24 September 2020

For his Highgate Gallery show ‘What’s in a Jug?’ Jason Sumray brings together a series of oil paintings and etchings that are invented Still Lifes.  He takes ordinary objects and gives them new meanings;  grouping and juxtaposing them as if they are protagonists in table-top dramas.

The series began with an interest in images where the human presence was still strongly felt but figures were absent.  Drawers are half open, stools and chairs empty, plates, cutlery, jugs and serviettes left on the dinner table.  Jason’s purpose was not to create a direct or distinguishable narrative, but rather to offer triggers that evoke potential meaning.  In time, he has become more concerned with a different kind of ‘narrative’ played out in his imaginary theatre world of objects;  where, in the tradition of Still Life, the things seem to exist autonomously regardless of human involvement, and what is important is their relationship to one another and to the empty space.

Several paintings in the exhibition deal with a preoccupation with the theme of ‘Spilt Strawberries and Cream’;  images that were begun as a response to Chardin’s quietly evocative ‘Basket of Wild Strawberries’ (1761).  Jason felt he wanted to upset Chardin’s delicate and finely balanced conical construction.

Jason’s interest in the language of light and dark has been extended into the discipline of etching using solely black ink.  He loves the blackness of the medium and how it’s possible to play with the way the forms emerge or disappear into the darkness, where edges are lost and then re-emerge.  He etches from his paintings;  they inform each other.

Jason Sumray lives and paints in North London.  He has exhibited in various galleries in London and elsewhere and has been shortlisted for a number of Open Competitions.  He won the Discerning Drawing Bursary in 2011 and was joint winner of the Marshwood Arts Award in 2017.  His series of paintings based on Samuel Beckett’s ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ were exhibited as part of the inaugural International Beckett Festival, Enniskillen, NI, in 2012.  In 2016 his Fisherman paintings were shown in the Fishing Museum in Cromer.  Jason gained his Masters in Fine Art from the Sir John Cass School of Art and was awarded Distinction for his research on the nature of symbolism and metaphor in paintings.  In 2016 he was proud to curate the exhibition of paintings of his friend and mentor Ron Delavigne at the Highgate Gallery.

For further information please contact Jasonsumray@yahoo.co.uk www.jasonsumray.com

Belonging and Not Belonging @ On Zoom
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
23
Wed
What’s in a Jug? Paintings and etchings by Jason Sumray @ Highgate Gallery
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image: detail from ‘Spoons Looking Right’ © Jason Sumray, oil on canvas. All rights reserved

What’s in a Jug?  Paintings and etchings by Jason Sumray     11-24 September 2020

For his Highgate Gallery show ‘What’s in a Jug?’ Jason Sumray brings together a series of oil paintings and etchings that are invented Still Lifes.  He takes ordinary objects and gives them new meanings;  grouping and juxtaposing them as if they are protagonists in table-top dramas.

The series began with an interest in images where the human presence was still strongly felt but figures were absent.  Drawers are half open, stools and chairs empty, plates, cutlery, jugs and serviettes left on the dinner table.  Jason’s purpose was not to create a direct or distinguishable narrative, but rather to offer triggers that evoke potential meaning.  In time, he has become more concerned with a different kind of ‘narrative’ played out in his imaginary theatre world of objects;  where, in the tradition of Still Life, the things seem to exist autonomously regardless of human involvement, and what is important is their relationship to one another and to the empty space.

Several paintings in the exhibition deal with a preoccupation with the theme of ‘Spilt Strawberries and Cream’;  images that were begun as a response to Chardin’s quietly evocative ‘Basket of Wild Strawberries’ (1761).  Jason felt he wanted to upset Chardin’s delicate and finely balanced conical construction.

Jason’s interest in the language of light and dark has been extended into the discipline of etching using solely black ink.  He loves the blackness of the medium and how it’s possible to play with the way the forms emerge or disappear into the darkness, where edges are lost and then re-emerge.  He etches from his paintings;  they inform each other.

Jason Sumray lives and paints in North London.  He has exhibited in various galleries in London and elsewhere and has been shortlisted for a number of Open Competitions.  He won the Discerning Drawing Bursary in 2011 and was joint winner of the Marshwood Arts Award in 2017.  His series of paintings based on Samuel Beckett’s ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ were exhibited as part of the inaugural International Beckett Festival, Enniskillen, NI, in 2012.  In 2016 his Fisherman paintings were shown in the Fishing Museum in Cromer.  Jason gained his Masters in Fine Art from the Sir John Cass School of Art and was awarded Distinction for his research on the nature of symbolism and metaphor in paintings.  In 2016 he was proud to curate the exhibition of paintings of his friend and mentor Ron Delavigne at the Highgate Gallery.

For further information please contact Jasonsumray@yahoo.co.uk www.jasonsumray.com

Sep
24
Thu
What’s in a Jug? Paintings and etchings by Jason Sumray @ Highgate Gallery
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image: detail from ‘Spoons Looking Right’ © Jason Sumray, oil on canvas. All rights reserved

What’s in a Jug?  Paintings and etchings by Jason Sumray     11-24 September 2020

For his Highgate Gallery show ‘What’s in a Jug?’ Jason Sumray brings together a series of oil paintings and etchings that are invented Still Lifes.  He takes ordinary objects and gives them new meanings;  grouping and juxtaposing them as if they are protagonists in table-top dramas.

The series began with an interest in images where the human presence was still strongly felt but figures were absent.  Drawers are half open, stools and chairs empty, plates, cutlery, jugs and serviettes left on the dinner table.  Jason’s purpose was not to create a direct or distinguishable narrative, but rather to offer triggers that evoke potential meaning.  In time, he has become more concerned with a different kind of ‘narrative’ played out in his imaginary theatre world of objects;  where, in the tradition of Still Life, the things seem to exist autonomously regardless of human involvement, and what is important is their relationship to one another and to the empty space.

Several paintings in the exhibition deal with a preoccupation with the theme of ‘Spilt Strawberries and Cream’;  images that were begun as a response to Chardin’s quietly evocative ‘Basket of Wild Strawberries’ (1761).  Jason felt he wanted to upset Chardin’s delicate and finely balanced conical construction.

Jason’s interest in the language of light and dark has been extended into the discipline of etching using solely black ink.  He loves the blackness of the medium and how it’s possible to play with the way the forms emerge or disappear into the darkness, where edges are lost and then re-emerge.  He etches from his paintings;  they inform each other.

Jason Sumray lives and paints in North London.  He has exhibited in various galleries in London and elsewhere and has been shortlisted for a number of Open Competitions.  He won the Discerning Drawing Bursary in 2011 and was joint winner of the Marshwood Arts Award in 2017.  His series of paintings based on Samuel Beckett’s ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ were exhibited as part of the inaugural International Beckett Festival, Enniskillen, NI, in 2012.  In 2016 his Fisherman paintings were shown in the Fishing Museum in Cromer.  Jason gained his Masters in Fine Art from the Sir John Cass School of Art and was awarded Distinction for his research on the nature of symbolism and metaphor in paintings.  In 2016 he was proud to curate the exhibition of paintings of his friend and mentor Ron Delavigne at the Highgate Gallery.

For further information please contact Jasonsumray@yahoo.co.uk www.jasonsumray.com

A Streetcar Named Desire – film @ HLSI
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
25
Fri
Handmade In Highgate, The Summer Fair 2020 @ The Highgate Literary & Scientific Instition
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Handmade In Highgate, The Summer Fair 2020 @ The Highgate Literary & Scientific Instition

Handmade in Highgate the Summer  Fair 2020 will take place on 25 – 27 September. Come and find some of the UK’s most talented designer/makers at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome.

Times:

Friday 25 September: 5pm – 8pm

Saturday 26 September: 10am – 6pm

Sunday 27 September: 11am – 5pm

Sep
26
Sat
Handmade In Highgate, The Summer Fair 2020 @ The Highgate Literary & Scientific Instition
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Handmade In Highgate, The Summer Fair 2020 @ The Highgate Literary & Scientific Instition

Handmade in Highgate the Summer  Fair 2020 will take place on 25 – 27 September. Come and find some of the UK’s most talented designer/makers at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome.

Times:

Friday 25 September: 5pm – 8pm

Saturday 26 September: 10am – 6pm

Sunday 27 September: 11am – 5pm

Sep
27
Sun
Handmade In Highgate, The Summer Fair 2020 @ The Highgate Literary & Scientific Instition
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Handmade In Highgate, The Summer Fair 2020 @ The Highgate Literary & Scientific Instition

Handmade in Highgate the Summer  Fair 2020 will take place on 25 – 27 September. Come and find some of the UK’s most talented designer/makers at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome.

Times:

Friday 25 September: 5pm – 8pm

Saturday 26 September: 10am – 6pm

Sunday 27 September: 11am – 5pm

Sep
29
Tue
Actions for a Zero Carbon Future @ On Zoom
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
1
Thu
Fusion Power – Within our Grasp? @ HLSI
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
4
Sun
Exhibition – Jonathan & Ariella Green @ HLSI
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beauty gives me Courage – Gallery Talk & On Zoom @ HLSI and on zoom
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
6
Tue
Exhibition – Jonathan & Ariella Green @ HLSI
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Derek Jarman’s Amazing Garden @ On Zoom
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
8
Thu
Exhibition – Jonathan & Ariella Green @ HLSI
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Debate: New Challenges to the Economy @ On Zoom
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
11
Sun
Exhibition – Jonathan & Ariella Green @ HLSI
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Symbolisation of Love – Gallery Talk @ HLSI and On Zoom
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
13
Tue
Exhibition – Jonathan & Ariella Green @ HLSI
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Women’s Battles to be Doctors @ On Zoom
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
20
Tue
Exhibition – Susie Breen @ HLSI
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mussolini and Fascism @ On Zoom
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm