11 South Grove
London N6 6BS
For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice. Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.
Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary. The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.
All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition. Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns. Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park. Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations. She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.” How times have changed.
Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.
Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.
For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk
Exhibition continues until 25 November. Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.