Eric Clapton opens Philippe Mora’s exhibition
18 September 2008
The Gallery’s new exhibition, Philippe Mora: Then and Now – Works from 1960s London to Los Angeles Today, was opened by the artist’s old friend Eric Clapton.
Clapton reminisced about their sharing a flat in the 1960s at The Pheasantry, a bohemian mansion in the King’s Road, Chelsea, saying that the movie Trouble in Molopolis, which starred many protagonists of the period, including Germaine Greer, was “the document of our time”.
It was a period when Australians seemed to be everywhere: “in fine arts, music and theatre, in conventional, avant garde and counter culture … a combined outburst of Australian creativity hitting foreign shores.” This Australian exodus included Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer, Clive James, Richard Neville, Robert Hughes, Marsha Rowe and Bruce Beresford. Press: The Age
Georgia Russell in Holland Paper Biennial 2008
Until 14 September 2008
Gallery artist Georgia Russell is currently included in the Holland Paper Biennial 2008 at the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Photographs by Jane England
Gallery curator and director Jane England has an exhibition of her early photographs, together with vortographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn, at the Ancient & Modern gallery, London EC1.
Rego acquired by the British Museum
A rare early work on paper by Paula Rego from a private collection has been acquired by the British Museum from the gallery.
Stuart Brisley in the British Museum
The British Museum has acquired five works on paper by Stuart Brisley from England & Co. The works address political issues, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ireland and the IRA, and the British monarchy.
Clive James: browsing at England & Co
What started as a personal archive has expanded into cyberspace as author, critic and collector Clive James shares his enthusiasms with a worldwide readership at clivejames.com. The site has sections entitled Text, Video, Audio – and Gallery, which features England & Co artists Albert Herbert, Georgia Russell and Geneviève Seillé.
Abbassy’s Persian Perspective in New York
24 February–16 March 2008
Samira Abbassy is one of the artists currently featured in the Persian Arts Festival in New York. Four of her new works can be seen in Weaving the Common Thread at the Queens Museum of Art. Subtitled Perspectives from Iranian Artists, the exhibition explores the influence of the post-revolutionary Iranian diaspora on contemporary Persian art.
Stuart Brisley’s Crossings
12 February–5 April 2008
Stuart Brisley‘s new exhibition Crossings at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton offers a compelling account of two tragedies: the sinking of two famous 20th-century ships, the RMS Titanic and the MV Estonia. In the sound installation Touching Black Ice, Brisley explores the legacy of the Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage after leaving Southampton in 1912. His new film Estonia retraces the story of the sinking of the ferry in the Baltic in 1994 and “combines the dread of the event with the strangeness of revisiting a site of disaster”.