= The Crawford Arts Review: November 2014

Sunday, 30 November 2014

TALKS @ DIFFERENT’ Monday 1st December @ 6.30 pm
'Increasing the Value of your property' Examining the way design and art can integrate with your property to enhance the value.
Cordelia Hanel, owner of Studio Hanel and Karina Phillips, owner of Gallery DIFFERENT

The ibis 'Sleep Art' Exhibition Ends Sunday 30 November, 9am to 5pm What do you do with your dreams? Forget them, including the bit you 'wanted' to remember? Join a Meetup in dream interpretation? Base a piece of writing around them?

Down at Gallery Different, a group of 11 artists have been busy all week setting their dreams down in paint and other media.

It all started when ibis Hotels commissioned a bed. Their engineers came up with the Sweet Bed. The artists were all hosted for a night at ibis London Blackfriars. The resulting 'dream works' form the core of the exhibition. 

The second part of the commission required that the artists spend a night in the gallery itself at 14 Percy Street and, inspired by their dreams, create a second work. 

'The Creative Never Sleeps' is Bettina Stuurman's defiant response. Rutie Borthwick ('Untitled') draws all over her pillows. Carne Griffiths and David Bray portray idealised portraits of the female muse. One artist, apparently sleepless owing to the noise and plate smashing coming from a nearby Greek Restaurant, has gathered up a primary palette and painted all over one of the gallery walls. This is Fitzrovia.

Percy Street from inside Gallery Different

Gallery Different interior
with Sweet Bed on the left

The Krah, 'The Ancestors of god Morpheus'
(detail) © the artist and Gallery Different

Gallery Different
14 Percy Street
between Charlotte Street and Tottenham Court Road
London W1
apart from the pillows, and the gallery wall, all the art is for sale

Monday, 24 November 2014

Some current exhibitions:

15 Nov to 14 Dec        Darwin's Dream, Kaes van Mechelen, St Pancras New
Until Sun 4 Jan           Mirrorcity, Hayward Gallery

Until 18 Jan                Egon Schiele, Courtauld Institute

Until 18 Jan                Late Rembrandt, National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Weekend on Art at the Southbank

Hayward Gallery opening hours today and tomorrow 11am to 7pm

At the Hayward: Late night Thursday 20 and Friday 21 until 8pm

Final day of the Tracey Emin exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey Sunday 16 November

Closing Saturday 15th November at 5pm

Set up to commemorate the military sacrifice of WW1 and running over this year's Remembrance Sunday, the exhibition is due to close later today.

Living Legends/Lest We Forget is the work of Royal British Society of Sculptors' Member Louise Giblin. Louise casts from life and the results, looking at her subjects - Michael Portillo, Lord Colin Moynihan, Heather Mills, as well as military veterans from wars and armed conflicts from Bosnia to Afghanistan - is a refreshingly light look at the horrors of conflict - and their aftermath.

The great and the good will all have visited.

Gallery Different
14 Percy Street
London W1
The Gallery is located just off the Tottenham Court Road in the Fitzrovia Art Hub.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

This Friday's Late at the British Museum

On Fridays, many British Museum Galleries open until 20.30.

This coming Friday 14 November:

    18.00.  Ming Late: courtly pleasures

    Free / Late / Great Court

    19.00. Tastes of Ming China

    Book now / Free / Lecture / BP Lecture Theatre

Free spotlight tours also take place every Friday, 20-minute tours introducing different areas of the collection, led by volunteers.

    The Parthenon spotlight tour 
    Enlightenment spotlight tour
    Rosetta Stone spotlight tour 
    Death in Egypt spotlight tour

Plus: drinks, snacks, crêpes and ice creams on the Museum's forecourt (weather permitting) between 17.30 and 20.15, or dinner in the Great Court Restaurant.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Art to end the week - can you think of a better way?

On Fridays, the National Gallery opens until 9 pm. The National Café is open too and you can participate in guided tours and talks, listen to live music, and relax at the bar in the Sainsbury Wing Foyer.

PLUS special event on Friday 7, view Pieter de Hooch's The Courtyard of a House in Delft, 1658.