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We are hiring

September 27, 2022

Everard Read London is recruiting a driven, energetic and highly organised Gallery Assistant who will be responsible for a wide range of administrative duties to ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the gallery. If you are interested in joining our team, please read the full job description in the pdf below.

Instructions on how to apply are in the pdf, and the application deadline is Tuesday 11 October 2022.

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Press: | Bronze, Steel and Stone at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens in Kent Life Magazine

July 1, 2022

Bronze, Steel and Stone at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens features in the July Edition of Kent Life Magazine.

This outdoor sculpture exhibition continues the gallery’s practice of presenting sculpture in spectacular landscapes where they can be appreciated in a natural setting.

June 1 – September 25, 2022.

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John Meyer | Elizabeth, A Sovereign’s Journey | The National Horseracing Museum | June 7 – September 5

June 16, 2022

This summer, The National Horseracing Museum will be exhibiting a series of paintings by John Meyer about Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in her Platinum Jubilee year. Comprising 11 paintings about Her Majesty, the collection explores her life from childhood to Sovereign focusing on her love of country, family, horses and corgis and her dedication to her duty.

The artist says of the exhibition: “It was my original intention to paint a series of works depicting the Queen in informal and unguarded moments, in the company of her family and the things she loves. As it developed, it became apparent that my compositions needed to extend to her life of duty as well, something that is abundantly clear from her unswerving dedication to her people and her country.

I approached it as a narrative of her long life (as far as that is possible in eleven paintings). The challenges were many. Researching early periods of the narrative and linking them in a realistic way, so as to maintain continuity, was especially challenging. To make the series work as a collection of believable episodes, required works of an informal nature, as from a film, to tie it all together.

I feel privileged to have been able to paint this collection, and the many months of immersing myself in this project were particularly satisfying and rewarding.”

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NIC BLADEN | Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris

June 7, 2022

An exquisite example of South African artist, Nic Bladen's botanical bronze sculptures is currently on show in an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris, running from June to September 2022.

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Press: | Brett Murray talks with Caterina Pereira and Alexander Matthews of Tongues.cc about free speech, social media and his latest exhibition with Everard Read London, Limbo.

May 27, 2022 - Caterina Pereira and Alexander Matthews

Press: | Brett Murray talks with Caterina Pereira and Alexander Matthews of Tongues.cc about free speech, social media and his latest exhibition with Everard Read London, Limbo.

Tonguess.cc who celebrate ‘the rebels, the dreamers, the pioneers and provocateurs’ ask Murray about his conflictions creating such a sentimental body of work, a grand departure from his political past –

‘I’m 60-years-old: I can fucking be sentimental if I want to. I love my family and I’m telling the world that, and that’s fine because that’s what you have to do, especially in the context of a fucking global pandemic [where] you don’t know what’s coming… you inevitably imbue in this innate material who you are … it’s playful, but it’s filled with pathos and it’s deep and it’s very light and it’s poppy, but it’s also serious…. All those contradictions hopefully add up to an idea, I suppose, of my vision of the world or my idiosyncratic understanding of the world. [In] this last body of work there was definitely pathos, sadness, anxiety.”

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Press: | Beezy Bailey speaks to Georgina Godwin at Globalist 24 on Monocle Radio to discuss his concurrent exhibitions at Boughton House and Everard Read London.

May 23, 2022 - Georgina Godwin

Sat in the gallery of Everard Read London, the pair talk through the colour and light of South Africa that comes through in the artist’s paintings, the poetic titles of Let there be Light, and the musical inspiration behind the work.

‘Well this work here at the Everard Read gallery absolutely sings with life and you can hear the music, you can see the figures dancing to it and moving to it, the colour just pops out at you’.

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Press: | Sasha Hartslief features in Enuma Okoro’s article for the Financial Times, 'Decisions and the bigger picture: All our choices are made within a wider context that means we can never know quite where they will take us’

May 20, 2022 - Enuma Okoro

Okuro uses Fleeting Moment, an artwork made for Hartslief’s recent exhibition with Everard Read London, Shadows and Reflections, to discuss the decisions we make in the quiet moments of the everyday –

‘I love the quiet, dimly lit painting “Fleeting Moment”, by contemporary South African artist Sasha Hartslief. She employs deft brushstrokes in muted tones to create atmospheres where light and shadow play off one another, tenderly capturing moments plucked from daily life. Moments that remind us of the inherent complexity of living with ourselves. Her characters are rarely aware of a viewer, immersed in their own worlds, but worlds any of us might easily slip into — because they feel like fragments from the simple but layered business of being human.

In “Fleeting Moment”, a slim, solitary woman stands in a pocket of a softly lit room with her back to us. Everything is painted in soft hues of brown, yellow and green. The woman’s hands are on her waist and her head is slightly bent. Her posture suggests a certain disquiet. Pausing to stand in the middle of the room reveals she’s lost in thought about something. Whatever it is, it is likely to require a decision from her on what to say or do next.’

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Press: | Forbes : ‘Beezy Bailey’s Balm For A Mad World, Boughton House, Northamptonshire’ by Joanne Shurvell

May 18, 2022 - Joanne Shurvell

Having walked through Bailey’s Let there be Light at Boughton House with the artist, Forbes travel and culture contributor, Joanne Shurvell writes –

‘The works at Boughton House and in the London gallery are eclectic, both in themes and materials used, which include enamel, oil and house paint and varnishes. The paintings show figures within imaginary landscapes yet there is a strong link to Beezy’s South African heritage with near extinct African animals in the paintings and a common motif is spheres representing fallen angels. These fallen angels can be seen as representative of the country Beezy came from as well as of those whose actions have contributed to the problems of our planet as a whole. These fallen angels are transformed into bronze sculptural works reminiscent of Alberto Giacometti, including the upside down angel sculpture on the lawn, in a brilliant Yves Klein blue. Beezy Bailey describes his art as “balm for a mad world” and we can all use some of that.’

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Considering Art Podcast

Press: | Bob Chaundy of the Considering Art podcast talks to Beezy Bailey about the artist’s family roots, his collaborations with rockstars, and his response to exhibiting in an English Historic home.

May 16, 2022 - Bob Chaundy

As part of a continuing series showcasing the best of London’s public and commercial art exhibitions,  Chaundy considers how the South African multi-media artist has come to exhibit at the ‘English Versailles’.

From learning to draw at the Byam Shaw School of Art through to exhibiting in New York with Dave Matthews, the podcast reveals how Bailey’s fascinating encounters and experiences have made him the established artist that he is today.

 

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Times Article

Press: | Beezy Bailey’s current exhibition, Let there be Light, reviewed by Sue de Groot at the Sunday Times.

May 15, 2022 - Sue de Groot

With the backdrop of two concurrent exhibitions in London and Boughton House, the article explores Bailey’s journey to becoming one of SA’s most prolific and interesting artists.

“I’m a peddler of beauty. That’s my job. It might sound a bit corny, but I try to find light and magic in my work. This has been an ongoing theme throughout my life.”

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