Small Works: Paintings, drawings & prints

IAP Fine Art

3 Nov – 2 Dec 2017

This exhibition displays the breadth of Chris Gollon’s works on paper, smaller works on canvas and his printmaking techniques. Pictured: ‘Woman With Mask (II)’ by Chris Gollon, 16″ x 12″ (41 x 30cm) acrylic on Khadi paper 2016. Also showing: selected smaller paintings, drawings and prints by Maggi Hambling, Peter Howson; plus prints by Hockney, Matisse, Picasso & Sutherland. Stone sculptures by Mel Fraser and fine jewellery by Paul Hatton.  This exhibition is kindly supported by Thomas Carroll Club Signature and The Property Drop

Open: Thurs & Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4 or by appointment. For enquiries, 01600 772005 or info@iapfineart.com or www.iapfineart.com

Gollon At Henley – A Celebration

Following his unexpected death, to celebrate Chris Gollon’s life and work, the award-winning River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames, has re-arranged its exhibition schedule to display his painting of the Henley Royal Regatta, which it commissioned in 2008 and is now part of the Museum’s permanent collection that includes works by Dufy, Piper and Trevelyan. They have also displayed an example from each of the the four editions of silk-screen studies Chris Gollon produced on his way to completing the main work. Since most people’s experience of the Henley Royal Regatta is losing (there are no silver or bronze medals), Chris Gollon chose to depict and focus upon the losing rowers. ‘Gollon At Henley’ (pictured right in the current display, 36″ x 48″, 91 x 122cm, acrylic on canvas 2008) was unveiled in 2008 to much acclaim, including this excellent review by Simon Barnes: The Times. To view all the painting studies and for further information, click: Gollon At Henley. IAP Fine Art, published the four editions of silk-screen studies, some of which are available and can be viewed here: Studies.  The River & Rowing Museum is open daily 10am – 5pm: Location & Times.

St Ethelflaeda (Diptych) for Romsey Abbey

ROMSEY ABBEY, Church Lane, ROMSEY, Hampshire. SO51 8EP & open Mon – Sat 07.30am – 6pm, Sun 11-6pm. Free entry.

Created as site-specific and shown a first time in the Abbey is a  new diptych of St Ethelflaeda, Abbess of Romsey at the time of the first millennium, painted by Chris Gollon specifically for Romsey Abbey. Gollon’s diptych looks at the episode recounted of her candle blowing out and St Ethelflaeda then reading the Bible by the light emanating from her hand.

Fourteen Stations of the Cross

Chris Gollon’s fourteen paintings of the Stations of the Cross are permanently installed in the Church of St John on Bethnal Green, which is a beautiful grade-one listed church designed by Sir John Soane and located next to the Museum of Childhood. It is open to visitors Saturday 10-1pm, or during services. To read more about the story of this unusual major commission, click here.