Brenda Emmanus, Art & Culture correspondent for BBC1 News came to St John on Bethnal Green to interview Chris Gollon and Fr Alan Green about the permanent installation of Chris’s Fourteen Stations of the Cross in this beautiful grade-one listed church designed by Sir John Soane, located next to the V&A’s Museum of Childhood, London. BBC1 News on April 9th 2009.
BBC1 TV News coverage of a national touring exhibition of paintings entitled ‘Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible’ by British artist Chris Gollon. The powerful exhibition, which visitors to Chichester Cathedral enjoyed in summer 2015, explores the experiences of women in the Bible and is a collection of seventeen new artworks. Interviews with both Chris Gollon and The Reverend Canon Dr Anthony Cane.
Chris Gollon gives an amazing whirlwind masterclass tutorial in painting ‘The Party’.
Chris Gollon paints the Diptych ‘Radiators and Drains’. Unusually he finds it quite hard to get exactly what he had envisioned, but ends up happy with something quite different.
Interview for the artistic ‘boundary crossing’ with Chinese classical accordionist and composer Yi Yao and British Artist Chris Gollon. Original composition © Yi Yao. Original painting © Chris Gollon. The final installation: a 41ft (12.5m) long painting and a 20-minute musical composition was launched at the Henley Festival, Henley-on-Thames, (UK) in July 2014.
Two-minute footage of a morcel of Yi Yao’s 20-minute musical composition with a detail of Chris Gollon’s 41ft (12.5m) painting, which formed part of their LIVE installation piece launched at the prestigious Henley Festival, Henley-on-Thames (UK), July 2014.
This film was made as Chris Gollon battled against the clock to finish before Easter his 8-year commission for Fourteen Stations of the Cross for St John on Bethnal Green, a grade-one listed church in east London designed by Sir John Soane, next to the Museum of Childhood. It includes interviews with Chris Gollon and Fr Alan Green.
Chris Gollon takes us through the steps to make a ‘Monotype’- a little known one-off print technique. It was a genre he both mastered and innovated considerably. Some of the monotype techniques he discovered in ink he re-imported into his painting techniques in acrylic, as seen in the films of his painting ‘The Party’ and also a still life.
In 2008, the award-winning River & Rowing Museum commissioned Chris Gollon to paint the Henley Royal Regatta for its permanent art collection, to hang alongside Raoul Dufy’s painting of the same spectacle. In this film, Gollon creates new silkscreen studies for his major commission painting the ‘Gollon At Henley’, which can be seen on the Collections page of www.chrisgollon.com
In 2010, Chris Gollon returned to work with printmakers Ian & Jan Wilkinson at the Goldmark Atelier, where in just 3 days he produced 30 monotypes of astounding originality both in technique and imagery.
Chris Gollon skillfully paints a still life from imagination. He takes us through the different decisions and techniques involved in the making of a still life painting.