Monday, 30 May 2022

Always On My Mind: An Exhibition In Aid of The National Brain Appeal

 In July 2022, London's Fitzrovia Gallery will play host to a special exhibition called, Always On My Mind...

Get in contact via: if you're interested in buying a work from the show.

 Above image: A framed Nick Cave screen print of 'Elvis' This print is edition Number 126 (of an edition 300). In 2019 Mr Cave revealed 'Always On My Mind' by Elvis Presley was one of his top ten favourite singles of all time. More info: here

Above: Framed Pye painting "I Still Miss SomeoneVersion 2. (with apologies to Frida Kahlo) available to buy for a piffling £600 Acrylic on Canvas March 2022, Size (including frame): 53cm x 46 cm

Above: Tracey Williams, Harry Pye, and Sasha Bowles.

Above: James Johnston with his painting "Conspirators"

More News About The Works In The Show Soon

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Once We Were Kings

 Harry Pye presents a collection of Kings...
Above: King Harold (20 x 16)

Above: King Edward (16 x 20)
Above: King of Comedy (16 X 20)
Above: King of Rock & Roll
Above: Martin Luther King

More soon!

Thursday, 3 March 2022

Barry Thompson at Tate Modern

Barry Thompson earned an MA from the Royal College of Art and a BA from University of East London. He has had solo shows with Rachmaninoff’s Smith/Arnatt, London in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013. Previous group shows include There is a place…, New Art Gallery, Walsall and Hope & Despair, Cell Project Space, London. Thompson was the sixth recipient of the Jessica Wilkes Award, which provided a major opportunity, funded and managed by Acme Studios to the value of £10,000, for an Acme tenant to develop their practice. 

1) Above: A soldier drawn by Barry in 2013 (10.5 x 14 inches)

2) Above: 'Endymion'  made in 2007 17 x 11 inches

3) Above: Date and Title unknown (13 x 10.5 inches)

4) Above: Size: 21 inches x 17 inches. (Date and Title unknown)

5) Above: Size: 11 x 8 inches (Date and Title unknown).

Barry's work is going to be exhibited as part of the 'Love and Loss' themed Inside Job exhibition curated by Jasmine Kee, Lou Montignac, Cristina Petrella, Kenneth Price, and Andrew Wyatt. It's a show of work made by Tate staff that you can see at Level 5 of the Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern. On Thursday 17th, Fri 18th, Sat 19th, sun 20th, Mon 21st Tues 22nd and Wed 23rd The Inside Job exhibition will be open to the public between 12 to 6pm. For more info:

Thursday, 3 February 2022

Willing To Perform Songs About Love And Loss at the opening night of INSIDE JOB

There are two acts who are up for performing a couple of songs at the opening night of the Inside Job show at Tate Modern: 'Lovers of the Fancy' and Gustavo Montagnini.

Lovers of the Fancy are a trio led by Richard Lamy (who worked front of house at Tate Britain for a decade). The drummer of this band is James Lawson whose day job is at the info and tickets desk at Tate Britain. The band are "Sensational Bluesabilly Trio bring you Syncopated Swamp Beat and Victoriana Stomp." You can see a promo vid made for the band: here


Gustavo Montagnini can be seen performing The Beatles song 'A Day In The Life': here: 

Gustavo worked in the book shop at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He was born in Brazil and now resides in London.

Lovers of the Fancy want to perform a cover of "Into My Arms" (originally by Nick Cave) and dedicate it to their Tate Mate Barry Thompson who sadly died last year, 

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Boxing Day Came Early This Year

Below are four collaborative paintings that were made in 2006/2007 that were recently found in a loft. The paintings of boxers were based on bouts between; Ezzard Charles and Jersey Joe Walcott, Rocky Marciano and Jersey Joe WolcottColin Jones Vs Milton 'Iceman' McCroryAlan Minter and Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

Above painting: Mikey Georgeson Vs Harry Pye

Above painting: Marcus Cope Vs Harry Pye

Above painting: Harry Pye Vs Rowland Smith

Above painting: Guy Allott Vs Harry Pye
Some Boxing Quotes...

John Conteh: "I'm going down so often these days you'd think I was making a blue movie."
Rocky Marciano: "Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds when you can knock him out in 1?"
Marvin Hagler: "Nothing can intimidate me. I just go out and destruct and destroy."
Alan Minter: "Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Life Between Islands at Tate Britain

Life Between Islands at Tate Britain (1/12/21 to 14/22)

Life Between Islands opens next week. I was super lucky to have a sneaky peak today. The show features great works by; Tam Joseph, Frank Bowling, Denzil Forrester, Lisa Brice, Hurvin Anderson and many more. I was very moved by the 56 minute film by The Oliath Group. This powerful show is definitely worth seeing - don't miss out.

 Above: work by Zak Ove (La Jablesse, 2013)

List of contributing artists;

Image: One:

Image Two (below) Harry with blanket by Alberta Whittle

Image Three: Peter Doig painting...

Image Four: Doig Prints...

Image Five: work by Alberta Whittle ("Road Openers") 2019.

Image Six: Alberta Whittle's Celestial Meditations 2017

Tate Britain says: "This exhibition explores the work of artists from the Caribbean who made their home in Britain, alongside other British artists whose work has been influenced and inspired by Caribbean themes and heritage.

Spanning visionary paintings to documentary photography, fashion, film and sculpture, Life Between Islands traces the extraordinary breadth and impact of Caribbean British art, in one setting.

This exhibition celebrates how people from the Caribbean have forged new communities and identities in post-war Britain – and in doing so have transformed what British culture and society looks like today.

The exhibition features over 40 artists, including Aubrey WilliamsDonald Locke, Horace Ové, Sonia BoyceClaudette JohnsonPeter DoigHurvin Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner and Alberta Whittle."

Related: Article about Tate in The Guardian click: HERE

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Through the Mirage exhibition at The Fitzrovia Gallery

 An interesting exhibition that features artists who make analogue work that is influenced by the digital opens later this month. 'Through The Morage' is on at The Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street. London. W1T 5EN. It will be open to the public on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th November 2021, 1-6pm Exhibiting artists: Linda Wallis, Patricia Paludanus, László von Dohnányi, Marc Prats, Nicholas Dietrich, Paul Galas, Louisa Clark, Megan Bickel, Karen Tronel, Marco Piemonte, James Lawson (whose work is below) Taro Qureshi, Beth Hadfield, Playpaint, and Alex Appleby.

Above Image1111 counting grid 17 by James Lawson.