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Queen Themed
Posted on: Wed, 1 Jun 2016
In celebration of the Queen's Official 90th Birthday Art Below presents 'Queen Themed', an exhibition of contemporary portraits and depictions of the Queen by major artists including Gavin Turk, Mr. Brainwash, Goldie, M.B.E., and Nasser Azam. The exhibition of original artworks will open at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London, on 13 June.  Selected works will also be displayed across posters sites at major tube stations across the London Underground from the 20th June.

This exhibition includes new and unseen work, including a series of paintings by street artist Mr. Brainwash, made famous through the Banksy film, Exit Through the Gift Shop in 2010. Mr. Brainwash has made three paintings of the Queen wearing Ray Ban aviator sunglasses with his trademark splattered paint background. 

Other highlights in the exhibition include:  Internationally renowned British artist Gavin Turk is known as one of the YBAs (Young Britishh Artists) that came to fame in the 90s alongside peers such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. His portrait of The Queen is the smallest work in the show is a collaged image of her head using a 2 pence stamp adhered to a 1 pence stamp.

Scarlett Raven, a young emerging artist known for her paintings that commemorate British soldiers and her collaborations with the British Legion, has also created a new work especially for the show. Raven's painting of a poppy field has a unique twist when viewed through a smart phone or tablet ? using a downloadable Blippar app - as a series of iconic photographs of the queen from childhood to her 90th year appear projected onto the painting, accompanied by a soundtrack written and performed by film composer Marc Canham.

James Mylne is Britain's leading ballpoint pen artist.  He has spent over 50 hours drawing his latest portrait of the Queen entitled 'Eyes Wide Shut'. The image features the Queen with a jagged red stripe painted across her face, a look made famous by David Bowie in the 1970s. This new drawing by Mylne is a homage to a work by street artist Banksy, which appeared in Bristol during the Queen's Jubilee year in 2012, and to the recent passing of the music legend David Bowie. 

Ben Moore, curator of the exhibition says 

Throughout history artists have always depicted royalty. To mark this very special anniversary we have gathered together an exciting collection of works depicting Elizabeth II by some of our favorite modern artists.  The Tabernacle, often heralded the 'Taj Mahal of Kensington' is the perfect setting for this very royal exhibition.

The full list of exhibition artists are: Nasser Azam, Francis Akpata, Mr.Brainwash, Richard Colson, Goldie MBE, Luciana Giobellina, Carne Griffiths, Keith Haynes, Trust Icon, James Mylne, Scarlett Raven, Ernesto Romano,  Gavin Turk, James Vaulkhard, Nettie Wakefield.   

Press Information
For all press enquiries please contact Elizabeth Flanagan. 


Private View - Tuesday 14 June, 6.30 - 9.30pm

Visitor Information:
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY. 
Exhibition opening hours: 11am - 6pm (including weekends) 
Exhibition runs to 19th June.
Art Below Summer Show : Open for Submissions
Posted on: Fri, 4 Mar 2016

Due to overwhelming demand we have extended the exhibition period of the Art Below Summer Show for an extra 2 weeks giving you a further opportunity to showcase your work on billboard space in the London Underground and take part in our group show at London's Tabernacle Gallery.

As an Art Below exhibitor you will join an impressive selection of artists also taking part in the Summer Show including Keith HaynesAmanda Wigglesworth,  Carne Griffiths,  Nina FowlerMiranda Donovan,  James MylneRebecca Fontaine WolfNoah Da Costa and Schoony.

For further information on how you can take part in the summer show please register online here

Residencies at Griffin Gallery
Posted on: Thu, 3 Mar 2016

Artists are offered time, space, materials and access to specialised knowledge. Based in two large (34m˛), well-lit and fully equipped artists studios, Residencies @ Griffin Gallery share the same floor as the Innovation & Development laboratory of Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté ŕ Paris.  

Designed to enable practitioners to investigate any aspect of Fine Art materials and innovate in their use, our residencies encourage artists to experiment with applications and develop their understanding of the composition and interaction of materials.

Engaging with artists and students in the UK and abroad, Residencies @ Griffin Gallery has a range of access points.

see  for further details

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