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Exhibitions at St Martin-in-the-Fields, October and November 2012

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Wednesday 22 August 2012

Exhibitions at St Martin-in-the-Fields, October and November 2012

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, is renowned throughout the world for its music, architecture, hospitality and a forward-thinking approach to supporting people in need

From London’s first free lending library, to pioneering work with homeless people and the first religious radio broadcast, St Martin’s continues to break new ground in defining what it means to be a church.  As part of St Martin’s recent renovations the church is now able to host art exhibitions in the Gallery in the Crypt.  St Martin’s offers a platform for artists and organisations to display their works, to deliver a message of hope and to encourage viewers to re-examine our views of the modern world.

Monday 1 – Sunday 7 October

Image from art6

This exhibition features paintings, prints and photographs by six artists. Christine Bass paints vibrant, contemporary English landscapes and still lifes. Patricia Ellis produces prints, photographs and drawings inspired by her travels. Celia Glyde Husband produces paintings and drawings inspired by a town environment and activities. Ben Hodson works with photography, video, installation and performance. Victoria Johns’ paintings and prints are based on her broad-themed photography and sketches. Sue Wookey paints watercolours inspired by dreams, symbols and inner journeys.

Monday 8 – Sunday 14 October
Truth & Art – 3 Artists, 3 Continents, 1 Truth

Truth and Art, Sunara Begum

Truth & Art is a new exhibition by the celebrated visual artist/photographer, Sunara Begum exploring the relationship between three global artists/musicians and their work. Through her portraiture, digital tapestry and montage it brings us into their world and delves deep into their musical and creative practice.

Monday 15 – Sunday 21 October
Malcolm Key

Painting by Malcolm Key

Malcolm Key’s life as a scenic artist at the Royal Opera House has played a profound influence on his art. His paintings reflect his view that life requires balancing on unstable ground and uses the circus as a metaphor for that aspect of the human condition.

Sunday 28 October – Sunday 4 November 
Brian Whelan – Mystery of the Message

Image by Brian Whelan

The Mystery of the Message refers to the cognitive space between the viewer and a work of art, or the distance the pilgrim may have to travel before the journey gives up its meaning. Every figure, plant, animal, inanimate object and gesture in the painting points a way.

Monday 5 – Sunday 11 November
The Monday Club Exhibition

Image from the Monday Club

In this collaborative exhibition mixed media, oil, ink and watercolour collide in a celebration of art, painting and friendship. Jill Barthorpe’s oil paintings are inspired by the Leicestershire rolling countryside and huge skies. Riona O’Shea draws inspiration from late 19th and early 20th century book illustration and from the natural world to produce both large-scale paintings and miniatures. Charlotte Hanlon transforms ordinary and mundane objects into sequin-embellished, crayola-covered celebratory masterpieces.

Exhibitions are FREE and the opening hours of the Gallery in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields are Monday – Tuesday 8.00am – 8.00pm, Wednesday 8.00am – 7.00pm, Thursday – Saturday 8.00am – 9.00pm and Sunday 11.00am – 6.00pm. If we have to close the Gallery for a private viewing or an event, the details will be on our website For further press information email or telephone 020 7766 1115.