Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall

Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1TP

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3. Mark De Novellis31 Mar 2011, 5:06pm5 stars Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall Report

Transported exhibition

Young people 'transported' back in time
Young people from Grey Court School demonstrate their creative skills in an exhibition celebrating historical transport posters of the borough.

Twenty three year nine pupils worked with artists Rachel Craddock and Eleanor Pile to create their homages to train and tube posters. Their work is displayed alongside stunning historical posters from the 1920s and 1930s, on loan from the London Transport Museum as part of the Transported: Posters for the Arcadian Thames exhibition at the Riverside Gallery from March.

The project was made possible by the Thames Landscape Strategy.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet Member for Committees on Richmond Council, said: “The introduction of overground and underground trains in the 19th century made areas such as Richmond much more accessible to tourists and the rest of London. These posters were created by leading artists of the day, to celebrate our grand historic houses and picturesque gardens, all within easy reach of the metropolis.

“Their posters celebrate many different styles of art, including cubism, futurism, vorticism and abstraction. The young people from Grey Court School have studied the styles and created their own contemporary interpretations, celebrating the local area. The exhibition will definitely be worth a visit.”

Jason Debney, Co-ordinator of the Thames Landscape Strategy, added: “The Arcadian Thames is one of the most special landscapes in the country and is brought vividly to life through the London Transport posters. The exhibition includes some quite magical images of Hampton Court, Kew Gardens, Kingston, Twickenham and Richmond and is timed to encourage as many people as possible to get out and enjoy the river this spring.”


The exhibition runs from 5 March - 28 May 2011
Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall Richmond.
Free admission.
www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

2. Mark De Novellis6 Oct 2010, 4:46pm5 stars Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall Report

Artful3

Exhibition of young people’s artwork at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond

25 September - 28 November 2010

Free admission

Artful 3 celebrates the creative excellence of young people across the borough. Exhibiting artists range from nursery and reception age children through to primary and secondary, including GCSE students.

The artwork on show comes from various different school projects, including art produced alongside visiting artists, group work and individual project – all produced using various techniques and materials. This exciting show encapsulates the wealth of innovative work produced by school children in the borough.

Included in the show are the winners and commended works submitted as part of the Director’s Art Awards, open to all state schools in the borough.

Participating Schools:

Archdeacon Cambridge’s School

Bishop Perrin Primary School

Buckingham Primary School

Carlisle Infant School

Chase Bridge Primary School

Colet Court School

Darell Primary School

Hampton Infant School and Nursery

Hampton School

Hampton Academy (formerly Hampton Community College)

Hampton Wick Infant and Nursery School

The Harrodian School

Lowther Primary School

The Royal Ballet School

Russell Primary School

Sheen Mount Primary School

Richmond Park Academy (formerly Shene School)

St James’ Catholic Primary School

St Stephens Junior School

Stanley Infants and Nursery School

Stanley Junior School

Strathmore School

Teddington School

Trafalgar Junior School

Waldegrave School for Girls

Windham Nursery School

Mark De Novellis
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

Education, Children's and Cultural Services

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Orleans House Gallery
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Direct line: 020 8831 6490
Email: m.denovellis@richmond.gov.uk
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

1. Mark De Novellis20 Jul 2010, 1:39pm5 stars Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall Report

Sumiko Okubo exhibition at the Riverside Gallery

A free exhibition featuring recent works by internationally acclaimed artist Sumiko Okubo. Combining an array of printmaking techniques from etching, acquaint to collograph, Sumiko’s vibrant, intricate works fuse the luminous, misty style of the Korin School and European modernism.

Okubo explores the archetypal themes of the changing seasons, the elements and the joy of the natural world. Spiritual, metaphysical - this exhibition is not to be missed.

Exhibition continues until 18 September 2010.

Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1JP

Gallery open: Mon 10.00am-6.00pm, Tue 10.00am-5.00pm, Wed 10.00am-8.00pm, Thur 10.00am-6.00pm, Fri 10.00am-6.00pm, Sat 10.00am-5.00pm, Sun closed

Free admission

Tel: 020 8831 6000

Email: artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk

Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

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