Art Exhibition 2019

Art Exhibition 2018


Saturday 6 April – Sunday 14 April 2019

Last year’s Friends of Holland Park  was a record-breaking exhibition for both visitor numbers and sales, and I am very much aiming for a repeat of that this year.

I am delighted to let you know that as last year, Ilchester Estates is our official sponsor. It is their financial contribution that will help us promote the exhibition to a wider audience. This year I am hoping to feature a watercolour of Holland Park by Lady Ilchester in our exhibition. Her great passion was the garden of Holland House, and this painting is the result of that passion. This might not come about, but I am trying my best.

Also, I am pleased to announce that this year’s Feature Artist will be Ihor Ropyanyk. Ihor was born in 1957 in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk (formerly Stanislav) in the Ukraine. He was a journalist before learning to paint. Specialising in landscape and still life over the last 30 years, he has painted over 3,000 canvases. Ihor first came to my attention when he exhibited in the Ice House. I liked his work immediately, and this artist is a Friend of Holland Park, exhibits annually in the Ice House and the Orangery, paints Holland Park beautifully, yet lives in the Ukraine. Our exhibition and our park are attracting people a long way away from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London; and I think that is fantastic.

Could all artists please ensure that their exhibition details forms are with me by Friday, 15 March. Also, remember to indicate which Private View you would like to attend: Friday night or Saturday morning, otherwise you will not receive tickets.

We hope you will support The Friends of Holland Park by visiting our exhibition during the nine days in the Orangery, and telling your family, friends and neighbours to come along.

Gordon French

Exhibition organiser and artist

Registration has now closed.

Art Exhibition Timetable

Friday, 15 March            All artist exhibit details forms must be received by this date to allow listing in the catalogue

Friday, 5 April               Artists deliver artworks to the Orangery, Holland Park, 8.30-11am

All artists will be required to sign the catalogue to certify that all details shown are correct

Friday, 5 April               Hanging and judging, 11am–6pm

Friday, 5 April               Private View, 7.30–9.30pm

Saturday, 6 April           Private View, 10.30am–12.30pm

(on application, artists are entitled to 4 complimentary tickets plus 1 artist’s ticket)

Saturday, 6 April           Exhibition opens to the public, 1–6pm. Entry free of charge

Sunday, 7 – Sunday, 14 April    Exhibition open to the public, 10.30 am–6pm.

Entry free of charge

Sunday,  14  April          Artists and buyers collect works, 6-7pm

Monday, 15 April           Artists and buyers collect works, 9-11am

Artists are particularly asked NOT TO COLLECT THEIR WORKS BEFORE 6pm on SUNDAY, 14 April

[Spring 2019]