Art Exhibition 2020


Spring, which heralds The Friends of Holland Park Annual Art Exhibition, is almost here, and I am pleased to announce that Ilchester Estates will again sponsor this year’s art exhibition. Not only is their sponsorship a beautiful example and continuation of the Holland House and Ilchester arrangement of the past, it is their financial contribution that helps us promote the exhibition to a wider audience. It has been working: more people are finding out about the exhibition, then visiting, and buying. The painting of Holland House by Lady Ilchester will be on display again, as it was last year.

Also, I am delighted to announce that this year’s Feature Artist is Annie Leach. Annie has been taking cuttings and drawing flowers since childhood. She trained at the Ealing School of Art, where she obtained a National Diploma in Design, before moving into the fashion industry as an assistant designer and pattern cutter, later becoming a primary-school art teacher. Since giving up teaching, Annie paints every day, taking inspiration from the seasons as well as the local parks and front gardens she passes every day. Annie has exhibited with the Friends for many years, and her beautiful contemporary, rather than classical, botanical paintings will bring a spectacular splash of colour to the exhibition.

Could all artists please ensure that their exhibition details forms are with me by Friday, 27 March. Also, remember to indicate which Private View you would like to attend: Friday night or Saturday morning, otherwise you will not be sent tickets. We hope you will support The Friends of Holland Park by visiting the exhibition during the nine days in the Orangery, and telling your family, friends and neighbours to come along.

Gordon French

[Spring 2020]

Art Exhibition Timetable

Friday, 27 March    Final date for completed artist exhibit details forms to be received to allow catalogue listing

Friday, 17 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, 17 April    Hanging and judging, 11am-6pm

Friday, 17 April    Private View, 7.30-9.30pm

Saturday, 18 April    Private View, 10.30am-12.30pm

(Exhibiting artists are entitled to one artist ticket and four complimentary guest tickets. To receive, artists will need to state the day, and number of tickets required.)

Saturday, 18 April    Exhibition open to the public, 1-6pm. Entry free of charge

Sunday, 19 to Sunday, 26 April    Exhibition open to the public 10.30am-6pm. Entry free of charge

Sunday, 26 April    Artists and buyers collect works, 6-7pm

Monday, 27 April    Artists and buyers collect works, 9-11am

Artists are particularly asked not to collect their works before 6pm on SUNDAY, 26 April

[Spring 2020]