Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House. May 2022.
Looking forward to showing my work again this year at the Open House in Dulwich. 93 Woodwarde Road, Dulwich SE22 8UL.
Looking forward to showing my work again this year at the Open House in Dulwich. 93 Woodwarde Road, Dulwich SE22 8UL.
RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show. September-October 2021.
The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show will take place at the Saatchi Gallery in London this year from 18th September until 3rd October. Over 200 artists and photographers will display their work. I will have a series of six images of tulips, competing in the portfolio section. More details and ticket information here.
Affordable Art Fair. 8-11 July.
Some of my framed and mounted artworks will be on show this week at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, 8-11 July. You’ll find my pictures at Stand F2 where The Art Buyer gallery will be exhibiting my images alongside lots of other beautiful paintings, prints and ceramics. I’m also looking forward to teaching another Botanical Photography Workshop at West Dean College, Sussex on 23-25 July.
Spring Shows. May 2021.
There are two more spring shows this May where my work will be on display. The Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, May 7-16, will mainly be a virtual festival, but artists are able to arrange private, socially-distanced viewings, which is what I will be doing. If you’d like to visit me at my home studio in East Dulwich in the afternoon on either weekend, please contact me to arrange a time. I’ll have framed artwork in all sizes, mounted prints and boxes of new work to see. I’ll also be exhibiting my work, and be there in person, at the Super Nature Art Fair at the Garden Museum, May 21-23. There’s more information about this event at The Garden Museum’s website.
I currently have a stand at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival where, on Stand 945 in the Country Living Pavilion, I’ll have lots of framed, mounted and unframed prints on display in all sizes from A4 up to 30″x40″. There will be, for the first time, three unglazed tray framed prints including a new print, Mixed Hellebores 1. The show is on from 1-7 July. Details here.
I will be leading another botanical photography course at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 1st & 2nd March. After that, my work will be on show at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 0n 7-10 March. I’ll also be at Midcentury Modern in Dulwich, London on 10th March and on 11/12 and 18/19 May, my images will be part of a group show at the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House. There will be plenty of new pictures on show which I have been retouching during the autumn and winter months including this one, Mixed Summer Plants 2, 2018.
Here is one of the new images which has been on view in the last few weeks at various shows and exhibitions. It is part of a series of dahlia studies using eight different varieties of dahlias grown in the garden. This one is called Dahlias 3, but there will be more coming soon including landscape versions. It’s almost time for last orders for Christmas. I don’t think framed images are now possible but print only orders before 10th December can still be delivered in time for Christmas.
My first show of the autumn will be in London on 28th and 29th September where, in a beautiful house in Dulwich Village, a number of my framed pictures will be on show as part of a group show. AB Design and Interiors will be hosting at 93 Woodwarde Road, SE22 8UL. Full details on their site by clicking the link. There will be more information on forthcoming winter shows soon.
In May, I will be leading a two day botanical photography workshop. It’s a two day practical workshop on 18-19 May in the Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington, London. I had the pleasure earlier in the year of going to the V&A’s prints and drawings room to do some research on how plants have been represented in photography, illustration and painting over the years. I was able to see, firsthand, the work of so many sources of inspiration and it will be great to see the students’ reaction to some of the folios of work which I’ll be selecting. If you’re interested in attending the course please email me with any questions or here are the details on the V&A’s website: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/6VZkBdQ8/botanical-photography-may-2018
On Sunday 19th November I’ll be showing, alongside other work, lots of my new tulip images taken earlier in the year. The show is at Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LD. 10am-4pm. I’ll have numerous framed, mounted and unframed prints for sale with prices ranging from £70-£700.
This autumn some new prints have been on show in Stockholm and London. Here, Mixed Tulips 4, a composition of the tulips I grew in spring of this year includes Antraciet (magenta/crimson), Dolls’ Minuet (magenta, red flush), Orange Princess, Victoria’s Secret (purple parrot) and Blumex (orange parrot).
I’ll have work on show at three exhibitions starting this week. Firstly, my plant studies will appear for the first time at an art fair in South Korea. Gallery Lee & Bae will be displaying my work at Art Gyeongju 2016, 4-8 May. I’ll also have framed and unframed prints exhibited again at this year’s Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House in London. On the weekend of 7/8 May (11.00-18.00) I’ll be at 102 Overhill Road, London SE22 OPS and some of my images will also be included at a Gas Gallery group show on 7/8 May at Lowie, 115 Dulwich Road, London, SE24 8QR. Here is one of my new prints: Mixed Plants 6.
The Affordable Art Fair starts this week in Battersea, London SW11 9NJ and runs from 10th – 13th March. My work will be shown by Gas Gallery at stand C1 and will feature some of my new allotment plants images. While all this goes on, I will getting my hands dirty sowing hundreds of seeds in the potting shed and preparing to start shooting the tulips which are coming on at an alarming rate.
Following a busy January with the exhibition at the Gallery Lee & Bae in Busan, South Korea, I’m now preparing for two spring shows in London. Here’s a new image, Mixed Plants 7 which will be on show for the first time at Midcentury Modern, Dulwich on Sunday 28th February. On 10-13 March, new work will also be on view at the Gas Gallery stand at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.
Today is the start of an exhibition called Feast of Edition at the Gallery Lee & Bae in Busan, Korea. Nine of my Chromogenic prints and five Giclee prints will be on show from 19th January until 20th February 2016 alongside lithographic prints by Korean artist Kim Chong Hak. The intention of the show is to celebrate edition printing and each year the gallery choose a Korean artist and a western artist. Last year at this time, the gallery showed works by Chun Kyung-Ja and Andy Warhol.
Out in the garden I’ve been braving some ghastly weather in order to plant 120 tulip bulbs to photograph next spring. The bulbs in the image below are Antraciet and El Nino, but others will include varieties such as Blumex, Rai, Flaming Spring Green and Orange Princess. Inspired by Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam and the stunning specimens of the Dutch Tulip Mania in the 1600s described in paintings and illustrations of the time, I’ll be working on individual and group plant studies from early April.
Since springtime I’ve been working on more mixed plants studies, so I’m pleased that the first group of this work will be on view at the Design Junction show at Gas Gallery’s stand, 23rd-27th September in central London. Here is one of the series using plants from the allotment.
Gas Gallery will be showing my work this weekend as part of the Pullens Yards Open Studios in London. It’s at Unit 21, Iliffe Yard, London SE17 3QA and the opening times are Friday 12th June 184.108.40.206pm, Saturday 13th June 11am-6pm, Sunday 14th June 11am-6pm. More details on the Open Studios here.
Following a couple of great weekends selling pictures and talking plants, flowers and photography at the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, it’s now time for the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In this Sunday’s Sunday Times Style Magazine there’s a double page spread which I shot in collaboration with Flora Starkey, a floral designer who is currently working with garden designer Jo Thompson on the M&G garden retreat show garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
With the the Artists’ Open House now on as part of the Dulwich Festival, Gas Gallery will be showing my work on both weekends of the Open House at The Stables, 41 College Rd, London, SE21 (11am-6pm on 9/10 May and 16/17 May), where you’ll see a range of framed and unframed work. I’m also attending a group show at 158 Overhill Road, East Dulwich SE22 OPS this weekend (11am-6pm on 9/10 May) where there will also be a garden café on site. One of my new images on show will be Anemone 1.
Apart from never getting round to eating my lunch, yesterday was a fantastic day at the Midcentury Modern show at Dulwich, London. It was great to meet new buyers and catch up with returning customers whose taste for furniture and interiors certainly matches their interest in art and design. Getting everything over to the show (which, it must be said is very close to my house) wasn’t exactly easy in the pouring rain, but I was amazed to see the crowds of people who braved the weather. Modernshows, who organise the fair, have now included me in the Modern Marketplace page on their website. It’s a good place to find vintage and modern makers and suppliers of furniture, design, artwork, ceramics etc.
The other-worldly charms of Smyrnium Perfoliatum – one of the last A3+ prints which I’ve been mounting in beautiful, 3mm thick museum board window mounts for the shows this week. I’ll have a stand again at the Midcentury Modern show at Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LD on Sunday 23rd November and the evening opening of Gas Gallery’s showroom, 13 Iliffe Yard, London, SE17 3QA is on Thursday 27th November from 6.30-9pm. Please join us to see the new work and enjoy a glass of wine.
Gas Gallery will be exhibiting my work at their showroom at Iliffe Yard, London, SE17 3QA throughout November and will be having a special viewing featuring my work on Thursday 20th November from 6.30pm. I’ll be there all evening so please drop in to join us for wine and to see some of my new prints. The entrance is via The Electric Elephant Cafe (186a Crampton Street) which will also be serving food that evening.
At the end of November, I’ll have a stand again at the Midcentury Modern show at Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LD. It’s a great opportunity not just to find excellent examples of vintage furniture but upstairs there will be, along with my work, a fine selection of contemporary furniture makers, ceramicists, upholsterers, designer-makers and artists. The food and coffee are also excellent!
Here’s a show I’ll be doing soon on Sunday 1st December. There will be lots of new framed and unframed prints. More details at http://modernshows.com/
Here’s one of my framed images – Aster 1, size 30″ x 30″ – which was shown on last night’s broadcast of Grand Designs on Channel 4. The images on the program itself show an incredible transformation from the site which I saw when I went to deliver the work. It looked like a V2 rocket had hit it! I think the owners, despite the excitement of the project, are now mightily relieved that all the work is complete and that they can finally get a decent night’s sleep. I much enjoyed the hilarious footage of them planted the sedum/succulents/wild flowers on the roof.
Walking along Cornish sections of the South West Coast Path in late summer, the deep rusty colours of Dock seed heads were a constant source of temptation for blog photography (see previous entry). Funnily enough though, here in London, riding along a green path which takes the route of the old Peckham branch of the Grand Surrey Canal, these large specimens of Rumex crispus (Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Yellow Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, Garden Patience Narrow-leaved Dock) have looked stunning these last few weeks, standing out from a meadow of handsome weeds as I turn right off the path on to Glengall Road. I’ve just done a bit of research on the path ( Surrey Canal Path) and the stretch I ride along has been amusingly re-branded The Surrey Linear Canal Park. It’s a rather tidy walkway but my eye is always drawn by those unkempt, neglected areas where weeds can spread out and really show what they can do.
Here’s one of my new images which will be on show from Monday at the summer show at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, London, W1 , 12-17 August, featuring the winners of the Photo Democracy Award for Fine Art Photography 2013. A selection of my work is also now on sale at the Photo Democracy online gallery.
It’s the Affordable Art Fair again this week where my work is being shown at the Gas Gallery Stand, J4 from 13-16th June. For more details: http://affordableartfair.com/hampstead/
All Photographs ©Kevin Dutton 2021