Forthcoming events and exhibitions

Our Study Day on the value of public art will be at St Paul’s Harlow (http://www.stpaulsharlow.org.uk/) on Saturday 17th September from 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Speakers at the event include the Rt. Revd. David Hawkins, Bishop of Barking, and Benedict Read, Visiting Research Fellow, School of Fine Art, University of Leeds, Trustee Harlow Art Trust, Deputy Chairman Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. Benedict has published and lectured on British sculpture since 1974. Presentations during the day include ‘The value of public art to Harlow’ and ‘The spiritual value of public art’.
Participants will also be able to tour the Gibberd Gallery (to see the John Mills retrospective & the Frederick Gibberd Collection of British watercolours and drawings – http://www.visitharlow.com/places-to-visit–things-to-do/art-galleries,-theatres-and-live-music/the-gibberd-gallery) and Harlow Town Centre’s sculptures (http://www.visitharlow.com/places-to-visit–things-to-do/harlow-sculpture-collection/the-collection). Local participants will take part in an art workshop led by commission4mission members, Robert Enoch and Jonathan Evens, designed to contribute to new artwork at St Paul’s Harlow. The day will end with a cream tea at St Mary’s Parndon.
To register for the Study Day contact tel: 020 8599 2170 or email: jonathan.evens@btinternet.com. There is no charge for this event. For more information see http://commissionformission.blogspot.com/.
c4m exhibition
commission4mission members will be exhibiting at St Mary Magdalen Billericay (http://www.billericaychurches.org/html/st_mary_magdalen.html) from 9th – 18th September (10.00am – 5.00pm), as part of the A127 Art Trail (http://www.a127trail.com/). Our exhibition will feature work by work by Harvey Bradley, Colin Burns, Jonathan Evens, Mark Lewis, Elizabeth Duncan Meyer, Caroline Richardson, Henry Shelton and Joy Rousell Stone. Work by Vin Harrop can also be seen at the same venue.
Stations of the Cross
Three commission4mission members – Valerie Dean, Rosalind Hore and Henry Shelton – have completed series of Stations of the Cross and would be interested to discuss the possibility of these being located in local churches. To discuss this possibilty further and to see images from each series, please contact tel: 020 8599 2170 or email: jonathan.evens@btinternet.com. The series by Henry Shelton is being exhibited as part of the E17 Art Trail this month (see below).
Members’ exhibitions
c4m associate, Rev. Steven Saxby writes: “The E17 Art Trail programme is just out. Once again we have a wide selection of top quality work at St Barnabas Walthamstow (Venue 76 – http://www.saintbarnabaswalthamstow.co.uk/) and some excellent work, including Henry Shelton’s Stations of the Cross, coming into St Saviour’s Walthamstow (Venue 77 – http://www.saintsaviourswalthamstow.co.uk/). The link for the programme with all the listings for both churches and all other venues is http://www.e17arttrail.co.uk/index.php?page=97&name=Exhibition.
Work being shown at St Barnabas this year includes banners, cartoons, flower arrangements, jewellery, photograms, photographs, silver. Artists include: Rebecca de Quin, Lorraine Huddle, Lano, Louise Loder, Anna Newson-Lyons, Sean Pines, J.A. Saxby, Kirsten Schmidt, Sandra Shevlin, Simplystems, Paul Tucker. St Saviour’s will also show paintings by Elizabeth Pell and soft sculptures by Harriet Hammel.

The Tokarska Gallery (http://tokarskagallery.co.uk/), run by c4m member Nadiya Pavliv Tokarska, is also taking part in the E17 Art Trail. Cognitive Congestion is a group show featuring: Allen Browne, Punk Recruit, Fiona McGregor, Patrick O’Sullivan, and Nadiya Pavliv-Tokarska. This exhibition continues until 11 September, 12 noon – 7.00pm. 12p

Two c4m members – Michael Creasey and Peter Webb – have works in the forthcoming exhibition by the National Association of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers (http://www.nationalsociety.org/) at the Menier Gallery, Ground Floor, Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU.  The exhibition runs from September 14th to 24th (11.00am – 6.00pm), and the private view is on the 14th September, from 5 to 8.30pm.
Jonathan Evens will be showing a specially shot set of photographs – taken in and around St Paul’s Harlow – from my Windows on the World series at St Paul’s Harlow during the Study Day there on 17th September. From 8th – 22nd September a selection of my paintings and photographs will be on show in the c4m exhibition space at All Saints West Ham (http://www.westhamchurch.org.uk/). 

Clorinda Goodman has two pieces in the Wanstead Art Trail (11th – 25th September 2011 – http://www.artgroupwanstead.com/01/art_trail_wanstead_2011.html). ‘Eagle beset by hound’ is a drawing in sanguine chalk which can be seen in the gallery at the George Pub, while ‘Head of Aurora’ will be displayed in St Mary’s, Wanstead Park.