March Must-sees

Looking to soak up some culture? We’ve rounded up five exhibitions for you to check out this February / March. Featuring nostalgic ceramics, modern craft, sketching workshops and much more.

Detail of Verge, Liz Charsley

London Bridge Hotel Open 3

The London Bridge OPEN project supports local makers, showcasing works in a variety of mediums ranging from painting to installation.

“London Bridge is an urban metropolis where nature is making a comeback – parks, corners and streets are once more becoming vibrant pockets of colour and habitats for ecology to thrive.” The re-emergence of nature within the city has inspired this year’s theme: URBAN NATURE.

Artists exhibiting are: Anna Walsh, Henrietta MacPhee, Gail Seres-Woolfson, Liz Charsley, Lottie Stoddart, Lynn Dennison, Jane Higginbottom, Rod Kitson, Lucy Cooper, Dick Graham, Edori Fertig, Greg Becker, Joanna McCormick, Natalja Sigalova, Stella Yarrow and Lynette Hemmant

Showing until: 31 May 2020
Location: London Bridge Hotel 8-18, SE1 9SG

Awash, Society of East Anglian Watercolourists 

Awash 2020

The Society of East Anglian Watercolourists celebrate original artwork in water-based media. The event runs for almost a month and will include painting days, workshops and demonstrations.

Awash 2020 workshops

Several members of the Society will be running one day workshops at the gallery. Experiment with a combination of techniques, materials and mark making. Try your hand at beginners sketching or delve into painting atmospheric landscapes.

Showing until: 29th February 2020
Location: Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AU

Lindsey Mendick, Regrets, I’ve Had a Few, 2019. Photo: Kate Elliott 

Lindsey Mendick: Regrets, I’ve Had a Few 

Lindsey Mendick’s (b 1987, London) solo exhibition has launched in SPACE’s new gallery in Ilford.

Mendick creates installations centred on her skilled work in ceramics and includes banner painting, sewing, metalwork, furniture making and sound. Her autobiographical works draw on the horrors of adolescence, steeped with confessions that are both vulnerable and resilient.

As part of the commission at SPACE, Mendick is working with a group of Ilford-based +65s to explore nostalgia and folklore through ceramics. Together they will build clay effigies in the shape of the advice they would have given their younger selves.

Showing until: 28 Mar 2020
Opening times: Wed 12 – 8pm; Thu – Sat 12 – 5pm
Location: SPACE Ilford, 10 Oakfield Road, IG1 1ZJ

SELF, exhibiting artists

SELF by Artists Pool 

“It’s one thing to present your art honestly to the world, it’s quite another to turn that gaze on yourself. In this show, all filters are removed as each artist presents an artwork that gives the viewer a glimpse of their authentic self.”

The exhibition will be taking place across three venues, details of which can be found below:

Dates: 3 – 9 March 2020
Opening night: 3 March 6 – 8.30pm
Venue: Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Dates: 20 March – 3 April 2020
Opening night: 20 March 6 – 8.30pm
Venue: Edinburgh Palette, St.Margaret’s House

Dates: 22 April – 1 May 2020
Opening night: 22 April 6 – 9pm
Venue: Spaghetti House Gallery, Holborn

Collect, Photo: Sophie Mutevelian 


Collect is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design. This year it is moving to its new home at Somerset House, presenting a new environment for Collect exhibitors to contextualise and curate modern craft.

Collect provides an opportunity to discover and invest in exceptional work produced in the last five years by living artists, much of which is made especially for the Fair. Galleries from across the globe will each curate their own displays, demonstrating a breadth of exceptional work from ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles to makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques.

Showing times: 21 Feb – 1 March 2020
Location: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

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Ellie Isaacs

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