The notion of boundaries, whether physical or mental, define how we behave and interact within a space. This is especially evident when it comes to our homes, where we mark our territory with anything from iron gates to garden hedges. Yet there are 170,000 people in London who don’t have a safe, secure and stable place to call their own. And as the housing crisis deepens, more and more people are being forced into temporary accommodation or onto the streets.
In partnership with Shelter, Levitt Bernstein – a creative practice of architects, urban designers and landscape architects – are organising an auction as part of the London Festival of Architecture to raise awareness and money to help tackle homelessness. Featuring pieces from the city’s famous faces, creative industries and those who have lived experience of homelessness, it will paint a picture of how we experience boundaries in our everyday lives.
Following an introduction from Shelter, guests will be invited to bid on the artworks in both a silent and live auction, led by actor and comedian David Schneider. All lots will be sold anonymously, so that bidders don’t know whether they’re getting a 'Banksy' or a 'Bloggs'!
6pm - arrival
6.15pm - welcome and silent auction opens
7pm - live auction begins
8.30pm - silent auction closes
9pm - artists revealed
10pm - close
Canapes will be provided by Dhaba.
The full list of participating artists is as follows:
Jane Ackroyd, Paul Augarde and Danny Tompkins, Deombaca-Badjana Balde, Barnaby Barford, Lorenzo Belenguer, Hanna Benihoud, Tony Bevan, Ben Blossom, Lee Bofkin, Dinah Bornat, Teresa Borsuk, Sally Bradforth, Michael Brennand-Wood, Suchi Chidambaram, Nick Clark, The Connor Brothers, Fearne Cotton, Tim Crocker, Ted Cullinan, Fred Cuming, Neil Deely, Miranda Donovan, James Lee Duffy, Amro Elbih, Max Fordham, Peter Freeman, Chloe Fremantle Blegvad, Christine Gallant, Juliet Goodden, Nina Goodyer, Mariana Gordan, Kim Grahame, Gillian Harrison, Ron Haselden, Susanna Heron, Ivan Hugo, Charline Jacobs, Claire James, Jaykoe, Quentin Jones, Amandeep Kalra, Roddy Langmuir, Honey Lloyd, Jane Lloyd, Ellie Marcus, Andy Matthews, Jock McFadyen, Nina McCafferty, Jack Mears, Charlotte Millbank, Chris Millbank, Sadie Morgan, Mali Morris, Sandy Morrison, Farshid Moussavi, Peter Murray, Polly Neate, Sabi North, David Pearce, Stephen Proctor, Andy Puncher, Sue Ridge, Blanc Sceol, Sophia Ward, Orlando Weeks, Lucietta Williams, Leah Wood, Patricia Woodward, Melissa Woolford.
With thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible: Southern Grove, Future Generation, Bristow Johnson, BuroHappold Engineering, Buzzacott, Cantor Developments, Civic Engineers, Conisbee, Curtins, Delvendahl Martin, Ellis + Moore, Greengage, make:good, Max Fordham, Metropolitan & Suburban, Peter Brett Associates and Price & Myers.
ArtsFest 2019: A feast of culture and creativity in all corners of the Hammersmith and Fulham borough
This is an invitation to an exhibition An evening of Art by Suchi Chidambaram in aid of MAD 4 Africa at Kindred London, Bradmore House, Queen Caroline Street W6 9BW. Please save the date Friday May 17, 6-9 pm and Saturday 18 May 11-6!
I was introduced to Make a Difference (MAD) 4 Africa, a small UK charity, run exclusively by enthusiastic volunteers. They work with sustainable, grassroots projects across East and Central Africa, with a particular focus on Southern Province, Rwanda where their story first began in 2009. Their focus is on education and the provision of physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation services for children with disabilities in rural areas. Their ASFA Physiotherapy centre project was launched in September 2014 with a vision to provide sustainable inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation services. Early intervention to facilitate independence and maximise function is key to everything they do to fully realise each one of their patient’s potential. They work to support and encourage social inclusion of all patients and their families. After much work, the physiotherapy clinic is up and running and impactful. The next stage is to deliver a building fit for purpose so the clinic can be accredited to local healthcare authorities and become sustainable. There is much work to do but they believe that by working together, we can make a difference.
We will have a short presentation on their progress so far and future plans on the day.
This Exhibition will include specially created works on Muganza, Rwanda along with some of my new paintings. 15% of all painting sales will be donated to their project.
Dancers, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm, inspired by a photograph from Alison’s travels to Muganza, will be available by silent auction, subject to a reserve of £500. Estimate £600-£800. Kindly email me your bids.
Kindred London, is a new, beautiful co-working community space in Hammersmith who have generously donated their venue for the event so entry is free and includes a soft drink. There’s a lovely bar at Kindred for those who may want more!
Colville Road Studios have been part of the local community in Chiswick for fifteen years and houses TEN professional artists working in a variety of media across printmaking; painting; sculpture; photography; drawing; Fine Art conservation; mixed media; film; performance and bookworks. Many artists have established teaching and exhibiting careers so you will be given a unique opportunity to meet and chat to them in their own studios. There will also be a wide range of works available to buy.
Colville Road Studios, 11 Colville Road, London W3 8BL.
Friday 14 September 5-9pm, Saturday 15, Sunday 16, 10-6pm
This exhibition will feature oil paintings, photographs and mixed media by John Pheasant and Suchi Chidambaram.
East 55 is the new Community Hub in East Street Market. It’s a friendly, relaxed co-working space, providing affordable meeting and workspace to bring people together to nurture ideas and deliver projects for the local area
Do join us on Friday June 15 for the Private view of The Summer Exhibition at Artwave West, Morecombelake, Dorset DT6 6DY.
The exhibition features the work of Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Stephen Bishop, Suchi Chidambaram, Heather Duncan, Jeannette Hays, Zoe Hyde and Leanne Stephens
The exhibition will continue until August 10
This is a mixed media on dibond by John Pheasant and Suchi Chidambaram,
A few months ago, I entered an online competition #thompscomp2017 on Instagram and was very excited to see my painting 'Walking through Baroque Ibla' in the shortlisted 5! I was euphoric to find that it was selected to be the winner!
This painting is on show at their Autumn exhibition which opens today! The exhibition continues until October 7. Please check http://www.thompsonsgallery.co.uk for further information.
'There's a Good Immigrant', is a thought-provoking exhibition that celebrates the creativity and diverse perspectives that migrants bring to British culture and the creative industries. The show will feature an array of artistic media, showcasing artists who are migrants themselves, second-generation migrants, or whose work encourages reflections on migration. The incredible line-up of contributors includes: Ildikó Buckley & Jane Palmer, Dave Buonaguidi, Suchi Chidambaram, Inua Ellams, Alison Jackson, Hormazd Narielwalla, Keith Piper, Sara Pope, Jaspreet Sangha, Sara Shamsavari, Bob & Roberta Smith and Abbas Zahedi. An animated, virtual reality piece by Aardman will also be on display.
The show is curated by Jo Wallace, who is a creative director and founder of Good Girls Eat Dinner. She also created the exhibition ‘There’s a Good Girl’.
Viewings are strictly by appointment only. To make an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about this event, please visit:
Open Studio 2017 at Colville Road Studios, London W3, September 2017
There’s a Good Immigrant exhibition at Publicis London, August 2017. This show was curated by Jo Wallace.
Sprig Exhibition at Artwave West, Dorset, March 2017
In search of colour: from Maida Vale to Madras, solo exhibition at Paddington sports club, London, in February
Vividh exhibition at Asia house 4-8 October
Kensington and Fulham Open Art Space, June - July
Group show of Indian Artists at La Porte des Indes, London, organised by Visualart UK in June
Kensington and Fulham Open spaces - exhibition of my Oil paintings and photographs by John Pheasant
Exhibition at the London Morgan showroom in Astwood mews in April
Spring exhibition with Artwave West, Dorset in March and April
Artist in residence with VeniceArtHouse, Venice, organised by Ca’Zanardi in February
Winter Exhibition with Artwave West Dorset, November - December
Kensington and Fulham open studio from 9 - 18 October
Annual open studios, Friday 25 through to Sunday 27 September at Colville Road Studios, 11 Colville Road, W3 8BL.
Summer Exhibtion with Artwave West, Dorset in July & August
Group exhibtion of Indian artists at St. James' Court, 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1 in June 2015
Exhibition with Lemongrove gallery in Chiswick, Reading and Helney-on-Thames
Spring Exhibtion with Artwave West, Dorset in March & April
Group show with Art Select Dubai in Bahrain from 7-9 December.
Kensington & Fulham open studios in October.
Group show with Artselect UK at St James Court Hotel from 5-7 October.
Open studio at Colville Road studios, W3 in September.
Feature exhibition at Lemongrove gallery in Chiswick in September.
Feature exhibition at Artwavewest, Dorset in September.
Summer show with Artwave West, Dorset, in July.
Spring show with Artwave West, Dorset, in March and April.
Ongoing exhibition at Lemongrove gallery in Chiswick, Helney-on-Thames & Reading.
Colville Art Fair at 11 Colville Road, London W3 in December
Ongoing exhibition at Lemongrove gallery in Chiswick, Helney-on-Thames and Reading from August to December.
Open studio at Colville road studios in September.
Summer show with Artwave West Dorset in July and August.
India today, group exhibtion in Riffa, Bahrain in May.
Spring show with Artwave West Dorset in March and April.
Christmas show at Colville Road Studios in December.
Autumn show with Artwave West Dorset in November and December.
Group show with Visual Art in Ahmedabad, India, in November and December.
Summer show with Artwave West Dorset, in July and August.
Group show with Artwave West Dorset, in May.
Spring show with Artwave West, Dorset, in March.
Group show with Artwave West, Dorset, from January to February.
Group show at The Nehru Centre, London W1 in March.
Group show with Artwave West, Dorset, from January to February.
Group show with Artwave West, Dorset, from November to December.
Group show at The Nehru Centre and Bhavans in London in October.
Spring show with Artwave West, Dorset, in April.
Group shows with Art Select Dubai in the Middle East in October 2010 to January 2011.
Dorset Art Fair with Artwave West from the 1st to the 3rd of October.
Group show with Art Select in Bahrain in August.
Two person show at Artwave West, Dorset in June and July.
Group show with Art Select at Leonard Hotel, London W1, in June.
Group show at Artwave West, Dorset in May.
Group show with Art Select in Quwait and Oman in May.
Spring show with Artwave West Dorset in April.
Group show with Art select, in Dubai, in March.
Group show with Art select, in Bahrain, in February.
Two person show at the Architects' Gallery, Teddington in February.
Christmas show at Artwave West, Dorset, in December.
Group show at Artwave West, from November to December.
Group show at The Architects' Gallery, Teddington, from September to November.
Group show at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai, in September.
Open studio at Acava, 11 Colville Road, London, in September.
Group show with Art Select Dubai, in Bahrain, in September.
Group show with Artwave West, from August to September.
Summer exhibition with the Architects' gallery, Teddington, from July to September.
Launch exhibition with Artwave West, in June & July.
Cambridge Art Fair, Linton, in June.
Group show with Art Select, in Dubai, in May.
Group show at The Architects' Gallery, Teddington, from April to May.
Bristol Art Fair, with Neville Contemporary Art Gallery in May.
Chelsea Art Fair with Neville Contemporary Art in London in April.
Group show with Art Select in Al Khuwair, Oman, in March.
Winter show at Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, in December.
Solo exhibition at the Nehru Centre, London, in October.
Group exhibition in Dubai, in September.
Group show by Visual Art, at Cork Street, London W1 in September.
Winter Show at Clarion Contemporary Art, London from Dec 2007 to January.
Winter show at Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, from Nov 2007 to January.
Group show by Apparao Galleries, Delhi, in October.
Group show at Apparao Galleries, Chennai, in September.
Summer exhibition at Clarion Contemporary Art, London W6, in July & August.
Two-person show at the Light Gallery, London W2, in April.
Group show by Visual Art at Gallery 28, Cork Street, London W1, in April.
Group show at Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, in March.
Winter show at Clarion Contemporary Art, King Street, London W4, in December.
Winter show at Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, Middlesex, in November.
Group show held at Travancore Palace, New Delhi, India, in August.
The Affordable Art Fair with Jonathan Poole at Battersea Park, London, in March.
Solo exhibition at The Nehru Centre, London W1, in March.