Richard Tilbury, Annie Eastham, Fiona Bailey and Rebecca Elliott
24 September – 5 October 2019
Private View 26 September 18.00 – 21.00
Four friends find themselves exhibiting together and the common thread emerges: The artists in the group show Ephemera have been exploring the theme of the ephemeral in their work over the last few years; in this fast-changing world our awareness of the transitory nature of not just objects but experiences, beauty, the built and natural environment and life itself are an immersive source of inspiration.
A group exhibition featuring local artists working in glass, silver, photography, print and paint.
Annie Eastham is a talented artist and jewellery designer. She is a skilled silversmith with exquisite attention to detail, her handcrafted pieces with their representation of natural form are in collections as far as the United States. The delicate flower paintings she has painted for this show capture the fleeting light of blooms before they fade.
Photographer Fiona Bailey has an ability to see and capture the moment in time just before things change forever. There is a still melancholy in her recent series ‘Empty Home’s’, joy and pride in her ‘Rites of Passage, Portraits from Prom.” and a breath-holding beauty in her portraits documenting the passing of childhood and Generation Z.
Rebecca Elliott’s wonderfully observed lino prints of Willesden buildings document the changing face of our city, most recently a little cluster of Edwardian buildings in Harlesden; the Salvation Army, the old Picture House and the warehouse behind shortly to make way for housing. Her lino stills of animals and plants using the traditional printing format belie the transitory nature of their existence.
Richard Tilbury is a glass artist with a fascination with materials and colour and whose skilful experiments with kiln formed glass techniques result in wonderful and unique glassware. His creations respond to changes of the light and place and delight with their texture and luminosity. For this show he has referenced the flowers and birds of his childhood in homage to his mother and their shared Spanish roots.