Current exhibition


Manka Dowling

Willesden Gallery 5-16 December 2017
Private view, 7 December, 18.00-21.00

In this exhibition Manka Dowling is showing works from different times in her life.

“I would like to bring humour and colour to those viewing my paintings. They reflect my travels to different countries and also my sub-conscious. I hope that people will smile when looking at them.”

Manka Dowling (ne Maria Skibinska) settled in England 47 years ago after completing her studies in the Warsaw Academy of Art and obtaining an MA (Honours) in painting and graphics. Her first exhibition in London was at the Woodstock Gallery in 1972 and since then she has participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions in countries such as the USA (where she obtained an International Womens Year Award in 1976), Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Monte Carlo, Poland and England. Her latest exhibitions were in Bordighera’s Institute of Culture (Italy) in 2016 and an individual exhibition in Lodz in Poland October 2017. She is a member of APA (Association of Polish Artists in London.)

In her long career she has travelled widely and makes sketches where ever she goes which she turns into finished works. Examples of this are “Holiday in Turkey 1 & 2” and “Metamorphosis in Andalusia”.

To contact for more information about paintings and prices ring 0208 560 2618.


Upcoming exhibitions

Timeless patternsTimeless patterns - China lost in time

by Mateusz Łapsa-Malawski

19 December 2017 to 6 January 2018
Opening Night: 19 December 2017 6pm to 9pm

‘Timeless Patterns - China lost in time’ is the first solo show on British soil by Mateusz Lapsa-Malawski, Kensal Rise’s resident and one of HM Government’s own Lead Technical Architects.
Mat is a digital native, living and breathings binary at work. In his spare time he compliments his digital expertise and life with photography, sculpting and ceramics.

This exhibition is not a travel photography show from a random trip to China. What Mat captures is modern day China in a pure analogue way, the timelessness of a country that is transforming itself.

Mat chose to only work with medium format black and white film. All the images on display have been captured on a classic and non-digital Hasselblad 503cw and Carl Zeiss Planar lenses 2.8x80mm/150x4mm on Kodak Pro 400 T-Max film.

Mat affirms that this particular technological choice helps him to visualise the connection between now and the past. It encapsulates a timelessness in the frame. By forcing the author to the meticulous manual light measurement, focusing, and development it returns magic to the photography. It allows him to steal the magic to open the timelessness window. Where: now, past and future are one.

Enjoy the artist’s sentimental travel to the lost China that was, is, and will become.



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