Motherhood exhibition: Thursday 20 to Sunday 30 March 2014 (Mother’s Day)
The Chelsea Library, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Rd, London SW3 5EZ
Mon, Tues, Thurs, 9.30am-8pm
Wed, Fri, Sat, 9.30am-5pm & Sun, 1- 5pm
Closest tube: Sloane Square
Motherhood is a Chelsea portrait exhibition and book celebrating mothers, grandmothers and mothers-in-law, by the Lots Road Group for Mother’s Day.
The exhibition features 16 portraits by figurative artists who met when studying portraiture at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Lots Road. It runs at The Chelsea Library, Kings Road, SW3 from Thursday, 20 March until Mother’s Day (30 March).
The portraits are executed in a variety of media from oils, acrylics and pastels to print. Some were completed from life, others after death from studies and photographs.
Accompanying text provides a fascinating insight into the craft of portrait painting: from the artist who set aside her oils for speedier pastels to portray her mother with life-long back problems, to another who describes the quick work required to capture the likeness of a mother-in-law, suffering from Alzheimer’s, who would ‘forget’ her presence, to another who listened to the music she used to share with her mother to help her complete the portrait begun before her death.
The Lots Road Group was established to facilitate camaraderie and provide a platform for exhibiting and maintaining professional networks. In 2014 they have come together to create this tribute to motherhood.
For updates please visit www.facebook.com/thelotsroadgroup and http://thelotsroadgroup.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/welcome/