Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Names at Sluice Art Fair

I will be showing my name piece on etched mirror with Transition Gallery for The Names show at Sluice Art Fair

Transition Gallery at Sluice Art Fair
Oxo Tower Wharf,
London SE1

16-18 October 2015 11-6pm

Preview: Thursday 15 October 5 - 8.30pm

The Names is an exhibition created for Sluice that takes the artist’s signature as its theme. From Duchamp’s subversive R.Mutt to Josh Smith’s shameless painted autographs, artists have cavorted with the significance of the signature. As a rule, in the early 20th century, the signature was a vital addition to the front of an artwork, embedding the artist’s identity into the work with showy authentication. In contemporary art, however, the signature is generally discretely placed on the back of an artwork and a prominent signature has become the signifier of very bad, amateur taste.

Denying the name on the front of the work is an art world game. The value of an artwork depends upon its maker – so excluding the name means only those in the know, know for sure the veracity of the work.

In contemporary culture ‘bad taste’ can quite legitimately be resurrected and become a sign of the most adventurous tastemakers. Thus, there are now artists who knowingly embrace the potential of the signature by signing their work prominently and defiantly on the front.

The Names features a number of small works; each one is about the name / signature of the artist who made it.

The names of the artists in The Names:
Michael Ajerman, Phillip Allen, Sarah Baker, Mike Bartlett, Sara Berman, Kirsty Buchanan, Annabel Dover, Sarah Doyle, Archie Franks, Susie Hamilton, Russell Herron, Paul Housley, Henry Hussey, Marie Jacotey, Jasper Joffe, Matthew Krishanu, Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon, Alex Pearl, Michael Pybus, Harry Pye , Dallas Seitz, Alli Sharma , Corinna Spencer, Mimei Thompson, Gavin Toye, Katherine Tulloh, Rose Wylie

Friday, September 11, 2015

London, New York, Paris, Munich

I am currently showing some Kate Bush paintings at A Side B Side gallery for the "London, New York, Paris, Munich" exhibition curated by Astrid Horkheimer and Harry Pye

Its a great pop music themed show and well worth visit but be quick as it closes on the 14th Sept!

I chose Kate Bush as my subject for the show as she grew up in the area I currently live in South East London. The paintings I made for the show will eventually be made into a zine and feature interesting stories about Kate Bush (I'll post more info about the zine when its printed).
A video posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

A Side B Side Gallery
Hackney Downs Studios
Amhurst Terrace
E8 2BT

show opening dates:
11th - 14th Sept 2015

opening hours:
Mon-Fri 12-6pm (or by appointment)

A video posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

"London, New York, Paris, Munich" is an exhibition celebrating the wonderful world of Pop music.
The show opens on Thursday the 10th of September at A-side B-side Gallery and is curated by Astrid Horkheimer and Harry Pye.

Astrid says: "The aim of L.N.Y.P.M is to have a blast. Highlights of the show include Liam Scully's Beyonce tribute, Barry Thompson's drawings of Kurt Cobain, Paul Hamilton's response to The Beatles White album, a painting of Yoko Ono by Rowland Smith, a Kate Bush fanzine put together by Sarah Doyle, a gigantic Florence and The Machine painting by Julie Bennett, Sandra Turnbull's mixed media tribute to Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Dominic From Luton's work inspired by Paul Young, Pop Star obituary paintings by Hugh Mendes, and a Michael Jackson painting by Geraldine Swayne."

Harry says: "I'm really looking forward to this show. I've been collaborating with Gordon Beswick and Mikey Georgeson on several new paintings of David Bowie, which will be hung together in our "David Bowie Corner".  Gordon and I have also made a new painting of Brian Jones that was inspired by a song on Micko Westmoreland's new L.P "Your's ETC Abc" We're delighted that the p.v. of this show is also the launch party for Micko's excellent album. Hope you can make it on Thursday the 10th as I'm sure a splendid time will be had by all."

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sand Land at Den-City 1

I will be hosting "Sand Land" family workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2pm at DEN-City 1 

Do come down and help build a mini Sand City

DEN-City1 a temporary utopian city of installations, dens and assemblages. Colourfully, repurposing, and recycling on the theme ‘Work in Progress’ . DEN- City1 will be mushrooming on a prime piece of land by the Olympic site. Forget Glastonbury, this is a free space, an art city and the only place to be in response to the London Festival of Architecture.
DEN-City 1 is curated by Rebecca Feiner

Featuring talks, workshops, graffiti artoff, stand up comedy to poetry, performance special opening night and many other surprises…

Friday June 26,- 6-9pm/ Saturday June 27, 2-9pm/ Sunday June 29, 1-4pm

Forman's Fish Island Riviera
H.Forman & Son, Stour Road
E3 2NT

Veggie Superheros at Camberwell Arts Fesival

I had a great time this weekend making Fruit and Veg Super Heros with families at Myatts Fields park for Camberwell Arts Festival. The theme of this years Festival is feast and the Fruit and Veg heroes will be at Myatts Fields for you to feast your eyes on for the run of the festival at the round house in Myatts Field's

20 - 28 June 2015

Myatt’s Fields Park
12a Calais Street

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Plumstead Make Merry Activity Sheets

Plumstead Make Merry is a wonderful festival which happens once a year on the 6th June on Plumstead Common.

This year I have been invited to create a Plumstead themed children's activity pack for the Plumstead Make Merry, which is available now to download on the webpage here

I hope you enjoy doing some of these South London themed activities no matter what your age 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Arty Magazine: British Culture Issue

I have a piece about Vintage Charms in the new British Culture issue of Arty Magazine

Dusty Bin charm

Arty magazine is designed and edited by Cathy Lomax
It is available to buy at Transition Gallery along with these other stockists
it can also be purchased online here

Jubilee charm

summer 2015

British culture is not all about heritage, despite what the tourists may think. But our rich history does infuse many of the things that we live with in day-to-day contemporary Britain and there are historical mementoes all around us. This could be read as an inherent conservatism – a longing to keep things as they ever were. But I think this is to misread the situation. We are a country that has made many mistakes but the physical historic reminders and our public ease in being critical about how things are, mean that we should be optimistic. I genuinely think we are a more tolerant and reasonable nation then practically any other.

The artist / contributors to Arty British Culture are... Larry Achiampong, David Blandy, Jackie Chettur, Annabel Dover, Sarah Doyle, Luci Eyers, Archie Franks, Susie Hamilton, Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon, Gabrielle de la Puente, Matt Rowe, Alli Sharma, Mimei Thompson and Ben Westley Clarke
They look at... hen nights, the NHS, gothic heart-throbs, pub signs, bird watching, David Bowie, abandoned dogs, Carry on Nurse, drinking, allotments, bar taps, Thomas Hardy, charms, breakfast, Ben Whishaw, accents, discrimination…

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Fall Of The Rebel Angels

I am showing new work in The Fall Of The Rebel Angels show at the Venice Biennale curated by Vanya Balogh

Castello 1610/A, VENEZIA 30122

Vernissage Days
6 & 7th May
Final preview day > 8th May
open daily from 6pm ~ 10pm


Artists ~
Alice Herrick + Pascal Rousson + Laura Hynd
Gordon Faulds + Dallas Seitz + Nerys Mathias
John Plowman + Birgit Jensen + Mark Woods
Franko B + Sian Kate-Mooney + Cedric Christie
Agnetha Sjogren + Loukas Morley + Gavin Turk
Hedley Roberts + Rebecca Scott + Vanya Balogh
Danny Pockets + Lee Maelzer + Jola Spytkovska
Tomaz Kramberger + Danielle Hodson + Jim Bond
Gzillion Artist + Susana Sanroman + Rekha Sameer
Glen Fitzy Fitzpatrick + Sonja Engelhardt + Max Sudhues
Maria Jose Arceo + Emanuel Fanslau + Robert Barta
Joanna McCormick + Tiziana Mandolesi + Dean Todd
Sarah Sparkes + Richard Ducker + Paul Sakoilsky
Jordane Yarden Gaudenzi + Jim Racine + Bella Land
Sarah Doyle + Patrick Morrissey & Clive Hanz Hancock
Valerie Driscoll + Garry Doherty + Maria Teresa Gavazzi
Lili Ren + Ashley Scott Fitzgerald + Andie Macario
Stephen Hall + Tom Estes + Jude Cowan Montague
Slobodan Trajkovic + Elena Muti + Thomas Behling
Ibby Doherty & Charlie Weathley + Toni Gallagher
Rona Smith + Shuby + Maslen & Mehra + Steve Smith
Inesa & Barrington De La Roche / Dark Theatre
Lorenzo Belenguer + Roger Clarke + Liz Sheridan
Marisa Polin + Hugo Von Hugo + Taline Temizian
Michael Petry + Rebecca Feiner + Stefan Draschan
Gonny Glass + Jonas Ransson + Darren Coffield
Eva Raboso + MC + Ernesto Romano + Ray Gange
Roberto Ekholm + Marie-Louise Jones + Spizz Energi
Julia Maddison + William Angus-Hughes + Louise Gibson
Tracey Moberly + Martin Sexton + Fiona Haines
Vanja Karas + Sooz Belnavis + Thomas J Ridley
Becca Quirk + Bob Lawson + Paulina Otlylie Surys
DJ Roberts + Paul Gildea + Susan Schulman + Aly Helyer
Alex Cepalovic + David Brian Smith + Michal Cole
Paul Coombs + Negin Vaziri + Geraldine Swayne
John Stephens + Francesco La Porta & Tommaso Bagnati
Birgitta Hosea + Thomas Draschan + Alexis Harding
India Roper- Evans + Anne Robinson + David Brock
Samuel Brzeski <>


Exhibition open from
9th May ~ 23th June 2015
open daily from 12pm ~ 7pm

Finissage Party
24th June 6pm ~ 10pm

Kindly supported by
Bath SPA & University Of East London

For ltd edition catalogue, press release
and further info email, txt or call:
0044 / 07587454613

interview with the curator Vanya Balogh about the show here 

Here is a preview of some of the work I made in preparation for the show:

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese Open 2015: Year Of The Sheep

I will be showing work at this years Chinese Open: Year Of The Sheep

The show is exclusively open for 1 day only

Sunday 22nd Feb 12pm - 6pm

20 Newport Place
(Soho, Chinatown )

"The Sheep are among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm. As it is white, people describe
delicate and precious white jade to be 'suet jade'. 
Thus it is close to the meaning of good things."

A Historic 3rd Consecutive CHINESE OPEN reclaims the
multi-storey car park on Newport Place in the heart of Soho, Chinatown. You are cordially invited to join us and celebrate the arrival of sheep in our midst. Initiated in 2013 by two London based artists Cedric Christie & Vanya Balogh this years exhibition will feature over 100 international artists who work in various media including performative, video and site specific sound installation. Entry is free and we open at 12 noon sharp. Soho will be closed down to traffic on the Sunday 22nd and we highly recommend a brisk walk to Chinatown to view this exquisite show presented in a unique setting.

Welcome To The Year Of Sheep :)
Kindly supported by Geoffrey Leong PR & Q PARK

Private View Party > Sunday 22nd February 2015
12 noon until 6pm > Level -1 & Level -7 / use the stairs /
Bring Your Own Booze

Chinese Open 2015 > Artists on Show
Alice HERRICK / Pascal ROUSSON / Mark WOODS / Tracey MOBERLY / Cedric CHRISTIE / Rebecca SCOTT / Roger CLARKE / Sarah SPARKES / Vanya BALOGH / Toni GALLAGHER / Sarah BUCKLE / Julia MADDISON / John STEPHENS / Siobhan BRADSHAW / Cate LIS / Jonas RANSSON / Christina MITRENTSE / Samia MALIK / Kaitlyn Helene SASS / Jonathan RAVEN / Urban XXX / Sarah DOYLE / Jim RACINE / Fiona HAINES / Blair ZAYE / Karen AY / Andrew STYS / Miyuki KASAHARA / Xiao YU / Steve SMITH / David LEAPMAN / Hugo Van HUGO / Glen Fitzy FITZPATRICK / Susana Lopez FERNANDEZ / Gzillion ARTIST / Becca QUIRK / Lorenzo BELENGUER / Valerie PEZERON / Chris SIMPSON / Rebecca FEINER / Phillip Raymond GOODMAN & Black Iron KISSES / Danny POCKETS / Vanja KARAS / Calum F KERR / Danielle HODSON / Andrew STANNEY / Rekha SAMEER / Ashley Scott FITZGERALD / Jude Cowan MONTAGUE / Alex DIPPLE / Mark O ROURKE / Geraldine SWAYNE / Martin SEXTON / Anita BRYAN / Jonathan HOOD / Sooz BELNAVIS / Patrick DODDS / Dean TODD / Slobodan TRAJKOVIC / India RoperEVANS / Negin VAZIRI / Grassy NOEL / Martin Paul EVERETT / Tom ESTES / Paul SAKOILSKY / KeelerTORNERO / LHDH / Andie MACARIO / Ray GANGE / Harry YEFF / Jeffrey DISTRONAUT / Maria Teresa GAVAZZI / Ot LYLIE / Ben HOPPER / Taline TEMIZIAN / Ibby DOHERTY / Nadia BALLAN / Hedley ROBERTS / Julian FIRTH / Patrick MORRISSEY & Clive Hanz HANCOCK / Sex23 / Joanna McCORMICK / Loukas MORLEY / Giles ABBOTT / Mikey GEORGESON / Tisna WESTERHOF / Stimulus LTD / Emma HARVEY / Robert Noah TIGG / Samuel BRZESKI / Roman TAHER / Birgitta HOSEA / Desdemona VARON / Victor VELVET / Jim ROSEVEARE / Garry DOHERTY / Jake MODERN / Maslen & MEHRA / Djelal ISPANEDI / Gillian DUFFY / Norman MINE / Stephane BLUMER / Sheila BUCKLEY /Francesca PAPPACODA/ dj ROBERTS / Sofia BORGES / Parkash KA KAUR / Lucinda BOLTON / Paul GILDEA / Alexi WORRALL / Sharon DREW / Mark JONES / Thomas J RIDLEY / Tracie SHAYLOR / Toko YAMAMOTO & Giles WALKER / Sophie DICKENS / Sean WORRALL / Brad PITTS & Downey JUNIORS / Susana SANROMAN / William Angus-HUGHES / Tiziana MANDOLESI / Andrew BAILEY / Peter GRAVELLE / Deborah BEE ARTIST / Marie - Louise JONES / Thomas Dilenschneider-CODOL / David Brian SMITH / Aerial SPARKS / Dimitrios OIKONOMOU / Yi-Ling WO / Thomas DRASCHAN /