The Garden of Earthly Delights
July 8th – September 8th 2021
Joanna Bird is delighted to be presenting work drawing on a wide variety of art and craft disciplines: sculptural ceramics, letter carving in slate, lanterns, basketry, as well as objects intended for outdoor occasions – jugs for lemonade, carafes, glasses, ceramic vessels, linen and gelato spoons.
The Gallery’s garden is well established, having been designed thirty-five years ago by the celebrated landscape architect Simon Irvine. It provides an ideal setting for this exhibition, and the artists included have responded with outstanding originality to the inspiration offered by natural form, and by elements fundamental to garden design: proportion, form, light, and nature itself.
Image right: Ingot Trio, Carina Ciscato
February 24th – May 31st 2021
JOANNA BIRD CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIONS has exhibited at COLLECT every year since it began in 2004. This year Joanna is delighted to be showing outstanding examples of work by a selection of international artists, each of whom is supremely accomplished in their field: ceramics, glass, sculpture, gold-tooled leather, textiles.
We hope you will enjoy the collection that Joanna has selected for COLLECT at Artsy.net from February 26th — March 26th and thereafter until May 31st appointments are welcome to view the Exhibition at our Chiswick Gallery when Government directives allow.
Image right: Cabinet of Curiosities, Steffen Dam ( View a short video by the Danish Embassy about here)
JOIE DE VIVRE
17th November – 17th December 2020
At the heart of “Joie de Vivre” is each artist’s unique creativity; it is this which enables them to make original and enduring work which, in turn, revels in the very joy it conveys. The pieces in the exhibition encompass both traditional techniques that are being reinvented by artists today, as well as new work that is innovative in its originality. The disciplines represented include: silversmithing, studio ceramics, glass, textiles, carved wood, basket weaving, photography and fine art.
We very much hope that you will take pleasure in the brilliant colourfulness and exuberance of this exhibition. The pieces can all be viewed online, and you are welcome to visit the Chiswick Gallery from 2nd December – 17th December where the three galleries and garden can accommodate social distancing. Private appointments are welcome.
Image right: The Abacus Dreams in Colour, Gregory Warren Wilson
July 15th – September 15th, Virtual Exhibition
July 28th – September 15th, Chiswick Gallery, Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm. Open by appointment at other times.
This exhibition gives seventeen artists, unconditionally, the chance to exhibit work that they feel most truly represents them. It focuses particularly on how these artists have come to evaluate their own work. In doing so, it offers us a rare insight into a wide range of contemporary artistic sensibilities.
When an artist is willing to show work that they feel represents them at their best, and offer us their words, it is an inspiration for those of us who are lucky enough to witness and to be enriched by it. The works represented include ceramics, glass, textiles, photography and conceptual pieces.
Image right: The Visitor, V by Hélène Binet