Virtual Exhibition

The Joy of Things to Come

The JOANNA BIRD GALLERY is delighted to announce its Winter Exhibition, The Joy of Things to Come. The Exhibition will run from 15th November – 15th December, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm, or by appointment.

We are pleased to be showing a selection of outstanding contemporary work set alongside that of historic masters. The work on display draws on a wide variety of art and craft disciplines: sculptural ceramics, porcelain, hand blown glass, and studio pottery. The artists represented in The Joy of Things to Come include: Dawn Bendick, Prue Cooper, Pippin Drysdale, Elizabeth Fritsch, Lobmeyr Glass, Hanne Heuch, Francis Lloyd-Jones, Tom Perkins, Judith Rowe, Anthony Scala, Pam Su, Louisa Taylor, Miranda Thomas, Kaja Upelj,Matthew Warner, Gregory Warren Wilson.

Also works by past masters: Alan Caiger-Smith, Edward Hughes, William Staite Murray, Lucie Rie and Charles Vyse will be exhibited.

This virtual exhibition features a few select pieces, although there is more work available from each artist exhibited. Please visit the artists’ pages for our full listings, or email info@joannabird.com for more information.

The Joy of Things to Come

Virtual Exhibition

Rites of Passage

The JOANNA BIRD GALLERY is delighted to announce its Summer Exhibition, Rites of Passage. The Exhibition will run from 8th June – 19th July, Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am – 5.00pm, or by appointment.

We are pleased to be showing a selection of outstanding contemporary work set alongside that of historic masters. The work on display draws on a wide variety of art and craft disciplines: sculptural ceramics, porcelain, hand cut glass, and studio pottery. The artists represented in Rites of Passage include: Richard Batterham, Emmanuel Boos, Michael Cardew, Carina Ciscato, Hanne Heuch, Akiko Hirai, Tom Perkins, William Plumptre, Lucie Lie, Matthew Warner and Gregory Warren Wilson.

The exhibition includes a beautiful catalogue with words written by the artists themselves, who were asked to reflect on the various ‘rites of passage’ which have brought them to where they are today: outstanding practitioners in their own right. The result is a unique insight into the personal journeys of each of these exceptional artists.

This virtual exhibition features a few select pieces, although there is more work available from each artist exhibited. Please visit the artists’ pages for our full listings, or email info@joannabird.com for more information.

Rites of Passage

Virtual Exhibition

Collect 2023

JOANNA BIRD CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIONS has exhibited at Collect every year since it began in 2004. This year, the gallery will be showing outstanding examples of work by a selection of international artists, each of whom is supremely accomplished in their field: ceramics, glass and sculpture.

The exhibition will feature several new artists showing with Joanna for the first time, including Emmanuel Boos, Hanne Heuch, Lucille Lewin, Anthony Scala and Kaja Upelj. There will also be a range of new work in glass by Steffen Dam, Dawn Bendick and Gregory Warren Wilson, as well as new work in ceramics by Halima Cassell and Matthew Warner.

Celebrated works by Studio Pottery Masters, including Bernard Leach, Elizabeth Fritsch, Lucie Rie and Norah Braden, will also be on display.

We hope you will enjoy the collection that Joanna has selected for Collect 2023 at Artsy.net from March 1st — 5th.

Image right: Spine, Emmanuel Boos

Collect 2023

Virtual Exhibition

Point of Balance

The JOANNA BIRD GALLERY is delighted to announce its Autumn Exhibition, Point of Balance. The Exhibition will run from 12th October – 16th December, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm. We look forward to showing a selection of outstanding contemporary pieces and historic masters, set within the three Galleries and the garden. The work being shown draws on a wide variety of art and craft disciplines: sculptural ceramics, porcelain, dichroic glass & cast glass, and conceptual art. In this ground-breaking Exhibition, Point of Balance, the artists represented include: Dawn Bendick, whose work has recently been acquired by the National Museum of Norway, Halima Cassell, Florian Gadsby, Sun Kim, Bernard Leach, Lucille Lewin, Lucie Rie, Kaja Upelj, Matthew Warner (QEST scholar) and Gregory Warren Wilson. In addition, and to add further interest, each artist has been asked to consider and write about how Point of Balance reveals itself in their work.

Point of Balance

Virtual Exhibition

The Sunlight on the Garden

June 21st – July 26th 2022

We warmly welcome you to our Summer Exhibition, The Sunlight on the Garden. On display will be an array of new work in ceramics, glass, basketry, and letter carving on slate.

Viewings at our Chiswick gallery will be open from Wednesday 22nd June – 26th July, Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm. For more information, please call us on 020-8995-9960 or email info@joannabird.com.

Exhibiting artists include Sylvia Aguirre, Dawn Bendick, Clive Bowen, Karen Bunting, Alan Caiger-Smith, Halima Cassell, Joanna Constantinidis, Sotis Filippides, Gwyn Hanssen-Pigott, Akiko Hirai, Joe Hogan, Bernard Leach, Francis Lloyd-Jones, Tom Perkins, Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie, Lucie Rie, Judith Rowe, Rupert Spira, Annie Turner, Matthew Warner, Charles Vyse and Gregory Warren Wilson.

The exhibition will also feature several stone carvings by Morgan Edwards, Steffan Lomax and Imogen Long, this year’s graduates from the City & Guilds of London Art School.

 

The Sunlight on the Garden

Virtual Exhibition

Collect 2022

JOANNA BIRD CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIONS was founded in 1994. The London Gallery exhibits outstanding work from international artists specialising in studio ceramics, studio glass, objets d’art and conceptual art.

Joanna trained with Michael Cardew. Now, as a curator, her particular expertise is in juxtaposing avant-garde work from living artists with examples of outstanding twentieth-century art.

She has a distinguished reputation as an expert in her field, and lectures internationally. Private collectors and curators from museums all over the world regularly consult her on important acquisitions.

Artists include: Steffen Dam (Denmark), Dawn Bendick (USA), Pippin Drysdale (Australia), Hattori Makiko (Japan), Gregory Warren Wilson (UK).

Image right: Dawn Bendick, Time Rock Stack XVI

Collect 2022

Virtual Exhibition

Jeu d’esprit

November 4th – December 16th 2021

We are delighted to present Joanna Bird Gallery’s Winter Exhibition, Jeu d’esprit. The exhibition will run from 4th November – 16th December 2021, Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm. Jeu d’esprit describes the play of the spirit. Joanna has brought together a group of artists whose work embodies that playful spirit and wit.

The artists represented in Jeu d’esprit include: Svend Bayer, Hélène Binet, Carina Ciscato, Prue Cooper, Steffen Dam, Pippin Drysdale, Akiko Hirai, Edward Hughes, Chris Keenan, Miyu Kurihara, Lucie Rie, Rupert Spira, Miranda Thomas, Matthew Warner, Gregory Warren Wilson, Philip Wood and Yali Glass. We are very pleased to be introducing three new artists, Oldrich Asenbryl, Edgar Campden, and Kate Windibank.

We much look forward to showing you a selection of outstanding contemporary work. We hope the exhibition will ignite the joyful spirit in all of us, for the festive season ahead.

With best wishes,

Joanna and team

Image right: Akiko Hirai, Poppy Pods

 

Jeu d’esprit

Virtual Exhibition

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

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Virtual Exhibition

COLLECT 2021

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)

COLLECT 2021

Virtual Exhibition

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

 

JOIE DE VIVRE

Virtual Exhibition

AUTORITRATTO

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

AUTORITRATTO