The Square Gallery London

London's Youngest Gallery

Art gallery promoting young and emerging contemporary artists. London based gallery run by Morgane Wagner, Britain's newest and youngest gallery owner. Aiming to connect London's community and the art world.


The Breaking Point
Jul
20
to Aug 3

The Breaking Point

’’We have lived in the garden so long, that we have all but forgotten the commonplaces of survival’’ - John Wyndham

The Breaking Point is an immersive exhibition, taking you on a journey, which challenges our need to engage in the critical dialogues occurring around climate change, and the need to understand our role within the environment. The aim is to provoke ideas around accessible solutions, and raise awareness for an issue that’s becoming ever more intangible, complex and unsettling. Ram Vafa and Bertie Sampson come together to create works of art that question their relationship to our land and translate the detrimental effect that we as humans have on our planet. The works showcased range between paintings, sculpture and motion light projections.

The Breaking Point holds a dramatic mirror to a contemporary global concern: Throughout our journey on earth we have left more than just a human footprint – we have reached our breaking point. There are some who yearn for an earlier world where humanity and living things seemed to exist in harmony and who deplore the way we are busy destroying the world of Nature.

Presented by The Earth Issue and based on the importance of sharing vulnerability in art, The Breaking Point is a multi-sensory experience and installation of Earth matter that is open for human interaction. The exhibition is founded on the idea that collaborations turn artistic statements into invitations to everyone, to feed into the intention of collective action and inspire social change through human connection.

The Earth Issue is a collective of artists and creative professionals working at the intersection of fine art and environmentalism. In common, we share a dedication to raising awareness for the beauty of nature, using art and image culture as a diving force for environmental activism. The collaborators of The Earth Issue aim to highlight a growing interesting amongst young artists to awaken society’s complacent consciousness towards our planet; to inspire and harness the power of social change.

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Together We Rise …..
Jul
8
11:00am11:00am

Together We Rise …..

I’m exceptionally thrilled to announce my next exhibition which will be held at The Square Gallery, Battersea Square, London on July 8th 2017, 11am – 4.30pm

This will be a portfolio exhibition featuring the following collections:-

#TogetherWeRise

A collection of female portraiture celebrating the strength, wisdom and true beauty of women who have overcome life changing challenges.  I shall be joined by two inspirational women whose portraits will be on show, each of which will be presenting a short talk about their lives.

12 Midday –  The Iron Will Of Caroline Bramwell  

In 2004 Caroline was  diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an autoimmune condition where the body’s infection defences start to attack healthy tissue. Four years down the line, Caroline was practically housebound and in constant, severe pain. After much soul searching, she eventually decided to undergo stoma surgery and hasn’t looked back since.  Having lost over two stone in weight, six months after surgery Caroline had taken up cycling and had successfully ridden from London to Paris in under 24hours for charity.

But that wasn’t the end of it.

Three years ago Caroline learnt to swim and, to cut a long story short, she’s now well on track to become an Ironman Triathlete.

Caroline will be talking about why you shouldn’t be frightened of surgery, about turning negatives into positives and  about working towards your dream, knowing that you can achieve it.

I guess we may not always be able to control the hand we’re dealt, be we can control the way we react to it – and Caroline will show you how.

By the way, we decided to do the shoot with the ileostomy bag clearly in view and I’m glad, because there’s nothing more beautiful or feminine than a woman who is proud to being herself.

You can read Caroline’s story at http://www.ironostomy.co.uk  – it is well worth visiting!

 

1pm – In the Moment with Lucy McCance. 

Lucy McCance is a breast cancer survivor,  currently going through chemotherapy.  Lucy asked me to take her portrait during her cancer treatments because, even through the toughest, most gruelling aspects of her chemo, she wanted to let other women know that this process could be faced with courage, humour and dignity.

To help her through the treatment, Lucy thought of her body as an art form, one that challenged our media’s traditional view of feminine beauty born from centuries of patriarchy.  Lucy’s portraits proudly reveal the true beauty of her scars, whilst her bare head is adorned with a spiralling cascade of henna tattoos.

Lucy will be talking about her cancer experience, and providing hope and inspiration for all those who are facing similar challenges. As Lucy says, “Wherever possible, I’ve sought to embrace all the new experiences that cancer has brought me, trusting that they are temporary, and seeking to make the most of them.”

Lucy is a woman who is not just a picture of infinite beauty, humour and courage, she IS infinite beauty, humour and courage.

I know you’ll find her talk an inspiration

#TheWisdomOfWaves

A collection of surf and wave orientated artwork and fine art seascapes illustrating the healing, transcendental beauty of the North Devon coastline. I’ll also be launching my book entitled, The Wisdom Of Waves – A Companion For Your Soul.

My hope is that this little combo of waves and words will help all those experiencing life’s hardships –  bereavement, stress, illness and depression.

For more information on the artwork and to receive some words of calm, please feel free to visit www.seagerworld.co.uk and just breathe a while.

#The Muse

A series of female portraits inspired by the many faces of talented actress and comedienne, Leanne Stott. Whether depicting the glamorous star, the mother, the career girl, the girl next door, the lover or the Goddess, Leanne perfectly creates her character to depict the raw and infinite beauty of the Feminine.

For more information on this magnificent actress, please go to www.leannestott.com.

#TheLegacyofEquus

Featuring a collection of metallic and Chromaluxe® fine art prints showcasing the magical beauty of wild horses – including AHHC Spanish Mustangs and Devon’s own Dartmoor and Exmoor Ponies. These images show us why it has always been said that these magical creatures can ride between worlds.

Join them on their journey, let them take you to other worlds ….. just trust.

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The Arrival: Collaboration with Thomas's School x The Glass Door Charity
Jun
20
to Jun 26

The Arrival: Collaboration with Thomas's School x The Glass Door Charity

The arrival is a collaboration with Thomas's School, Battersea, held in aid of the Glass Door Charity.

Pupils belonging to the school's 'Invitation Art Club', have taken inspiration from Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson's painting The Arrival in creating their own large scale oil paintings as a response to the Futurist piece. Their work, and sculptures belonging to younger students, will be shown alongside artists previously exhibited at the Square Gallery, Marine Lefebvre and Sin Park.

With first refusal going to pupil's parents, proceeds from the children’s works sold will go to the Glass Door Charity; London's largest emergency winter night shelter. From November to early April, Glass Door is able to offer shelter to 100 men and women each night, as well as providing food, showers, laundry facilities, and advice to guests. In addition to shelter and comfort, Glass door helps the homeless build a stable future.

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herOiNE: The Future is Pink
May
12
to May 28

herOiNE: The Future is Pink

he Square Gallery London celebrates its first birthday with the new show, heroine; a group exhibition featuring several emerging women artists, including Daisy Parris, Hannah Louise Ward, Lucy Hardcastle, Romily Alice, Faye Wei Wei, Bethany Hadfield, Joslyn Willauer, Corie Denby McGowan and Myriah Acosta. 

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May
8
to May 10

Wandsworth Fringe Festival

About Hercules Fisherman

“Hercules Fisherman is a veteran (but never “established” or “formula” — always progressing and innovatory!) independent renaissance polymath of many parts.  Multimedia visual artist, exhibition and event originator and presenter, publisher and technologist.  All-around and adventurous creator and entrepreneur.  While also advisor and consultant in these and other fields.  As well as being active and diversifying, Fisherman’s track record has been and still is well covered and documented. “

Douglas Park

Hercules Fisherman recently returned from his Far East tour, where he was invited to work and exhibit a series of sensual paintings produced, in Thailand and Japan. These works strongly influenced by classic Japanese and Eastern techniques with a modern touch.

Hercules is an award-winning artist, publisher, technologist and serial entrepreneur. He has a keen interest in Sumi paintings and a fascination with Zen-Kanji calligraphy, experimenting with fluid nature of the medium, where magical and shimmering hues result from the application of Sumi brushes and inks on rice papers. A selection of his recent work was on exhibit for the first time in Japan at the inaugural opening of Shin Star Gallery. 

Hercules has built a reputation for a strong body of work over the years that include painting, sculpture, installation and performance art. He has exhibited at international art centres and events in countries and private collections around the world.

His work has gained recognition in UK newspapers and magazines including The Face, The Guardian, Sunday Times, ID and Harpers & Queen, to name a few. He has been on TV and featured in films such as London Kills Me by Hanif Kureishi. Hercules has also launched popular clubs and events including Our Wonderful Culture hosting celebrities like Vivienne Westwood, and interviews with Lucian Freud, Leigh Bowery, Richard Hamilton, Yoko Ono, and Gilbert and George.

Hercules has held artist residencies at De Fabrik, Netherlands, The Fridge London, Paradise Wild Life Park, Shin Star Gallery - Thailand and Japan.

Hercules is a passionate protagonist for the advancement of culture, high-tech and social change, and widely recognised for mentoring high-tech start-ups. He recently participated in a major Human Rights fundraising event held at the United Nations in Geneva along with Daniel Barenboim and others, promoting peace and principals for the Universal Rights Declaration.

He is NED, Tech and Innovation Consultant at various startup and educational institutes, accelerators and academics in and outside the UK.

A regular speaker and participants at international art and tech events widely travelled across the world with international connections in every continent.

He is also an Advisory Board Member /

Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI) which Goldsmiths is one of the leading Universities involved. Hercules has been active in supporting and shaping the initial funding application through, making contributions, connections and help to find right work placements in the industry for the doctorates.

He was apointed at Trampery-Republic as one of the resident “Creative Pioneers” contributing with workshops and lectures, his studio is also at the same square.

His upcoming events are the Hackstock Festival part of Fringe for Sci-Fi London at Trampery - Old street and exhibiting at the Square gallery at The Wandsworth Art Festival next month

Please contact 07799641948or email hercules@herx.org for more details links to social media also include

http://herx.org

http://twitter.com/herx

http://facebook.com/herxf

http://instagram.com/herxf

http://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on/sumi-live-paintings-and-workshops

perhaps having these above details would be good for now

and mention that I will be there tonight for drink and draw session carrying on with some sumi paintings at this session

I have done the installation if you would like to see would be good to get your opinion on it.

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Drink 'N' Draw 20.03.16
Mar
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Drink 'N' Draw 20.03.16

We are very pleased to announce that we will be continuing our exciting new life drawing classes at The Square Gallery London, taking place on alternating Mondays between 7 and 9pm.

Classes are to be hosted by Morgane Wagner and Corie Denby McGowan, and will begin with a warm up of drawing games before moving the focus on to our life model for the evening.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Egon Schiele and Chris Ofili, these will be ‘Drink ‘n’ Draw’ sessions; we will provide several beverages, with participants receiving one on arrival, thereafter making a donation per glass. For those of us less inclined toward Bacchic inspiration for the benefit of our artistic production, there will also be a non-alcoholic option.

Tickets can be bought online here and are priced at £15 for adults and £12 for students. Places are limited so we recommend booking soon.

Participants are advised to bring their own materials; however, for an extra cost we can provide pencils, charcoal and paper.

If the strenuous concentration required of a life drawing class makes you hungry, then you’ll be pleased to know that attendees are entitled to 25% off the food bill at the Queenswood restaurant over the road in Battersea Square.

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Drink 'N' Draw 06.03.17
Mar
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Drink 'N' Draw 06.03.17

We are very pleased to announce that we will be continuing our exciting new life drawing classes at The Square Gallery London, taking place on alternating Mondays between 7 and 9pm. 

Classes are to be hosted by Morgane Wagner and Corie Denby McGowan, and will begin with a warm up of drawing games before moving the focus on to our life model for the evening.  

Taking inspiration from the likes of Egon Schiele and Chris Ofili, these will be ‘Drink ‘n’ Draw’ sessions; we will provide several beverages, with participants receiving one on arrival, thereafter making a donation per glass. For those of us less inclined toward Bacchic inspiration for the benefit of our artistic production, there will also be a non-alcoholic option. 

Tickets can be bought online here and are priced at £15 for adults and £12 for students. Places are limited so we recommend booking soon.

Participants are advised to bring their own materials; however, for an extra cost we can provide pencils, charcoal and paper.

If the strenuous concentration required of a life drawing class makes you hungry, then you’ll be pleased to know that attendees are entitled to 25% off the food bill at the Queenswood restaurant over the road in Battersea Square.   

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Art In The Attic
Mar
2
to Mar 9

Art In The Attic

The Square Gallery’s Art in the Attic Sale - Thursday 2nd – Sunday 12th March 2017

A Sale of Your Surplus and Spare Art.

Are you storing any artwork in your attic, under the stairs or tucked away in a corner? Perhaps you have a delicate etching, an abstract assemblage, or maybe even a whole collection of fascinating works which deserve appreciation?  On the other hand, you might be a buyer and in the market for that particular piece which is missing from your wall, something to round off your meticulously imagined interior, be it modern or traditional.

Whether you are upsizing or downsizing The Square Gallery London’s first ‘Art in the Attic Sale’ is the ideal platform for both selling and buying art to match your lifestyle.

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Drink n' Draw @ The Square Gallery
Feb
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Drink n' Draw @ The Square Gallery

We are very pleased to announce that we will be launching of our exciting new life drawing classes at The Square Gallery London, beginning on Monday February 20th, between 7 and 9pm. 

Classes are to be hosted by Morgane Wagner and Corie Denby McGowan, and will begin with a warm up of drawing games before moving the focus on to our life model for the evening.  

Taking inspiration from the likes of Egon Schiele and Chris Ofili, these will be ‘Drink ‘n’ Draw’ sessions; we will provide several beverages, with participants receiving one on arrival, thereafter making a donation per glass. For those of us less inclined toward Bacchic inspiration for the benefit of our artistic production, there will also be a non-alcoholic option. 

Tickets can be bought online here and are priced at £15 for adults and £12 for students. Places are limited so we recommend booking soon.

Participants are advised to bring their own materials; however, for an extra cost we can provide pencils, charcoal and paper.

If the strenuous concentration required of a life drawing class makes you hungry, then you’ll be pleased to know that attendees are entitled to 25% off the food bill at the Queenswood restaurant over the road in Battersea Square.   

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The Sacred 419
Feb
8
to Feb 16

The Sacred 419

The Sacred 419 (aka Sacred Screen x Hotel 419) is a collaborative project between Jonny Tanna and Morgane Wagner (The Square Gallery London). 

Following on their previous shows (Hotel 419 and The Sacred Screen, respectively), an idea was born to follow on from the collaborative aspect of each show and configure the ideas to repurpose both shows as an artistic collaboration, inspired by the Condo Complex project.

With a relation to the transient connection of online friendships and the effect it has on this current generation, contributing artists have never met face to face, yet have formed bonds and projects separate to the show, which enabled this collaborative project to take place.

Themes of addiction, obsession and cyber crime are at the core of the pieces and indirectly translate the unconcious means that formed the relationships.

Guests include: Marie Aimee, Amanda Ali, Miro Arva, Jon Arbuckle, Gala Bell, David Blandy, Parker Day, Ed Fornieles, Super Bro Force, Roxman Gatt, Connie Harrison, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Corie Denby McGowan, Meeduse, Col Self, Joslyn Willauer and Jeunghae Yim

Opening times:
Private View: 7th Feb 2017 6pm - 9pm

8th - 16th Feb 2017

Open daily  12-6pm

Except for Thursday the 16th 12-8pm

Address
The Square Gallery
Battersea Square
London
SW11 3RA

 

 

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 'I Will Be Waiting For One'
Dec
20
to Dec 23

'I Will Be Waiting For One'

On the 20th of December Onnury Oh will be taking over The Square Gallery with an exciting exhibition entitled, 'I Will Be Waiting For One'. Oh is a practicing visual artist, who is currently based in Kingston upon Thames. Oh received a BA degree in Graphic Design from Seoul Institute of the Art in Korea in 2012. In 2016, she is studying a Masters of Art and Space at Kingston University. Oh works with photography, painting, drawing, installation and collage works.

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Wined and Grind Pop-up
Dec
15
to Dec 18

Wined and Grind Pop-up

Chimney Fire Coffee and Marchisio Wines will be bringing coffee and wine to the Square Gallery from 15th to 18th December. Aptly named ‘Wined and Grind,’ the coffee is locally roasted and both businesses source directly from small, non-commercial farms.

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Hinterland by Lyn Vaughan
Nov
25
to Dec 2

Hinterland by Lyn Vaughan

Lyn Vaughan will be taking over The Square Gallery London at the end of November with her exhibition 'Hinterland', in which she wants to visually express the curious hinterland that exists between an everyday occurrence and the intervention of the imagination that holds the fascination. 

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From Silence by Yumi Matsushita
Nov
22
to Nov 24

From Silence by Yumi Matsushita

Japanese artist, Yumi Matsushita unravels a remarkable first solo show in London this November. This exhibition 'From Silence' will showcase an array of collage works expressing "something" that does not become a potential word.

In this exhibition, Matsushita will display several experimental moving collage works and several stereoscopic collage works, mainly focused on exploring ambiguous grey paint that form boundary through line, depth and shadow.

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The Square Gallery London - 9B Battersea Square - London SW11 3RA - +447586427598 - art@squaregallerylondon.com