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ARTIST IN CONVERSATION WITH ANTONIA SHOWERING
tuesday 12 nOVEMBER, 6.00PM for a 6:30pm start
at charlotte street hotel
On Tuesday 12th November, join us for an In Conversation with internationally recognised artist, Antonia Showering in the Drawing Room at Charlotte Street Hotel. In this special event, the artist will discuss her artworks, technique and recent exhibitions with Firmdale Art Ambassador, Olivia Paterson.
Antonia Showering is known for her bold oil paintings that capture the fleeting nature of emotional memory. Her paintings morph memories, landscapes and encounters, blending themes of reality and fantasy. Showering’s paintings depict figures that reflect her own family, friends and lovers, set in half remembered, half invented landscapes influenced by her upbringing in England, Switzerland and China.
Showering’s use of colour is influenced by the Bloomsbury Group, with burnt oranges, yellows, greens and reds. During the talk her paintings will be displayed alongside Charlotte Street Hotel’s own collection of original Bloomsbury artworks, including pieces by Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry.
Places for the Q&A are £20 including welcome drink. The event will take place in the Drawing Room at Charlotte Street Hotel.
Antonia Showering (born 1991, London), lives and works in London. She graduated with a MFA from the Slade School of Art in 2018 and a BA (Hons) from City and Guilds of London Art School in 2016. Selected exhibitions in London include Out of This World at Stephen Friedman Gallery (2019), Bloomberg New Contemporaries in South London Gallery (2018), In The Company Of at TJ Boulting (2018), The present is already gone at Chalton Gallery in (2018), Mark Shand's Adventures and Curiosities at Hauser and Wirth (2018), Great Women Artists at Mother (2017). She has also shown in various other countries including V1 Gallery in Copenhagen (2018) and a two person show with Baert Gallery in Los Angeles (2018). Residencies include The Great Women Artists Residency at Palazzo Monti in Italy and is the 2019 recipient for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries SPACE studio bursary and the 2018 Slade School of Fine Art recipient for the Chelsea Arts Club Award.
Olivia Paterson is the curator of Firmdale Art Walks and is the Firmdale Arts Ambassador. Paterson has a BA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and an MA from Edinburgh University in Contemporary Art Theory. She has worked with some of Europe’s leading private collections and blue-chip galleries, organising exhibitions and advising both corporate and private acquisitions.