The first half of September sees two shows at Chris Beetles’ Ryder Street Gallery (www.chrisbeetles.com)
ROY HAMMOND & THE WAPPING GROUP, 1 – 14 September 2013 (closed Sunday 8 September)
Roy is one of Chris’s popular gallery artists and is also a member, of some twenty years, of The Wapping Group. The Group, consisting of twenty-five painters, was established in 1946 with the primary concern of recording the life and flavour of London’s busy docklands. As times have changed they have expanded their catchment area to cover the river scenes from the estuary upstream as far as Henley. They meet regularly between April and September to record the river in all weathers.
JOHN CLEESE: THE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION, 4th – 14th September, 2013, (closed Sunday 8 September)
California’s loss is London’s gain for after twenty years away John Cleese (surely he needs no introduction) has returned to London to live. Sadly, for him, his art collection is too big for his new home and so he has decided to let others have the chance of living with the works he has enjoyed. There is a mixture of 19th and 20th Century works in various media as well as Python and film memorabilia. Some of the artists include John Bratby, Herb Ritts, Henry Moore, Albert Goodwin, Ronald Searle and William Fraser Garden among others. A wonderful mix indeed!