This weekend Margaret Ashman along with a printing press a couple of old trunks and took her place in the Debut window for a particularly interactive Saturday Debut.
The first few through the door were lucky enough to get hold of a free unique print made by Margaret especially for the occasion, but those who arrived later won’t have been too disappointed. The printing press wasn’t just there for decoration, Margaret came in with a selection of copper plates inviting everyone to create their own prints. People could choose between images pre-made by Margaret or if they were feeling adventurous could even design there own.
Alongside all this the window space was filled a selection of older 3D works, evocative pieces printed onto hand stitched dolls and sheets of muslin were displayed in her grandfathers old wartime trunks. The rest of the gallery had on display a number of more recent pieces, photographic etchings of dancers Shrimati Susanna and Chisato Minamimura were presented as part of her all new body of work.
For more information visit the artists website at: http://www.margaretashman.com/
‘Art Against Cancer’
West Hampstead based artist Marina Jijina has announced plans for an unusual live event at the Debut Contemporary Art Gallery (82 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RT) on Saturday November 19, 2011 (from 1pm). Marina will recreate her studio atmosphere in the Notting Hill gallery and create a new oil painting, starting from a blank canvas, in front of the public and invited guests.
The painting will hang in the gallery and will be sold to the highest bidder by Saturday December 3, 2011. All proceeds from the sale will be used to part-finance a life-saving operation at Zurich Kinderspital. 15 year-old cancer patient Kirill Klepov from Chelyabinsk, Russia, will be the recipient of Marina’s largesse. In the words of Marina, whose twin sister survived a battle with cancer 10 years ago:
‘This is a life and death matter for young Kirill. I pray that through this event comes survival for this Russian boy. The theme of this event is the celebration of the life of a child.’
Marina was born in Leningrad (now St Petersburg) in the former Soviet Union. She was educated at the Ioganson Secondary Fine Arts School from the age of 11, and thereafter at Hertzen State University in Saint Petersburg. Marina is currently exhibiting in the Siena Art Institute (Italy) and in private collections globally.
The public are invited to attend the event on Saturday November 19th and to bid for the resulting work.