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Tony Nero’s Art


The really random newsletter all about my art.

Art on the move Wow! Words fail me. I thought the summer months were busy for me with the amount of art in the city but the past three months have also seen an array or arty activities. How exciting it has been for local art, with the new space ‘The Gallery’ opening to showcase the work of

local and national artists, Harriet’s Gallery and Andronica have been jumping, with an explosion of exciting new works. The highlight for me was in October, showing my Black Heroes collection of paintings at the BH Live event in Wembley Stadium. Here I am Below hanging out with Professor Elizabeth Anionwu CBE.

In this issue: BH Live, Wembley City Treasures & Nature inside and out

Dec 2011 ISSUE 04

Heroes takes Wembley by storm With all so many exciting things happening one after another throughout the year, in October it was a privilege to be able to take part in BH Live at Wembley. To be a part of this historic two-day event at such a venue was one of those lifetime experiences. You really had to be there to feel and enjoy the atmosphere. I met so many interesting people including some old friends such as Professor Elizabeth Anionwu CBE (ViceChair of the Mary Seacole Statute Appeal). To say that my work was well recieved is truly an understatement. I was also invited to show at a variety of other exhibitions, sadly was unable to do but look forward to some of the events next year.

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Cliff Walker MBE visits exhibition and sees his portrait for the first time.

Singer and entrepreneur Levi Roots officially opens exhibition.

Peeks and Lolo of Mo-AM adding some spice.

A big thank you to BH Live and Mia Morris for making it happen and special thanks to all who stopped by to show some love. Feel the vibes and view the pictures on Flickr:

Denise Lewis with her niece who totally blew me away with her knowledge of the Heroes.

A general view of part of the exhibition

...and hanging out with artist Diane Newall

Harriet’s Gallery - City Treasures Following its prestigious launch in June, Harriet’s Gallery followed up with a vengence, putting on an amazing display of art, jewellery and antiques plus much more from a selection of local artists. Another great opening evening and well presented exhibition, all thanks to

the efforts of curator and gallery director Dawn Birch-James. Sadly I still haven’t found my memory card from my camera with all the telltale pix of the event, so all thanks to photographer Paul Saunders, who was also exhibiting, for the super pictures above.

Winter Art Exhibition WHISPER THROUGH 25 THE TREES Art Exhibition artists Yarrow Gallery

Glapthorn Road (nr the Great Hall) Oundle PE8 4JF

Daily: 11.00am-3.00pm

HARRIET’S ART GALLERY Harriet’s Café and Tearoom 52-53 Cumbergate, Peterborough, PE1 1YR

Sat 3rd to Sun 11th December 2010 Open from 10.00-4.00 daily

Come along to the private view Friday 2nd December. 6-9pm

For any further details please phone 01832 226495

For more information, go to or email

Black History celebrations at embe In October, all thanks to proprietor Nick Ritta, embe restaurant played host to an exciting celebration for Black History Month. The exhibition featured my growing collection of works and works by artists StaceyAnn Cole, and graphic artist Anselmo Pelembe. The event was offically opened by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Cliff Walker, followed by a special poem ‘Heroes Uniting the World’ written and performed by Sonya King. On the first day King Don mesmerised us with his melodic steel pan sounds. Thanks to everyone for making it come together including SK Florals and Vdesigns6.

Left: Nick and artist Stacey-Ann Cole. Above: Cliff Walker Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, King Don and TN.

Left: artist Wanja Kamani Above: Sam Oxby with visitors Adam Brough and Yve Scott

Sam Oxby tries to tempt Stacy-Ann to some of her extremely delicious chocolates

A massive thank you to Nick Ritta for allowing me to drive nails in his walls and for making it happen. An extreme amount of work went into preparing the space for the event. Feel the vibes and view all the pictures on Flickr: sets/72157627883955862/

Proprietor Nick Ritta with his beautiful display of African/Caribbean provisions.

Mayor opens new Exhibition Nature inside and out An exhibition of paintings by

It was a joy to have the mayor open the new exhibition ‘Nature inside and out’ at Andronica. As the advertising suggest, a glorious display of sumptuous colours and textures inspired by our natural world, and that it certainly is. You really need to view this exhibition to get the full feel of it. Curated by artist René Viner, the exhibition is on untill the end of January.

John Lincoln Mary Kemp Tony Nero René Viner A glorious display of sumptuous colours and textures inspired by our natural world

This current exhibition is on until the end of January 2012

You can view the pictures on Flickr:

Peterborough Garden Park, Peterborough PE1 4SA Tel: 020 7749 4791

Exhibiting artists John Lincoln, René Viner, Tony Nero and Mary Kemp with (second from right) Jocelyn Cunningham of the RSA.

Opens 9:30-5:00 daily and 10:00-4:00 Sunday

Big shout goes out to Nicholas Blackburn for this super cool pic of me at BH Live. Really love your work Nick, keep it up.

Most recent painting

Inspired by Alice Big thank you to Alice for choosing me for her art project. Alice who is a keen athlete also helps to inspire and encourage younger children at school with their art. This piece of work was produced during the summer holiday and I am chuffed that she chose me as her arts hero. Thank you Alice, this is the sort of thing that inspires me to inspire others. Catching up with Alice over at the P’boro Tracks.

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This painting ‘Winter across the Fens’ is not actually the most recent but is one of, my most recent. I thought that seeing this is the winter issue I decided to add a sprinkling of snow. This piece was inspired by a photo taken by Steve Medwell looking out from his old office window and currently hangs in Harriet’s Gallery. Now this painting below ‘Spilled Strawberry Juice’ is most recent and can now be seen in the new exhibition ‘Nature Inside and Out’ at Andronica’s.

What’s On ! l Winter

art exhibition, Christmas Gifts and Live art - currently on at Harriet’s art Gallery, 10.30am3.00pm. 52-53 Cumbergate, Peterborough, PE1 1YR For further info. Tel: 01733 567500

Actor Rudolph Walker stopped for a few minutes for me to take this picture. Rudolph, more recently known as Patrick of Eastenders, was one of the first black actors to be seen regularly on British TV. We spoke briefly about doing a portrait so yeah, maybe soon.

Picture of the day Mixing up with Dwayne Fields the first black Briton to get to the North Pole. Plans are currently being made for an expedition to the South Pole. I will surely be doing a portrait of this 28-year-old adventurer.

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inside and out An exhibition of paintings by John Lincoln - Mary Kemp - Tony Nero - René Viner. Exhibition currently showing and continues until the end of January 2012. Andronica’s, Peterborough Garden Park, Peterborough PE1 4SA Tel: 020 7749 4791 Opens 9:30-5:00 most days and 10:00-4:00 Sunday l Handmade

Fair at St Johns Thursday, December 8 & 22 2011 4:00pm until 8:00pm. Saturday December 10th 10-2pm St John’s The Baptist Church, Peterborough. Further info info email Beacon An Evening of Improvised Electronic Music, Photography and Film Friday 16th December. 7pm to 10:30pm For further info contact: or tel: 07851738996 / 07790275382 l

Come out and support all the efforts the artists, musicians, poets and craft men and women are putting in to keep their craft alive and local.

...have a super cool Christmas & New Year !

Tony Nero's Art Newsletter issue 4  

A brief review and photos of Black History Month exhibitions including BH Live, at Wembley. Plus City Treasures and Nature inside and Out ex...

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