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Halloween • Chiswick in Pictures exhibition • Brentford’s Chocolatier • A Taste of Autumn • Watermans Cabaret nights • Children’s activities at Gunnersbury Park After Dark in the Gardens of Chiswick House • What does a residents association do?


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Letter from the Editor & Editor’s Tips Hen Corner Sara Ward

Features 6 Halloween What’s on guide 8-9 Chiswick In Pictures Exhibition of art work for sale 10 Brentford’s Chocolatier Sam Pennington meets Bianca Morton 16-19 A Taste of Autumn New recipes from top cookery writers 20 Watermans Cabaret returns on Friday nights 21 Gunnersbury Park Programme of children’s activities 24  After Dark See Chiswick House Gardens by night 28  Osterley & Wyke Green What does the residents association do?

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Welcome Welcome to the October – November issue of Out & About.

Maybe it’s the nights drawing in and the nip in the air which turn our thoughts to comfort food, or maybe it’s just the love of good food, but this issue certainly has a bit of a foodie theme. Bianca Marton is the chocolatier in Brentford whose mother’s Hungarian recipes led to her meeting her husband Tibor and whose salted caramels helped launch her successful chocolate making business. She talks to Sam Pennington p 10. We give you four brand new recipes for delicious dishes from some of the top chefs in the UK. They came and talked about their latest cookery books at the Cook Book Festival in Chiswick in September p 16. Sara Ward at Hen Corner is squirrelling away what fruit the actual squirrels have left her for a taste of the seasons throughout the winter p 26. Chiswick In Pictures is an exhibition of paintings and photographs of Chiswick by professional artists who live locally. From Hugh Bredin’s delicate watercolours of Chiswick House and Hogarth’s House to Humphrey Bangham’s large watercolours of Strand on the Green and Rachel Busch’s prints of Voysey House, former home of the Sandersons wallpaper factory, 19 artists in all are selling their work at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick until the end of October p 8.

What is the point of a residents’ association? Barbara Stryjak writes about her group, the Osterley & Wyke Green Residents' Association, who for 30 years have been battling to protect their neighbourhood from traffic, pollution and the worst ideas of developers p 28. Halloween will be the cause of great excitement in many households with children. We have a guide of what there is to do apart from trailing the streets trick or treating p 6. Watermans arts centre launches its autumn season with a programme of live events on Friday nights featuring Cabaret and dance p 20. Gunnersbury Park has a programme of events for children with everything from embroidery to pumpkin carving p 21 and Chiswick House and Gardens hosts After Dark, a light show illuminating the park by night as never before p 24. Enjoy the autumn,


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Halloween ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO? Sam Pennington looks at the options If trailing around the neighbourhood knocking on doors trick or treating is not your style and you’re looking for Halloween activities which are a little more structured, there are several to choose from in our area.

Syon Park Halloween Trail

Chiswick ‘Bodies and Ghosts’ Walk

Osterley Park’s Halloween Pumpkin Festival

From 20-28 October, Syon Park will be hosting a Halloween week filled with spooky activities for the whole family to enjoy, with free entry for kids.

Now an annual fixture for Hounslow Heritage Walks, the ghostly tour takes in some of the highlights of St Nicholas’ churchyard in Old Chiswick, including a mysterious empty grave as well as the resting places of several famous actors and painters. The walk will take you past some of the oldest buildings of the mediaeval fishing settlement while exploring the ominous legends surrounding them. This is a brilliant way to explore the rich history of the area and is perfect for Halloween, taking place on the last Sunday of October. The meeting place for the walk is St Nicholas’ Church, Chiswick Mall at 2:30pm and costs £3, no booking is required.

Join the team at Osterley Park between 20-28 October for the annual pumpkin festival, which kicks off this halfterm with a variety of activities. The main feature, pumpkin carving, runs between 11am-4pm daily, providing you with the opportunity to take home your very own frightening pumpkin. On Friday and Saturday the park is also offering after dark tours of the grounds for the brave, exploring the darker side of the Georgian manor. You can also go along and roast marshmallows over an open fire pit or get creative making wild art in the garden. Tickets for individual events can be purchased at

Creepy events includes Halloweenthemed crafts, eerie trails around the park, and an exploration of the haunting history of Syon House. If you visit on Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday there’s an opportunity to learn more about the gruesome goings-on in the historic house. No booking is required and the event is free with general admission to Syon House.

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CHISWICK IN PICTURES EXHIBITION Admiring the Borders by Francis Bowyer



Or: What the editor Bridget Osborne does in her spare time‌

West London is teeming with artists. I suppose given the population of London you could say that about any profession in any post code, but there do seem to be an awful lot of successful, award winning, gallery shown artists in our neck of the woods. I wanted to hold an exhibition which showed Chiswick through the eyes of professional artists who live locally and brought them together under one roof. Nineteen artists have obliged and I think their work is stunning.

Figures Sitting in the Park by Christine Berrington

It only took twelve hours to hang all the art – what else is a Sunday for?! Chiswick In Pictures is now open at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick, showing scenes which if you know Chiswick you will recognise. Delicate watercolours of Hogarth's House, Chiswick House and Gardens and local parks by Hugh Bredin, Sophie Ashdown Coady, Christine Berrington and Liz Butler MA, RWS hang alongside charcoal drawings by George Christie, Joanna Brendon MBE, MA and Jill Meager. Bright summer gardens and allotments by Francis Bowyer P.P.R.W.S., N.E.A.C., Glynis Porter and Rennie Pilgrem sit with architectural prints of Voysey House by Rachel Busch and the structural magnificence of Hammersmith Bridge by Keith Davidson, while a small ink and pastel drawing of


Hammersmith Bridge by Keith Davidson



Turnham Green Chestnuts by Isobel Johnstone Boats Moored at Chiswick Pier by Anna Kunst

Hogarth and his dog by Jon Perry

cranes over Chiswick by Jason Bowyer P.P.N.E.A.C.,RP, PS is a nod to the continuing changes on Chiswick's skyline. Large oil paintings by Humphrey Bangham and Isobel Johnstone show Strand on the Green and the chestnut trees on Turnham Green in full bloom and those by Arabella Harcourt-Cooze catch the light on the river in its many moods. Louise Kaye has chosen street scenes from Chiswick High Rd, while Jon Perry and Anna Kunst cover a variety of Chiswick scenes in their atmospheric photographs. The exhibition continues until Saturday 27 October, in the atrium of the Clayton Hotel Chiswick at 626 Chiswick High Rd, W4 5RY. As it's a public space you can pop in and have a look at any time. Chiswick Pier by Anna Kunst

The art work is for sale and if you would like to buy one of the works on show, please email L@outandabout_mag




. .making her own chocolates

Sam Pennington talks to Brentford's chocolatier Bianca Marton Bianca Marton is living the dream. She makes the most fantastic chocolate creations. It took a while for her to work out what her dream was. She came to west London from Hungary in the late ‘90s. Her first career at Glaxo Smith Kline led to a second as a business coach, but she realised she wasn’t practising what she preached. She wasn’t doing what she really wanted to do. She had gone to university in East Berlin. The city and the university were grey and bleak and not like home, so to cheer herself up she used to bunk off lessons, (especially political economics) and make cakes. She baked like her mother had taught her when she was little and the smells of the mouth-watering Hungarian recipes attracted a stream of friends to her door; one in particular was Tibor, who she subsequently married.

A partnership made in heaven It was when Tibor booked a handmade chocolate making course for their daughter as a present in 2011 that the penny dropped. What she really, really wanted to do was to make chocolates.

She started in her kitchen at home. The reviews were fantastic, especially for the dairy free ones she made for her brother and his family who are dairy intolerant. The chocolates sold very well at Camden, Richmond and Brentford markets and after three years Bianca needed to expand. Fortunately making chocolates makes you very popular with your friends and neighbours. Writer and broadcaster Jeremy Nicholas liked her sea-salted caramels so much, he decided to make her a Dragon’s Den style offer. He bought a share of the business allowing Bianca to open a chocolate shop in Brentford, where she now makes all the chocolates on the premises. Jeremy, a renowned after-dinner speaker, gives talks on chocolate making. Tibor, chief chocolate taster, takes his work very seriously and Bianca is living her dream of making people happy by creating gorgeous artisan chocolates. If you fancy yourself as a budding chocolatier, Bianca now also runs classes where she teaches the art of making vegan chocolate, flavourings and ingredients. So if you are tempted, pop into Bianca Marton Chocolates in Brentford.

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A taste of Autumn New recipes from some of the country’s top food writers

As the days are getting shorter and there’s a definite nip in the air, take a look at these comforting, yet healthy, autumnal recipes ideas from the brand new books by some of the authors featured at the Cook Book Festival in Chiswick in September.


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2 ripe bananas (total 200g), peeled 100g quinoa flakes 180ml any milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Melissa Hemsley 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder A tiny pinch of sea salt 2 teaspoons maple syrup 1 1⁄2–2 tablespoons coconut oil, for frying METHOD


Melissa Hemsley’s ‘Perfect Pancakes’ From Eat Happy by Melissa Hemsley (Publisher Ebury Press, £20) TOPPING OPTIONS

100g mixed berries, a spoonful of natural yoghurt, crushed pistachios and a drizzle of maple syrup 2 apples, grated, a sprinkling of cinnamon and a spoonful of toasted flaked almonds


1. Place all the ingredients for the pancakes (except the oil) in a blender or food processor and whizz for about 30 seconds. Alternatively, mash the bananas with a fork and mix in a jug with all the remaining ingredients. 2. Melt a little of the coconut oil in a large frying pan on a high heat. 3. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the batter into the pan and use the back of the spoon to swirl into a rough circle about 1cm thick and 8cm wide. Repeat to make another two to three pancakes, depending on the size of your pan. Reduce the heat to medium and leave the pancakes to set for 1 1⁄2 minutes. When they start to bubble, flip each one over and cook for 1 minute on the other side. 4. Remove from the pan and repeat with the rest of the batter, using a little more of the coconut oil each time, until you have made eight pancakes. Place the pancakes on a plate in a low oven to keep warm while you make the rest. 5. Serve as is or add your favourite toppings.




Silla Bjerrum’s Pork Belly Yuzo Miso From Robata by Silla Bjerrum, (Publisher Jacqui Small, £25)




8 wooden skewers, soaked for 30 minutes in cold water.

1. Make a brine. Place the sugar and salt in a mixing bowl, then pour over the boiling water and mix well. Top up the brine with the ice-cold water.

INGREDIENTS For the Skewers

100g (3½oz./½ cup) caster (superfine) sugar 50g (2oz./1⁄3 cup) seaweed salt 100ml (scant ½ cup) boiling water 400ml (1½ cups) ice-cold water 600g (1lb. 5oz.) strips of pork belly Sake-Mirin Spray For the Yuzu Miso Dressing

1 tbsp mirin 1 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar 50g (2oz.) yellow miso 1½ tbsp yuzu juice

2. Trim the pork belly, removing the rind and leaving as much of the fat attached to the meat as possible. Cut into 1 .5 x 1.5cm (1/2 x 1/2 in.) wide pieces, add to the brine and leave to soak for 2 hours in the fridge. 3. For the dressing, place the mirin, sugar and miso in a small saucepan over a gentle heat and stir until the sugar is melted and the mirin incorporated. Remove from the heat, stir in the yuzu juice, and set aside to cool down 4. Start the robata grill. Drain the pork belly through a colander, discarding the liquid. Divide the pork between the eight skewers. Grill over the bincho coals, spraying with sake-mirin spray and rotating every 2 minutes. Repeat until the pork is cooked through and crisp on the edges, about 8–10 minutes. Remove from the robata and, while still piping hot, add dollops of the yuzu miso to the crispy pork, then place in a serving dish

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20g dried porcini mushrooms 300g silken tofu

MAIN COURSE: Jo Pratt’s Creamy Mushroom, Leek and Chestnut Pie

40g butter 2 tbsp olive oil 250g chestnut mushrooms, halved 250g portabella mushrooms, thickly sliced 2 large leeks, sliced 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 200g ready to eat chestnuts, roughly chopped approx. 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves 2 tbsp cornflour 80ml / 1/3 cup Madeira wine 2 tsp sherry vinegar 375g all-butter puff pastry block Flour for dusting SERVES 4

From The Flexible Vegetarian by Jo Pratt (Publisher Frances Lincoln, £20)

1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tbsp milk (egg wash) pinch poppy seeds (optional) flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees C / 400 degrees F / Gas 6. 2. Place the porcini mushrooms in 400ml boiling water and leave to soak for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve the liquid. 3. Put the tofu and reserved porcini liquid into a blender or food processor and blitz until completely smooth and creamy. Set aside. 4. Melt half the butter with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large saucepan over a high heat and fry the chestnut mushrooms and portabella mushrooms until they have browned and softened. Remove from the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the remaining butter and sauté the leeks for a few minutes until softened and just starting to colour. 5. Stir in the porcini mushrooms, fried mushrooms, garlic, chestnuts and thyme. Cook for about one minute. Mix the cornflour into the Madeira wine to make a loose paste, then add to the pan along with the tofu and porcini ‘cream’. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes

for the sauce to thicken. Stir in the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a pie dish or individual dishes and leave to cool slightly. 6. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface until just a little bigger than the dish / dishes. Brush a little egg wash over the rim of the dish / dishes and sit the pastry on top, pressing the edges to seal. Brush the top with egg wash and scatter with poppy seeds (if using). Pierce a hole in the centre to allow steam to escape when cooking and sit on a baking tray. 7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the pastry is puffed up and nicely golden. Rest for 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

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DESSERT: Rich Harris’ Celeriac Rice Pudding with Bramble Compote

Rich Harris

From Root & Leaf by Rich Harris (Publisher Kyle Books, £20) INGREDIENTS


450g peeled celeriac, finely diced 250ml whole milk 25g caster sugar 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways and seeds scraped out generous pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

1. Put the celeriac, milk, sugar, vanilla seeds and pod and nutmeg in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cover the pan and cook for 25 minutes until the celeriac is soft; it should give easily when pressed against the side of the pan with a spoon. Discard the vanilla pod, then pour the mixture into a liquidiser and blend to a smooth purée.

For the rice base:

2. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the rice base in a separate saucepan, bring to a simmer and cook gently for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

450ml whole milk 100g pudding rice 25g caster sugar finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon For the bramble compote:

200g blackberries 2 teaspoons caster sugar squeeze of lemon juice


3. Stir the celeriac purée into the rice and bring back to a simmer, then remove the pan from the heat, cover with a lid and leave to stand for 5 minutes. 4. Combine all the ingredients for the compote in a small saucepan, bring to a simmer and cook gently for 5 minutes – the blackberries should start to soften but still hold their shape. 5. Divide the rice pudding between warmed serving bowls and spoon over the compote, the serve.





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Audiences have loved our Friday night cabaret, telling us they really value having West End-style entertainment on their doorstep – and at non-West End prices! So we’re developing the Friday night programme further to include award-winning contemporary dance and a regular book festival slot. Check out our website for more details but here’s a taster... Friday 12th October: An international

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cabaret compere Dusty Limits is back with more from the smogasmord of talent that is the London cabaret scene in Watermans' very own variety night.

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Asian dance company Akademi present The Troth, a gripping story of love and loss set during World War I, blending contemporary dance, original music and archive film.

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Special with Charlie Bicknell's Snow Angel. What better way to see in the festive season than with some dark hilarity and acrobatics!

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Gunnersbury Park

Sam Pennington looks at the family events being held at Gunnersbury Park this autumn Gunnersbury Park has a full-on programme of events for all the family this autumn. Alongside the re-opening of the museum earlier in the year and the huge success of big events such as the Lovebox and Citadel festivals, the Park continues to run regular activities for children all year round.

Little Flamingos

Little Flamingos: Messy Play Wednesday

On Wednesday 17th October Gunnersbury Park is inviting parents to bring their children and create their very own pop-up park using natural objects and multisensory materials. This day is designed for walking babies and toddlers and as such could get very messy! So old clothes, wipes and towels are advised. The session runs from 11.00am -12.00pm and is £5 per child and £3 for additional siblings. Make & Take

The following week on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October the Park is hosting free creative workshops between 10.30am and 12.00pm inspired by Black History Month and the people represented in the museum’s galleries. Children of all ages are welcome so why not drop by and create something fun?


Arts at crafts at Gunnersbury

Watercolour painting

Pumpkin Carving

Places & Traces Embroidery Workshop

Things get creepy at Gunnersbury Park on Friday 26th October as pumpkin carving workshops commence. Pop down to the park to become a pumpkin carving maestro between 10.30am and 12.00pm or 1.30 – 3.00pm and create your very own Halloween pumpkin to take home. It promises to be spook-tacular!

If embroidery takes your fancy, there’s a workshop on Saturday 10th November from 12.00 - 4.00pm. Inspired by the Fabric of Faith exhibition the family event is about creating a piece of embroidery about a place which is special to you.

Little Flamingos: Museum Movers & Shakers On Wednesday 21st November, between 11.00am and 12.00pm Gunnersbury Park will be recreating the party atmosphere of the Rothschild era. The Victorian family, known for their large parties, will be remembered in an interactive dance workshop in the Museum. Suitable for families with walking babies and toddlers.

The workshop, led by artists and researchers Katy Beinart and Nazneen Ahmed, is open to all, catering for both beginners and experienced embroiders. Children can stitch their own postcard and decorate images of local holy places.

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After Dark

CHISWICK HOUSE GARDENS’NIGHT TIME TRANSFORMATION The gardens of Chiswick House are beautiful at any season. Winners of the London in Bloom People’s Choice Award for parks last year, the grounds of the Grade 1 listed building are kept in top shape by Geraldine King and her team, many of whom are volunteers. This winter they will be lit up by a new light installation giving visitors the chance to see the house and gardens as never before. You are invited to follow the trail of individual contemporary lighting installations and see the selection of modern art along the way.

Photograph - Jon Perry

The house itself will be illuminated with a light show projected on to the exterior and set to music in what the organisers promise will be a ‘spectacular’ visual display. Inside the walled gardens, the food and drink tent will be offering a bar, including ‘seasonal specials’ such as Terry’s Hot Chocolate Orange, Bailey’s Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider and a variety of food. For food lovers looking for something special, there will also be a Supper Club, held in the 18th century conservatory. The organisers Sleek Events say advance booking will be required, as it is expected to sell out quickly.

After Dark will be running every Thursday to Sunday, from 15th November until 30th December. See full details and book tickets at

Kitchen Garden Open Day The walled garden, where volunteers grow vegetables, flowers and herbs, is not usually open to the public but you can visit the garden free of charge on occasional open days, when the regular gardeners are on hand to answer questions and talk about the garden and its development


Photograph - Barbara Chandler

Photograph - Marianne Mahaffey

Photograph - Rosie Leyden

Photograph - Barbara Chandler

as well as volunteering opportunities. Visitors are also able to buy Kitchen Garden produce, herbs and plants. All funds raised support the continued preservation of Chiswick House Gardens.

This autumn’s Open Day is on Sunday 14th October. Opening hours 11.00am – 4.00pm.


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Sara Ward says now’s the time to make like a squirrel According to the Collins Dictionary, if you ‘squirrel’ things away, you ‘hide or store them so that you can use them in the future’. At Hen Corner the phrase ‘squirrel away’ has an entirely different usage - usually me yelling at the little blighters to stop eating my fruit!

Be it a verb or a command, you can’t help but be captivated by the cheeky so and so’s when they are playing in the garden, tightrope walking the edge of a fence, or hanging by their feet to pilfer the nuts that you’ve kindly left for the wild birds. This year, more than most, we’ve sadly lost a lot of crops to squirrels. All our peaches, which survived both Storm Eleanor in January and the Beast from the East in February, were growing perfectly until the pesky thieves snatched them a week before they were ready to harvest. Our pears were plucked whole from the trees. We will, however, not be deterred as we have grand plans for our almond tree next year; it will be protected by a fort-like cage built over and around it and a bee hive positioned at its base to ensure perfect pollination. On a more positive note, after a couple of years stealing figs before they were ripe, the squirrels have realised that they don’t store well or taste nice when hard and green, so we have high hopes for a bumper fig harvest at the end of October as long as the weather holds out. Back to the dictionary definition, all other harvest has been safely gathered in. Honey and preserves are potted up, squirrelled away and saved as a treat reminiscent of warmer days to be enjoyed in the months to come. It’s great to work with the seasons and as we pack away our preserving pan, we pull out the pasta machine to create scrumptious suppers using eggs from the hens in the garden and home grown squashes to fill handmade ravioli.


If you'd like to brush up on your kitchen skills or join in with the seasonal flow, check out our courses over the next couple of months, full details on the website: Perfect Pasta - 9th October Bread: Sweet & Savoury - 16th October Simply Sausages - 30th October A full range of Christmas Courses throughout November





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The Osterley & Wyke Green Residents' Association was formed in the 1980s to fight a planning application for a housing development on part of Osterley Park. OWGRA won - but, more than thirty years on, the battle to preserve the character of the area continues. The association’s ten-strong committee, of which I am the Secretary, is very active in monitoring planning applications. Analysing and commenting on major planning applications takes up a lot of our time and this is particularly important as we have two conservation areas. We recently opposed an application for a shisha lounge in a residential area and an inappropriate office development overlooking residents’ gardens and they were both turned down. It's not just planning applications that concern us. Since the new committee was formed two years ago, it has worked closely with the relevant authorities to deal with issues such as crime, traveller incursions and anti-social behaviour, such as drivers using a local car park as a night-time race track.


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Recently we have also been involved in discussions with Hounslow Council and the new Nishkam School on schemes for parents dropping off and picking up their children and measures to discourage inconsiderate parking in the area, to prevent traffic gridlock. The association has close links with Hounslow Council, the police, local businesses, the National Trust, schools and sports clubs and has around 500 members. It holds public meetings two or three times a year, each focusing on a specific topic relevant to local residents. There are also regular newsletters and email updates, as well as an active website and Twitter account. If residents are experiencing problems, we do what we can to help. In urgent situations, our good network allows us to update residents and businesses very quickly by email.

If you wish to become a member of OWGRA (for £5 a year), join the committee or become a street rep to cover one of the 100 streets in the area, please contact Barbara Stryjak on


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Sculptural Textures AT THE LANDMARK AUTUMN ART FAIR 2018

As the leaves begin to fall and the nights draw in, the Landmark Arts Centre once again opens its doors to artists from far and wide. The annual Autumn Art Fair, open on October 20th & 21st, showcases over 75 artists from Middlesex, Richmond, Surrey, and often further afield too. Held in the Landmark Arts Centre’s historic building near Teddington Lock, the art fair provides a unique setting for individual artists who make high quality fine art to exhibit and sell their work direct to the public. Artists often find inspiration from the natural world; the walls in many a family home are adorned with paintings of the green rolling countryside, or a beautiful seaside print. Artists exhibiting at this year’s Autumn Art Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre are no exception, but there are a few who have taken this interest in nature and focussed in on dramatic textures and sculptural surfaces, with distinctly beautiful results.

in the water can be calm or full of energy and drama. She aims to reinterpret the flow and rhythm of the water and the constantly changing colours by reshaping the clay while it is still damp to capture and retain a sense of energy and vitality. Find Karen’s ceramics on Stand 55. Matt Calder works with wood, drawing on inspiration not just from movements of the sea, erosion, riverbeds and rock strata, but also from ancient Neolithic works and themes of growth and regrowth. His unique, largescale sculptures and wall plaques can be found at the art fair on stand 70. The Autumn Art Fair is the perfect time to visit, meet the artists, browse, and find new artworks to fall in love with; for yourself, and, as Christmas is just around the corner, there is art that is perfect for gifting too. For an early peek at the catalogue list of exhibitors, and for more information, please visit the website:

Sandra Callowhill is an artist who works with kiln-formed glass; she became seduced by its ability to provide an outlet for her creativity, offering amazing textures amongst the natural beauty of the glass itself. 10 years since gaining her degree at UCA Farnham and she is still influenced by trees, coastal landscapes and the sea. Find her and her wonderful work on Stand 35 at the Autumn Art Fair. Similarly, Karen Marks, an artist working with porcelain, finds her inspiration comes from the sea; the constantly moving lines of colour

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