The Northern Line

East Finchley Open Artists
Highgate Gallery
12 - 25 Nov 2021
Tuesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm
Sundays 11am-5pm, Mondays Closed

Above: Archer, felt collage 35x35cm ©Sue Pearl 2020

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

Woodside Park Station, acrylic 43x53cm ©Cathy Burkinshaw 2021

lAll artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Embers of Colliers Wood, cast bullseye glass mounted on acrylic 13x35cm ©Pat Marvell 2021

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, visit their website.

Exhibition co-ordinator for Highgate Gallery: Beth Robertson