We are delighted to collaborate with Bosse & Baum in their exhibition Fertile Spoon: Mary Stephenson & Grace Pailthorpe, from 15 April - 22 May 2021. Bosse & Baum, Unit BGC, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST (entrance through 133 Peckham Rye Lane)
Prunella Clough, David Carr
Our 1990s exhibition catalogue 'Prunella Clough, David Carr: Works 1945-64' is now available to view HERE
We are now open, Appointments appreciated but not required. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Our 2007 exhibition catalogue 'Harry Thubron: Collages and Constructions 1972-1984' is now available to view HERE
Our 1987 exhibition catalogue 'Keith Vaughan: Paintings, Gouaches, Watercolours And Drawings 1936-1976' is available to download HERE
Our exhibition catalogue Catherine Yarrow, Not What I Want (2012) with essay by Philip Wright is now available to download HERE
Please view our previous exhibition Outlines here.
Where Grew The Tree
Until 4 November 2019, Austin / Desmond Fine Art will be exhibiting new works by Julian Perry. In Where Grew the Tree, Perry examines the impact of rising sea levels and the resulting coastal erosion on England’s Suffolk coast.
Points of Contact
'Points of Contact' will conclude on Saturday 15 June 2019 with a drinks serving from 11am - 4pm. The exhibition borrows its title from a series of prints by Victor Pasmore made during the 1960s and 1970s. Here, Points of Contact becomes a description of the mechanics of printmaking, of the printed image’s moment of generation when paper meets ink. Points of Contact also describes the complicated matrix of relationships that connect these forty-four artists across seventy years of printmaking. The exhibition suggests print’s wider historical resonances—from electronics to the first moon landing fifty years ago, print has influenced the twentieth century’s most significant achievements. The diversity of methods and forms visible in the exhibition testifies to the visual power of print since 1949. The exhibition joins together these forms with this wider historical argument in order to reassert print’s vitality today.
Austin / Desmond Fine Art is pleased to announce their winter 2018 exhibition. Separated into two parts, the upstairs gallery displays the work of British and international artists, whilst the downstairs gallery focuses on the work of traditional post-war British landscape painting.
We were delighted to announce Fragmented Dialogues, an exhibition in collaboration with CF-LART London that brings together the work of conceptual artist Mario Fonseca and photographer Mauricio Valenzuela. Both Fonseca and Valenzuelaworked inSantiago, Chile, during the 1970s and 1980s. Despite two seemingly very different bodies of work, both artists intrinsically shared a strong dialogue around the notions of absence and prohibited identity. Image: Mario Fonseca, Habeas Corpus 7a + 7b (diptych), 1981.
LONDON ART FAIR
Austin / Desmond Fine Art will be showing at the London Art Fair 2018, held at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, Stand No. 27. Artists Include: Frank Auerbach, Prunella Clough, Roger De Grey, Elizabeth Frink, Terry Frost, Ivon Hitchens, David Hockney, Paul Nash, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore, John Piper, Terry Pope, Bridget Riley, Julian Trevelyan, Keith Vaughan.
Wall Street International
Press | Our exhibition of Keith Vaughan photos and collages was included in Wall Street International CLICK HERE
Press | 'Keith Vaughan’s Pagham Beach photographs, which make up the most part of the current exhibition at Austin Desmond Fine Art, are not just images; they are a story embodied in an object.' Review of our current exhibition by Matthew Turner in Photomonitor CLICK HERE
Camden New Journal
Press | 'Leica virgin' Dan Carrier reports on an exhibition of hitherto unseen photos by artist Keith Vaughan in the Camden New Journal CLICK HERE
Press | 'Lost Photos of Nude Men on the Beach from the 1930s' review of 'Keith Vaughan: On Pagham Beach' by Daisy Woodward in Another Man CLICK HERE
The London Magazine
Press | Review of 'Keith Vaughan: On Pagham Beach' by Sue Hubbard in The London Magazine CLICK HERE
Press | Our forthcoming exhibition of Keith Vaughan photographs and collages is featured in this quarter's arts journal Picpus. On Pagham Beach: Photographs and Collages from 1930s, 25 October - 8 December 2017
20/21 British Art Fair
We will be exhibiting at the 20/21 British Art Fair from the 13th to 17th of September, held at the Mall Galleries, London SW1, Stand No. 27. Artists Include: Prunella Clough, Ivon Hitchens, David Hockney, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Victor Pasmore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Terry Pope, Ceri Richards, Bridget Riley and Julian Trevelyan. To request a free E-Ticket please email gallery at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost Keith Vaughan photographs go on show in London, capturing illicit love at a time when homosexuality was still illegal
The Art Newspaper: "Lost Keith Vaughan photographs go on show in London, capturing illicit love at a time when homosexuality was still illegal Images, to be shown at Austin Desmond Fine Art, depict British artist with group of male friends on holiday at Pagham Beach in West Sussex" Article by Anna Brady in the Art Newspaper. CLICK HERE
PERFORMING IMAGES – TIBOR HAJAS BROUGHT TO LIFE
Performing Images - Tibor Hajas Brought to Life, Friday 23rd June, 6-8pm. Performing Images is an innovative project brought to you by the Hungarian Cultural Centre in collaboration with Austin/Desmond Fine Art. British authors Matt Thorne and Wayne Holloway-Smith have been commissioned to write a short literary piece inspired by the artwork of the Hungarian performance artist Tibor Hajas who is currently being exhibited at the gallery in the exhibition TIBOR HAJAS: ACTION WORKS. These pieces will be staged with the help of actors Chris New, Eva Magyar and Zita Teby in a durational performance repeated every 20 minutes
THE LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR
The London Original Print Fair. We will be exhibiting at The London Original Print Fair from 4 - 7 May 2017, at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, Stand: 16. Artists Include: Michael Andrews, Patrick Caulfield, Howard Hodgkin, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Bridget Riley, William Scott, John Tunnard and Keith Vaughan. Tickets available from gallery or click here for an E-ticket.
SPOTLIGHT: THURLOE CONOLLY
Spotlight Picture:Thurloe Conolly, Painting XVIII, 1952. Painting XVIII typifies the shift that occurred in Thurloe Conolly’s art in the immediate post-war era. From as early as 1946 he had been moving towards a newer more formal style of geometric abstraction. He had been a founding member of the short lived but influential Dublin based White Stag Group, a collection of like-minded artists and musicians including the British emigres Neville Johnson and Stephen Gilbert. The White Stag Group was responsible for bringing much needed modernisation to the Irish art scene of the inter-war period. SEE MORE
THE LONDON ART FAIR
From January 18 - 22, we will be exhibiting at the London Art Fair held at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, Stand No. 27. Artists Include: Prunella Clough, Thurloe Conolly, Stephen Gilbert, Alan Green, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Victor Pasmore, Ceri Richards, William Scott, Patti Smith, Julian Trevelyan, Keith Vaughan, Alfred Wallis.
Spotlight Picture: Paul Nash
Spotlight Picture: Paul Nash, Sketch Design for Act II of the Lady from the Sea, 1922 | In the years following his service in the Great War, Paul Nash was determined to continue his career as an artist but struggled with periodic bouts of depression. After a visit to his ill father in 1921 Nash suffered a severe breakdown, diagnosed as ‘war strain.’ In order to convalesce the artist with his wife Margaret, rented a cottage on the Kent coast at Dymchurch. Nash formed a deep attachment to the location and its environs which were to preoccupy his work until 1925. READ MORE
The London Original Print Fair
We will be exhibiting at The London Original Print Fair from 5 - 8 May 2016, at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, Stand: 44. Aritsts Include: Prunella Clough, Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud, Richard Hamilton, Patrick Heron, David Hockney, John Hoyland, Allen Jones, Peter Lanyon, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, William Scott, Keith Vaughan
London Art Fair 2016 (20 - 24 Jan)
We will be exhibiting at the London Art Fair held at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, Stand No. 37. Artists Include: Peter Blake, Edward Burra, John Copnall, Cecil Collins, Keith Coventry, Alan Davie, Tracy Emin, Sir Terry Frost, Michael Fussell, William Gear, Alan Green, Nigel Henderson, Anthony Hill, Roger Hilton, Ivon Hitchens, John Hoyland, King Mob (David Wise & Stuart Wise), Peter Kinley, R.B. Kitaj, Peter Lanyon, Christopher Logue & Trevor Wayman, Alexander Mackenzie, Ben Nicholson, Sidney Nolan, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore, Julian Perry, John Piper, Alan Reynolds, Bridget Riley, Colin Self, Julian Trevelyan, John Tunnard, Keith Vaughan, Karl Weschke. Tickets are available at the gallery.
20/21 BRITISH ART FAIR
We will be exhibiting at the 20/21 British Art Fair at The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU. Stand 33. Artists include: Frank Auerbach, Edward Burra, Patrick Caulfield, Lynn Chadwick, John Copnall, John Craxton, Sir Terry Frost, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Hill, Roger Hilton, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Kinley, Peter Lanyon, Bob Law, Margaret Mellis, Ben Nicholson, Sidney Nolan, Anne Redpath, Alan Reynolds, Ceri Richards, Bridget Riley, Joe Tilson, Karl Weschke, Bryan Wynter.
We will be closed for the duration of August, re-opening on Tuesday 1st September.
Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair
We will be exhibiting at the Olympia International Arts and Antiques Fair from 18-28 June 2015 at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX. Stand No. C15. Artists Inclue: Frank Auerbach, Lynn Chadwick, Prunella Clough, John Craxton, Sir Terry Frost, William Gillies, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Hill, Roger Hilton, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Kinley, Peter Lanyon, Margaret Mellis, Ben Nicholson, Sidney Nolan, Anne Redpath, Ceri Richards, Graham Sutherland, Alfred Wallis, Karl Weschke and Bryan Wynter
London Original Print Fair
We are exhibiting at the London Original Print Fair from 25 - 28 April 2013, Location: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, Stand: 44. Artist Include: Leslie Cole, Robert Colquhoun, Lucio Fontana, Lucian Freud, Terry Frost, Naum Gabo, Ivon Hitchens, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, King Mob, Christopher Logue/Trevor Wayman, Alexander Mackenzie, Kenneth Martin, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, John Piper, Julian Trevelyan, Euan Uglow, Keith Vaughan, Bryan Wynter. Tickets are available from the gallery.
Please note we will be closed over the Easter break from Friday 3rd April, re-opening on Tuesday 7th April.
London Art Fair 2014
We will be showing at the London Art Fair 21-25 January 2015, held at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, Stand No. 37. Artists included: Edward Bawden, Stephen Buckley, Prunella Clough, Cecil Collins, Alan Davie, James Dixon, Merlyn Evans, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Alan Green, William Gillies, Nigel Henderson, Ivon Hitchens, Gwyther Irwin, Peter Lanyon, Bob Law, Mary Martin, Margaret Mellis, Marlow Moss, Ben Nicholson, Sidney Nolan, Julian Perry, Anne Redpath, Fred Uhlman, Keith Vaughan, Alfred Wallis, John Wells, Paul Winstanley, Denis Wirth-Miller. Invites available from the Gallery.
Our exhibition, Stephen Buckley: Further On, is extended until 7th November. Please note we are not open on Saturday 1st November.
20/21 British Art Fair
We will be exhibiting at the 20/21 British Art Fair from 10 - 14 September, at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU (next to the Royal Albert Hall), Stand: 33, Artists: Edward Bawden, Cecil Collins, Alan Davie, Merlyn Evans, William Gillies, Ivon Hitchens, David Hockney, Ronald Brooks Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Peter Lanyon, Richard Lin, Mary Martin, Marlow Moss, Ben Nicholson, Anne Redpath, Keith Vaughan, Alfred Wallis, John Wells, Kyffin Williams, Paul Winstanley, Denis Wirth-Miller, Bryan Wynter. Image: Merlyn Evans, Pursuit, 1932-33
The Original Print Fair
We will be exhibiting at the London Original Print Fair from 24 - 27 April 2014, Stand No. 8, at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD. Artists included Robert Adams, Robert Bevan, Prunella Clough, Robert Colqhoun, Alan Davie Lucio Fontana, Richard Hamilton, Howard Hodgkin, Naum Gabo, William Gear, Alexander Mackenzie, King Mob, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Mervyn Peake, John Piper, Ceri Richards, Bridget Riley, William Roberts, Euan Uglow, John Wells & Catherine Yarrow. Tickets available for collection at the gallery.
Our exhibition Viennese Season: Actionism has been extended untill 4th April 2014.
20/21 British Art Fair
We will be exhibiting at the 20/21 British Art Fair from 11 - 15 September 2013, Address: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU, Stand: 33. Artists exhibited will include: Michael Ayrton, John Banting, Vanessa Bell, Sandra Blow, Edward Burra, Prunella Clough, James Dixon, Bernard Dunstan, Richard Eurich, Nigel Henderson, Roger Hilton, Tristram Hillier, Gwyther Irwin, Peter Lanyon, James Lloyd, Paul Nash, Victor Pasmore, William Pye, Julian Trevelyan, Keith Vaughan and Alfred Wallis.
London Original Print Fair
We are exhibiting at the London Original Print Fair from 25 - 28 April 2013, Location: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, Stand: 08. Artists exhibited will include:Norman Ackroyd, Patrick Caulfield, Prunella Clough, Robert Colquhoun, Keith Coventry, William Gear, Richard Hamilton, Stanley William Hayter, Howard Hodgkin, Paul Nash, CRW Nevinson, Ben Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Helen Phillips, Dieter Roth, Colin Self, Gail Singer, John Wells, Catherine Yarrow.
Austin / Desmond Fine Art & Meshakti Fine Art will be participating in London's newest art fair Art 13, 1 - 3 March, Olympia Grand Hall, Stand no. D5. Artists exhibited will include: Arturo Bonfanti, Keith Coventry, Richard Lin, Bridget Riley, Parviz Tanavoli, Abbas Kiarostami, Mohamed Ehsai, Sohrab Sepheri, Hoorad Gorji, Farazaneh Hosseini, Leila Kharzi, Pakdel, Alireza Masoumi, Farnaz Rabieljah, Mina Sarlak, Atoosa Vahdani.
20/21 British Art Fair 2012
We will be exhibiting at the 20/21 British Art Fair at the Royal College of Art from 12 - 16 September 2012, Stand 33. Artists include: John Craxton, Alan Davie, Adrian Heath, Barbara Hepworth, Howard Hodgkin, David Hockney, Arthur Jackson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Julian Perry, Bridget Riley. Please contact the gallery for tickets.
Arturo Bonfanti Cataogue Raisonne
Copies of the the 2011 Arturo Bonfanti Catalogue raisonne, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, in collaboration with Lorenzelli Arte will be available from the gallery at the reduced rate of £90 (for the duration of the exhibition). Text in both English and Italian.
The London Original Print Fair
We are currently exhibiting at The London Original Print Fair, at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, stand number 46, 19 -22 April 2012. Exhibited Artists include: Keith Coventry, Alan Davie, Terry Frost, Richard Hamilton, Denis Mitchell, Paul Nash, Eduardo Paolozzi, John Piper, Bridget Riley, Catherine Yarrow.
Francis Spalding 'Prunella Clough regions unmapped'
We will have a limited number of signed copies of the wonderful new book by Francis Spalding 'Prunella Clough regions unmapped', priced at £35, available at the gallery from next week, please note we do not accept debit or credit cards.
'Prunella Clough solo show a subtle triumph' RA Blog Review
Click here to read the RA Blog Review of our current exhibition of works by Prunella Clough
Prunella Clough works online
Images of the works included in our upcoming Prunella Clough exhibition are now available to view online click here.
London Art Fair 2012
We will be exhibiting at the London Art Fair 2012, 18 -22 January 2012, Stand number 36. Artists: Prunella Clough, Francis Davison, Anthony Hill, Tristram Hillier, Roger Hilton, Ivon Hitchens, Arthur Jackson, Mary Martin, Ben Nicholson, Julian Perry, Joe Tilson, John Tunnard and Keith Vaughan.
We will be closed from Thursday 22nd December 2011 and will re-open on Wednesday 4th January 2012.
St Ives Printmaking 1949-2002
As part of our current exhibition we are are pleased to present a selection of rare St Ives prints 1949-2002, featuring works by Paul Feiler, Terry Frost, Naum Gabo, David Haughton, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Bryan Ingham, Peter Lanyon, Alexander Mackenzie, Denis Mitchell, Ben Nicholson, John Wells and Bryan Wynter. To download the online catalogue, please click here.
Bloomsbury Festival returns 21-23 October 2011 offering a taster of the amazing cultural life in this central area of London by hosting a free programme of over 150 events, taking place in over 50 venues. Please click here for further details
20/21 British Art Fair
Austin / Desmond to exhibit at the 20 /21 British Art Fair at the Royal College of Art from 14 - 18 September 2011, stand 33.
Masterpiece Art Fair | London 2011
Austin/Desmond exhibited at Masterpiece Art Fair, South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, SW3, 30 June - 5 July 2011, Stand no. A18
WILLIAM MARSHALL EXHIBITION AT THE LEACH POTTERY ST. IVES
WILLIAM MARSHALL: First Apprentice
The Leach Pottery St.Ives
16 April to 16 July 2011
The Leach Pottery presents a major exhibition of William Marshall (1923-2007), one of the foremost British studio potters of the 20th century. Read more...
Pinta, London 2011
The second year in London for:
Pinta: The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show
London, 2011, June 6 - 9
Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Margaret Mellis / Tate St Ives
TATE ST IVES SUMMER EXHIBITION
14 May - 25 Sept 2011
A selected display of the late Margaret Mellis’ paintings and constructions forms part of the ARTIST ROOMS collection. Read more...
JULIAN PERRY IN BBC4 DOCUMENTARY ON HISTORY OF BRITISH LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Last chance to watch! This Green And Pleasant Land - The Story Of British Landscape Painting - featuring Julian Perry commentating on the landscape paintings of Paul Nash.
Lanyon's Last Flight on Radio 4
Lanyon's Last Flight on Radio 4: 'This programme follows Lanyon's creative journey, which began with his deep immersion in the landscape and history of his native Cornwall and took him to the experimental edge of international abstract art in the 1950s.' Listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yyg27
Image: Peter Lanyon, Field Landing, August 1963
MARGARET MELLIS PUBLICATION
MARGARET MELLIS by Andrew Lambirth
A new monograph published by Lund Humphries. Including a wealth of visual material, which illustrates Mellis' unique vision, Margaret Mellis combines insightful analysis with outstanding imagery and as such is essential reading for anyone interested in Modern British Art.