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Centre Court’s New Pop Up Art Exhibition


The Wimbledon Group is a collective of local artists based at the Wimbledon Art Studios, who have recently joined Centre Court Shopping Centre for a free pop-up exhibition, showcasing their brilliant work. 

Located on the top floor of Centre Court, the space has been transformed into an open and welcoming gallery for lovers of affordable art made by local artists.

See details of some of the artists featured below.

            

  • Alan Carlyon Smith
    Alan is interested in the relationship of 2D images and 3D form. Figurative images give way to abstractions and then take on a solid format. Narratives suggest that there is a dialogue between things we understand and things we would like to believe.
  • Angela Smith
    Angela is interested in the possibilities of narrative and invoking atmosphere and emotion. Her paintings are rarely portraits but more hybrid figures layered with emotion, experience and imaginings. The figures exist in another world but they are touched with human spirit and nature.
  • Damian Woodford
    Damian’s painting utilizes primary and secondary colours with the arrangement of abstract shapes. He likes to pull apart the components of visual form and reduce them to bare gestures: lines, arcs, circles, and polygons become his building blocks.
  • Emma Forrester
    Emma is drawn to beautiful forms whether they are man-made or natural and her appreciation of the simple beauty of such objects is apparent in their sensitive portrayal in her paintings. Her recent works bear an expressive use of line and an understanding of pattern and form that is fundamental to her work.
  • Jill Sutcliffe
    Jill is a ceramic sculptor whose work captures the essence of positive energy and movement. Strongly influenced by her love for architecture and nature, she pairs the two to provide us with exquisite three-dimensional forms that will enhance any environment
  • Mike Stokoe
    Mike is a published cartoonist and was first appeared in Punch magazine in 1997. He regularly features in Private Eye, The Spectator and commercial advertising for Anglo American Oil Company. He has a cartoon hanging in the National Football Museum and was the set cartoonist for the feature film “Strike”.
  • Alison Groom (Guest)
    Alison’s paintings are concerned with texture and light, using acrylic mediums with granular additives to express the textures she observes in the environment. She then uses oil paint to define and illuminate her paintings. Fascinated by the changes of colour of light she is drawn to early morning and late afternoon light as well as the colours of sunset and gloaming.
  • Graham Hunter (Guest)
    Graham’s most recent work focuses on landscape. He likes to create vibrant, painterly scenes with an emphasis on trees. “Tree’s are our friends and guardians, they speak of ling life, fruitfulness, love and death. Who does not have a favourite tree?”
  • Sarah Ollerenshaw (Guest)
    Sarah’s landscape paintings of bluebell woods resonate and inspire a moment of spiritual transportation, taking us to another place where one feels at peace and connected. Thy recall those with whom we have ‘journeyed’ and remind us of all that is important in order to feel alive, rooted and inspired by creation.
  • Sara Vertigan (Guest)
    Sara works in oils and specialises in landscapes, inspired by places she’s visited. Colour and strong light sources are ever present in her work and Sara is interested in the effect of man-made structures in defining the geometry of landscapes.

           

Exhibition Details

Unit 223, Centre Court Shopping Centre. 4 Queen’s Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8YA

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11am  – 5pm

Purple Tuesday at Centre Court

On Tuesday 12th November 2019, Centre Court will be ‘going purple’ in aid of Purple Tuesday 2019.

Purple Tuesday 2019 is an international call to action to celebrate the Purple Pound – the consumer spending power of disabled people and their families. Across the UK, the Purple Pound is worth £249 billion and is rising by an average of 14% per annum, whilst worldwide, it equates to a staggering £2.25 trillion. Despite this, less than 10% of businesses have a targeted plan to access this disability market.

Centre Court Shopping Centre is proud to announce that it will be joining the national campaign to change customer experiences for people with disabilities, and is launching its commitments to support customers over the next 12 months. These commitments include:

  • The Centre Court management team directly engaging with local disabled customers, via attending local charity and focus group meetings, to ensure that their needs and wishes are clearly understood.
  • Refurbishment of Centre Court accessible toilets, with local disabled customers being directly involved in the design process.
  • Mystery shopper visits, designed and carried out by the local disabled community at all stores in centre. The Centre Court Management team will then utilise the individual feedback on each store, to work with the centre tenants and initiate improvements where required.

Purple Tuesday is about creating a step change improvement in the awareness of the value and needs of disabled customers. Essentially, in aiming to make the customer experience accessible, the result for organisations will be the opening up of products and services to the disability market.

So look out for Centre Court staff wearing purple sashes on Tuesday 12th November 2019, to support the Purple Pound. The Centre Court management team and staff will also be on hand to explain to customers what Purple Tuesdays is all about, as well as the Merton Centre for Independent Living (CIL) who will be onsite promoting their organisation and what they are doing.

For further information visit the Centre Court website.

Villeroy & Boch Opens in Centre Court

A warm Wimbledon welcome to Villeroy & Boch who have opened their new store in Centre Court Shopping Centre.

Villeroy & Boch is a stylish and elegant tableware brand with a longstanding heritage. Born over 270 years ago in Germany, we are proud of our high quality porcelain, crystal and stainless steel accessories which makes every meal a special occasion and every special occasion an exceptional experience.

‘We are very excited to open our brand new store in the heart of Wimbledon and to continue to serve our customers with our implacable, high standard service. We are welcoming our guests with special discount, up to 50% off from recommended retail prices and a fully stocked store, including our very special Christmas range.’

 

Find them on the Upper Mall, Unit 225.