“Around Rome” and “Slow Painting: Surface Tensions”

London Group member Lesley Bunch is showing work in two exhibitions this summer

Around Rome 
6-13 Jul
Curated by Anna Isopo of Arte Borgo Gallery, will open in five locations: Palazzo della Cancelleria Vaticana, Galleria della Biblioteca Angelica, Palazzo Velli Expo, Museo Venanzo Crocetti and Arte Borgo Gallery 

LG artist Lesley Bunch will be exhibiting work at the Galleria della Biblioteca Angelica alongside artists from throughout Europe including Tatiana An, Antonio Esposito, Milène Evers, Marion Förster, Waltraud Gemein, Monika Hartl, Antoni Kowalski, Silvana Landolfi, Nadia Lysakowska, Andréa Lobel, Angelo Mastria, Maria Pacheco Cibils, Ada Pasta, Maria Gabriella Sabbadini, Camelia Sadovei, Peter Serebrovskii, Ursa Schoepper, Maria Stamati, Mònica Vilert, and Joanna Wojtal-Kalinowska

The PV will take place by invitation at RIPA GRANDE – Lungotevere Ripa, 3 Trastevere on 5 July 2024 at 5pm,
with a dancing performance by Greta Arditi, who trained at the Rome Opera Theatre and the National Academy of Dance.

“Around Rome” has received the patronage of Regione Lazio and Assessorato alla Cultura.

@lesley.bunch @arteborgo

Shadow Sculpture 11, Lesley Bunch LG

Slow Painting: Surface Tensions
Contemporary British Painting members and guests
13 Jul-17 Aug

The exhibition runs across two, Studio Kind, Pannier Market, Butchers Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SY and Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Torrington EX38 8HQ galleries

In the first dual-sited exhibition across Studio KIND. in Barnstaple and The Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington, members from Contemporary British Painting have been invited to respond to the 2019 book ‘Slow Painting’ by Helen Westgeest, who considers the role of painting in a world fuelled by the digital, technological advancement, and information overload.

‘The fleeting nature of digital mass media appears to have unlocked a desire for more physically stable and enduring pictures, like paintings. Slow Painting charts how, in a world where the constant quest for speed can leave us exhausted, the appeal of this ‘slower medium’ has only grown …

Our culture today is marked by the ever-growing presence of images, and because their rate of circulation also keeps going up, we are increasingly discouraged from engaging in critical reflection on the individual image. By contrast, the world of painting represents a long tradition of works of art that stimulate contemplation on strategies in visual communication …’

Artists include: Susan Absolon, David Ainley, Iain Andrews, Amanda Ansell, Karl Bielik, Claudia Böse, Day Bowman, Lesley Bunch, Robbie Bushe, Ruth Calland, Simon Carter, Jules Clarke, Graham Crowley, Gordon Dalton, Lisa Denyer, Sam Douglas, Natalie Dowse, Nathan Eastwood, Geraint Evans, Susan Gunn, Kirsty Harris, Roland Hicks, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Phil Illingworth, Bryan Lavelle, Andrew Litten, Paula MacArthur, David Manley, Enzo Marra, Gavin Maughfling, Ruth Murray, Stephen Palmer, Mandy Payne, Ruth Philo, Katie Pratt, Narbi Price, Freya Purdue, Katherine Russell, Harvey Taylor, Sally Taylor, Molly Thomson, Ehryn Torrell, Marius von Brasch, Joanna Whittle, Sean Williams

Invited to exhibit alongside Contemporary British Painting members are a number of artists from around Devon including Llyr Davies, James Dearlove, Stuart Edmundson, Petra Freeman, StevieRay Latham, Janet Sainsbury, Bill Stewart, Peter Stiles, Kieran Walsh

The exhibition includes a tribute to former Contemporary British Painting chair, Judith Tucker, at The Plough Arts Centre.

@lesley.bunch @plougharts @studio.kind @paintbritain

Slow Painting poster featuring “Shadow Sculpture 16” by Lesley Bunch LG
Shadow Sculpture 16, Lesley Bunch LG