Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October, 12–4pm
Keats Community Library, Keats Grove, NW3 2RR
Hampstead has been home to artists through the decades. From Henry Moore to Piet Mondrian, from John Constable to Cecil Beaton, NW3 has been a melting pot of avant-guarde creativity.
The tradition continues today with residents: celebrated portraitist Henry Mee, and illustrator Helen Oxenbury. Local galleries such as Zebra One, Catto and Gilden Arts and the Heath’s own Affordable Art Fair do a fine job of showcasing artists’ work.
Less well publicised, however, a bit smaller but just as impressive, is the very affordable art fair hosted by Keats Community Library. Featuring the work of local artists, staff, and students of the Hampstead School of Art. The exhibitions will feature paintings (on sale from as little as £50), craft jewellery, pottery and handmade silk scarves.
Artists exhibiting include Mychael Barratt, whose work features clever cultural references hidden in London landscapes, Ken Pyne’s original artwork for cartoons which have appeared in the Evening Standard and Ham and High, Tess Recordon’s atmospheric watercolours of the Heath and Property Divas’ own Laxmi Hussain with beautiful hand-drawn renderings of birds in flight. There’s a huge selection of styles on show. Whether you collect abstracts or landscapes, portraits or pots there will be something to fall in love with.
Some work has been donated to the library to raise funds and all the artists are donating a percentage of sales to keep this beautiful and much-loved library open. It’s an enjoyable way to spend the day, browse beautiful things – and do your Christmas shopping if you can bear to part with David Braunsberg’s silk scarves – whilst supporting charity.
Special screening to Property Divas’ clients
If you would like first pick, please call the library to request a ticket to the Private View on Friday 9th 7–9pm.
Tel : 0207 431 1266