4 PLUS 1 – Four Printmakers plus paintings and giclee prints by Tazia

Our pre -Christmas Exhibition features four renowned printmakers and Tazia- an artist represented by Heart and Sold, a Community Interest Group which supports Downs Syndrome Artists.

A few years ago Tazia’s painting ‘Rupert Flying Over The Clifton Suspension Bridge’ was accepted by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge as a gift for Prince George’s nursery. This made worldwide headlines and drastically increased her fan base.

Saturday and Sunday November 18/19 2017 11-5 pm
The Avondale Gallery

‘Meet the Artists’ event Sunday November 19 at 11 am with coffee and buns

Charity Christmas Cards on Sale!


 The Gallery will donate its commission on sales of Tazia’s work to Heart and Sold

iPad drawing Course at The Crouch End Gallery September 9/10th 10-5pm


Following her May 13/14th exhibition ‘ Drawn in Light-Published on Paper’ in September Kim Valdez will be holding a two day introductory course on drawing on the iPad using the Procreate App.

The course will cost £110.00 which includes tea/coffee and a light lunch. The course is planned for 8-10 people to accommodate individual attention.

The course will progressively develop an artwork/s based on a simple still life in order to practice the use of the tools.

Day 1
10-1pm Learn about and practice the use of the basic drawing tools: Grouping pictures, Canvas choice, Brushes, Eraser, Colour Palettes.
Layers and importing images.
Day 2
Using layers combined with the Freehand and Automatic Selection methods. The Transformation tool.
Exporting images for print.

The hardware requirements –

You will need an Ipad with the Procreate App and preferably a pressure sensitive stylus.

  • Procreate only works with an ipad, not other kinds of tablet.
  • Procreate is designed to work with a pressure sensitive stylus- ie the harder you press the darker the line, if you draw with your finger or any other stylus than those listed below, you won’t get the pressure sensitivity. However you can still draw and learn about Procreate.
  • The Apple Pencil can only be used with an iPad Pro, so if you have an iPad 3, 4, Air or mini, you will need an alternative stylus.
  • For these iPads please check but I believe Procreate supports the following active styli:
    • TenOneDesign – Pogo Connect, Pogo Connect 2
    • Adonit – Jot Touch 4, Jot Touch Pixelpoint, Jot Script, Jot Script 2, Pixel
    • Wacom – Intuos Creative Stylus 1 & 2, Bamboo Fineline 1 & 2
    • FiftyThree – Pencil

Interested in attending this course?   Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch regarding availability and booking.


Albert Turpin – Sorry- this exhibition has been postponed- we are hoping to show it in 2018

The Hackney Empire by Albert Turpin

The Crouch End Gallery is planning an exhibition of paintings by Albert Turpin to coincide with the publication of his memoir. Albert 1900-1964 was an artist, a window cleaner, a political activist and a fireman. The exhibition will show the range of his work with many now historic views of London’s East End. 

‘Why give a man a fifteen stone body, the temper of the story-type Irish navvy, with the face of a fighting pug, and then implant a tiny seed of melancholy, a tiny seed but enough to bring tears when an old piece of music is played or a poem read’

Alongside his paintings, Kim Valdez will display her Acrylic Sculptures inspired by a photograph of Albert and the quotation (above) that she came across in the book about the East London Group  ‘From Bow to Biennale’.