Midsummer Festival in Avondale Avenue N12 Saturday June 17th 2017

Sat June 17th 1 pm – 6pm

The Festival programme below may be subject to minor changes, the Avondale Gallery is your starting point for full details and Venues.

The Festival presents an afternoon Programme of Art and Music with a sale of plants, tea and cakes to raise money for Medicins sans Frontieres and the North London Hospice.

Please Note:  the art exhibition continues on Sunday 18th 11-6pm

‘In and Out of the Garden’ at the Avondale Gallery – 42 Avondale Avenue N12 8EN
June 17/18 ( only the exhibition is open on sunday 18th)
An exhibition of garden/plant themed paintings by Judy Gilley, indoor and outdoor ceramic sculptures on organic themes by Kim Valdez and metal garden sculpture by John Morgan.

Music Programme Sat June 17th  2-6pm
full Venue details available from 1pm on the day at the Avondale Gallery.
2.15 pm     Songs for You
Clare Treacey (soprano) with Yuki Osedo (piano)
    Classical, Musicals, Folk and unaccompanied
2.50pm    Basses and Tango
     Enrique Galassi, Paul Tomkins, Stephen Corcoran (double basses)
     Tallis, Bach, Bartok and Heyes
     Enrique Galassi and Yuki Osedo (piano)
     Kicho – Astor Piazzola
3.30pm   Klezmer Fun, Songs for Children
Stephen Levi (clarinet) Andy Shaw (guitar) Avivit Caspi (singer) Dave Orchant (trumpet)
4.20pm    Exciting Young Talent from the Youth Music centre
coached by Tanja Goldberg (violin) and Laura O’Gorman (piano)
5pm  Malcolm Arnold – Suite Bourgeoisie
    Musicians from the North London Sinfonia (Flute, Oboe, Piano)

Tea and Cakes Sat June 17th 2-6pm on sale in a garden setting
Plants for sale Sat June 17th 2-6pm
Enquiries to avondalegallery@frontroomart.co.uk

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


Homage to David and Martin

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’.