Midsummer Festival in Avondale Avenue June 17th 2017 a Great Success!

The Festival presented an afternoon Programme of Art and Music with a sale of plants, tea and cakes and raised 1000.00 each for Medicins sans Frontieres and the North London Hospice.

From Left to right: Welcome to The Music Venue, The Show Garden, Art in the Avondale Gallery, Music in the Cakes and Teas Garden,the Finchley Chamber Choir perform in the Avondale Gallery, Butterfly Sculpture by John Morgan.


‘In and Out of the Garden’ 
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.

Our Superb Cakes!

The Music Programme 
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

Swinging Out into the Imagination now closed

A joint exhibition by Rob Verrill and Judy Gilley
Saturday and Sunday 19/20th November 10-5pm at the Avondale Gallery

Rob Verrill is a well–known North London art teacher and artist who describes painting ‘as a journey of discovery, taking risks and not being sure where you going to end up’
Judy Gilley is an artist and curator who established the Avondale Gallery in 2013. The Dovedale Arts Festival showcased her paintings of Derbyshire in June 2016

‘Ivon Hitchens and other influences’ – an illustrated talk
Sunday 27th November 10.30-1pm at the Avondale Gallery

Ivon Hitchens, considered one of the finest British landscape painters of the twentieth century has been, amongst others, an influence on Rob’s journey as a painter. His abstract landscapes have also had a profound effect on Judy’s work. Rob and Judy will discuss his and others’ influence on them. The event will also include a short film and an illustrated talk on Hitchens.

Places are limited, tickets £5.00 email avondalegallery@frontroomart.co.uk to reserve your place.
Coffee and pastries from 10.30
Raffle of book on Hitchens
Sale of Christmas cards

‘A Sense of Place’ at the Avondale Gallery

Paintings by Michael Kirkbride NEAC and Judy Gilley Friday 8th May, weekends 9th/10th and 16th/17th May 2015 from 10-5. Preview Thursday 7th May 6.30-9.30.

Michael Kirkbride’s small sensitive plein air oils and watercolours are quite a revelation to those of us more familiar with his large figure based oils. They are nicely complemented by Judy Gilley’s vibrant gouache landscapes.” Patrick Cullen NEAC

Michael Kirkbride will be known to many of you for his award winning works. A graduate of the Royal Academy Schools and member of The New English Art Club, his work is primarily about invention, conjuring from the mind’s eye, yet with its foundations in observational drawing. Michael has been working on a new series of watercolours specifically for this exhibition which will also include a selection of his oil paintings. Judy will also be showing new work. Although her landscapes differ in many respects from the visible reality, she hopes that many people will recognise something important for themselves in the paintings, not literally but as an experience or a state of mind.