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.
The Music Programme 2.15 pm Songs for You Clare Treacey (soprano) with Yuki Osedo (piano) Classical, Musicals, Folk and unaccompanied 2.50pmBasses and TangoEnrique Galassi, Paul Tomkins, Stephen Corcoran (double basses) Tallis, Bach, Bartok and HeyesEnrique Galassi and Yuki Osedo (piano) Kicho – Astor Piazzola 3.30pmKlezmer 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Coffee and pastries from 10.30
Raffle of book on Hitchens
Sale of Christmas cards
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.
In December 2014 the Avondale gallery held a very successful one day charity art sale for Medicins sans Frontieres/Ebola to which over 40 artists donated artwork for sale and over £5000 was raised for the charity.