The Pop-Up Gallery with Garden

Date: 24 August 2019
Time: 12:00 - 18:00
Location: Shere Lane, Shere, Surrey GU5 9HS
Ticket Price: FREE
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Further Information: Open every weekend from July to end of September 2019. The free Pop-Up Gallery with Garden. The summer exhibition celebrates a life dedicated to art and aims to raise awareness and funds for improved mental health and the fight against climate change. From July to September 2019, the Feeling & Matter exhibition will support WWF-UK and Oakleaf and display the diverse creative output of the English painter, sculptor, picture restorer, writer, husband and father, John Rich. His creative talent was obvious at an early age and upon seeing his art, a teacher told him he should definitely “take it up”. The young John interpreted the word ‘up’ as an instruction not simply to pursue a career in art, but a far greater responsibility - to raise the form to another level. From that point onward, he resolved to take art ‘Up’. A contemporary of Peter Blake and David Hockney - exhibiting alongside them – John Rich would go on to have critically successful one-man shows at the Rowan and Grabowski galleries in London. Reviews in the Guardian, New Statesman, Observer and others followed. He became an artist of some standing, exhibiting with the Young Contemporaries and the London Group. Despite this auspicious start to his career, John Rich ‘retired’ from painting, did his best to focus on a growing family, and affected by bi-polar, he fell into obscurity from the contemporary art world. Years later, burdened by the responsibility to take art ‘Up’, he started to paint again and to write. “An artist is both creator and creature of art, a product and producer of its history, the past to which the artist responds and the future for which he or she is responsible.” JOHN RICH Works on show include those kindly on loan from the private collection of Lord & Lady Levy. The venue is on Shere Lane, Shere, Surrey GU5 9HS and is open at weekends from 12noon to 6pm. Please find out more at and @johnrichartwork on Instagram/Facebook.

Contact Details: 01483 203245
Organisation Name: The Pop-Up Gallery

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