Afternoon Tea: Works on Paper

an exhibition of works on paper by 70 contemporary artists

Part of the 'UK at the Venice Biennale' programme and the wider Biennale collateral exhibitions, 54th Venice Biennale, 30 May – 12 June, Venice, Italy.

Exhibition title: Afternoon Tea: Works on Paper
Host: WW Gallery
Curators: Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams
Exhibition dates: EXHIBITION NOW CLOSED
(30 May – 12 June 2011, 3 - 6pm daily)
Preview / vernissage: By invitation only
Afternoon Tea: Sittings at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm daily (except 1st June) and by appointment only. (Traditional Afternoon Tea & Cake is free, please book your sitting via email or phone: wwgallery@gmail.com / 07531342128 (London)
Venue: The Quaffers Pavilion, Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
Vaporetto: S. Silvestro

WW Gallery participated in the 53rd Venice Biennale and this year, for the 54th Biennale, has invited artists to submit works on paper for a two week exhibition in the heart of Venice.

The Quaffers Pavilion, in Campo San Polo, will host the exhibition and act as an outpost of The British Pavilion, originally designed in 1887 as a tearoom. ‘Afternoon Tea’ is an antidote to the vastness of the Biennale proper, a chance to put your feet up. While restaurants and cafes are closed until the evening shift, WW Gallery invites visitors to unwind and partake in the great British tradition of afternoon tea. From 3 – 6pm daily, free tea and cake will be served along with a selection of contemporary works on paper.

The phrase ‘works on paper’, like ‘afternoon tea’, evokes a curious, slightly old school nostalgia. But even in this new media age, working on paper is relevant and still underpins the practice of most contemporary artists. The immediacy of marks on paper lends itself to the honest and direct outpouring of dreams, memories, fantasies and humour, offering an intimate exchange between artist and viewer. The works in this exhibition are free from a common theme and instead simply reflect the current spectrum of small-scale works on paper, where image and text are expressed in their most vivid and vital form.


Further info:

See online catalogue (right) with texts by Cherry Smyth and Helen Sumpter and one example of work from each of the participating artists (more in the exhibition).

To download press images & full press release: http://www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com/press.htm. Members of the press can request preview invitations by email to Chiara Williams at wwgallery@gmail.com.

‘Afternoon tea’ is a pop-up tearoom and exhibition, 30 May – 12 June 2011. Free entry 3-6pm daily, but tea by appointment only. Booking is essential, so please email or call to reserve a sitting (3, 4 or 5pm): wwgallery@gmail.com; +447531342128 (London); +393317404189 (Venice).

‘Afternoon Tea’ is curated by Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams. Wilson and Williams, known collectively as WW, have a proven track record for spotting and nurturing talent and curating inspired and subversive exhibitions from their gallery base in Hackney, East London.

‘Afternoon Tea’ brings together 70 emerging and established artists, including: Kate Davis, Alicja Dobrucka, Oona Grimes, Susie Hamilton, Sadie Hennessy, Jarik Jongman, Liane Lang, Eva Lis, Enzo Marra, Suzanne Moxhay, Mimi Norrgren, Flora Parrott, Edd Pearman, Boa Swindler, Caroline Walker, Chiara Williams.


Track: Jack Buchannan / Everything Stops for Tea

 


 

Afternoon Tea Catalogue

with texts by Cherry Smyth and Helen Sumpter
and full colour images and texts from all 70 artists

This online version is free to download, share, print and embed on your website.

If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the catalogue, use the paypal link below. Our order deadline (2pm 28 June) for collection & delivery this week has now closed, please contact the gallery regarding their next print run and estimated delivery schedule.

NB. Catalogues can only be collected in person during normal opening hours 12-6pm on Saturday & Sunday from 2nd July - 17 July, or on Friday 1st July 6-9pm. The gallery will be closed to the public from 18th July - 6 October. If you order a catalogue after 2pm on 28th June, please contact the gallery as we cannot guarantee that is will be ready for collection/delivered before 17 July.

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Exhibiting WW Gallery Artists
 
Jarik
Jongman
Sadie
Hennessy
Eva
Lis
Enzo
Marra
Boa
Swindler
Chiara
Williams
     
Exhibiting Artists
     
Natasha
  Bailey
Beatriz
  Barba Calleja
Siobhan
  Barr
Zena
  Bielewicz
Claire
  Brewster
Tony
  Charles (appears courtesy Platform A Gallery)
Deb
  Covell (appears courtesy Platform A Gallery)
Anna
  D'Avanzo
Shona
  Davies
Kate
  Davis (appears courtesy Fred [London])
Katharina
  Daxenberger (appears courtesy Florian Sundheimer Gallery)
Alicja
  Dobrucka
Tiago
  Duarte
Serge
  D'Urach
Wendy
  Elia
Patrick
  Folkard
Yvanna
  Greene
Oona
  Grimes (appears courtesy Danielle Arnaud)
Susie
  Hamilton (appears courtesy Paul Stolper)
Alia
  Hansen
Caren
  Hartley
Sibylle
  Heil
Jessica
  Herrington
Olivia
  Hicks
Marguerite
  Horner
Joanne
  Hummel-Newell
Ben
  Jamie (appears courtesy Zero 10 Gallery, London)
Neil
  Kilby
Liane
  Lang
Mindy
  Lee
Andrew
  Litten
Kinga
  Lubowiecka
Florence
  Mather
Jo
  Metson Scott
Rob
  Miller
Lorenzo
  Missoni
Suzanne
  Moxhay (appears courtesy BEARSPACE, London)
Lisa
  Muten
Hannah
  Newell
Leigh
  Niland
Erika
  Nordqvist
Mimi
  Norrgren (appears courtesy Nicola Scaglione / 27AD Gallery, Italy)
Alice
  O'Hanlon
Flora
  Parrott (appears courtesy Tintype, London)
Edd
  Pearman
Nikki
  Plews
Chantal
  Powell
Maya
  Ramsay
Luke
  Renouf
ro.man
   
Sardine
  & Tobleroni
Luke
  Sellers
Soo
  Shin
Ted
  Somogyi
William
  Stein
Ayuko
  Sugiura
Jane
  Taverner
Sally
  Taylor
Florin
  Ungureanu
Anna
  Walker
Caroline
  Walker
Steph
  Wehowski
Julie
  Westerman

 

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