Second Floor Studios & Arts – [SFSA]

SFSA studio member David Bray – work featured in the new Absolut Blank tv campaign

Posted in Arts, Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 27, 2011


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SFSA – Community Engagement Programme – Pictures from last months SFSA exhibition at the Tudor Barn Arts Festival, Eltham.

Posted in Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 7, 2011

As part of Second Floor Studios & Arts Community Engagement Programme the company sponsored one of the marquees at last months Tudor Barn Arts Festival in Eltham, exhibiting works from over 30 SFSA studio members.

Thanks to SFSA studio members Nick Carn and Peter Tingey for supplying images.







SFSA studio member Charly Helyar in group show ‘ANTILOGY’ this month.

Posted in Arts, Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 7, 2011


A group art show in
Battersea, London SW8

Artists showing

Emma Andrews

Charly Helyar

Kate Hughes

Will Knowles

Nina Viljoen

13-23rd July 2011

Private View 14th
July 1800 – 2130

Prize-winning artists
take matters into their own hands!

A group of emerging contemporary artists will be staging a show, Antilogy, from 13th – 23rd July 2011.

The five artists, all alumni from City and Guilds Art School in Kennington, have diverse though complementary styles, ranging from Kate Hughes’ technically excellent figurative painting to Will Knowles’ playful and ironic sculpture.

Kate Hughes, the show’s organiser said, “I wanted to seize the initiative and instead of waiting for a gallery to ask us to show, I decided to invite this group of artists to show their work. We are all at interesting stages in our career development-wise, so it seemed a great oppurtunity, and we have similar influences and interests, though our work is very different.

“There will be a great range on show, from Nina Viljoen’s painterly tapestry work to Emma Andrews’ tactile drawings and Charly Helyar’s off-kilter still life and light sculpture. All the work will be for sale with prices from £60 so there should be something for every taste and budget.”

The artists boast an impressive list of accolades, with over 20 prizes between them. Most recently Kate Hughes completed a residency at the Cardio-thoracic unit at Papworth Hospital, where she worked on drawings and paintings of surgery, while Emma Andrews recently made artwork for Terry Gilliam’s The Damnation of Faust at the English National Opera and The Tell-Tale Heart at the Royal Opera House. Will Knowles has recently returned from a residency where he constructed site specific work as part at a working dolomite mine in Belize.

The private view takes place on 14th July at Acquire Gallery, 155 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BU from 1800 – 2130, with drinks provided and there will be a chance to win a collaborative drawing which the exhibitors will create during the show.

The show will then run until 23rd July, opening hours 1100 – 1900 daily and by appointment. has all the latest information.