The latest exhibition by the Lots Road Group, ‘The Art of Reading’ will be shown, appropriately, at the Cambridge Literary Festival, which runs from 18 to 23 April inclusive.
The exhibition, created in association with BookTrust, celebrates the pleasure of reading. It will be exhibited in the hub of the Festival, The Old Divinity School, St Johns College, where book signings and sales will take place, and where visitors can relax and socialise.
The portraits depict readers from two to ninety, some of whom are well known authors and academics, including Dame Gillian Beer, Honorary Patron of the Festival. Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear and Caroline Dawnay, doyenne of Literary Agents are amongst the sitters, as are other authors, students, friends and family members of the artists and children taking their first steps as readers.
Two much appreciated mentions for Portrayed! by the Lots Road Group this week in Varsity and The Week.
The Lots Road Group’s IWF UK Portrayed! 25 years of inspiring women exhibition continued its tour this weekend, visiting one of the few remaining Oxbridge all-women colleges – Newnham College Cambridge.
Principal Dame Carol Black welcomed AGM Associates, students, fellows and invited members of the public, plus sitters and artists to the well-attended event on Saturday.
Rosalind Gilmore – one of two former Newnham students, alongside Katharine Whitehorn – spoke of the trust the IWF UK sitters had needed to show the Lots Road Group at the start to make what had proved to be such a successful collaboration.
The Lots Road Group is proud to announce that Newnham College, Cambridge is to host PORTRAYED! 25 YEARS OF INSPIRING WOMEN this Saturday, 12 November to coincide with the Newnham Associates AGM. The exhibition will be open to them, students, fellows, staff and invited members of the public.
Two of the inspiring women sitters were educated at Newnham college – Rosalind Gilmore, private secretary to five Cabinet Ministers, painted by Mark Stevenson, and veteran journalist Katharine Whitehorn, painted by Sarah Richardson.
The Lots Road Group is delighted that Katharine Whitehorn’s portrait has been accepted into the permanent collection of the college. In addition Katherine Firth’s portrait of Barbara Mills, the former DPP, has been accepted into the permanent collection of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
The exhibition, which has been touring since May 2015, commemorates the silver jubilee of the International Women’s Forum UK. It features four of the founders of the lWF UK and the first 12 chairs, including Celia Goodhart, a Visitor of Oxford University; champion racing driver Jean Denton, the first woman to hold a ministerial post at the Northern Ireland office; Barbara Hosking, former speechwriter for Harold Wilson.
If you missed it, you can see the exhibition catalogue here Price £17.29 +p&p.
Mark Stevenson’s portrait of Rosalind Gilmore
Sarah Richardson with her portrait of Katharine Whitehorn
Katherine Firth’s portrait of Dame Barbara Mills
Hope you enjoy this You Tube preview of our annual exhibition, this year on the theme of The Art of Reading by Lots Road Group artist Hilary Puxley.
Our catalogue for our latest show, which kicks off in Waterstones Gower Street, Bloomsbury tomorrow until the end of November, is now available online – price £17.59 plus p&p.
For a preview visit bit.ly/2eWmSxE