Exhibition at the Stableyard Gallery: 'Figuring out the Landscape' by Jo Holdsworth & Clare Weatherill

A painting of a seascape

This exhibition is a free event and runs from Friday 7 September to Sunday 23 September. Open daily from 10am to 4pm.

About the Exhibition

'Figuring out the Landscape' is an exhibition of paintings by artists Jo Holdsworth and Clare Weatherill. The oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings include landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes by these two well known local artists.

Morden Hall Park offers its visitors a taste of a country estate, with a glimpse of an agricultural and industrial history. The park is 125 acres and is situated in a heavily populated urban area. It is noted for having a diversity of interests within a relatively small open space where its 'wildness' provides a rare sense of discovery of the countryside, compared with generally more manicured city parks.

The paintings in the exhibition reflect the park and its setting within an urban environment. Included in the exhibition are views of Morden Hall Park and other local scenes as well as paintings which capture both urban and natural views around the United Kingdom and beyond.

The exhibition also forms part of the Merton Arts Festival (http://www.mertonartsfestival.org) which takes place in September around Merton, covering the borough with art.

About the Artists

Jo Holdsworth (www.joholdsworthstudio.com) is a London-based artist who lives and works in Wimbledon. Jo paints contemporary figures and cityscapes as well as modern landscapes. Jo exhibits regularly including at central London galleries and in Wimbledon. A recent article in Arts & Collections described Jo’s work as evoking “with uncanny semblance, the comings and goings of everyday life. With seemingly effortless brush strokes and a limited colour palette, she crafts an artistic window into quintessentially British scenes.” Jo regularly undertakes commissions and is always delighted to discuss commissioning ideas. Jo continues to exhibit with the Merton Arts Festival and is also on the judging panel for Young Wimbledon Artists, a scheme designed to promote art and artists for the future in Merton.

Part of 'Dapdune Wharf'
Painting of a cottage by a canal with narrow boat in the foreground
Part of 'Dapdune Wharf'

Clare Weatherill (www.clareweatherill.com) is a member of the Hesketh Hubbard Society with which she studies life drawing at The Mall Galleries, Plein Air Groups Drawing London and The Brass Monkeys. Clare is also a member of Twickenham Art Circle, Merton Art Society, Friends of Holland Park and the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters, of which she is a past Chairman. Clare exhibits regularly with these groups and at local Art Markets in Putney and Fulham and recently in her own solo shows. Clare has established a strong local following, undertaking numerous commissions and attracting regular sales of her work. Clare teaches watercolour at home and locally.

For more information about Jo Holdsworth see www.joholdsworthstudio.com  or about Clare Weatherill see www.clareweatherill.com

About the Gallery

The Stableyard Gallery is a glass-fronted, airy exhibition space with café situated within Morden Hall Park.  Exhibitions are staged here by local artists and community groups.

If you are a local artist or community group and would like to apply to hold an exhibition in the Stableyard Gallery, please email Volunteer Exhibition Co-ordinator Sarah-Jane.England@nationaltrust.org.uk.