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28 ROGER HOOPER EXHIBITION AT OXO TOWER WHARF In his 10th Anniversary Exhibition at gallery@oxo, Roger Hooper once again opens our eyes to the world’s most beautiful and threatened species. Over the years, he has travelled to all seven continents to capture these stunning images, which have culminated in a spectacular exhibition of wildlife photography. Included in the exhibition will be previously unseen images from Roger’s most recent trips, bringing together the beauty, power and fragility of the wild. This is a show that brings together the beauty, strength, power and fragility of the wild. For those with a love of the artistic union of photography and wildlife and those with an interest in the preservation of our precious wildlife and habitat, this is a must see exhibition. To quote Anthony Bennett, Director of Development, WWF-UK: ‘Roger’s work perfectly illustrates the broad diversity of wildlife under threat in some of WWF’s core priority areas. Through the sales of these prints, Roger’s photography serves to promote WWF’s work, while at the same time raising much needed funds. We are hugely grateful to Roger for his ongoing commitment and support in this field.’ The exhibition will be open until 20 August, from 11.00 to 18.00 daily, including Saturdays and Sundays, free of charge. gallery@oxo is at Oxo Tower Wharf. SCULPTURE IN THE CITY Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme set amongst iconic architectural landmarks has opened this year’s outdoor sculpture park in the Square Mile. The outdoor exhibition includes works from internationally renowned artists including Paul McCarthy, Ryan Gander and Martin Creed. Their work will be displayed amongst some of Britain’s most famous buildings, including The Leadenhall Building, also known as the ‘Cheesegrater’, and for the first time, the Lloyd’s building by Richard Rogers. For Sculpture in the City’s seventh edition, the art works are spread further than ever across the Square Mile, including installations at six new locations and range greatly in form and scale. This year the scheme expands its locations, with works like Daniel Buren’s Black Shed Expanded, 2014 by Nathaniel Rackowe. 4 Colours at 3 metres high situated work (2011), located to the eastern City in front of the newly completed One Creechurch Place. This year, there are two new works exhibited for the first time, Peter Randall- Page’s Envelope of Pulsation (For Leo) (2017) and Fernando Casasempere’s Reminiscence (2017). A six metre high sculpture of a human anatomical model, Temple (2008) by Damien Hirst takes up residence in Cullum Street, and Kevin Killen’s Tipping Point (2016), will map out an urban landscape at The Leadenhall Building. t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

WORLD-CLASS MAKERS EXHIBIT AT LARGEST UK CERAMICS FESTIVAL One of Europe’s largest and most important ceramic events is set to bring together more than 200 world-class ceramic artists to showcase their work, this August. Art in Clay Hatfield, taking place from 18– 20 August, will display some of the finest ceramics currently being made by individual makers in the UK and Europe. The festival, held in the gardens of the Jacobean Hatfield House near St Albans, is now in its 23rd year and continues its highly successful formula of individual makers’ stands, workshops and demonstrations held in a series of marquees. The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leading National and International makers. Some of the best ideas for ceramics in interior and garden design will be on display for visitors to admire and buy. Major names include Svend Bayer who will be selling his personal collection of early pots at the show, Nic Collins, Peter Hayes, Ian Gregory, Eddie Curtis and Tony Laverick. While newcomers to watch for potential investment pieces include Babs Belshaw, Charlie Collier, Oliver Fenwick, Erica Fransson, Katie Netley and Ania Perkowska. Hannah Ault, Show Director, commented: ‘Art in Clay is a great day out for both serious ceramics collectors and non-specialists. Visitors can browse a huge number of stands making it a great way to introduce people to the wonderful world of contemporary ceramics. There is such a variety on show that there is something for everyone. ‘For those who wish to learn more about the pieces there are plenty of opportunities to talk to the individual makers about their work. It’s an enjoyable and great way of learning about ceramics at first hand.’ Art in Clay – Peter Hayes. 29 t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

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