The Annual Exhibition of Stonemasonry & Stone Carving opens at Gallery Different in London on 16 November
The Annual Exhibition of Stonemasonry & Stone Carving, run in conjunction with the Masons’ Livery Company by the prestigious Gallery Different in London’s West End, is back at the Fitzrovia venue this year, opening to the public on 16 November and running to 31 December.
Last year it was online only because of the Covid restrictions, and Karina Phillips, Director of Gallery Different, says: “It’s great to have the exhibition back in person, but we are also taking advantage of the experience of last year and having the work available via the online show until the end of the year.” You will be able to view it (and buy the exhibits) on the Gallery website at www.gallerydifferent.co.uk.
The Annual Exhibition of Stonemasonry & Stone Carving takes place alongside the Gallery’s Winter Collective, itself featuring the stone works of three sculptors - Johannes von Stumm, a Past President of the Royal Society of Sculptors, current President of the Oxford Art Society and a founder member of Sculpture Network Europe, Dawn Rowland and Mel Fras - as well as the work of other gallery sculptors working in other materials and painters.
Those whose work is included in this year’s Stonemasonry & Stone Carving exhibition include Nina Bilbey, Will Bowsher, Josephine Crossland, Michelle de Bruin, Chris Elmer, Louis Francis, Carrie Horwood, Rose Paba-Jones, James Kirby, Lily Marsh, Mark McDonnell, Archie Stoke-Faiers, Alex Waddell, Andy Waite… the list goes on. Altogether the work of 35 artists is included and it is all for sale.
Proceeds of the annual exhibition (now in its third year) go to the Craft Charity of the Worshipful Company of Masons, which is one of the City of London’s Livery Companies, to help with the training and development of stonemasons and stone carvers.
Some examples of the works on show are pictured below and you can see all the exhibits on the Gallery Different website at the address at the bottom and in the exhibition catalogue that can also be downloaded from the website.