Rolf Harris Comes to Chiswick
Lemongrove Gallery to host talk and exhibit paintings
The nation's favourite Aussie comes to Chiswick! The Lemongrove Gallery,on Chiswick High Road is hosting a rare personal appearance with Rolf Harris on Sunday, November 6th from 2p.m. to 4p.m.
Rolf will be unveiling many of his original paintings, and these will be exhibited alongside a complete range of his available limited editions.
Born in Perth, he came to London to study art in 1952 and has become a household name in the UK, not only for his paintings but for his appearances on television and his hit songs- the best known include' Two Little Boys' and ' Tie Me Kangaroo Down'.
Last year he made his sixth appearance at Glastonbury in front of a crowd of 130,000.
His flamboyant personality and talent for making art accessible to the public have gained millions of fans. His BBC1 TV series ‘Rolf on Art’ gained the highest ever viewing figures for a programme on the visual arts, topping all previous programmes by over six million viewers. He was also commissioned to paint the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her 80th birthday. He was awarded a CBE for his contribution to the arts and entertainment.
In 1992 Rolf was named the world's most famous artist in a poll conducted by the London artMart. Last year his popularity was underlined by a survey called ‘What the British really think about art today’ published in the Daily Telegraph in which he featured ahead of Damien Hirst.
Numbers to the Lemongrove talk are limited and tickets are by invitation only by contacting the gallery on 020 8987 0400.
November 4, 2011