Local Artist Wins Place In Major Exhibition

Glynis Porter's work will be featured at the Mall Galleries


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A Chiswick artist has won a place in a prestigious exhibition in central London next month.

Glynis Porter will see her hand-coloured etching and aquatint exhibited at the Mall Galleries, chosen by the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA). This is a particularly special achievement as the RBA had a record number of submissions this year for its 300th Annual Open Exhibition.

Glynis, who studied graphic design at St Martin's, has lived in Chiswick for thirty years in the Bedford Park area. She decided to specialise in print making after studying illustrating and began to concentrate on screen printing while raising her family.

She has lectured at Richmond College for Adult Community Education and in the last five years, has taught screen printing at the Putney School of Art. Following the completion of an MA at Brighton, Glynis acquired a press and learned the art of etching.

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The exhibit was inspired by a wooden spice container which belonged to her mother-in-law, purchased many years ago during her travels in Asia.

"I liked it and thought to make a print of it and so I borrowed it. It's less than 12 inches across, quite small, and the top swivels off and it has compartments inside for the spices."

She has exhibited at the Mall Galleries in the past, and at the Royal Academy but this is her first time with the RBA, which she describes as "exciting".

The 300th Annual Open Exhibition 2017 at Mall Galleries

Sourced from member artists and through open submission, our 300th annual exhibition also includes selected work from schools and colleges around the country.

The Exhibition will be open from Wednesday the 22nd of March until Saturday the 1 April 2017. 10am to 5pm including Easter weekend.


February 11, 2017

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