TOBIAS KEENE: AURORA

TOBIAS KEENE: AURORA

Open Daily By Appointment  |  +44 7971 572 105

Also open 11am - 6pm on Fridays | Until 8 August 2018

DK Gallery, Sheep Street, Charlbury, Oxon, OX7 3RR

Aurora marks a return to the UK for Los Angeles-based artist Tobias Keene and his monumental and miniature paintings. Branch Arts have been delighted to work with Robbi Chong and Amadea West to co-produce this, the inaugural exhibition for Keene in the heart of the Cotswolds. The exhibition represents a collection of paintings inspired by his life in LA, by the light, experiences and subjects he has encountered…

LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY MAY 2018

LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY MAY 2018

BRANCH OUT INITIATES NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND SECURES MEDIA COVERAGE WITH AN ESTIMATED READERSHIP VALUE OF 370K COVERAGE VIEWS 

2018 really was a special year for the London Original Print Fair, London’s oldest art fair. I’ve been involved with the Fair in some capacity since 2001, and through it have grown my knowledge and understanding of the unique integrity of the print world. LOPF hosts some of the world’s most esteemed printmakers, both artists and master printers. The atmosphere is vibrant and welcoming and having worked with the fair so long, each year is like being reunited with an old friend…

'IN OUR DREAMS WE SEE FOREVER'

'IN OUR DREAMS WE SEE FOREVER'

Robert Montgomery Reveals New Artwork at Centre of Campaign for Royal Society for Blind Children

At dusk on 31 January, The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) revealed the sculptural commission, In Our Dreams We See Forever (2018), by internationally acclaimed artist, Robert Montgomery. The custom-designed vehicle with light-poem and video-installation lit up Granary Square, King's Cross, kickstarting a 6-month nationwide tour.

Topped by one of Montgomery’s trademark light poems, In Our Dreams We See Forever, includes Braille statements from visually impaired children so that the sculpture only fully reveals itself to Braille-literate blind audiences...

THE LOST WATERCOLOURS OF ERIC RAVILIOUS

THE LOST WATERCOLOURS OF ERIC RAVILIOUS

Eric Ravilious, one of most admired and popular British artists of the 20th century, produced a remarkable number of watercolours in a career cut short by his untimely death in 1942 while serving as an official war artist. Over 250 of these watercolours are known, but it is believed that around 40 are lying undiscovered or uncatalogued in collections around the world...

POLLY MORGAN: DEATH, YOU'RE KILLING ME!

POLLY MORGAN: DEATH, YOU'RE KILLING ME!

Recently described the by the FT’s How to Spend It as the “artist whose sculptural work has subverted the traditions of taxidermy”, Susie was delighted to be invited to interview Polly Morgan as part of Soho Farmhouse’s series of artist talks.

Polly outlined new directions in her work taking inspiration from architecture. Exploring how we, as a race, use materials to create boundaries to protect us from nature, although what was built to contain can come to constrict. Entitled How to Behave at Home, the new series use corset-like geometric forms, inspired by Brutalist architecture, from which snakes bulge. In Polly’s own words “geometry is traditionally used to represent power and order, my forms can be read as a metaphor for etiquette and all the other figurative structures we put in place to marshal us into particular behaviours”...

ART FOR GRENFELL AUCTION AT SOTHEBY'S

ART FOR GRENFELL AUCTION AT SOTHEBY'S

Branch is delighted to be supporting the Art for Grenfell auction at Sotheby’s on Monday 16 October 2017.

Flora Fairbairn lived in Notting Hill for 10 years, very close to the tower, and was so thankful to Katie Heller and Hamish McAlpine for instigating this charity auction to help the victims of the fire.  Having taught art in a homeless centre in the neighbourhood, when Flora heard about the fire, she realised that some of those vulnerable people she had got to know through teaching them over the years had most likely since been housed in the tower.  The horrendous nature of the tragedy and the shocking number of deaths, including that of the very talented artist Khadija Saye who had just reached a very exciting point in her career, compelled Flora to want to help any charity project focused on the Tower...

SPECIALISING IN CUBAN ART

SPECIALISING IN CUBAN ART

Flora Fairbairn has been working with cuban artists since 2009, having launched the Havana Cultura Visual Art Project in 2010 in Cuba with independent curator, Yuneikys Villalonga. Through this dynamic collaboration and several exhibitions, Branch Arts has built up an extensive network of Cuban artists. We look forward to introducing the wealth of work coming out of Cuba to our clients...

ARTS INDUSTRY MAGAZINE ARTICLE

ARTS INDUSTRY MAGAZINE ARTICLE

     7 JULY 2017 - INTERVIEW WITH BRANCH DIRECTORS

Branching In: A new kind of arts consultancy, Branch Arts, has been launched by Flora Fairbairn and Susie Lawson who come from different corners of the cultural domain.

What is Branch Arts, is it concerned with all the arts or specifically visual, and how did you come together to create it? Branch Arts is an umbrella organisation. It brings together two core services: Creative Branch, an art advisory service for private clients and organisations, as well as curating and producing art projects around the world; and Branch Out, offering specialist arts communications and access to an extensive network of creatives. The idea behind Branch Arts grew from previous projects that we collaborated on. For these we tapped into multiple networks each had built up over our combined 30 years in different areas of the industry. It seemed only natural that we should pool our resources to establish Branch Arts...

ROBERT MONTGOMERY COMMISSION

ROBERT MONTGOMERY COMMISSION

Branch Arts were approached by the Royal Society for Blind Children to find an artist to raise awareness of the 22,000 blind and partially-sighted children and young people in England and Wales.

We are delighted to announce that from a wide selection of artists presented to the charity by Creative Branch, Robert Montgomery has been commissioned to create a sculpture to be launched nationally in January 2018.

The campaign has been initiated by the charity along with the advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, to draw attention to the plight of the UK's blind children, many of whom are very seldom seen, live outside the hustle of everyday society, and are rarely able enjoy the opportunities or future prospects of their contemporaries...