Upcoming exhibitions - April 2019
Spring is finally upon us and we’re looking forward to visiting the fantastic exhibitions taking place across London this month. Read more here…Read More
March is set to host two major art fairs, The Affordable Art Fair and The Other Art Fair, plus Andrew McIntosh showcases a new body of work at Bo-Lee Gallery, which responds to the current climate of high streets in South-East London. Read more here…Read More
Art prizes and open exhibitions are a really great way to get a foot in the door and announce your presence to the art world. Here’s our recommended Art Prizes to enter this year…Read More
Our artists are getting 2019 off to a roaring start with an exciting calendar of exhibitions and art fairs. Beat the January blues and take a visit…Read More
It’s easy to start the year with a bunch of new year’s resolutions and to be honest, they’re often gone and forgotten by the time the Christmas tree has come down! Here’s our top tips on getting (and staying) creative, this year…Read More
As we start to wind down for the festive season, we’re reflecting on the fantastic achievements of our artists over the past year and looking forward to all that is in store for 2019…Read More
If you just can't wait until the next Wimbledon Art Fair, there's plenty of opportunities to spot the Wimbledon Art Studios' artists over the next month (and not just in London!)…Read More
Congratulations to the Wimbledon Art Studios' artists who have been selected to exhibit in the 70th Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition, which takes place this weekend.Read More
Joanne Edwards Millinery, of studio 315, spent the day with UTV Life at the Grand National, Aintree, last week.
Joanne made a bespoke headpiece for presenter Rita Fitzgerald, who was amongst others sporting a Joanne Edwards masterpiece.
"My passion is both designing and hand-making unique and elegant hats which expertly compliment an outfit, ensuring women feel exquisite during their most special of occasions. It's a wonderful privilege to work with a client, selecting colours, materials, trimmings and silhouettes which beautifully enhance and complete their outfit on what is often one of the most important days of their life."
Having recently moved to Wimbledon Art Studios, we're delighted to have Joanne onboard. You can see more of her work at joanneedwardsmillinery.com or come and see her at the Wimbledon Open Studios on the 11th - 14th May 2017. Pre-book your ticket here and you could be in with the chance to win £200 to spend!
Resident food sculptor, Jacqui Kelly of Totally Sugar London, recently made the news after creating a pregnant Beyonce out of 40kgs of cheese... more commonly known as Brieyonce!
The sculpture, that was commission by the East Village London cheese carving competition, hit the headlines last weekend causing quite the stir!
We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of this cheesy Beyonce in progress.
We caught up with Jacqui before this cheesy affair; here's an insight into Totally Sugar, the Queen and Jacqui's ventures in America.
Hi Jacqui, tell us where it all began...
Started to cake decorate as a hobby eight years ago, with a full time job as an Event Manager at The Royal Albert Hall. I was invited to create the Coronation Crown on top of the official HRH Queens Diamond Jubilee cake, I quit my job and set up Totally Sugar.
So what is Totally Sugar?
Totally Sugar is me, basically! I create large scale sugar show pieces, food art installations, international sugar artist and teach too.
Where can we see your work?
Buckingham Palace!! Queen wouldn’t cut the cake and it’s still on show in a special cabinet. Plus adverts, showcases, competitions, magazines - I write regular tutorials and pieces for the cake and sugar industry magazines including front covers.
So what have you been working on recently?
Teaching internationally: Austin, New York, Miami, Orlando - sound more like a tour of the theme parks! I don't know what's next, as the projects normally come in a week before they are needed.
Have you won any awards?
Guinness World Record holder for the World’s largest cake (10m x 12m!) and I'm a multi award winner -14 Gold medals at Cake International and Winner of Best In Show at Cake International 2014
Most famous clients or projects we might recognise?
Lots of celebs when I was practising my skills at the RAH
Green & Blacks - edible chocolate Trees, BBC - Proms & Radio 3, TV centre& Broadcasting House, Walkers Crisps (the dragon) Cadburys (the chocolate jumper)
Kerrang the 35th Birthday cake cover.
World Meat Free Day(the life-sized Pastry Fat calf)
Fox TV - Jack & Ozzys world tour - headless bat cakes
Walking Dead series release 3 & 4
Dinosaur week (dino bones) T-rex autopsy - (life sized TRex body parts)
Cake & Bake Show- show cakes 2015 giant chair and cake storybook character giant choc Gruffalo and Paddington Bear, 2016 6'4 BFG head from Marzipan, Vue Cinemas - Carved scary pumpkins
Jamie Oliver’s sugar campaign - 3 larger than life sculpted people from sugar
Would you recommend Wimbledon Art Studios to other artists?
Definitely! The comradery is priceless, the diversity unparalleled. That you can close your door and work hard or walk around and chat for inspiration, 24 hours a day.
So many talented artists that can offer artistic advice and practical help but also career & business advice.
You may start small perhaps as a hobby or an escape but you have the ability to grow with in the studio as your business grows. I am now in my third and dream studio and working full time at my passion.
For more information on Jacqui and her impressive portfolio visit totallysugar.co.uk
We're delighted to announce that five Wimbledon Art Studios’ artists have been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Arts London Summer Show 2017.
Tim Goffe, Annie Rouse, Beatriz Elorza, Henrietta Stuart and Judith Brenner have all been shortlisted from thousands of applicants for the most prestigious art exhibition in the world.
Congratulations and good luck!
You can see Tim, Annie, Beatriz, Henrietta and Judith at the Wimbledon Open Studios on the 11th - 14th May, alongside other Wimbledon Art Studio artists. Pre-book your FREE ticket here now and you could win £200 to spend on art.