An Artist's Chelsea - Page 5



What better subject for a Chelsea painter than Chelsea itself?
From the bustle of the King’s Road, past leafy squares and
quiet street corners down to the open spaces of the river
Thames, there is plenty of inspiration.
There is a rich artistic heritage in Chelsea, and Chelsea Art
Society itself has its roots in the bohemian era of Chelsea’s
past, when many artists still lived and worked in and around
Tite Street. Although rising property prices have forced most
artists out of Chelsea, many of the 100 or so members of
Chelsea Art Society have lived, worked or trained in Chelsea
at some point, and some still do.
by our sculptors you will have to come along to the Old Town
Hall in October.
The Society is sometimes confused with Chelsea Arts
Club: sadly, we do not benefit from a premises such as the
Club enjoys on Old Church Street, hence our gratitude to
Sloane Stanley in making 340 Kings Road available to us for
this exhibition. We are also very grateful to Sloane Stanley
for awarding the William Sloane Medal and for their very
generous sponsorship of the costs of mounting the exhibition.
The Chelsea Art Society would also like to thank Matthew Hall
and Tiffany Panter of Panter and Hall for agreeing to be judges
for the award of the William Sloane medal.
The Society, which is made up of painters and sculptors,
already holds an annual Open Exhibition at the Old Town
Hall. Anyone is welcome to submit their work, which is then
judged by a selection panel.
We hope you will enjoy this eclectic display of works by our
talented membership and look forward to welcoming you to
340 Kings Road.
By contrast, the exhibition illustrated in this catalogue is
a new venture, designed to celebrate this part of Chelsea
and to promote both Sloane Stanley and the Society itself,
in a new partnership which will dovetail every year with the
Open Exhibitions we already hold. ‘An Artist’s Chelsea’ is an
exhibition by the painter members of the Society- to see work
Luke Martineau
President of the Chelsea Art Society





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