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October 2014

Two forthcoming exhibitions: 'Contemporary British Painting' and '@PaintBritain'

'Contemporary British Painting' at Huddersfield Art Gallery:

1st November 2014 - 31st March 2015

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU


This exhibition will showcase the Priseman-Seabrook Collection for the first time. The Priseman-Seabrook Collection of painting highlights work produced by artists practicing in Britain in the 21st Century, and comprises of over 60 works.


Wendy Elia’s Painting from the ‘Half Naked‘ series has recently been acquired for the collection.

Rhed (HarringayLadderLondon). Oil on canvas 166 x 91cm.

And '@Paint Britain' at Ipswich Art School Gallery:

15th November 2014 - 8th March 2015

Ipswich Art School Gallery, Colchester and Ipswich Museums, 1 Upper High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH


Wendy Elia’s painting ‘Made In Britain'. 170x180cm oil on canvas’

@PaintBritain includes the work of 36 artists:


David Ainley, Julian Brown, Simon Carter, Ben Cove, Pen Dalton, Lisa Denyer, Sam Douglas, Annabel Dover, Natalie Dowse, Wendy Elia, Paul Galyer, Terry Greene, Susan Gunn, Alex Hanna, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Linda Ingham, Sue Kennington, Matthew Krishanu, Bryan Lavelle, Monica Metsers, Nick Middleton, Andrew Munoz, Stephen Newton, Gideon Pain, Ruth Philo, Alison Pilkington, Robert Priseman, Freya Purdue, Katherine Russell, David Sullivan, Harvey Taylor, Judy Tucker, Julie Umerle, Mary Webb, Sean Williams.

August 2014

We're pleased to announce that the painting 'Rhed' (London-Harringay Ladder) 166x91cm - Oil on canvas, 2003-2014, has been acquired by-


'The Priseman-Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.'


This painting is from the Half Naked series.


The Priseman-Seabrook Collection of painting highlights work produced by artists practicing in Britain in the 21st Century.


Comprising over 60 works of art, this collection will be on display for the first time at Huddersfield Art Gallery from October 2014 to January 2015.


Also acquired as part of this collection is 'Stranger Danger' from the 'It will happen when you least expect it series.'

March 2014

Wendy Elia featured in a one off International Women's Day celebration exhibition at the Oxo Tower Gallery.

Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

Dates: 20 March - 6 April 2014

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: FREE



Tracey Emin CBE, the show’s ambassador,comments: “The exhibition will provide a unique platform for women artists tackling issues of gender and faith, and I am pleased to lend my support to WIN’s positive work”. Marking the 10th anniversary of the Women’sInterfaith Network, and in conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8th March 2014, the exhibition seeks to re-present and reinvigorate global interfaith dialogue and debates concerning its place within the artistic sphere.


Co-Founder and Chairperson of Women’s Interfaith Network, Lady Gilda Levy, remarks: “2014 marks an exciting year for the Women’s Interfaith Network, and the celebratory exhibition is a fitting tribute to a decade of work promoting dialogue and combating prejudice amongst women on an international scale.”


The exhibition will showcase the work of female artists selected by a judging panel of leading figures from the contemporary art world, including Roxane Zand, Deputy Chairman of Islamic and Middle Eastern Art at Sotheby’s, Dr. Amy Mechowski, Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Andrew Gwilliams, White Cube Gallery and Len Massey, Drawing Tutor at the Royal College of Art.


In its 10th anniversary year, the Spirit of Womanhood exhibition is intended to embody the spirit and values of the Women’s Interfaith Network. Founded in 2004 by Pinky Liliani OBE and Lady Gilda Levy, WIN is an organisation committed to promoting understanding and sustainable dialogue between women of different faiths across the UK. Composed of women from a range of backgrounds, members are united by the common goal of building a more respectful and inclusive society. Education programmes, workshops and a talk series co-ordinated by WIN aim to stimulate cross-community interaction, encourage women to develop skills and self-confidence and explore the barriers that may otherwise inhibit them from pursuing their goals.


Presenting participating artists’ personal interpretations of the show’s title, the exhibition features a broad selection of media including painting and drawing, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

November 2013

Wendy Elia will be giving a talk and interview about her work in room 113 (1st floor) at-

City Lit
Keeley Street 
United Kingdom

Thursday 28th November 2013 from 18:00 to 20:00


Wendy Elia’s paintings are a regular feature of the National Portrait Gallery as well as major National Galleries.  In her portrait work Elia confronts our voyeurism and ask questions about painting’s relationship to authenticity and illusion; Elia moves from the personal to the political not only in the range of content and form but within individual paintings. Within her portraits lie smaller paintings: a network of allusions to familial relations, previous art works, and art history.


Email: for details or phone 020 7831 7831 / 020 7492 260

August 2013

The painting ‘Maxime’ is now part of the

East Contemporary Art Collection

Housed at UCS (University Campus Suffolk)

Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ


24th September - 13th November 2013


“The East Contemporary Art Collection is home to some of the very best contemporary

art held in East Anglia. It provides a gateway for anyone who wishes to see some of the

finest examples of work by artists of national and international important living and

working in the East of England today.” Robert Priseman.


The launch of this new public collection will be held on the evening of the 24th September and the exhibition will continue until the 13th November.

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