Exhibition

Clare Law & Jo Holdsworth: Visitors' Choice Royal Arts Prize Award Winners 2019

9 Mar 2020 – 21 Mar 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:30 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:30 – 18:00
Thursday
10:30 – 18:00
Friday
10:30 – 18:00
Saturday
11:00 – 16:00
Sunday
Closed

Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Buses to Picadiily Circus and Charing Cross can also be found.
  • The nearest tube station from which thegallery is only a 5 minute walk is Picabilly Circus or Charing Cross.
  • The nearest train station is Victoria (from where there are frequent buses to Picadilly).

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This Royal Arts Prize Visitors’ Choice Award Exhibition brings together Clare Law’s stunning landscapes and Jo Holdsworth’s captivating cityscapes.

About

Both artists won the Visitors’ Choice Award for the Royal Arts Prize in 2019 and are thrilled to be exhibiting together at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall.

Clare Law’s studio is based within the Tamar Valley in Cornwall. Inspired by the natural world and Impressionism, her rich oil paintings are created using only a small painting knife. With a sculptural quality, the tonal values and light are beautifully observed with the texture being an unconditional conscious response to the physicality of the subject matter. Working with the complexity of light, colour and texture, she is drawn to the rich vegetation and scenes of water where the intricacy of all three values can be fully explored.

Jo Holdsworth is a London-based artist who is inspired by the capital’s ever-changing landscape. Her remarkable paintings depict striking figures within urban environments in which Jo is particularly drawn to the individual in the crowd and the relationships between each person and the space that they occupy. Jo is heavily influenced by photography and several commentators have also referred to the cinematic nature of Jo’s work which harnesses a modernist approach to form, combining a subtle colour palette with loose, spontaneous brushwork.

Both artists have exhibited widely in solo and group shows and their work is collected both nationally and internationally. Between them, their paintings have recently been at the Affordable Art Fair, La Galleria Pall Mall, the 508 Gallery in Chelsea, the Mall Galleries, Delamore Arts, the Limekiln Gallery and the Menier Gallery London.

The Royal Arts Prize has been running since 2014 to showcase some of the world’s best artistic talent with a view to seeking artists who create the most meaningful connection and impact, using original thought and creativity.

This Royal Arts Prize exhibition of works by Clare Law and Jo Holdsworth is at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th March inclusive.

Monday - Friday from 10.30 am – 6 pm

Private View Tuesday 10th March 6 - 8.30 pm, please RSVP to the royalartsprize@gmail.com. 

Saturday 11 am – 4 pm.

Meet the Artists Saturday 14th March 11 am - 4 pm.

The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery is situated at: 5b Pall Mall Street, Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1Y 4UY. It is located at the entrance of the oldest arcade in London, on Pall Mall Street, situated between Haymarket Street and Lower Regent Street, only 5 minutes from Trafalgar Square.

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Curators

Freyja Beck-Fox

Amy Tindall

Exhibiting artists

Clare Law

Clare Law

Jo Holdsworth

Jo Holdsworth

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