Making Waves

10 Oct 2015 – 1 Nov 2015

Event times

Daily, during the hours of daylight, and illuminated until midnight

Cost of entry


Walthamstow Village Window Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Walthamstow Central, Victoria Line
  • Walthamstow Central stop, Chingford to Liverpool Street line

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Waves personify potential energy which is a great metaphor for this exciting new gallery space. Our very first show presents a selection of bold and beautiful contemporary art with a moving water motif.


Abstract painter Sharon Drew’s work is immersive, and uses translucent and opaque layers of rapid, repetitive, gestural applications of paint, giving rhythm and pace. Janet Mitchell’s collaged and painted pieces find a balance of colour and tone reflecting such events as the weather, time of day, atmosphere and the seasons. An ethereal, eerie seascape is fluidly captured by Paul Debois’ pinhole camera and Paul Greenleaf’s crisp, technicolor photographs deliberately reference the nostalgia of vivid, vintage picture postcards with a contemporary twist. Magnus Irvin, cardboard sculptor, performance artist and confectionista among other things appears here wearing his trademark captain’s cap, in a time-lapse film of himself recreating JMW Turner’s 1831 painting ‘Lifeboat with Manby Apparatus’ writ large. Johanna Melvin’s single colour cut-outs graphically portray the landscape of rough seas while Tony Blackmore’s systematic, repetitive paperfold pieces evoke in 3D relief form the interweaving peaks and troughs of an ever-moving surface. The angular, fragmentary construction by Mark McClure with its painted and unpainted timbers suggest parts of a shipwrecked yacht or splintered ice in a frozen arctic sea. Lastly to the heat of Neil Morley’s African series. His practice employs readymade fabrics, creating tensions between background and foreground to explore the politics of colonialism and tourism.


Danny Coope

Danny Coope

Exhibiting artists

Paul Debois

Neil Morley

Magnus Irvin

Paul Greenleaf

Janet Mitchell

Mark McClure

Sharon Drew

Tony Blackmore

Johanna Melvin


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