EXHIBITIONS & NEWS

 

2019 is a busy year. During early May Clova will have her first exhibition with a ceramicist. To mark the conclusion of fourteen years teaching together Clova and colleague Helen Holden will exhibit as part of the South Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival 2019 in the modern, airy gallery at Our Lady's Abingdon.

In the early summer Clova will commence two strikingly different commissions with architectural subjects. One of the Headmaster's Garden and imposing Victorian buildings at Ardingly College in Sussex on the grand scale of 40 x 50 inches. The other, much closer to home, of the iconic buildings by Arne Jacobsen at St. Catherine's College, Oxford

During July and early August she will return to the Ruskin School of Art to run her 6 day course, Exploring the Exotic Still Life, and four day course, Deconstructing Cubism, as part of the summer school programme. 

One of the highlights of 2018 was structuring and teaching a short practical introduction to Cubism to 30 BA and MA Fine Art students on an educational trip from China. This was organised by the Oxford Global Prospects Development Centre based at St Anthony's College. The work produced by the enthusiastic and receptive students was exhibited in the Exam Schools and the teaching was delivered in English and Mandarin with the help of translators. 

An enjoyable diversion from painting and teaching last year was being on the selection panel with Phillip Mould for the Oxford Art Society 2018 Open Exhibition. The show was in the Cloister Gallery at SJE in East Oxford, beautifully hung and with some very impressive peices, not least by the young artists the society nurtures with a competition and bursary.   

 

July-August 2019 Summer Courses Ruskin School of Art, Oxford
From the 30th July to the 2nd August, 'Deconstructing Cubism' will take place at 74 High Street, Oxford. This will be followed by 'Exploring the Exotic Still life' between the 5th and 10th August. 
May 2019  Oxfordshire Artweeks, Jericho
Exhibition with ceramicist Helen Holden as part of the South Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival 2019 in the spacious Mall Gallery at Our Lady's Abingdon. It will be open to the public on the weekend of 11th and 12th May. For exact opening times please see the Artweeks brochure or website  https://www.artweeks.org/festival
 
December 2017  Art at Holy Cross
A carefully curated exhibition of artists and makers with work sympathetic to the ancient interior of this historic church beside the Cherwell in North Oxfordshire.
 
March 2017 Royal Society of British Artists 300th Exhibition
Selected exhibitor with two paintings in the annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London
www.mallgalleries.org.uk
 
July-September 2016 Abingdon County Hall Museum
One-woman show Alluring Objects, Interior Worlds. 
A three month exhibition in the stunning Sessions Gallery in the former Baroque county hall - an architectural gem in the centre of Abingdon. "It was such a worthwhile show full of interest and inspiration", Jane Boulton, Artist and Curator
 
March 2016 Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
 
December 2015 The Little Picture Show Josie Eastwood Fine Art

November 2015 Winter Exhibition Wychwood Art 

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire 

May 2015  Oxfordshire Artweeks, Jericho
 
March 2015  Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition

Exhibitor in the RBA Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Founded in 1813 the society "seeks submissions of work displaying the highest standards of skill, expression and concept of draghtsmanship". 
 

August 2014  Darren Baker Gallery Summer Exhibition
An exhibition curated by Deborah Allan of Wychwood Art at 81 Charlotte Street W1.

October 2013  Sunningwell School of Art, Oxford
40th Anniversary Exhibition of Tutors' Work

August 2013  Sobell House Gallery, Oxford
An exhibition of works on paper for patients and their familes, visitors and staff at the Oxford Hospice, from August through to September.

May 2013  Première Exposition de Peinture et Photos: Lot, France
This is the first time Clova has exhibited in France. She has been invited to join a group of twenty five artists from across the département, and will be showing a group of five landscapes done in the region. She spends about five weeks a year in France and is planning more exhibitions.

 

PUBLICATIONS
Cherwell Newspaper 2011: Feature and interview
http://www.cherwell.org/culture/features/2011/05/21/painting-the-moment

American Artist 2009: Interview and works featured in an article on English watercolours
Beginners' Guide to Landscape Painting, Kimm Stevens

 

“Clova Stuart-Hamilton,
unswayed by trends,
paints what she sees.
Relishing intricacy and
profusion, she deploys
the myriad colour touches
that coalesce on her
canvas to create,
over and over again,
a triumphantly luminous
web of form”

Jane Dowling, Artist