An Artistic Afternoon on the Necropolis Railway

Makespace StudiosLast Saturday I went to the Makespace Studios Christmas Open Studio because a friend of mine, Hiroko Imada, now has a studio there. I wrote about her work before when she was at the Palace Wharf Studio, sadly now being knocked down to make way for luxury flats, but found her new studios even more interesting. Want to know about the Necropolis railway? Read on. Continue reading

A Japanese artist paints an English Country Garden

Hiroko Imada - Riverside StudiosI meant to go to the private view of Hiroko Imada’s exhibition at the Riverside Gallery, Works on Nature, Dance & Movement, but a combination of cold, dark rainy night and power failure on the Piccadilly Line kept me away. At last I got there this week and I was very glad I did. Continue reading

Vanishing London – artists’ studios at Palace Wharf

Palace WharfLast weekend was open studio at the Palace Wharf Studio in Hammersmith (part of Open House weekend) so I went along to see the work of London-based Japanese artist Hiroko Imada.

My friend and I walked along the river path in the sunshine envying the people living in the new blocks of flats that lined the riverbank. Palace Wharf Studio has a fabulous view of the river too, from a private terrace which must be a great place to watch the boat race (Harrods Depository is just across on the opposite bank). But that has been its undoing; Continue reading