Byard Art has an exciting line-up of exhibitions coming in 2020. Its inaugural Exhibition of Prints – in partnership with London’s TAG Fine Arts – opens on 30 January and runs until 23 February, showcasing an exciting collection of artists and printmakers who create limited-edition prints. A versatile medium, print has been adapted by many of the artists in the exhibition to include hand-finished aspects of collage, foiling, paints and watercolour. The artworks will include pieces by portrait artist Maria Rivans, as well as embellished cityscapes by acclaimed British illustrator Laura Jordan.
At the end of February, the World of Interiors show opens, featuring artists who use home environments and special buildings as inspiration. The likes of Alison Pullen and Relton Marine take this traditional subject and push the boundaries of interiors, putting their own spin on the theme with unique, hand-painted collage, bright oils and multilayered still-life pieces. World of Interiors is open from 27 February until 29 March.
If you happen to be in London or New York in March, you can catch Byard Art at an Affordable Art Fair. Aiming to make art fun, accessible and, of course, affordable, the fairs present a selection of art from some of Byard’s best-loved artists. You can find thousands of original prints, paintings and sculptures by many talented artists. Byard Art is offering complimentary tickets to all of its friends, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to be added to the guest list for either of these events. The fairs are running from 11 to 15 March in Battersea and from 25 to 29 March in New York.
Garden Delights follows in April, offering an exhibition brimming with floral creations and celebrating all that is good in our gardens. Perfect for the spring, it will feature new works by gallery favourites Fletcher Prentice and Jack Frame. You can catch Garden Delights from 2 to 26 April.
To celebrate 2020, Byard Art has asked some of its artists to make 20x20in artworks. The 20×20 in 2020 exhibition is a great opportunity to experience smaller creations by artists who tend to paint and create large-scale artworks, and there will be a wide variety of pieces on display. Among these will be some tiny butterflies by Helen Ward and original feltwork by Waller Hewitt. 20×20 in 2020 runs from 30 April until 31 May.
Over the course of the rest of the year, there will be plenty of exhibitions of new works by artists such as the ever-popular Antoine Josse, Beckie Reed, and talented landscape painter Garry Raymond Pereira. There’s also the annual summer exhibition starting in July, which features an ever-changing display of Byard’s favourite contemporary artists.
If you’re tempted to buy something, the gallery offers a bespoke framing service, so any pieces you purchase can be framed on-site. It can also frame any artworks or memorabilia you may have hidden away in your home, so now is the time to bring out any long-neglected pieces from your cupboards. If you’re only just starting your art collection, you can take advantage of the Own Art scheme, which allows you to spread the cost of your purchase with an interest-free loan.
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