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Doreen Fletcher A Retrospective

Bow Arts presents a retrospective of works by painter Doreen Fletcher, curated by The Gentle Author. The exhibition was recently featured on the BBC, where you can see a painting of Bartlett Park

Friday 25 January – Sunday 24 March 2019 (Gallery closed on Mondays), 10am – 5pm

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ – FREE

https://bowarts.org/nunnery/doreen-fletcher-retrospective-2019

Bow Arts presents a retrospective of works by painter Doreen Fletcher, curated by The Gentle Author.

Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric urban landscapes have only recently captured an audience, when the discovery of her paintings revealed a distinctive vision of the changing capital. For the first time, the Nunnery Gallery will bring the majority of her work back under one roof, in the home of their making – the East End.

The works reveal the drastic changes of east London’s streets across just three decades, remembering the businesses long forgotten and the buildings that have since been knocked down. A superb colourist, she applies her rigorous technique to recording the drama of the city in compelling and authoritative images.

Doreen Fletcher | A Retrospective: First Thursday Late Night Opening – Thursday 7 February 2019, 6-9pm

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
FREE

A free, afterhours chance to explore the paintings of Doreen Fletcher.

For the first time, Bow Arts presents a retrospective of painter Doreen Fletcher’s work, curated by The Gentle Author. Doreen’s works reveal the drastic changes of east London’s streets across just three decades, remembering the businesses long forgotten and the buildings that have since been knocked down. A superb colourist, she applies her rigorous technique to recording the drama of the city’s street scenes in compelling and authoritative images.

Read more about the exhibition here.


Image: Fishmongers, Commercial Rd 2003 – Doreen Fletcher

 

Fiona Atkins discusses Doreen Fletcher – Wednesday 20 February 2019, 6-9pm
Tickets £3/5 (concessions – incl. students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists / full price)https://bowarts.org/nunnery/fiona-atkins-discusses-doreen-fletcher

Fiona Atkins, of Town House in Spitalfields, which held the first exhibition of Doreen’s rediscovered work in 2016, discusses her art in the context of the changing East End.

For the first time, Bow Arts presents a retrospective of painter Doreen Fletcher’s work, curated by The Gentle Author. For twenty years Doreen painted the streets of east London until, discouraged by lack of recognition, she gave up in 2004. Only a chance meeting with The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life brought her painting to public attention in 2015.

It was in 2016 that Fiona Atkins first showed Doreen’s work in the exhibition Lost Time, a sell-out show that introduced Doreen’s work to many. This was followed with In Between – Almost Gone in 2017. Three years after that first exhibition Fiona shares with us her thoughts on Doreen’s work and its relationship with the East End.

Doors will open from 6pm, with the talk beginning at 7pm.
Tickets £3/5 (concession rate applies to under 18s, students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists)

Main Image: Bus Stop 1983 – Doreen Fletcher