Events

Talks: ‘Lenkiewicz and Diogenes: remember you will die’.
6.00-7.45, 29 September 2016
St Saviours Hall, Lambhay Hill, Plymouth PL1 2NN

Events - Thurs 29 Sep, 6 - 7.45pm, St Saviours Hall, Lambhay Hill

DOORS OPEN 5.30pm. Please book seats - limited numbers.

6.00 pm – Rachael Gomery, TLF exhibitions officer, will present a slideshow introduction ‘Lenkiewicz and Diogenes: remember you will die’. A short film by Jeremy Elman will also be shown, which explores the relationship between the painter and the tramp.

6.45 pm – Dr Mark Price of Manchester Metropolitan University will speak on the theme ‘The Vagrant as Political Agent in the Work of Robert Lenkiewicz.’

Gallery talks and artist talks - Ocean Studios Sun 10 April
Sun 10 April, commences 1.30pm
Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP

Each Saturday to 30 April, 12noon – There will be a gallery talk each Saturday throughout the show starting at 12 noon (about 25 minutes duration). 

Sun 10 April, 1.30–2.45pm – Lenkiewicz-trained painter Louise Courtnell will give a demonstration of self-portrait technique, explaining Lenkiewicz’s method for creating the illusion of three dimensions using tones, or shades of light and dark.

Sun 10 April, 3.30–4.15pm – Fotonow CIC presents an artist talk with, PHD photography student, Elizabeth Orcutt. Orcutt will discuss themes that have arisen during her practice-based research in self-portraiture and will pose the question: ‘In a world increasingly engorged with ‘selfies’, how do we understand the concept of self-portraiture?’

Image: Self by Louise Courtnell. 2010, oil on canvas, 350 x 300 mm.

Plymouth Art Weekender
25-27 September 2015, 10am-4pm
St Saviours Hall, Lambhay Hill, Barbican, Plymouth

Come and join us for the Plymouth Art Weekender. The Lenkiewicz Foundation will be exhibiting works on paper from Project 14: The Painter with Mary: A Study in Obsessional Behaviour at St Saviours Hall on the Barbican.
 
Plymouth will be charged with activity all weekend as 300 artists and groups present work alongside 85 dedicated events. Exhibition details can be found on the Weekender website.

St Saviours will be open 25/ 26/ 27 September 10am - 4pm.

" On the Saturday 4pm - 6pm, Mo Bottomley and friends will deliver an intimate site specific sound based performance in the space. Dare you miss this party-come-seance? Following the performance the audience is invited to carry on to the official Weekender afterparty at KARST, in Millbay. Just follow the crowd! "
 
Have a good... more

Summers Place Auctions offering works from the Lenkiewicz collection of Eddie Powell
Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
Summers Place Auctions, The Walled Garden, Summers Place, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9AB

SUMMERS PLACE AUCTIONS TO SELL “EDDIE’S EYE 2 ”
A COLLECTOR'S VISION AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM HIS LENKIEWICZ COLLECTION

Summers Place Auctions are delighted to be offering the personal collection of Eddie Powell, the well known owner and curator of The Sculpture Park, in Churt, Surrey. Over the last 40 years Eddie has not only collected sculpture, but also paintings, photographs, furniture and objet d'art. The over 200 lots included in the sale on Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 will be reflecting this.

Eddie Powell is also a well-known collector of works by iconic artist Robert Lenkiewicz. The sale will include an important group of over 40 pictures and prints by the artist, with estimates from £80-150 for a print up to £20,000-30,000 for the top lot, The Painter with Samantha, an oil on canvas from 1989.

 Press Release.

Official giclee on canvas prints
New Street Gallery, 38 New Street, Barbican & Art2Frame, 23 Southside Street, Barbican, Plymouth.

The Foundation's official canvas prints are drawn from the painter’s entire career and include works from Projects such as Vagrancy, Still-Life, The Painter with Women and Landscape. Advances in digital cameras and giclée canvas printing technology, combined with careful colour matching and attention to detail, ensure these prints look as faithful to the originals as possible. Over time The Lenkiewicz Foundation intends to make as much of the artist’s work available to collect as possible, at affordable prices.

The range of prints can be ordered online at The Lenkiewicz Archive website or direct from our gallery at 38 New Street, Barbican, Plymouth and Art2Frame, 23 Southside Street on Plymouth’s Barbican. Prices include free delivery and range from £250 for a stretched canvas A2 print to £440 for a premium A1 framed canvas. All come with a certificate of authenticity.

Auction to benefit TLF
12 noon, Sat 28 March 2015
Bearnes, St Edmunds Ct, Okehampton St, Exeter

Works from the Lenkiewicz Legacy and the collection of Graham Carey will be offered for sale at Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood's St Edmund's Court auction rooms in Exeter at 12 noon on Sat 28 March.

The sale proceeds will support the Foundation's plans to establish a permanent gallery on the Barbican. You can read more about the sale here - http://www.robertlenkiewicz.org/sites/default/files/u2/bearnes_catalogpages.pdf

St Saviours Open Day Sat Feb 28, 11am - 4pm
Sat Feb 28, 11am - 4pm
St Saviours Hall, Lambhay Hill, Barbican, Plymouth

11:30 - 12:00 / The New Tenants
The Lenkiewicz Foundation and Fotonow CIC will provide
short presentations about their organisations & activities.

12:30 - 14:00 / Building Communities
Film screening Fotonow’s ‘Building Communities’ (running
time of 25 minutes).

15:00 / Local History Presentation

All Day / Fotonow’s VW T25 Camper Obscura will be around
offering up Free Photographic Experiences / Be involved in a
Lenkiewicz memento mori photographic portrait / Free hot and
cold drinks available and snacks from 12:00.

Location: Top of Lambhay Hill on The Barbican, opposite the east gate of The Citadel. Ample parking on the hill.

Exhibition: THE WHITE HOTEL
6 - 8pm
GIMPEL FILS, 30 DAVIES ST, LONDON W1K 4NB

THE WHITE HOTEL

Curated by Simon Bayliss & Lucy Stein

10 July - 22 August 2014

Exhibition features two paintings by Lenkiewicz:

The Putrefaction of Diogenes and The Painter with Benedikte
 

CAROLE GIBBONS, NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE, FRANCE-LISE MCGURN NICOLA BEALING,

SHANA MOULTON, DM THOMAS, SCOTTIE WILSON  FOSTER & BEREAN, ABIGAIL REYNOLDS,

SIMON BAYLISS, LUCY STEIN JUDITH BERNSTEIN, ROBERT LENKIEWICZ, MICHELLE USSHER 

DAVID INSHAW, ALAN DAVIE, HUMBERTO POBLETE-BUSTAMANTE SUSAN HILLER,

MANUELA GERNEDEL, NATALYA GONCHAROVA

On a hungover morning in Plymouth, painters (and friends) Lucy Stein and Simon Bayliss stumbled across a paperback copy of The White Hotel, resting on a street wall. It was the day after the opening of SS Blue Jacket, their inaugural exhibition as curatorial partners, and this literary encounter signified a serendipitous... more

The Telegraph exposes amateur artist who faked Lenkiewicz paintings on eBay

I churn out fake Lowrys to sell on eBay for thousands, amateur artist admits

Daily Telegraph 6 July 2014 by Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter

Artist says that paintings in his own name did not sell so he began faking Lowrys and selling them on the internet auction site to earn a living.

An amateur artist has admitted to The Telegraph churning out fake copies of LS Lowry’s paintings and selling them on eBay for up to £3,000 each.

David Henty, 56, who was jailed in the Eighties for a forged passport scam, has boasted of faking the Lowry pictures and selling them to unsuspecting customers through the internet auction site.

The Telegraph tracked Mr Henty to his home in Brighton in the course of this newspaper’s investigation into forged art.

Mr Henty has sold hundreds of fake paintings... more

EDUCATION25

Picture: Governors of Southway School (The Blind Leading the Blind), 1987. Oil on canvas, 213 x 610 cm.

A series of events and activities running through 2013-14 marking the anniversary of Lenkiewicz' most ambitious "sociological enquiry by visual means" — Project 17: Observations on Local Education (1988).

Click on the Events menu to launch EDUCATION25, our gallery of all the paintings in the Project together with PDFs of the statements Lenkiewicz asked sitters to write. We also have a dedicated Facebook page for you to follow developments and contributions to the theme.

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