• ‘Introductions’ at Long and Ryle Gallery, London

    ‘Introductions’ at Long and Ryle Gallery, London

    I have new work included in ‘Introductions’ at Long and Ryle Gallery, London opening on 21st July.


    21 JULY - 10 SEPTEMBER 2021
    Introductions, A Group Show
    Long & Ryle presents a group show of talented artists who have recently joined or collaborated with the gallery. Featuring works by: Hugh Buchanan, Meryn Charlton, Lottie Cole, Cliona Doyle, Max Gimson, Kay Harwood, Barbara Hoogeweegen, Dylan Lloyd, Rachel Lumsden, Louise McClary, Kate Montgomery and Kate Corbett-Winder

    See the
    Long and Ryle website for further details.

  • New edition of 'A Short Affair'

    New edition of 'A Short Affair'

    I'm thrilled to have an Artwork featured in the new Paperback edition of the fantastic anthology of short stories 'A SHORT AFFAIR' edited by Simon Oldfield.

    ‘A dazzling anthology uniting the written word with the visual’ – Stephen Fry

    A Short Affair is published in paperback on 17th September 2020 with a stunning new cover.

    This vibrant collection brings together twenty original short stories by giants of the form alongside exciting new voices, including two new stories by Russell Tovey and Sophie Ward.

    Simon Oldfield, curator and editor, combines the best in contemporary short fiction with remarkable illustrations by Tracey Emin and other artists from the Royal Academy of Arts.

    Writers: Russell Tovey, Elizabeth Day, Bethan Roberts, Nikesh Shukla, Claire Fuller, Ben Okri, Anne O’Brien, A. L. Kennedy, Anna Stewart, Craig Burnett, Douglas W. Milliken, Will Self, Jarred McGinnis, Barney Walsh, Rebecca F. John, Joanna Campbell, Emily Bullock, Cherise Saywell, Lionel Shriver and Sophie Ward.

    Artists: Tracey Emin, Eddie Peake, Kay Harwood, Gabriella Boyd, Jonathan Trayte, Luey Graves, Marco Palmieri, John Robertson, Coco Crampton, Fani Parali, Murray O’Grady, Pio Abad, Declan Jenkins, Mary Ramsden, Carla Busuttil, Jessy Jetpacks, Nick Goss, Tim Ellis, Adam Shield and Humphrey Ocean.

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  • 'Anthology' at Long and Ryle, London

    'Anthology' at Long and Ryle, London

    I'm very pleased to have the new drawing 'Never Tear Us Apart' on show in ANTHOLOGY at Long and Ryle, London, from September 16th, to October 13th, 2020.


    'Lockdown for the most of us has been a strange and uncomfortable experience. However, the routine for artists has to some extent has changed very little with hours spent alone in the studio. ‘Anthology’ is a collection of work created during this period, and we are curious to see what has emerged. As this has been one of the strangest summers that the world has ever experienced, this is no ordinary anthology. The artists have responded by celebrating the beauty of nature and experience during this time, yet the work is heightened by a collective sense of anxiety.

    The collection of paintings and sculptures in 'Anthology' represents a gathering of seemingly disparate ideas, all connected their presence in the 'right now'.

  • Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize 2018

    Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize 2018

    I am pleased to announce that my painting 'The Song of Philomela' has been shortlisted for the 2018 Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize. It will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London for the duration of the exhibition.

    Exhibition Details:
    5th Mar 2018 to 17th Mar 2018

    The Mall Galleries
    The Mall
    SW1Y 5BD

    Open daily, 10am - 5pm.


    June 09 - August 17 2014
    Royal Academy of Arts, London
    Summer Exhibition 2014

    I am delighted that my piece 'Gathering Dust' has been selected for this years Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, you can see it until August 17th in the Small Western Room.


    27 June – 27 July 2013 | Private View 26 June, 6-9pm

    Simon Oldfield is pleased to present Portrait of a Life Half Known, bringing together four solo presentations of new work by Juno Calypso, Simon Foxall, Kay Harwood and Ryan Leigh.

    Portrait of a Life Half Known explores the notion of a single human force wielding power from a reclusive position; a totem for the power of suggestion, magnified by mystique. Each artist takes a separate room of the gallery to present new work that creates their own narrative of suggestion, the half-known and the unsaid.

    We are also pleased to announce that Simon Foxall, Kay Harwood and Juno Calypso are now represented by the gallery and join our current stable of artists, including Ryan Leigh.

    Juno Calypso, b. 1989, lives and works in London. BA Photography, LCC, University of the Arts London, 2012. Winner of the Catlin Art Prize Visitor Vote, 2013; LCC Hotshoe Portfolio Award, First Prize 2012; 2012 Michael Wilson Award, First Prize and recently featured in The Sunday Times, Time Out and The Independent

    Calypso presents a new body of elaborately staged and finely detailed photographs that explore the life of her alter-ego, Joyce.

    Simon Foxall, b. 1983, lives and works in London. MA Fine Art, Painting, Royal College of Art, London, 2012. BA Painting, Brighton, 2006.

    In Foxall’s new paintings and wallpaper, he appropriates images of high and low culture, and so highlights the obsession with myth-making, significance and hierarchy. His work questions the parameters of sincerity, reality, individuality and self-expression in culture today.

    Kay Harwood, b.1978, lives and works in London. Post-graduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools, 2004 and BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, 2001.

    Harwood’s new paintings examine the male figure as represented in western portraiture and popular culture, playing with the iconography and mythology of the hero and modern male muse. Exploring the idea of the drifter, the rambler, the wandering man, where the unobtainable quality of the transient fictional figure becomes a potent and alluring force. The compositions and subject matter encourage the viewer to rest with the image, in a beguiling process of untangling the narratives hidden within.

    Ryan Leigh, b.1987, lives and works in London. BA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, London, 2009.

    Leigh presents intensely detailed work investigating the different belief systems present within society and ‘highlights the futility of the search for an objective truth.’ Family Tree comprises ten drawings, which explore the historical symbolism of the tree as a feminine source of life, ‘The Great Mother controlling the fertilizing waters and cycles of life’. The trees are placed within an oval aperture traditionally reserved for portraiture, constructing each one as a portrait of a spiritual personality.

    These works are presented alongside Leigh’s Blue Sky Studies, which are built with a fluidity of light and quick marks that are in sharp contrast to the intensity and slow pace of the Family Tree series; exploring the tension between the permanent and temporal.

    Opening Hours.

    Wed – Fri: 11am – 6pm | Sat: 12-4pm

    Information and sales: simon@simonoldfield.com

    Image: Simon Foxall, When you & I were forever wild, 2013


    Exhibition Dates:
    4 December - 24 December 2012

    Private View:
    5 December 2012, 6-9pm

    Simon Oldfield. is pleased to announce the launch of a new exhibition and project space at 6 Carlos Place, Mayfair. From 4 December 2012, this handsome old building in the heart of Mayfair will once again be beating with the rhythm of the new.

    Presenting a programme of curated exhibitions, solo presentations, site-specific installations, screenings, discussions, storytelling, writing and performances across the month of December.

    At the heart of the building will be Seduction, an exhibition exploring the power of beauty to seduce, and also corrupt. The desire for a succession of pleasures. The attractive allure of the perfectly perfect.

    The artists will present work in a range of media; painting, installation, sculpture, sound, photography, video, drawing and performance. Limited editions, multiples and small works will be available.

    Participating artists include: Neal Tait, Sam Knowles Martin Westwood, Ben Ashton, Ryan Leigh, Juno Calypso, Mark Davey, Daniel Wallis, Clare Price, Tim Ellis, Kay Harwood, Lisa Hall, Tim Stoner, Julia Fodor aka Princess Julia, Luey Graves, Ben Ravenscroft, Sam Plagerson and Jonny Briggs. As the programme develops more artists will be announced.

    Elizabeth Day is writer in residence. An award-winning author and journalist, Elizabeth will be holding storytelling sessions for adults in the main gallery. Embracing the immediacy of the spoken word and story-telling tradition, members of the public are invited to turn up at 4pm every Wednesday in December until Christmas. Elizabeth will read out loud from a range of short stories or extracts from current and classic literary works.

    The programme will be updated regularly with information available on the gallery site and contained in our updates.

    Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm / Sunday 12-4pm

    Private View, 5 December, 6-9pm

    For further information and images: simon@simonoldfield.com

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    Exhibition Dates:
    30 September - 14 October 2012

    An off-site project in collaboration with M. Goldstein

    67 Hackney Road, London, E2 8ET

    Neal Tait, Dirk Bell, Nathaniel Lee-Jones, Kay Harwood, Princess Julia and Reginald Alan Westaway will exhibit work alongside other works and objects.

    Project continues until 14 October 2012

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    Sackler Café Space

    10th August 2012-
    10th October 2012

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    Exhibition Dates:
    22 June - 28 July 2012
    Private View:
    21 June 2012, 18.30-20.30

    Simon Oldfield is pleased to present Courtship of the Peoples, a large group exhibition including works by artists from the UK and overseas showing original works on paper that explore the pursuit of affection.

    At the core of this exhibition is the idea of a correspondence. We are inviting a group of artists who will in turn propose one other artist with whom they would like to invite to exhibit alongside.

    This exhibition is the second in a series of large group exhibitions at Simon Oldfield which began in 2011 with Friendship of the Peoples, co-curated with Tim Ellis.

    Confirmed artists to date include:

    Phillip Allen, Trevor Appleson, Ben Ashton, Sam Basu, Jonny Briggs, Laura Buckley, Gordon Cheung, Celine Condorelli, Dan Coopey, Matthew Cowan, Discoteca Flaming Star, Tim Ellis, Dryden Goodwin, Kay Harwood, Roger Hiorns, Sara Knowland, Sam Knowles, Ryan Leigh, Humphrey Ocean, Ben Ravenscroft, Dallas Seitz, Neal Tait, David Thorpe, Mark Titchner, Francis Upritchard and Alison Wilding.


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