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Fulham Library set to stage huge exhibition of works from local artists

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Image captionImage 1: Rizwan Pradhan (pictured) showing his work Apples at SoFAP's 2018 exhibition

Hundreds of inspiring artworks showcasing the talents of local artists will be on display at a free exhibition this month.

From pieces celebrating local landmarks including Hammersmith Bridge and Eel Brook Common, to seascapes, wildlife and still life paintings, the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters (SoFAP) spring exhibition is set to be an extravaganza of art.

At least 300 unique artworks, from contemporary to traditional pieces, will be on display during the free public exhibition from Tuesday 14 May to Sunday 19 May, in Fulham Library’s Exhibition Hall, in Fulham Road.

Around 80 of the society’s artistic members will exhibit their work, including ceramics, mixed media, glassware, paintings, drawings and 3D pieces.

Bishops Park, the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, scenes from Chiswick and Hurlingham Park, and oil paintings of Blackfriars and Tower Bridge are some of the capital’s highlights captured in creative form.

Meanwhile, beautifully-formed ceramics will sit alongside colourful and emotive modern pieces, with artworks for sale priced from £35 to £5,000.

Local artists on show

“It is a very broad exhibition, with extremely talented work on display that encompasses local people professionally and those who enjoy art,” explains SoFAP committee member Izzy Hutchison.

“It is so interesting to see how different artists’ creativity is formed and the techniques that are used, especially as the exhibition includes artists from all different walks of life.”

Oils, watercolours, charcoal, pencil, acrylics, wood and metal are just some of the artistic media used in the works created by SoFAP’s members, who include professional artists Hazel Soan and Lucinda Stephens as well as skilled amateurs.

The spring exhibition kicks off with a private view evening on 13 May while the following six-day run will include art demonstrations from some of the society’s members, as well as the chance to linger over the creative artworks on display.

“It is very worthwhile to come along as it’s a large, accessible and free exhibition,” adds Izzy, who will have her own paintings on display.

Set up in 1952, the society has more than 200 members and organises regular workshops, plein air events, exhibitions and sales.

The SoFAP spring exhibition is open from 10am-8pm on 14-16 May, 10am-5pm on 17-18 May and 11am-3pm on its final day on Sunday 19 May. For more details visit the SoFAP website.

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