Wimbledon Art Fair

VIDEO: Interview with Anna-Louise Felstead

Video: Artist Interview with Anna-Louise Felstead

With less than two months to go until Wimbledon Art Fair, we’ve been catching up with painter Anna-Louise Felstead.

Visit Anna-Louise in studio 211 at Wimbledon Art Fair from the 14-17 November 2019.

VIDEO: Interview with Brad Kenny

Video: Artist Interview with Brad Kenny

With just one month to go until Wimbledon Art Fair, we’ve been up with portrait painter Brad Kenny on his influences, how he came to be at Wimbledon Art Studios and the fantastic community we have here.

Visit Brad in studio 267 at Wimbledon Art Fair from the 9-12 May 2019.

Artist Interview with James Bannister

Artist Interview with James Bannister

Wimbledon Art Studios’ is thrilled to welcome photographer James Bannister to the community. We’ve been catching up with him as he settles in and starts to prepare for the upcoming Wimbledon Art Fair.

Hi James, welcome to Wimbledon Art Studios, how are you settling in?

James Bannister

James Bannister

There’s so many friendly faces here! I love having a space to be immersed in my work, without any distractions - definitely a luxury that we don’t get all of the time. It’s a great headspace to be in when making work.

Very glad to hear you’re enjoying it. What were you doing prior to joining the studios?

I have been balancing personal and commercial work. I have split my time between London, Los Angeles and Cornwall.

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Lake Mead, James Bannister

That sounds exciting. So, tell us about your work; what are you currently working on?

I primarily work with a large format camera, creating long form works, based around a loose narrative. At the moment, I am working on a project about grass, Capitalism and success, in Las Vegas, USA. It will be published as a photobook and will b exhibited once it is finished in 2020.

Well we look forward to seeing that. What have your career highlights been so far? Anywhere we might have seen your work?

I have been shortlisted for a number of prizes, including Magnum Photo Graduate Prize, British Journal of Photography Send Anywhere Award and the D&AD x Dazed and Confused Youth Award. I was also awarded Editor’s Pick in the British Journal of Photography Les Rencontres d’Arles Open Walls. My project has also been featured on It’s Nice That.

What are you most looking forward to about participating in your first Wimbledon Art Fair?

I’m looking forward to chatting with artists and the public, meeting new faces and seeing what they think of the work.

More information can be found about James and his work at jamesbannister.co.uk and be sure to visit him in studio 265 at Wimbledon Art Fair from the 9-12 May 2019.


Artist Interview with Perla Mignanelli

Perla Mignanelli is an Italian painter, who recently joined Wimbledon Art Studios. Inspired by gothic art, women and her surroundings, we’re keen to find out more about Perla and her practice.

Hi Perla, so what do you enjoy about being an artist here at Wimbledon Art Studios?

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The creative environment - there are so many various and talented artists sharing knowledge and skills, spending time together and help each other out. You’re surrounded by people who believe in what they do.

Tell us about your work, what are you known for?

I mainly do painting and mixed media on canvas, mostly portraits.

What should we expect to see at the upcoming Wimbledon Art Fair?

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Inspired by Frida Kahlo and Mexican Art, my latest collection of paintings is part of what I call decorative art. I’m experimenting with displaying canvases layered on top of each other at different angles.

Where else can we see your work?

I have an exhibition at The Brick Lane Gallery from the 9 - 21 October 2018.

Thanks Perla, we look forward to visiting you in studio 282 at Wimbledon Art Fair, from the 15 - 18 November 2018.

Artist Interview with Carolyn Tripp

Carolyn Tripp recently joined the studios and will be taking part in Wimbledon Art Fair this November for the first time. We caught up with her in the run up to the show to find out what she’s up to…

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Hi Carolyn, where did it all begin for you, what’s your inspiration?

My inspiration originates from a tiny porcelain green bottle I was given by my grandmother when I was a child. That and broken pieces of pottery I have found over the years on the foreshore of the Thames.

How would you describe your work?

I work with porcelain, decorated with brightly coloured, mismatched patterns.

What should we expect to see at Wimbledon Art Fair?

I am hoping to introduction a new colour… we’ll see!

We hear you’ve got a busy few months, what are you up to?

I am at Made Marylebone in October and Handmade in Chelsea in November. Plus the Wimbledon Art Fair and I’ll be at the Leeds Design and Craft Centre until Christmas.

What do you love about being an artist at Wimbledon Art Studios?

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I’m new here and am absolutely loving it. The light I have in my studio is such a revelation - coming from an arch! Also everyone is so friendly and helpful. It’s also great to have a named address to send deliveries too!

Find out more about Carolyn and her work here or come and see her in studio 507 at Wimbledon Art Fair from the 15 - 18 November 2018.