Exhibiting at the 54th Venice Biennale with WW Gallery

by Chantal

Campo San Polo

Afternoon Tea. WW Gallery
The Quaffers Pavilion, Campo San Polo,
S. Polo 1960, 30125 Venice, Italy
30 May – 12 June 2011

WW Gallery will be hosting Afternoon Tea – a two week exhibition of works on paper in the heart of Venice.

Selected and curated by Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams. Wilson and Williams have a proven track record for spotting and nurturing talent and curating inspired and subversive exhibitions from their gallery base in Hackney, East London.

The Quaffers Pavilion will act as an outpost of The British Pavilion, originally designed in 1887 as a tearoom. “Afternoon Tea” is an antidote to the vastness of the Biennale proper, a chance to put your feet up and have art served to you.

As Venetians rise from their siestas, and while restaurants and cafes are closed until the evening shift, WW Gallery invites visitors to unwind and partake in the great British tradition of afternoon tea. From 3-6pm daily free tea and cake will be served along with a selection of contemporary works on paper.

I am proud to have had work exhibited with WW gallery at the 53rd Venice  Biennale and to be planning to exhibit with them in this year’s Biennale also. The selected piece is A Place of Refuge – an oil painting of a carousel horse on vintage wallpaper. The piece is one of a series referencing the coming of age period. A time of daydreaming of adventure and romance,  of lying in a childhood bedroom imagining shapes forming in the wallpaper. A time of longing.

A Place Of Refuge, 2010, oil on wallpaper