Monday, 30 November 2020

Interesting and eclectic works

DECK YOUR WALLS — Artworks for Life from Berlin this Christmas.

DECK YOUR WALLS — Artworks for Life from Berlin this Christmas.

Having continued to delve into the crevices of the Berlin art world past and present, curator Simon Hearnden returns to the Old Fire Station Gallery from December 10 to 15.

Interesting and eclectic new works that dare to be a bit different, yet remain accessible to most who aspire to owning a work of art, freshen up a living space, or add to a collection will be on show.

As well as more of Walter Lindner’s popular hand-finished monotype artworks, this exhibition will also showcase a colourful selection of lithographs printed from stones.

Artists draw or paint their work colour by colour on to a printing stone. Each colour is fixed, cured and then printed in the selected colour. The stone is then chemically treated so that an impression of the previous colour remains on the stone, guiding the artist so they can add the next colour layer to be printed. It is a fascinating and time consuming process, producing fine quality printing not possible by the conventional four-colour process method.

For creatively minded or bold parents, how about adorning a teenager’s bedroom or a study wall with your custom fitted section of Berlin Wall, created as a giant wallpaper print? Simon, who is also a graphic designer, has morphed an original image of the Berlin wall, cleaned of its graffiti so that it can be put up as a continuous wallpaper. The resulting “wall” can have it’s own graffiti added. Simon will be able to discuss installation options at the exhibition.

Berlin Walls events will be showing in a variety of gallery spaces around the home counties during 2016 in an attempt to bring little-known Berlin artists to greater attention.

The Deck your Walls event has been put together with an affordable Christmas budgets in mind. There are also a few more expensive items for sale for those wishing to purchase something really collectable from former East German artists as well as those from the re-united German capital.

Deck Your Walls opens daily from 9.30am to 6pm (Thursday 10th from 3pm). For more information, email via or visit

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