Italy | Spring 2019

An exhibition on the theme of ‘landscape as memory’ opened this week at Galleria Cerbelli in Bergamo and includes a series of recent work alongside that of fellow British painters Lino Mannocci and Alex Lowery.

The show runs until 6 July 2019 with accompanying catalogue and text by Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben.

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Currents: Autumn exhibition 2018

A number of new paintings will be shown for the first time this autumn at Sladers Yard Gallery. The enclosed extract from the Gallery’s press release and further images and contact details are available here

Luke Elwes Ganga 10 2018 120x120cm

Luke Elwes Ganga 10 2018 120x120cm

Since the beginning of this year, Luke Elwes has been working on a series of paintings based on the experience of travelling by boat along a stretch of the river Ganges. The Ganga paintings draw on the power of this sacred river flowing through the precarious lives of the people and cultures that have thrived throughout history on its banks. His method of working gives rise, he says, to a mood of reverie. Thinking about climate change, water shortages or floods, the power of the river to give and to take, he makes his gentle marks with rich colours and areas of emptiness. These he dissolves and floats, sometimes with river water or oil paint thinners which he allows to trickle or flow across his paper or canvas. The results seem to reflect light, inviting us to look into them quietly as if they were pools of water. There, nothing is permanent but everything is connected.

The Contemporary & Post War British Art Auction, held in aid of funding for a new art gallery in Gainsborough's house, takes place at The Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, Sudbury CO10 1TL on Friday 20 October from 6.30pm.  

Watermark 2014 by Luke Elwes features amongst the outstanding work from the studios of over 120 leading artists working in the UK (including Anthony Gormley, Christopher Le Brun, Prunella Clough, Maggi Hambling & Julian Opie). Viewing of selected works takes place at Gainsborough’s House from 14 – 19 October.


The sale is now online via

Luke Elwes, Watermark 2014, mixed media on paper, 57x76cm

Luke Elwes, Watermark 2014, mixed media on paper, 57x76cm