The female gaze

Earlier this year the Cambridge academic Professor Mary Beard presented a BBC television series titled The Shock of the Nude, in which she suggested that paintings by men of the female nude were all too often “soft porn for the elite”. Is she right or wrong?

Two nudes and a beetle - thanks to @artistsupportpledge

One of the best things about lockdown art-wise was the Instagram project @artistsupportpledge ( which gives artists a chance to sell work at affordable prices and help other artists at the same time.

And hurray for a couple of Dead White Male Artists!

As well as the bargains we have found via @artistsupportpledge (see previous news report) we have enjoyed good hunting at local auction house Chiswick Auctions, whose recent Modern and Post-War British sale brought us another work by the late local artist Bernard Myers and two lithographs by the ever enigmatic Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.

xx From the archive: When they were young exhibition 2016, featuring rediscovered works by four East Anglian artists

From mid-April we are exhibiting a unique collection of East Anglian landscapes with a most unusual history.

x From the archive: David Rolt exhibition 2015

David Rolt’s work has been shown at Burgh House before

Artists who love trees - The Arborealists meet David Rolt at our new exhibition. Now online!

Artists who love trees, a new exhibition curated by Robert Eagle, due to open at Burgh House, Hampstead on June 3rd, has been transferred online. Please take a look at our video and catalogue featuring the artists and their work.

John Bellany – six works you have not seen before

We are delighted to have received on commission six oil paintings by the great and glorious Scottish artist John Bellany. directly from a close relative of the artist. They include works featuring several of Bellany’s iconic motifs inspired by his early life in the God-fearing fishing village of Port Seton near Edinburgh as well as sunlit scenes from his days at his second home in Barga, Tuscany.

Harry Eagle’s frames get special mention in the Financial Times

Artist Luke Edward Hall’s recent article on framing for the Financial Times focused on the frames Harry recently made for Luke Edward’s major exhibition in Sweden.