Coast to Coast

Lawrie Quigley & Joanna Kay

13 April – 5 May 2023

Private Viewing – 14 April 6 to 10pm
Open Thursday to Sunday 12 to 6pm

Workshops with the artists: 22 April & 29 April

“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only the best to those who dream and work”
Abdul Kalam


Trevor Burgess Artist Talk

I would like to warmly invite you to a talk I am giving at my exhibition Back Stories at the Anna Lovely Gallery on Saturday from 2pm. 

For this exhibition, celebrating my 60th birthday, I have selected paintings from my archive going back to pictures I painted when I was at school. Almost all of these paintings have not seen the light of day for 15 or 20 years. Each painting has a story to tell about the stages on my journey, during the period before I came and settled in London. In the talk I will be telling some of these stories and also showing items from my archive and some paintings that didn’t make it into the exhibition. .

I have been collaborating with the writer Ambreen Hameed with whom I have been sharing my Back Stories. Ambreen has now made a recording of her reflections on some of the paintings in the exhibition, which you can listen to here: “People coming out of the paint”

If you are able to come, it will be lovely to see you at the Anna Lovely Gallery on Saturday.


Exhibition Featured artist

Trevor Burgess Back Stories

18 March to 2 April

Artist’s talk 25 March 2pm

Anna Lovely Gallery has invited Trevor Burgess to hold a solo exhibition to mark his 60th birthday. “Back Stories” takes a reflective look back at his journey as an artist.

Trevor Burgess has a long association with the Anna Lovely Gallery and was one of the artists in the very first show when the gallery opened in 2014. He is known for his paintings of everyday urban life and markets around the world, usually using his own snapshot photographs as a source material.

+ Ambreen Hameed speaks about Trevor Burgess’s paintings (see below)


Selected artists from open show

17 February – 5 March 2023

Tessa Holmes – Print making
James O’Hara – Digital Drawing
Sophie Harris Taylor – Photography
Jill Rutter – Ceramics
Thomas Gale – Drawing/Painting
Curtis Donavan – Painting
Kate Newington – Painting
Magdalena Michliak – Textiles


Winter Exhibition

Exhibition Featured artist

New works by Matthew Bateson

Thursday 27 October to Sunday 13 November

Private View Saturday 29 October 2022 3 – 5pm
Exhibition Thursdays to Saturdays 12 – 6pm & Sundays 12 – 5pm

Matthew Bateson experiences something of a haunting during the process of painting. He starts the works in a very open, abstract and exploratory way – just pushing the paint around with his brush on the canvas, allowing forms to evolve and interact and letting different colours resonate and bleed into one another. There is no pre-planning or guiding under-drawing to map his terrain.

Matthew Bateson The MPs Convention
Matthew Bateson The MP’s Convention

At some point, the abstract painterly process begins to take its own pictorial rhythms and specific qualities of light, atmosphere and emotional tone begin to pervade the spaces. With each work, accidental marks and a strata of residual pigment establish a ground. Spectral contours of a particular landscape or figurative form emerge almost alchemically from within the materiality of the paint.

Exhibition Sydenham Artists Trail

Anna Lovely Gallery Open Exhibition September 2022

Part of the Sydenham Arts Artists Trail

We are pleased to be Exhibiting work in the Gallery this year and welcoming you to the Private View and Garden Party on Friday 2nd of September 2022 6pm -9pm

The first 100 works Submitted will be Exhibited in the Show!

Works must be ready for hanging/displaying, no clip frames please
There is a size limit of 100cm x 100cm
1 work per Artist
Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Textiles, Photography and Glass are included
ceramics and Glass can be displayed in small groups.

Entry Fee £20
Please pay by Bank Transfer with your entry to
The Lovely Gallery
Account Number 64961865
Sort Code 09 01 28

Delivery Dates
Friday 19th August 5pm to 8pm
Saturday 20th August 10 am to 5pm

To enter please email an image of your work with Medium, dimensions, title and price by Monday 15th August to

Gallery Commission is 40%
All works are left at your own Risk
The Gallery reserves the right to Refuse a work that is deemed to be offensive.

Collection of unsold works During the week Commencing the 12th of September.

A prize of being included in a Group Exhibition to showcase your work will be awarded to an Artist from Each Category.
The Selection will be made by a Panel of Judges this Year. Judges to be Announced!!

Here’s to another Great Show Look forward to Seeing your work


Gallery Students and Artists Exhibition

8-17 July
Open Friday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Private View Friday 8 July

Life Drawing, Oil painting, Acrylic, Watercolour, Portrait


Within the Garden of Hope and Dreams

Emma Somerset Davis

Live performance, Paintings & Drawings

14-29 May 2022

Within the Garden of Hope and Dreams is an exhibition of Emma’s paintings, drawings and sculpture, made through her recent performances in relation to a series of landscapes. A live performance will take place on the opening night which will be screened throughout the duration of the show.


Private view: selected artists from our 2021 Open Exhibition

Find details of the show here

Selected Artists from our 2021 Open Exhibition

The Exhibiting Artists were selected from our annual Open show during the Sydenham Artists Trail. Artists were selected from each Medium and also a Young Artist Category was created this year. 


  • Cath Dupuy – Photography
  • Alistair Payne – Sculpture
  • Janne Cornish – Ceramics
  • Garnet Frost – Ceramics
  • Wendy Straw – Textiles
  • Ruby Lewis – selected Young Artist
  • Pippa Stacey – Glass
  • Luke Duke – Watercolour
  • Michael Bob – Digital prints
  • Najaf Syed – Painting
  • Nick Richards – Painting

The Selection Committee Included:

  • James Hodgeson, Director of Sydenham Arts
  • Bruce Harrison, Representing  the Sydenham Artists Trail
  • Artist Julie Held, Member of The London Group, The Royal Watercolour Society and The New English Art Club Mall Galleries
  • Artist Peter Clossick, Member and Past President of The London Group and Member of The New English Art Club Mall Galleries
  • Anna Lovely Gallery Director

Julie Held and Peter Clossick – meet the artists

The Celebration of Venus and Gardens exhibition was itself celebrated by a Meet the Artists afternoon on Saturday. There did seem to be a large contingent from Camberwell School of Arts!

The exhibition continues until 28 November.

Julie and Bonnie Lovely
Helen with Peter

Celebration of Venus and Gardens

with Julie Held and
Peter Clossick

11 – 28 November


The Old Pals Act Part II

Exhibition Sydenham Artists Trail

Open Show Summer 2021

Part of the Sydenham Arts Artist Trail 2021

100 Artists: Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Printmaking, Photography, Glass and Textiles

Exhibition Sydenham Artists Trail

Artists of the year PV

2020 Sydenham Arts Artists Trail Winner Lilophilia and Runner-up Kitty Jenkins

Show runs until 15 August – more details…

Exhibition Featured artist

Artists of the year from the 2020 Sydenham Arts Artists Trail

6 -15 August: Thursday to Sunday 12 to 5pm

The Sydenham Arts Artists Trail are delighted to promote The Anna Lovely Gallery Exhibition for the winner and runner up from the 2020 Virtual Artists Trail – printmaker Lilophilia and painter Kitty Jenkins.


Scratching the Itch PV

With Covid-19 restrictions easing, it was time to stepover the demarcation lines and enjoy the show and the company.


Scratching the Itch

8 – 25 July 2021

Paintings, collages and photographs

Curated by Sam Cornish


Anna Lovely Gallery Winter Exhibition

Exhibition Featured artist

Emma Somerset Davis


16 – 25 October 2020

Gallery Open: Thursday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm or by appointment