Search Press Demo Day

Eventbrite - Search Press Demo Day

After a hugely popular inaugural event, the Search Press Demo Day returns for 2018. Your favourite Search Press artist-authors​, including Hashim Akib, Peter Cronin, Carole Massey, Matthew Palmer, Billy Showell and Julie King will be in the gallery to demonstrate their ​varying ​painting styles​ and chat about their work.

We're also very excited to announce that Winsor & Newton ​will be celebrating everything water colour with us, too!​ You will be able to make your own water colour with their expert chemists, explore parts of the Winsor & Newton archive, and speak to, and enjoy live painting from, professional artists, whilst hearing about techniques which can be used with ​Winsor and Newton paint & surfaces.

Book your ticket now and claim £5 back on Bookshop purchase over £20 on the day!* 

(Door ticket on the day £5 non-refundable)

*This offer is only valid on the day and on one transaction over £20


​Winsor & Newton Timetable:

11am to 4pm in Threadneedle Space

  • View products from the archive and learn about their history of innovation
  • Make your own Water Colour
  • Learn watercolour techniques with artist Rebecca Allen

​Search Press Timetable:

11am to 4pm in Main Gallery

Hashim Akib

11am to 11:45am Portrait in Acrylics

12 noon to 12:45pm Figure in Acrylics

(Lunch 12:45pm 1:15pm) 

1:15pm to 2pm Portrait in Acrylics 

2:15pm to 3pm People in a Scene in Acrylics

3:15pm to 4pm Figure in Acrylics

Carole Massey

11am to 12:30pm Horses in the Camargue - Graphite drawing 

(Lunch 12:30pm to 1pm)

1pm to 2pm Drawing figures from life (studies of people and artists in the gallery) Watersoluble graphite pencil & Graphite, water soluble pens 

2pm to 3pm Charcoal drawing " A Cloudscape" tonal study

Peter Cronin ARSMA

11am to 12 noon Marine painting in Watercolour (harbour scene)

(Lunch 12 noon to 12:30pm)

12:30pm to 1:30pm Completion of - Marine painting in Watercolour (harbour scene)

2pm to 4pm Landscape Painting in Watercolour (early morning cows)

Julie King

11:15am to 12 noon A Japanese anemone in watercolour, using three colours.

12:15pm to 1pm Summer flowers in watercolour

(Lunch 1pm to 2pm)

2:15pm to 3pm White Roses in watercolour using positive and negative techniques.

3:15pm to 3:45pm Completion of - White Roses in watercolour

Matthew Palmer

11am to 11:50am An atmospheric woodland in watercolours - Winter woodland with warm light, a flowing steam and distant village. 

12 noon to 12:50pm A seascape in watercolours - Painted from the beach with rolling waves, tall cliffs and dark silhouetted breakers

(Lunch 1pm to 2pm)

2pm to 2:50pm A lake sunset in watercolours - A panoramic view over Derwent Water with distant mountains and foreground boats.

3pm to 3:50pm Atmospheric sunrise over London in watercolours - From embankment overlooking parliament and Westminster with a silhouette of the London eye.

Billy Showell

11:30am to 12:30pm Demo - Mixing Greens for Leaves

12:30pm to 1pm Billy’s Help Desk - Bring a painting for advice on your watercolour problems

(Lunch 1pm to 1:30pm)

1:30pm to 2pm Q&A session - Billy answers your painting queries 

2pm to 3pm Demo – Painting a Seasonal Flower : Colour Defining 

3pm to 3:30pm Billy’s Help Desk – Bring your painting woes to Billy