Charlie Phillips’ Archive Exhibition –
The Muswell Hill Gallery announce a post Carnival exhibition celebrating London’s Notting Hill life through a lens by “one of Britain’s great photo-portraitists”, Charlie Phillips, who will be on hand to talk about his definitive photographs.
The Archive Exhibition features 10 images that document London’s African-Caribbean community in Notting Hill – best seen in Charlie’s ground-breaking book “Notting Hill in the Sixties” which is a collection of iconic images of the Windrush generation. His photos capture the richness and complexity of the lives of the immigrant community, and are a hugely important archive of British culture.
In 2003, the Museum of London exhibited Phillips’s work, and it has featured regularly in exhibitions since then. His photograph of a young Notting Hill couple is now part of the V&A’s collection. Simon Schama included Phillips’s work in his book and TV series The Face of Britain‘, and in 2020, Steve McQueen requested Phillips take his portrait when he guest-edited the Observer.
The Charlie Phillips Archive Exhibition opens on Thursday 1st September with a Private View & Rum Punch Reception & canapés Carnival style. As well as the iconic Charlie Phillips photographic prints, there will be a chance to buy signed prints, books, T shirts and bags featuring Charlie and his iconic images. The Exhibition is running for 4 days and closes on Tuesday 6th September 2022.
Muswell Hill Gallery was launched last year (2021) by former CAS Arts Fine Arts graduate, Georgia Robinson, to provide a new space for up and coming artists to show their work. Its monthly exhibitions have attracted a wide range of art disciplines from fine art, watercolours, pastels, collages and soft sculptures with artists featured so far including Alan Braidwood, Sedici Art Group, Azubuike Ani, Maggie Learmonth, Neda Dana Haeri, Gillian Raine, Carol Tarn, Arty Bea, Colin Merrin, Anne McNeill-Pulati, Non Worrell and Gvenire.
As well as the monthly exhibitions, there is a permanent display of small prints and cards available to buy at sister company, Come Swap & Shop.
show: Charlie Phillips Archive Exhibition
dates: Thursday 1st September – Tuesday 6th September 2022
** Private View on Thursday 1st September 5pm-8pm **
times: 11am-5pm Friday 2nd September
11am-5pm: Saturday 3rd September
11pm-4pm Sunday 4th September
11am-5pm day Tuesday 6th September
at: Muswell Hill Gallery
21 High Street, Hornsey, London, N8 7QB
**Monthly Art Exhibitions of Original Artists **