LOTS ROAD GROUP
I'm a founding member of the Lots Road Group of portrait artists who met while studying at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Lots Road, Chelsea. Our motto sums up our ethos: Our portraits. Your story. We believe we are unique in combining words and pictures in our annual exhibitions and catalogues to deepen the experience and understanding of our work. Forthcoming exhibition Waterstones Bloomsbury, November 2020: Beyond the door, which will catalogue through portraits these extraordinary times. Past exhibitions – see below.
BEYOND THE DOOR
2021 dates to be confirmed, due to COVID-19. Waterstones art gallery, 82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ
The Lots Road Group has been working behind the scenes during lockdown on an exhibition that will reflect the extraordinary times we are going through. If restrictions are lifted, we expect to stage the exhibition later this year. The exhibition, entitled ‘Beyond the door’ will show portraiture generated during confinement when our own front doors have had a heightened significance in their dual role as protection from harm and barrier to freedom. The theme allows exploration of both interior and exterior worlds and our subjects’ experiences during the pandemic. It will also nod towards the door as a symbolic portal through which we will enter a new, unfamiliar post viral world.
MY SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
BEAT 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19.
The Art Hub Christmas exhibition 43 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AA
Putney Art School Christmas Fair Oxford Rd, Putney, London SW15 2LQ
Skylark Art Galleries London Featured artist.
BEAT Borough of Ealing Art Trail Year 4 of Ealing Open Studios.
Skylark Galleries Summer Exhibition gallery@oxo Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH (between LONDON Eye and Tate Modern). An uplifting exhibition of original artworks from the Skylark Galleries Collective. On show examples of my busker and musician artwork.
New Moon Resident Artist pop up exhibitions Half Moon Putney 93 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1EU.
As part of the Folksville Summer Fayre.
As part of venue's Christmas Fayre.
Kellie Miller Arts Bather artworks.
THE ART OF READING
In association with the BookTrust, The Art of Reading was the first exhibition in Waterstones' flagship academic bookstore's Bloomsbury exhibition space 82 Gower St, London WC1E 6EQ. It toured to The Cambridge Literary Festival and The Heatherley School of Fine Art.
Kellie Miller Arts Summer show Brighton. Busker and musician artworks.
Kellie Miller Arts Major show of busker and musician artworks.
PORTRAYED! IWF UK 25 YEARS OF INSPIRING WOMEN
Portrayed! toured from The Chelsea Gallery, Kings Road, to The Heatherley School of Fine Art. It supported the Institute of Directors’ commitment to diversity and accompanied the inaugural Mackworth Lecture delivered by former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on leadership. Shown in the foyer of KPMG, it was linked to Barclays’ support for the mentoring HeforShe campaign in their Canary Wharf HQ. It was also the first exhibition in the newly re-named Mary Somerville room at Somerville College Oxford, where two of the inspiring women sitters were educated. Mary Somerville was a pioneering mathematician and scientist and, with the exception of the Queen, was the first woman to appear on a British banknote (Scotland £10).
Milan Expo: Arte senza confini: soul food. Palazzo Calderara (Town Hall) in Via Garibaldi, 6 – Vanzago, Milan, Italy.
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition Portrait of BBC's Kate Adie Mall Galleries.
Motherhood, a touring exhibition first shown at The Chelsea Gallery, was a celebration of mothers, in many of their forms. The exhibition catalogue was sold at the PV in aid of Oxfam’s Mothers Appeal.
Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival The Photographers’ Gallery, Portobello Road W11.
Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition 19–13 June 2014 AND May–21 June 2014 PM Gallery.
First solo exhibition 23 February, 2014 Art 24C.
Parallax International Art Fair (Heatherley’s nominee) Chelsea Town Hall.
Egypt first art biennale 2013 Winner of Judges’ Prize
Sharm el Sheikh Le Royal Hotel Resort. Televised awards ceremony.
Regular group shows fortnightly ‘Sunday tea and cakes’ at Art 24C, 24C Sibella Road, Clapham, SW4 6HX.
Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival The Old Sorting Office, 222–224 Westbourne Grove, W11.
Liana Teruzzi ContemporaryArtGallery@GALERIJ ´T VAARTJE, Group show as part of Lissewege Art Fair, Jacob Reyvaertstraat 1 (Markplaats), 8380 Lissewege, Belgium.
The Heatherley School of Fine Art
Prints and Ceramics Exhibition AND Heatherley’s Annual Exhibitions 2013, 2012 and 2011.
SPOTLIGHT ON: FIRST EGYPTIAN BIENNALE
In 2013 I was among 50 international artists selected to take part in the first Egypt art biennale in Sharm el Sheikh. The biennale was run under the auspices of three Egyptian ministries: tourism, culture and foreign, with the aim of supporting tourism in the region. During our 10 day stay, we were asked to paint in public – in the town square, inspired by spectacular 'whirling dervish' and fire eating performances, in the desert nightclub housed inside a cave 'La Dolce Vita' and in the bustling Naama Bay shopping area.
In the grounds of the Sonesta Beach Hotel, where we stayed, we were visited by a stream of ministers as we each painted two 70 x 80cm pictures for the competition. The pictures were judged at the end of our stay by a panel of international judges, with prizes awarded at a televised gala evening attended by European and Middle Eastern art critics in the landscaped grounds of Le Royal Hotel Resort. Selected pictures then went on show at the hotel until Christmas. The closing night reception, with performances by Egypt's best known singers and dancers, was attended by the Admiral Governor of South Sinai (whose portrait I was asked to paint). Italian artist Archille Quadrini and I won the Judges' prizes.
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Residency: The ‘pop up’ Chelsea Art Gallery September–December 2012
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