Monday, 17 December 2012

Group Show ~ It's a wonderful life

Our current exhibition It's a wonderful life opened last week displaying a dynamic selection of artworks. The work is by artists that have shown with us during 2012 and who will be exhibiting with us in 2013. 
The Tower (2012) Lesley Hilling

Battersea Power Station, Whitechapel Gallery by Chisel and Mouse

The Boxer (Larry Gains) 2012, Lesley Hilling

Despairiscope (2012) Wayne Chisnall

Wire Vessels (2012) Jackie Palmer

Flying Fox (2012) Tony Lee, My African Shell (2012) Louis Masai

Mary Dalton, Suzanne Jamieson, Lesley Hilling

Show continues until this Friday 21st December. 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

It's a wonderful life

It's a wonderful life opens next Wednesday 12th December. We are excited to be exhibiting the following artists:
Tony Lee creates visually arresting images influenced by the artwork of tribal and ancient cultures. Each print is hand drawn; a controlled doodle, then produced by the process of screen-printing to add colour and background. 

Chris Agnew explores the construction and deconstruction of belief systems, through complex drawings and a self-developed technique of etching into icon panels with intricate painted details.

Jackie Palmer creates sculpture in wire, ceramics and mixed media. These intricate and detailed vessels are first influenced by drawings, when made from tightly constructed wire they take on a form of their own.

Lesley Hilling uses recycled wood to create something new from objects that once had a different life. These constructions, varying in size become artefacts of memory, preserving recollections and forgotten treasures.

Joanna Mires produces slip cast ceramic installations exploring ownership, nostalgia and collection. These limited edition penguins are handmade, each with a different painted transfer.  

Through thought provoking design, Sam Shendi captures every day displays of human nature and emotions through sculpture, making us reflect upon our actions. 

Suzanne Jamieson’s porcelain boxes follow a fascination with the process of the evolution of form. Each box is unique in that it takes upon a form of its own by not being able to control the colour and shape.  

Chisel & Mouse use their enthusiasm and admiration for architecture to create architectural models of beautiful buildings. Each model is individually crafted and handmade.

Charlotte Dredge collects and gathers objects of second hand memories including letters and postcards to create delicate ceramics with a sense of sentimentality.

Cliona O’Neill likes to doodle and illustrate song lyrics that float her boat and are constantly swimming in her head. She also likes screen-printing and the happy accidents it produces.

Mary Dalton explores the supply and demand bound by society and the basic activities of producing home grown products through printmaking and drawing.  
Louis Masai explores the concept of human as animal through the painting of anthropomorphised creatures – adorning them with sentiment, attributes and paraphernalia of the modern world.

David Shillinglaw says that “Life is a struggle. For everyone. From the smallest insect to the greatest beast, we are determined by the success we seek, and how, in turn we measure that success. Each of us experiencing ups and downs. Peaks and troughs. Like a game of snakes and ladders.”

Wayne Chisnall is a sculptor, painter, printer and illustrator. His complex drawings are transformed into supernatural, compelling constructions made from recycled wood and ephemera. 

Monday, 26 November 2012

NV curates a group show for december

'It's a wonderful life' is a showcase of dynamic and curious works that explore architecture, nostalgia, preservation and myth using recycled wood, print, paint, ceramics, wire and steel. The works transform the space to create a magical atmosphere within the depths of winter; the outcomes from each artist truly affirming 'it's a wonderful life'. 

Contributing artists include: Chris Agnew, Wayne Chisnall, Mary Dalton, Charlotte Dredge, Lesley Hilling, Suzanne Jamieson, Tony Lee, Louis Masai, Joanna Mires, Chisel & Mouse, Cliona O'Neill, Jackie Palmer, Sam Shendi and David Shillinglaw. 

Join us on Wednesday 12th December for a glass of prosecco and a mince pie from 6 - 8pm. 

Show runs until 3rd January 2013. 

*Please note that we will be closed for the holidays from 24th December - 2nd January. 

The Pencil Case Thieves are operating in this area!

Louis Masai has transformed the Nancy Victor gallery into an Afrocentric jungle of paintings, drawings,  prints and sculpture. There are over 80 pieces of new work, all adorning an African fabric pattern within each subject. 

There are 40 resin cast taxidermy hand painted 'Pencil case thieves'. Each piece represents a country in Africa and is decorated with a different fabric pattern. 

Installation impression of the artists studio, full of pens, maps of Africa, sketches and collected Ethiopian beetles!

The show is on until Friday 7th December. 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

AfroFabRicatiOn opens Friday 16th Nov

Louis Masai's 'AfroFabRicatiOn' opens next Friday 16th November from 10am. 

Louis is presenting a collection of new works which explore ways to merge animal and fabric. Focusing on African fabric patterns, the works take form from the mediums of paint, ink, sculpture, prints, and wood/leather cuts.

Louis believes the greatest distinction between man and animal is our lack of colour, and pattern. The animal kingdom is full of incredible colours and elaborate patterns. Mankind has adorned themselves in garments that mimic this attribute. AfroFabRicatiOn explores giving the animal, the fabric patterns. In doing so the viewer questions why the animal has been adorned with this human textile and in turn remembers that we don’t process this flamboyant look without first creating it.

Private View: Thursday 15th November - RSVP is essential, contact:
Show: Friday 16th November – Friday 7th December
Late Opening: Thursday 29th November 6 – 9pm 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Call for entries: artists working with assemblage and collage

To complement Tate Britain’s Kurt Schwitter’s exhibition, 'Schwitters in Britain', Nancy Victor will be holding an exhibition exploring the work of mixed media artists working in the 21st century.

Up to three original artworks, no larger than 70cm x 50cm can be entered per applicant. No submission fee. All work will be for sale. (Gallery Commission on all sales is 25%)

To submit entries please send up to six images of the work along with titles, medium, price and a brief artist's statement to The image files should be in high quality JPEG format. Clearly labelled CD’s can be posted to Nancy Victor, 6 Charlotte Place, London, W1T 1SG. For further information visit or contact Rachael.

The exhibition will run from 22nd January – 4th February 2013.

Deadline for submissions: 12 noon on Monday 10th December 2012
Successful* submissions will be contacted by 17th December 2012

*Successful candidates are to frame and deliver the work. Work can be posted to the address above, wrapped appropriately in a secure package. We will not be responsible for any damages during transition. 

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Chris Agnew in 'Geometry' at ArtEco Gallery

Chris Agnew has new work in a show entitled 'Geometry' at ArtEco Gallery, London. These works build upon  those created for his show with us this year in June by exploring colour, texture and line. 

The etching panels vary in size and all take on a slightly different geometric form. Agnew is inspired by depicted landscapes and derelict buildings in Romania and this can be found in the first image above. The colours used in these works somewhat exemplify a more aesthetically pleasing setting. 
The show runs until 10th November. If you have the chance, do go and visit. 

Friday, 5 October 2012

The Avon Series by Joanna Mires

Joanna's debut solo show opened last night with a great reception. Each installation shows between 30 - 58 individually slip cast ceramic pieces which explore ownership, nostalgia and collection. The images do not give justice to these meticulously composed installations. The finish of each piece is exquisite. 

The exhibition runs until Friday 19th October. More images and info can be found at

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Call out for artists

Submit your t-shirt designs to Nancy Victor for an upcoming show in October supporting 'Handmade Britain!' All designs are welcome and should be submitted to The show aims to support the individual designer by developing a two week exhibition combining pure design along the sleeve of creativity, pushing the boundaries of Nancy Victor Gallery as a contemporary art hub maintaining its ethos towards creative activity. 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Upcoming show by Joanna Mires

From October 4th Joanna Mires will be exhibiting a recreation of a series of vintage Avon perfume bottles which depict a host of animals. Where once these bottles were attractive but essentially practical containers, they are now mere ornaments; far from reducing them to something crass, this elevates them to the level of fine art.

The result is a celebration of classic design that is comfortably mystifying, since until you know that these are slightly larger castings of Avon perfume bottles, all you see is a pristine petrified menagerie and that parade of animals unfolds like a curious dream. The secret to Joanna's work, however, is greater than the objects themselves: even when you have seen the works before, you are constantly delighted by their arrangement, since the objects come together to create site-specific installations.

Private View: Thursday 4th October
Show runs until Friday 19th October

Friday, 7 September 2012

Zeus's Pop Up Show

Last night Zeus's Pop Up Show 'amazed' the crowds with new works which explore urban compositions juxtaposing street art with architecture.

Amaze Part 1, 2012, 125cm x 122cm

Each sculpture encompasses light and shadow presenting a unique transposable outcome dependant on the positioning and light source. The experiment to present an unfixed shadow is essential to these architectural forms as they play upon the persona of a city and it’s transitioning of time.

The cardboard structures are all hand cut to create a simple yet realistic composition.

The open structural frames allow the light to playfully bounce between each line, depicting specific shadows  to create a second form. 

Zeus's Pop Up show is open until Friday 28th September. Check out Nancy Victor for more details and news about up coming shows. 

Friday, 31 August 2012

Live Printing by Mark Hayward

In conjunction with Fitzrovia Lates, last night Mark Hayward gave us an insight into how he approaches lino printing. It was a very fun and informal demonstration, resulting with members of the audience having the chance to print the final layer of an edition.  
To complete 'Little Tank', there are 5 stages of print onto a fine handmade indian paper. Below is an example of three lino layers. 

Sadly, today is the last day of Mark's exhibition but more info on up coming shows can be found on his website. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Upcoming Shows...

Zeus's Pop Up Show, 7th - 28th September
This exhibition of new works explores urban compositions juxtaposing street art with architecture. This eclectic mix of 3D and wall based sculpture illustrate a combination of contemporary fine art and graffiti techniques.

The Avon Series by Joanna Mires, 5th - 19th October
This body of work is based on curiously shaped Avon perfume bottles made in the early 1970’s and explores nostalgia and sentiment, as well as creating collection for the viewer to explore.

Two short Shows, 26th October - 9th November
Nancy Victor will be curating two one week shows. Watch this space for more info. 

AfroFabRicatiOn by Louis Masai, 16th November - 7th December
A collection of new work presents a combination of painting and sculpture influenced by native African fabric designs.

For more information about upcoming shows, exhibition submissions and hiring info get in touch with us / 02078130373 /

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Paintings, Prints and Animations by Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward's solo show at Nancy Victor opened last week and exhibits a eclectic mix of original paintings, archival prints and two animations. Mark explores themes of identity and the individual using his faceless comic characters to construct fantasies that are at once, both strange and familiar. 

Still's from Air-Raid 2009. Each frame was hand drawn on paper. Audio accompanies the piece. 

Within this basic framework of the work there are themes that Mark returns to, feeling drawn to the military, childhood, national pride and uniform, all of which give a strong visual identity for the artist to play with.

Little Tank is a limited addition lino cut available at a very affordable price.

There will be a chance to talk to Mark about his work during a live printing session on Thursday 30th August from 6-9pm. This will be in conjunction with the Fitzrovia Lates initiative. 
The show is on until Friday 31st August. Check out Nancy Victor for more details. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Courgette Shop is Now Open!

The Courgette Shop started it's journey in April 2012 in the North Cornish town of Bude.
The accumulation of cardboard toilet rolls began with collection boxes amd notices being placed in schools, cafes, village shops and places of work in Bude and the surrounding villages.

Once enough cardboard toilet rolls had been collected and catalogued the painting process began. A handmade printing jig was assembled to create 5 painting stations. Each courgette started with a layer of green, then two thick dark green stripes, followed by 8 painted lines, then pencil lines in 3 different colours, and finally a series of yellow painted dots.

There are 100 hand assembled, screen printed boxes complete with handmade labels each containing 28 courgettes, weighing in at 425-445g.

It took 90 seconds to grow and harvest each of the 2800 courgettes culminating in a 3D print installation which sits somewhere between a fruit shop and a recycling centre. 
The Exhibition runs until Friday 3rd August. Visit for more homemade printing jigs, fruit and veg!