Kingston Camera Club
10 to 25 November
Kingston Camera Club's members display the results of a year's talented photographic work at their annual exhibition. Two themed competitions featured every year are the Nikon Trophy (for a title chosen that depicts the environment), and the Quarry Trophy. Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to vote for their personal favourite print image, or one of the projected digital images displayed on the monitor screen. Members stewarding are happy to chat to visitors wanting to know more about the club. Photographers are welcome to join Kingston Camera Club. Visit the Kingston Camera Club website for further information.
Hope for Beauty: Designs and Ceramics by Denise Wren
15 December to 16 March 2018
This exhibition focuses on Kingston Museum's visually stunning archive of works on paper by Wren. It includes designs for textiles and wallpaper, as well as ceramics, and shows the wide range of styles she encompassed during her artistic career. Wren studied at Kingston School of Art under Arts and Crafts designer Archibald Knox. When Knox was dismissed for his contentious teaching methods, Wren and her fellow students formed the Knox Guild of Design and Craft, following Knox's mantra 'Aim for order, hope for beauty'. The Guild was based at 24 Market Place, Kingston, displaying their work locally and at the Whitechapel Gallery in East London. Wren went on to establish the Oxshott Pottery in Surrey.