NEAL VAUGHAN ART: CONTEMPORARY ART, EVENTS PLANNING, WORKSHOP LEADERSHIP
Welcome to the website for Neal Vaughan, a contemporary artist living and working in South London. Neal Vaughan is an artist, experienced visual arts teacher, the founder of Carshalton Artists, project manager of arts festivals, producer of short films, facilitator of community engagement workshops and events promotor. On this website you will find examples of artwork, links to events and exhibitions and booking for sales and workshops. Thank you for visiting.
LATEST NEWS, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITIONS FROM THIS YEAR AND NEXT
NEW WORKSHOPS: ELEMENTAL LANDSCAPES
This new set of workshops look at the landscape in 5 different ways. Whats new is that each workshop will be divided up into dry and wet media sections with quick responses, then a longer 30 min piece at the end where you can practice all or some of the techniques experienced in the workshop. You can drop into any of the workshops or come to all.
It will be a fun workshop and I look forward to seeing you there. All you need are basic art materials, paper or canvas (what every you want to work on), dry materials such as pencl or charcoal, pastels, colour pencils, wet materials; paint or ink, sticks! (yes sticks). Reminders will be sent closer to the date with links.
WOKRSHOP 1: LINE 14/01/24
WORKSHOP 2: FORM 28/01/24
WORKSHOP 3: TEXTURE 11/02/24
WORKSHOP 4: COLOUR 25/02/24
WORKSHOP 5: SCALE 10/03/24
W ORKSHOP 6: COMBINING ELEMENTS TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS 24/03/24
'DRAWING THE YEAR' 2024 CALENDAR
Ready to pre-order fOR delivery or collection from 4th November.
The theme this year is 'A Year Drawn' and it celebrates my love of drawing. I have included a drawing from each month of the year, mostly local to Carshalton scenes, but there are some surprises as well! For example July celebrates my love of drawing music and you will see a months worth of drawings from festivals including Womad and folk nights in Carshalton. The calendar features work only produced in the last year from November last year to October this year and has both pastels and charcoals included. I hope that you enjoy and share my love of drawing, Carshalton, music and life.
'MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE'
Recent live music multimedia event
This show was in October 2023 and brought together live electronic music, projections and live drawing. It waxs great fun to produce thee projected films for this, with four double exposures and live drawing on the night.
The new year will see more from this new South London Collective.
'TALKING HEADS LIVING HISTORIES'
Three films on The London Boough of Sutton's past present and future
This is new video project that has captured the memories and imagination of the London Borough of Sutton and its residents.
This video series focuses on Sutton Then”, “Now” and “Next” and fuses together interviews of residents with related images, text and sounds bringing Sutton’s history alive through video interviews, archival imagery, and Artificial Intelligence.
This innovative production is commissioned by London Borough of Sutton’s Sutton STEAMs Ahead, a project funded by a Cultural Impact Award as part of the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture programme and The National Heritage Lottery Fund.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THREE FILMS
'WANDLE' The first solo show by Neal Vaughan
June 24th/25th and July 1st/2nd 11am-5pm
My first solo exhibition and the launch of a brand new gallery in Carshalton was a huge success. If you are interested in any of the work from the show or commissions of similar work please contact me.
The new works that were on display explored my ongoing residency of the River Wandle and also showcased recent large charcoal works and new a video piece 'Talking Heads, Hidden Histories.'
This exhibition was part of Carshalton Artists Open Studios 2023
CLICK HERE FOR THE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
STORIES FROM THE SHEDS: MINI BEAST WORKSHOP
150 people joined me to learn about the wonderful Wandle and had fun exploring the natural sciences, art and technology. Together you made simple stamp prints using foodstuffs such as limes, tomatoes, cucumbers and lemons. We then added to them to make our own personal insect artworks and named them using a fun scientific insect name generator! Visitors took the work home with them but also we photographed them and I'm now busy inserting them into on-going animation project on the River Wandle. The animation will appear soon!
This project was made possible by Sutton Council's Cultural Services and was part of Sutton Steams Ahead, funded by the Mayors Cultural Impact Award.