The Stables In Exile
Free Art Gallery

Brent Arts Council

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The Gallery inside St.Catherine’s Church, Neasden is closed due to the Covid 19 situation.

Featured Artist : Gary McDowall

Born in England of Caribbean heritage Gary A McDowall spent his early years in Trinidad and St Vincent. From very young he always had a love of art and music Gary is a self taught artist (sketching and painting) who experimented with various styles before graduating to acrylic paint which is the current medium he uses. His themes are varied consisting of portraits, landscapes and biblical scenes. He uses his artwork (both music and painting) as a form of therapy. He has at present 90 completed paintings, despite having loss of sight in one eye and other health issues.

Gary McDowall Gary McDowall
Love Me Tender The Nurse

His Debut showing was in a group exhibition which was held at The Stables In Exile St Catherine's at the end of 2019 He recently had his work exhibited at Art In The Wood, October 2020 Clitterhouse Farm Project. He has been greatly encouraged to continue painting.

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Opportunity for a recent art graduate to hold
a solo show with us this summer

For many years The Stables In Exile has been supporting emerging artistic talent in various locations. Our current home is a lovely 100 year old church in London NW10.

Niamh McConaghy

We are looking for submissions from anyone who has obtained an art degree or post graduate qualification since 2015 to hold a solo exhibition this summer inside the church.

Candidates will need to send at least 5 images plus a statement/CV to :


Closing date : midnight 30 June 2021
Dates of show : 31 July - 28 August 2021
All forms of 2D art considered.
There is a £45.00 participation fee for the successful candidate.
We also charge 25% commission on artworks sold during a show.

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