Alison Day
Visual Artist, Curator, Tutor
Studio Courses and workshops 




What happens here ?
  •    Classes run regularly here.  Analogue Photography, Botanical  
             Illustration and Fine Art for Young People.
  •    Open Studios and Open Days
  •   The studio is within easy reach of good transport links .
  •   Classes and events are inclusive, all welcome..
  •   Additional actitives here include voluntary participation in the running of the Arthouse which is an Artists lead organisation.
  •   Workshops for external organisations are welcome. Previous activities have included Botanical Illustration workshops for Cafe Crema  and The London Wildlife Trust, Photography workshops for example have been for undergraduates at Reading University and work with a local garden group.  
  • The studio acts as a darkroom and a 'light room' so all my photographs, drawings and watercolours are made here. 
  About myself

Exhibitions / biographical details 

Exhibitions     (Underlined- indicates solo shows)
2015   Plum Tree Café SE10 ‘Photographs and drawings’
2014   Deptford X festival at Vinyl Café  SE8 ‘Smash the fash’ protest photographs 20 years
            The Lewisham Arthouse ‘20 years on’ group show.
2013   Painted photogram commission for ITV makeover
2012   Blossoming Together. ' Surface Reflection'. Deptford X Fringe.
2012 Brockley Max Festival  “Down To Earth” curated and participated
  2012  'Botanical Work'. The   Gallery London (for Hither Green festival), SE6
          2012 The Limelight Gallery  “Natural History studies. Plants and Shells. 2010 – 2011”
2011   Cue B, SE4, ‘Open Submission’ The Arthouse Gallery ‘Saturated’. Deptford x  Open studios.
2010  ‘A Piece for Peace’. Curated for International Women’s Week.
2010  The Toads Mouth Too   ‘Botanical Illustrations , recent drawings and watercolours'
also shown at The  Lee Green Open studios and Ghe Limelight Gallery.
2009 The View Finders Gallery.SE10 ‘Open Salon’.  The Arthouse Gallery. ‘Women in Photography- South of the River’ (IWW). Selected prizewinner. Pigment and Paint. The Tank Gallery SE4. Deptford X ‘Shift’.
2008 The Arthouse Gallery ‘The New Cross Art Prize’ & ‘The Power of Drawing ’
2007 The Cafe Orange, ‘Plant Life’, The Limelight Gallery, SE13, ‘Drawing From Plant Life’,
         The Arthouse Gallery ‘Brockley Max Group Show’.
2006 The Jam Circus, SE4 “For Albert Herring”. The Café Orange, SE4 ‘Recent Plant Drawings’ The Arthouse Gallery. “Art For Health and Well Being”. Creekside Environmental Centre, ‘Drawing Down The Line’. (Deptford X)
2005 The Limelight Gallery, SE13. “Fade Far Away” .The Arthouse Gallery. ’Threadlines’. The Lewisham Arthouse, SE14 ‘Archive’. Cafe Orange, SE14. ‘Images From The Sea ‘. (Brockely Max Festival)
2004 The Bear Space. SE8. ‘Art Draw.’ The Arthouse Gallery. ‘Power Play’,  The Creekside Environmental Centre, SE8 ‘Recent Plant Drawing’ (For Deptford X Festival) ,Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucs. ‘The Art of Travel ’,
and The Black Sheep Gallery, Wales. ‘The Art of The Garden’, Moonbow Jakes SE4 ‘Selected Landscape Works’
2003 The Toads Mouth Too, SE4, ‘ Before The Tide Turns’.
Moonbow Jakes, SE14, ‘ Recent Landscape Work’ (For Deptford X Festival)
2002 The Stark Gallery SE12. ‘Streams and Shorelines, Pryke, Bowyer and Day (Visual Haiku). Moonbow Jakes, SE14,  ‘Urban Landscapes ’(For Deptford X Festival), The Metro Cinema, W1. ‘Drawing From Plant Life’.
2001  The Arthouse Gallery, ‘X Marks The Spot ’ (For Deptford X Festival)           
          Cafe Orange.  London, SE14.   ‘New Landscape Work’
2000  Folly Gallery Cafe.  Lancaster. 
Other exhibtions/curatorial work/qualifications please see attached  A DAY Cv art 2015 web 2.doc


An introduction to my work............ 
About some painted photograms ....
They are images are known as photograms, a term coined by Man Ray the surrealist. They are the result of exposing light sensitive paper in a darkroom with a pressed flower laid on top. The flower is semi opaque and acts as a natural negative. The images is like an x-ray but produced by different techniques. Some I have hand-coloured them with water colours using a fine brush, others are toned with photographic dyes such as sepia. The process combines my background in the natural sciences and training as an artist/photographer.
All the flowers have been collected from places of significance, my grandmother’s home in the north east, local quite places; they are about creating small objects of beauty for pleasure and delight.
 What people have said about my work...
"I find your pictures very moving  .." 
I like the intimacy and the texture" ...
I think your work is stunning and moving and shows a deep awareness of the simplest and most basic forms of nature. I hope that people will look at nature differently after seeing your work.  Thankyou" 
A extract  from a press release....
'Day’s recent work demonstrates a development in style and technique that stems from a close observation of plant life. Her study of plants requires both intense scrutiny and informed observation. She gives the plant a minutia once over, delicately revealing the texture, form and character of the plant.'
For More read below... Toads Mouth Too .doc