Posts by Ruth Borthwick

  • Open Call: A slash of Blue-

    Open call for paintings
    by Ruth Borthwick
    Open Call: A slash of Blue-

    Gerald Moore Gallery is pleased to invite submissions to this year’s open call  A slash of Blue-  

    This title is taken from the first line of a poem by Emily Dickinson:


    A slash of Blue –
    A sweep of Gray –
    Some scarlet patches on the way,
    Compose an Evening Sky –
    A little purple – slipped between –
    Some Ruby Trousers hurried on …


    This Open call is focused on painting, and is for pre-existing works from artists based in London and the South East to be exhibited in March 2023


    Exhibition dates: 2nd - 25th March 2023


    Entry requirements:
    Open to all artists in London and the South East.
    Send an image (of no more than 2mb) with a short description of the work including the media and dimensions to subject: ‘A slash of Blue submission’.

    Include your name, email, Instagram and a link to your website.

    Deadline for submissions: Monday 16th January


    Selected artists will be contacted by 1st February and works will need to be delivered to the gallery by the 18th February.


    The gallery is situated within the grounds of a school and the works will need to be appropriate for young audiences.


    If you have an idea for a workshop with schools, children or adults, please include this in your application, including a budget and artist fee.


    Address of gallery:
    Gerald Moore Gallery, Mottingham Lane, London SE9 4RW.


  • by Ruth Borthwick
    GCSE Kickstart now open for new students

    Now is the time to join our GCSE Kickstart art club!

    Are you in year 9 or 10? Are you studying or about to study GCSE Art?
    We are now taking in new students to our GCSE Kickstart art club on Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm.
    Come get help with your projects and portfolios, build up your sketchbook and get the support that will make the difference in your GCSE exams.
    Learn a range of new things too, from drawing techniques to etching to ceramics, all taught by the amazing proffesional artist and educator Lily German.
    Book Here
  • by Ruth Borthwick
    The journey to the Mount Fuji-Never ask for lighter rain_ instead ask for a better umbrella - Yuet Yean Teo
    The journey to the Mount Fuji-Never ask for lighter rain_ instead ask for a better umbrella - Yuet Yean Teo

    Thank you to all the people who came last night to the Private View of our show, IMPRINT: Greenwich Printmakers at Gerald Moore Gallery.

    The exhibtion will be open Saturday 2nd and 9th April 10am-4pm . Please email to visit by appointment Monday -Friday 4th-8th April.

  • Environmental Crisis Exhibition Opens

    What an opening night!
    by Ruth Borthwick
    Helen Adove Hawk 'Queen of the Forest'
    Helen Adove Hawk 'Queen of the Forest'

    We had around 100 people of all ages at the Private View of the exhibition Environmental Crisis.


    It was an amazing evening with a wonderful performance by Helen Adove Hawk, titled 'Queen of the Forest'. This beautiful and moving piece comprises experimental soundscapes, songs, Butoh dance and spoken word.



  • Environmental Crisis Exhibition

    Finalists chosen, exhibition opening soon!
    by Ruth Borthwick
    Hugo Livet, "Dérive" (série), photomontages, dimensions variables, 2018.
    Hugo Livet, "Dérive" (série), photomontages, dimensions variables, 2018.

    We had over 300 entries to our Open Call for the Environmental Crisis Exhibition and have chosen over 60 works from all over the world!


    Young People aged 14-18 who have chosen Science, Art and Geography for GCSE and A-Level judged the entries across two days. We felt it important to have young voices represented by having them help in deciding who to exhibit, as this issue has been youth led and impacts their future the most.


    We are now looking forward to next month when the exhibition opens on 13th February with a drinks reception 4pm-8pm. Please join us.


    As a gallery with learning at its core we are proud to hold this exhibition on such an important topic and would like to give space to raising awareness and understanding the environmental crisis. 

  • by Ruth Borthwick
    Christmas Craft Fair

    Gerald Moore Gallery is hosting a Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December, 10am-4pm to raise money for the gallery's outreach programme. 


    A range of craft stalls, from cards and art to cakes..
    Free children's crafts at our family decoration station wheer you can make Christmas decorations. 
    A Christmas raffle
    A Christmas Wreath Making Workshop Book Here
    Hot Chocolates
    Christmas tunes
    Free entry and parking
    All stalls and activities indoors!


    Perfect for the whole family to join so come along and pick up some Christmas gifts and have fun with your family!  


    If you are interested in selling then please join us to sell your wares, crafts, gifts, art and bric a brac. Each stall cost £15. To book your place or find out more please email: 

  • Open Call:

    Environmental Crisis: Gerald Moore Gallery, Art and Science Exhibition 2020
    by Ruth Borthwick
    Open Call:

    The call for submissions for the 2nd Art and Science exhibition at Gerald Moore Gallery is now open for pre-existing works that explore the issue of the Environmental Crisis to be exhibited from Feb to March 2020, spanning across British Science week 8-17 March. 

    With the "Climate crisis" in the news and the recent protests led by young people, Gerald Moore Gallery would like to engage with this subject in an exhibition.  

    As a gallery with learning at its core we would like to give space to raising awareness and understanding the environmental crisisWe will be running a series of events alongside this exhibition: talks, debates, performances and workshops.