New Exhibition in the Refectory Cafe

London Panoramas by John Duffin

On Saturday 5 May our new Refectory exhibition opened to great acclaim.

Lewisham-based artist John Duffin's artwork features panoramic views across London from high points around the city showing the architectural skyline against dramatic dusks.  John makes drawings and colour studies outside and then works on them as oils paintings in his studio, trying to capture the wide angle excitement of the city and his memories and associations with it over 30 years.

This exhibition is John's fourth time at Southwark and we are very grateful to him for exhibiting here as he is without doubt one of the leading printmakers in Britain. He has won many prizes for his printmaking and painting and his work is in many public and private collections in the UK and abroad.

John comes from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.  Before pursuing a career as a painter and printmakerhe worked as a Naval Architect in a shipyard.  He enrolled into Goldsmiths College in 1985, with the BritArt generation which included Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Mat Collishaw.  John undertook an M.A. in printmaking at Central St. Martins in 1988 and has since then exhibited his work all around the world.

London Panoramas will be on display until 8 June in the Cathedral's Refectory Cafe and is free.

(c) John Duffin