Works by emerging London-based artists will take over the windows of Kings Road.

KCAW X Chelsea Windows Henrietta MacPhee a Love-My Human Photography by Graham Fudger

Chelsea Windows is back for its third edition with KCAW (Kensington + Chelsea Art Week), welcoming new star curator Bella Bonner-Evans this year. The exhibition features works of art from over 10 exciting London-based emerging talents taking up temporary residence in shop windows and inside stores along the iconic King’s Road. This year, the curatorial theme of Art Week is NOURISHMENT, with the showcase project aimed at nurturing the careers of remarkable young artists.

“The project brings enrichment to the borough while providing vital opportunities for young London-based artists who have bravely resisted the pandemic, in line with the theme of this year’s art week.
‘TO FEED’. This year, Kensington and Chelsea Windows are illuminated with exceptional works of art by the emergence
voices at the peak of greatness. Budding collectors will find their next artist to watch, locals will see delightful surprises along the way, and all will have the chance to encounter the work of the next generation of London artists.

Bella Bonner Evans

KCAW X Chelsea Windows, Layla Andrews at 28_50, photography by Graham Fudger
KCAW X Chelsea Windows, Layla Andrews at 28_50, photography by Graham Fudger

This year’s stellar lineup includes Layla Andrews, who just hosted a highly successful solo show at SOHO REVUE, and has already caught the eye of Barack Obama and Stephen Fry. His semi-surreal and charmingly irreverent compositions feature crabs, crocodiles and anthropomorphic cowboys in unlikely culinary situations, often over a few drinks. There’s something sweetly amusing about bringing his renderings into 28:50, a bespoke wine merchant, bar and restaurant on King’s Road, as the works convey a rather distorted image of the contemporary restaurant. His large-scale crab and crocodile sculptural installation will bring unexpected delight to the space, allowing those who enjoy a glass of fine wine or a meal to marvel at the sight of the shellfish.

KCAW X Chelsea Windows Georgemma Hunt at The Cherry Moon Photography by Graham Fudger

The CHERRY MOON lifestyle boutique comes to life with the large-scale and vibrant tapestry works of painter, architect-in-training and muralist Georgemma Hunt. These beautifully painted pieces celebrate community, collective joy and shared experience.

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KCAW X Chelsea Windows Anna Choutova at Farm Fetch Photography by Graham-Fudger

Anna Choutova, founder of the hit curatorial project BAD ART PRESENTS, brings her mini pots of hot dogs, olives and delicious little oysters to FARM FETCH.

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Henrietta MacPhee Egyptian Goose 2018-20x28x9cm
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Darcey Murphy Burning Walrus-60x55cm-Soft-Pastels-on Canvas

At LOVE MY HUMAN, charming animal artwork by Darcey Murphy and Henrietta Macphee complements the pet shop setting perfectly. Macphee’s talent for ceramics is unparalleled, with his animals riding a realistic weirdness with sweet feeling. Murphy’s pastel works on canvas blend a delicate use of color with expressive imagery of animals ranging from walrus to pufferfish to dancing swans.

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Niamh-Birch-Vase-of-stars-2019-oil-on-canvas-152x101cm

LAVENDER GREEN FLOWERS features three paintings by Niamh Birch that celebrate the domestic space, with thick impasto textures and an eye for detail that makes a home feel like home.

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Rebecca-Hardaker-Small-palace-no.iii-2022-mixed-media-20x20cm

The DESIGNER’S GUILD comes to life with the eccentric paintings of Rebecca Hardaker, recently selected as Director’s Pick by The Other Art Fair.

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Rebecca-Hardaker-Small-palace-no.iii-2022-mixed-media-20x20cm

The beautiful textures of THE PERUVIAN CONNECTION’s garments are reflected in pieces by turp painter Banana Karolina Albright. Her work engages deeply with the surface, creating abstract tactile realms for exploration.

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Phoebe Boddy Bananas 2022 Pastel-Acrylic-on-Canvas-41-x-51-cm-

At PEGGY PORSCHEN, pastels by Pheobe Boddy adorn the window, inviting passers-by to enjoy a delicious cupcake and celebrating the feeling of eating. Building connections across the borough, his work is also currently on display at STUDIO WEST near NOTTING HILL.

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KCAW-X-Chelsea-Windows-Sam-King-at-Nakanojo-Photography-by-Graham-Fudger

NAKANOJO Restaurant combines intricate and detailed ceramics by Rose Sevink Johnson with hyper-realistic paintings by Sam King, unrivaled in their use of tones to create realistic surfaces that deceive the eye.

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Luke-Adam-Hawker-The-Barbican

Finally, at KNIGHT FRANK, we celebrate our city through the work of cartoonist Luke Adam Hawker. Her linear pieces capture the essence of London and are all created on location.

Chelsea Windows from June 23 to July 2, 2022 with the support of Sloane Stanley

About Bella Bonner Evans
Art writer, curator and public relations specialist, focused on platforming emerging talent in the visual culture sector. Bella writes for publications such as FAD Magazine, Art Plugged, Bricks Magazine and Off the Block Magazine, covering exhibitions, events, news and opinion spanning the art world of London and beyond. She works with a considerable network of emerging artists whom she seeks to defend through exceptional and unusual projects. His curatorial approach puts the quality, inventiveness and ingenuity of the work at the forefront, spotlighting artists of all identities and backgrounds equally. @bellsubscribe

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