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Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014

21 July 2014

Wonderful day yesterday at the Greenwich World Cultural Festival in the gardens of the beautiful English Heritage site, Eltham Palace, leading family Art Workshops with son Max and daughter Gaby. A Greenwich Dance initiative where I am the Resident (Visual) Artist.

Many pop-up performances during the afternoon from Mattress Circus, Moxie Brawl, Dingolay Caribbean Dance, Folded Feather, Emergency Exit Arts; family creative dance workshops, social dancing with Thomas Michael Voss; A Curious Cakewalk; Music from Gypsy Dread Band and Rhythm of the City. Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshops and many more wonderful activities to watch and take part in.

My son Max (blue tee-shirt middle) led Clay Model Making,




The clay models drying in the sun


Daughter Gaby taught visitors of all ages how to make an origami Crane, (she insisted was a swan) as part of The International Peace Crane Project 2014


WCF 4 WCF 5    WCF10 When the origami was complete, we asked the Crane maker to write a message of Peace on their bird. Some we hung in the trees but most went home with their makers


 I led a drawing activity for all ages


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Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Wednesday 16 July

Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Eltham Palace

Sunday 20th July  12.30 – 4.30pm

Free entry for all the family to the beautiful grounds of the English Heritage site, Eltham Palace. Enjoy pop-up performances of dance, theatre, music and circus, a vintage ballroom in the Great Hall and creative workshops.

Join Max, Gaby and myself in the Dry Moat to make a clay model to take home, make an origami Crane becoming a part of the International Peace Crane Project and lets Draw Together, all art workshops are for all ages.


The World’s Greatest Show

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

28 June 2014

Arthur Pita’s The World’s Greatest Show

The Never-Ending Dance Marathon of 1935

During the American depression in the 1930′s Dance Marathon’s were organised as entertainment, where couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours competing for prize money, the longest recorded Marathon lasted 3,780 hours. The World’s Greatest Show is a dance-theatre work exploring this phenomenon, choreographed by Arthur Pita with music by Frank Moon and a live jazz band.

In June 2013 I was invited by Arthur Pita to draw the show in R & D at Greenwich Dance, with the working title Nobody’s Baby, 10 performers danced for 100 hours keeping to the original marathon rules. Sometimes I arrived to draw at 10.00 am, sometimes at 11.00 pm, it was an exceptional week of physical and mental strength combined with extraordinary good will from the performers.

These drawings are from the performance on Friday. I drew many drawings during R&D but they now feel irrelevant. I watched with daughter Gaby who said at the close of the show: “That was Brilliant” I couldn’t agree more

The Worlds greatest show 4

The Worlds Greatest Show 5

The Worlds Greatest Show 8

The Worlds greatest show 12

Theo Clinkard: Of Land And Tongue

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

 22 June 2014

Greenwich Dance. Of Land And Tongue

19 June at Greenwich Dance, Theo Clinkard performed the mesmerising solo Chalk to a live score by James Keane. Through the movement and soundscape I was transported to the coast, the waves pulling on the shingle, the eroding cliffs. So evocative, by the close of the dance my heart feels heavy and I know I am missing the sea much more than I had realised.

Theo Clinkard.Chalk.©

Theo Clinkard is a Resident (Dance) Artist at Greenwich Dance, as am I – Resident (Visual) Artist . Theo choreographed Of Land and Tongue (below) for 5 dancers, using language as well as strong physical movement.

of land and tongue

Of Land and Tongue tour dates

Midsummer Art Fair

Friday, June 20th, 2014

19 June 2014

Landmark Midsummer Art Fair

Private View tomorrow evening 20 June 6pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 June: 10am – 5pm

I am Stand 77, I will be selling painting, etching, sculpture and greeting cards

Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9NN

Landmark Midsummer Art Fair Invite

Foundation Year Show at UCA Canterbury

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

31 May 2014

My son Maxim McKay-Jones has completed his Fine Art Foundation Year at UCA Canterbury. The private view for this excellent show and all the graduation shows at UCA Canterbury was on Friday evening, featuring Fine Art, Design, Architecture and Media. The exhibition is open until 13th June and if you’re in the area I would urge to visit and see the exceptional talent displayed at the University for the Creative Arts Canterbury.

Here’s some of my son’s work concerned with geometric forms taking inspiration from his love of Maths

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7 ed

10 ed

5 ed

3 ed

 Max, (right) will continue on to the BA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury in September.

Today at my Open Studio

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

17 May 2014

Open Studios

A vibrant buz all day at Studio 17, Unit 0, Second Floor Studios & Arts. Lots of visitors to our Open Studios, my sales were very encouraging. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Open Studio © 2

Tomorrow I will open my studio at about 11am – 6pm, I hope to meet you!

Made in Blackheath

Friday, May 16th, 2014

16 May 2014

Today I showed my etchings at a Pop-Up Shop in the Business Centre of the new S. London development: Kidbrooke Village.  The SFSA Spring Open Studios opened yesterday evening.

Made in Blackheath © 3

Open Studio this Weekend

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

13 May 2014

My Open Studio

Studio 17, Unit 0, Second Floor Studios and Arts

Colour Scape

Mellish Industrial Estate, Warspite Rd, London SE18 5NR

15th May (opening night) 18.00 – 21.00

17th – 19th May 11.00 – 18.00

My paintings, printmaking and drawing will be on show and for sale in my studio. Over 300 studios will be open: artists, printmakers, craft makers and designer makers. Cafe overlooking the river, parking available. Directions.


Art Shows – where to see my work

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

May 1 2014

Studio 75 Pop Up Gallery

75 Lassell Street, Greenwich, SE10 9PJ

lassell st

Opened yesterday evening, the pop-up gallery was full of visitors, sales were made including my etching of Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - lots of interesting work to see 
May 2nd – 5th, 10am-4pm

Private View, Thursday 1st May 6-9pm


Greenwich Printmakers Gallery

1a Greenwich Market, Greenwich, London Se10 9HZ

Born to Run ©Sally McKay

16th May 2014. 10.30am-5.30pm. Tuesday – Sunday

This is an Artist led gallery which I have recently joined. Each printmaker has been selected by the other members to join the Greenwich Printmakers Association. The group exhibition of members prints changes every 2 months, the new exhibition will go up next Tuesday which will include 2 framed etchings of mine, there are extensive browsers which contain many interesting unframed prints. I have recently had greetings cards printed which are also on-sale at the gallery.


Made In Blackheath. Pop-Up Shop

Business Centre, Kidbrooke Village

Made in Blackheath


16th May. 9 am -2 pm and 6pm – 9pm

I am the only visual artist in this eclectic group, also jewellery, fashion, speciality cakes, a Personal Trainer and an Interior Designer. I will show small works: etchings and cards


My Open Studio

Studio 17,Unit 0, Second Floor Studios and Art

Colour Scape

Mellish Industrial Estate, Warspite Rd, London SE18 5NR

15th May (opening night) 17th -19th May

My paintings, printmaking and drawing will be on show and for sale in my studio, 300 studios on site, most will be open. Cafe overlooking the river, parking available


Landmark Arts Centre

force fields©Sally McKay


Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN

20 – 22 June 2014

On my stand I will display etching, drawing and painting

Friday 6.00pm – 8.30pm – Private View

Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm – Open to the public

Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm – Open to the public