6 November 2020 | Late Night Friday with Deborah Azzopardi at S&P Gallery, South Kensington, London

To comply with government guidelines, guests attending the event must always wear a face covering – unless exempt – and maintain social distancing. Please do not attend if you, or anyone you have been in close contact with have had any symptoms of coronavirus.

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Collectors’ Stories

“In 2002 I fell in love with Deborah Azzopardi’s work and Chi bought me a piece for Valentine’s Day. I call this piece Hot Lips! Fast forward to 2020 Deborah has released this beautiful book which I got for my birthday. To top it off she signed it for me!” Emma Cooke

 

“Locked and Secure! This art work – the name says it all – has been with me for over 25 years. Bought in London 1994 it first rested on a wall of my Chelsea flat for a few years. It followed me back to my hometown Zurich, Switzerland. Guests always notice it at first glance. ‘Is this a Lichtenstein?‘ No, it‘s an Azzopardi!‘ ‘Wow!‘ I just feel it has become a very part of my homes and life wherever I stayed and whatever wall it hung on. Locked and Secure, indeed! Deborah, thank you so much.” Roger Oberholzer

 

“This eye has been watching me for over 26 years! 🤭 He (and another of your works) caught MY eye back in the mid 90’s when I was half my age! His visage has invoked several reactions over the years! He was in my first ever flat…. in NW3. I remember a girlfriend covering him with a towel as she felt he was “watching” her 😆 He then moved to my office in NW6 where he reminded me to keep an eye on the detail!! It was good advice! He has always given me (and lately my Nephew) a great and positive energy! That is determination in his eye, not anger… and we can all learn from that! Especially in these days! Cheers for years of pleasure Deborah! And many years to come for my Nephew and his own.” Russel G.

 

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S&P Gallery Launch 15 September 2020, 7pm

Join us for an evening to celebrate The Smith & Partner collection of artworks.
Special guests Deborah Azzopardi & Miss Aniela will be attending. Guests have the opportunity to receive an exclusive artwork signed by Azzopardi herself when spending over £2000.
RSVP to confirm your spot on the guest list!

Contact: 020 3827 1388
gallery@smithandpartner.co.uk

58 Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London, SW7 4QT

 

11 September UPDATE

Smith and Partner have been working exceptionally hard behind the scenes to ensure all safety measures are set in place ahead of our launch on the 15th to keep both you and our staff free from any risk. Although the capacity is only for a ‘soft launch’, the Gallery welcomes any who may not be able to come on the 15th to visit from the 16th. Gallery opening times are: Monday – Friday 10:00-19:00. Saturday 10:00-17:00.

Hamptons Virtual Art Fair | 2-7 September 2020

Delighted to be part of the ‘A Girl Can Dream Summer in the Hamptons’ curation presented at Hamptons Virtual Art Fair by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery in an eye-catching 3D virtual reality video setting, so you perceive the size, relationship, and the aura of the piece with the necessary perspective to make decisions. Also, with a comprehensive 2D extension.

Don’t miss this unique Virtual Reality experience available on every type of device from desktop computers to mobile phones and tablets until Monday, 7th September. 

https://www.hamptonsvirtualartfair.com/cynthia-corbett-gallery/

 

Artist in Focus – Deborah Azzopardi

 

Has your art matured with you?

Experience is the best teacher of all. It  has taught me that my whole self, emotions and thoughts, are ‘in’ my work.   I think that’s what makes art powerful and reaches out to others. I wouldn’t like to be judged on any particular painting as it has taken me a lifetime of work.

Do you have a favourite piece of yours?

All of my art is my favourite!  The next painting is always the best and very exciting. It’s a constant feeling of loving the piece I just  finished and really loving the painting I haven’t yet started or maybe that I’m working on.

How quickly do you work?

I work slowly although I think  at top speed, I  can’t paint fast. Each painting can take 3 to 4 months to complete and that doesn’t include the preparation.

How do you feel when you work?

I am totally relaxed when working. Radio and audio books are wonderful company. There are many phone disruptions but my  biggest distraction is  the fridge.

Published by Rosenstiel’s. Be Inspired: https://www.rosenstiels.com/be-inspired/deborah-azzopardi/

 

Original works available from The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. View ’35 YEARS OF AZZOPARDI’ exhibition.

Flip through the exhibition catalogue:

https://bit.ly/35YearsOfAzzopardiCatalogue

Read the Press Release:

https://bit.ly/35YearsOfAzzopardiPressRelease

 

Essay by art critic Estelle Lovatt

Voiceover artist Faye Maughan

Video by Cristina Schek

 

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Deborah Azzopardi BBC Radio

BBC Radio Leicester Breakfast Show with J Carpenter.
In 1988, I painted the characters from the Walt Disney film, Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
Leicester Town Hall Square was transformed into a magical Walt Disney Christmas wonderland. The Disney Characters were life size. Sadly, the tape of the Christmas display is lost. I would so appreciate seeing any video recording that you may have taken at the time. I know it’s a long shot, but just thought I’d ask!
Please share to anyone you think could help and if you find the video, please send it to deborah@popartcollection.co.uk
Thank you.

Cynthia Corbett In Conversation with Jean Wainwright

Gallerist Cynthia Corbett in conversation with art historian and Warhol expert Jean Wainwright. Thank you for this inspiring discussion. 🙏

Jean Wainwright is an art historian, critic and curator living in London. Her areas of expertise are in contemporary art and photography, with particular reference to Andy Warhol, on whose life and works she is an internationally recognised expert. As a writer and academic she has published extensively in the contemporary arts field, contributing to numerous  catalogues and books as well as appearing on television and radio programmes (including Woman’s Hour, Today Programme, Channel Four and the BBC). Her Audio Arts Archive (begun in 1996) is still continuing and to date she has interviewed over a 1,800 international artists, makers, photographers, filmmakers and curators, 177 of her published interviews conducted for Audio Arts went online at the Tate in 2014.

 

Her international exhibitions include My Search for Andy Warhol’s Voice 2011 & 2012, Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, 2014, Gestures of Resistance, 2017, The Data Battlefield, 2017, Powerful Tides, 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea 2018, and Another Spring 2018.

 

Wainwright’s practice as an art critic most prominently features interviews with international artists, photographers, filmmakers and curators. Her interviews can be found in the numerous books and catalogues she has contributed to, and her work has been published extensively in the media, including Audio ArtsThe Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper TV (for which she won an IVCA award), Art WorldThe GuardianArt Review and Hotshoe.

 

As a presenter and interviewer, Wainwright has covered all the major art fairs and events over the past 15 years, including Frieze (London), Art Basel in Miami and Basel, the Venice Biennale and The Armory (New York).

 

Wainwright has also collaborated on a number of corporate arts projects for Futurecity, including Heathrow Terminal 2 (Slipstream), Grosvenor Waterside, Gilt of Cain, Ebbsfleet Valley and BT Connected World. She is also a consultant for Quintessentially Art. She is also a committee member of Fast Forward Women in Photography.

 

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