Located on Kensington Church Street – well known for its fine art galleries and antiques stores – Calken Gallery is an independent, contemporary art gallery that showcases the work of Royal Academy, Landseer Prize-winning sculptor Michael Talbot. Housing the largest collection anywhere in the world of his beautiful and elegant bronze figurative sculptures, Calken Gallery also supplies his stunning artwork to a growing number of prestigious art galleries in the UK and around the world.
The gallery was established in January 2012 as a collaboration between a small group of highly talented and experienced artists, led by Michael Talbot. Its investment in key artists, such as Michael Talbot and Denise Dutton, allows the artists to fully explore their creative potential to the greatest extent; this in turn means that buyers of their art will see the cherished artwork grow in significance as the artists flourish.
The gallery also regularly hosts exhibitions of work by a renowned group of artists. In November, Calken will be hosting the exhibition A poetic liberation of the spirit from 19th to 25th November, showcasing the artwork of David Cottingham. Mr Cottingham is the vice president of the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society, the largest life-drawing collective in London; after studying sculpture at Saint Martin’s School of Art, David worked as a picture editor for BBC Worldwide before becoming a full-time artist in 2003. The exhibition is free, and visitors will of course also be able to view the main collection at the same time. The exhibition is being hosted in collaboration with VC Art.
Do head down to Calken Gallery in November to view their latest exhibition, or head down any day of the week to view the stunning permanent collection. A selection of gallery’s artworks – sculptures by Michael Talbot and paintings by Edo Kaaij – are shown in this post.
117 Kensington Church Street