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This inaugural Family Trio exhibition brings together the drawings of Jenny Kallin with the work of her two daughters, Sophie and Phoebe. Expect to see three different styles of art from one supportive, inter-generational family network.

Jenny works in ink and gouache, inspired by her extensive dollshouse collection and the art of Kubin. Her dreamlike drawings are at once both nostalgic and claustrophobic. Jenny studied art at Guildhall, when her children were school-aged, inspiring her daughters while learning herself. She has since exhibited with multiple art groups and is still producing artwork many years on. Sophie and Phoebe both have other part-time careers and school-aged children. They started their art careers in March 2021, when the schools reopened, supporting and encouraging each other along the way.

Sophie is a textile artist creating scenes of London with only scraps and her sewing machine. She captures the juxtapositions of the hard concrete and steel of London architecture with the soft, textural layers of fabric. Her interest in the cityscape and in fabric stems partly from her study of anthropology and her work for TfL. She developed an innovative way of working, and loves to reuse, giving unwanted textiles a new purpose in her art. See Instagram @sewthescene and www.sewthescene.co.uk.

Phoebe is an illustrator who captures childhood moments and moods in her own distinctive greyscale style. She took up drawing upon discovering the work of Susan Valadon, bringing her perceptive eye from her background in museum  family learning. Her young children’s  emotions and playfulness also inspire much of her work. She loves experimenting with fast lines, bold shade and simple backgrounds. See Instagram @drawnoutdrawnin.

The work of these three family artists comes together to create a rich, atmospheric show, with its different, unsentimental portrayals of childhood, nostalgia and London.

Opening hours

The Family Trio will be exhibiting at Lauderdale House’s Upper Gallery during gallery opening times from Wednesday 11 May to Monday 6 June 2022.

Please note that the gallery may close at short notice due to private events. To avoid disappointment, please check our most up-to-date opening hours by clicking here or calling us on 020 8348 8716 the day before your visit.

The usual gallery opening hours are:

  • Monday / Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday: 11am - 3pm
  • Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Gallery

By Phoebe Bowman

Black and white illustration of two children seated with their heads in their hands

By Sophie Levi-Kallin

Textile cityscape

By Jenny Kallin

Detailed painting of houses

By Sophie Levi-Kallin

Textile portrait of Lauderdale House

By Phoebe Bowman

Black and white ink drawing of a child with a buggy

By Jenny Kallin

Dollhouse-interior inspired painting