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Announcement: It is with great sadness that IAP Fine Art must announce the death of Chris Gollon on 25th April 2017. It was our great privilege to have represented him for 23years.

Chris Gollon has enjoyed many solo museum exhibitions, major museum acquisitions and public commissions. He exhibited at Art Chicago and also with Yoko Ono, David Bowie and Gavin Turk in ROOT, a crossover exhibition of contemporary music and art created by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, at Chisenhale Gallery, London.

His work attracts increasing acclaim in the national press and specialist arts press: The Independent Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, Gramophone and Aesthetica, BBC Radio 4, BBC1 News, and Alan Yentob’s BBC1 programme Imagine. His film collaboration with JABOD, entitled Kaleidomorphism One, was premiered in London at the East End Film Festival (2008). Novelist Sara Maitland’s book Stations of the Cross (Bloomsbury, London & New York 2009) was wholly inspired by and features Gollon’s paintings Fourteen Stations of the Cross, which were commissioned by the Church of St John on Bethnal Green, a grade-one listed Sir John Soane church in next to the Museum of Childhood. Chris Gollon was both First Artist in Residence and Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study (2009), Durham University, and accepted an invitation to return as Artist in Residence at St Maryʼs College Apr-Jun 2011.

Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art by art historian Tamsin Pickeral (Hyde & Hughes) was published in 2010, endorsed by Bill Bryson OBE. In 2014, he completed a unique collaboration with Grammy-nominated virtuoso Chinese accordionist Yi Yao, which was premiered to the public at the Henley Festival 2014. His highly-acclaimed solo exhibition in Guildford Cathedral (Feb 2014) ‘Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible’ became a major touring exhibition to English cathedrals in 2015-16. His diptych ‘St Ethelflaeda’ is currently on display in Romsey Abbey. In 2016, he embarked on an exercise in artistic “boundary crossing” with Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy, visually interpreting the songs from her new album NAKED MUSIC, with McEvoy then writing songs inspired by the paintings. This has now become the subject of a new book ‘NAKED MUSIC’ by Jackie Hayden (Hot Press, 2016). Chris Gollon is survived by his wife Anne and children Lawrence and Alice. Chris Gollon, born 14th January 1953, died 25th April 2017.

Based in central London for 22 yrs, IAP Fine Art has recently relocated to Monmouth in the beautiful Wye Valley. We are a contemporary fine art gallery, representing and exhibiting for sale the work of established British artists Chris Gollon and Maggi Hambling and in addition we publish prints by both artists. We also hold work by Peter Howson and Graham Sutherland.  To view paintings, drawings or prints, click: Artists. Please click on the About page to find out more about the gallery philosophy and location. We also help organise or co-curate exhibitions in museums and cathedrals. To subscribe to our monthly newsletter and mailing list for invitations, click here.

Kaleidomorphism One
18-min Blu ray film installation by Chris Gollon and JABOD (2008), featuring over 500 images of Chris Gollon’s paintings synchronized with music by Calexico, Paolo Conte and Gavin Bryars (with Tom Waits).


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Artistic “boundary crossing” with Eleanor McEvoy continues

The Gollon/McEvoy project NAKED MUSIC is ever-gathering momentum and now leads to ‘Gimme Some Wine’, a new McEvoy song and 23 new Gollon paintings to be seen and heard a first time in our brand new gallery space.  The 2016 album NAKED MUSIC of Eleanor McEvoy’s latest songs, some of which she has co-written with Dave Rotheray of The Beautiful South; […]

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