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Carolyn Gowdy ‘s Upcoming Show at London’s Chelsea Arts Club

THEATRE OF WOMEN is an exhibition of a series of limited edition hand-coloured etchings and collages. A number of these prints are based on a series of earlier works inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s classic, The Second Sex. With these prints Carolyn processes and integrates her personal experiences and observations into her art with the message that gender equality issues are as relevant for women today as ever.

The show runs from January 30 to February 18, 2018. There will be a private viewing on Tuesday, 30th January from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm., otherwise viewing is by appointment.

Chelsea Arts Club
143 Old Church Street
London, UK


January 26, 2018


A toast to the New Year! We’re looking forward to what lies ahead. Illustration by Carolyn Gowdy.

January 10, 2018

Ghosts and Christmas: Carolyn Gowdy in The Spectator Magazine

Here is a link to special Christmas 2017 issue of The Spectator Magazine. Carolyn has illustrated the Christmas Ghost Story by Andrew Michael Hurley. You can see the story and Carolyn’s illustration here.

December 15, 2017

Carolyn Gowdy’s Studio

May 4, 2017

Carolyn Gowdy’s Warm wishes for a season of sunshine and splendour.

These are two of Carolyn’s recent handcoloured etchings.


Dream Boat


Girl with Eye and Seashell

Carolyn is presenting a solo exhibition of her ongoing project ‘pOeM pEoPle at the Seaside’ during her residency at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout & Arthouse in Aldburgh, Suffolk, UK from 6 June to 20 June, 2015.

June 8, 2015

Carolyn Gowdy does up a Pumpkin


October 31, 2013

Radical Illustrations… Past, Present, Future


Radical Illustrators was a one-off issue of Illustrators Magazine No. 38 edited by George Snow and Robert Mason and published by the Association of Illustrators in England in 1981. This groundbreaking issue of Illustrators Magazine captured a moment in the art of illustration when young reactionary illustrators were rejecting the straightforward narrative approaches of the popular mainstream press and breaking new ground with radically new visual styles that have long since become the norm in illustration.

Contributors to Radical Illustrators included Edward Bell, Sue Coe, Georgeanne Deen, Catherine Denvir, Terry Dowling, Blair Drawson, Robert Ellis, Carolyn Gowdy, Anne Howeson, Rod Judkins, Andrzej Klimowski, Stewart Mackinnon, Robert Mason, Shinro Ohtake, Ian Pollock, Liz Pyle, Brothers Quay, Sol Robbins, Christine Roche, George Snow and Jake Tilson.

August 14, 2013

Greetings from Carolyn Gowdy

London News Desk

Adventures Unlimited Gazette


For those of you that were unable to attend the event on 9th. June ! Good News ! another chance to visit Carolyn’s Imaginary Garden installation and Magic Photo Booth. You will also find there a selection of affordable ‘Gowdyworks’, limited edition etchings and pigment prints.

Carolyn’s ‘Poem People’ stand will be at OPEN EAST FESTIVAL with the Art Car Boot Fair at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 27th July and Sunday 28th July, 2013 from 1.30 PM each day until at least 6PM. The Festival is open until 10pm each evening. Nearest tube is Stratford or Stratford International.

Once again Carolyn will be on the lookout for ‘Poem People’ to decorate the environment by asking friends, visitors, members of the public ‘What sort of flower are you?’ You will be able to take your photographic portrait print away with you.

Many delightful visitors visited the Imaginary Garden on 9th. June!! Below are just a few.


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July 22, 2013

Carolyn Gowdy : London News Desk Update


Carolyn is delighted to announce that her work has been accepted into the RA Summer Exhibition 2013!!!!! This is a first for her.
‘Bird Woman’, limited edition etching and aquatint, will perch in a frame on the wall there from 10 June – 18 August 2013.
We hope you will be able to visit the exhibition while it is on.


10 June – 18 August, 2013
(10am – 6 pm Saturday – Thursday) (10am – 10pm Friday)
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J OBD

June 6, 2013

Carolyn Gowdy Tanker

‘Tanker’ A/P Limited V/E edition etching and aquatint) hangs in THE LONDON GROUP CENTENARY OPEN-Part 1 (14 May-24 May) at The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ Exhibition finishes tomorrow, Friday. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.


May 23, 2013