Fousion Gallery

In Between Space, Time and a Pattern of Chaos

1 October – 20 November 2020

Fousion Gallery, C/ de la Carassa 4, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Phil Ashcroft:

29 February – 28 March 2020

Moonbeams opened at Bearspace Gallery on 28 February and was due to end on 28 March. During the lockdown period the exhibition has remained installed. The gallery is currently closed but will reopen when it is safe to do so. Works are available to view and buy online here[Last update 1 September 2020]

BEARSPACE is pleased to present a new body of this dynamic artist’s work, taking his cultivated graphic style to paint coastal landscapes with a touch of the urban edge, developed in his studio in Woolwich, South East London. Using a limited palette of two or three colours such as scarlet red and cerise alongside black and silver, these new paintings hark back to his background in screenprint, illustration and graphic art.

Rock faces and glass-like surfaces are interjected with shingle and breaking waters using a combination of hard-edge flat abstract shapes and freehand brushwork. These paintings seem to hold an urban spirit of space surrounded by mass but also manage to draw you into the drama of the scenery.

Phil Ashcroft created these works based on several specific landscapes in North Devon and Pembrokeshire. In August 2019 he completed the North Devon Art Residency (NDAR) and created a series of works based on his time spent there. He has also taken inspiration from the seascapes of nearby Abereiddy in Wales.

BEARSPACE Gallery, 152 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PQ
Open Wednesday-Friday, 10am-3pm, Saturday 10am-6pm

Image: Phil Ashcroft, Combe Martin I, acrylic on canvas, 102 x 76cm, 2019. Photo: Tobi Jenkins, 2020

Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Six Days in December
, curated by Martin Gayford
Exhibition Dates: 7-15 December 2019

Preview: Friday 6 December 2019, 6.30-8.30pm
Open Thursday-Sunday 12-5pm

Anna Jung Seo, Brigitte Parusel, David Oates, Dominic Kennedy, Henry Ward, Holly Hendry, Howard Dyke, Iain Paxon, Martin Gayford, Nicky Hodge, Phil Ashcroft, Sacha Meaden, Sarah Woodburn

Thames-Side Studios Gallery, Thames-Side Studios,
Harrington Way, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London SE18 5NR.

I’ll be exhibiting a couple of prints at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair at the Thames-Side Print Studios stand from 7-10 November. Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is the largest of its kind in the UK and the only one in London dedicated purely to contemporary printmaking. Once again it’ll be at the same great venue in the new creative district. Well worth a trip to Woolwich.

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Blue Lagoon Abereiddy, landscape format, acrylic on canvas, 121 x 91cm, 2019

Blue Lagoon Abereiddy, portrait format, acrylic on canvas, 121 x 91cm, 2019

As Yet Untitled Large Painting, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 140cm, 2019

Carried Away, Endless Love, both acrylic on canvas, 61 x 46cm, 2017, bespoke frames by Thurgood Design

ASU1, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 25cm, 2017,bespoke frame by Thurgood Design



IMG_5780_700pxFramed Small Paintings by Thurgood Design, available, contact


Thames-Side Studios Gallery: London Graphics, curated by Phil Ashcroft (10-25 November 2018)
Richard Woods, Sinta Tantra, Swifty, Rob Swain, Supermundane, Saffron Frameworks, Dan Mather, Cedar Lewisohn, Paul Hetherington, modern activity, CHK Design, Gerry Buxton, Will Barras, Barnbrook, Phil Ashcroft

A select crew of Thames-Side Studios-based graphic artists and makers meet London-based painters and designers Ashcroft has worked with, been inspired by, or been a fan of over the years.

London Graphics was one of a-n News five recommended UK shows:

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Above: London Graphics installation view photography: Justin Webb Photography
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Above: Dan Mather (left), Phil Ashcroft (right), photo: Justin Webb Photography

Thames-Side Studios Gallery, Thames-Side Studios
Harrington Way, off Warspite Road
Royal Borough of Greenwich, London SE18 5NR.

Live Painting for HKYAF at Taikoo Park, Hong Kong (22-24 March 2018)


Live painting in Taikoo Park Hong Kong to help raise funds for Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation for disadvantaged youths.

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Phil Ashcroft | SIBLEYSPARLING, Painter Maker, Henry Saywell, London (8-22 December 2017)



Photos above courtesy Henry Saywell, preview and instal photos below by Christopher Andreou

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Painter Maker
Exhibition Dates: 8-22 December 2017
Preview: Thursday 7 December 2017, 18.00-21.00

Henry Saywell, 291 Lillie Road, Fulham, London SW6 7LL. T. 020 73811 774.
Open Monday-Saturday, 10.00-17.30.

Henry Saywell is delighted to present Painter Maker, bringing together the paintings of Phil Ashcroft and makings of SIBLEYSPARLING in a display of works to enhance your environment and mood.

Though the result of very different processes the canvases of graphic artist Phil Ashcroft and the furniture of designer SIBLEYSPARLING do share remarkable similarities.

Materials and process drive SIBLEYSPARLING’s design ethos, creating pieces that consist of clean lines and functionality interspersed with a splash of colour. Her inventiveness combining materials to see how they interact and the conversations that can be formed in colour, texture and form create her unique bespoke homeware pieces.

For Painter Maker SIBLEYSPARLING will show work from her ‘Låda’ collection alongside a selection of new designs, including work from a collaboration with textile designer Sunny Todd.

Phil Ashcroft’s gestural, emotive paintings combine a flattened out 1980s style art deco and graffiti influences, with references to American abstraction which often threaten to overwhelm the upper sections of his canvases. For Painter Maker he presents new, and previously unseen, small and medium-scale works.

Artist Biographies
Phil Ashcroft

Phil Ashcroft is a painter and graphic artist based at Thames-Side Studios, London. Recent exhibitions include Distilled, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London; Fallout, CANAL, London (solo, 2016); Cave Paintings, Lewisham Arthouse, London (solo, 2015). He was a finalist in the John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. His first book Solar System Parameters, containing an essay by Paul Hobson, director Modern Art Oxford, was published in 2013.

Since graduating in 2015, designer and maker Ella Mae Sibley Sparling has set up the design studio SIBLEYSPARLING, exhibited her work nationally and won several awards including the DKP Gallery Award for Outstanding Creativity. She has worked on both private interior commissions and for commercial brands, such as Paul Smith.

Ella is currently working on Momentum, an exciting collaborative project with a group of designers, where the work of each informs and inspires new designs by others. With some impressive outcomes already in place she is excited to see where this project continues in 2018.

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preview photos below by Christopher Andreou, courtesy Henry Saywell

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Above: Runner, acrylic on canvas, 121 x 91cm, 2017, photo: Tom Horak

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Endless Love, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 46cm, 2017. Photo: Tom Horak


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