24th October 2016 

Crouch End Open Studios

Ply Gallery, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre

November 8th - 10th, 2016

Click here for a map, directions and transportation

My new painting, below, 'Between Showers' will be exhibited

News, About<BR>& Contact Details. Oct 16: Between Showers


Maureen Harrison was born in Burnley, Lancashire and studied Fine Art at Sheffield School of Art.

'After graduation I worked painting scenery for different TV and Theatre productions. A number of other unrelated jobs and a family commitments followed during which time I continued to exhibit with various groups around London and the North of England. I have been involved with Crouch End Open Studios for over 10 years.

To illustrate the urban landscape in decline, I choose strong forms in order to capture the drama of those spaces no longer needed, nor used as originally intended. Abandoned places have always interested me, with their mood of reflective romance. Even subjects perhaps considered mundane, when seen in our ever changing seasonal light, reveal a certain beauty not necessarily expected in modern cityscapes. The atmosphere of a piece is equally as important to me as the depiction of the subject. In this show I have concentrated on that particular point in time when a place becomes largely deserted, provoking questions which provide the narrative. Contrasting with these are lighter moments animated by the city’s occupants, both 2 and 4 legged inhabiting certain scenes.'

As you will see, my website is organised into different galleries by topic. If you are interested in viewing a painting in any of the galleries outside of exhibition times, please call or email me for an appointment, contact details below.

Maureen Harrison
Tel: (020) 8341 1071
email: click here

Ply Gallery, Hornsey Art Centre Map and Directions


By bus: the W7, W5, 41, 91, N41, N91, buses all run to Crouch End. Disembark at Crouch End Broadway and walk less than a minute to Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre.

By tube: Finsbury Park (W7-12 mins) Victoria/Piccadilly lines and National Rail, Archway (W5-10mins. 41-15mins) Northern Line, Turnpike Lane (41-15mins) Piccadilly line, Caledonian Road (91-20mins) Piccadilly line

By overground: Crouch Hill railway station to/from Gospel Oak and Barking. It’s a 10-minute walk north or W7, to Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre.

By train: Hornsey National Rail station to/from Moorgate, Welwyn Garden City and Hertford North. It’s a 15-minute walk south-west to Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre.

By Car: Crouch End has limited on street car parking and there is a small public car park behind Waitrose. There are two disabled spaces infront of the venue on Hatherley Gardens. We advise you take public transport to our venue.

By air: take a plane to London Stansted Airport and enjoy a fantastic choice of transport links to central London.