Tap & Bottle | 64 Union St | London | SE1 1SG
3pm - 9pm | Wed – Sat | 11.01.22 – 26.02.22
PV | 4pm - 8pm | 06.02.22
Private Appointments Sun & Mon - Contact to Book
Liquid Afternoons highlights the ordinary objects and everyday memories taken from shared experiences inside and outside the home, overlapping domestic interiors and alfresco settings.
As 2022 marks Niamh Birch’s move to London to live new experiences, she launches her first solo show here, celebrating the nostalgia of a year’s work created during a time when togetherness has been a luxury, and time abroad has been liberating.
Birch paints to capture the unique, often unappreciated charm of everyday commodities. Nestled upon scattered tabletops, these objects, cornerstones of community, manage to weave memories, conversation and relationships through charming composition, form, and colour: “Notions of conversation and chatter whilst sitting around a table, sipping a drink, is where a lot of my ideas come alive”.
Nightcaps are poured, stories are told, connections are forged, nostalgia enfolds. These personal narratives are the foundations of Birch’s painting. Her lack of subjects allowing each of us to slip into her scenes, making them our own, her chosen objects becoming collective anchors for our own fond memories.
Experienced in reality at the Tap & Bottle, lose yourself revelling in the bright, indulgent, aesthetically pleasurable memories of Birch’s art. Whether that be sat upon the kitchen units with a cup of tea, bathing in the French heat, head back, eyes closed on a sun lounger, or watching that cat creep along the veranda as you sip your Gaget Morgon Cote du Py, enjoying the sunset.
TAP & BOTTLE
Liquid Afternoons is being hosted by London Bridge Wine Bar Tap & Bottle. Tap & Bottle is a stylish, up-and-coming wine bar bringing London a busy schedule of Fine Wine, Fine Art & Fine Conversation throughout 2022. Amongst their many other events, they will be hosting bi-monthly exhibitions showcasing the work of exciting emerging talent in the UK. Evolving in March to include talks, performances and more. Curated by Jack of BWG.