London Ultra Extravaganza

Mary will be participating in the London Ultra Art Extravaganza in October/November

She will be showing 6 paintings from her Deep Blue Ocean Series. Details below:

Your invitation to: The London Ultra @ Bargehouse, OxoTower Wharf,
Bargehouse St, Bankside SE1 9PH

31st October – 10th November 2019 | Open daily 11am - 6pm

Preview Party: Thursday 31 October 6pm I Open theme Fancy Dress
With Live Performances throughout the evening 7.30pm Prize Giving

The Free Painters and Sculptors Collective are delighted to invite you to the London Ultra 2019

Back for its second year, The London Ultra is a unique exhibition format that brings together artists and performers from a multitude of disciplines in an art extravaganza at London's iconic Bargehouse.

Visitors are invited to discover a multi-sensory spectacular of over one hundred artists, showcasing styles ranging from traditional to eccentric, conceptual to accidental and from minimalist compositions to opulent installations and intriguing abstractions. Providing a take home piece to suit every visitor.

Paintings, sculpture, installations and photography are carefully grouped in curated sections, including The Artist's Garden, Gaia’s Room and The Luminism Room, deliberately breaking conventional definitions and themes.

Highlights include the return of Michael Hempstead, the winner of last years London Ultra Award, who will present a room of invisible white paintings. We will be screening Gideon Mendel's film The Drowning World:The Water Chapters and Senara Hodges-Wilson's beautiful documentation of The Red Rebels: The Sea Is Rising And So Are We. Bob Spriggs has created ‘Community,' a five metre tall scintillating and hypnotic installation of magnetised floating glass flasks. Kevin Vincenzo presents Pop Surrealism an eye watering series of Popcorn sculptures! Erin Ross’s ‘Lower Anthropocene’ is a breath taking and poignant installation depicting a desolate and burnt out landscape with singed taxidermy. We are also delighted to be working with Output Arts' installation of Sky - an immersive interactive piece, together with Nest and Flow evoking a volcanic eruption nearby.

Designer, dancer and computational artist Clémence Debaig will be presenting ‘BOTHER’ and ‘Join Me Inside’ two interactive installations inviting the audience to directly influence the destiny of the artworks. Not to mention Uriya Urik'swalk in Extended Mind and finally, we would like to highlight ‘Illuminations of the Soul’, a meditative and immersive AV piece by Mehrak Davoudi.

Live immersive performances are scheduled throughout the Preview Party on Thursday evening, kicking off at 6pm with movement production company StreamMovement, a multidisciplinary platform of movers and artists, directed by Adrian Del Arroyo. During the opening, a life size hologram will be projected onto the front entrance, presented by Cadelle, who is joining us all the way from South Africa. This will guide you into the main entrance where you will find ‘Ultra’ and 'The best of ....." two huge 2.5 by 2.5 metre interactive virtual reality tableaux.

To attend the Preview Party, please register for free via Eventbrite and note that due to the event landing on Halloween, we are encouraging an open theme fancy dress policy, to add an extra layer of drama and fun to the occasion. Guests arriving in conventional attire will be asked to make a £10 cash donation on the door.

The London Ultra @ The Bargehouse is presented by FPS, The Free Painters and Sculptors, an artist-led organisation dedicated to creating the necessary networks for artistic exchange, exposure, sales opportunities, and ultimately sustainability. Three cash prizes will be awarded to the most imaginative, skilled and original entries.

If you would like more information and/or more images etc please contact the curator Sally Buchanan at

Bargehouse, OxoTower Wharf, Bargehouse St, Bankside, SE1 9PH
Nearest tubes Southwark, Waterloo and Blackfriars.


Featuring at The Lexi Cinema

Elemental Journeys



Mary Romer

Monday 16 September - Monday 14 October
Private View Tuesday 17th September 6 - 8.30pm
The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise NW10 3JU

A series of abstract paintings that recall sensations of a nomadic childhood spent in East Africa and Arabia.
Through the materiality of paint Mary evokes the rich textures and colours conveying the sensory recollections of her experience.

The Lexi Cinema is an outstanding arts cinema supporting the local community in Kensal Rise.



Where the Light comes In

Mary is showing a new series of paintings

The Frivoli Gallery

7a Devonshire Road,
Chiswick W4 2EU
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 11-5pm

The Frivoli gallery is a long established gallery set in a West London townhouse with a changing collection of original works in many disciplines.




Friends of Holland Park Art Exhibition

Mary will be showing several works at this delightful annual show

The Orangery, Holland Park

on Sat 6 th April 1.00pm-6.00pm, and then from Sun 7th April - Sun 14th April 2019, 10:30am-6.00pm

in association with The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Car Park entrance; is on Abbotsbury Road W14

Tumult: Oil on handmade Khadi Paper



Painting as Terrain Exhibition

Mary is displaying work at this exhibition
from 19th January to 26th April 2019 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm). Free admission

The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church

17 Marylebone Road, London NW15LT
with private view 22nd January 6 - 8pm

View PDF file of the "Painting as Terrain" Catalogue

Full details below