The Crypt Gallery is available for hire throughout the year for art exhibitions.
Painting, drawing and stitching
South London Women Artists
3 - 22 March 2020
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm
Sundays from 1pm to 4 pm
in the Crypt Hall.
(Access via lift or stairs)
The Crypt Hall is often occupied for meetings so please check with Parish Office (020 7935 7315) before planning your visit.
The Crypt Hall in St Marylebone Parish Church hosts a year-round programme of art exhibitions. Its fabulous central London location close to Baker Street and Marylebone High Street is perfect for promoting the work of a wide variety of exhibitors. This very well presented space in the crypt of the parish church is situated in a vibrant and busy central London location, benefiting from large amounts of public foot flow.
Gallery space seats 60 people, standing reception up to 150 people.
The meticulous drawings are imagined cross-sections of the trees in the churchyard
The trees in the Church Garden were the inspiration behind an art exhibition. In June 2018, 'A Meditation on time' showcased drawings of seeds found in the grounds around St Marylebone Church Garden.
After working in finance Patricia Swanell decided to follow her heart and study art full time, doing both her BA and MA at City and Guilds of London Art School.
Patricia’s delicate graphite drawings matched the current profile and circumference of each tree. At the centre of each drawing was a seed or cutting from a tree that represented both the starting point of the tree and its future. The passage of time was subtly portrayed through rings of writing repeating that tree’s characteristics – common name, Latin name, location and the date – echoing the endless repetition of the seasons through time.
You can see a film of Patricia Swannell’s work here: