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May 2017

One of my drawings of Granary Square will enter the collection of the Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum in China later this year as part of the Priseman Seabrook Contemporary British Painting collection.

December 2017 The Lovely Gallery

Two of the Market Paintings are showing in The Winter Art Fair (10-23 December 2016) at The Lovely Gallery, 140 Sydenham Road, London SE26 5JZ.


November 2017 Appreciating Still Life - Beauty in the Everyday

Flower stall (Bogota, Colombia), oil on board, 100 x 100cm


Four of the Market Paintings were featured in Cavaliero Finn's exhibition at Brixton East (25-27 November 2016), exploring contemporary interpretations of the still life tradition. Find out more here


November 2017 The Discerning Eye

Juice Stall, Quito, selected by Sacha Craddock at the Discerning Eye 2016


A further four of the Market Paintings were selected for The Discerning Eye exhibition (17-27 November 2016). Two paintings were selected by artist Chris Orr, and one each by artist Dan Coombs and critic Sacha Craddock. This is the fifth time I have shown in The Discerning Eye.

The Mall Galleries, Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, London SW1.

Thursday 17 November to Sunday 27 November 2016


12 July 2016 My painting Burling Gap 24 June 2016 is Painting of the Day on www.contemporarybritishpainting.com

12 April 2016 Works on Paper

Drawings for the Granary Square triptych will be included in this exhibition at the Lovely Gallery. Open 23 April to 15 May. Thursday to Sunday 12-6pm 10.30-6pm


Private View on Friday 23rd April 6-9pm


The Lovely Gallery, 140 Sydenham Road, London SE26 5JZ


4 April 2016 Dulwich Festival

Paintings of Granary Square will be on show at Cavaliero Finn for the Dulwich Festival. Open two weekends on 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th May 10.30-6pm or by appointment


Private View on Friday 6th May 6-9pm


Cavaliero Finn268 Croxted Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 9DA


18 March 2016 Jane Newbery

Jane Newbery Gallery is showing Car Boot Sale and others of my paintings of London. Jane Newbery, 33 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BN.


The triptych of Granary Square, London, commissioned by Townshend Landscape Architects is now completed. The triptych seeks to capture the life of Granary Square, the new public space at the centre of the King's Cross development, which was designed by Townshends.


The triptych commission, with related studies and paintings of Granary Square, can be seen on the Gallery pages

31 October 2015 Life Between Buildings is a group exhibition hosted by Spinach and curated by Connie Gallagher, presenting work from artists who use and translate their experience of the urban environment. Life Between Buildings showcases a range of different processes including drawing, painting, photography, print, and collage. Each work is connected by a shared experience of living in London. I will be showing paintings from the A Place to Live series alongside the sketchbook with the original newpaper cuttings of estate agents ads which were the source for the paintings. Other artists in the show are: Stephen Carter, Marta Corada, Paul Dewis, Connie Gallagher, Ben Hart, Chloe Gough, Natwood Signs.

Spinach, 144 Liverpool Road, London N1 1LA. 31 October 2015 to January 2016. Private View 6-9pm on 12 November 2015. Access to Spinach is through a black iron gate for The Maple Business Centre, opposite The Hop and Berry.Please ring the buzzer for Spinach to be given entry. Event information and invitation here

16 July 2015
I have been recently working on a seSries of drawings and working studies in oil for a private commission. These will come together as a triptych depicting Granary Square at King's Cross, London.

20 February 2015
IN THE CITY will tour to the East Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts in Summer 2018.

19 December 2014
An article in which I write about the A Place to Live paintings is published in The Jackdaw this month.

28 November 2014
I am showing three new paintings of markets in Argentina at Cavaliero Finn Christmas Open House 28 to 30 November. 268 Croxted Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 9DA. www.cavalierofinn.com

18 September 2014
IN THE CITY will be featured in Wall Street Institute magazine.

10 September 2014
Recent paintings from the A Place to Live series have been selected by Simon Martin, Director of Pallant House Museum and collector Dr Giles Brown for The Discerning Eye 2014 exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, 13 to 24 November 2014. This is the fourth time my work has been selected for The Discerning Eye.

8 September 2014
IN THE CITY is featured in State magazine, a publication which is distributed to galleries and libraries.

20 May 2014
My painting 'Over a cuppa' is reproduced in the new issue of the London magazine, alongside an article about the Lovely Gallery.

22 April 2014
Dates are now confirmed for the show I am curating at the Lion and Lamb Gallery, which will open on 19 September 2014. The show, titled In The City, brings together painters whose work reflects the experience of everyday life in cities. The exhibition raises questions about how the individual cultures of painting interact with the cultures of different cities. Conceived in London, it also includes works reflecting on cities in the United States and Canada, Latin America, and the Indian subcontinent. The Lion and Lamb Gallery is home to the painting magazine Turps Banana and provides a space for painters to curate painting shows: a kind of platform where artists can examine current practices in painting, take works from their usual contexts and experiment with new juxtapositions. www.lionandlambgallery.com

10 April 2014
I am showing work in three exhibitions during May. Life in the City is a solo exhibition at the Freespace Gallery, in the heart of a community Health Centre in Kentish Town, featuring paintings of people going about their everyday lives in London. Simultaneously at the New Space Gallery, within a nearby Medical Centre, a small selection from the A Place to Live Series will be on view. Meanwhile, the recently opened Lovely Gallery in Sydenham is including several of my paintings in their Spring Show which includes ex-Camberwell College of Art artists Tony Farrell, Julie Held and Peter Clossick. Finally, Cavalliero Finn has selected some of my new paintings to show in their Open House for the Dulwich Festival.

11 February 2014
The next showing of the A Place to Live series of paintings is at the Peacock Gallery in Reading. This exhibition presents an extensive selection, including new previously unexhibited works from the series, which now amounts to over 60 paintings. PRIVATE VIEW: 6-8pm, Friday 28 February. Exhibition dates: 1-28 March. Peacock Gallery, Peacock Gallery, Maiden Erlegh School, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS. 0118 926 2467 http://peacockgallery.wordpress.com

14 November 2013
One of my paintings was reproduced today in City AM newspaper in a feature on The Discerning Eye exhibition which opens today. 11 June 2013
As one of the selectors of this year's The Discerning Eye , the artist Eileen Hogan has invited me to show in the exhibition. The Discerning Eye is an open submission exhibition, and the selectors can also nominate artists to invite to exhibit. This will be the third time I have shown work in The Discerning Eye, but the first time as one of the nominated artists. Eileen Hogan currently has a wonderful exhibition at The Fleming Collection, London, of paintings of Ian Hamilton Finlay's gardens at Little Sparta. See more of her work at www.eileenhogan.co.uk

20 May 2013
I have just confirmed the arrangements for a solo exhibition at the Peacock Gallery in Reading. The Gallery is based at Maiden Erlegh School, and I will be showing a selection of the Place to Live series of paintings there in March 2014.

9 April 2013
The curator Meryl Doney has now completed the installation of the Developing Artists project in the offices of Devonshires Solicitors, Finsbury Circus, London. Devonshires solicitors specialise in housing, civic architecture and social regeneration. The project shows work by artists whose work represents  urban themes. Meryl has selected six of my paintings to include in the project. They will be on view at Devonshires for two years until April 2015 and can be seen by appointment. Please contact me to arrange a viewing. 

22 February - 22 March 2013
A Place to Live 19 has been selected for the Open cueB exhibition at cueB Gallery, 325 Brockley Road, London SE4 2QZ. www.cuebgallery.com . The Private view is on Friday 22 February 7-9pm.

11 February 2013
I have been invited to put on a solo exhibition at the Freespace Gallery at Kentish Town Health Centre, London. The exhibition will take place across two small scale exhibition spaces in May 2014.

4 December - 12 December 2012
A Place to Live is now open at DREAMSPACE GALLERY. Journalist for The Independent Kate Burtt has written enthusisastically about the show on her blog Your Home is Lovely  (scroll down for the review)

12 November 2012
Now confirmed I will be showing the A Place to Live series of paintings in a solo exhibition at Dreamspace Gallery, Craftwork Studios, 3 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y 8NA. The Private View is on Tuesday 4 December from 6 to 9pm. The Gallery is also open late on Friday 7 December till 9pm.
More information from www.adrem.uk.com/dreamspace

15 October 2012
This autumn season of exhibitions begins with the Affordable Art Fair at Battersea Park (25-28 October), where I am showing paintings with Cavaliero Finn on Stand D5.
Following that, Cavaliero Finn are also showing my work at their Winter Show on the weekend of 17 & 18 November at 268 Croxted Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 9DA. More information from www.cavalierofinn.com

2 May 2012
A blog feature on the A Place to Live paintings has appeared:
http://yourhomeislovely.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/urban-art-by-trevor-burgess.htm

30 April 2012
I will be showing some paintings at Cavaliero Finn as part of the Dulwich Festival Open House weekend on 11 and 12 May. The exhibition is  open 10.30am - 6pm at Cavaliero Finn, 268 Croxted Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 9DA10. www.cavalierofinn.com 

November 2011
My painting A Place to Live 11 was awarded the Regional Prize London & South East at The Discerning Eye 2011 exhibition.

13 October 2011
I  speak about the influence of Spanish artists on my work in a feature on Spanish culture in The Guardian Weekend supplement on Saturday 22 October 2011.

 16 September 2011
My painting "Action for the Elderly" has been selected for The London Group exhibition at The Cello Factory, Waterloo, London SE1. The exhibition runs from 20 to 29 October 2011.   www.thelondongroup.com

16 September 2011
Six paintings from my new series, "A Place to Live", have been selected by Time Out art critic Ossian Ward for The Discerning Eye 2011 at the Mall Galleries. The exhibition runs from 10 to 20 November 2011. www.discerningeye.org

15 August 2011
My next solo exhibition "A Place to Live" will be at the Paul McPherson Gallery in Greenwich from 17 to 29 October 2011. The Gallery is open 12-5pm Monday, 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 2.30pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.  www.paulmcphersongallery.com  

28 January 2011

I am showing some paintings through February at StART SPACE, 150 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG. The gallery is open 12 to 6pm Saturdays,  9am to 3pm Sundays, and at other times by appointment.

Further information: www.startspace.co.uk   email: contact@startspace.co.uk

5 November 2010

Some of my paintings will be shown in Open House at Cavalliero Finn in Herne Hill, London on the weekend of 19 to 21 November 2010.

Further information: www.cavalierofinn.com

1 September 2010

I am participating in the Open Studios at APT Studios in Deptford, where I will be showing new, recent paintings. The Open Studios take place from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September as part of Deptford X.

APT Studios, Harold Works, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.

Further information: www.aptstudios.org

15 December 2009

I am showing some new paintings in an exhibition called "Captured" at Catmose Arts, Catmose College, Cold Overton Road, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6NU. The exhibition runs from Friday 8 January to Wednesday 10 February 2010. 

Gallery opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5pm. Sat 10am - 1pm.

Private view: Thursday 7 January 6-8pm

Further information: www.catmosecollege.com   tel: 01572 722286

3 April 2009

My work has been selected by Mark Wallinger to be included in the Creekside Open 2009. The exhibition runs from 4-21 June 2009 at the APT Gallery, Harold Works, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA. Opening hours Thursday to Saturday 12-5pm. Other times by appointment. Tel. 020 8694 8344. www.creeksideopen.org

22 February 2009 

The exhibition "Ars Artis Gratia at the Rivington Gallery, London has been extended until 14th March 2009. There will be an informal viewing at the gallery on Sunday 1 March from 2 to 4.30pm. All welcome.

Rivington Gallery, 69 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY.

Further information from rivingtongallery@gmail.com Tel: 020 7729 5090