Last Thursday evening saw Over-Seas House at full capacity for the highly anticipated opening to Illustrated Guide to London, our blockbuster Summer exhibition. With 250+ guests it was a truly remarkable occasion enjoyed by all, including the exhibiting artists, friends and family and even a cameo from some of London's local celebrities.
Illustrated Guide to London, which is on view in the Central Lounge until 25 September brings together a curated collection of artists and designers who have captured the essence of London in both a commercial and artistic sense.
The exhibition which spans the ground and 1st floors, includes a commission of Royal Over-Seas League's Over-Seas House drawn by illustrator Katie Ponder, who recently designed the 2022 Royal Mail Christmas stamp Nativity series.
Katie Ponder, Royal Over-Seas League (2023), Giclée print, 42 x 29.7cm - Image courtesy of the artist
George Skeggs, AKA Soho George was one of many guests who enjoyed the opening
If you are visiting London this summer, be sure to take the time to explore this thoughtful collection of works curated by ROSL Visual Arts Curator Robin Footitt. There is also a reading room corner in the Central Lounge by award-winning publisher of documentary photography Café Royal Books, reproductions self-published music zines from the early 1980s by Kevin Bagnall and artist monographs by Ed Gray and Ben Edge.
Illustrated Guide to London, installation view, ROSL Clubhouse, London