B.K. Skeggs and Friends: A Lifetime in Art

A Lifetime in Art will be on display 24 June-September 2018 at 12-23 in The Three Stags.

The Three Stags will be transformed into a living, breathing art show and sustainability installation.

A Lifetime in Art provides an excellent platform for the public to debate and discuss sustainability and other key issues concerning the British public today. One installation will focus on the topic of ocean plastics and the impending crisis in our seas, encouraging action to reduce ocean pollution.

Continuing on the theme of sustainability, the exhibition will host Ness Knight, a young explorer and sustainability champion. Knight will be giving a presentation about her next expedition, Expedition Plastic, on the opening night of the exhibition. The expedition will be a single handed and unassisted sail around the British Isles to raise awareness of pollution in our oceans. After Knight embarks on her sail, The Three Stags will be showing her live location on screen.

The Three Stags is a unique venue for hosting an exhibition on sustainability; the pub serves only the finest, ethically sourced produce alongside excellent craft ales and wines. You can even find a living hive of honey-producing bees on the roof of the pub!

A Lifetime in Art will be featuring several artists, all at different stages in their careers.

B.K. Skeggs has spent a lifetime as a commercial artist, interior designer and sculptor. He has worked for some of the finest private houses in the UK and several restaurants, including the original Bombay Bicycle Club in Wandsworth, Chez Max in Kew, and The Granaries Club in Croydon. Additionally, Skeggs has a large catalogue of restoration work for Sugg Lighting and the House of Lords.

Tom Shedden was born and raised in Crystal Palace, London, however, Shedden's parents come from Canada and Australia. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1997, and began painting in 2005. His work has its roots in a childhood of foreign travel and adventure; the impressions left on him growing up in close proximity to sculpted gardens of Crystal Palace Park have led him to search for his own paradise through art. Shedden’s artwork can currently be seen in a collaboration between the Saatchi Gallery and the Hyatt Regency in London.

Ed Murray is a bronze sculptor whose work will be installed above the bar. Ed is part of a bronze foundry collective based in Suffolk called Butley Mills Studios.