Gallery 289: All Kinds Of Naughty

03 September 21

Posted at 6:31

Gallery 289: All Kinds Of Naughty

Gallery 286 c/o Gallery featuring triptych of images ©Dean Chalkley / Ciaran O'shea and Glove in Glass by Rod Melvin.



All Kinds Of Naughty arrives at the very special Gallery 286 in Earls Court Road West London.

After the PV on 7th September there will be some limited opportunities to visit the show in this space, Wednesday September 15th 12.00-6.00 pm and Wednesday September 22nd 12.00-6.00 pm.

We would recommend messaging the gallery for exact entry information HERE

Gallery 286 is a private art gallery situated in a Victorian terraced house in Earl’s Court, London SW5.

Book Of Man: Media Week Award Nomination

31 August 21

Posted at 7:33

Book Of Man: Media Week Nomination

©Dean Chalkley / Book of Man



The Book of Man's "Own Your Future" project has been nominated for the Media Week Award. The project photographed by Dean earlier this year encourages open honest dialogue about identity, body image, self esteem, hopes and dreams. 

Alex Teng is photographed here, the words are his own.

The Media Week Awards are one of the most highly prized awards in advertising. Judged by an expert panel made up of leaders from across the media and marketing industries.



Emma Noble: We Gonna Live Forever

31 August 21

Posted at 6:48

Emma Noble: We Gonna Live Forever

©Dean Chalkley



Dean photographed the artwork for Emma Noble's dynamic single release 'We Gonna Live Forever'. The overhead shadow play graphic image expresses the joy and energy this record contains.

Emma Noble is making great new music from a Soul perspective, the track can be heard on all music platforms and is available as download.

The Observer: Nikki Amuka-Bird

31 August 21

Posted at 6:02

The Observer: Niki Amuka-Bird

©Dean Chalkley



Dean recently photographed actor Nikki Amuka-Bird for The Observer Magazine. The feature coincided with the release of 'Old' the latest M Night Shyamalan film in which Nikki features. Many will recognise Nikki from the TV she is a very well known face on the smaller screen especially from popular drama's including 'Luther'.

Writter Rebecca Nicholson interviewed Nikki for this piece the article explains Nikki's history, past and future acting projects.

Dean photographed Nikki in West London, Styling was by Fashion Editor Jo Jones, Hair by Jason Brookes, Make-up by Kenneth Soh.


All Kinds Of Naughty: The Stash Gallery London

30 July 21

Posted at 8:42

All Kinds Of Naughty: The Stash Gallery London



The bohemian members club Vout-O-Reenees in Aldgate are now the hosts for the first London reveal of 'All Kinds Of Naughty'. Vout-O-Reenees has it's own exhibition space called 'The Stash Gallery' both are located under a church in 30 Prescot St, London, E1 8BB. The details of the opening times are on the poster . 

Rolling Stone: Amy Winehouse

13 July 21

Posted at 1:51

Rolling Stone: Amy Winehouse

©Dean Chalkley / Camera Press 



Rolling Stone Magazine France has a very special cover this month, this beautiful image of Amy Winehouse by Dean.

On September 14th 2021 Thames & Hudson will be releasing a book containing photographs of the iconic singer by Dean and other photographers and in November 2021 The Design Museum will present an Exhibition dedicated to Amy as well, both the Book and the Exhibition are curated by Naomi Parry, Amy's long time friend and stylist.

One further piece of news the BBC released a new film about Amy's life entitled 'Reclaiming Amy' at the time of writing and for a further 11 months it is available to view on demand through the BBC Iplayer.

We will keep you informed...


All Kinds Of Naughty: Don't Walk Walk

13 July 21

Posted at 1:29

All Kinds Of Naughty: Don't Walk Walk



The travelling exhibition celebrating the life and lyrics of Ian Dury by the Thames Group Of Artists and guest contributors is now in Deal, Kent. With successful residences at the Beecroft and Lilford Gallery it's now in full flight in it's second Kent stop. If you are in the area do pop along to the gallery and you'll be able to see what all the fuss is about. 

Selected limited edition works are also available online through the galleries website click HERE to see, Dean and Ciaran's three contributions are there and can be purchased.

Once the show leaves the Don't Walk Walk Gallery it will head to the East End of London, the subterrainian space called the Stash Gallery at Vout-O-Reenee's will be the place it settles opening on the 28th July.

Radio Times: Paul Weller Cover Feature

13 July 21

Posted at 12:57

Radio Times: Paul Weller

Paul Weller Dps Radio Times

©Dean Chalkley / Camera Press



In June the Radio Times featured some images from Dean's 'Black Barn' photographic session with Paul Weller. The magazine revolved around music and heralded Paul's forthcoming classical fusion concert.

The performance beamed out on the 19th June from 8:30 pm over the BBC network (On-line & conventional Broadcast), this great concert was part of the 'At The Barbican' series.

Paul and his band were accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted / arranged by Jules Buckley, and several guest singers including Celeste and Boy George. The compositions chosen by Paul spanned his 45 year career including music he had written and performed with The Jam, Style Council and many solo iterations. 

All Kinds Of Naughty: Lilford Gallery Residency

18 June 21

Posted at 6:07

All Kinds Of Naughty Lilford Gallery Kent



All Kinds Of Naughty the exhibition inspired by the life and lyrics of Ian Dury from the Thames Group of Artists and Guests has now crossed the River Thames to the Lilford Gallery in Canterbury Kent. This is the second stop for the touring exhibition, the first being a successful inaugural few weeks at The Beecroft Gallery in Southend-on-Sea Essex. If you are in the Canterbury area pop along to see the work Dean and Discordo collaborated on as well as other great work from artists like Sir Peter Blake, Humphrey Ocean, Kosmo Vinyl, Sophy Dury, Kitty Oakley, Gary March, Tessa Hallmann, and many more. There is an original mixed media piece by Ian Dury too. On Saturday June 19th at 3pm there will be a performance of 'What's My Motivation' by Charles Sharman-Cox in the gallery (We would recommend contacting the gallery in advance if you would like to attend at this time to check on times and space.) Click HERE for the galleries website.

After the Lilford Gallery run the exhibition will proceed to the Don't Walk Walk Gallery in Deal Kent and then it's up to London's The Stash Gallery...More on that part of the tour as it happens...

All Kinds Of Naughty: Exhibition Opens

12 May 21

Posted at 5:06

All Kinds Of Naughty Exhibition




SHOW OPENS : May 19 2021 Beecroft Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

A touring art exhibition inspired by the songs & lyrics of Ian Dury

Ian Dury was a rock and roll vagabond whose wit and verbal dexterity gave the world some of its most iconic lyrics; ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock ’n' Roll’, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ and of course ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’.  A true renaissance man, Dury was a brilliant wordsmith and musician, painter and actor who left behind a body of work that has inspired ALL KINDS OF NAUGHTY, a touring exhibition by the Thames Group of Artists, featuring original work by Ian plus some very special guest artists including Sir Peter Blake, Ian’s family, friends and former bandmates. Oh oh!

March 27 2020 was the twentieth anniversary of the death of Ian Dury. To mark the occasion the Thames Group of Artists created a touring exhibition of artwork inspired by the songs and lyrics of the great Lord Upminster himself. Mischievously entitled ALL KINDS OF NAUGHTY after an unrecorded Dury lyric, the show was due to open on the same day of the first COVID lockdown in March 2020.

Fifteen months later the Thames Group of Artists are delighted to announce that the exhibition will now open at the Beecroft Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex and go on to tour select galleries in London and the South East of England until late September 2021.

The Thames Group comprises of 20 Artists (of which Dean is one..) each with a connection to the River Thames, working across many different disciplines including; painting, sculpture, performance art and photography. This show also features work by many notable guest artists including Ian’s wife, Sophy Dury (sculptor and daughter of the great British ‘Pop Artist’ Joe Tilson), Sir Peter Blake (Pop Artist), Kosmo Vinyl, (Ian’s former press officer/media consultant at Stiff Records in the 70’s). Former Kilburn and the High Roads band members, Rod Melvin (co-writer with Ian Dury of ‘What a Waste’) and Humphrey Ocean RA (current Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy). The show also features some lost portraits of Ian taken only a few months before his sad passing by photographer Han Lee de Boer and the man himself Ian Dury is personally represented with an original mix media painting, two never presented before Ian Dury estate limited edition prints one being a print of a rediscovered hand written lyric to All Kinds Of Naughty.

For this exhibition Dean collaborated with his good friend designer Ciaran O'Shea aka Discordo to produce three photographs 'Here's Business Good', Window Rock Cut', 'Know Every Clothing', All three images refer to an Ian Dury and the Blockheads song, see if you can guess which one it is when you visit the gallery. Dean and Ciaran have worked on many projects together including Reverberation, artwork for the band The Horrors and the Kojey Radical film to name just three...