An exhibition of works by refugees who work with The New Art Studio
Curators: Tania Kaczynski & Jon Martyn
26th April - 12th May
Opening: 26th April 6 - 9pm
The New Art Studio will be showing over 150 paintings made by asylum seekers and refugees.
Come and be inspired by this collection of sublime, soulful art work. Although in this group show the paintings are varied and unique, they all have a common thread of loss and longing, hope and redemption.
The New Art Studio is housed here at Islington Arts Factory. It is a small therapeutic art studio specifically for asylum seekers and refugees. Many have never made art before, others were established artists in their own countries.
All have suffered untold horrors of war and persecution, and now face new challenges in our “hostile environment”.
New Art Studio provides a place of solace, safety and creativity.
We are an international crew, with members from Iran, Afghanistan, China, Russia Pakistan and more. The art work produced is unexpected and deeply moving. This collection includes landscapes, figurative work, abstraction and graphic work. When all is lost imagination is the only place of true freedom. The group show celebrates the power of creativity.
We will also be hosting an afternoon of debate and learning.
Please come and join us for a Q and A session on Sunday 28th of April 2pm-5pm.
It will be an afternoon of inspiring discussion and talks on The New Art Studio; how we work and why creativity and imagination are such a lifeline for asylum seekers.
Friday 22nd - 29th March
Opening Night 22nd March with Monsterlune Catwalk 7 - 9pm
Artists: Sarah Gilbert and Estelle Riviere
Two French artists, Sarah Gilbert and Estelle Riviere mixed their creative flame, expressing strong surrealism into a world of magic, mystery and poetry. A week of exhibition showing paintings costumes, dolls, masks, drawing and a large format digital collage backdrop.
Kate Matthews and Jadine Downes
22nd March - 5th April
Opening Friday 22nd March 7 - 9pm
Kate and Jadine are mother and daughter which will make this mixed media exhibition extra spacial. Kate is a digital and acrylic artist while daughter Jadine is a portrait artist who is currently studying at The Brit School.
Call That Art! 2019
1st - 10th March
Opening Friday 1st March 7 - 9pm
Artists: Phil Alcock Olwyn Carroll Tom Coates Nat Faulkner Sally Gorham Ella Husbands Maria Konder Joe Richardson
Shinuk Suh Mary-Ann Stevens Elliot Stew Camille Smith Helen Waldburger Rupert Whale Cybi Williams Phillip Williams
Curator: Sally Gorham
Get a glimpse of work by the artists of tomorrow. Sally Gorham brings exciting, cutting edge and contemporary art by a group of more than 16 emerging artists most of whom studied together at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Work on show will include video, sculpture, installations and painting.
Middlesex Uni Second Years 2019
15th - 22nd February
Private view 15th February 7 - 9pm
This exhibition will showcase a wide range of innovative contemporary work by emergent artists currently in their second year of the BA (Hons) Fine Art at Middlesex University. The course at Middlesex embraces a wide range of art practice, and has a tradition of encouraging cross over and hybrid forms of art practice. This exhibition will reflect the continuation of that tradition, providing a survey of work by a new generation of artists at a pivotal moment in their development, all of whom have chosen to launch their careers amidst the vibrancy and diversity of cosmopolitan London.
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