Summer Salon 2017
Private View: 2nd June, 6.30pm—9.30pm
Exhibition: 2nd—23rd June 2017
Islington Arts Factory celebrates 10 years of Summer Salon.
This June our flagship exhibition programme Summer Salon celebrates ten glorious years, during which more than 800 artists have shown over 1500 works of art in our two beautiful galleries. Since 2007 our aim has been to offer an open and inclusive platform for home grown talent, where amateur artists can exhibit alongside national and international professional artists.
Summer Salon was inspired by the 18th Century French salons where people would meet to discuss the arts and exchange ideas, encouraging new contrasts, comparisons and conversations around the work.
"We are delighted to be celebrating a decade of Summer Salon" , says Eleanor Pearce, Islington Arts Factory’s Director of Art and Summer Salon Curator, “Summer Salon perfectly embodies the Arts Factory’s ethos of creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome to participate and express themselves"
This year will be no exception as we invite more artists than ever to hang their work in our galleries. There will be more than 85 artists and over 200 artworks on show, including contributions from our affiliated charities: New Art Studio, who work with refugees and asylum seekers; MENCAP, who provide inspirational classes for adults with learning disabilities, Art Box who work with local disabled artists and local Carnival workshop company, Glorious Backstage Arts.
As part of this year’s tenth anniversary celebrations, regular Summer Salon exhibitor Heather Carol has gifted her painting Carpe Diem to Islington Arts Factory, which will be auctioned in the lead up to the exhibition, with all proceeds going to support our busy and exciting the children's art programme, MakeArt.
To place a bid on Heather's work email firstname.lastname@example.org
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