Now We Are Six, it’s happening!
Anastasia Pollard Andrew Hitchcock Inma Garcia-Carrasco Simon Davis
James Bland Suzon Lagarde
17th - 24th September 2021
Private View Friday 17th 6:30-8:30pm
This group of London based artists that together hold several prizes and highly renowned exhibitions is here to finally present you the show they've been working hard to create! A collection of figurative and intimate art that represents their individual experiences and sources of inspiration.
Artist: Martin Church
July 30th - August 13th 2021
Preview 6th August 7 - 9pm
The exhibition consists of approximately a hundred small works, forty A3 size works and several larger canvases. They are all reproductions apart from one canvas which was made with acrylic paint.
The drawings are executed from life, representational and mostly record the commute between Harrow and Hackney between 20.8.2019 to 16.5.2021.
The main activity is to draw on prepared newspaper or card with mixed media. The object each time is to create a composition which ultimately works at some level of significance.
Although I usually sit in the same place each time to draw, the images vary considerably because everything is changing all the time. The light changes if the train is underground and of course passengers are constantly coming and going and moving about. One must not be seduced by the detail as much as keeping the overall image working at some level.
The materials used are mostly fugitive, impermanent and ephemeral including newspaper, spray paint, cardboard, self-adhesive labels, ball point pens, felt tips, correction fluid, colour pencils, nail polish and collage.
Usually the newsprint is sprayed with white gloss paint to reduce absorption and to partially obliterate the text and images printed on the paper. The sprayed paint can become a compositional component as does the newsprint grinning through.
The prepared ground is fragile and beautiful but often gets torn or damaged so sometimes repairs are made to the paper, the evidence of which become part of the image.
Because of the impurities and lignin in the newsprint the paper often begins to turn brown and deteriorate within a few months. The better work is therefore scanned and printed onto 100% cotton paper with pigment ink. This reproduction process somewhat sanitises and flattens the various mixed media and damaged grounds into an immaculate facsimile which is of archival quality.
Each work is titled with the date, time and location.
A few original works are included in the show for comparison with the reproductions.
Some of the work has been enlarged and printed onto canvas. In order to make a canvas forty inches wide, two strips of canvas were sewn together. A white border surrounds the image and the title is hand painted or printed in the footer.
Neither Here Nor There
An exhibition by Middlesex University 2nd year Fine Art BA Students
15th - 29th April
Viewing by appointment only
Neither Here Nor There has been organised by 22 Middlesex University second year BA Fine Art students. Reflecting on the past year and the logistical difficulties of engaging with the public sphere in times of isolation and lockdown, the exhibition explores themes of presence / absence, real / virtual, and collectivity and individuality. Featuring a large scale collective installation of colourful QR codes alongside individual works, the show presents an assertive and vibrant affirmation of creativity in difficult times.
Exhibition: 7th - 20th March
Private View: 7 - 9pm 6th March
Artists: Ruth Faulkner and Liam Buckley
This recent work is a celebration of The Full English Breakfast. How does it feel to be a fried sausage on a breakfast plate, whose role is not only to be delicious but also a handy dam to hold the beans at bay? How does it look inside the vast belly of a bean? From the mini to the infinite, this show explores the texture, form and scale of what is commonly believed to be the most important meal of the day.
Liam Buckley provides a selection of colourful paintings to complement the fun and playful sculptures. Making for a bright and breakfasty exhibition.
ABOUT THE WORK
Exhibition: 20th - 27th February 2020
Private View: 7 - 9pm 21st February
Artists: Tessa Brown David Casian Ertunc Cermarda Neda Changizi Venice Yi Ching Kes Eccleston Ghada El Ghor Rianna Ellington Sara Gurung Hazel Habte Charlotte Hannaford Chloe Harris Jimel Lopini Shequille Mandiangu Joss Munson
Elisabetta del Ponte & Polly Murphy Aleksandra Novakovic Alice O’Donnell Victoria Perloff Fatemeh Rahmedzfouli & Bahador Khodadadi Sunim Rai Jane Scobie Agatha Xavier Wang Yangchun Amira Zieba
ABOUT THE WORK at Islington Arts Factory runs from 20 – 27 February and showcases the work of fine artists from Middlesex University. The exhibition brings together a diverse range of artistic processes in a curatorially cohesive form.
The exhibition has been conceived by the group as one. In all 26 students, diverse in gender, age, race, culture and most importantly artistic life, have collaborated to develop a single curatorial vision that reflects the ever-changing melting pot we live in today.
ABOUT THE WORK has an intrinsic beauty both in the way media are approached and the themes it touches: from paintings, photography and print pieces to ephemeral sculptures, mixed media, installations and performance: a feast for the eye, the ear and the heart.
ABOUT THE WORK themes include consumerism, geometry, body deformation, urban spaces and their evolution, the dichotomy control-abuse, marginalization and of course, the questions we are obliged to face, living as humans on this earth, with other species, in a time of great environmental challenge.
Through the process of collective curation, ABOUT THE WORK brings a new context to the individual students’ artistic process and work as one entity that is bigger than the sum of the artists.
Exhibition: 6th - 20th December 2019
Private View: 6pm - 8pm 6th December
Artist: MakeArt Students age 4 - 18
Join us for MakeArt, the exciting annual showcase of children's artwork, created on Islington Arts Factory's MakeArt Programme by young artists aged 4 - 16 years old. This year the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Rakhia Ismail will declare the exhibition open for an assembled audience of family, friends and the public.
Discover The Big Top, a colourful collection of painted cut outs, where you will encounter the ring master, a strong woman cat, acrobats, and an escaped elephant. Dive in to the 15ft long Let's go to the Beach painting, with jolly crabs, lobsters and a leaping whale, all created during IAF's Summer Holiday Workshops.
The ArtStart artists, aged 4 - 6 years old, have been focusing on environmental issues, creating aqua collages of the deep ocean and a large sculpture of a whale made from plastic bottles.
The MakeMoreArt teenage class have created an epic mixed media painting called Falling or Flying? which features tumbling, falling and flying figures, topped off with an avenging angel wielding a sword. The class explored facial expressions, creating a host of cackling, grimacing and eyebrow raising portraits.
What's in the Pond? you may well ask! Mr Frog, ducks, fishes and much more sit beneath the richly decorative surfaces from the May Half Term Holiday Workshop. At Easter the children made Sheep sculptures, but these are no ordinary sheep...they're in a band!, reflecting the multi-arts environment that Islington Arts Factory provides.
Come down to the Allotment to see what's been growing in Tuesday MakeArt, where you will discover glorious glittering flowers, cool cucumbers and canny cruciferous vegetables, beautifully depicted with fine line pen on top of paint.
Discover the wilderness in sculptures inhabited by Jungle animals and insects by Clay Level 1 alongside slab built teapots and abstract stacking vessels by our teenage potters from Clay level 2.
This year IAF invited Hanover Primary School's art club to showcase their latest project Birds, Colour and Contrast as part of the show. Their luminous, carefully layered surfaces express the children's delight in both nature and colour.
Eleanor Pearce, Director of Art says:
'We are delighted to welcome you to MakeArt this year! Islington Arts Factory gives Children's art equal standing to that of adults. This exhibition is a demonstration of the expansive imagination shown by the artists and the sheer joy in their depictions on a range of exciting themes. It's a riot of colour and there's something new to discover wherever you look.'
Islington Arts Factory's team of artists are committed to passing on their skills and unlocking the creative potential in every child.
The MakeArt Programme is devised and delivered by artists Eleanor Pearce (Director of Art, MakeMoreArt and Holiday Workshops ), Tess Williams (Tuesday MakeArt), Josephine Sweeney (Thursday MakeArt and Holiday Workshops), Kayley Holderness (Clay Level 1 & 2)) Kiera Burton (ArtStart) and Jude Lacey (ArtStart).
22nd Nov - 29th Nov
Private View 22nd November 7 - 9pm
Artists: Ko ‘Carol’ Huai-Ching, Youngha Kim, Aisling Browne, Natasha Moody, Roberto Di Vito, Ayshia Taskin, Rachel Innes
Specific colours have come to be imbued with symbols, meaning and histories while equally contributing, through their applications, to contemporary life. Therefore, for Cyan.rar, seven emerging artists coagulate to create work through the investigation of the colour cyan and the significance it has played in cultural, literacy, symbolic and internal topics.
The colour cyan is of a cosmopolitan greenish-blue tone and known by a variety of names; turquoise, electric blue, aqua and teal. The cyanic shade, induced through illumination, vividly expresses itself through the principal wavelength of between 490–520 nm (nanometres). A colour which captivatingly exists within a limonoid state amid green and blue hues. Along with magenta, black and yellow, cyan is included within the ‘primary colour’ schemata. The technical side of the colour cyan is its use, as an additive colour, within the RGB classification – a system which produces all colours viewed on a computer or television display. The naissance of cyan occurs through the mixture of equal amounts of green and blue light.
The Cyan.rar exhibition realises a congregation of artworks where participating artists grapple with concepts surrounding the colour cyan. The exhibition will host print-based, paintings and sculptural works exploring an array of subject matter from how the colour expressed in nature, culture and theology to the focus on the .rar aspect and the investigation of the subconscious mind through the excavation of layers ‘zipped’ within the human consciousness.
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1st - 15th November
Private View 1st November 7 - 9pm
“Joaquin Ardiles has been hit in the face with a football and now he needs new glasses. All illustrations were made half blind, so please allow for discrepancies in quality. The work on show is a condensed summer through the blurry eyes of an idiot, from heartache to groin strain, it’s all on the walls on November 1st.”
Islington Arts Factory Exhibition Archive
Please note that there may be changes to opening times at short notice due to staffing issues around Covid
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