Summer Salon 2019
21st June - 12th July
Private View 21st June 2019
Curator; Eleanor Pearce
Now in Its 12th year, the Summer Salon at Islington Arts Factory is inspired by the 18th Century French Salons, with floor to ceiling hanging, the Salon seeks to represent the broad variety of work happening today in Islington and beyond.
The submissions process is completely open, anyone can apply, whether you are a professional, or an emerging artist. We aim to represent artists from all backgrounds.
“The Summer Salon embodies Islington Arts Factory’s ethos of creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome to participate, providing a launch pad for local and emerging talent,” says Eleanor Pearce, IAF’s Art Director. “The idea for the show grew from French salons where people would meet to discuss the arts and exchange ideas.”.
Summer Salon 2018
8th - 29th June
Private view 8th June 6.30 - 9.30pm
Islington Arts Factory is proud to present Summer Salon 2018. Now in it's eleventh year, this large scale open exhibition showcases the work of 90 emerging and established artists with over 200 artworks on display. Taking inspiration from the 18th Century French Salon style for the hanging, Summer Salon 2018 creates a lively and inspiring atmosphere, with a diverse range of work on show including painting, drawing, photography and print.
Catherine Ade Megan Armitage Lina Avramidou Emma Barnie Bob Barron Ruth Batham Rob Birch Mirela Bistran Laura Bodo Lajber Tony Bowen Louise Bradley Kirsty Campbell Elina Cerla Rebecca Chitticks Monica Chrysostomou Martin Church Robin Clark Tamara Chianta Laura Colamonaco Fiona Compton Maria Constantinou Annie Ho Cooper Natasha Crofts Vanessa Cumper Eurydyka Czerska Jess Davis Katya Derksen Curtis Donovan Stephanie Douet Anna Dzieciolowska Eidenai Jenny Evans John Evans Alicia Gradon Rupert Hartley Sarah Hill Chris Holley Philip Hood Amanda Hopkins Alice Hudson Heather James John Johnstone Emma Jones Maria Kokkonen Renata Kopac Magda Kuca Kirsten Lavers Tom Loffill Hamish Macaulay Shirley Maher Enzo Marra Stephen McGowan Marianne Moore Agata Nowak Laura Obon Mathilda Oosthuizen Marona Otero Sayo Ouchhi Abbie Paramor Richard Parsons Eleanor Pearce John Pearse Naroa Perez Esperanza Perkins Imogen Perkins Lindsay Pickett Klaus Pinter Deborah Robins Alister Shapley Jay Shaw-Baker Tom Arran Skinner Barbara Hope Steinberg Sia Sumana Lucia Svecova Joanna Szczvgiel Matthew Theobold Katya Timoshenko Emily Tull Shefali Wardell Christine Watson Nicola Green and Jairo Zaldua, Karen Zvorc
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
SUMMER SALON 2016
10th June - 1st July 2016
The Summer Salon at Islington Arts Factory, now in it's 9th year, is a large scale exhibition that has consistently showcased inspiring 2D work in a wide variety of media from Islington artists and beyond. Set in the magnificent galleries at IAF; a converted Gothic Church and the welcoming Café Gallery, curation of the Summer Salon is inspired by the 18th Century French Salons. With floor to ceiling hanging and a busy, creative atmosphere, there is something for everyone.
Summer Salon 2015
12th June - 3rd July 2015
Curated by Eleanor Pearce
Islington Arts Factory invites you to the opening of the eighth annual large scale open art exhibition Summer Salon 2015, featuring work by 85 artists selected from across London and the UK. Curation of the Summer Salon is inspired by the 18th Century French Salons, with floor to ceiling hanging, creating a busy atmosphere that promotes formal and informal discussions around contemporary art themes.
Summer Salon 2013
26th July - 16th August 2013
Curated by Eleanor Pearce
Islington Arts Factory is proud to present Summer Salon 2013. Now in it's 6th year, this large scale exhibition showcases the work of 75 local, emerging and established artists with over 100 artworks on show. Taking inspiration from the 18th Century French Salon style for the hanging, Summer Salon 2013 creates a diverse and inspiring atmosphere, with a range of 2D media on show including painting, drawing, photography and print. Set in the magnificent galleries at IAF.
Curation of the Summer Salon is inspired by the 17th Century French Salon. Floor to ceiling hanging and a busy, creative atmosphere promotes discussion around contemporary art themes.
The Summer Salon is partnered with Islington Exhibits, an initiative which highlights local talent and gives artists a platform to show their work.
Summer Salon 2011
8th - 29th July 2011
Curated by Eleanor Pearce
Over 100 works selected from the best local, emerging and established artists, displaying an eclectic mix of two dimensional work in Painting, drawing, print and photography are on show in the 2011 Summer Salon. The Salon seeks to represent a broad variety of work happening today in Islington and beyond. The submissions process is completely open, anyone can apply.
Curation takes inspiration from the 17th Century French Salons which were hung from floor to ceiling. This promotes a busy atmosphere and encourages formal and informal discussion around contemporary art themes.
Summer Salon 2010
25th June - 16th July 2010
Curated by Eleanor Pearce
Islington Arts Factory is proud to present it’s most ambitious exhibition to date; Summer Salon 2010 will features the work of 75 local and emerging artists with over 100 artworks on show. Taking inspiration from the 17th Century French Salon style for the hanging, IAF creates a diverse and inspiring atmosphere, with a range of media on show including painting, photography and print. This year Summer Salon is part of Islington Exhibits, an initiative which highlights local talent and gives artists a platform to show their work.
Come along and get inspired this Summer!
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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