22nd May - 12th June 2009
Curated by Eleanor Pearce
Artists: Lucia Alvarez Borrajo, Hannah Blunden, Esther Caplin, Briony Clarke, Cotton Disco, Allie Furlotti, Rachel Garrard, Alys Jenkins, Amal Kaawash, Julie Kilminster, Sarah Knill-Jones, Margaret Koval, Jasmina Metwalya, Ana Oliviera MArtins, Javi Martinez Pino, Grevil Quinn, Fernanda Rappa, Angharad Redman, Terrace A Williams
True to its guiding principle of supporting emerging talent, Islington Arts Factory is about to open the third in its successful Metamorphose series of exhibitions showcasing the work of talented new artists.
Twenty students from the Postgraduate Diploma course at the prestigious Byam Shaw School of Art will exhibit their work individually and collaboratively in a show exploring the theme of Memory. The students have drawn inspiration from the galleries at IAF, a converted Victorian church. Work on show will include a washing line hung between the magnificent church pillars and spanning the length of the gallery. This collaborative piece will be the focal point of the exhibition which features a wide variety of media including drawing, painting, textiles, installation, video, photography, print, sculpture and book art.
The artists have been invited participation from children on IAF's MAkeArt programme to produce a mini washing line featuring picture postcards to absent friends. Helium balloons with the children's Wishes, small pouches made of fabric and grain, will be released to sail up into the galleries 60 foot high interior.
The opening night features performance artist Grevil Quinn's live piece cymbal role - a sonorous prelude to the exhibition.
Metamorphose is generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.
Islington Arts Factory Exhibition Archive