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Jan 26 - Mar 18, 2018
Art for the Environment presents work from six artists whose practice explores the nature of human impact on our environment. Following the international residency programme Art for the Environment (AER) – set up by acclaimed artist Professor Lucy Orta at the University of the Arts London – the exhibition presents, for the first time, a selection of work created from past residencies, including film, sound and interactive installation. Established in 2015, the AER programme invites artists and designers to explore concerns that define the twenty-first century – including biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy and human rights – and through artistic practice, envision a world of tomorrow.
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Apr 18 - Jun 24, 2018 FINAL WEEK
The Raw Materials project traces the industrial history of east London along the River Lea, supported by The National Lottery with funds awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This year the project has followed textiles, exploring a history of silk-weaving, calico printing, jute spinning and the invention of dye colours. Visit to discover and remember these newly unearthed histories of east London.
The exhibition includes loans of historic fabric produced in the area – including a Georgian calico from Old Ford courtesy of the V&A and a River Lea-inspired design by William Morris – alongside newly commissioned contemporary work from resident artists Freya Gabie and Sarah Desmarais. The show is accompanied by a lively event programme, including walking and boat tours, artist-led workshops and panel discussions.
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Jul 6 - Aug 26, 2018
Private view Thu Jul 5 6pm - 9pm
24 artists have been selected for this year’s highly anticipated Bow Open Show, which presents a curated selection of the charity’s studio and education artists annually. With over 500 artists across their 13 London studio sites, the exhibition is a celebration of some of the most exciting artists working in London today. Titchner’s selection identifies an underlying current of power struggle and includes painting, photography and sculpture, with work that encompasses power in all its guises – sex, suppression and rebellion.
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