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Click to enlargeRAW MATERIALS: TEXTILES
Apr 18 - Jun 24, 2018
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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DOREEN FLETCHER : A RETROSPECTIVE. CURATED BY THE GENTLE AUTHOR
Jan 25 - Mar 24, 2019
Private view Thu Jan 24 6pm - 9pm
Bow Arts presents a retrospective of works by painter Doreen Fletcher, curated by The Gentle Author.
 
Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric urban landscapes have only recently captured an audience, when the discovery of her paintings revealed a distinctive vision of the changing capital. For the first time, the Nunnery Gallery will bring the majority of her work back under one roof, in the home of their making – the East End. The works reveal the drastic changes of east London’s streets across just three decades, remembering the businesses long forgotten and the buildings that have since been knocked down. A superb colourist, she applies her rigorous technique to recording the drama of the city in compelling and authoritative images.
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