RELAY Newham Art Tour 2015 announced

The RELAY touring art exhibition programme for 2015 has been announced and we are thrilled to be presenting the following three exhibitions:

The Story Within by Sonya Patel Ellis – A solo exhibition exploring the role of art as a storyteller through her beautiful series of pressed local flower specimens, musical maps and other pieces all creating a narrative of the Newham landscape.
HP-88-02 Common Cornflower
(Image: HP-88-02 Common Cornflower)

Natural Newham – A group exhibition exploring the diversity of Newham’s ecology and its people by an equally diverse mix of local artists.

A Tale Of Two Cities – Showcasing the work of two local artists Tim Timewell and Karen Colley, contrasting their artistic styles and sources of inspiration, whilst at the same time identifying similarities between their creative practices.

The exhibitions will be open to the public in Stratford Library, Beckton Library and Forest Gate Library from Monday 9th February. We will be announcing more details of these exhibitions in our next newsletter, including launch events for each one. There will also be a competition programme and other events that you can engage with as part of the RELAY programme, so watch this space…

Rosetta Arts Hub

Every second Thursday of the month, we will be setting up a Rosetta Arts Hub in Canning Town library between 10-11.30am. It will be a welcoming space for anyone to come and find out what the local creative community are doing in Newham and how to get involved! Come by for a coffee and a creative chat!


RAC Christmas Open Studios 2014


Just before the Christmas break, we opened our doors for an Open Studios. All our current students and artists in development presented their spaces with the work they have been learning, experimenting and expressing themselves through. We had visitors from all over East London, joining us for a festive bite and glass while wondering through the walls of paintings, photographs, drawings and ceramics!

Find something CREATIVE in the New Year!

Want to explore your creative side? We have 5 exciting new short courses starting in January 2015:

Portrait Photography – Thursday 6-9pm
Explore Darkroom Photography – Monday 6-9pm
Introduction to SLR Photography – Tuesday 10-1pm
Back to Basics Drawing – Monday 6pm-9pm
Ink & Watercolour Painting – Monday 6-9pm

To enrol and for more information, email admin@rosettaarts.org or call us on 0207 511 1117.

Studio Spaces available!

Studio Space 1

Studio Space 2

We have some studio spaces available in our Professional Development Programme. There are very limited spaces and are only currently available to current/past students of Rosetta Art Centre.

Being part of the Professional Development Programme will give you access to the studio and allow you develop your skills as an artist in your own way, with gentle support from Rosetta Art Centre.

To secure a place till September 2015 or for more information, email admin@rosettaaarts.org

Artwork of the week:


Another Reality by Sunaina Patel, part of the upcoming Natural Newham exhibition on the RELAY tour 2015.


We are part of Stratford Rising, a consortium of arts and cultural providers, producers and educators based in Stratford. Take a look at the Stratford Rising website and see what we have achieved so far…


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