Announcing our January Courses!
Just in time for your New Years resolutions and plans to get creative, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0207 511 1117
Featured Exhibition: Local Heroes
We have been working with Memorial Community Church on their Local Heroes project, which involved children from Kaizan Primary School, Oasis Academy Silvertown and adults from the local community creating artworks in response to the First World War heritage of the Memorial Community Church Bells.
The participants have worked with a professional historian, writer and artist to explore what life would have been like for our local heroes, and looked at the artistic movements that evolved from WW1, including the dazzle ships, the Dada movement and the rich visual language of wartime poster campaigns.
The Local Heroes exhibition will be on at the Town Gallery until November 27th. See the gallery facebook page for more details.
Featured Artist Call: Together! Open Exhibition
The Together! Open Exhibition brings together work by amateur, community, semi-professional and professional disabled artists of all ages who have a Newham connection, creating a unique and vibrant collection of work.
Anyone who identifies as being disabled and having a Newham connection (living, working, studying, volunteering etc including artists who have previously worked with Together!) can submit one entry.
Work must be ready to be delivered by 17th November.
To submit work in the exhibition and for more information email email@example.com
Featured Project: Ships In The Night
Our Ships In The Night Project has completed its first phase, training local people in Archive Research and Oral History skills with Eastside Community Heritage. As part of the workshops, the participants found archival photographs of the Harland and Wolff sites in the Royal Docks and revisited them.
We will be running a series of free workshops in local schools to share the heritage we explored, followed by a touring exhibition around the borough. The project was awarded a Sharing Heritage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Artwork of the week:
Coral Beads (detail) by Helen Mandley. This site specific installation was part of the Breaking The Chains exhibition at Tower Gallery. The exhibition explored the theme of modern day slavery.
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…