Humble Gallery Funding Appeal – VOTE NOW!

We want to transform part of Rosetta Art Centre into a contemporary art space called the Humble Gallery, in honour of our founder, Yvonne Humble. We are currently fundraising for the programme and are part of the AVIVA Community Fund voting competition. WE NEED YOUR VOTES! So please register to vote through the following link and cast us your votes:

Humble Gallery on AVIVA Community Fund

Humble Gallery Space

RELAY Exhibitions: Second Tour

RELAY website

Our RELAY Exhibitions programme will be entering it’s second leg on May 18th. Beckton Library will host Natural Newham, Forest Gate Library welcomes The Story Within and Stratford Library will have A Tale of Two Cities.

Click here for more information about the RELAY Exhibitions.

Drawing at Rosetta: A Students View

 “I always wanted to draw but never thought I would be good enough – but studying here at Rosetta has given me skills and a confidence to explore many techniques of drawing!.” – Karene Wallace, who studies Explore Drawing Techniques (Level 2)

Our drawing courses have proven to be dynamic – with students wishing to embark and develop their skills in various different fields. From portraitures to tattoo design, architecture to fine art – our classes can give you the foundations in drawing to build upon many different disciplines and ambitions.

Rosetta’s drawing courses start from complete beginners to experienced. Our current Drawing course runs on Thursdays, 10am-1pm.

Newham Exhibitions Competition 2015

Prizes of £25, £50, £100 and £150 to be won!!!

We are excited to announce a competition for artists AND art lovers in Newham with fantastic prizes to be won. The competition is looking for submissions of visual and written responses to artwork you have seen in Newham. So if you see a painting that moves you or an exhibition that you can’t forget, we want to hear and see your responses!

There are four different age categories within the competition:

8 – 11 years
12 – 16 years
17 – 24 years
25+ years

In each age group, one written response and one visual response will be selected by a panel. There will also be one visual piece in each age category selected through an online public vote.

Fur full details of prizes and how to enter, visit www.rosettaarts.org/exhibitions

Rosetta Arts Hub at Canning Town Library

Rosetta Arts Hub

Exploring the body at


Our students took a trip to the Tate Modern for creative workshop and to wonder its infinite collection! We were taking through 3 rooms by artist Manjinder Sidhu, considering the human body in contemporary art.


Artwork of the week:


Untitled by Kader Chelbi, Drawing & Watercolours (Level 2)

RAC Students explore Indigenous Australia at the British Museum
“We saw ochre stained rocks, paintings on wood, fiercesome artifacts, painted wall-hangings, emu feather aprons and coral spearheads; lots of inspiration to take to my work!” said Gillian Lawrence, a ceramics student on our Wednesday class.

Rosetta’s students from ceramics, painting, fashion and photography, were invited by The British Museum to explore their newest exhibition Indigenous Austrailia – an exceptional show which demonstrated the histories, struggles and dependence on art and nature of the Aboriginal people throughout the ages.



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Rosetta Art Centre Advisory Board announced

We have initiated an advisory board to for the Centre to guide us in our new vision and take us further into the future. The new board consists of:

Christalla Andrews
David Beckett
Trevor Burgess
Judy Counihan
David Forrester
Antonio Martin
Professor Kandarp Mehta
Jose Carlos Otero
Joaquim Sabate
Judith Williams
Lucy Windmill

and further details on them can be found on our Team page. There is also a full press release available to download here: Rosetta Art Centre Advisory Board Press Release.

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