On the 28th of October 2017 various Plaistow and surrounding areas’ studios, public spaces and artist’s homes will be opened for the public. Plaistow based Floating Artland Collective and Newham Council joins forces together for the Newham Heritage Week and invites you to meet art community of unexplored E13.
In addition to opportunity to sneak peak into artist’s creative space, some of the artists also offer free taster sessions, free portrait drawing and other exciting activities. Please see the map for the exact descriptions.
Everyone is welcome to follow the given trail or create their own route. Please check opening times of each venue. Printed maps will be available at each studio. OR YOU CAN PRINT IT HERE
To find a location – on 28th October look for Plaistow Artists’ Open Studios Day banner on the houses.
No need to book in advance.
PEDRO AGUAYO‘Have you seen my vulvas?’ These were the words we been invited with to Pedro Aguayo home. Pedro is a Peruvian origami artist and explorer. He prepared a special origami exposition for the Open studios day: ‘This time, I want to explore where I come from using origami (the art of folding paper), to look for that door I had come through to reach this beautiful planet.’
LIZIA WOOLFLizia Woolf is representing her journey from art to activism through netting, crochet and macramé. Lizia is telling the story how she started campaigning for women rights and environmental issues.
53B Barking Road, Upton Park, E6 1PY. The entrance is from Barking rd. Please press the buzzer at the door next to the fruit and veg display and they’ll let you in.
Opening time: 14:00-20:00
SUZAN IPEKLIOGLU POTERRY STUDIOSuzan is inviting to her pottery studio at Applecart’s creative hub. With the sculptural work artist tries to catch the colours of the nature by experimenting with a mix of mat and shiny glazes. On the day Suzan will demonstrate pottery wheel process.
Applecart Centre, 170 Harold Road, London E13 0SE
Opening time: 11:00-15:00
FRED APPS DRAWINGS (LIVE)Visitors will have an opportunity to see a range of watercolour pictures of people seen around Newham borough. Fred will be doing on the spot portraits in the library 10:30-16:00, lunch break at 1pm. Free of charge
Plaistow Library, 79 North St, London E13 9HL
Opening time: 11:00-16:00
Indra wi l l be opening her home space, where her ink drawings and illustrations have been born in the last year. For Indra art is meditation, self release, healing, diary, another mean of the communication. Drawings are the stories of real and imaginary characters.
14 Chesterton Road, E13 8BA
Opening time: 12:00-16:00
MARCELO RODRIGUEZMarcelo will showcase his selection of acrylic on paper paintings. Artist has been born in Bolivia and it’s variety of traditional textiles, rich landscape and people, gives an immense share of colour and artistic inspiration to him.
14 Chesterton Road, E13 8BA
Opening time: 12:00-16:00
ROSETTA ART CENTREExhibition by Steve Marriott. Steve’s work incorporates scenes from horror movies, which had a resonance in his consciousness.
1 Hamilton Rd, London E15 3AE
Opening time: 10:00-15:00
CODY DOCK Your River Lea photo exhibition is a celebration of all things Lea, inspired by its rich history and wonderful ecology. In the evening there will be a free Halloween event featuring: animation, live music, storytelling, bonfire and a bar by the river.
11c South Cres, London E16 4TL
Opening time: 12:00-17:00, 17:00-midnight free Halloween event
For some artists it is the only possibility to be seen as very often galleries aren’t affordable. It might be an encouragement to keep being creative and share their ideas. It also gives an unique chance to glance into the intimate space of an artist. The space, where the artwork is born, the space, which inspires creativity and the space of the artist. Studio or home are sacred places and is itself an art piece.
Floating Artland Collective breaks the boundaries of classical galleries and believes that art exposition can be extended to unexpected and experimental spaces. Opening private spaces recalls this concept. Let’s make homes and studios art galleries for a couple of days. Everyone can become the artist, by participating in this project one has chance to talk about itself and meet likewise thinking people. It can be shown that art is not defined only by the name of museum or gallery.
It will be a naturally developing project as we believe the positive impact is inevitable. By knowing the neighbours community of Newham will be stronger, it could lead to more artistic actions, it will attract visitors and will represent the borough in an original way.
How it will be represented depends on who will participate. This is an opportunity to be Newham ambassadors and be a part of an interesting research project about Central Plaistow‘s artistic face.
As this is the first time such a project will be happening in Plaistow, we are very curious to see this artistic representation. The event also will be part of Newham Heritage Week festival, happening last week of October 2017.
Artistic expression is one of the most important parts of our heritage and an open houses project allow you to meet diverse local culture directly.
Financed by Newham Council