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What’s on at Bow Arts

Exhibitions include delving into the industrial history of the local River Lea valley and a guided historical walk of area led by local guide William Sharp starting at Bow Quarter, the old match factory, and ending at Bow Arts for a tour of the Raw Materials exhibition.

Teachers’ CPD – Block printing >
Wednesday 3rd May (6 – 9pm)
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
£40 per person (discount available if you book in a group)

Learn how to apply this simple but versatile printing technique to explore colour, pattern and pupils’ imagination to support topic learning and make vibrant school displays on paper or textiles.

 

First Thursday Late Opening >
Thursday 4th May (6 – 9pm)
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
FREE

The first in a series of Raw Materials exhibitions at the Nunnery Gallery, which will delve into the industrial history of the local River Lea valley. There will be a gallery tour, part of our First Thursday event starting at 7pm. 

 

Guided historical walk & Gallery Tour >
Sunday 7th May (2-3pm) and Sunday 14th May (11am – 12pm)
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Tickets: £3-£5

Guided historical walk of area led by local guide William Sharp starting at Bow Quarter, the old match factory, and ending at Bow Arts for a tour of the Raw Materials exhibition. Lasts about an hour.

 

Rum Factory Open Studios
Saturday 20 May (12-6pm)
Rum Factory, Bow Arts, Unit 4 Pennington Street Warehouse, Pennington Street, E1W 2BD
FREE ENTRY

This year the artists, designers and makers in the Rum Factory will be opening up their studios for you to see on Saturday 20th May. Alongside the opportunity to see their workspaces there will be film screenings, artist led workshops, an exhibition in our Project Space and the opportunity to buy artwork directly from the artist!

 

River Lea Boat Cruise & Gallery Tour >
Sunday 21st May (1-4pm)
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Tickets: £5-£10

Join us for a tour of the Raw Materials exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery exploring the industrial heritage of the river Lea through the material wood with a fascinating collection of objects from furniture and photographs to wood tools used to craft as well as newly commissioned sculptures from artist Silke Dettmers and newly crafted cabinets from the Building Crafts College students.

 

Wood Workshop >
Saturday 27th May
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Tickets: £10/6, £25 family (full day) – £6/4 (half day)

A creative and fun day of making for all ages and abilities in Bow Atys’ outdoor covered courtyard – in two parts you are welcome to join us for the morning / afternoon.

Part 1: Den Making 10:30am-12pm

Part 2: Mobile Sculptures for the Home, 2-4pm

 

Faking it; the many guises of wood in partnership with the V&A >
Wednesday 31st May (7-10pm)

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ (Gallery open from 6pm, talk at 7pm)
£5-£10

Faking it will examine the fascinating and versatile material of wood in its many guises, from conceptual design and sculpture to the buildings and furniture we see around us in our homes. An exploration of wood, its science, conservation and status through history and today.

Panel – Terry Perk (Chairing talk) – Associate Head of the School of Fine Arts and Photography at UCA and practicing artist. Elizabeth Bisley – Assistant Curator V&A, Silke Dettmers – Raw Materials resident Artist, Dana Melchar – Senior Furniture Conservator, V&A