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What’s on at Bow Arts January

This year begins a major restoration project at Bow Church, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and likely to take over five years to complete. The first stage of the restoration involves specialist builders removing dirt and excess mortar from the masonry of the iconic church tower – which dates back from the 15th century – revealing layer upon layer of history, told by the stones.

Bow Church, assisted by Nunnery Gallery, seeks to commission an artist to produce a new work alongside the early stages of the restoration to attract audiences and, through the artwork, expose the layers of historical narrative present in the Bow Church building.

Bow Church Restoration Commission
Deadline: Sunday 14 January 2018, 23:59

FULL DETAILS HERE: http://bowarts.org/whats-on/exhibitions-and-events/bow-church-restoration-commission

This year begins a major restoration project at Bow Church, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and likely to take over five years to complete. The first stage of the restoration involves specialist builders removing dirt and excess mortar from the masonry of the iconic church tower – which dates back from the 15th century – revealing layer upon layer of history, told by the stones.

Bow Church, assisted by Nunnery Gallery, seeks to commission an artist to produce a new work alongside the early stages of the restoration to attract audiences and, through the artwork, expose the layers of historical narrative present in the Bow Church building.

We are interested in all media, however, the work – or an element of it – must lend itself to being shared digitally.  There is a desire to install the work (or a digital iteration) within the Church itself, and potentially in Bow Arts sites (e.g. the Nunnery Gallery café) to further engage visitors with the Church’s history. The work will be a major part of the restoration project and has the potential to be the focus of guided walks and facilitated community visits.

Art for the Environment

Private view: Thursday 25 January 2018

Friday 26 January – Sunday 18 March 2018

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
FREE http://bowarts.org/nunnery/art-for-the-environment

Art for the Environment, curated by Camilla Palestra, will present work from six artists with practices that explore the nature of human impact on our environment. Following the celebrated international residency programme Art for the Environment (AER) – set up by acclaimed artist Professor Lucy Orta at the University of the Arts London (UAL) – the exhibition will, for the first time, present a selection of work created from past residencies, including film, sound and interactive installation, at the Nunnery Gallery, London.

Ex Nihilo Courtesy Nunnery Gallery © Annabel Duggleby