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What’s on at Bow Arts

Events include a summer evening of performance in Bow Arts’ Victorian courtyard, adjacent to the Gallery and Bow Open Show, presenting a curated selection of the charity’s studio and education artists.

Invitation to a Rave from Mark Titchner
Exhibition dates: 6 July – 26 August (Gallery closed on Mondays), 10am – 5pm
Private view: Thursday 5 July, 6-9pm

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
FREE https://bowarts.org/nunnery/invitation-to-a-rave-from-mark-titchner

24 artists have been selected by Mark Titchner for this year’s Bow Open Show, presenting a curated selection of the charity’s studio and education artists annually. With over 500 artists across Bow Arts’ 13 London studio sites, the exhibition is a celebration of some of the most exciting artists working in London today.

Titchner – who is known for his attention-grabbing quasi-slogans, such as I WANT A BETTER WORLD, I WANT A BETTER ME – has made a selection that vibrates with a call to action, with artworks that grapple with very current issues. The public mood of escapism is embodied in Will Reid’s milky bloodless character in Head in the sand (I can’t look anymore), while Marcus Orlandi’s Everything is Bloody Awful So I Made You this Hapless Rainbow colours feelings of helplessness with nostalgic rainbows of paper-mâché. Invitation to a Rave – the title borrowed from exhibiting artist Lena Brazin’s brilliant oil painting – features painting, photography and sculpture and is not to be missed.

Exhibiting artists: Miraj Ahmed, Nitin Amin, Kay Bainbridge, Martin Barrett, Diann Bauer Helen Bermingham, Lena Brazin, Alice Browne, Victoria Burgher, Age Creation, Franco Di Cesare, Jessica Jane Charleston, Mina Kamante, Hun Kyu Kim, Sarah Lang, Marcus Orlandi, Justin Pearce, Katarzyna Perlak, Will Reid, Hannah Thual, Geoff Titley, Antonietta Torsiello, Jaime Valtierra and Sam Wood


Image: courtesy Nunnery Gallery © Marcus Orlandi, Rainbow

Bow Open Summer Performance
Thursday 12 July, 6-9pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

£5 General Admission / £3 Concessions
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bow-open-summer-performance-evening-tickets-47216199925

A summer evening of performance in Bow Arts’ Victorian courtyard, adjacent to the Gallery. Featuring bluebeard by Cradeaux Alexander (with a live prop), The Luncheon by Luis Amália, Knee Jerk by Marcus Orlandi and DISCO DE MARISE by Jones Tensini.

Bow Skills: National Lottery Project Grants
Wednesday 25 July, 7pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

£5 General Admission / £3 Concessions
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bow-skills-national-lottery-project-grants-tickets-47216286183

Following the announcement of the new National Lottery Project Grant scheme, Chris Rawcliffe, Relationship Manager at Arts Council English, will give us an introduction. A chance for potential applicants to learn some top tips.

Please note that the gallery will be open from 6pm.