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How To Professionalise Your Practice + Networking Evening
Wednesday 27 September (5:30-8:30pm)

Bow Arts, 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Ticket £3

This Networking Evening is a chance to meet like-minded artists, designers and makers from across London, have a tour around some of our Artist Studios and attend a talk on How to Professionalise your Practice.  Come and find out about the Nunnery Gallery’s exhibition programme which includes our annual Bow Open Show and how the Gallery provides opportunities to artists in our studios and in London.

During the evening we will be announcing our Open Call for recent graduates to exhibit in our Project Space in Wapping.

Photo credit: Rob Harris, courtesy Bow Arts


The Working Artist: East London Group Exhibition
Private View Thursday 28 September, 6-9pm

Exhibition dates: 29 September – 17 December

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Free Entry

This September, the East London Group returns to the Nunnery Gallery with a new collection of paintings, selected and curated by writer broadcaster Michael Rosen and radio producer film-maker Emma-Louise Williams. With a focus on Albert Turpin, who, as window cleaner, fireman, Mayor of Bethnal Green and leading member of the anti-fascist movement, was the ultimate ‘working artist’, the show will also be accompanied by a series of newly commissioned public artworks on and around Bow Road from Lindsey Mendick, Marcus Orlandi and Maxima Smith.

Rosen and Williams have selected over 50 works for exhibition, with a special focus on little-known works by Albert Turpin. Turpin was not only a critically acclaimed artist but a prominent figure in local politics, as a leading force in the East End anti-fascist movement and Mayor of Bethnal Green. His works tell the story of the East End’s resilience through a turbulent time of war and peace and will be shown alongside sketchbooks and political pamphlets that haven’t been seen for 70 years, providing a vivid and contextual narrative to the paintings.

Image: Courtesy the artist’s family © A.E.Turpin Estate, 2017