Bear Mother House
Pearl Wise discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Fourthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House.
This month Pearl Wise and Jonny Virgo are joined by Fatos Ustek curator of Art Night, an exciting new contemporary free art event in July and filmmaker Gavin Boyter explaining why he decided to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End and then write the book Downhill From Here. Jonny reports on ‘The Queen of Carnival’ Claudia Jones activist, journalist instigator of the Notting Hill Carnival in 1959, Jess Lawson investigates the pitfalls of ‘Right to Rent’ and Hip Hop/spoken word artist Shay D brings a taste of her unique sound live in the studio.
UnitG Gallery – Art made in East London
Kevin and Mag from UnitG Gallery in Homerton, tell us why they are supporting art made in East London.
Studio interview: Ingrid Swinson from Peer Gallery
Ingrid Swenson tells us about PEER a gallery on Hoxton Street and their latest exhibition Out of Nowhere.
Photo: FXP Photography
Doomed Gallery – Ridley Road Dalston
Founder and owner of Doomed Gallery on Ridley road in Dalston, East London Ken Flaherty is also joined by Anthony Staples and Matthew Eberhard to talk about their exhibition ‘Echoes of Accra’ : Thursday 16th June – Sunday 19th June
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Studio interview with Ligaya Salazar from ELCAF
Ligaya Salazar tells us about this year’s East London Comic Arts Festival (ELCAF)taking place at The Round House (East London) in June.
The Experience of Colour
The Experience of Colour at The Estorick Collection is the first exhibition in the UK to focus on the work of a little-known moment in Italian art in the 1970s, when a group of six painters in Northern Italy, reacting against what they considered to be the superficiality of contemporary culture, issued a ‘Manifesto of Objective Abstraction’.
Interview with curator Giovanna Nicoletti
First Thursday of every month
On the First Thursday of every month, over 150 galleries in east London come together and run free events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and private views during a special late opening.
Explore galleries, artist run spaces and studios in east London using our online map to guide you. Alternatively, pick up a printed version from the Whitechapel Gallery or any of the other participating galleries.
Be inspired by our latest Top 5 selected galleries and exhibitions, buy a ticket for the Art Bus Tour or follow one of our recommended Walking Tours to make the most out of your First Thursday.
Interview with Torange Khonsari from Public Works
Architecture and art practice Public Works create onsite installations and space making to ask tough questions about community, citizenship and the public realm.
1st October to 30th November
PHOTOMONTH 2015 will be bringing an exciting range of exhibitions and events to galleries and venues across East London this autumn.
Photoblock at Old Truman Brewery includes the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 8-13 Oct, AOP Photography Awards 8-11 Oct,Photomasters MA Photography Show 8-11 Oct and Hasselblad’s Shoot LDN 8 & 9 Oct.
Rich Mix is hosting the Photomonth Photo-Open sponsored by theprintspace and the World Photography Organisation 5-29 Nov and the Photomonth Portfolio Review on 28 Nov.
Hoxton Mini Press will host the Photobook Week in October with a whole series of events including book launches, discussions, self-publishing sessions and a Book Fair.
The Whitechapel Gallery will curate a Youth Project with Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina.
Shutter Hub will be arranging a series of talks on professional development for emerging photographers and meet-ups in East End galleries.
Bishopsgate Institute will be holding three Modern Magic Lantern Shows featuring East End Photographers with Spitalfields Life.
Magic Me will create ‘Rooms with a View’ – personal histories portrayed with photography and performance.
Swadhinata Trust will produce a Bengali East End Photowalk.
The Artful Project will be touring their Ice Cream Van Gallery
Documentary Photographer of the Year at the Rag Factory
Andrew Quilty: Kites from Kabul V&A Museum of Childhood
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Royal Museums Greenwich
London Independent Photographers Espacio Gallery
Keith Greenough: Lifting the Curtain The Town House
Christina Broom: Soldiers and Suffragettes Museum of London Docklands
Uncertain States Open Call Four Corners
Drift: 12 photographers Shop 7, Dray Walk
Sara Hannant: Out of the Fire Oxford House
William Whiffin’s East End Tower Hamlets Local History Library
Find out more at photomonth.org