Friday 25 November 2016 7-9pm: Together! 2016 Open Exhibition Private View. Join us for an evening of art and performance at our official Festival opening event at the Old Town Hall Stratford. With BSL interpretation.
The Together! 2016 Open Exhibition runs until 16 December 2016 and is unique in that it brings together work by more than 50 amateur, community, semi-professional and professional artists. All have two things in common: they identify as being disabled; and they live, work, study, volunteer or otherwise have a connection with the main Paralympic Host Borough of Newham. We guarantee to accept one piece of work from each artist so long as it is suitable for a family audience. We also encourage artists’ groups to enter their work, with participating groups in 2016 including Rosetta Arts, the Mighty Mega Club, the Garden Café Group, Powerhouse and the Watercolour Class @ Chargeable Lane. Our artists range in age from pre-school to senior, and come from across the local communities.
Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. Nearest tube, overground and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible). Bus routes include 25, 69, 86, D8, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, N8, N86, 010, A9, 741 & UL1. Blue Badge holders can prebook parking; others are advised to use the (old) Stratford shopping centre carpark.
Helen A. Aveling
Blake Jarrette Gibbons
Ju Gosling aka ju90
Mighty Mega Club
ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING ART GROUPS
Rosetta Art Centre—Inspiring Talent On show is a small selection of artwork created by learners who attend Rosetta Art Centre’s Mosaics for Health & Well-being and Arts and Crafts classes. These ten-week courses are specifically designed for adults with learning difficulties or disabilities and are held every Thursday or Friday morning 11am-1pm.
For over twenty years Rosetta Art Centre has been at the forefront of community arts engagement and breaking down barriers for access to quality visual art – for those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the benefits of what art can bring, and to bring those benefits to the communities.
Our programme of short courses and accredited programmes offer the opportunity for adults, children, and young people to explore disciplines ranging from drawing, painting, Middle Eastern art, fashion, ceramics, and photography. Led by expert tutors and practicing artists these courses introduce traditional art-making processes and are mostly delivered at our fully equipped art studios.
If you are interested in a creative course, please visit www.RosettaArts.org call 020 7511 1117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mighty Mega Club at Discover Discover Children’s Story Centre is a venue that has been designed to inspire children’s curiosity and imagination and create a love of language, literature and stories through play. Discover’s Mighty Mega Club welcomes children with additional needs and their families to a free weekly session on a Saturday morning where families are encouraged to play together and take part in bespoke, multisensory workshops.
Powerhouse for Women is a small charity based in Canning Town, London, working creatively with and towards the empowerment of women with learning difficulties. We provide advocacy support, empowerment, and training in order to promote the rights of women with learning difficulties and to raise awareness of issues that affect their lives.
The Watercolour Painting Class @ Chargeable Lane The Watercolour Painting Class is held at the Resource Centre in Chargeable Lane. The Art Tutor, Kim Kirby, runs the art classes there. All classes are for Pleasure and Therapy. Artists exhibiting are: Philamena Venis, Beatrice Archer, Charles Frimpong, Maud Marcel, Eric Brightman, Jean Taylor, Shirley Pilgrim and Pearl Anderson. All artists showing are over 80, and most had not resolved themselves in art since learning at school. They hang their work in their homes, or give them as presents to family and friends. The classes have given them a sense of pride in their achievements and a joy in learning a new skill.
Together! Art Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-12noon at Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, Stratford, London E15 4HW. The Club is facilitated by mid-career disabled artists, and all disabled people are welcome. We also participate in gallery visits and residencies. Free, just turn up. For more information phone 07973 252751 or email email@example.com
Art Recovery Group The Art Recovery Group meets weekly at the Garden Café in Custom House and is led by Sarah Hughes. Early in 2016 the Art Recovery Group looked at bugs. This idea was inspired by the issue of global warming, and the fact that the types of bugs that like it here are changing, but also many beautiful species of insect are dying. Insects are fascinating, but many people don’t like them. They are incredibly made, and so robust but delicate at the same time. The Open Exhibition entries show some of the designs and silk paintings created as a result of the Bug Project.