Exhibiting Artists: Sharifa Achhodi, Daksha Amin, Rosemond Asomaning, Dawn Barber, Sean Bedminster, Lee Brooker, Dwain Bryan, Andrew C, Jean Clark, Blue Coker, Julie Cordell, Leanne Edwards, David Elton, Ju Gosling, Nayimur H, Tasadaq H, Ella Higginbottom, Sarah Hughes, Parvin Khoshdel, Jermaine Logan, Tony Malone, Alison Marchant, Mighty Mega Club, Cheryl Mclennan, Paizah Neave-Malek, Julie Newman, Kevin O, June Owen, Pritesh Patel, Crystal Peasy, Laura Pickering, Sterre Ploeger, Kate Rolison, Angela Scott, Glory Sengo, Sophia Simon, Margaret Spence, Darren T, Renée Wallen, Jayne Waters, Paul Wright, James Wong-McSweeney and Safiyya Yusuf. Thanks to Together! 2012 Art Club, the Art Recovery Group, Art for Fun, Discover Children’s Story Centre, INUF, Act Up! Newham and Powerhouse Women.
Curated by Sarah Hughes, Alison Marchant and Ju Gosling, the annual Together! Open Exhibition brings together work by amateur, community, student, semi-professional and professional Disabled artists from the main Paralympic Host Borough of Newham. Anyone with a Newham connection – for example, living, studying, working or volunteering in Newham now or in the past – and who identifies as a Deaf or Disabled person* is able to submit one family-friendly work for guaranteed inclusion. *Including people with learning difficulties, long-term mental health difficulties, physical or sensory impairments and long-term health conditions, from all ages and cultural groups. We usually exhibit and tour the Together! Open Exhibition to community venues (there are no dedicated gallery spaces in Newham), curating the displays according to themes, subjects and colours. Clicking on an image will display it at full size to enable you to ‘get up close’.
Sharifa Achhodi. Untitled. Mixed media on postcard-sized paper. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Tony Malone. Waterfalls. Cascading waterfalls in the Talybont-on-Usk forests in the Brecon Beacons. Watercolour on handmade rag paper. 30x40cm. 2021.
Daksha Amin. Autumn woodland. 30”x 45”. Acrylic on canvas. 2016.
Sarah Hughes. Summer Shadows. Chalk pastel on paper. A4. 2021.
Sterre Ploeger. Leaves. Mixed media with leaves on canvas. Autumn 2020.
Julie Cordell. ‘Just having a paddle’. Digital camera image 10″x 7″. 31/9/2021.
Maria Falivene. For Joy. 23x31cm. Mixed media on canvas. 2021.
Jayne Waters. Sunrise Throw. Original drawing printed on to velvet. 36 x 142cm. 2019.
Ju Gosling aka ju90. Flower power. Digitally manipulated photographic montage. 2021.
Glory Sengo. Still Life. Pencil on A3 paper. 2021 with the Together! 2012 Art Club.
Darren T. Untitled. Mixed media. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Kevin O. Untitled. Collage on A3 paper. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Tasadaq H. Untitled. Paper collage on A3 paper. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Sophia Simon. Powerhouse Flower. Felt tip on paper A4. 27/10/2021 with Powerhouse Women.
Sean Bedminster. Untitled. Felt tipped pens on postcard-sized paper. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Andrew C. Untitled. Mixed media. 2021 with Art for Fun.
James Wong-McSweeney. Zhino. Paper, pencil, watercolour, chalk on A4. 28/10/2021 with INUF.
Leanne Edwards. Squirrel in the tree.
Felt tip on A4 paper. 28/10/2021 with INUF.
Nayimur H. Untitled. Mixed media collage on paper. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Kate Rolison. Detail from the Goose Eggs Quilt. Hand embroidery and paper pieced patchwork. This section 31 x 23cm. 2021.
Parvin Khoshdel. Climate Pollution. Mixed media, using ‘press printing technique with paper, acrylic paint, ink and glue. 46cm×36cm. 2007.
Jean Clark. Pattern. Felt tip on paper A4. 27/10/2021 with Powerhouse Women.
Crystal Peasy. Pom-Pom Waterfall. Leftover wool. 2’x 4’. 2021 with the Together! 2012 Art Club.
Julie Newman. First sighting of Perseverance landing on Mars on 18 February 2021. Water colour on A3 watercolour paper. 2021.
David Elton. Abstract Painting. Acrylic on paper for acrylics. A3. 2018 with the Art Recovery Group.
Dawn Barber. Smile, and the world smiles with you. 20″x16″. Acrylic on canvas. 10/2021.
Paul Wright. Abstract. Mixed media on postcard-size paper. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Rosemond Asomaning. Dance. Felt pen on A4. 10/2021 with Powerhouse Women.
Blue Coker. Scary Skull. 3D approx 15cm x15cm. Papier mache, tissue and paint. 10/2021 with Powerhouse Women.
Angela Scott. Papier mache Skull. (It is the blue and pink skull). 3D approx 15cm x15cm. Papier mache, tissue and paint. 10/2021 with Powerhouse Women.
Jermaine Logan. The Dark Spider. Pencil on A4 paper. 4/11/2021.
Ella Higginbottom. Tutankhamen and Nefertiti. Felt pen on paper. 6.1″x8.2″ / 21cmx 16cm. Dates worked on: 4/9/20, 1/10/20, 29/10/20, 7/10/21, 14/10/21 with INUF.
Renée Wallen. Philip over Zoom. Oil on canvas. 9” x 12”. 2020.
Paizah Neave-Malek. Painting by River Lekir, Malaysia. “It is supposed to be me on d wheelchair painting by d River in my country where I was born 78 years ago.” Colourful felt pen on A3 paper. 22/2/2021.
June Owen. Untitled. Pen and pencil on postcard-sized paper. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Pritesh Patel. Tokyo Olympics. Felt tipped pen on paper. 2021.
Alison Marchant. ‘Trace’. Transparent archive photograph of tannery workers on the windows of a former tannery.
Laura Pickering. Untitled. Ink drawing on paper. 2021 with Art for Fun.
Lee Brooker. ‘Untitled’ Pencil on A3 paper. 2021 with the Together! 2012 Art Club.
Margaret Spence. ‘Untitled’. Gel pens on paper. 4″ x 5”. 2021.
Dwain Bryan. Still life with Red Shoes. Acrylic paint on paper. A3 (cropped for photo). 22/10/2021 with the Together! 2012 Art Club.
Cheryl Mclennan. Shoes waiting to go on holiday. 21 x 16cm. Coloured pencil and ink.. 2021 with the Together! Art Club.
Safiyya Yusuf. Still Life with shoes and bag. Felt pen on A4 paper. 2021 with the Together! 2012 Art Club.
Tracy Vidal. Pom-pom shoes. Acrylic on canvas. 8 x 10″.
Discover Children Story Centre’s Mighty Mega Club. Firework Display. Neon marker pen on black paper. November 2021.