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Bow Open Show 2021 selected by gal-dem

Date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 to Sunday, December 19, 2021
Opening Hours: 
10am - 4pm
Address: 
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

The Bow Open Show is the only exhibition in the Nunnery Gallery’s programme to present Bow Arts studio artists exclusively and is highly anticipated for presenting some of London’s most exciting and recent artwork. gal-dem were due to curate the 2020 Bow Open Show which was cancelled due to the pandemic – the first time in its 25-year history that Bow Arts has been unable to hold the much anticipated annual Open.

Image courtesy gal-dem

Bow Arts’ artist community are thrilled that gal-dem will be collaborating on the 2021 exhibition. Artist, curator and gal-dem founding member, Leyla Reynolds will select works from Bow Arts’ near 500 artist community for the exhibition, with a call for works that respond to her title Aboutface: regroup, reorganise, reimagineThe curatorial selection will explore works that engage with varied political themes spanning inequality, migration, climate change and gender identity, and our ability to regroup, reorganise and reimagine after a time of crisis and uncertainty.

Installation shots of Bow Open Show 2019, courtesy Bow Arts, photos Alberto Romano

The Bow Open Show is open to artists who currently hold a studio or affordable housing with Bow Arts, or those who are working with their Learning Department. Following selection, exhibition artists will be announced in early July.

About Leyla Reynolds

Leyla Reynolds is an artist, curator and founding member of gal-dem magazine.
She has worked with clients including Black Girl Fest, BBC, Adidas, Greater London Assembly and Tate. Her work has been exhibited at the V&A. As part of her work, she has appeared on numerous panels, chaired live events and debated on national TV. She was a judge in the editorial category of the World Illustration Awards 2019.

Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 4pm
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.
Bike:: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.