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Nunnery Café Exhibition | Alvaro Samuel Castro 

Tuesday 21st May 2024 – Sunday 18th August 2024 , 9:00am to 4:00pm

For our second Nunnery Café exhibition of the year, we’re proud to present a showcase of works by artist Alvaro Samuel Castro, featuring work across the mediums of collage, drawing, painting and sculpture.  

Intertwined with the overwhelming abundance of images that surround us, Castro’s explorations are fuelled by the ability to rapidly consume, filter and manipulate visuals: seeing the relationship between one image and the next; seeing them in sequence; seeing them side by side; seeing them repeatedly.  

Drawing from their vast image archive, Castro’s works make the jump from found image to artwork through a deeply intuitive process, adding new layers to the journey that the images have taken, and prompting reflection on memory, error, and the evolution and effects of digital media.  

In this exhibition, Castro brings together a large body of collage works, a series of drawings inspired by social media images of donkeys, seemingly suspended in the air, as well as 3D printed sculptures, the digital models having been manipulated, or the physical printing process disrupted. 

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181-183 Bow Road
London, London E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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Nunnery Cafe exhibitions 

This is the fourteenth exhibition in our series of shows in the Nunnery Café, which showcase affordable works of art from Bow Arts artists. All works are for sale and those priced between £100 – £2500 are available to purchase using Own Art. This is a national scheme that allows buyers to spread the cost of purchasing an artwork over 10 monthly instalments, with the benefit of an interest-free loan.  

Previous Nunnery Café exhibitionists include: Hayley Kay Adams, Jiacun Li, Loose Associations, Tom Berry, Emily Vanns, Matilda Ellis, Will Redgrove, Amy Browne, Bhajan Hunjan, Haidée Drew, Javi Cazenave, and Jessica Jane Charleston. 

Access information  

The Nunnery Café 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 event or would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of attending, please email nunnery@bowarts.com 

Transport Information  

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 9am to 4pm ; Sunday 10am – 4pm 
Address: Nunnery Cafe, 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.