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Nunnery Café Exhibition | Hayley Kay Adams 

Wednesday 31st January 2024 – Tuesday 30th April 2024 , 9:00am to 4:00pm

For our first Nunnery Cafe exhibition of the year, we’re proud to present a showcase of works by interdisciplinary artist Hayley Kay Adams, bringing together themes of rituals and routines, mother nature, and the synergies between our inner and outer worlds. 

With a focus on illustration, Hayley Kay Adams’ visual language gravitates around expressing the symbolism and wisdom found in nature, drawing on the threads that connect our wellbeing to the natural world around us. 

In this exhibition, Hayley further expands on this thinking, interweaving personal rituals and mythologies with ideas around Earth magic, in an artistic enquiry into how we can better understand the relationship between our inner and outer worlds. 

Taking iconography from her illustration work into 3D form, in her new jewellery work Hayley presents personal amulets and talismans that act as tiny portals to magical worlds and sources of comfort and care for those to hold them close.  

Her print and ceramic work on display takes root in soft memories of winding rambles in nature and the earth beneath her feet, paying homage to the deep connection between human beings and mother nature’s lifeforce, whilst alluding to the earthly knowledges and lessons we can learn from the land. 

In this constellation of work, Hayley gently encourages us to find a sense of joy and grounding in the natural world around us and home in on the power of small interventions, rituals, and objects to bring us comfort in the face of it all. 

Free Drop in – all are welcome!
181 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ

More about Hayley Kay Adams 

Hayley Kay Adams is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Guildford, Surrey and London. With a focus on illustration, her visual language gravitates around expressing symbolism and wisdom found in nature and the synergies between our well-being and the natural world. Her work takes root in intuitive drawing, using the mediums of printmaking, digital art and more recently, jewellery and ceramics. Hayley began creating jewellery using the lost wax process as a way to play with her illustrations in 3D, and has recently expanded her practice into ceramics, finding great joy in the interplay between her 2D drawings and physical objects. 

@hayley.kay_ 

Nunnery Cafe exhibitions 

This is the thirteenth 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: 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.