Date: Saturday, 22 April, 2017
Opening Hours: 11.00am -17.00pm
Address: Old Manor Park Library, 835 Romford Road, London, E12 5JY
We are delighted to announce the first Open Studios event at Old Manor Park Library!
Bow Arts in partnership with Create London, supported by Newham Council, managed the redevelopment of the Old Manor Park Library in the London Borough of Newham, into new creative workspaces and a public space. The Library, a Grade II listed Carnegie building had been closed as a public library since 2011. Bow Arts has brought the building back into public life as a centre providing accessible creative workspaces for artists, and Create London will offer a lively and creative community focused project space, the Rabbits Road Institute.
The community is rich and dynamic, with a wide variety of practices, from painters and designers, to architects and makers. In the Rabbits Road Institute, we also have One of My Kind (OOMK) in residence who have created a community risograph print studio and publishing press in the space. This will also be open to the public on the day.
Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public, curators and collectors to explore a vast and diverse selection of work and to meet some of east London's brightest emerging and established artists.
The programme for the day is currently being put together by the artists and makers, full schedule TBC!
All of our open studios events are free entry. Just turn up & we'll see you there!
Events and Workshops
Kitchen Lithography Workshop with Fungai Marima - 1pm - 2pm
Artist and printmaker Fungai Marima will be holding a kitchen lithography workshop during the Open studios at Old Manor Park Library. As part of her Express series, which focuses on experimentation of techniques, she will be using everyday materials found in our homes to create cool prints from an accessible printmaking technique.
Live Painting Session with Antonietta Torsiello - 2pm - 3pm
Join artist and printmaker Antonietta Torsiello for a live painting session, where she will be using mixed mediums such as acrylic, ink, oil pastels and spray paint on canvas.During Open Studios you can also view her print blocks and screens, used to print her textile products and art pieces. Giving you a full insight into her processes.
(Studio 18, Annex) Photograms Workshop with Amy Hodgson – Drop In
Fancy checking the artists out ahead of time? For a full list of artists based at Old Manor Park Library please see here
Please see Facebook event here