Fiona Atkins, of Town House in Spitalfields, which held the first exhibition of Doreen’s rediscovered work in 2016, discusses her art in the context of the changing East End.
For the first time, Bow Arts presents a retrospective of painter Doreen Fletcher’s work, curated by The Gentle Author. For twenty years Doreen painted the streets of east London until, discouraged by lack of recognition, she gave up in 2004. Only a chance meeting with The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life brought her painting to public attention in 2015.
It was in 2016 that Fiona Atkins first showed Doreen’s work in the exhibition Lost Time, a sell-out show that introduced Doreen’s work to many. This was followed with In Between - Almost Gone in 2017. Three years after that first exhibition Fiona shares with us her thoughts on Doreen’s work and its relationship with the East End.
Doors will open from 6pm, with the talk beginning at 7pm.
Tickets £3/5 (concession rate applies to under 18s, students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists)
Image: Bus Stop 1983 - Doreen Fletcher
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