The BAR Gallery at Willesden Green / TheWall@TheGallery
Willesden Green Centre, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF
Tube: Willesden Green
You are cordially invited to the private view
Thursday 10 May 6pm-9pm
Just for the evening: a video-installation by the Lisbon based artist Cristina Zabalaga: Lisbon IN Motion
Holly by Irene Lafferty & Lisbon In Motion by Cristina Zabalaga
8 May – 1 June
Open daily 2-6pm – Free entrance
Images from the exhibition can be seen from:
Featuring work from emerging talent as well as established local artists, this group show will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy and purchase an eclectic array of artwork, from painting, sculpture to photography, to prints, jewellery…etc. All the pieces on show will carry a price tag between £20 to several hundreds pounds, making this the perfect hunting ground for the “next big thing”, or a chance to purchase an original and unique piece from a talented local artist.
The exhibition will showcase some of Brent’s wealth of artistic talent, and visitors are encouraged to explore and engage with this new art in a creative and relaxed and environment. The Spring Show was conceived in order to inspire new audiences to familiarise themselves with modern and contemporary art in the area, and to encourage the possibility of purchasing and collecting the art itself.
This is a unique opportunity to explore the hidden art of one of London’s most vibrant and culturally diverse communities.
Mali has created a new installation in response to the series of library closures in Brent. He has wrapped up the books in hessian to represent the impossibility of access to culture that the closing down of libraries represents. The books are there for you to read, but you can't open them and they become useless and unwanted. Contact: Maliart2010@yahoo.co.uk / 020 8569 6918
Lisbon IN Motion is all about sound, light and movement. It is conceived as an interactive video-installation, aiming to appropriate the public space, through a sensorial experience, the mechanical movement of a tram as a metaphor of Lisbon. Spectators move forward
and backward riding up and down through the seven hills of the city with the beats of the knife sharpener, claxons, brakes, and construction works, running in parallel with the gradations of sun light throughout the day. Introduced in the 19th century, the yellow trams are a traditional form of public transport in Lisbon, and were originally built in England, all polished wood and chrome. The old yellow trams still employ four wheel vehicles designed in the early 20th century.. . More info at http://cristinart.com/2012/02/15/lisbon-in-motion/
Cristina Zabalaga is a full time writer and a visual artist based in Lisbon. Cristina was trained and worked as a Journalist and specialized in Intercultural Communication. Her work explores the interaction between writing, photography and video-art. In 2011 her photography art work was selected for the New York Provocation Festival and for the Urban Biennial in Bolivia. Most recently, her first short documentary film entitled Bra-Fitting was selected for the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge in 2012. Contact:
By Tube: Jubilee Line to Willesden Green (zone 2)
By bus: No.s - 52, 98, 206, 260, 266, 302, 460
The Gallery at Willesden Green
We serve the cultural needs of the people of Brent and North West London, provide a supportive environment for artists and the local community in their professional development, and create opportunities to participate in the Visual Arts through exhibitions, workshops, mentoring schemes, work experience and information.
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Brent Artists Resource is supported by Brent Council