MEMORABILIA Charity Art Show – Opening Night at Norlington Road Studios, London.
This weekend more than 100 Artists are exhibiting their work at Norlington Road Studios in Leyton to raise funds for Great Ormand Street Hospital as part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail. Undecided Art Collective members Stuart Harris, Mark Dickson, Dixcey and Rachael Berry were among the many who donated work to the show that will run until 5pm this afternoon (Sunday July 7th) but MAY be partially extended.. (watch this space)
Seven considered trips around the vast white corridors of Norlington studios were simply not enough to take in all of the excellent work on show. Here are just a few highlights of this delightfully varied and bitter-sweetly fleeting collection.
The theme of Memorabilia proved both versatile and accessible, bringing together internationally acclaimed aerosol artists, Royal Society portrait painters, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year finalists, multitalented men of mystery and organic sculptors to mention but a few. Despite the huge range of work on display the show is very cohesive, led succinctly by a strong binding thread of common experience.
Gillian Swan with her 3D pieces inspired by historical trends and the way they come to overlap the contemporary.
Carlos Martyn Burgos with his delicate, bold and truly exceptional tea, ink and biro creations.
BP Prize Shortlisted Portrait Artist Asa Medhurst with his beautiful atelier style gatherings of toys.
The opening night was a real blast! From the nostalgia themed cocktail counter (complete with flairing bartender!) to the Jukebox in aid of GOSH and the original space hoppers this was a really well thought out, enjoyable event. If you can get down there today to take a look, do! There really is something for everyone and the value-for-trip is truly astounding when 100+ artists are exhibiting in one ample space. All this with a huge percentage of any proceeds going directly to Great Ormand Street Hospital makes this a truly exceptional show most worthy of the great support it’s being shown.
Much of the work at the show is listed for sale HERE so if you really can’t make the event but would like to contribute by maybe investing in a beautiful piece of artwork, why not have a browse 😉