20th May 2017
Unit seven is an eclectic, collaborative exhibition curated by and showcasing the work of Ravensbourne Art & Design FE students. This show will feature the work of 10+ talented up-and-coming young artists and designers spanning multiple practices and media. Expect to see an orginial and vibrant mixture of performance, sculpture, installation, photography, garments, and much more…
Behind Closed Doors
26th May – 28th May 2017
Behind Closed Doors is an exhibition designed to raise awareness of animal exploitation and its consequences.
It’s title refers to the way our mistreatment of animals is hidden from the general public – most of us have little idea what happens to animals behind the doors of factory farms, slaughterhouses and vivisection labs. The exhibition seeks to bring these issues into the light through video, installation, painting and other creative mediums.
For this reason, the Behind Closed Doors exhibition will be a form of activism. Vegan artists like Dana Ellyn and Sue Coe will be exhibiting their work, whilst YouTubers Earthling Ed and Vegan Geezer are among those giving talks.
The exhibition will take place at the Strand Gallery in London. It will be open from the 26th to the 28th of May, with an open event day on the 27th. On this day, there will be a variety of talks and performances, along with workshops to get involved in.
For Our Time’s Sake
1st June – 11th June 2017
Renowned Russian painter Damir Krivenko brings his new and innovative direction to the Strand Gallery this June. The thought-provoking exhibition, For Our Time’s Sake, features new paintings which explore the relationship between classical and contemporary, giving way to narrative about technology and eternal values of humanity.
In his London show, Krivenko presents a series of unique works united by the common idea of the popularisation of art. At the core of this project lies the difficult task of fusing realism with avant-garde. Nonetheless, it is a way, Krivenko believes, that shows best how the energy of art can act as a reviving and unifying force. The symbol of this exhibition is the humble palette – a permanent witness of the everyday work and spiritual becoming of any person who picks up a brush.
The 20 works in the show combine traditional imagery with elements from 21st century technology. Krivenko skillfully weaves into the narrative pieces of computer systems, pearls, fragments of palettes and other unexpected objects. Through his fusion of past and present the artist analyses the evolution of artistic styles and culture and appeals to a wider audience.
Colour & Form
The London Painters and Sculptors Group
2nd October – 8th October 2017
12 Artists create a contemporary take on their own visual experience at the Strand Gallery through diversity in colour, shape and form.
The London Painters & Sculptors Group, consist of 10 Painters and 2 Sculptors’ who have collaborated on various projects together over many years.