CURRENTLY ON SHOW:
The ESOP students exhibition until end of January 2019 at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ.
The Outer Parlour by Penny Skerrett
Drawing in charcoal by student Phoebe Rutherford
Elizabeth Hilliard Selka
John Haywood Waddingtom
Lucy De Roeper
The Essential School of Painting
The ESOP is an alternative art school in London providing year long and short courses specialising in painting, taught by leading contemporary artists. Based in Collage Artspaces at the Chocolate Factory. www.theesop.com
PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS AT KARAMEL
ASYLUM ANGELS – part of the Spotlight on Asylum Festival.
The exhibition was on display between 7th September and 21st November 2018 at Karamel London N22 and included two installations by Karen Whiteread along with “Asylum Angels”, a collaborative installation, made up of the work of over 120 local and well-known artists. The artwork, by artists including Anthony Gormley, Allison Wilding, Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread was bid on throughout the festival via https://spotlightonasylum.com/angel-auctions. Bidding closed on 20th November 2018.
PramDepot, in association with Collage Arts presented Spotlight on Asylum, a two-month exhibition of events at Karamel (N22) from 7th September until 21st November 2018. Bringing together artists, poets, comedians, campaigners and politicians, the festival used the arts as a way of engaging audiences and shining a light on the experiences of the women that PramDepot supports.
All the money raised through Spotlight on Asylum, has gone to the yearly running costs of PramDepot : An arts led recycling project that provides high quality baby clothes and equipment to mothers with no recourse to public funds or living in chaotic circumstances. For more information about our work you can visit the website www.pramdepot.com or Facebook page PramDepot
REMEMBER TO VISIT THE N22 OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND FROM 28-30 SEPTEMBER 2018.
MY KALEIDOSCOPE BY TIM STOCKS
Ran from 15th June to 3rd August 2018
Collage Arts were proud to introduce local artist Tim Stock’s first solo exhibition at Karamel – ‘Tim Stocks: My Kaleidoscope’. Tim has built up a stunning collection of work all of which are in his unique style of Naive Art. Often compared to big comic book style illustrations, Tim works with a bold black marker outline and fills his always large canvases with vibrant acrylic colours. Tim’s work focuses on his passions, politics, men who have influenced him, his love of film and how he views the world around him as a man with Asperger Syndrome. His work is vibrant, sensual and wonderfully playful. Key highlights of the exhibition included Basquiat and James Last both pictured. Both these pieces have lots of stories and imagery within the main pictures themselves which is a key trait of Tim’s work and often a tool he uses to illustrate how his mind thinks a little differently to the ordinary person. Tim described this exhibition as ‘his life in colour’ and My Kaleidoscope was featured as a treasure in this year’s London Festival of Architecture.
The exhibition was on display in Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ from 15th June to 3rd August 2018.
How graphic-led stories inspire change
30th April – 8 June 2018
The 9/11 Commission Report runs to some 429 pages of closely typed text. It is a synthesis of thousands of interviews and the review of millions of pages of evidence.
Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón reworked the evidence in the report using their skills as graphic novelists. So, if something as serious as helping the world understand the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Centre can benefit from this treatment, then perhaps what we thought we knew about comics needs to be questioned.
In Comic Connections, we showcased two completely different approaches that use graphic-led approaches to inspire change. Both have close associates with the team at Collage Arts.
Amazonas Comics has been developed in the UK by a team working with Yousaf Ali Khan, one of the directors of Collage Arts, to encourage school children to fight to save the rain forests. The twist here is that the comics are made available to children in the UK and in the Amazon Rain Forests. The aspiration is that by connecting children in what Amazonas calls The Big Classroom exchange.
The community arts movements mantra was act local think global is truly encapsulate in this project. As they say “by shining a spotlight on to the Amazon and promoting a deeper understanding of its biological wealth and diversity in schools, we hope to help in the fight to save the rainforests.”
So far, four issues of the comic have been distributed to schools.
Shujaaz has been developed by dedicated teams in Kenya and Tanzania to encourage young people to start discussions about big issues, like who to use their vote, how to make good choices for their sexual health and how to make a living.
Duncan Sones, part of the development and communication team at Collage Arts has been commissioning Shujaaz to suggest to young Africans that they should reconsider farming. Most recently he has been working for a UK organization CABI, which has kindly sponsored the inclusion of the Shujaaz panels in this exhibition.
The exhibition ran in Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ until 8th June.
Shujaaz – www.welltoldstory.com
Karamel – www.karamel.london
26th January to 30th March 2018: Works of Love and Humanity Works of Love and Humanity by Damel Carayol
15th September to 15th December 2017: Fatima’s Journey Location Stills Afghanistan by Yousaf Ali Khan Exhibition details
20th June to 28th July 2017: This is Me exhibition of Poems and Art This is Me N22 / Poet in Residence in Heartlands School and This is Me exhibition
10th April to 15th June 2017: Lea Yehud exhibition http://www.collage-arts.org/lea-yehud-exhibition/
23rd January to 10th March 2017: Penny Elder exhibition http://www.collage-arts.org/penny-elder-exhibition/