27th June 2017. There’s difinitely no resting up after the opening, if anything, it seems busier than ever. We’ve be looking at all the photos from the opening night and sharing them on social media. Here are a few for you look at, I will be putting more up over the next week. Our next [...]
24th June 2017. The ‘seaside in Hackney’ arrived. We actually got it all completed on time with a new extension joining Elements Gallery to the Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery being finished at 5.50pm (show opened at 6pm)! This new gallery area housed our ‘Penny Arcade’ painted pennies, which we call #pennydrops. I guess it wouldn’t be [...]
21st June 2017. It’s definitely beach weather here in London. Last Sunday we installed the big stuff, it was sweltering! But we were so lucky to have the help of a very good friend with excellent DIY credentials and a van big enought to hold our beach hut. Our dear friend even surprised us at [...]
16th June 2017. It’s surprising just how much effort goes in to pulling an art event together. Just when you’ve crossed off five things from the to do list, another five get added. The whole process is all consuming but incredible at the same time. With one week to go until the opening, we still [...]
2nd June 2017. Yesterday I went to St Joseph’s Hospice in Mare Street to meet patients who attend the Reminiscence Group. It was a lovely informal chat, with people sharing their seaside memories. This particular group very much remembered the hardship after the war. The poverty experienced by many East End families at that time meant that holidays [...]
26th May 2017. It’s a delightful thing to hear the treasured memories of others and it’s a significent moment when those cherished times are woven and formed in to something you can touch. We are the custodians of seaside recollections, we sew and we paint and we hope we’re doing them justice.
19th May 2017. After a constructive breakfast meeting with Elements Gallery curator, Rebecca Feiner, I spent a lovely afternoon at St Joseph’s Hospice, East London. I had arranged to meet with the Carers Group to chat about their childhood seaside memories and to document some of those recollections for our research. It was delightful listening [...]