Open Studios at Hurtado

October 20th, 2016

Open Studios at Hurtado

From 30 September to 2 October the artists of St Patrick’s Studios, took over the Hurtado Centre for the inaugural Wapping Open Studios. Enabled by our gracious hosts, my fellow artists and I transformed the canteen into a gallery space, adorning the temporary walls (shout out to Bernard’s marvellous carpentry skills) with our paintings, prints and drawings.
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St Patrick’s is a community of artists based in the old school building in St Patrick’s RC parish, Wapping. We are textile artists, printmakers, icon painters and everything in between, but despite our different disciplines and backgrounds the exhibition celebrated our common ground and brought us together as a group.
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Participating in Wapping Open Studios allowed us to bring our work and sensibilities out from the cloistered creative hub of the studio attached to the St Patrick’s presbytery and join a conversation with a wider reach within the local area and beyond.
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Continuing on from the success of the open studios exhibition, selected works have been transferred to Husk Coffee and Creative space in Limehouse.

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zannah-cooper liza-cucco-and-kisty-kerr-1 kirsty-kerr nikki-gardham-1 mike-quirke bernard-allen alice-robertson        Left Alice Robertson’s work, above Bernard Allen’s on right, Michael Quirkes on the left, above those Niki Gardham’s on the right, Kirsty Kerr’s on the left, fourth up is Lisa Cucco on right and Zana Cooper on the left, and finally fifth up Lucy Fay’s work is on the right and Juli Jana’s on the left. The other photos are from the viewing.
Blog written by Niki Gardham, one of the Wapping artists
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