Artwork from 30 contributors exploring all aspects of colour will provide a vivid and striking visual treat when they go on display this month (November) in the latest art exhibition at St Pancras Hospital.
The exhibition, entitled “Colour Me Ecstatic: The Joy of Colour”, will feature work by established professional and self-taught artists, including artists new to the gallery at the St Pancras Conference Centre. The opening night and preview is on Friday 9 November starting at 5.30pm.
Organised by the Arts Project charity, the exhibition is designed to demonstrate how colour can convey beauty, warmth, vigour and imagination. Selected works will be available for sale with a 20% donation made to The Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund.
Contributor Sue Kreitzman said: “We don’t ‘explore’ colour, we revel in it, roll around in it, splash it everywhere, gulp it with a spoon. It runs through our veins. Colour informs our lives. And by colour, we mean bright, vulgar, saturated, primary, and in your face. In our faces too.”
There will be related events including a tribute to the late, much-loved and admired colour fantasist artist Claudia Benassai, and film screenings of short films by Zev Robinson, Bin Tivy, and Anna Bowman, as well as colour-themed live entertainment curated by Yosif Yosifov, an artist and specialist gallery manager.
Amongst eye-catching work on display will be a vividly-coloured dress worn as daywear earlier this year by contestant Anne Sophie Cochevelou in the Alternative Miss World held at The Globe in London. The painted dress was made from canvas by abstract artist John Baldwin and the wooden structure it is displayed on was made by Richard Kaby.
Where: The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE
Opening night and preview: Friday 9 November 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
Exhibition opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm – Monday 12 November 2018 to Friday 11 January 2019
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