For the first time, The Arts Project is holding a St Pancras Hospital Christmas Arts Fair, when people will be able to view its latest exhibition, Pixels and Pigments, and hear from to those who created the works.
The fair, at St Pancras Hospital Conference Centre, on Saturday 3 December 2022, 12-4pm, will also include an improvised musical walk through the gallery at 2pm by flutist Nicky Heinen inspired by selections of displayed artworks.
The event will also mark the launch of an installation artwork by Vivien Horne, called 20/20 VISION. The latest of a series of installations in an alcove at the gallery entrance. Built over two years this is a beautiful, if alarming, structure that reflects on the ways we are damaging the world with our use and disposal of plastic. The installation is a major breakthrough for one of the artists we have supported over the years.
Pixels and Pigments includes work from more than 54 artists including professional, self-trained outsider, creative staff and service user artists, aged from 11 to 94, from diverse backgrounds and genders.
The artists use a wide variety of mediums to reflect new digital creativity and traditional hand-crafted arts. The exhibition is co-curated by Peter Herbert and Marius Els, with support from our curating team, resulting in an astonishing range of work, questioning how new forms of digital creativity has developed out of and or co-exist with traditional hand crafted arts. Artists were provided with the subject of Real Life and Dream Worlds as a theme.
The exhibition is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm until 13 January 2023, excluding public holidays. All welcome.