Focus LDN presents ‘The Art of Regeneration’
In response to the changing urban landscape surrounding an artists’ community in Waterloo, Focus LDN has brought together artists of all nationalities to collaborate on a group show, about the connection between urban regeneration and culture. Focus LDN specialises in interdisciplinary arts events around the capital, with a particular interest in bringing the arts and industry together.
Representing the diversity and multiculturalism of London’s art scene ‘The Art of Regeneration’ explores questions of cultural regeneration, and how the arts are utilising this visual language to inspire their practise.
Lower Marsh in Waterloo has been allocated funds for a range of new initiatives, making the quarter a Portas Pilot area as part of the London Regeneration Project. The Mayor’s investment is supporting the return of Lower Marsh’s street market by working with local businesses, schools, colleges and arts organisations. The Art of Regeneration will further contribute to the art community by working with the Menier Gallery in Southwark.
The Menier Gallery is situated within the historic Menier Chocolate Factory, located in the heart of one of London’s artistic hubs. The gallery is a two minute walk from Borough Market and five minutes from Tate Modern. Menier Gallery is managed by Paintings in Hospitals, a registered charity that lends contemporary works of art to NHS hospitals. All income generated from the gallery supports the charity’s work.
The Art of Regeneration presents an anthology of images synonymous with London’s urban identity, encompassing a variety of techniques from oils and etchings to prints and charcoal. Artists include Patrick Blower who is exhibiting in the Lynne Painter – Stainers award this year, Laurence Causse-Parsley finalist of EWAAC 2015 Open Exhibition and resident at The AIR Kyoto 2016, Mark Mulholland who exhibited in the BP Portrait awards 2014, and Thomas Cox who featured in Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea plus twelveothers. This will be a significant group show for London’s 2016 calendar.
The Art of Regeneration opens to the public from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April 2016 11am-6pm.
The private view will take place 6pm – 8.30pm Tuesday 26th April.
Su Wen Seah Long