Thursday, 28 January 2010

'Streets of London'

2 March - 1 May 2010

Preview Tuesday 2 March 2010, 6pm to 8pm

Ruskin Café, Working Men’s College
44 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TR 020 7255 4700
10am to 8pm weekdays, 10am – 4pm Saturdays

‘Streets of London’ features the works of WMC students in photography and the Foundation Degree in Art & Design, alongside professional photographer and tutor at WMC, Andrew Gilpin.

London is an inspiring location, especially when it comes to its amazing architectural mix. Here, the eyes of the photographer have caught those little details – street-lights, tube sign, rain catching on windows - that blend with iconic signs which makes
London the atmospheric city that it is.

The Working Men’s College (WMC) is proud to host ‘Streets of London’ as the second in a series of exhibitions in its Ruskin Café exhibition space curated by Karen Janody, Creative City. The Art & Design department at WMC has a strong reputation of successfully sending students on to study in prestigious art institutions such as Central St Martin’s and Goldsmiths. The exhibitions planned will enable WMC students to exhibit their works along those by international artists, providing an excellent way to support upcoming talents by raising the bar.

Photographs will be auctioned at the end of the exhibition.

The Working Men’s College has a remarkable history as a centre for innovation and excellence in the Visual Arts. In the mid 19th century it was at the radical centre of developments in both Fine and Applied Arts. John Ruskin, its first art tutor, provided the catalyst for the revolutionary work of both the Pre Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts movement, whose major figures (Rossetti, Burne Jones, Holman Hunt) either taught here or were regular visitors, as were Sickert, Spencer Gore and Lucien Pissarro of the avant-garde Camden Town Group toward the turn of the 20th century. Recent students have included Sarah Lucas and Gary Hume.

For more information: Karen Janody // 079 8995 4414

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