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Upcoming and past exhibitions and galleries at Conway Hall
The Legacies of British Slave-ownership project traced the contentious lives and legacies those slave-owners who lived close to the newly-founded UCL and was first shown at UCL to mark Black History Month 2011.
A neighbours’ event: building community through socially-engaged photography | Wednesday 1st November
Anita Strasser’s exhibition features the work of two projects which set out to facilitate community networks and social cohesion in two different neighbourhoods, a hidden courtyard in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana and a block of flats in Deptford.
Drawing the Last Breath: Portraits of my Father by Daniel Fooks (until 31 March) | Thursday 1st March
In our society we have a tendency to look upon death and dying with a sideways glance. This exhibition – a series of powerful drawings by Daniel Fooks of his father on his death bed – tackles the issue head on.
An evening of Croatian music, words, art and wine. Listen to a live reading from the first full-length English translation of Uncle Maroye by Marin Držić, violinist Anda Vican playing works by Luka Sorkočević and see an exhibition of photographs of Dubrovnik taken by Bari Goddard.
Drawing the Last Breath: Portraits of my Father by Daniel Fooks – Meet the artist evening | Friday 23rd March
You are invited to view the exhibition and meet with the artist Drawing the Last Breath: Portraits of My Father. This exhibition – a series of powerful drawings by Daniel Fooks of his father on his deathbed – tackles the issue of death head on. Drinks served. All welcome.
Daily until Monday 23rd April. Free. Jamie Boyd embraces different types of subject matter and different qualities of light. Whether dreamlike portraits, café terraces, concert halls, or Mediterranean and Australian landscapes, he is equally skilled at capturing the softness or strength of the light.
Until Thursday 31st May. Free. An exhibition of painted and collage works by Barbara Marks, inspired by the calligraphy of Master Zhixing Wang, The I-Ching, the Tao Te Ching and the life of the artist’s father as a Japanese Prisoner of War.
‘Seven years ago I moved down from Yorkshire to London, and began painting canvasses. My work is inspired by the lines, textures, and reflected light of the city, the ever changing mirror of the River Thames, and the mesmerising dazzle of the City at night’.