As though a rock had been lifted and there were green shoots beneath’ This is how Sara, who we met in the Northern Syrian town of Kobanê, described the 2012 revolution, when the authoritarian Syrian regime withdrew control and the Kurds were able to set up their own autonomous organisations.…
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Upcoming and past exhibitions and galleries at Conway Hall
UNTIL 10 MARCH • Completing the sentence “When women gather…”, this exhibition of work by photographer Grace Gelder, curated with Marianne Mulvey, draws upon different definitions of gathering – from assembling for a specific purpose, to collecting from disparate sources.
This event is part of When women gather … a public programme of events connected to Grace Gelder’s photography exhibition at Conway Hall which has been curated with Marianne Mulvey. The exhibition runs from November 9th to January 31st.
*Ends 11th July 2019* This exhibition explores feminist activism through posters from Women’s Liberation Workshops in the borough and how the arts and especially theatre contributed to the local feminist scene.
Until Tuesday 30th April. Windrush – Brent’s Pioneering Windrush Generation traces the arrival of Empire Windrush and explores Brent’s Carribean Heritage through the eyes of its residents. Using photographic portraits and unique stories collected from residents, it celebrates 70 years of the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Diaspora.
*Ends 31 May 2019* In this collection of pieces Shankland explores isolation, both physically and emotionally. ‘Moving On’ is a question not a given as figures and scenes are often static, seemingly disconnected from the environment or paused in daily routines that are hampered or impossible to achieve. All the while there is tension and buckling in the fabric reinforcing the idea of turmoil and conflict. As voyeurs we watch and wait.
*Every Tue • Wed • Thu until Oct 2019* Monument for Chelsea Manning is on temporary loan to Conway Hall Library and is an ongoing project by artist John Reardon. Reardon is artist in residence in the Politics Department at Goldsmiths, London.
*Until 09 Aug 2019* In celebration of Refugee Week 2019, this exhibition by Adiam Yemane offers inspiring stories of newcomers who entered the UK claiming asylum or as refugees. It celebrates the lives of people who have worked hard to fulfil their potential and despite, in many cases experiencing overwhelming odds, succeed.
*Until 31 Jan 2020* This exhibition explores how 19th-century pamphlets and their freethinking authors have ignited revolutions, overthrown governments and altered the course of history. Private view: 12 Sep.
The Conway Photography Group presents Reflection; an exhibition of work that is inspired by and connected with the local area around Conway Hall, personal projects and moments on the journey of Brexit.
Join us via Conway Hall’s Zoom channel to celebrate alternative art education and launch the first issue of URgh! Zine. Meet members of the alternative art education community and participate from the comfort of your living room. Turn on, tune in, get involved, start your own art school!