BHM 2014- Masks and Masquerades at Idea Store, Watney Market

African masks were given an East London facelift on Saturday when kids from the community came to Lon-art’s fun-filled class celebrating Black History Month. The all-day event, which included film screenings, a talk on African masquerades and plenty of messy mask-making, was packed with children and adults across two floors of the Idea Store at […]

Workshop on ‘Deconstructing gender’

Last Wednesday we held our workshop on ‘Deconstructing Gender’. Cristina Cuevas opened the workshop with the question ‘What is gender?’ then we started the debate using two videos as a starting point:      – Break Free:      – Like a girl: Among the participants were women of different backgrounds and ages, adding to the richness of the workshop. After […]

Celebrating Black History Month in schools

We have been celebrating Black History Month in schools in East London. We held two workshops focusing on masks and masquerades. -The African Art of Recycling: Tradition and modernity We explored the work of contemporary artist Romauld Hazoume (Republic of Benin). -Bamana puppets from Mali Storytelling The art of Malian puppet theatre, called Sogo bo […]

Fun Palaces 2014: Art-Lab Experiment

It was grey and gloomy in Bethnal Green this Saturday but inside Oxford House, Lon-art and members of the local community had come together to have fun, learn new skills and create new colours. The project, “Art-Lab Experiment”, encouraged participants to think about how science, history and art have come together and influenced one another […]

Art-Lab Experiment. Fun Palaces Festival has been selected to be part of FUN PALACES 2014. We have designed for this occasion Art-Lab Experiment, a project that explores what happens when art and science come together. In the 19th Century new ways of expression were invented, among them, photography. A mix of chemistry, physics and human curiosity to register images and […]

Fun Palaces. The Pitch Competition – 6pm (Free)

FUN PALACES Oh! featured opportunity for emerging and established artists to develop and share their ideas. Fast paced and fun presentations of exciting ideas for Fun Palaces! Finalists include one of’s project, Art-Lab Experiment   New forms of artistic expression, such as photography, have been created thanks to the sciences. Likewise, the arts also […]

See yourself in 3D, Faceshift

By using Faceshift we aim to create an innovative way to communicate and explore personal narratives using 3D technology. We are interested in capturing their opinions or voices in a creative way. of the guys living in one of the houses of CentrePoint and faceshift will help us to create puppets or talking heads that […]

Refugee Week at Centrepoint

The Refugee Week presented a great opportunity for the how refugees are perceived by our societies and to show them as individuals with a rich cultural background. Patterns and cultures Ceramics have been part of men’s life since the dawn of civilisation and were used to produce all kinds of objects, which were exchanged along […]

La cultura cerámica de los Vero-Ñero

La historia de la cerámica empieza con el barro, el agua y el fuego. El barro es uno de los materiales más abundantes con una cualidad plástica fascinante que los seres humanos hemos usado desde antaño, produciendo objetos que reflejan y documentan historias, culturas y sociedades. Fácilmente, se nos olvida que con las más simples […]

El Salon De Los Recharzados Espanoles

Who made our Social Exhibition happen? Team María González: Project coordinator Rocío Carvajal: Marketing coordinator Jessica Juckes: Exhibition curator, artist liason and workshops designer Bisila Noha: Marketing support and event promotion Rosa Pérez: Event promotion and facilitator Daniel Roberts: Website designer Video Production Álvaro Alonso, Jaime Asensio, Daragh Dunwoody and to Ose Leone for letting us use their song, Rebellion […]