Mujeres en la National Gallery with LAWRS

Workshop leader: María González and Sara López Where: National Gallery When: 6th June 2015 Participants: 5 Description: We led the ‘Women at the National Gallery’ visit for the group of volunteers in LAWRS for the Volunteers Week. We had an interesting discussion about women’s roles in the society nowadays. Outcomes and Impact: Testimonies:  

Call Out for Artist using the written word

Call Out for Artist | Lon-art Collaborative Community Exhibition at Oxford House Application Deadline: 5th May Lon-art, a non-profit art education organisation that works with the local community in East London, will be undertaking its third exhibition project, Now and Then, Here and There, in October/November at Oxford House in Bethnal Green. We are looking […]

Mujeres en la National Gallery

Workshop leader: Maria González Where: National Gallery When: 11th April 2015 Participants: 10 Description: The visit to the National Gallery is one of our classics now. It is a very special tour, during which we analise the role women have had throughout the History of Art – a story made by and for men. Even […]

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH events in East London

  1-31 March 2015 www.alternativearts.co.uk   Newsletter 2 – Updates   ART exhibitions, COMMUNITY events, FILM shows, LITERATURE, PERFORMANCES Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music, SOCIAL & SPORTS activities, TOURS, TALKS & DISCUSSIONS, WORKSHOPS & COURSES.   ART exhibitions and events   ARTSADMIN Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB Aldgate East tube www.artsadmin.co.uk 020 7650 2350 […]

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFjsSSDLl8w      – Like a girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs 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

Lon-art.org 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 […]

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 […]