I went to The Tokarska Gallery newly opened in Forest Rd E17 by Blackhorse Rd Station. The stench of damp hits you as you enter a very pleasant bright gallery. Kate Green’s exhibition is ace because it is professional and has universally understood relevance and meaning. There are photographs of aged seniors all with past glories, all having been unpaid, passionate athletes and Olympic Games contenders in the twenties and thirties of last century.
Well worth a look and free.
I went to “Capture Waltham Forest” at The Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow Village, This is another photography exhibition with submitted photos by people in the borough who had snapped and shared.. Good good good. Some negative comments included that there was no history in the photos. I take that as racist really because there is obviously an archive coming which highlights unconsciously the diversity in Waltham forest. The Halal meat Shop history is our history just as the history of the dog stadium belongs to us all.. My photos weren’t included but I’m over that. I am a photographing prize winner elswehere.
Just as I am an exhibiting artist at the Mill E17 this week. See how it is great that local people get a chance to show off what they can do. There is a fantastic art exhibition there composed of textile design and pattern. Very lovely and actually one just wants to roll in some of that comforting fleece and softness. Another free exhibition as well. Soak up the culture!Elephants at The Mill by RAGWORKS