Exhibition

Architects Aware

27 Feb 2020 – 30 Apr 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 – 18:00
Thursday
09:00 – 17:00
Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Saturday
09:00 – 17:00
Sunday
09:00 – 17:00

The William Road Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Warren Street / Euston / King's Cross

Save Event: Architects Aware

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

Johanna Melvin is an abstract painter who has worked with New Horizons Youth Centre to create a large-scale mosaic of ink on paper statements on the subject of homelessness, giving affirmative and testimonial collective voice to vulnerable and homeless young people

About

Johanna Melvin is an abstract painter whose work references architectural detail, sculptural poetry and the urban environment.

For this exhibition Melvin has worked with New Horizons Youth Centre to create a large-scale mosaic of ink on paper statements on the subject of homelessness, giving affirmative and testimonial collective voice to vulnerable and homeless young people. These accompany a series of more than 200 small works on paper, and a series of stand-alone large-scale abstract compositions by the artist, responding to the notion of hidden homelessness. This show follows Melvin’s recent exhibition at The House of St Barnabas, a Grade I Listed Georgian building that houses a charity helping London's homeless back into work.

Melvin has previously exhibited at London galleries including The Royal Academy of Art, Flowers Gallery and The Contemporary Art Society. Her work is held in private and public collections in London including: Whitechapel Gallery Archives; The Naggar Collection; Groucho Club collection, and John Cass Print Room.

This exhibition marks the collaboration between John McAslan Partners and New Horizons Youth Centre to address London’s growing hidden homeless. Proceeds from sales of the 200 individual small works, costing £35 each, will go to New Horizons Youth Centre, which works to create positive futures for young homeless people in the capital.

What to expect? Toggle

Exhibiting artists

Johanna Melvin

Comments

Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.