Bow Open Show is an annual exhibition selecting the best work from over 400 artists who currently hold studios, live and work spaces and carry out education projects with Bow Arts. The exhibition is an important celebration of all the work that Bow Arts does throughout the year, and we have invited guest curators to select their choice of the work. Previous curators have been Mark Wallinger (2014) Bob and Roberta Smith with Skye Sherwin in 2012.
We are thrilled to announce that this year’s guest curator is Dr Shahida Bari, Lecturer in Romanticism from Queen Mary University of London and regular radio broadcaster working in culture, philosophy and politics. Shahida will select from over 400 artists with Gallery Director Rosamond Murdoch, to create a unique exhibition in Nunnery Gallery.
Bow Open Show 2015
Private View: Friday 19 June 6-9pm (coinciding with Bow Open Studios 2015)
Exhibition Dates: 19 June - 5 July
Venue: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, Bow, London, E3 2SJ
Opening Times: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm | Free Entry
Dr. Shahidha Bari said: “I am honoured to be asked to curate Bow Arts Open, especially in their 20th anniversary year. Although I have an active interest and involvement in contemporary art curating an exhibition will be a new and exciting experience for me. Bow Arts, like my own university QMUL, has a significant positive impact on the aspirations and education of young people, particularly those from the East of London. There’s a natural synergy between our organisations and I was delig hted to be given the opportunity to develop that further.”
Rosamond Murdoch, Gallery Director said: “It is a pleasure to welcome the Bow Open Show back to Nunnery Gallery after a five year holiday in the wonderful Bermondsey Project Space. I am determined that the eclectic mix of visual artists, designer makers and education artists will make it a hard choice but the end result will be a show that reflects the talent of our artists.”