East End Trail is the second series of her paintings about the East End.
She painted the first series mostly between 1992 and 1994 when she was a student. At that time she was new to East London and she experienced great curiosity, looking at the views and expressing her feelings on canvas from different angles.
This time she travelled and researched a little further. She especially enjoyed walking along the Regent’s Canal: she found it to be the best place for people to escape from the busy and noisy city life. The water not only added a reflection of the beauty of the place but had a healing quality for people’s minds. Mostly she painted on 18” x 24” canvas with oil. She was more concerned with space and depth in the landscape than in her previous series.
“Over 2 decades, East London has rapidly changed. Everywhere there are many more blocks of flats and office buildings. However, the view of East London always holds a charm for me.” – Noriko Michigami
‘East End Trail‘ represents her research footage and is an ongoing painting project.
Private View: 17 March, 6.30-9.30pm
About Oxford House
Oxford House is an arts, community and heritage centre in the heart of London's East End. Established in 1884 Oxford House is a much loved local institution and has served the local community for over 130 years. Oxford House is a Grade II listed building and home to almost 30 charities, community organisations and social businesses. It is open 7 days a week with a range of classes and activities and provides an arts centre and volunteering opportunities. Oxford House is planning a major heritage project with support from Heritage Lottery Fund and Tower Hamlets to secure the future of this Grade II listed building currently on Buildings at Risk Register. www.oxfordhouse.org.uk
About Noriko Michigami
Noriko Michigami is a Japanese artist who studied MA Painting at London Guildhall University. Her previous exhibitions include shows at Husk Gallery Limehouse, Off Broadway Market and Diorama Gallery. www.norikomichigami.com