Illustration has come to the forefront of London’s creative industries in recent years and this show presents award winning work highlighting the quality, energy and breadth of inventiveness of its young practitioners. The ten graduates on show hail from the BA (Hons) course at Middlesex University. They all have their own visual language but are joined by a love of storytelling. Chloe Smith’s beautiful and lurid images tell the tale of how Antwerp got its name, Nakim Brown unfolds the history of the universe in a glowing graphic novel, and Summer Du Plessis unpicks Bowie’s Star Man in luminous print.
Awarded a D&AD prize for best show at New Blood, the exhibition includes risographs, drawings, screen prints, linocuts and digital paintings. The Illustration course at Middlesex is studio based and aims to bring out the individuality of each student. The work here reflects the high quality its graduates are recognised for. Included in the exhibition are: Nakim Brown, Chloe Smith, Ella Ginn, Dervla Leonard, Charles Johnston, Summer Du Plessis, Nicole Cowan, Matt Ingram, Jasmine Brady and Taro Qureshi.
PREVIEW EVENING Thursday 9 February 7-9pm
Everyone’s invited to join us for a Meet The Artists evening, but please remember to dress for the weather as this is a largely outdoor event. Warmth provided by the good company and glow of the window display!
Click this link for information on Middlesex’s University’s illustration degree course and even follow their Instagram blog or visit the gallery’s website at wvwg.co.uk
The window gallery is a street-facing-only exhibition space that is visible 24 hours a day, and lit until approx. midnight every day. It is close to cafes, bars, shops and restaurants that offer any refreshment you might need.
Here’s a handy Google map showing the location of gallery.
ON FOOT/PUBLIC TRANSPORT
8 minute walk from Walthamstow Central (Zone 3, Victoria Line or Overground from Liverpool Street or Chingford) 15 minute walk from Wood Street station (Zone 4, Overground from Liverpool Street or Chingford). When electrification works are completed on the GOBLIN Line (Feb 2017) we will be a 15 minute walk from Queens Road station (Zone 3, Overground from Gospel Oak to Barking Line, including Kentish Town, Crouch Hill, Blackhorse Road, Leytonstone High Road)
Parking in the area is FREE after 6.30pm and all day Sunday (except in loading/disabled bays etc). At other times ‘permit holder only’ restrictions are in place. Please note that the short shopping section of Orford Road is no entry to traffic (except buses) during the day (10am-10pm) when fines are in place.