Home is Where the Art Is is a free talk and part of the Fitzrovia Chapel's autumn exhibition, Dwelling. Come and listen to gallerist Hannah Watson talk about differences in perception in seeing art in people’s homes as opposed to galleries, exhibitions and public spaces. She will discuss bringing art into the personal and domestic space and how people build collections for their own homes. How do you curate and display work in the home? What are the practical challenges, such as stairways and lighting, of having art in the home?
Hannah Watson is the Director of TJ Boulting gallery and publisher Trolley Books. The gallery has been based in Fitzrovia on Riding House Street since 2011 and takes its name from the Grade II* listed Arts and Craft building it inhabits. Recent exhibitions include rising art star Juno Calypso’s solo exhibition and a group show curated by Katy Hessel of The Great Women Artists, linking historic and contemporary women artists.
DWELLING: an exhibition of beauty and attachment in Fitzrovia residencies (14 to 28 November)
Home is Where the Art Is is part of the Fitzrovia Chapel’s second free autumn exhibition, Dwelling. The show, which explores the design choices, style and perceptions of beauty in dwellings across Fitzrovia, will include pieces and contributions from television presenter, writer and comedian Griff Rhys Jones, TED speaker and ritual maker Tiu de Haan and art critic Tabish Khan. It will also include art and images from hotels, homes and hidden parts of the area.
Dwelling is open Wednesday 14 to 28 November 2018, 11:00 to 16:00
Thursday 15 Nov, 13:00, ‘Dwelling – Why and how?’, Faye Hughes and Kate Thorogood
Friday 16 November, 13:00, ‘Reclaiming spaces, Kate Thorogood
Sunday 18 November, 13:00, ‘Rituals in our home’, Tiu de Haan (with BSL interpretation)
Tuesday 20 November, 13:00, ‘Critics’ choice at home’, Estelle Lovatt
Thursday 22 November, 13:00, ‘Home is where the art is’, Hannah Watson
Sunday 25 November, 13:00, ‘A critical eye’, Tabish Khan
Dwelling is supported by Derwent London through the Derwent London Community Fund.
The Fitzrovia Chapel Foundation receives support from the Golsoncott Foundation.