Hut Pot & Gourd

8 Jul 2010 – 22 Aug 2010

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Open The Gate

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 67,76, 149, 243
  • Overground: Dalston Kingsland Stn/ Dalston Junction

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Hut Pot & Gourd, when the Ifreecans open the gate!


This new exhibition at Open The Gate showcases a brand new selection of collaborating works of the Ifreecans Collective, a creative medley based in London, UK. Rather than being and exclusive collective, the Ifreecans have evolved into a multicultural unit creating a platform to instigate collaboration between creatives of Afrocentric origin and creatives from other cultures. Their strength lies within the diversity of our members as well as that of individuals outside of the collective that they have thus far worked with. Hut Pot & Gourd are the symbols used in the Ifreecans Collective logo and they each hold a symbolic meaning. Traditionally the hut is the home, the pot holds the food and water, and the gourd is used for holding carrying and drinking water,milk, and alcohol. It is a homage to African ancestry and roots. In modern terms, the hut is Ifreecans shop and studio where they gather and work, the pot holds their pens, markers, pencils, all their materials and the gourd holds their paints and inks. The title of the exhibition makes a statement about the Ifreecans Collective through the symbols used in the logo. It is an invitation to look deeper into their work, name, story and what they do as there is more to see than what is observed on the first glimpse. ********* EXCLUSIVE LIVE PAINTING OPENING SHOW **** Thursday 8th July from 6pm Live Painting Show! In the middle of the exhibited paintings, the Ifreecans Collective will perform a Live Painting show! Join them and express yourself on the tables of the Cafe! A selection of your works will be then displayed in the exhibition! The event is part of the CREATE Festival and is supported by Uni POSCA, Dalston Stationers, Corona Extra and Pago Juices

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