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Islington Exhibits is looking for artists and places.

Islington Exhibits is looking for artists and places.

Editorial Staff – Saturday, 12th May 2012

“an initiative to unlock hidden venues in Islington”

London still offers opportunities, despite the double dip recession is knocking at your door. For those involved in the art environment the city central area is rich of events and occasions to be catched.

Islington Exhibits” is one of these. It is an initiative to unlock hidden venues in Islington. It gives artists and craft persons a space to display their work. It is produced by Rowan Arts in partnership with Cubitt Education, Holloway Neighbourhood Group, Islington Arts Factory and St. Luke’s Centre and with support from Islington Council and Creative Islington.

Rowan Arts was established in 2003 by Holloway residents Ruth Robinson, Claire Hegarty and Verity Spence. It grew out of the grass roots group Peter Pan Park Action Group. Between 1999 and 2003, Peter Pan Park Action Group successfully raised over £300,000 to rebuild a decaying park located in Tollington Ward, one of Islington’s poorest areas, opened in 2003 as Landseer Gardens. Peter Pan Park Action Group’s work enabled a number of local women to collate the energy of several other local people.

In 2012 Islington Exhibits will be taking place in North Islington 19-22 July and in South Islington 26-29 July. For information about how to take part visit the artists page. It is possible to join the Rowan Arts Mailing List and keep up to date with what is happening or come and talk to us at one of our drop-in sessions.

There are two ways for artists to get involved in Islington Exhibits 2012. Firstly, arrange your own exhibition with an Islington venue and then register it with us using the steps below. Or else, apply to have your work exhibited as part of the Summer Salon 2012 exhibition at Islington Arts Factory.

Once you have found a venue and arranged your exhibition you can register it for inclusion on the Islington Exhibits website. The cost to register your exhibition is £20.00. Artists can register at any time from now until the start of Islington Exhibits but if they would like to be featured in the printed map of exhibitions and in the press release they could send their applications by midnight on Wednesday 20 June 2012. Alternatively, they can take part in Islington Exhibits by applying to exhibit their work as part of the Islington Arts Factory’s Summer Salon. For further details on how to do this visit the news page of the following links.

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