The Persistence of Vision – Queen’s Park group of London Independent Photography and Portobello Film Festival
7 – 19 September 2009
Brent Artists Resource in collaboration with the Queen’s Park group of London Independent Photography and the Portobello Film Festival is pleased to present a selection of twelve photographers. They are inspired by the world of moving pictures. All the works have some link to a cinematic theme and include a look at classic film posters, images inspired by particular film genres to portraits of people awaiting a friend or lover outside of a cinema. We will be screening a series of shorts by several artists including John Malkovich as part of the Portobello Film Festival.
Exhibiting are Jeanine Billington, Tim Crowe, Amanda Dolan, Steve GroJanet Nabney, Vanja Karas, John Nabney, Mary Pritchard, Tony Walls, Pete Webster
Thoroughly Modern Dora
A Group Exhibition curated by Jolanta Jagiello
18 August – 18 September 2009
Dora’s Man Ray by Jolanta Jagiello
This group show is inspired by the life, times, and work of sculptor Dora Gordine (1895-1991). Born in Lativa, this ‘Russian-Jewess-Sculptress’ moved to Paris in 1924 taking inspiration from the French sculptor Maillol. In 1928, her first London show astounded the critics: ‘Amazing Studies By Girl Sculptor’ followed by ‘No girl of her age made bronzes of such expressive character and sculptural quality in our day’.
Gordine set sail for Singapore in 1930s, and spent the next four-half years in the State of Johore where she married her first husband Dr George Garlick. Her time spent in South-east Asia, focused her sculpture on the ideal form found in Indian sculpture with its ease, natural, warmth, and abundance of life and love. She opposed the standardised beauty found in Greek Sculpture or the need to impress the mind by suppressing the body found in Christian Sculpture.
She returned to London in 1936, married Right Hon. Richard Hare and they designed and built Dorich House, which is now a museum owned by Kingston University. The British sculptor Anthony Caro described her as: “… an ambitious artist and her work has strength. … It may not seem so very extraordinary to us nowadays, but when we place her work against that of much more successful academic sculptors of the time it is a million miles better”. This group show is a tribute to this charismatic, talented, imperious, intensely hard-working, highly ambitious artist, qualities which simply make her – A Thoroughly Modern Dora.
Subversive Correspondence #2
Curated by Diana Ali
18 August – 3 September 2009
Suttsteve by Valentina Ferrandes
Artists exploring the notion of connectivity, correspondence and dialogue.
Artists, writers and researchers, worlwide, have explored the notion of connectivity, correspondence and dialogue entailing a subversive perspective to the theme.
The interpretations encounter political statements or disperse cultural observations; correspondence that is not immediate but perhaps depends on the contingencies of travel. Subversive systems of posting and collecting dialogue create the emergence of new narratives that are shared and reacted upon through hybrid texts, images and temporary ownership. Show cased as a touring exhibition at Broadwalk Arts the works continue to explore language, visual interchange and systematic dialogues at The BAR Gallery at Willesden Green.
For a list of all the artists please visit