Posts made in June, 2016

My London! 100 cameras to handed out at St Paul’s on Friday

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in News | Comments Off on My London! 100 cameras to handed out at St Paul’s on Friday

One hundred disposable cameras will be given to people affected by homelessness by Cafe Art and The Royal Photographic Society (The RPS) at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 1 July. The project is a social enterprise to empower people affected by homelessness and results in an exhibition and calendar, which will be sold in markets by the photographers. Who is involved: 100 homeless and recently homeless people from homelessness organisations from all over London. MyLondon is run by Café Art, an independent social enterprise which connects people affected by homelessness to the wider community through art. The project, which attracted international attention to...

Read More

Analysing responses: a photography exhibition with a difference

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Analysing responses: a photography exhibition with a difference

When Silvia Tudini said that she wanted to research the public's response to our art and photographs in cafes we couldn't refuse. A student from King's College London, the research is part of a research project will be a part of a Masters thesis. The cafe chosen, the first of several in the research, is Phoenix Blend in Bell Lane, near Spitalfields, east London. The first images chosen are black and white photographs from the MyLondon Photography Contest over the last few years. The framed photos will have a QR code on the caption, leading to the Cafe Art website where the full captions describing the photos will be. Silvia says: "The study...

Read More

MyLondon in Phoenix Blend cafe

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in News | Comments Off on MyLondon in Phoenix Blend cafe

MyLondon in Phoenix Blend cafe

Phoenix Blend cafe is currently hosting a selection of black and white photographs from the MyLondon collection. The set of seven photos were taken over the past few years by people who have experience homelessness. They were taken on one-time use cameras in a the My London Photography Contest and all of them were in the annual My London exhibition by Cafe Art. The exhibition is part of a research project by King's College student Silvia Tudini. The selection of seven images are: All In by Amadeus Xavier Quadeer (2014) Steve and Tony sit on this Islington Green bench often, says Amadeus Xavier Quadeer. ‘I gave them an incentive: “If I win a prize,...

Read More

Art Gemini Prize offering free entries to artists!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Art Gemini Prize offering free entries to artists!

The Art Gemini Prize, a UK-based independent open competition to promote international contemporary art for emerging artists around the world, has announced a partnership with Cafe Art and will be offering free entry to their 2016 art prize to all artists who participated in Cafe Art's 'This is Where I Live’ international exhibition. 'This is Where I Live’ is an exchange of artworks created by marginalised people in cities across the world. Started in 2013 between Cafe Art in London & fresh art in New York, it aims to include a new international city each year to generate awareness that homelessness & poverty is a worldwide problem, but seen...

Read More

Brighton Works!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Brighton Works!

Delegates attending the annual conference (Public Health in a cold climate: Melting hearts and minds with evidence) of the Faculty of Public Health at the Brighton Conference Centre were treated to a special exhibition of beautiful artworks at the pop-up Cafe Art stand.  Not only that, we had one of the artists, Tendekai, painting live over the two days (14th and 15th June 2016) and sharing his talent with the many people who stopped by to chat and view the art. But if one were to look more closely, you would have also noticed that the 'official' Conference photographers were none other than members of our very own Photography Mentoring Group led by Neil...

Read More
Download mp3