Posts made in March, 2018

Manipulating art: major exhibition with Cafe Art’s James Gray

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Manipulating art: major exhibition with Cafe Art’s James Gray

Manipulating art: major exhibition with Cafe Art’s James Gray

Cafe Art has an artist in Face Value 2, a fantastic exhibition, which has opened in London which connects two artists though one painting. The concept is this: one artist does a painting, print or sculpture and then gives it to a total stranger to make their mark and add to it. Cafe Art's James Gray was given a Screenprint on paper by William Blanchard who called it UN FAIR. James had not met William and was just given the print with no instructions on what to do. At first look it didn't look like it was James's at all. His usual style is thick paint on canvas and only later does the subtlety sink in. James said that he had actually put one of his...

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Huge interest in Cafe Art 2018 programmes

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Huge interest in Cafe Art 2018 programmes

We're being overwhelmed with enquiries from formerly homeless and currently homeless people who want to exhibit and sell their art! Following the successful launch of the 2018 programme last week, not only did we get more people emailing us from our current connections but we're also visiting as many homelessness-sector groups as we can. This year, we are focusing our efforts to connect with new people affected by homelessness and over the coming weeks we will visit many more groups.

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London students set up crowdfunder for Cafe Art

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in News | Comments Off on London students set up crowdfunder for Cafe Art

A group of five students from Westminster Business School have created a crowdfunding project for Cafe Art, launching it on Thursday 1 March. After hearing Café Art’s story from student and former MyLondon participant Kevin Farrell, they "knew this was the social enterprise we wanted to make an impact with". "We have been working with Café Art for the past several weeks and want to launch a successful campaign to further this not-for-profit company’s growth." Kevin Farrell was a participant in the MyLondon project in 2015. By 2016 he had got a job as a support worker with St Mungo's and the Haringey Alcohol Recovery Association and was instrumental in...

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Artists wanted!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in News | 2 comments

Are you an artist who has been homeless or is still homeless? These are Cafe Art’s 2018 projects: This Is Where I Live is an art exchange between London, New York, Berlin, Mumbai and Auckland! Your painting could be sent to any of those cities or be hung in our London exhibition in May If you are interested email sarah@cafeart.org.uk Sell your Art in a cafe! We hang art in London cafes. We will help you frame it. Contact sarah@cafeart.org.uk The MYLONDON Photo Exhibition and Calendar Project starts in mid-June! The handout is at St Paul’s Cathedral (number limted to 100 people). We will be doing basic photography training in May...

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