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Cafe Art Hampstead competition exhibition opens

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in News | 2 comments

The inaugural Cafe Art Competition Exhibition opened at the Hampstead School of Art (HSoA) last night with a short award ceremony. See photos from the opening here (Facebook) While we have had many exhibitions since our first one in the Guardian Building in August 2012, this is the first time we have awarded prizes. The exhibition can be seen in the HSoA's new building. The connection to the school began a few years ago (the first exhibition was in January 2015) and Cafe Art is very appreciative of the support from the school, especially the principal Isabel Langtry who was one of the judges for the contest who chose the top three prizes. The other two...

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2018 MyLondon calendar

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on 2018 MyLondon calendar

2018 MyLondon calendar

Thirteen beautiful photographs, taken by homeless people, are part of the 2018 MyLondon calendar. Created by 100 homeless people in a project lasting five days. The viral success in 2015 and 2016 saw thousands of calendars being sold overseas. See the Exhibition and 2018 MyLondon photos here Once the actual calendar is printed, it sells thousands of copies in Spitalfields market and other London markets. The project trains people in photography and when the calendar is ready people gain work experience selling it. MyLondon has inspired similar projects in Budapest, Sydney, New Orleans and Toronto. The MyLondon Kickstarter raised £8,707 to pay...

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First solo exhibition for Cafe Art artist James Gray

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Event, Exhibition, News, Press release, Publicity | Comments Off on First solo exhibition for Cafe Art artist James Gray

James Gray is having his first solo exhibition and we at Cafe Art could not be prouder. James has come a long way. When we first met him in 2012 he had only recently been sleeping rough in London, and was being housed by Wytham Hall in West London. He was one of the first artists to lend his paintings to us to hang in cafes, and when we approached him about creating a calendar to bring together all the art groups for people who had experienced homelessness in the ONE calendar he willingly contributed and his painting of poppies was the November image. Last year James took a huge step - to take on a flat and live independently, and earlier this year he became...

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Vote online for the 2018 MyLondon calendar

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Calendar, Exhibition, News | 15 comments

We have exciting news - for that first time you can vote online for the photos in our 2018 MyLondon calendar! You can have your say here. One hundred one-time-use Fujifilm cameras were handed out to people affected by homelessness at St Paul's Cathedral on 30 June, resulting in more than 2,000 photos. From 2,000 photos submitted from 89 cameras returned, 20 have been chosen for the public vote to decide the 2018 MyLondon calendar. We hope to get thousands of votes from the public in Spitalfields Arts Market from Monday 31 July to Sunday 6 August. London Photo Festival Cafe Art has partnered with London Photo Festival and this allows us to find out what you...

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MyLondon in Spitalfields from Monday 31 July

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in News | Comments Off on MyLondon in Spitalfields from Monday 31 July

More than 450 images of London as taken by people affected by homelessness feature in the largest MyLondon exhibition yet - 25% more photos than last year - in Spitalfields Arts Market from Monday 31 July to Sunday 6 August. There will be a small opening ceremony with some of the photographers at 1pm on Monday - please join us! The contest photographs were taken with one-time-use Fujifilm disposable cameras over five days in early July. The results are incredible - from haunting scenes by participants who live in the shadows of the Grenfell Tower in Ladbroke Grove, to creative observations by participants on a London we all love. This is their love...

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