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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Ikea Art Exhibition: Did you choose the winning painting?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Exhibition, News | Comments Off on Ikea Art Exhibition: Did you choose the winning painting?

With nearly 250 written comments and almost 1,500 votes cast by the general public in a week, we have been overwhelmed by the positive support shown to the artists and their artworks at our recent 'Home is where the Art is' exhibition held at Ikea's flagship store in Wembley. We are pleased to inform you that the votes have been counted and we have the results for the top three favourite public paintings below. The exhibition was covered by a number of local newspapers, including GetWestLondon. But first, here are just some of the many public comments from our guest book: Fabulous exhibition and a great cause Incredible display of incredible...

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Engaging hearts with art …..

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Exhibition, News | Comments Off on Engaging hearts with art …..

We would like to say a big thank you to the many buyers who connected with the paintings exhibited at our recent Ikea 'Home is where the Art is' exhibition. All these paintings were drawn from the heart, and it's good to know that they touched many hearts too. Here's just some of the buyers with big hearts and who love art. And best of all, 100% of the purchase price goes straight to the artists for a direct, positive and immediate impact - a 'feel-good' factor all down to their own talent. Cafe Art is all about engaging hearts with hearts ......! This squirrel better get used to eating pasta and pizza, ‘cos Giorgio is proudly han

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Love ART, Love HOME, Love IKEA

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Exhibition, News | 1 comment

Inspiring talent ..... Fabulous exhibition ..... Such great art.......Incredible display .... I love them all .... ! Comments from the first day of the exhibition. Why is that so? Simple! Firstly, they're all down to the talent of the artists and the homelessness organisations in supporting them in their pursue of their aspirations in art. And secondly, Ikea pulled out all the stops to embrace and celebrate the artworks and this exhibition from the very start. Not just by helping with the framing and hanging of the artworks, promoting the event to their customers, giving up vital 'income-generating space' in their packed Restaurant for the exhibit area,...

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Ikea …….. I care!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Exhibition, News | 1 comment

The artists, their homelessness organisations & support workers, together with Cafe Art, are proud to announce our second unique exhibition for 2014. This time it's with our longest supporter who has been with us right from the very start. IKEA!  Did you know that they have been quietly supplying the beautiful frames for the paintings that hang in our partner Cafes? Well, they have moved the goal post yet again. They have opened up space in their popular Restaurant located on the first floor of their flagship London store to accommodate a visual spectacle of stunning artworks ever to be assembled in one location in Wembley! None of these pieces have been...

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