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MyLondon Exhibition in Spitalfields

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Featured, News | 4 comments

MyLondon Exhibition in Spitalfields

The annual MyLondon Photography Exhibition will hang in Spitalfields Art Market, Brushfield Street, London E1 from Monday 9 October to Sunday 15 October. The entire market has been given to Cafe Art to hang the photography exhibition which features 400 photos taken over five days in early July by people affected by homelessness. On Tuesday 10 October the 2018 MyLondon calendar will be launched at 1pm in the market. The calendar sells in the market until early January. This year the calendar will also be sold on the streets of London by participants in the project. The Arts Market will also host a market of paintings and photos for sale from artists who are...

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Farewell Mick Taylor (1945-2017)

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Farewell Mick Taylor (1945-2017)

We were very sad to hear that Mick Taylor, one of the subjects in the upcoming 2018 MyLondon calendar, passed away on Friday 29 September. Louise Danby had taken a photos of Mick during the annual MyLondon Photography Project by Cafe Art in early July, with one of them getting into the top 20 exhibition photos. The photos will be exhibited next week in Spitalfields Arts Market, Brushfield Street. One photo of Mick was chosen for the 2018 MyLondon calendar which will be launched on World Homeless Day - 10 October 2017  - in Spitalfields Arts Market. Louise was a close friend of Mick and regularly visited him and took him for walks. Interviewed in August,...

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East London highlighted by Cafe Art in local project

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

East London highlighted by Cafe Art in local project

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Cafe Art Hampstead competition exhibition opens

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Featured, News | 1 comment

Cafe Art Hampstead competition exhibition opens

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: by London’s homeless

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

2018 MyLondon calendar: by London’s homeless

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 | 0 comments

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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