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Can you help us with MyLondon?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in News | 8 comments

Hello, we're looking for people who would like to help us with the annual MyLondon project! The camera handout day is on Friday 30 June. The main details are: Location: The Wren Suite, The Crypt, St Paul's Cathedral (entrance opposite "Paul" Cafe on the north side) Volunteers need to arrive by 11.30am, unless specifically asked to come in early. There are two handout sessions, because the room is not large enough: the first session will start at 12 noon and the second one at 1.30pm. We start by letting people have some Pret a Manger sandwiches and then we quickly do a short session to remind people how to use the one-time-use camera, the goals of the...

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Meet James Gray, Artist In Residence

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Featured, News | 5 comments

Meet James Gray, Artist In Residence

We are really happy to announce that one of our artists - James Gray - has been chosen by Diorama Arts Centre to fill their Artist In Residence spot after the first artist David Tovey completed his term. James is a full-time artist and has come a long way since he was sleeping rough in London in 2010. He discovered painting in an art therapy class in The Passage day centre in 2009. One of the first artists to connect with Cafe Art in 2012, when he had been rehoused in Wytham Hall, supported accommodation in Maida Vale, James is now working as an artist and managing his own flat near Russell Square in London. "I was homeless over a three year period,...

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Smartphones for homeless people?

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Smartphones for homeless people?

Smartphones for homeless people?

There's a new design award and we've been asked to help out with the judging! The Black Sheep Awards are hosted by Carter Wong Design (CWD). CWD are the big-hearted company who has been designing all of the MyLondon and other partner cities (eg Budapest, New Orleans Sydney, Sao Paulo, etc) as well as Cafe Art's logo/branding etc for free! This year's Black Sheep Awards brief was 'How would you change societies perceptions of the homeless owning smartphones?' Not only does the concept needs to be bold with longevity in mind, but the design needs to stop us in our tracks, exceed people's expectations, communicate on a deeper level as well as flexible to...

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This is London, where we live!

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on This is London, where we live!

This is London, where we live!

Not an 'opening' as such, as the exhibition opened last month, but we finally got all our artists and photographers and supporters in the one venue at the This is Where I Live 2017 exhibition at Diorama Arts Centre last week. This Is Where I Live is now in it's fourth year, and celebrates the wonderful talent of people affected by homelessness in Berlin, Mumbai, New York and right here in London! Before the public arrived, Brian McClure (Artist-in-Residence from Omnibus) gave some very useful advice on how best to prepare art for selling/exhibiting, and Neil Cordell  (from The RPS) gave a preview about the forthcoming MyLondon 2017 photo...

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Ricardo Negro exhibition

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Ricardo Negro exhibition

Ricardo Negro exhibition

We are very happy to host, the Qbic Hotels, an exhibition Brazilian artist, Ricardo Alves da Silva Miranda, also known by his artist name Ricardo Negro, at Qbic Hotel, east London. The Private View is in Qbic Hotel, 42 Adler Street, London E1 1EE on Tuesday 11 April between 6pm and 8pm. The exhibition will be up until mid May. Ricardo is donating 10% of the income from the sale of the paintings to Cafe Art. Ricardo creates colourful graffiti-style murals and paintings that focus on the architecture of the Favela communities of Brazil and last month he painted a mural for Café Art in our Qbic Hotel base in East London. His exhibition features...

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This Is Where I Live: homeless art from New York, Berlin, Mumbai and London

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Featured, News | 2 comments

This Is Where I Live: homeless art from New York, Berlin, Mumbai and London

Paintings from twelve artists from New York, Berlin and Mumbai join four from London at Diorama Arts Centre as part of Cafe Art's international art exhibition exchange This Is Where I Live from Friday 7 April until mid May. The exhibition is being held in all four cities, with paintings from each city being exhibited in each city. This Is Where I Live started in 2013, and has grown from the original exchange with fresh art in New York, which resulted in memorable videos from New York to London connecting them with the London artists who replied with their own video to New York. fresh art creates artistic and personal development opportunities...

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