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This month we spoke to Jackie Hagan, whose show 'This Is Not A Safe Space' at Camden People's Theatre will run from 17 to 21of April, featuring the real voices of proper skint disabled people about the complicated weirdness of being human. Expect puppetry, poetic comedy and more!
This month we spoke to painter Elizabeth McCarten, tutor for the Royal Drawing School's Young Artist Programme and winner of the Jackson Art Prize. She regularly takes her students out to paint on Hampstead Heath and has lived in Camden most of her life.
In summer 2017, Jenni Lomax stepped down as Director of Camden Arts Centre, after 27 years at the helm. Lomax became Director of Camden Arts Centre in 1990, and established a forward thinking programme of international exhibitions, artists’ residencies and education projects, all of which have artists and their ideas at the core. Love Camden spoke to her about her time at the Centre, taking its building as a starting point for a conversation about memories, legacy and the core concepts that make the Centre what it is today.
Alexis Peskine’s work has been featured in many publications, from books to prestigious newspaper such as the New York Times, Le Monde, O Correio da Bahia or Libération. His powerful portraits, literally nailed into wooden planks, pay tribute to the many individuals undertaking the dangerous boat journeys from North Africa to Europe. He drives in the nails at different depths to create a sense of relief and to introduce a third dimension. He solo show Power Figures is on display at October Gallery from 13 September to 21 October, 2017.
This month we spoke to Olivia Ahmad, curator at House of Illustration, the only public art gallery in the UK dedicated to illustration. Based in Granary Square in King’s Cross since 2014, the gallery is about to celebrate its third birthday.
This month, we spoke to artist Nicola Lane, a long-time Camden resident and artist, about her youth, education, and what it is like to grow up as an artist in Camden.
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