About the Kensington Town Hall Community Art Exhibition

How to apply for the art exhibition

We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, for proposals to exhibit in the Civic Centre Kensington Town Hall from:

  • local early career artists
  • established artists
  • schools and community groups

The reception of Kensington Town Hall is hosting three exhibitions a year for budding local artists to exhibit their work to the public. Submissions are reviewed by an independent panel.

To be considered for the next exhibition slot submissions must be received by Friday 28 June 2019.

Applicants must be aged 16 and over, and expressions of interest and submissions should be sent to KTHArt@rbkc.gov.uk.

For full details on how to apply, including hanging specification, see the Application Guidance:

Civic Reception Exhibition - How to Apply

 

Current exhibition: Knaves of Radiance, by Luca Bosani

The exhibition ‘Knaves of Radiance (paintings)’ is a selection of wearable and framed paintings. The artworks were produced in 2017 and 2018 as part of the performance-based project ‘Knaves of Radiance’.

Luca Bosani uses male formal clothing to question the construction of male identity, stereotypical behaviour and hypermasculinity. Dark formal jackets are turned into bright and colourful wearable paintings. These at times resemble bullfighters’ jackets, or are shaped like hybrid long dresses. In his paintings, he uses references to sports, sexuality, cinema, psychology and popular culture. This is to encourage the viewers to reconsider their belief system.

Knaves of Radiance

Knaves of Radiance - Luca Bosani

About the Artist: Luca Bosani

Luca Bosani (born 1990) is an Artist in residence at Kensington and Chelsea College, London. He completed a Master’s in Performance Art (Contemporary Art Practice) at the Royal College of Art in London. Before this he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan, as well as Kensington and Chelsea College and the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

He recently presented the live performance ‘Knaves of Radiance (Bolan edition)’ as part of the Nine Elms Public Art programme in London. In May 2018, he presented his first UK solo show, ‘Performing the unknown’, at the Hortensia Gallery at Kensington and Chelsea College. In 2018, he was also shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018. He took part in the group shows ‘The Salamander devours Its Tail Twice’, Gallery 46 and ‘Extended Call III’, Subsidiary Projects.

He teaches Performance Art at Kensington and Chelsea College.

Previous exhibition - Here and Beyond, by Sara Choudhrey

Here and Beyond is by artist Sara Choudhrey, and showcases her hybrid approach to artistic practice. It combines research interests in digital technology and Islamic art and architecture. The work becomes a means through which to communicate theoretical and conceptual themes. These themes are surrounding our engagement with space and place. Sara’s varied practice provides a parallel analogy for hybridity in identity and culture. She does this by drawing on Islamic visual culture from across the globe.

Al Jaqmaqiyya; Here and Beyond, by Sara Choudhrey

Image by Sara Choudhrey 2018

The approach of the artist Sara Choudhrey’s hybrid approach to artistic practice is rooted in geometry both in nature and the material world. She combines research interests in digital technology and Islamic art and architecture. Sara’s work becomes a means through which to communicate theoretical and conceptual themes. These themes are surrounding our engagement with space and place. Sara uses a variety of techniques and materials, playing with the effects of light and shadow, textures and form.

About the artist: Sara Choudhrey

Sara completed a BSc in Multimedia Technology and Design from Brunel University. She then completed an MA in Digital Arts from Camberwell College of Arts and a PhD in Digital Arts from University of Kent.

Sara has exhibited her work in various cities across the UK including:

  • the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh
  • Digital Futures in association with the V&A in London
  • the Islamic Arts Festival at the Sharjah Art Museum in the UAE

Sara lectures on the topics of Digital Media, Islamic art and British Arts and Crafts. She is also researching the influence of Islamic art in Spain and Portugal. This is through a fellowship awarded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2018.

Visit her website at: www.sarachoudhrey.com.