For Artweeks 2019 LiterArties Kamal Lathar and his partner Frauke Woenig decided to create a pop-up gallery in the centre of Summertown, Oxford. Conceived out of a shared, strong desire to "see what it was like to run a gallery" and to have a wonderful exhibition venue for his art in the heart of Summertown, an incredible space was eventually born for Kamal.
The Spice Lounge restaurant kindly offered an overgrown backyard that Kamal immediately saw tremendous potential for. Straight forward gestation...not in the least! After clearing the vegetation, several delays, construction issues (no surprises there) and other hurdles to overcome, a stunning, temporary gallery was erected. Just in time!
Bringing in the art and hanging... after several very long days, with a 'few pairs of helping hands, incorporating simple white paper and brilliant hanging technology, the exhibition was ready.
A stunning space, full of light displayed the LiterArties artwork to its best. Around 400 visitors were stunned that such an incredible area could be put together so imaginatively, to such effect.
Congratulations Kamal and Frauke!
RENTING THIS SPACE SUMMER 2019
Kamal Lathar has the entire pop-up stored safely ready for next year at the same venue, The Spice Lounge in Summertown. If you are interested in renting this structure over the summer 2019 for other purposes, or have any ideas for its use, Kamal and Frauke are interested to hear from you.
LiterArties Arts at The Old Fire Station exhibition follows on very quickly from The Jam Factory exhibition. A wonderful light space, the gallery does everyone's work full justice and also showcases our books.
Old Fire Station, Oxford 8th March - 11th May
IT BEGINS! After 7 months of planning and preparation the first LiterArties exhibition has started at The Jam Factory, Oxford, on Tuesday 26th February 2019.
The Jam Factory 27th February - 16th April
Early in the morning all our art was laid out and the walls discussed. It was very clear that the largest wall would be dedicated landscapes in a free form style. A section was for abstract art and and another figurative.
Debrah and Karen left the hanging experts to it and this was the brilliant exhibition that showcases our artwork...
LiterArties Maeve Bayton is having a solo exhibition at the Stanton St John village shop, Oxford OX33 1HD (see map below). There will be a collection of her beautiful paintings, collages, lino prints and cards for the WHOLE of December 2019.
Stanton St John village shop
13 Middle Rd, Stanton St John, Oxford OX33 1HD
LiterArties, people who embrace, explore and capture their creativity in many ways.