The weekend was quite a relaxing one, celebrating family birthdays and attending a small community gallery in west London for the first time. Located in the heart of Acton, the W3 Gallery celebrates the artistic diversity of its community. The gallery, managed by the Acton Arts Forum, opened in September 2012 and operates with the support of local volunteers. I’m pleased to know it recently secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The gallery’s current show entitled ‘The Gender Agenda’ links to International Women’s Day celebrations and highlights the need for global recognition of women’s achievements, whilst highlighting gender inequalities and issues. The show, curated by local artist Sharon Walters, incorporates an amalgam of mediums such as photography, paintings, sculpture, jewellery design and poetry. Seventeen artists are featured including Syrian born 2D animator and cartoonist Asmahan Alkarjosli, Texan Seana Wilson and Polish architecture graduate Maryla Podarewska Jakubowski.
The show runs until March 30th so if you’re around that area pop in. Please note that some of the pieces employ explicit language that some may find offensive. The gallery is open between 11am- 7pm on Tuesdays-Saturdays and from 12pm-6pm on Sundays.
For further information please visit the W3 Gallery