The Art of Carnival Exhibition


Acton Carnival
Acton Carnival

I’m happy to be participating in the W3 Gallery’s ‘ Art of Carnival’ exhibition in Action, west London this month. I was approached at very short notice by the organisers this week so I apologise for not providing much pre event marketing. However, the show runs from today to July 20th so I hope some of you will have time to visit the show over the coming weeks.

The exhibition launches the Acton Carnival Season and some of the high profile performers and contributors to the event will be available to meet the press and public at tonight’s gathering. The exhibition features the work of several artists explorations of carnivalesque art including sculpture, photography and painting, curated by internationally renowned carnival artist, Carl Gabriel.

The Dragonfly Brewery is launching specially brewed Carnival beer at the George and Dragon public house beside the gallery so if you do attend tonight and can’t see me, perhaps it’s because I’ll be popping across to sample what the brewery has to offer! For further details please visit the W3 Gallery website or it’s Facebook page.



Gender Agenda- An Exhibition Celebrating Women

The W3 Gallery
The W3 Gallery

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