Community Art 25th June 2022 11AM 4PM I was thrilled to be asked to run my community canvas art project at Feltham Fete It was wonderful to see everyone get involved. The theme was HOMEGROWN. We saw lots of drawings of flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables and everything homegrown. People of all ages were welcome to sketch and become part of this collective artwork on canvas.
Community Art Project 12 June 2022 11AM - 4PM I ran a community artwork project with the residents of Folk Palm House to celebrate 4 months since Folk at the Palm House opened their doors. All residents were invited to put their own creative mark on the building as they worked together to create The Tree of Life painting. It was a wonderful day, and great to see everyone's creative and artistic skills.
Art Workshop 18th May 2022 7.30PM 9PM I facilitated the first GQ event, a Club social networking programme for professionals, freelancers and business owners at Greenford Quay and the local area. It was an evening of creativity where people were invited to tap into their spontaneous side through exploring colour, imagery, texture & the world of surrealism and collage. It was an incredible night, full of laughter, sharing ideas and supporting each other. I think it's fair to say everyone was buzzing from the experience.
Surreal State of Mind
Art Workshop 4th April 2022 7.30PM 9PM An incredible evening last night! I had the privilege of running my Surreal State of Mind art workshop for the residents @folkcoliving They were warm, open and welcoming. Looking forward to running more fun classes in the near future.
Christmas Tree decoration with me at Greenford Quay 2021
Community Canvas Art Exhibition/ Meet the Artist (2021)
I had a wonderful Sunday afternoon at OPEN Ealing Canvas art project Exhibition which was led by me and also a meet the artist talk. It was great to share my practice and influences with everyone. Thank you to everyone who came to show their support. It was an honour to be part of the Ealing High Streets Task force - Love Ealing love local project which worked in partnership with the Ealing council and the local business community. The aim of this project was to support our local high streets and local businesses to aid Ealing’s recovery from the pandemic. The programme was also to encourage you to explore new parts of the borough, and even rediscover favourite areas that you may not have visited in a while. Another key objective was to celebrate the culture, heritage and arts that make Ealing such a vibrant place to live and visit. A series of four community artworks were created by residents as part of the #LoveEalingLoveLocal events, and are on display today at Open Ealing The display offered visitors an exciting chance to see all pieces together before each is exhibited in a separate location, close to where they were created.
Love Ealing Community Canvas Exhibition
A series of four community artworks, created by residents as part of the Love Ealing, Love Local events programme will go on display at Open Ealing in Dickens Yard, Ealing next weekend (27-28 November). The art pieces were created during a series of workshops the took place in October in West Ealing, Pitshanger Lane, Southall and Acton, in which visitors were invited to draw, doodle, sketch and scribble what they love about Ealing’s high streets and local areas. Hosted by local artist, educator and therapeutic art coach Komal Madar, the activity was inspired by the Uniqlo TATE Play programme and the Gutai group of radical Japanese artists who sought to change the world through painting, performance and children’s play. Each artwork speaks specifically to the area and community where they were created, depicting elements of local landmarks, culture, and people to create a unique ‘snapshot’ of the area. Whilst the activity was aimed at the younger residents, the opportunity to participate was open to all and the display offers visitors an exciting chance to see all pieces together before each is exhibited in a separate location, close to where they were created. The exhibition will be on display at Open Ealing from 1pm to 10pm on Saturday 27 November, and from 10am to 8pm on Sunday 28 November. The display is free to attend, on a walk-in basis. Visitors can also register to attend a free meet-the-artist session with Komal Madar, at 12pm on Sunday, 28 November where Komal will talk through the concept, process and what we see in the artworks.
Greenford Quay (2021)
Greenford Quay (2021)
Being a local artist, I was asked to provide the art and crafts at the Greenford Quay Garden Party. It was wonderful to see everyone get involved with all the art activities I had set up. I was inspired by UNIQLO Tate Play which invited everyone this summer to draw on banners and all over the floor of the Turbine Hall in an ever-changing living mega artwork. It was inspired by the Gutai group – radical Japanese artists who wanted to change the world through painting, performance and children’s play. everyone of all ages were welcome to scribble, sketch and become part of this wonderful collective artwork.