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Talent of tomorrow: Art graduate selected for London exhibition

Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC) Level 4 Art and Design graduate, Simone Bynoe, was selected by Curator Rosalind Davis for the Rules of Freedom exhibition. Simone is the youngest career artist to be exhibiting, alongside her KCC tutor, Justin Hibbs.

Simone’s painting, Inside Out, Simone Bynoe 2018

Davis said: “These works by Bynoe and Kajombo have been highly regarded in the context of the exhibitions without a consideration (in the best possible way..) of their position as young career artists and is something Collyer Bristow Gallery proudly supports.

I have found the artistic integrity and quality of the work of these artists to be able to sit comfortably amongst leading contemporary art practitioners and I look forward to returning to future foundation exhibitions at KCC to find the talent of tomorrow.”

All works selected for the show haves themes relating to Freedom of Speech, expression and the struggle for political democracy. Simone’s paintings are a physical and emotional embodiment of her response to the Grenfell disaster and the social injustices surrounding the tragedy.

Bynoe grew up in Ladbroke Grove, where she also experienced the tragedy of Grenfell tower, which devastated the whole community. She said: “We lost family, friends and neighbours and all we have now is our memories and the desire to get justice for the victims. The fire has left a huge hole in our community but also brought us together more than ever… the textures in the painting Inside out represent the complex emotions surrounding this incident.”

Exhibition details:

Rules of Freedom Curated by Rosalind Davis
Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF
11 October 2018-13 Feb 2019

Participating artists: Juan Bolivar, Carla Busuttil, Simone Bynoe, Paula Chambers, Alice Cunningham, Ana Čvorović, Kazz Douie, Lucas Dupuy, Alastair Gordon, Kirsty Harris, Justin Hibbs, Andrea Jespersen, Evy Jokhova, Peter Kennard, Peter Liversidge, David Lock, Alex March, Megan McLatchie, Vanessa Mitter, Hugh Mendes, Judith Tucker, Toby Ursell, Virginia Verran, Ben Woodeson.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Rules of Freedom is an exhibition in London including painting, photography, multi-disciplinary, sculpture and installation art.

Kensington and Chelsea College runs an exciting and well-regarded range of creative arts courses at its Kensington and Chelsea centres, from short courses to HNDs and BA top-up degrees, encompassing fine art, photography, design, pottery, glassmaking and jewellery.

 

 

King’s Road show is NOW for HND Fine Art students

Students from the HND Fine Art course at Kensington & Chelsea College will be taking over 508 Kings Road Art Gallery in Chelsea to present their end-of-year show to art lovers from across the capital. Featuring a range of work including painting, sculpture, textiles and photography, the exhibition promises an exciting glimpse into the artistic practices of these emerging artists as they complete the equivalent of their second year of a BA degree.

From Sophia Wallace Dunlop’s gangland paintings evoking drama and the exoticism of Nikki Davies’ oriental themed collage to Marilyn Moses Obah’s textile pieces of stars and the universe, Agnieszka Stachowska’s portraits exploring the plight of the homeless, Felix Storey’s dynamic digital abstracted canvases and Mark Buchannan’s crafted ready-mades, there is something for all to see.

There will be a seminar on the last day of the show, Saturday 2 June, from 2-4pm, when visitors will have the chance to join in a discussion of the artists’ work.

The exhibiting artists are: Mark Buchanan, Nikki Davies, Marilyn Moses Obah, Agnieszka Stachowska, Felix Storey and H S Wallace Dunlop.  Course director Jane Eyton says: “The students have worked hard this year and have shown real progression, independence and achievement in their ideas, materials and promotion of their creative practice. Come and support them at the 508 Gallery to see their new work.”

DETAILS OF THE SHOW:
Private View: 6-9pm, 29 May 2018
Exhibition runs: 30 May – 2 June 2018   Artists talk/Seminar: 2-4pm, 2 June 2018
Place: 508 Kings Road Art Gallery, Kings Road, London SW10 0LD

Note to editors:  The NOW artists are studying HND Fine Art at Kensington & Chelsea College, the equivalent of the second year of a BA (Hons) degree. They progressed to this from HNC Fine Art. The college also runs a third year on their HE programme, Fine Art BA (Hons) top-up, validated by University of East London.