Please help us to raise funds and awareness for our art exhibition that we are producing in aid of & 39;The Centre for Better Health& 39; a charity that provides affordable counselling and therapies, social enterprise projects and inexpensivie gallery space to the local community.
We invite you to & 39;Faffillia& 39; An Exhibition Of Art @ The Darnley Gallery, Hackney, London
Private View: Thursday June 7th 2012- 5pm -9.30pm
Exhibition: 6th-8th June 2012- 10am-6pm
Address: 1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH (just off Mare Street near Hackney Town Hall)
Rewards for donating to our cause include:
- Entry to the private view/ exhibition including refreshments
- Limited edition postcards of selected artworks to take away
- Support artists to show and celebrate their work
- Support the Darnley Gallery and Centre for Better Health
Whatever amount you can support us with will mean a great deal and if you can& 39;t contribute in this way then we would love you to come along and support with your presence! Thanks X
What are we doing?
Faffillia wants to share their creative endeavours and with you, whilst helping to raise some funds and awareness for ‘The Centre for Better Health’ a community- based charity in hackney that promotes well-being and recovery from mental distress/illness.
Their website: www.centreforbetterhealth.org.uk/
What is Faffiillia?
Faffilia- is a group exhibition, showcasing specifically made works from 5 people. A common theme was initially agreed in order to encourage a dialogue and set a creative process in motion. Sharing our works directly with each other via a blog we give each other inspiration and feedback and are open to lending ideas as much or as little as desired.
Faffillia seeks to break free from notions of ‘analysis paralysis’ choosing to become the producer rather than the viewer or critic, to filter, process and arrange the faff into something to show and enjoy.
Who are we?
As a Devon girl living in London the amount of information around me sometimes still seems overwhelming - continually inspiring yet also irritating, I wonder when and how I should stop and try and organise these things into some kind of creation myself.
Loving the circular way of things - our experiences help shape who we are and our actions always follow us. With layers, colour and contrast – my work seeks to feed itself and grow - continually rotating, holding, joining and flowing. Previously collecting dust and hairs in our flat – this exhibition gives me the chance to develop and show my work to you by breaking this cycle of creative faffillia.
Influences; cycling, sushi, surfaces, design, movement, struggle, music, culture, growth, nature, water and love. Materials: oil, gloss, acrylic, canvas, wood, parchment and light.
I grew up in Kenya and am still influenced by elements I was exposed to from an early age. Art has always been of interest to me. I have found it cathartic as well as empowering. Studying Law at university allowed me to develop the literary side of my creativity, and I am currently working on my second book of poetry.
I enjoy Printmaking and also working with unusual materials such as Glass. In the latter, I am particularly fascinated with the way light interacts with the work. With regards to Printmaking, I am drawn to the textures involved and the actual method of printing the work itself. I enjoy the journey it takes from initial concept, through the application of various textures to the printing plate, to the final print carefully being achieved.
My primary fascinations are people and relationships, although I have an interest in surface aesthetics, my works tend to explore light and depth, along with other aspects of perception. I also enjoy creating abstract works.
In my work I respond to my own feelings of helplessness and frustration in relation to the dehumanization of the other via dominant media dialogues and the rhetoric of imperialist discourse.
In contrast to these feelings, my work opposes and denies what sometimes feels to be cut-off feelings, by showing a barren, lifeless triptych of landscapes, as if from above, via the crude objective eye of surveillance technology. The images depict a moment of nuclear fusion from beginning to end, erasing the familiar and replacing it with the unrecognizable as if this process could in some way make perceived divisions none existent.
I hope to explore some of the literal, abstract and conceptual canons of our modern day cultural landscapes where by the paradoxes and fallacies of the subjective/ objective relationship are rendered via a personal process of self-expression.
Jade& 39;s a designer based in hackney. Working in print and digital media she likes to work in bold playful shapes, images and repeated motifs. Her personal work puts together groups of designs based on a theme, either exploring the use of iconic images, or exploring the interactions of images. Made often using neon colours and repeated patterns, with gouache, pen, sharpies, ink, collage, screen-printing, letterpress, photography, or whatever is to hand.
My work so far could be seen as a response to a personal dilemma of trying to reflect the world around me whilst dealing with internal frustrations of over analyzing. I frequently ask myself how I can break this cycle and turn down the volume of the inner critic, I hope to explore some of these responses in my work, by taking parts of images including my own personal photographs, found ones, specifically taken and point and shoot ones to build and make new ones.
Imposing and fusing shapes, bodies, plants, lines, textures and patterns on top of each other, I mix digital and physical processes and sometimes treat the image by dipping, ripping, glossing and fading. You may not know what the images were originally intended for and this gives me a sense of freedom away from producing what might be considered the ‘perfectly lit subject’ or the ‘perfectly exposed photograph’.
Welcome to my internal clutter.
This funding would help us take this exhibition from its current production stage to completion.
It would also increase its production values such as the overall exhibition space and making some site specific work and pay for the hire of the space, printing costs, materials and drinks for the private view and of course a donation to the Centre For Better Health, a very worthy cause.
Having already invested a share of our personal savings, we are now hoping to supplement that with an overall sum of £400.
Finally even if you can’t afford the financial pledge, please help spread the word by sharing this ad.
Thank you for your support and interest, we appreciate it!
Please feel free to get back to us with any questions or if you have any feedback about what we are doing, our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you all at the exhibition!
Thanks from everyone at Faffillia. X