Laura Carew,
Joshua Y'Barbo


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Chelsea Salon Series at Core Arts on Friday 9th November

Hello everyone,
a quick update on the salon this Friday at Core Arts.

Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace,
London SE14 5UP
Discussion: 4:30pm
PV: 6-9pm
Closest Station: Homerton
We're asking people to arrive at 4:30pm (both artists and interested parties) so we can discuss the work that has been presented.
Each artist will spend about 10-15mins on each piece then follow up with casual discussion during the private view.
There are two shows opening the same evening and the PV starts at 6pm.
We would like to encourage anyone working in video to submit as soon as possible as we are putting together a show reel and would like to include more work. For anyone who would like to submit please send a vimeo link (w/password if necessary) or send a .mov file via
Also, the space is excellent for performance so anyone interested in doing so, please let us know.

Please check the blog at for updates.

Many Thanks and we're looking forward to Friday!

- Josh, Laura and Kate - the Chelsea Salon Series team.


some further details about Chelsea Salon Series at Core Arts on Friday 9th November. We will be exhibiting Chelsea College of Art & Design work with input from artists are Core Arts. There will also be music on the night.

This will be an interesting and fun evening with the opportunities to show your work, network with alumni and staff from Chelsea College of Art & Design as well as artists from Core Arts.

Friday 9th November 2012

Core Arts present an evening of art and music... 6-11pm

The Chelsea Salon Series

& Core Arts, Sophie O'Neill - Concept Paintings, Core Arts Printmakers - New Work

with live music from graduates of Access To Music and Core Arts

Bella Diem - sparkling folk/pop
Strike - live hip hop
& singer songwriters
Joel Gregory

+ Special Guest Mc's & Dj's
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The Chelsea Salon Series hosted by Core Arts

Current MA fine Art students at Chelsea College compered by Brian Chalkley in association with Joshua Y'Barbo, Jenny Gordon, Fiona Whitty & Kate Ross present a Salon exhibition of theirs and Core Artists work. Experimenting with concepts seemingly unrelated to their practice with an evening of casual feedback from fellow students, alumni and Core Arts studio artists. 6-8.30pm
Sophie O'Neill studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, then went on to complete a BA at Central St. Martin's College in Graphic Design. Her move to study Design was prompted by the feeling that it could provide a practical way to earn a living as a creative practitioner. Inevitably O'Neill returned to her first love – the world of Fine Art. Over the past two yearsCore Arts has been the catalyst that has enabled her to explore herartistic potential and develop as an artist.In Concept PaintingO'Neill experiments with the borders between figurative portrait painting, abstraction and the ideas that link the two.

Core Printmakers show work produced in the Core Arts printmaking studio.
Access To Music Showcase, performers from the UK's most prodigious music course, which has launched the careers of chart toppers Ed Sheeran & The Saturdays, showcase live at Core Arts plus many special guest musicians and DJ's
DOOR: 6pm-11pm TIME: Music from 8.30 -11pm


VENUE: Core Arts Gallery

ADDRESS: 109 Homerton High Street Hackney E9 6DL (bottom of Chatsworth Rd E9 next to St Barnabas Church, easy buses/Homerton Overground 5 mins away)

Licensed bar, proper community vibe
CORE ARTS:Forging its own path in largely uncharted territory between arts centre, community space and commercial art gallery, Core Arts is first and foremost a creative hub with strong links to the local community. Core Arts is run exclusively by practicing artists and musicians, for artists and musicians who have, or have had, severe and enduring mental health issues.
Artwork or performance at Core Arts is not judged or displayed on these terms. Pigeon-holes that categorise into ‘outsider’ or ‘therapy’ are strongly avoided. Individuality and creativity are respected and nurtured; artists are encouraged to develop their own strategies. Often, professional artists, musicians and writers share the same wall, stage and page as Core Arts members, without hierarchy. The results are exciting, refreshing and challenge both artistic and mental health preconceptions and clich├ęs.
This show, with a host of exhibitors including many highly respected professionals from all areas of the arts, reinforcing and supporting Core Arts philosophy, is an introduction to the pioneering approach that Core Arts has pursued since its conception some 20 years ago.


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