The 'One Wall Gallery' is a community exhibition space downstairs at The Beehive, dedicated to celebrating local artists and creativity.
Interested in exhibiting your work? Email email@example.com or ask a member of staff for more details.
October - December 2021
A collection of paintings and ink drawings inspired by classic cinema.
Rooted in the realm of film noir, comic books and romantic pulp novels, Annette Fernando’s visual style is rich with cinematic references. With a particular fascination for the new wave movements, her work explores the impact of film on identity, and the on-screen portrayal of everyday situations.
For this exhibition, a series of stills have been reinterpreted from their original film sources, and reordered to invite new narratives. Common themes of missed and lost connection emerge, alongside moments of yearned intimacy. Through the lens of a year of lockdowns and social distancing, these paused frames make space to reflect on missed human contact, and our desire to be known and understood.
Annette Fernando is an artist working across painting, drawing, printmaking and film. She has exhibited internationally and works locally from her studio in East London.
December 2020 - January 2021
Since Spring 2020, Asad has been offering free portraits for NHS key workers, a way of saying thank you for all their valuable work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This exhibition is both a chance to showcase Asad’s portraits from over the past year, and to pay tribute to all the doctors, nurses, care workers and other frontline NHS staff working hard to keep us safe every day.
Asad is continuing this series throughout the pandemic – if you or someone you know works for the NHS and would like a free portrait as a gift, contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the QR code in the cafe.
S.M. Asad is a painter originally from Bangladesh and now living in Tower Hamlets. He specialises in portraits and surrealist painting, and his work often explores social issues.