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 info@bgmc.org.uk or ask a member of staff for more details.

Current Exhibition

NHS Heroes

S.M. Asad 

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: info@asadart.co.uk or by using the QR code in the cafe.

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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.

S.M. Asad:

Past Exhibitions


S.M. Asad and Vera Akotuah

September - October 2020

DUO is a new exhibition by two local artists: 


Paintings by S.M. Asad

“I want to express my Bangladeshi culture and life through my artwork. My real hope is for my paintings to create discussion about the nature and purpose of life. I am inspired by Surrealism, and my paintings give a sense of the unconscious, unlocking the mind’s deepest thoughts. The works I am showing for DUO explore themes of civilization, inequality and the environment"


Rangoli-inspired Art by Vera Akotuah 

“These artworks are inspired by an artist residency I did in India in 2019. While I was there I saw the art form of Rangoli, in which patterns are created using geometric shapes filled with flower petals and other natural materials.  For these pieces I used real flowers including roses, chamomile, lavender and saffron. I combined these with figurative drawings of yoga poses created using charcoal.”


Asad and Vera have exhibited together and individually in arts spaces across East London, including Shipton Street Gallery, Espacio Gallery, Rich Mix and the Brady Arts Centre.

S.M. Asad:

Vera Akotuah: