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The 'One Wall Gallery' is a new 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.

 

PEACE UNDERNEATH

Husna Parvin

Oct - Dec 2019

I am inspired by nature and love spending time visiting parks, gardening and flower arranging. This inspired me to create a series of flower paintings. I love capturing their beauty and amazing colours in paint. I chose the title, ‘Peace Underneath’ because when I paint I feel like I’m in a peaceful place.

 

One of the flowers I’ve painted grows in Bangladesh and is called ‘Kodom'. Painting this flower brought back a lot of sweet memories for me because I grew up in Bangladesh and it was where I first started painting, when my uncle bought me a set of watercolours. When I moved to the UK, it took me a while to get into painting again but I gradually started attending part-time art courses and having exhibitions around East London, including my recent solo-show at Husk. I love meeting other artists and people from different backgrounds and sharing my passion with them."

Husna is a local artist who primarily works in oils, acrylics and watercolours

ENFOLD

Francesca Willow

Aug - Oct 2019

Enfold is a new installation exploring meditation, forgiveness and gentleness.

 

Whilst struggling with a situation where she felt she couldn't simply 'forgive and forget', Francesca 

became fascinated by the idea of repeated motifs and physical actions that she could use, day by day, to draw closer slowly to forgiving. This took the form of an origami crane: simultaneously representing freedom and transformation.

The continual processes of drawing and folding, replicating the same movements again and again, provides an opportunity to enter a more peaceful mode, to process and move forwards. It invites us to reframe forgiveness as a continual process, rather than an instant decision; small embodied rituals that allow us to let go little by little. While Francesca is still working on it, 'Enfold' is a display of some of this process as it continues.

Francesca is a Geordie gal working between London and Cornwall as an artist and writer.