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Painting the Hamlets exhibition at Tower Hamlets History Library & Archive

Thursday 22 November, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday 25 April, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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Painting the Hamlets is a display of paintings from the collection of Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives which depicts landscapes, river views and street scenes in Tower Hamlets. The exhibition is taking place at the Bancroft Road Library in Stepney Green.

Most of the work featured is from the twentieth century and the artists featured include the former Mayor of Bethnal Green and member of the East London Group of artists, Albert Turpin, whose image of the Jolly Butcher pub in Cabbage Court off Brick Lane is also used on the flyer. Works by Ray Walker, Doreen Fletcher, Ronald Morgan, Noel Gibson, Rose Henriques, and Geoffrey Scowcroft Fletcher also feature.

Visitors can expect to see paintings of both well-known and unrevealed places from all corners of Tower Hamlets, including several pictures from the collection that were featured in EAST END VERNACULAR, Artists who painted London’s East End streets in the 20th century.

Work has been selected to ensure that all of the borough’s neighbourhoods are represented. The collection is only showing painting and drawing (not printmaking). The exhibition is being co-curated by Atalanta Kernick, an Idea Store Co-ordinator at Cubitt Town Library who is also a fine artist.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of free events to run alongside it inspired by the history of art and artists in the East End.

The free programme includes a talk with Stepney artist Doreen Fletcher and The Gentle Author, a talk with Danny Wells about the Docks and the East India Company, film screenings, Q&As and sketching workshops.

For more information about the exhibition and supporting programme, visit the official website of Idea Store.

Opening hours vary so please check before visiting.



Thursday 22 November, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Thursday 25 April, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Bancroft Road Library
277 Bancroft Rd
London, E1 4DQ United Kingdom
020 7364 1290