Your Invitation to July Events at CoolTan

Dear all,

This month we are delighted to invite you to join CoolTan Arts participants, staff, volunteers and friends to mark two special events in our summer calendar.

Tuesday, 16th July, 6.00-9.00pm: Grand Opening of CoolTan Arts’ New Building – Party, Exhibition and Book Launch! 

Please help us celebrate the official opening of our new building at 224-236 Walworth Road.

The evening will launch Diagnosis: Hysteria? Prescription: Hysteria!, a collection of poems by the women of CoolTan Arts.

We will also be having the Private View of Skyscape, our new exhibition of drawings, paintings and photography on the theme of ‘Southwark Skies’. The exhibition will run until 12th August in our new Gallery space.

We are pleased to announce that the event will be opened by Dr Jonty Heaversedge, local GP and TV’s ‘Street Doctor’. The evening’s entertainment will include poetry readings, a tour of the new building and other surprises, together with a raffle and refreshments.

Skyscape exhibition

More information about the opening

Thursday, 25th July, 6.30-8.30pm: Private View of ‘A Postcard to the World – ONE YEAR ON’

You are invited to the Private View on Thursday 25th July from 6.30-8.30pm at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7AR. The evening will include the premiere of our film Have we Inspired a Generation?, exploring the legacy of the Games for the people of London.

A year on from the opening of the Olympics and the start of the Postcard to the World project, CoolTan’s closing exhibition on this theme will review the artwork created over the last year and explore responses to the legacy of the Games.

Inspired by the International Mail Art movement, where artworks are sent by post, participants used the familiar postcard format as a blank canvas to create invidual artworks. Each one aims to explore what the Olympics and Paralympics meant to them and their environment, saying something about its sender and their place and time. Using a variety of different media – including visual, textile and sound – the works map the artists’ personal psychogeography, give them a voice and celebrate the contribution all Londoners made to the London Olympics of 2012.The exhibition continues at Canada Water Library until Friday 20th September 2013.

A Postcard to the World

More information about A Postcard to the World – One Year On

 We look forward to welcome you at one or both of these evenings if you can make it.

If you have any questions please call us on 0207 701 2696 / 0798 5658443

or email emmathatcher@cooltanarts.org.uk

CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224 – 236 Walworth Rd London SE17 1JE   T: 0207 701 2696 M: 0798 565 8443

W: www.cooltanarts.org.uk E: info@cooltanarts.org.uk

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