A debut solo exhibition by Sophie Macdonald
A dialogue in paintings exploring the contradictions of Muslim women who wear the veil and European women who pose naked.
Sophie Macdonald, a young artist who has spent all her life in North Kensington, has long been fascinated by the veiled Muslim women who are her neighbours. She has produced a remarkable series of portraits of hijab wearing women in lighthearted mood, skipping with ropes.
"I wanted to challenge my own prejudices" she says, "to open up a discussion about widely different attitudes to the female body."
She explores these contrasts by including a series of women posing naked or semi-naked, portraits painted on builders planks.
Private View: Thursday 28 Sept - 6-9pm
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Exhibition continues: Friday 29 Sept - 4 Oct
Gallery opening times: Friday to Wednesday: 11:00 to 18:00
Saturday 30th September
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Youth workshop (Free)
Monday 2nd October, 4-6pm
Inviting young people to come and participate in a Creative art exercise, exploring how we feel towards our bodies and different belief systems using print making and mixed mediums.
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Call to Prayer Workshop
Tuesday 3rd October, 7-9pm
With British Iranian performance artist Sara Zaltash
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About the artist:
Local artist Sophie Macdonald is a painter and print maker. This exhibition is a culmination of a ten year body of work.