Exhibitions | Layover

 “Layover” takes place at @versusartproject in Istanbul October 18th - November 24th with an opening reception the night of the 18th. “Layover explores artistic responses to duality across five countries: Turkey, New Zealand, England, America and The UAE. The show features the works of Rosa Allison, Sarah Alagroobi, Emma Fineman, Vanya Horwath, and Çağla Ulusoy. Each artist, coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, has found commonality within

their use of material. Painting is their means of describing a duality of cultural influence to express a universality within this visual language. An approach of accepting the unexpected, embracing the unpredictable and utilizing dualities, reflects their response to the uncertainties of our geopolitical climate. This strategy provides a means of an honest personal expression within an increasingly polarised society. The choice of exhibition site, Versus Art Project in Istanbul Turkey, is significant when considering notions of cultural duality, being that it is situated between Europe and Asia. Within the exhibition, each artist will occupy spaces on the walls of Versus Art Project together, as a unified collective, but also that occupation is a territorial space that inhabits the presence of people from multiple backgrounds. In this way the walls become a safe space to not only coexist, but also to share dialogue with each other.
Each artist presents work that follows a similar conceptual thread, all rooted in cultural nuances and nomadic displacement of identity, diaspora, nationalism, and heritage. Through these roots each artist branches their own trajectories touching on correlations that unite their practice and process. These processes range from oil painting on canvas to digital fabrication and sculptural construction.”

More about the gallery and exhibition can be found here:



Pleased to share that my work “Two Steps Till Heaven” has been selected for this years’ Orbit UK Art Graduates Show juried by Stephanie Dieckvoss, Aindrea Emelife, Oli Epp, Gabrielle du Plooy. PV August 22nd 6:30-10pm Oxo Bargehouse, London UK

tickets available at: https://www.orbitartshow.co.uk/tickets

Chadwell Award

It is with great joy that I announce that I have just been selected as a shortlisted candidate for the Chadwell Award! Stay tuned for the announcement of the official winner of the prize later this summer, fingers crossed!

About the award:

The Chadwell Award provides a bridge between art school and practice as a professional artist by giving a recent Fine Art MA graduate a free studio in Bow, London for a year, together with a bursary of £1,000. In addition there will be a discretionary purchase grant of up to £4,000 to buy a work from the award holder at their end-of-award show.

This award was set up by Andrew Post and Mary Aylmer in 2010 in memory of Andrew’s mother.

The award is offered to students who are about to complete postgraduate courses.

The award is not open to all simply because we do not want to have a large number of applicants for just one place.

In 2018 the award will be offered to postgraduate students studying fine art at The Royal Academy Schools, The Royal College of Art and The Slade School of Fine Art. 2018 Selection panel: Andrew Post and Mary Aylmer (Patrons) and Ben Elwes (Director of Ben Elwes Gallery), Alex Hartley (Artist) and Sophie Hill (Co-Gallery Director, Nunnery Gallery).

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