Ealing

Launch night and Ealing BEAT weekends

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September's meeting was the opening of the Blondin exhibition. It was a lovely evening on a gorgeous late summer's day cataching up over a drink, bathing in the satisfying aftermath of the exhibtion going up, chatting with friends. It looks great and will get so much footfall by virtue of its location. To add a bit of fun to the evening Nick had brought along his slackline which was set low to the ground for anyone to have a go. 

BEAT is also in full flow now and weekend one has just drawn to a close. Hopefully visitors to Blondin enjoyed their visit as part of the local art trail.

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Blondin - group exhibition in Blondin Park

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Blondin is an outdoor exhibition of photographs illustrating the life of Blondin Park. It is this year's Ealing LIP group exhibition. We have discovered parts of the park and activities that have caught our imagination.  They are on display on boards outdoors so you can view them at any time. 

The exhibition will feature as part of this year's BEAT (Borough of Ealing Art Trail) which runs over the weekends of 9-10 Sept and 16-17 Sept, but will remain up for several months. 

It is live now. So do visit! Do join us for an official opening launch on Sept 6 at 7pm in the park by the boards.

The group currently have two outdoor exhibitions in ealing as Unlocked is still on display on the putside of Ealing Police Station.


Park life and portraits

A review of our submissions for this year's BEAT project was the main subject of July's meeting. The group has been busy spending time in Blondin Park, a local open space that also has a pavilion for community activities, to create a collection of reflections on the life of the park. 
 
It's been a great opportunity for us to represent the range of styles and interests within the group and engage with our local neighbourhood. We plan to exhibit our work in an outdoors gallery in the park and it will be an interesting companion to our Ealing Unlocked project on the facade of Ealing police station, created for BEAT two years ago which is still on show!
 
We always make time for members to share their work in our meetings and this month we had a fascinating range of work.
 
We started with some of Aasem's latest images and a wonderful drone view of Tower Bridge. Ray then showed work in progress on his family portraits plus prints of two new triptychs, Inspirational as always. 
 
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[Image by Ray Higginbottom]

 
Jonny shared some great natural portraits of two women, Mariza and Maria, who work in an ethical cleaning company called Clean For Good set up to pay cleaners the London Living Wage.
 
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[Images by Jonny Baker]

 

Frankie shared some more triptychs...

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...and an experiment with six images too.

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[Images by Frankie McAllister]

 
Brigitte is also developing ideas using this technique, taking a documentary approach in work from Brighton and Rome. Another fascinating development.
 
 
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[Images by Brigitte Flock]
 
 
We concluded with a review of meeting topics for the rest of the year. It's looking really promising with a book launch and AI on the agenda too!
 

Trickster exhibition opening night

It was a lovely evening at the opening of Trickster Remakes This World after a busy day setting up. Thanks to everyone who came. Some photos below. Click on an image and then scroll through.

Do come and visit the exhibition over the next 10 days.

 


One year on

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unlocked exhibition at ealing police station - photo by edmond terakopian

As we are about to open this year's exhibtion, last year's exhibtion unlocked has been up now on the outside of Ealing Police Station for a whole year. Initially it would have been two weeks that got extended until Christmas 2021 but they have let it run. It's largely because the building is due to be sold  and then likely to be demolished so we are hoping we don't have to take it down before that point.


Trickster Remakes This World Exhibition

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We're back as a group with a new thought provoking photography exhibition from Ealing Lip inspired by the book Trickster Makes this World by Lewis Hyde. It is part of BEAT - the wonderful Ealing art trail and we are delighted to be in a central venue.

The Rickyard, Walpole Park

Sat Sept 10th and Sun 11th 12-6pm
Mon Sept 12th to Fri 16th 1-6pm
Sat Sept 17th 12-6pm
Sun Sept 18th 12-5pm

The photographers taking part are 
Jonny Baker
Richard Baker
Dorota Boisot
Chris Bellinger
Angelika Berndt
Dan Dodman
Brigitte Flock
Melissa Lestari 
Ray Malcolm
Frankie McAllister
Sean McDonnell
Arun Misra
Kyun Ngui
Robin Segulem
Edmond Terakopian
Robert Vass
 
See the trickster page where we will be adding more details and info shortly.

It's all about photos

Another Ealing LIP meeting, another wonderful evening! When we meet, whatever else we do you hope people will come and share photos and talk about them. This month did not disappoint. Here's a selection below of photos people shared. We also heard how some of the Unlocked workshops with community groups had gone so far which was very moving. 

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[Reflection by Dorota Boisot]

Edmond Terakopian Arrested Bride
[Arrested Bride by Edmond Terakopian]

The penultimate protestor to be taken off the open top 'wedding bus' was dressed as a bride and had her hand glued to the glass on the bus’s front door. She was arrested and put in the back of a Police van’s secure prisoner cell. Extinction Rebellion protestors block off the southern end of London Bridge. London, UK. August 31, 2021. 

Pee Wee Ellis by Ray Malcolm
[Pee Wee Ellis at the Barbican by Ray Malcolm]

Hanwell Hootie by Robin Segulem
[Hanwell Hootie by Robin Segulem]

South Downs by Frankie McAllister
[Sussex Downs by Frankie McAllister]

Shoofly colour burn by Ray Higginbottom
[Shoofly colour burn by Ray Higginbottom]