We Love Walthamstow art exhibition officially opens

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An exhibition of artwork exploring people’s relationship to the place they live has been officially opened.

The We Love Walthamstow display at The Mill community centre in Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, has 35 pieces of art from amateur and professional artists on show.

The exhibition was unveiled yesterday and organiser and curator Mo Gallattio said two pieces of work were sold almost immediately.

She added: “It went really well and the people who came to see it said how much they loved the art.

“The pieces show the artists’ personal relationships to Walthamstow. They demonstrated it is a very unusual place, it’s quirky and has a real sense of community which attracts people.

“I think art on display here should be either for the community or by the community, we just want people to be able to enjoy it.”

The free exhibition will run until March 24.

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10:11am Wed 20 Feb 13

Techno3 says...

Nice to see Clare Coghill smiling in the picture.

The artists are paying £10 per painting to have their work on the wall and the Mill is taking 20% of any sales, (before whatever taxes the artists will be paying to the government).
Nice to see Clare Coghill smiling in the picture. The artists are paying £10 per painting to have their work on the wall and the Mill is taking 20% of any sales, (before whatever taxes the artists will be paying to the government). Techno3

10:49am Wed 20 Feb 13

Richiethreeohthree says...

Some galleries take up to 50% commission on sales, The MIll has to raise funds to keep going, Well done to The MIll staff for putting this exhibition together
Some galleries take up to 50% commission on sales, The MIll has to raise funds to keep going, Well done to The MIll staff for putting this exhibition together Richiethreeohthree

10:59am Wed 20 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Trebles all round.
Trebles all round. Cornbeefur

6:57pm Thu 21 Feb 13

mdj says...

A very nice show. It grates a bit to think that Cllr Coghill voted to close two more libraries, after all the years of controversy over this one. Perhaps, seeing the dynamic outburst of social involvement that this small building has witnessed, she believes that the model of taxpayer -provided services her party has traditionally upheld is obsolete.
A very nice show. It grates a bit to think that Cllr Coghill voted to close two more libraries, after all the years of controversy over this one. Perhaps, seeing the dynamic outburst of social involvement that this small building has witnessed, she believes that the model of taxpayer -provided services her party has traditionally upheld is obsolete. mdj

12:00pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Some of the work is fantastic whilst quite a few are utter rubbish which brings the best bits down.
Some of the work is fantastic whilst quite a few are utter rubbish which brings the best bits down. Cornbeefur

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