Last night a group of us headed to Bermondsey for Lauren Mele’s Art opening at a huge warehouse studio called the Bermondsey Project. This project was set up with the homeless charity Crisis in conjunction with Bow Arts, a studio and arts education provider. This base location provides studios, a gallery, cinema and a college for ex homeless people. The gallery had a open evening last night whereby the artists could showcase their artwork to curators and members of the public.
Lauren is incredibly talented. Her portfolio is made up of oil paintings, representing moments and memories from photographs that she takes, however often some portraits are commissioned by families and loved ones. A few glasses of vino and a munch of some crisps later we had viewed a fabulous range of artists work, some were questionable, but many really inspiring. One guy who used ink and a PVC style product to create really textured landscape style paintings, inspired by song lyrics (he also had a really cute dog which was a bit of a distraction to us all).
At 9pm, we headed down to Bermondsey Street for some further drinks to celebrate Lauren’s work with the Mele family!
You can read more about the Bermondsey Project and their upcoming exhibitions here bermondseyproject.com, to see Lauren’s work, visit her website here – www.laurenmele.com.
One of Lauren’s paintings of Alex.
Getting arty with Alex…