Cube Space is delighted to be hosting a private view displaying works by the Girdlestone Art Group working with Cubitt artist Darren Marshall at FADS Hub & Cafe on Thursday 14 May. The project is a shining example of the great contributions for/by the local Archway community.
The Girdlestone Art Group was established in 2013 by Daniel Baker, Cubitt’s Education Co-Director and Liza Durrant, Community & Service Development Officer, Islington Council as an opportunity for members of the local community around Archway to participate in varied art projects with a professional artist.
The group meet at Girdlestone Community Centre once a week and over biscuits and cups of tea, set about making collages, paintings, murals, sculptures and all manner of artistic endeavours.
Since it’s beginning the group has worked with Cubitt artist Darren Marshall. Originally comprising of only two or three members, word slowly but surely spread and the group has grown to become the lively, happy centre of creativity that it now is!
The project aims to add extra value, enhancing the lives of people living on the Girdlestone Estate, by providing the opportunity to try and develop new making skills, as well as sharing and strengthening creative ideas.
This exhibition celebrates the work produced during these workshops and showcases the participants’ own creative practice.
Cubitt is an artist-run charitable cooperative in Islington, London. It delivers its mission through a gallery providing unique development opportunities for curators, a large-scale grassroots education and community programme and the provision of affordable artist studios. Since its founding in 1991, Cubitt has grown into an internationally respected centre for artistic practice, curating and education.
Cubitt’s Education programme was established with the aim of developing long-term projects that emerge from and meet local needs. Cubitt Education now operates a large network of regular artist-led activities in local schools, community centres and youth settings. It’s work aims to support social cohesion, break down barriers to participation and support individuals to live culturally rich and socially fulfilled lives.
For further information on Cubitt Education visit http://cubittartists.org.uk and for Girdlestone Art Group see their blog http://girdlestoneart.blogspot.co.uk