Here at Regent’s Place we’re looking ahead to a fresh start in 2019 with a vibrant calendar based around the issues that matter most to us, including wellbeing, mindfulness and sustainability. Freshen up your January plans with a closer look at two creative events on campus, selected by our Art Curator, Rosie Glenn, for their unique interpretation of new beginnings.
First off is a trip to Old Diorama Arts Centre, whose support of aesthetic initiatives and local community groups, has led to their Artist in Residence programme and a series of accompanying contemporary art exhibitions. Located within their foyer and café, their gallery space is showcasing the culmination of a recent period of Residency by local artist and poet, Bhavit. Colourful and exuberant, the artworks on display exude a dynamic energy which the artist attributes to the imaginative ambience in and around the Arts Centre, saying “From the moment I was offered the Residency and stepped into the Studio, the ideas started bubbling in my brain thick and fast”. Presenting Orbit of Dreams, a series of acrylic artworks on canvas depicting female faces and figures, Bhavit has employed his innate creativity to weave colourful stories and paintings based around mythological and surreal themes, often referring to the new found light and hope offered to him by his creative nature. Why not call by, Bhavit’s exhibition is on show throughout January and the gallery space is open daily, it’s a great place to sit and gather your thoughts in a very welcoming and relaxed environment.
Next, don’t miss our Urban Campsite; led by Global Generation in our White Box Space at 17-19 Triton Street, this initiative enables local schools and community groups to re-connect with the natural world and to experience new social and environmental benefits. In residence throughout January, Global Generation will be leading workshops to deliver The Flying Garden, a mobile Kitchen Garden and Campsite which, once complete, will journey between Regent’s Place and the Story Garden at The British Library. Here on campus, the Campsite will provide space for everyone to take time out of their busy schedule, to relax and unwind whilst finding out more about the community projects taking place in and around the neighbourhood. Keen to see what’s going on? Drop by the space at 17-19 Triton Street each Wednesday during January to see how the designs are progressing.
And of course, don’t forget you can add a dash of creativity to your daily routine with a closer look at our world-class art collection, on permanent view throughout Regent’s Place. Download the free guide here to find out more about the pieces, including a cast iron sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley and a historic marble frieze by Edward Hodges Baily, the sculptor who created the statue of Nelson in Trafalgar Square.
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- Orbit of Dreams at The Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place © Bhavit
- Studio Shot at The Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place © Bhavit
- Girl with a Mouse at The Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place @Bhavit