October sees The Gate Library hosting a large, salon style exhibition of paintings and drawings by a diverse group of local Newham artists.

Building on the success of last year’s exhibition, hosted by Forest Gate Arts in what was their temporary space in Upton Lane, the artists secured a grant from Newham Council to host this year’s exhibition.
The artists created their work in the Fine Art Classes at Forest Gate Learning Zone, under the guidance of tutor Jonathan Waller, himself a professional artist. The variety of art on display reflects the diversity of artists and most of the artworks are for sale.

There will also be artist-led art workshops on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons throughout October, and some of the artists will be available throughout the exhibition to chat about their work. The exhibition will culminate in a closing event where prizes of art materials will be awarded to adults and children who have produced their own art pieces in response to the exhibition during the workshops.

Scores of people signed the visitor’s book at their 2017 exhibition and here are a few of their comments:

“What a great vibrant exhibition of works from talented enthusiastic Newham based folk. Keep it up!”
“An enriching activity which opens up doors in diversity.”

“I was so surprised to see such an array of great Artwork. I feel this is so important for the area.”

“I’m from Sudan. I think this exhibition is something special for the area where many people come from abroad to live in UK.”

“Wonderful paintings. Makes me want to start art school. I love the variety. Fab for community”

The exhibition runs from the 3rd to the 27th of October, with workshops every Tuesday and Thursday.


For more information about the exhibition and workshops contact:
Richard Meyer  – 0208 503 5982
Emma Davies – 07944 853796
The Gate Community Centre and Library
2-6 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate E7 0QH.