Halima Nałęcz - Kaleidoscope: A Celebration of Colour
On Tuesday 7th September, Westminster City Council installed a Green Plaque in honour of the life and legacy of the iconic artist, Halima Nałęcz. The plaque is located at 5 Porchester Place in our very own Connaught Village - the original site of Halima’s most renowned gallery, Drian.
To celebrate the installation of a Green Plaque in honour of Halima, the Church Commissioners are funding a modern day recreation of the Drian Gallery at neighbouring 14 Porchester Place. The gallery hosts a brand new exhibition entitled Kaleidoscope: A Celebration of Colour, curated by legendary art critic and admirer of Halima, Robin Dutt.
Robin Dutt’s exhibition pays homage to the late artist who, when asked about her work in an interview, famously said “I believe in the medicine of colours”. In a bid to emulate what a modern day Drian Gallery may have looked like, Robin was enlisted to curate the pop-up gallery. After extensive research, the artists and works selected for the exhibition have been chosen by the way they demonstrate how their differing passions - figurative to abstract, plain colour fields to symbolist motifs - utilise the variance and power of colour.
The Westminster Green Plaque scheme launched in 1991 to commemorate the diverse cultural heritage of Westminster and the people who have lived or worked here. It highlights buildings associated with people of renown who have made lasting contributions to society.
For those wanting to visit, the gallery is open every Thursday - Sunday from 9th September to 10th October between 10am & 6pm. Entry to the exhibition is free and open to all.
If you would like more information on the art displayed or would like to purchase a piece, please contact Sophie or Caitlin on +44 (0)20 72879601
A NOTE FROM ART CRITIC ROBIN DUTT
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