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Summer Exhibition edit: The Creative Space, SPACE and Arlington

Federico Gallo, Christopher J.A.Houlding, Frehiwot Healer


Friday 21 July 2017
3 — 3.30pm

Part of our

Summer Exhibition 2017

events programme
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Arlington House SPACE

Photo by Federico Gallo

For this tour, join Federico Gallo, Christopher J.A. Houlding and Frehiwot Healer from The Creative Space at Arlington and SPACE, to explore their selection of this year’s Summer Exhibition.

The Creative Space is a year-round programme of creative workshops based in a spacious, dedicated art room. The residents are involved in choosing the programme’s content and use the studio for developing their own work as well as engaging with artist-led projects. Now in its sixth year, the programme has been developed by SPACE and Arlington and over 200 people have attended the workshops. The programme now focuses on two art classes, a music class and most recently a journalism workshop where residents are invited to create a ‘magazine’. Participants have gone on to courses at the City Lit and Goldsmiths.

SPACE, founded in 1968 by the artists Bridget Riley and Peter Townsend, supports artists throughout their careers via provision of affordable studios for over 700 artists across 18 sites, in seven London boroughs. SPACE runs 12 artists’ studios at Arlington, one of which is the location for The Creative Space programme.

Arlington is owned and managed by One Housing Group, a leading provider of affordable housing, care and support across London and the South East. Arlington takes a revolutionary approach to tackling homelessness in the UK.

Federico Gallo is a visual artist based in London. Graduated from Royal College of Art (MA in Communication Art) in 2008 he has been working in creative social projects since 2014, leading art classes and workshops for SPACE in Arlington and St.Mungo’s.

Christopher J.A.Houlding was born in 1954 and studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture at Newport College of Art in South Wales in the mid to late 1970s. He moved to London in 1978 and studied MA Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art. In recent years Chris has been working full time for One Housing Group. Throughout the last three years he has been based at Arlington, where he has been very actively involved in organising activities for the residents of Arlington, including a range of different fine art activities.

Frehiwot Healer is a self taught artist who is born and raised in Ethiopia and now lives in London. Graduated from Westminster University (BA in Psychology) in 2016, she has been working as volunteer assistant in Arlington since 2015, and is also currently assisting children in an after school art project in Camden.

This tour is part of a series of special tours with Learning programmes and partners who takeover this year’s Summer Exhibition edit programme, which invites guests to select five works in this year’s Summer Exhibition that intrigue them the most.

We invite you to accompany them as they describe why their chosen works have captured their imagination. Each tour last approximately 30 minutes.

The event has limited capacity, headsets for the tour will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Friday 21 July 2017

3 — 3.30pm

Meet in the Wohl Central Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free with exhibition entry. No booking required.