On the evening of Friday 22nd July the exhibition space and in-fact the whole health centre was filled with the aromatic scent of Ethiopian coffee courtesy of Eden Ethiopian Coffee of Camden. A coffee ceremony in traditional dress, Ethiopian beer and honey wine perfectly complimented the Ethiopian themed exhibition of artist in residence Catherine Chambers.
Over the course of her three month residency Catherine chose to focus on her time spent in Ethiopia. She took stories from those she met over the course of her time there and translated them in to artworks. A Brother’s Progress relates to a series of paintings in the exhibition which track the story of one individual his rise and fall, influenced by William Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress.
Catherine was on hand throughout the open evening to explain the narrative behind all of her works and put them in the context. If you missed the open evening never fear we will be having another late opening on Friday 19th August 6.30 – 9pm so do please come along and view the exhibition and meet the artist herself.
The exhibition is open Monday – Friday 9am – 6.30pm until August 26th