Creative Industries

Street photographers showcase work at Outpost


A series of striking images of urban life in Hackney was on display at Outpost in September, showcasing the achievements of seven budding photographers on PBHA’s ‘Introduction to Street Photography’. The course, led by artist Roman Manfredi and funded by the Hackney Learning Trust, is one of many art and design courses offered by PBHA’s Creative Industries. The group explored street photography in a psychological and physical context, working with four main themes: shadows and reflections; people; shapes, patterns and texture; signs and symbols. Each person interpreted the brief in different ways. The group created images using a variety of [...]

Street photographers showcase work at Outpost2019-02-14T12:37:27+00:00

Celebration of community quilt-making opens at Outpost


Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA)  opened its Community Quilt Exhibition together with community groups from Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets on 24 February. The show celebrates the work of local people who came together to make hand-stitched quilts through Whittington Park Community Association, Spitalfields City Farm , ActiveArt and PBHA’s Creative Industries. The quilts are on display at Outpost, PBHA’s community hub at 546 Holloway Road, until 5 April. Chief Executive Clare Norton said, ‘PBHA is delighted to showcase this collaboration of individuals, talents and communities through the medium of contemporary craft.’ Creative Industries Coordinator Orla O’Flanagan said: ‘Community quilt-making is [...]

Celebration of community quilt-making opens at Outpost2019-02-14T12:38:43+00:00

Thought Forms: Artist’s hidden drawings revealed


Outpost, Peter Bedford Housing Association’s shop, gallery and community hub is delighted to host Thought Forms, an exhibition of works by multi-media art producer and PBHA tenant CECIL Nurse, from 1 October to 17 November. The drawings in pencil, shared with the public for the first time ever, are selected from a series of over 600 images created 22-years ago, as part of a ‘Zen-influenced argument with life’. Reminiscent of Miro and Kandinsky, the drawings distil CECIL’s 'thought forms' into lyrical abstract compositions. Members of the public can try out Cecil's approach themselves at free workshops from 2-5pm on 11 and 25 October, led by artist Roman Manfredi. Open to anyone over [...]

Thought Forms: Artist’s hidden drawings revealed2019-11-08T11:34:24+00:00

Community quilt unveiled at Isledon canteen launch party


Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) tenants, staff and local government representatives celebrated the launch of our newly refurbished community hub and canteen at 181A Isledon Road, with a summer barbecue on Tuesday 22 July. Deputy Mayor of Islington Councillor Richard Greening officially opened the venue, with the unveiling of a hand-stitched quilt created by 12 participants on a textiles workshop led by Vernella Dyer and Orla O’Flanagan, as part of PBHA’s Creative Industries programme. ‘I am sure you will join me in congratulating them on their achievement, it is certainly an amazing piece of art, and I am pleased to unveil [...]

Community quilt unveiled at Isledon canteen launch party2019-02-14T12:38:38+00:00
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