Technicolour Dreamstate Exhibition


TECHNICOLOUR DREAMSTATE BY MICHAEL CROSSWAITE Preview Event: Thursday 15th November 6pm – 8pm Art Exhibition Date: 16th November 2018 – 10th March 2019 Venue: Outpost, 546 Holloway Road, London N7 6JP Explore the world of surreal and humorous paintings by Hackney-based artist Michael Crosswaite in his first solo exhibition at Outpost. Drawing on an appreciation of the ridiculousness of life, in glorious technicolour. Each painting tells a story through dreamlike scenes from his imagination, juxtaposing animals or figures, and some social commentary in strange landscapes with a mix of fact and fantasy. Michael says, “With my painting my [...]

Technicolour Dreamstate Exhibition2019-02-28T10:48:56+00:00

Roy Appleton Farewell Exhibition


Outpost hosted a special exhibition (Not a load of Pollocks: I Told You I Was Under The Weather) celebrating the life and work of Islington-based artist Roy Appleton who sadly passed away in September 2017. Born in 1954, Roy Appleton was a dad, a grandad, a brother, an uncle, a partner and a good friend to many. He spent most of his life making, building, fixing - training himself on every DIY job imaginable! Roy was a painter: he painted school playgrounds, sprayed Rolls Royce cars and black cabs, and in his most recent venture turned his hand to a freer [...]

Roy Appleton Farewell Exhibition2018-07-30T17:41:31+01:00

Waitrose ‘Community Matters’ fundraiser supports Outpost


Peter Bedford Housing Association is happy to announce that Outpost, our Holloway Road shop and gallery, has been chosen to take part in Community Matters, a fundraising scheme led by Waitrose supermarket. Throughout the month of January, Outpost will appear as one of three local charity Community Matters donation boxes at the front of the Holloway Road branch of Waitrose. Shoppers can vote for their favourite charity by putting a green token in the box. Lorna Coxall, Outpost Coordinator said: ‘We are grateful not only for the recognition from Waitrose but also from all of our loyal supporters who help us [...]

Waitrose ‘Community Matters’ fundraiser supports Outpost2019-02-14T12:38:44+00:00

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

Gain customer service skills with a work placement at Outpost


From June, Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) will provide customer service training to all tenants, participants and volunteers who undertake work placements at Outpost, our recently launched shop, gallery and community hub on Holloway Road. Course tutor Kathryn Heather said, ‘We are delighted to offer courses accredited by Welcome to Excellence, a leading provider of customer service training in the UK. ‘These courses will help tenants, participants and volunteers to gain confidence and boost their self-esteem, and add value and impact to Peter Bedford’s existing retail training programme. What's more, trainees will aslo be able to work towards a widely recognised City [...]

Gain customer service skills with a work placement at Outpost2019-02-14T12:37:26+00:00
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