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21-Day-Conversation - Exhibition and Pop-Up Shop!

Monday 9th - Sunday 29th January 2023

Curated by Annette Fernando

On January 17th I'm exhibiting at the Pop-Up shop (18 Lillie Road, London), together with Yu Ting Chung, as part of the 21-Day-Conversation Exhibition curated by Annette Fernando and hosted by The Earls Court Development Company.

Come along anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. if you'd like to meet up, see some of my recent work and purchase some prints and postcards at affordable prices!

I will be donating 30% of all my sales to Crisis, the national charity for people experiencing homelessness.

Do check out the exhibition on the other dates too, because it changes every day and the artists line-up is AWESOME! Read on for more details.


Over 21 days & two locations, 42 artists have been paired up to take over The Pop Up on Lillie Road, West Brompton. Visitors are offered a fresh opportunity each day to meet two new artists from a diversity of cultures and learn about their work. Curated by Annette Fernando, the conscious pairing-up of artists whose practices span fine art, fashion, jewellery, illustration, graphic novels, poetry and writing will often be meeting for the first time to spark dialogue, differences and distinctions embellishing a rich tapestry of 21 dynamic days of conversation. No two days will be the same. Some artists will turn The Pop Up into a studio space to create live painting and drawing on the day while giving visitors a rare chance to witness each artist’s creative process under-pinning their work. A rotating selection of handmade art and merchandise will also be refreshed each day. At the end of each day, the two featured artists will contribute a piece or intervention responding to what was created the previous day, or bring a ready-made contribution to share as part of our evolving exhibition held at 26 Lillie Road, a few doors down from The Pop Up. Each day the exhibition will grow to produce our collective group show of all 42 artists called ’21-Day-Conversation’. A series of talks, events and workshops will also be facilitated in 26 Lillie Road , culminating on 29th January, the last day of our show, in an invitation to view and meet all the artists involved in the project displaying a finished group show. A selection of handmade products from all artists involved will also be available for purchase! The Pop Up is a free, temporary pop-up retail space that aims to support local creatives to grow their business. Launched in 2021 by a supporter of the exhibition, The Earls Court Development Company, The Pop Up has helped raise the brand visibility and awareness of more than thirty businesses. You can find out more about The Pop Up here . Date & Time - Monday 9th - Sunday 29th January The Pop-Up: 11am – 7pm Addresses The Pop-Up, 18 Lillie Road Exhibition: 26 Lillie Road London SW6 1TS

For more information email Follow @annettefernandostudio on Instagram for daily updates of The Pop Up Artists line-up

9th of January 2023 Aliyah Coreana @aliyahart Annette Fernando @annettefernandostudio

10th of January 2023 Jane Palm-Gold @janepalmgoldart Paul Regan @paulregan

11th of January 2023 Charlotte Baldwin @gypsyrosepoetry Emily Kidson @emilykidson

12th of January 2023 Mary Blomley @marymadesomething Sol Golden-Sato @solgoldensato

13th of January 2023 Medea @artistmedea Gabrielle Poitras @dogzrcewl

14th of January 2023 Rebecca Tann @thewoodentiger Tracey English @traceyenglish

15th of January 2023 Wiktoria Radkiewicz @wikiradillustration Liv Wan @livwanillustration

16th of January 2023 Anjali Purkayastha @anjalibpurkayastha Karen Wood @kbwoodnews

17th of January 2023 Ioana Pioaru @ioanapioaru Yu Ting Chung @tingchzy

18th of January 2023 Peter Mammes @petermammes Nina Schulze @ninaillustration

19th of January 2023 Catherine Chambers @cchambersart Sue Thompson @susanpatthompson

20th of January 2023 Anjali Purkayastha @anjalibpurkayastha Sabi North @sabinorth

21st of January 2023 Hannah Carwardine @hannah_carwardine Jasmine Karis @jasminekarisofficial

22nd of January 2023 Chloe Smith @shloecmith Reece Robinson @reeceillustration

23rd of January 2023 Helen Wilson @helenhelenwilson Elspeth Walker @elspethkwriting

24th of January 2023 Lana Lê @woolypear YUK FUN @yukfunwow

25th of January 2023 Alison Hui @a.h.inkpen Kamipaper @kamipaperuk

26th of January 2023 Morgan Sinton-Hewitt @morgansintonhewitt Rose Allison @roseallison_art

27th of January 2023 Tanaz Assefi @tanazassefi Nathalie Abi-Ezzi @nathalieabiezzi

28th of January 2023 Temsuyanger Longkumer @temsuyanger_longkumer Sam van Strien @samvanstrien

29th of January 2023 Graham Carrick @graham_carrick Orwellx @orwellxillustration

Events: Monday 9th January 2023 11 am - 7 pm 18 Lillie Road: LIVE WINDOW DRAWING by London based Hong Kong artist Alison Hui 26 Lillie Road: LIVE INK DRAWING by artist and curator Annette Fernando

Tuesday 24th Jan - 6:30 – 7:30pm 26 Lillie Road: TALK

Lana Lê in conversation with Yuk Fun Making a Business of Doodling with Yuk Fun Come meet Lucy Cheung and Patrick Gildersleeves, the design duo behind YUK FUN; you’ll have the chance to buy their wares in a small pop-up shop, followed by a small talk as Lucy and Patrick share how they made a business of doodling. They’ll discuss how they created their brand of colourful products combining drawing and screen-printing and what it’s like to sell at markets, whilst drawing a community of customers. Buy tickets here: £7.50 General Admission £5.00 for AOI Members

Friday 27th January 6:30 – 7:30pm 26 Lillie Road: TALK by Tanaz Assefi The Intuitive Women of Iran Join us for a talk with artist Tanaz Assefi in conversation with Alison Graves to explore the dying tradition of mothers making and handing down to their daughters in Iran handmade dolls. While considering the role and psychological perspectives these dolls have played throughout history, Tanaz will discuss beliefs that these dolls pass down intuition to future generations.

Tanaz Assefi is an Iranian, London-based Fine Artist and Educator. She has an MA in animation and illustration from Kingston University. A bid to overcome personal health struggles has also led her on a journey of healing through art and poetry which she now shares through ‘Art of Expression’ workshops which encourage new mothers to embrace their inner-creativity and use it as a self-care tool. Alison Graves, an integrative Arts Psychotherapist (UKCP, HCPC), works at the Courtauld Institute of Arts and in Private Practice and as an arts and wellbeing facilitator at the UK’s leading refugee choir, Citizens of the World Choir. Alison and Tanaz met whilst working at MumsAid, Alison as a psychotherapist and group facilitator for mothers alongside Tanaz who ran ‘Art of Self-Expression’ sessions. Free Talk, Spaces are limited, Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 28th January 12 – 4 pm 26 Lillie Road: BOOK LAUNCH With my Lips Pressed to the Ear of the Earth

by Charlotte Baldwin ‘With My Lips Pressed to the Ear of the Earth’ explores the complex web of relationships the poet sits within as a human being and particularly as a woman in the strange age of the anthropocene. This heady debut features poems about our relationship with the earth, her climate and the animal kingdom alongside poems exploring fragile relationships with family, men, art, the body and our inheritance from figures of the past - both real and fictional.

Sunday 29th January 2023 4-6 pm 26 Lillie Road: EXHIBITION FINISSAGE with all 42 artists

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