Creative platform LHR Exhibitions was founded by Hackney based illustrator and designer Mr Gresty in 2013. The name LHR comes from the three venues based in Hackney and Islington: The Lauriston, The Hanbury and The Regent where each of the exhibitions have been in residence. Each venue is a bar, which allows the exhibitions to stay up on display, it also means that the launch party can last longer, anyone can turn up and it’s free of charge! The latest exhibition The Things I Think About, When I Think About Thinking is LHR’s 15th and final exhibition.
Working in the design world lends itself to meeting an array of talented creatives, Gresty wanted to get his ‘own work seen and help others get noticed too’. Unlike other exhibitions where galleries take a large commission (40%-50%) he told us that he founded LHR because he ‘wanted the artists to be able to walk away with 100% of the cash from anything sold’.
‘Coming up with the theme has been great fun, sometimes I am inspired by something that I’ve seen; often I have ideas after many pints or a walk around my local area. I like the exhibitions to include a good mix of illustration, print, photography, collage, and painting… so by keeping the brief as simple as possible the artist can create a piece within their own unique style.’
The latest and final brief for the artists was based upon Gresty’s own experiences of selling his work – and a great way to end. He told us:
‘The pieces of work that I have created and shown, that I haven’t been 100% happy with have sold well and those pieces of work that I am most happy with haven’t sold as well. I asked the artist this time to put forward work that they are really happy with and not because they are crowd pleasers.’
EXHIBITORS: Claire E Hind, Ian Viggars, Freya Faulkner, Shona Read, Emma Russell, VJ Von Art, Lee Bromfield, James Dawe, Jake Townsend, Wiktor Malinowski, Dan Buckley, Dan Huglife, Jeff Knowles, Dylan White, Simon Fitzmaurice, Steven Quinn, Ricky Byrne, Stina Jones, Silvia Carrus, Julian Kerr, Nathan James Page III, Sean Gall, Josh Bond and Gresty himself.
WHERE: The Hanbury, 33 Linton Street, London, N1 7DU,
WHEN: 6th November – 31st January. 6.30pm – late, free entry.
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