When: 26th June – 1st July 2017
Where: Store Street Gallery, 32 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS
£: Free admission
What is it?
Recognising the importance of self-expression through putting pen to paper, BIC has teamed up with Graphic Designer Robert John, to embark on a unique art project.
What I See When I Look At is an artistic endeavour like no other. The personal meaning behind the project was born out of inspiration from Robert’s father who lived with Parkinson’s for many years before he passed away.
As a result of his dementia, Robert’s father began seeing things which were not visible to us, yet they were very real to him. This made Robert think about what our concepts of reality are and what we choose to see, hence ‘What I See When I Look At’ was born.
Encouraging people to release their inner child and let their imagination roam free, this artistic revolution enables emerging artists to re-imagine everyday objects by giving them the freedom to transform the ordinary into something that is truly exquisite. Whether that’s transforming an image of an overhanging street lamp into a wilting flower, or an industrial tower into the much beloved Iron Giant character, with ‘What I See When I Look At’ the creative boundaries are limitless.
Following the success of the 2016 show, which displayed these unique pieces of artwork, Robert will be hosting the RE:Imagined Art Show 2017 at Store Street Gallery in London from Monday 26th June to Saturday 1st July.
This year’s show will see an increased roster of 15 emerging artists who will be producing a variety of creations, ranging from illustrations, sculptures and fine art, to photography and animations. Each piece will ask questions about how we visualise the world around us.
In addition, some of the artists will be delivering workshops and a Q&A session, aiming to increase the interaction with attendees. Tying in with BIC’s ambition to inspire creativity from a young age, two primary schools will also be attending the event to gain some artistic inspiration and awareness about Parkinson’s.
All profits from art sales at the show will be donated to Parkinson’s UK. Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure. Parkinson’s UK is the UK’s leading charity supporting those with the condition. Their mission is to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s through research, information, support and campaigning.
More info: whatiseewhenilookat.com