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Past exhibitions

An unusual instrument built inside a wheeled case with speaker cones, dials and wires.

Allegorhythms – Bill Daggs

Artist Bill Daggs will take over Metroland Studios Gallery and create a space for listening, rest, and meditation.

8th – 24th September 2023

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Amanda Camenisch and Therese Westin

Come and play with these large sound sculptures, share your good intentions for Kilburn and enjoy the healing soundscape.

29th Sept – 8th Oct 2023.

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Painting of a shell in earthy colours with the arm and leg of a black woman reaching out from inside

Sometimes, I Live in a Shell – Yasmin Nicholas

A mixed media exhibition exploring the complexities of Black womanhood.

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Cover image for Heiba Lamara Exhibition: Send To Print, shows a box file holding items including notebooks, pencil, scissors, mobile phone, photograph, tape, with post it note reading: Send To Print.

Send to Print: A Dispatch from the OOMK Archive

Come to an ever-evolving exhibition of the OOMK Zine archive.

14th-29th October 2023.

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A man stands at the sink, holding a small mirror in which he seems himself reflected, distorted.

I am sure, Circumsure – Arsalan Isa

A personal show about the titillating world of male circumcision. With 80s love songs, velcro, Frank Ocean and DIY kits.

4th – 19th November 2023.

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Soft Tissue Poster - collaged imagery - reads: Soft Tissue, feeling through precarious times

Soft Tissue: Feeling-through precarious times – Squishy Collective

You are invited to get tactile with Squishy Collective’s latest show. Expect clay, sculpture, film and more.

25th Nov – 10th Dec 2023.

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Image shows two women sat on garden chairs outside, facing each other. One pours tea for the other with a happy and peaceful expression on her face. Both women wear headscarves.

Sukoon – Zine Launch and Exhibition

3 Feb: Join us to celebrate the launch of Sukoon, a brand new zine, and it’s companion exhibition.

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Arwa Aburawa Turab Shah

Arwa Aburawa Turab Shah

Filmmakers Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah, founders of the Brent-based project Other Cinemas, present a newly commissioned film, ‘I Carry it With Me Everywhere’, at Design Works in Harlesden.

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Rasheed Araeen

Rasheed Araeen

Installed in the Brent Biennial Visitor’s Hub at Metroland Studio in Kilburn, Araeen’s ‘Reading Room’ (2016-ongoing) consists of the artist’s signature seating and table structures housing the first 100 issues of ‘Third Text’.

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Alex Baczynski-Jenkins

Artist and choreographer Alex Baczynski-Jenkins presents a new iteration of his ongoing film work, ‘You are a guest now’, at the Arches, Kilburn.

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Collage showing a brain in the centre, all black and white. Words say have you any peace for me

Rebecca Bellantoni

Visit Metroland Studios in Kilburn for Artist Rebecca Bellantoni’s second chapter of her ongoing trilogy project, ‘C.R.Y: Concrete Regenerative Yearnings.

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Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust x Ed Webb-Ingall

Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust x Ed Webb-Ingall

‘Growing Up B[r]ent’ is a radio play by artist and filmmaker Ed Webb-Ingall produced in close collaboration with Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust, as part of a series of four community-led commissions.

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A painting showing a close-up of a woman with long purple nails, holding an old mobile phone

Linett Kamala

‘Disya Dancehall’ is an installation by artist Linett Kamala at 2c Maygrove Road in Kilburn, that considers the place and the uses of Jamaican dancehall culture in creating and facilitating opportunities for enjoyment and celebration.

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Mahmoud Khaled

The ‘Proposal for a House Museum of an Unknown Crying Man’, Khaled’s installation at Metroland Studios in Kilburn, begins with a video tour of the house as it was installed at the villa of ARK Kültür cultural space in Istanbul, before giving way to the bedroom of the ‘Unknown Crying Man’.

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Zinzi Minott, Two Wata (2022)

Zinzi Minott

Artist Zinzi Minott presents ‘Fi Dem I-V’, a durational moving image project and continued investigation into Blackness and Diaspora.

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Wreath of baby's breath dried flower on a black speaker

Shenece Oretha

A newly commissioned installation by Shenece Oretha that spotlights the sounds and stories of multifunctional community spaces, including those of the tabernacle’s past, of other spaces in Brent and those of the artist’s own personal history within London community halls.

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Katarzyna Perlak

Katarzyna Perlak

Artist Katarzyna Perlak presents her new commission, ‘darning and other times’ at St Matthew’s Church, Willesden, inviting conversations to form between queer and Catholic aesthetics, and folk practices.

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A painting depicting an interior with a tall double-decker four poster bed. It is colourful with people on each level of the bed and everyday objects like shoes and lamps on the floor.

Mohammed Zaahidur Rahman

Artist, illustrator and zine-maker Mohammed Zaahidur Rahman’s commissioned series of paintings, titled ‘Unfurnished’, is both a visual folk history and a dreamscape of migrants making homes in Britain.

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Brent Biennial

Brent Biennial

The first Brent Biennial took place in 2020, presenting art in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent.

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Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose’s ‘An Open Letter of Many Replies’ at Roundwood Park, Harlesden, considers the permeability of borders and the queer ecologies that thive beneath, between and through enclosure.

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MISUNDERSTANDING

Sadia Pineda Hameed

Artist Sadia Pineda Hameed presents four billboard artworks as part of her commission, featuring interconnected conversations that bring together moments of recognition and rupture between languages, cultures and generations.

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Kamile Ofoeme

Artist Kamile Ofoeme has produced a series of new text and image works, to be presented across four billboards in Brent and Clapham.

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Billboard displaying an artist's photograph of four young black men, posing together. Two are wearing elaborate and colourful headgear.

Theo White

Artist, Art Director and Fashion Stylist Theo White presents The Dolls, two newly-commissioned portraits installed on high-street billboards in partnership with BuildHollywood and Studio Voltaire.

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Close up of a pen on paper artwork made up of coloured dots of varying sizes.

Jorell Bonnick

Brent-based ActionSpace artist Jorell Bonnick presents a new billboard commission in partnership with BuildHollywood and Studio Voltaire.

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Biro illustration of a city scene with two police officers depicted as pigs, hitting a man with truncheons.

Harlesden High Street

Harlesden High Street presents ‘Dub Inna Babylon’, a group exhibition reflecting on the cultural and aesthetic legacies of music in Harlesden. Visit ‘Dub Inna Babylon’ between 21st July – 11th September only.

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Artist Jorell Bonnick poses with his work. He is a young black man with a trim beard and moustache, wearing a neckerchief and glasses.

ActionSpace

ActionSpace, London’s leading development agency for artists with learning disabilities, presents an exhibition of work by artists from their Brent studio in Barham Park. Visit the exhibition at The Kiln Theatre, Kilburn between 22 July – 13 August only!

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Composite image of a photograph of a woman wearing handmade clothes playing an unusual handmade string instrument. Behind are sketches of shells.

AWRC x Amanda Camenisch and Therese Westin

Metroland Cultures presents Making The Room Sing, a commission by artists Amanda Camenisch and Therese Westin developed in collaboration with a group of women from the Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC) based in Harlesden, Brent.

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Peer-to-Peer 2022

Metroland Cohort: Peer-to-Peer, our new bi-annual artist support programme. This ten-session group learning programme and bursary aims to support artists to sustain and grow their practice, while simultaneously encouraging them to become part of the wider creative ecology of Metroland Cultures and the borough of Brent.

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