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The Moscow Project: New exhibition launches in Plaistow

 News Release 12 March 2014

The Moscow Project: New exhibition launches in Plaistow
20 March – 10 May 2014

Tower Gallery is delighted to present a new exhibition of photographs by British art collective MAP 6, called The Moscow Project.

One of the six photographers who make up MAP6 is Mitch Karunaratne, one of the Head Teachers at Kaizen Primary School in Plaistow. Also a noted photographer, this is the first time she has exhibited her work locally.

The exhibition launches at 6 pm on Thursday 20 March, and will be open 2-5 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until 8 May, with late opening until 8 pm on the first Thursday of each month.
With Russia hitting the headlines, first for the Winter Olympics and then with the recent dramatic events, the theme of this exhibition has become surprisingly topical.

In The Moscow Project, MAP6 set out on a journey to describe this city, with each artist applying their own unique approach to photography. Each one focused on a chosen theme, from an off-limits space centre to the anonymous faces of workers confined within underground kiosks.

Admission to the exhibition is free, all are welcome. For more information please contact Philippa King or 020 7474 6603.

MAP6 photographic collective was established in 2011 to support the making and dissemination of significant bodies of work by its six members. Their work is individually diverse, but unified in a deep curiosity for the complex relationship between people and place.

Tower Gallery is a new art gallery in the bell tower of Memorial Community Church, 395 Barking Road, Plaistow E13 8AL. It opened last September in conjunction with Rosetta Art Centre. A massive staircase winds up a huge space lit by arched windows, making an atmospheric exhibition venue. We regret that because the gallery is around a stairwell there is no step-free access. A video tour will be recorded and is available by appointment.

Posted Wednesday 19th March 2014 by Philippa King

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