Elegant and interesting show by University of the Arts London student Huiping (Hebe) Yang and Reading University new graduate Ying Chi (Eva) Lam. Eva's soft sculpture grew out of the walls and squeezed through a doorway, echoing her own imaginings of herself as an explorer and inventor. She transforms everyday materials through sensitivity to their own intrinsic language, producing peculiar forms that provoke the imaginations of her viewers. Hebe paints with the unconscious mind to create suggestive collections of shape and forms, moving from figuration to abstraction and from absence to intentional. www.evalyc94.wixsite.com/yclam www.cargocollective.com/hebeyang
Perfect weather for the Oxford Road Fun Day in Kensington Park on Saturday 1 July. Visitors of all ages had fun in the OHOS gazebo making monoprints and delicate plasticine prints with artists Neile Wright and Ingrid Jensen. Sunny but not too hot, no rain, no wind to blow the art materials about, and lots of opportunity to catch up with friends and other neighbourhood organisations. Thanks to Luke Trimby and the Oxford Road Multi Agency Team for organising it all.
OpenHand OpenSpace was delighted to be nominated for Cultural Space of the Year, then to be selected as a finalist in Reading's Cultural Awards 2017. The Award Ceremony and dinner at the Olympia Ballroom on 29 June was a splendid celebration of the many categories of cultural activities, and the excellence of Reading's arts organisations. http://readingplaceofculture.org/awards/