The Raw Arts Festival

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August 1-7th 2004 sees the birth of a brand new Â?Raw Art FestivalÂ?. This aims to exhibit Folk/Intuitive/Marginalised/Self-taught/Visionary art etc.

The festival has attracted a large amount of interest from both artists and organisations worldwide. There are already booked exhibition spaces for the following artists and organisations:

Name of artist (Surnames listed alphabetically)

Dover Abrams (U.S.A)

James W.Bailey (U.S.A)

Fleur Barnfather (U.K)

Roxy Beckman (U.S.A)

Lorenzo Belenguer (U.K)

Claude Bolduc (Switzerland)

Lyle Carbajal (U.S.A)

Cathy Chhetri (U.S.A)

Elsa Dax (France)

Valeria Dimitrova (Israel)

Nathan Eley (U.K)

Rosi Flood (U.K)

Dai-Giang (U.S.A)

Greg Gierlowski (Poland)

Artur Golacki (Poland)

Pauline Jones (U.K)

Lisa Kilty (U.K)

Ann Koi (U.S.A)

Oleg Korolev (The Crimea)

Klaus Lange (U.S.A)

Damian Lebas (U.K)

Delaine Lebas (U.K)

Andrew Lewandowski (U.S.A)

David Magitis (U.K)

Piers Midwinter (U.K

Alex Milazzo (U.K)

Kelly Moore (U.S.A)

Karl Mullen (U.S.A)

Cheryl Muniandy (U.K)

Remy Noe (U.K)

Tony O'Brien (U.K)

Liz Parkinson (Australia)

Lee Pearson (U.K)

Adam Pinson (U.K)

Clifton Reddie (U.K)

Ody Saban (France)

Antony Simonon (U.K)

Jason Soles (U.S.A)

Paula Sousa (U.K)

Brian Steimel (U.S.A)

Jean Stockdale (U.K)

Stella Strong (U.K)

Dave W Whitfield (U.K)

Tom Willer (U.K)

Ben Young (U.K)

Mary Zeman (U.S.A)

Organisations involved (listed alphabetically)

Catalyst Studios (U.S.A)

Lankershim Art Gallery (U.S.A)

League of Reston Artists (U.S.A)

Maidstone Stuckists (U.K)

Raw Art Link (U.K)

St. John-at-Hackney Community Space Centre (U.K)

As you can see, many of the artists are both well known and exceedingly talented artists. Over 45 artists have booked a space to exhibit. Furthermore these artists come from all over the world.

The Festival will be held at the Candid Arts Trust in Central London. The Trust is being hired independently by the festival organiser. Candid has had many years of experience in organising exhibitions and has run over 20 major Art and Design Fairs at both the Chelsea Town Hall and the Business Design Centre. The Trust organises mixed shows for Art & Design Graduates in order to provide graduates with more exposure and the opportunity to sell their work, gain commissions and employment. The festival organiser hopes that holding the Raw Arts Festival at the Candid Arts Trust will provide exhibiting participants with a similar level of exposure and opportunity. The Candid Arts Trust has both a ground floor and a first floor gallery, each of which is very large (22 metres * 12 metres at the widest points). The organiser has hired both floors to give each artist a reasonable amount of space to display their art.

The Trust has a café next door which helps to create an informal and relaxed atmosphere. It is located just behind Angel Tube station and is thus easy to get to. It also benefits from the vibrant Angel market nearby. For information on the Candid Arts Trust, please visit: http://www.candidarts.com

The festival will be open to the general public: 3rd-6th August 2004 12-6 p.m

VENUE: Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, United Kingdom

Near: Angel Tube station.

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