Thursday, August 16, 2012



182 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7UY
Opening night: Thurs 16th August from 19:00 till late
Exhibition runs until 28th September.
Opening hours: Weekdays 18:00 - midnight, Weekends from midday

Maureen © Alex Grace

The Place quietly opened its doors on the 26th of May.

After two months of music and dancing, mingling, coffee drinking, film screenings and fun, it was time to take the creative space one step further by inviting six Artists to participate in The Place's first Exhibition, 'Portraits'.

Stav B, visual artist, performer, director of The Place and Londoner for more than twenty years brings together an eclectic group of artists working within the genre of Portraiture.

The result is a strong group exhibition, exploring interpretations of the Portrait as conceived through the differing mediums of Photography, Painting and Illustration.

"Keeping it simple and going back to basics with no frills, jargon, or futile corporate ambition motivated me to conceive and curate the very first official exhibition at The Place, a unique establishment, accommodating culture, events and art with love, quality and enthusiasm.

PORTRAITS, was the first thing that came to mind, as a representation of the person, the people, the expressions, the character. I wanted to focus on 2 dimensional work and when looking for artists, i was very pleased to have been approached by photographers, painters and illustrators, translating their definition of the portrait via their chosen discipline.

All the artists are super talented and their work manifests exactly that; their love for the face, the lines, the personality. Enjoy them. Many thanks to the artists Sarah, Alex, Atalanta, Zbigniew, Ego and Tasha. Also thank you to Pierre, whose precious help and excellent PR skills, made this exhibition possible."
stav B. ©2012

The exhibition features work from:

Photography by Alex Grace and
Zbigniew Tomasz Kotkiewicz
Painting by Sarah Jane Moon and Atalanta Kernick
Illustration by Ego RodriguezDrawings by Tasha Krestova

The opening night is Thursday 16th August from 19:00 till late. The kitchen is open for food and we have live music and a DJ.

DJ: Polanski
Live act: Le Squid

Come and celebrate with us!

The Place
182 Stoke Newington Road,
N16 7UY

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Portrait Exhibition at 'The Place' London

Prepping is under way for a group Portraiture Exhibition at 'The Place', 182 Stoke Newington High Street, London.

Opening night is Thursday 16th August from 18:00. All welcome to pop in.

It is a mixed media Exhibition including photography (of course!), illustration and painting.

Below you have a sneak preview of the work I am showing....

Friday, August 10, 2012

AOP Photographers Awards 2012

This year I entered the AOP (Association Of Photographer's) Photographers Awards.

It's quite a big deal in the UK advertising world to win these Awards so I was thrilled when I heard two of my images were shortlisted and made it through to the second round of judging. Extra thrilled because it was 2 out of the 3 images I entered (and not a series either).

Because it was 2 images I was convinced one would make it through to win. Sadly neither did and I have been extremely disappointed.

Still, I have been told it is an achievement to make it through to the 2nd round so I wanted to share that accomplishment.

Below are the two images that went through.

The cockerel is part of a chicken/ cockerel series I have been working on which I will hopefully be sharing very soon. The rest of the series is still in retouching but I am very excited about it......