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The shows focuses on the painted interpretations of pain, be it physical or emotional. Each artists has responded to the brief in different ways.The feelings of pain can be a great source of power, empowering someone to overcome struggles. Or it can be a dead weight we carry inside holding us back feeding our insecurities.
Pain can transform us.


In this exhibition each artist has taken their pain and transformed it into a unique creative expression. Pain(t) is a powerful and thought provoking exhibition that carries visual impact and a dense layering of personal journeys.


As part of the exhibition sculptor Jane Clarke is working in collaboration with the Studio Upstairs performance group to present a piece of interactive theatre using Clarke’s 8 seater see-saw. The piece is a test of endurance and teamwork.

Location: Electric House
296 Willesden Green

Exhibition continues: Friday 22 February – Tuesday 12 March
Performances: Wednesday 27 February – times to be announced


Studio Upstairs background:
The Studio exists to provide artistic resources and therapeutic support to people experiencing mental and emotional distress and to those in drug and alcohol recovery.
The majority of Studio members are people who have not found sufficient support within the mainstream health services.


Electric House background:
Meanwhile Space in partnership with Brent Council have officially opened the Electric House to the Public. A disused Art Deco office block, Electric House is a community creative hub for emerging and established artists from Brent and all over London.
We are hosting a variety of activities including temporary and permanent exhibitions and exciting workshops.


Studio Upstairs contact details:
Curator: Charlotte Meddings
Telephone: 020 7503 1330

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