First Thursdays

Antonietta Torsiello is an award winning visual and textile artist based in East London. Her latest exhibition AfriWest is a collection of textile and screen prints inspired by the parallels between African and Western culture.

Her work is inspired by the contrast in natural craft vs man made structures, drawing from the natural African crafts of wood carving, body scarification and the tribal decoration of the Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa’s Omo Valley.

The screen prints are printed on unbleached natural cotton and recycled paper, where there is a strong emphasis on the visual aspects of texture within Torsiello's work. Combining textured rubbings using string with oil pastels and graphite, and silhouettes from feminine forms of the body, Torsiello has created organic forms in her screen prints.

Join us for the opening night where the artist will have a pop-up shop of textiles, prints and cards.