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Quebec Quarter support for Printwork Art Box

Printworks London encouraged both members of the local community and the wider public to get involved in their latest arts exhibition, Box Art. Canada Water’s multipurpose exhibition space, hosted free daily screen printing classes throughout August with renowned artist Charlie Evaristo-Boyce, with support from L&Q’s Quebec Quarter development.

Individuals of all ages produced their own artwork on cardboard boxes throughout the three week exhibition. The final installation, which consisted of over 200 boxes stacked to create an immersive maze, was revealed in full on Saturday 19th August, where participants were encouraged to invite their family and friends to an all day party.

A competition also run throughout the course of the exhibition, with each participant’s screen print automatically entered. A panel of judges (including Charlie Evaristo-Boyce) chose a winner, whose work will be re-printed and hung within the new Quebec Quarter show home, due to launch in September.

Printworks Exhibition and the community

The project was designed to invite and involve local residents and organisations, to participate in a meaningful and valuable artistic project, as well as provide an interactive and engaging way to explore the history of the site and local area. Sessions were held for different local organisations, such as Time & Talents, The Bubble, Global Generation and Surrey Docks Farm, as well as circulated widely to local residents.

About the artist Charlie Evaristo-Boyce

Charlie Evaristo-Boyce is a 21st century pop artist who transforms the ordinary into the iconic. The subjects of his prints are unassuming images found within the agricultural industry, such as fruit and vegetable boxes, or other objects plucked from the urban detritus of everyday life. The images are cut up, manipulated and printed in a large format to show in striking detail and colour the reality of what is already there. His works are hand printed through a process that ensures each print is unique even though it may appear superficially the same as another.

Charlie currently runs Margate’s Smallest Gallery which hosts regular events and artist film screenings.

L&Q Support, the legacy at Quebec Quarter

Cathy Lloyd, Sales & Marketing Director at L&Q explains; “We at Quebec Quarter, which sits adjacent to Printworks London, are pleased to be supporting this latest art exhibition. It’s a great chance for the public to learn more about the history of Canada Water and its surroundings, whilst also learning new skills from one the city’s most exciting new artists.”

Quebec quarter

The Quebec Quarter is a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments in the Canada Water area and adjacent to Russia Dock Woodlands. New residents and potential buyers of the new phase of Quebec Quarter homes will be invited to two exclusive screen-printing classes with Charlie Evaristo-Boyce

L&Q is a leading residential developer, founded over 50 years ago . It plays a key part in helping shape some of the most exciting, diverse and dynamic regions in the country, including London and the south east. L&Q invests in places for the long term. Its Community Foundation aims to build opportunity and confidence in each area, and helps local people into sustainable careers.  As a charitable housing association, every penny of any surplus is invested back into providing more new homes and services for its residents.



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