Celebrating Black History Month at Acrylicize


Celebrating Black History Month at Acrylicize


October was a month jam-packed full of exciting events which saw The Art House come to life to celebrate Black History Month. From our exhibition ‘Art as Expression’ in collaboration with Creative Mentor Network to our series of artist talks, from live music events to our first ever artist in residence, October was a month we will not forget in a hurry and indeed, will lead the way in terms of shaping the future of our public programming within The Art House.

Art as Expression Exhibition

Thank you so much to everyone who came to The Art House London last night for the launch of Art as Expression in collaboration with @creativementornetwork Creative Mentor Network.

Art as Expression is an exhibition in honour of Black History Month. In collaboration with CMN, Acrylicize showcased work from 18 young creatives in London, spanning across the different artist disciplines, from painting all the way to photography, to digital illustration and sculpture. The exhibition explores and highlights the culture, talent and hard work of young black creatives in the city.

Celebrating creativity in all its forms is the heart of The Art House and what we at Acrylicize stand for.

Senior Curator, Jo McLaughlin

Sofar Sounds

Acrylicize hosted Sofar Sounds, transforming our workspace into a captivating live music event with three local and diverse artists. Photography by Acrylicize artworker James Morris

Artist in Residence: Hettie Inniss

We hosted the supremely talented emerging artist and RCA student Hettie Inniss as our first artist-in-residence at The Art House. Hettie made several paintings in our newly opened Bay area which served as loading bays during the buildings former life as a textile factory. We loved witnessing Hettie's unique process and taking part in the ongoing discourse around differing creative approaches.

“As an artist, my interests lie in moving beyond Eurocentric representations of identity."

Artist talks

Our Senior Curator Jo McLaughlin hosted a series of talks, featuring Cristallina Fischetti’s and Hettie Inniss. The talks were an opportunity for the audience to get to know both the artist's processes, while also exploring themes of identity, culture and the creative industry.

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