EMERGING London artists are to take over one of the capital's most unusual exhibition venues with their end of year show 39 HOURS.
For three days in June, the cavernous basement vaults of Shoreditch Town Hall will showcase the eclectic work of 12 painters, printmakers, video and installation artists and sculptors from Kensington and Chelsea College.
The labyrinth of atmospheric nooks and crannies provides each artist with the chance to work within a unique architectural space.
Exhibiting artist Bethany Marett said: "This is a very unique and well-positioned gallery space in the heart of London’s popular artist's quarter, and the abundance of space within the basement gallery should provide a suitable culmination for a hard year’s work on the HND Fine Art course. The show should be an otherworldly and exciting experience for all who visit."
HND course director Anjum Moon said: "This is the most ambitious exhibition put on to date by a group of highly talented students."
39Hours is free to attend and takes place from June 7 to 8 at Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT. The gallery is open from 9am-6pm. The private view will be held on June 6 at the gallery from 6.30pm - 9pm where guests can meet the artists and discuss their work.
Kensington and Chelsea College enjoys a high-profile reputation for excellence in Creative Arts, and has a successful student alumni, which includes Turner prize nominee Spartacus Chetwynd. The college’s Fine art HND has a strong track record of producing skilled artists. This year, students are progressing to postgraduate and undergraduate study at leading institutions including Goldsmith's College and Camberwell School of Art.
Exhibiting artist Katherine Forster said: "The course has given me the freedom to expand in my own direction, but has also broadened my outlook. I have really enjoyed being part of a wonderfully warm and sharing group of students and tutors."
Exhibiting artists: Aleks Osadcij, Asmaa Alanbari, Bethany Marett, Elizabeth Curtin, George Megarry, Geraldine Cornwall, James McNamara, Katherine Forster, Maria Ahmed, Mamon Hawkins, Rosie Harland and Sonnia Montes.