Two new exhibitions from Society of Fulham Artists & Potters and Kite Studios pop up

Two exciting art exhibitions will brighten up the borough next week. And both are free!

The Society of Fulham Artists and Potters’ annual Autumn Art Exhibition opens on Tuesday (14 November) at Fulham Library.


Ollie Herford earthernware

Works from both professional and amateur artists will be showcased in the Exhibition Hall on Fulham Road until Sunday (19 November). The Fulham exhibition will offer both two and three-dimensional artwork that includes paintings, printmaking, sculptures, pottery and photography.

Celebrated artist Adebanji Alade was the guest speaker at the previous exhibition by the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters in June.

The SoFAP Art Exhibition is supported by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and is on show at Fulham Library, located at 598 Fulham Road.

Arts Strategy in H&F

Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s new Arts Strategy aims to ensure all residents get more opportunities to experience and participate in a variety of arts.

Its core aims include:

•    Destination: Boosting the local economy by developing and promoting a thriving borough for the arts
•    Creation: Supporting people to create and produce excellent art of all kinds
•    Inclusion: Giving residents from a wide range of backgrounds more opportunity to experience and participate in artistic and cultural activity.


Kallum Vidal artwork from the Kite Studio show

“The arts are for everyone and this is a great example of the work going on in the borough to give all residents an opportunity to express themselves,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Development. “We want to make H&F one of the leading places for the arts in the country.”

Pop-up gallery celebrates neurodiversity

Meanwhile, three neurodiverse artists are taking over an empty building at 83 Askew Road, Shepherds Bush, with an exhibition.

The pop-up gallery put together by Kite Studios CIC and Teatum+Teatum and will also open on Tuesday (14 November).

Artists Olly Herford, Orlando Richardson and Kallum Vidal have produced an exciting installation of hand-made pottery, pen portraits and mark making that celebrates neurodiversity.


Portrait of artist Orlando Richardson

The Inside Out exhibition in Askew Road gives an insight into the world of mental health, autism and a rare chromosome condition.
The three artists are at different stages of their lives and careers but all make art that springs from their experience of neurodiversity.

Fulham autistic artist Orlando Richardson could draw before he could talk. The 18-year-old uses his art to convey deep personal meaning which is often hidden from the outside world.

Kallum Vidal, 12, diagnosed at birth with a rare chromosome condition uses colour and different materials to create meaningful artwork that expresses a passion, perception and understanding of colour and shape.

While Olly Herford, who has had a difficult journey with mental health, has discovered the joys of clay. He found that making ceramics gave focus and expression to his personality. Olly has his own studio in Worcestershire where he also gives pottery classes.

The Inside Out exhibition runs at 83 Askew Road between 10am-5pm from 14 to 24 November. For more details, call 0208 576 6278 or email: auriol@kitestudios.org.


The SoFAP Art Exhibition is supported by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and is on show at Fulham Library

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