Made in Bow, at the Nunnery Gallery, presented works by Mathew Weir, Lizzie Cannon & Felicity Hammond in response to the 18th Century Bow Porcelain collection in Newham Archives. The Bow factory, which produced porcelain of world-wide renown, was once located fifteen hundred metres from the Nunnery Gallery. As well as the works made in response to the collection, the exhibition brought rarely seen pieces of Bow porcelain and related archive material from the London Borough of Newham – selected by the artists – into the Nunnery Gallery.
At part of the supporting programme there was an in conversation between Mathew Weir and Sonia Solicari, Head at Guildhall Art Gallery & London’s Roman Amphitheatre.
Made in Bow was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by London Borough of Newham.
Made in Bow, 17 May - 25 July 2013, Nunnery Gallery, installation view. Left: Mezzotints of Thomas Frye and Bow Porcelain wares from Newham Archive. Right: Shrine, 2009, plaster, acrylic paint, acrylic varnish, Mathew Weir. Image: Felicity Hammond.
Abattoir, 2013, oil on canvas mounted on board, 27 x 20 cm, based on a Bow Porcelain figure from the Museum of London collection.