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Last night saw a celebration of international art as we launched of our latest exhibition with Pop Up Projects. The exhibition presents the achievements of 150 young storytellers from the Baltic countries and the UK who through the project have produced a leporello library which is currently on display in the Central Lounge of Over-Seas House. 

This library of limited edition books that are not for sale provides our members and welcome visitors a rare chance to see the outcome of the project in the flesh. The content of the leporellos are the source for the work that is currently on the walls of Central Lounge, both blown up prints and original artwork produced by the talented artists, which were accompanied for the evening by the life-sized leporellos in the PAH.

Some of the artists from the Baltics attended the event last night along with the ambassadors from all three of the countries involved; His Excellency Renatas Norkus from Latvia, Her Excellency Tina Intelmann from Estonia, and her Excellency Baiba Braže.

Speeches began as Director of ROSL ARTS Geoff Parkin welcomed the 180 attendees, followed by Dylan Calder, the Director of Pop Up Projects, Emily Jost from the House of Illustration, Bhavit Mehta from Pop Up, and His Excellency Renatas Norkus on behalf of the ambassadors. The evening warmly welcomed our latest exhibition into the club and shed some light into the context of the striking images currently adorning our walls. Thank you to everyone who attended and not to worry if you couldn’t make it, the exhibition continues until the 20 May so there is still time to enjoy the stories on show in the club.

 

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