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Living Free Launch Night

7th October 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come and join us along with some of London’s freshest talent for the launch night of the Living Free Art Collective’s one month residency at Matthews Yard.

The Living Free Art Collective is a group of creatives mainly based in South London. What bonds all the work together is the energy of artists, photographers, poets, performers and creatives. The positive energy about what they do and the ideas they want to express. Each person in the collective is unique to themselves and a creative in their own right. Each individual is different to the next and most importantly is able to share what they want.

Have a drink, a bite to eat and mingle with myself and the collective.

Hark1karan – Creative who keeps a low-profile. Artist, painter, photographer and creator. Check out his website > 

Véga – One of the youngest members of the collective, Vega is a multi-talented photographer, painter and illustrator.  Check out his Instagram >

Priya Barot – Priya is the most experienced in terms of exhibiting her vibrant and colourful work. Currently residing north of the river, her unique take on animals and people will definitely captivate your gaze.  Check out her website > and Instagram > 

Anjali Barot – Anjali is the poet of the collective. She has an eloquent manner in which to express her vision. A perfectionist at heart means every word is used for a reason. Covering a multitude of topics her words will trigger your emotive side. Alongside her work you can also ask her for some tips on the night. Check out her blog >

Nahwand Jaff –  Nahwand is a street photographer of London and the world. His work plays with dark colours and human interaction. He’s recently started up a new instagram account and ditched his strong following. A fresh start with a stronger identity. Make yourself familiar with his work on instagram >

Danny Sloff Hedges – Danny has recently picked up the paint brush after many years away from the canvas. His strong play with colours and abstract visions puts you at ease. His technique stands alone within the collective and gives him a distinct feel. His work has a sense of flow and calm. Much of his recent work is on Instagram >

Grace Humphreys – Grace is a 1st class baker as you’ll see when you check out her Instagram > Alongside her baking she is also an artist. You could say her art and baking styles are intertwined. Gentle and layered with detail, her work only strengthens the collective.

Lee Fairweather – Lee is a seasoned film writer. One of the best in the UK. There’s not enough space to list who he’s written for. He has an equal passion for music which he also writes about. It only makes sense that he will be holding a film screening of something music related. Film screening on the launch night and more throughout October.  Check out his adventures on Facebook >

Leon Bartholomew – Leon has been an illustrator since he was a teenager. He has a strong manga influence which is infused into his work. His work extends beyond canvas/paper and into 3D crystal art. No doubt his art and the use of crystals is unique. Check out some of his work on his website >

Oliver Sudden – Oliver is a Croydon born rapper and hip-hop head. His local ties with the community run way back and it’s a pleasure to with have him spin some vinyl on the launch night. He’ll be playing funk, soul, disco and much more on the night. Check out his work on Soundcloud >

Mike Lawse – Mike has a long history with the local underground music scene in London and passion for vinyl. He’ll be blessing the decks with some classic cuts from way back. Expect plenty of 7″ bangers. For rare underground vinyl, check out his Instagram > 

Darren Christoper Randon – Darren is part of a poetry collective called Well Versed. Part of the local South London scene, he has been sharing the joys of poetry with primary children and adults alike, and organised a number of poetry events around Croydon. It’s a pleasure to have local talent perform at the launch party.  Check him out on Twitter >

Michael Balamwezi – Michael is passionate about words and communication. When he performs spoken word you’re blown away by the imagery and message. A positive energy is felt from his words. Alongside his poetry he runs a book club at Thornton Heath Library once a month.

Brgr and Beer – The guys from Brgr and Beer will be providing a one-off special burger on the night. Who knows if it will ever be available again. No doubt they’ll be selling quality beverages too. Check out some of their week-long specials on Facebook >


7th October 2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Matthew’s Yard Gallery
1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, Surrey CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Living Free Art Collective