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Four-day festival to showcase local artists

Art festival showcasing the work of local artists to take place in Wood Green

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By Luchia Robinson 07 April 2022

A four-day art festival in Wood Green showcasing the work of Haringey-based artists is launching today (Thursday).A four-day art festival in Wood Green showcasing the work of Haringey-based artists is launching today (Thursday).

The Citizens Art Festival will feature an art exhibition highlighting the work of 20 local contemporary artists, a series of free family art workshops, and an outdoor art market on the final day of the festival.The Citizens Art Festival will feature an art exhibition highlighting the work of 20 local contemporary artists, a series of free family art workshops, and an outdoor art market on the final day of the festival.

Running until Sunday, the festival involves approximately 50 artists in total, with the majority being from Haringey. The art exhibition will be located on a third-floor gallery space above the popular Oita Kitchen in Green Rooms (Station Road), while the workshops and the final day art market will take place in Blue House Yard, across the way.Running until Sunday, the festival involves approximately 50 artists in total, with the majority being from Haringey. The art exhibition will be located on a third-floor gallery space above the popular Oita Kitchen in Green Rooms (Station Road), while the workshops and the final day art market will take place in Blue House Yard, across the way.

Professional artists will lead workshop activities aimed at families, which include a Chinese calligraphy workshop, and a session on collage making and printmaking. Citizens Art Festival is the creation of artist and photographer Edward Quigley and Antonis Christodoulides, who runs a custom framing and mounting service. Edward launched a series of art markets in August 2020, and the festival builds othe success of this.Professional artists will lead workshop activities aimed at families, which include a Chinese calligraphy workshop, and a session on collage making and printmaking. Citizens Art Festival is the creation of artist and photographer Edward Quigley and Antonis Christodoulides, who runs a custom framing and mounting service. Edward launched a series of art markets in August 2020, and the festival builds othe success of this.

It is a natural next step in both Edward’s and Antonis’ work of supporting Haringey artists and wanting to help develop the arts scene in and around Wood Green where they both work. There’ll be an eclectic range of art for sale from painters and printmakers, photographers and sculptors.It is a natural next step in both Edward’s and Antonis’ work of supporting Haringey artists and wanting to help develop the arts scene in and around Wood Green where they both work. There’ll be an eclectic range of art for sale from painters and printmakers, photographers and sculptors.

Edward said: “The festival marks the start of the Citizens Art Market programme of activity in 2022, so I can’t wait to be part of something really special.”Edward said: “The festival marks the start of the Citizens Art Market programme of activity in 2022, so I can’t wait to be part of something really special.”

The event is part-funded by Haringey Council, with some support from local sponsors. The team behind the festival includes art marketing consultant Holly Collier, and intern, Karolina Zalaneite, a local fine art student. Citizens Art Festival aims to contribute to the growth of Haringey’s thriving art scene, bringing artists and art lovers together; connecting them with families and local people – art for all citizens.The event is part-funded by Haringey Council, with some support from local sponsors. The team behind the festival includes art marketing consultant Holly Collier, and intern, Karolina Zalaneite, a local fine art student. Citizens Art Festival aims to contribute to the growth of Haringey’s thriving art scene, bringing artists and art lovers together; connecting them with families and local people – art for all citizens.

Antonis said: “I think it’s important to shine a spotlight on the things people are doing here, it boosts the area and shows aspiring artists, young and old, what they can achieve without feeling unappreciated in the face of many of the institutions that wave the wand at the more fortunate."Antonis said: “I think it’s important to shine a spotlight on the things people are doing here, it boosts the area and shows aspiring artists, young and old, what they can achieve without feeling unappreciated in the face of many of the institutions that wave the wand at the more fortunate."

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