Image: The Oval House
In honor of the 33% of Londoners that are under the age of 26, the Oval House Theatre in Kennington will host a two-week long arts festival known as 33% London.
Six young artists will showcase their talents in the Ovalhouse Café Gallery from January 11 through January 21. 33% London is a celebration of the city’s diverse new generation of creative individuals culminating in an annual festival for programming film, theatre, dance, master-class and debates. Launched in 2008, 33% London was conceived, programmed and now run by young people aged between 16 and 25 years old.
The six artists selected for this year’s festival are Pennie Dawes, Sam Hickson, Jessica Kilpatrick, Nichol Keene, Laura Ribbons and Elliot Baggott. Dawes is a first year sculpture student at Wimbledon School of Art who is currently “exploring ideas of the construction of a false reality.” Hickson is a printmaking graduate of Central Saint Martins and his work is inspired by the “confrontation between the ‘self’ and ‘other’.” Kilpatrick will contribute drawings littered with highly detailed disparities of delicate and dark imagery of distorted human faces, figures, animals, expressions, objects and forms. Keene’s work focuses on language, structure, control, plagiarism and books. She explores the limits of language and the “inadequacy of authorship over language and the loss of control.” Ribbons’ painting look like collages with free flowing compositions made with water colors on linen. Baggott is a fine art student in his Third Year at Wimbledon College of Art. His art is inspired by news stories and local history; he also does comic projects and he edits the new anthology dotComics, the first printed magazine dedicated to web comics.
Tickets to 33% London Festival cost between £4 and £8. The Oval House Theatre is located at 52-54 Kennington Oval, London.