Kinetic Art Exhibition – As told by Donald, a member of the Over 50s Art Group

On 8 and 9 June, our talented Over 50s Art Group exhibited artwork created from observing a dance rehearsal at Rambert dance company.

The event was a roaring success, with lots of visitors stopping by to take in their impressive sketches. We asked Donald, a regular member of the group, to tell us about his involvement in the exhibition:

“Although smaller than a Tate Modern battleship blockbuster, the recent Coin Street Art Group exhibition at Nolias Gallery in Great Suffolk Street was a lively event.

The evening of the Private View went really well. Steerage too for learning more about ourselves and our works of art. The setting and occasion inspired an affable camaraderie for participants and guests.

Anna and Roberta displayed a flair for displaying the works to their best advantage and easy to navigate. Creative too by hanging works from the ceiling like Alexander Calder mobiles, arranging also for a professional photographer to record it.

Interestingly, the theme of Dance linked the present to the distant past. Dance is regarded as the oldest art form. Evolving before the invention of the wheel and writing in Mesopotamia.

Our starting point was the live rehearsal workshop at the Rambert. It made us resourceful; how to use applied intelligence and think of new ideas; how best to use our materials and facilities to hand; how best to render and express the dimensions of movement and energy.

What evolved was not a house style but individual interpretations. And an element of fun.

Like our neighbour the behemoth Tate, we too are rooted in SE1.”

For more information on our Over 50s Art Group click here or contact Anna on

See the photo album below:

An exhibition of works created by Coin Street's Over 50s Art Group during a Rambert dance rehearsal

Posted by Coin Street Community Builders on Thursday, 22 June 2017