Hill & Park at the Frestonian Gallery
Thursday 20 June 2019, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Frestonian Gallery, 2 Olaf Street (Notting Dale ward)
The Frestonian Gallery, opened in 2017, is based in the Victorian redbrick complex at the corner of Freston Road and Olaf Street that contains The People’s Hall, once the focal point of The Free Independent Republic of Frestonia. The Republic of Frestonia was an unlikely and extraordinary protest movement, which in 1977 declared its independence from the United Kingdom and even applied for full membership of the United Nations. The ‘Republic of Frestonia’ continued to operate as a collective well into the 1980s, becoming a creative hub for writers, artists and musicians as well as cultural activists.
Now, under the direction of two young entrepreneurs, Rollo Campbell and Matt Incledon, the gallery hosts an exciting year-round exhibition programme of contemporary and modern art – channelling the independence of thought and expression of its rebel Frestonian forebears!
In May and June the gallery is hosting an exhibition – Hill and Park – which draws on the extraordinary plethora of great artists who have, and in some instances still do, call Notting Hill and Holland Park home. The exhibition will include works by: Patrick Caulfield, Lucian Freud, Patrick Heron, David Hockney & Bridget Riley among others.
Come and celebrate summer! Have a glass of fizz with us at a private view and hear the curator’s tour of the exhibition on 20 June 2019.
Kensington Society members £15, non-members £20