Past Exhibitions

Here you can find details of our previous exhibitions and the artists behind them. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a piece of art that you have seen at Half Moon.

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From Start to Finish: A Collection of Book Illustrations
by Rachana Jadhav, Karin Littlewood, Fabi Santiago and Jennie Webber
6 January – 21 April 2017

From Start to Finish: A Collection of Book Illustrations. Exhibition at Gallery @ Half Moon Children's Theatre

From Start to Finish offered a vibrant and diverse mix of book illustrations drawn from a range of London artists, who presented a visual explanation and insight into their working processes: from the initial starting ideas, sketches and subsequent rough drafts through to the final published pages.

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Colour Wheel
by Clayton Junior
13 September – 17 December 2016

colourwheel-claytonjunior-bann640x350Author and illustrator Clayton Junior offered a fresh and striking exhibition that presented a lively journey of colour linked to visual narrative. Drawn from a wide range of children’s books, comics and magazines, the artworks on display told colourful and playful stories.

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Stages of Half Moon Exhibition
by artists connected with Half Moon Theatre
30 June – 1 September 2016

StagesofHalfMoon-exhibition-poster-300x300-actualA wide-ranging display of 56 original posters and photographs covering the 44 year history of Half Moon Theatre. The exhibition accompanied the launch of Stages of Half Moon, an online digital archive of the company’s history told through photographs, programmes, news stories, documents, videos and filmed interviews with over 100 people. Half Moon’s digital archive is available at www.stagesofhalfmoon.org.uk.

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Picture, Letter
by Jenny Wright
14 April – 18 June 2016

Z is for Zzz by Jenny WrightLondon based artist Jenny Wright offered a playful and contemporary reflection upon the image as language. Using her obsession with emoji and their expressive capabilities without the need for words, Picture, Letter showed how these popular images can say one or several things simultaneously, simply through the looks of their faces.

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Havelock Walks East
by Havelock Walk artists
5 January – 11 April 2016


Havelock Walk - 7 - Supermundane - FACES 5-300squareHavelock Walk is home to a diverse community of creative people, who live and work on a cobbled mews at the heart of Forest Hill, in South East London. However, they crossed the river to ‘Walk East’ to Half Moon. Havelock Walks East brought together a spectacular assortment of painters, sculptors, photographers, artists, printmakers and designers, presenting an impressively wide-ranging and exciting exhibition.

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Recycollages – Junk Transformed

by Susan Wadsworth
3 September – 19 December 2015

Recycollages-4-300-webRecycollages – Junk Transformed, by Susan Wadsworth, was a striking and playful exhibition of mixed media assemblages that used the everyday debris of our throw-away society – such as plastic toys, bottle tops, old comics, drinking straws, clothes pegs, broken jewellery and plastic bags – to offer a fresh perspective on what constitutes contemporary art.

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Above and Below

by George Green’s School
13 July – 28 August 2015

AboveandBelow-150x150As part of our annual commitment to showcase the work of local art students, George Green’s School on the Isle of Dogs presented an exciting display of artwork from their 2015 GCSE students called Above and Below. Using nature, people and places as their starting points the exhibition explored thematically ‘Above and Below’ and what that meant.

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A Stitch in Time – Reflections from Childhood
by Deborah Andrews
16 April – 9 July 2015

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A Stitch in Time – Reflections from Childhood, by Deborah Andrews, was a delightful collection of intricate machine embroidered works, etchings and digital prints made from observational drawings, that invites you to delight in happy memories of childhood, from exploring at the beach and digging in the garden, to quietly reading or devouring teatime treats.

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Figures, Creatures and Tea 
by Julia de Greff
7 January – 13 April 2015

JuliadeGref-womaninyellow-150x150Figures, Creatures and Tea was a stunning collection of rich and colourful paintings and prints inspired by juggling the artist’s busy life with her young family and their friends – alongside her great love of tea. The exhibition also featured three paintings that were created in response to Half Moon’s 2015 spring season, with works inspired by Chicken Licken, Handa’s Surprise and Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams.

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Around Half Moon
By David Mott
5 September 2014 – 2 January 2015

Around Half Moon was a stunning collection of photography, headlining with a series of images of our newly refurbished building. The exhibition also includes beautiful vistas from our roof, offering unique perspectives through chimney pots and tiled roofs towards some of the East End’s most iconic buildings including The Shard, Canary Wharf, St Paul’s Cathedral and St Dunstan’s Church.

photomonth logo grey on white 3-page-001Around Half Moon was part of PHOTOMONTH EAST LONDON International Photography Festival 2014. Imagining the East End was a major theme of 2014 with exhibitions and events taking place in galleries and venues throughout East London.

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In the Minds @ LPS
by art students at Langdon Park School, Poplar
30 June – 2 September 2014

In the Minds @ LPS was an exhibition curated to showcase artwork made by students of Langdon Park Secondary School in Poplar, Tower Hamlets. This dynamic exhibition showcased work from students across the school community.

www.langdonparkschool.co.uk

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Ritual
by John Mayson
11 April – 24 June 2014

Ritual was a visually arresting and engaging series of self-portrait photographs from East London-based artist John Mayson, which contemplated the contemporary rituals of disguise, play, performance and identity through the craft of mask-making.

www.johnmayson.co.uk

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A Transitional Moment

by Ross Head
10 January – 8 April 2014

A Transitional Moment was a striking collection of drawings, prints and paintings by East London artist Ross Head. The exhibition featured works produced in response to the physical transformation that Half Moon went through over the autumn of 2013 as part of our building refurbishment programme.

www.rosshead.com

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Every Picture Tells a Story
by David Tazzyman, Siân Pattenden, Lucy Freegard, Tom McLaughlin
19 Sep 2013 – 7 Jan 2014

A vibrant mix of exciting book illustrations using different media including dip-pen and ink, water-colour and gouache.

Every Picture Tells a Story featured the work of leading children’s book illustrator, David Tazzyman (Mr Gum, Agatha Parrot, Eleanor’s Eyebrows, The Donut Diaries), complemented by pieces from three of the UK’s up and coming illustrators – Siân Pattenden “lovable, rascally characters”; Lucy Freegard “capturing a vibrant sense of movement” and Tom McLaughlin “sparkling magic and mayhem”. Rogues and villains, unexpected heroes and some rather cute animals filled the walls!

www.davidtazzyman.com | www.sianpattenden.co.uk | www.lucyfreegard.com | www.tommclaughlin.co.uk

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A Walk in the Park
by Liz Loveless
Apr 2013 – Jul 2013

A Walk in the Park was a collection of work featuring screenprints and illustrations by Liz Loveless, a local illustrator and author. Liz uses screenprint and printmaking to translate everyday images from varying distances.

Liz Loveless website

An Assortment of Illustration 
by Amberin Huq
Jan 2013 – Apr 2013

Amberin is a freelance illustrator who specialises in creating atmospheric narrative pieces. Her work in watercolour and ink particularly aims to tell stories by creating vibrant character based illustrations.

www.amberinhuq.com

Vital Signs 
by John Bunker
Nov 2012 – Jan 2013

This abstract art exhibition brought the traditional materials of painting into new relationships with the objects and discarded debris Bunker collects from the streets of Stepney, where he lives and works. He closes them behind glass into old frames, the original homes of battered prints and reproductions.

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From Start to Finish: A Collection of Book Illustrations. Exhibition at Gallery @ Half Moon Children's Theatre

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From Start to Finish: A Collection of Book Illustrations by Rachana Jadhav, Karin Littlewood, Fabi Santiago and Jennie W…

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Clayton Junior

Colour Wheel by Clayton Junior 13 September – 17 December 2016 Author and illustrator Clayton Junior offered a fresh a…

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Stages of Half Moon

Stages of Half Moon Exhibition by artists connected with the history of Half Moon Theatre 30 June – 1 September 2016 F…

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Jenny Wright

Picture, Letter by Jenny Wright 14 April – 18 June London based artist Jenny Wright offered a playful and contemporary…

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Havelock Walk

Havelock Walks East by Havelock Walk artists 5 January – 11 April 2016 Havelock Walk is home to a diverse community of…

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Susan Wadsworth

Recycollages – Junk Transformed by Susan Wadsworth 3 September – 19 December 2015 With a passion and concern for the…

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George Green’s School

Above and Below by George Green’s School 13 July – 28 August 2015 Local George Green’s School on the Isle of D…

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Deborah Andrews

A delightful collection of intricate machine embroidered works, etchings and digital prints.

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Julia de Greff

Figures, Creatures and Tea  by Julia de Greff 7 January – 13 April 2015 Figures, Creatures and Tea offers a stunning …

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