A Hungarian cultural feast: enjoy their food, drink & art!

A Hungarian cultural feast: enjoy their food, drink & art!

An exhibition of works by five Hungarian artists: Orsolya Rethy, George Mihalka, Ferencz Gnandt, Andras Schein, Orsi ‘Sika’ Domjan

Private View: Friday 7th November 2008 – 6pm to 11pm
Performance by Palinka: Friday 7th of November
DJ – Music: Saturday 8th form 8pm to 11.30pm
Exhibition runs from: Friday 7th of November 2008 to 13th November 2008
Gallery Opening Hours: Sat, Mon to Wed: 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Last day of exhibition: Thursday 13th of November from 11am to 5pm

Hungarian culture is coming to London! Organised by TUNArts Art Group, this show will have a distinctive Hungarian feel, with expressive and though-provoking art, traditional folk music by the band Palinka as well as tunes throughout the opening evening by Horvath Janos. Guests will be able to savour Hungary by tasting offerings of mouth-watering gulas which will be chased by Hungary’s favourite drink palinka! The exhibition will showcase a variety of media including ceramics, painting, drawing and photography. This is an exhibition bursting with life and colour, with each of the artists exploring their subject matter in their own unique and accomplished style.

Palinka is a group of musicians in London who have been brought together by their shared passion: Hungarian, Romanian and Roma (Gypsy) music from the remote villages of Transylvania. They called the band “PALINKA” after the most famous spirit in the region. All the band members have studied music from various villages throughout Transylvania, Hungary and Romania, now bringing this beautiful music to you in London. More info about the band, its music and members: www.palinka.co.uk.

After an early interest in working with clay as a child, artist Orsolya Rethy has returned to this dynamic material creating beautiful ceramics which – influenced by her experience as an interior designer – retain their functionality, but now also lean more to self expression as she continually branches out, now even incorporating a more diverse range of materials into her designs. ”It is mixing ceramic with other kinds of material, wood, metal, half-precious stones and wool, that I am the most engaged with at the moment.” ( Rethy 2008)
George Mihalka is an already very successful exhibiting artist who, although also working on a second collection of poems, now concentrates mainly on painting. He draws much of his inspiration from his time spent in Austrailia, creating images of fantastic landscapes with sweeping forms and vibrant colour.
Ferencz Gnandt has brought together a collection of paintings focusing on man and nature, all created before his recent move to London. His pieces are powerful and emotional with every subject explored individually and expressed through different styles that best represent them.
Passionate about painting and drawing from a very young age, Andras Schein is now on his way to achieving his dreams. His works cover a breadth of subject matter – nature, earth, space, time – using sometimes more abstract compositions to add new meaning and depth.

Orsi ‘Sika’ Domjan was born in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. She now lives in London. Although having had a passion for drawing and painting since childhood, she recently ventured in to traditional 35mm SLR photography.

Region: All
Start Date: 07/11/2008
End Date: 13/11/2008
Start Time: 18:00
Venue: Red Gate Gallery
Venue Address: 209a Coldharbour Lane, London
Website: http://www.redgategallery.co.uk
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Yara Tschallener
Phone: 020 73260993