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Seeing Sounds


Following the success of the HAART launch in March 2019, we held our second show in London between Tuesday 1 - Monday 7 October 2019 at Copeland Gallery. Titled Seeing Sounds, the exhibition explored the connections between sound and visual art, looking at the powerful influence which sound and music can have on creativity.
Seeing Sounds exhibited artwork by five visual artists, had evening talks on the subject, spoken word poetry and live music performances within the gallery.
Here are some highlights from the show: ​
  • On Thursday 3 October, we held a series of evening talks within the gallery by visual artists, Àsìkò and Emmanuel Unaji, alongside academic professors of music psychology, Dr Diana Omigie and Joydeep Bhattacharya, exploring the connections between sound, music and visual art., prompting a lively discussion between guests and the panel of speakers.​
  • On Saturday 5 October, we experienced live music performances by Brother Portrait and Alxndr London, creating an inspiring occasion to round off the evening events during Seeing Sounds
Media interest:
  • The show was featured in the Evening Standard as part of an article documenting the "meteoric rise of African art" and rising interest from collectors in this market.
  • BBC Radio London carried out a live interview with HAART founder, Maryam Lawal, about the Seeing Sounds exhibition and the House of African Art more generally. A recording of the BBC interview is available online through the following link (39 mins in).
  • COLOURFUL Radio station visited the show on Saturday 5 October, conducting live interviews with exhibition visitors and HAART staff members. 

Images from Seeing Sounds . . .

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life."

Pablo Picasso

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