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First Thursdays Exhibition Codes of Faith

Codes Of Faith

Laura I.Art Gallery

7 December - 20 January

Now in its second year, this unique exhibition is unlike any in the UK – powerful, thought provoking and moving, celebrating the vital importance of diversity.

Over thirty professional and amateur artists from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures will be displaying works based around the subject of faith and religion, offering a glimpse into their own spiritual journey. Whether you follow traditional religions, pagan spirituality or even atheism, the aim of this powerful multi-disciplinary exhibition is to to promote peace, harmony and friendship and encourage people to embrace their differences.

Inspired by her time at the British Museum and being surrounded by powerful cultural objects of belief, and what she saw as an urgent need to bring people together following the Brexit vote and the dreadful terrorist attacks in London, Manchester and Paris, the curator, Laura Iosifescu said of the motivation behind Codes of Faith, “The idea of embracing the world in all its splendour, variety and differences is a profound one and we wanted to create an exhibition in which every participant, both artist and audience, would feel included and welcomed. The works of art displayed in Codes of Faith are current, contemporary and challenging, bringing fresh ideas on how belief exists today – one that doesn’t need to divide us, but which can build bridges between people of different faiths through common values and shared experiences.”

Through beautiful, selected artwork this exhibition has something that everyone can relate to and draw comfort and joy from at Christmas. The event will also feature speeches by Cllr. Saima Ashraf and Laura Iosifescu herself, with entertainment throughout the night by singer-songwriter and future star, Justin Coultrup, along with the announcement of the winner of astonishing jewellery made by talented designer, Kavitha.

Whether you’re looking for a place to buy a truly unique Christmas present, or just want to celebrate art and culture, book your free ticket now!

This event is something you simply won’t want to miss out on.

Artists exhibiting:

Otgonbayar Tsogt, Daksha Amin, Danny Baxter, Kate Crumpler, Chris Boyko,Jayne Laouami ,Nasim Nabavizadeh, Isabela Castelan, Demetrio Salces, Natasha Cross, Patricia Bidi, Griffin, Krystyna Spink, Galdino Silva Neto, Parvin Khoshdel (artist name: P. Rayga), Angela Szabo, Csaba Tibor Palotas, Kaat Stieber, Keith G Bowden, Roya Khalili, Kavitha Balakrishnan, Irene Raspollini ,Teresa Wells MRBS, Rob Cawley, Elżbieta Anna Sadkowski (Samek), Francesca Busca, Ronis varlaam, Marie Ndolo, Ivan djidjev, Monica penneti ,Magda Neculaescu, Richa Rajesh Vora, Grace Arledge ,He Mengqi, Coreen Bernard, GAUBERT Virginie, Emmanuel Okoro


IceHouse Court
Abbey Road
IG11 7BT

Codes of Faith-The exhibition where all the cultures meet



Curated by Laura Iosifescu “Codes of Faith” is a group exhibition displaying artwork on the theme of faith from over 30 artists in order to celebrate diversity and promote world peace. Professional and amateur artists from myriad backgrounds and cultures will be displaying works representing their personal beliefs, varying from those who follow traditional religions to ideas about atheism and pagan spirituality. The aim of this multi-discipline exhibition is to inspire people to live in harmony.

Getting to: Laura I.Art Gallery

Nearest tube: Barking Station

How to find us:

1)The nearest underground station is Barking. After leaving the station, turn right and keep walking until you reach a pedestrianised shopping area.
2)Continue straight on through the shopping area (passing McDonalds on your right) until you reach North Street at the end.
3)Cross the road and continue straight on through the park until you come to the main road again. Cross the road.
4)Two side roads lead away from you, curving to left and right. The right is Abbey Road with a large sculpture of a boat on the corner. Take this road.
5)Continue walking down Abbey Road until you reach Laura I. Gallery on your right “

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