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Motel Studios

5 May - 17 July

Entitled CROP, this will be the first in a new series of photography exhibitions that will feature new works from a diverse selection of photographic artists from around the world, and aims to demonstrate the range and breadth of contemporary photographic practice.

Artists featured in the first exhibition are Dasha Pears, Kylli Spare, Alan Powdrill, John Wright and the London-based photographer and director duo Ilka & Franz, whose unmistakeable colourful aesthetic and humour blurs the lines between portraiture and still life.

The exhibition will be held in an new gallery space, formerly part of Motel Studios, a beautiful post-industrial Victorian brick arch underneath the East London railway line leading to Hoxton Overground Station.

The new gallery will be the first fully-focused space dedicated to exhibiting the best in contemporary and modern photography. Alongside the exhibition programme, the gallery will host events, talks, seminars, book launches and photography workshops.

The gallery will be open on weekends, First Thursday evening events and by appointment.


Arch 406 , Long Street, Shoreditch, E2 8HG

The Photography Salon with Ilka & Franz:



Join us in conversation with one of Europe’s most successful photography duos: Ilka & Franz.

Renown for their bold use of colour and humorous cross-over of portraiture and still life working for many major newspaper and magazine clients.

Gain insight to their creative approach, an understanding of the benefits and challenges of working as a duo and learn what has created the distinct look that allows their work to bridge the divide between art & commerce.

Getting to: Motel Studios

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