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7 Greatorex Street, London E1 5NF, United Kingdom

Urban Rural Exchange

Spitalfields Studios

7 November - 30 December

The exhibition draws on a year-long collaboration between Karen Wood (London) and James Aldridge (Wiltshire). As they walk, talk and make they record their experiences which explore the relationships between Urban and Rural environments.

Together Karen and James walk regularly in London and Wiltshire. Using a range of media they record their interactions with architecture, pathways, waterways, wildlife and people. Back in their studios they create work in response to their walks.

Their explorations and continuing dialogue are documented online via the @UrbanRuralExchange Instagram page.

Karen & James will be at the launch event, along with the exhibition’s curator Kirsty Kerr to talk about the work.

Following the Launch event on Thursday 7th November, the exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 8th until the end of December, Monday to Sunday by appointment. Please contact Karen on for a tour of the exhibition during these dates/times.

Spitalfields Studios First Thursdays nights bring together Art, Artists & Artchat with Live Music, Food and Drinks.

7-15 Greatorex Street, E1 5NF

Urban Rural Exchange – Walk Talk & Make


James & Karen invite the public on an Urban Walk in East London on Saturday 9th Nov. They will be at Spitalfields Studios from 12pm to give participants a chance to visit the exhibition and discuss the work prior to the walk from 1pm to 2:30pm.

Art materials will be provided. This event is limited to 12 participants, age 16+.

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For further queries please contact Karen on


Getting to: Spitalfields Studios

They are a 8 minutes walk from Aldagate East and Whitechapel Overground stations.

Buses: The 125, 205 and 254 stop close by on Whitechapel High Street.

Please contact Transport for London for detailed travel advice

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