The Avengers of Art #RellaPresents
Dubbed the ‘AA’ the Avengers of Art by Maryam Mazraei, Creative Director of Rella, five of London’s most promising up and coming artists, showcased collections of artworks at the first ever RELLA Presents Exhibition.
Put together by ethical menswear brand Rella and supported by Gather.ly, the chosen five soldiered through a morning of pouring rain on Sunday 23rd November to The Book Club cafe in Shoreditch, transforming their lifeless basement into an artist’ paradise.
Artists Annu Kilpeläinen, Guy Jarrett, Kristina Gedris, Joanna Bucur, Joe Earley, from backgrounds in Fine Art, Photography, Illustration and Contemporary Drawing exhibited three pieces of quirky, thought provoking modern artworks.
Live music from DJ Rich and Gluten free macaroons happily catered by Lilika’s Treats, contributed to the joyful atmosphere making the first ever Rella Presents Exhibition an event to remember.
Maryam Mazraei, Creative Director of Rella and the driving force behind the exhibition, unveiled pieces from her latest menswear collection and previous collection. Reflecting on the event, Maryam had this to say “The whole ambience of the day was truly amazing; I’ve always wanted to put together an event with fashion and art under one roof. At Rella our designs are heavily influenced by art, so doing this event, teaming up with up and coming artists just felt like the perfect opportunity.”
Gather.ly’s involvement in this event helped to turn an initial idea into a reality and commenting on why they decided to support the Rella Presents Exhibition, Holly Smith, Content and Collective Curator at Gather.ly, expressed, “We knew that collaboration between Gather.ly and Rella would be perfect in demonstrating what can be done when opportunity is put into the right hands.”
On behalf of Rella, we would like to say a massive thank you to all the artists and volunteers who helped make this event a reality!
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(Read the Gather.ly feature on Rella Presents here)
Written by Ivy Scarlett