An Exhibition of Landscape Paintings & Drawings of Streatham Common and The Rookery
by Local Artist Nishad Karim
Saturday 29th July 2017
11:00am – 7:00pm on the top lawn by the main gates of the Rookery.
THIS IS A ONE DAY SHOWING!
The exhibition will be postponed to a later date in the event of rain.
Donations will be made to the Friends of Streatham Common.
Nishad Karim is a Trinidadian born artist and has been a teacher for the last 20 years. Nishad graduated with a B.A. Visual Arts ( First Class Hons.) from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, but considers himself a self taught artist. He admires the works of Turner, Constable, Cezanne and Monet but he grew up studying the works of local Trinidadian artists such as Cazabon, MP Alladin and Boscoe Holder. He works in all media, with oils being his favourite. His canvasses are often highly textured as he expresses his joy of pressing and working the paint into cracks and crevices to get a variety of effects.
His interest with drawing, colouring and painting started at an early age, exploring still life and his natural outdoor environment which he has grown to love and appreciate immensely. He especially reminisces about the days when his father, a businessman and farmer, would take him fishing in the Caroni Swamp and how he was always amazed at the flora and fauna. This love inspired him to capture the atmosphere and mood of the Caribbean landscape with its scenic, lush tropical vegetation and vibrant colours.
Nishad is currently residing in London and works as a Learning and Teaching Leader/Art Coordinator at Rockmount Primary School in the Borough of Croydon. He is continually on a path of education and learning with regards to his teaching and his passion, art. Nishad is also a freelance photographer.
Enjoy a lovely relaxing evening summer walk through the common. Botanical expert, Tony Wileman, will lead a nature walk on Streatham Common identifying the wildflowers and other plants that he comes across.
Meet by the Rookery Cafe SW16 at 7.00pm. The walk will last for about two hours.
It is free but donations to the London Wildlife Trust will be welcome on the day.
A walk around the Common, led by Dr Iain Boulton of Lambeth Council, who will point out key features of, and facts about, the different tree species that can be found in the area.
You can see this event as not only a fun educational walk, but one that will be good for your health! Research shows that within minutes of being surrounded by trees and green space, your blood pressure will drop, your heart rate will slow and your stress levels will come down.
Meet by the Rookery Cafe at 2.00pm.
Free – but you can always make a donation if you enjoyed it!
Streatham Common Kite Day is run entirely by volunteers through the Friends of Streatham Common. If you would like to help support Kite Day and the continued maintenance of our Common, please text KITE17 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 to the Friends of Streatham Common