2017 London Art Biennale
29th March – 2nd April 2017
Art from 40 Nations
In 2017, the London Art Biennale presents over 120 artists selected from all around the world. Bangladesh, Sweden, USA and China together in a superb example of late Victorian neoclassical architecture, to donate a majestic show of creativity from all around the globe.
Art has no geographical boundaries and ethnic limitations. It unites people, promoting tolerance and respect and sending messages of hope for future generations. Visitors meet emerging and young artists who exhibit beside experienced and established talents of international recognition.
Art Biennale & Charity
Raising money for those in need is a focal point of the London Biennale mission. Over the years, funds have consistently been raised and donated to Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” Charity and the Salvation Army.
Presenting participating artist: LYDIA PANART
Toronto-based Canadian artist Lydia Panart is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Holding a degree in architecture from the National University of Buenos Aires, she developed her professional artistic career under the mentorship of master Kenneth Kemble, one of the most prominent figures of the Informalist Movement in Argentina.
Lydia has participated in many international art symposia as well as solo and group exhibits across North, Central & South America, and Europe. Her abstract works can be found in private collections receiving recognition nationally and internationally. Most recently, Lydia has been nominated for TD Bank’s 2016 “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians”.
As an active educator, she mentors young artists and leads murals and other community art projects for public institutions and private corporations.
Lydia continues to base her business, produce her artworks and lead workshops from her private studio at The Distillery Historic District in Toronto.
Artist Statement: “My work gives shape to our human tendency towards constant movement in our search for meaning. Walking along this reflective path, I find inspiration in those “huellas” (traces) we all leave behind along our journey. Sometimes their significance changes as we see them in a new light, coloured by the passage of time and personal growth. These are the traces found in my work, represented by successive layers symbolizing the depth of our experiences. While some of them appear immutable, others capture the motion and changes inherent in life.”
Grand Opening & Collateral Events 2017
Wednesday 29th March
6.30 pm – Inauguration and Charity Auction. Opened by the Worshipful the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford
Thursday 30th March
1pm – “Fire! Fire!” – Museum of London. “A vivid, gutsy and relevant return to the Great Fire of London”
7.30pm – An Evening of Music at Barbican Hall. London Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth with Simon Trpčeski
Friday 31st March
1pm – River cruise on the Thames. Artists selected for the London Art Biennale are invited on a Thames river cruise 1pm to 4pm.
Saturday 1st April
3pm – Presentation of the Charity Cheque. The Mayor, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds, during her visit in the Biennale 2015
7pm – Cocktail Party at the Gagliardi Gallery This is a private event for participating artists only.
Sunday 2nd April
3pm – Prize Giving Ceremony at the Chelsea Old Town Hall