On the 17th of May Cottons Notting Hill launched its ‘Caribbean Artist Series’. The event is the first of its kind at Cottons and intends to shine a much needed light on art of Caribbean origin. The series launched showcasing the works of artist Kellie Every; a Barbados native currently working and living in London, and was an intimate evening which consisted of Kellie live painting, a diverse crowd of art lovers and delicious drinks and tapas from the restaurant and bar.
‘Trees, roots and growth’ are the inspirations behind Kellie Every’s carefully curated mixed media paintings, which are currently located throughout the restaurant until the 24th of June and also available for purchase. Alt Africa had the opportunity to sit and talk with the very talented Kellie; who talked about her love of the ocean and cited reinvention, relearning and the desire to remove all fear, ego and self doubt as the motivations behind this particular collection.
The series will continue with two more exhibitions curated by Kellie and showcasing the work of other Caribbean artists, and will run from May up until the 26th August. Cottons is also currently sourcing a fourth and final artist to display their work in the series this September. The deadline for submissions to obtain this coveted spot is the 31st July and all work must be from artist of Caribbean origin.
Cottons Restaurant which has locations in Notting hill, Camden, Shoreditch and Vauxhall is also taking to the streets this upcoming festival season, so keep a lookout for ‘Cottons Cool Runnings’, the food truck said to be making its way to a festival near you. Image credit: Kelly Every
For more information about Cottons Restaurant and what to expect from the Caribbean Artist series visit Cottons website at: http://cottons-restaurant.co.uk/caribbean-artist-series-cottons-notting-hill/