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British Turks turn on the talent for the 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

A new exhibition has opened in London showcasing the creative talents of professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage living in Britain. Titled the 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition, and on display at the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) just off Tottenham Court Road, the artwork includes traditional and contemporary pieces, from oil paintings to sculpture, […]

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Turkish family nostalgia with Memory Matters exhibition, on show at London’s Fitzrovia Gallery

A new short-run exhibition in Central London will get you feeling very nostalgic about Turkish home life. Artist Didem Ünlü, whose paintings have featured in Turkey, Britain and beyond, dips into personal photos from old family albums for her latest exhibition called Memory Matters. The photos are combined with her mother’s textile notebooks and sewing […]

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Call for submissions for London’s 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

The Yunus Emre Institute has announced details about its upcoming Turkish Community Art Exhibition, which will take place in central London early in 2020. The Institute is inviting British Turks to submit their creative works for consideration. The exhibition is a showcase of the creative talents of both professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage […]

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Beyond Words – “A life on canvas, a breath of sculpture”

A new art exhibition called Beyond Words will open in Camden on Monday, 4 November. The five-day event will bring together an exciting mix of new and established artists from Britain, Turkey, Germany, and China, showcasing their diverse cultures and artforms. Among those whose work will be on display are Ottoman fine arts specialist Kaan […]

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Record broken as Ottoman artist’s painting sells for £6.3m in London

A rare work by Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey has sold for £6,315,000, setting a new world record price for the artist at auction. The picture of a young woman reading the Qur’an fetched the record-breaking fee at an auction of 19thcentury European, Victorian and British Impressionist art at the Bonhams auction house on New […]

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Hala at the V&A – and you can see her too!

This Friday, the V&A – one of London’s premiere museum spaces – will screen Hala, or paternal aunt in Turkish. The work of talented young artist Şenay Camgöz, who specialises in moving image and performance, Hala is “a fierce, intelligent and resentful woman, a powerful and enduring archetype”. The actor-turned-filmmaker says she created the character “to explore […]

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Tracey Emin’s new exhibition A Fortnight of Tears opens at White Cube Bermondsey

One of Britain’s most prominent contemporary artists opens a new exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey today. Tracey Emin’s solo show ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ brings together new works that stem from the artist’s personal memories and emotions, ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love. Of Turkish Cypriot heritage through her father Enver Emin, Tracey […]

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Fahrettin Örenli explores ‘blinkered humanity’ in London exhibition Money without Nationality

  Making its European debut, Fahrettin Örenli’s new solo exhibition Money without Nationality encompasses drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography and poetry. In it, he examines the psychological and physical aspects of cities as living organic structures, perceiving them as control towers for the distribution of mass information. The Turkish artist explores how humanity has become blinkered and […]