BISILA NOHA TO EXHIBIT CERAMIC COLLECTION ‘BRUMAS’ AT THIS YEAR’S PECKHAM FESTIVAL
LONDON, 20 August 2019 - Ceramic artist Bisila Noha has been invited to show her latest collection BRUMAS (Haze) in a solo exhibition at SAGE Flowers as part of this year’s Peckham Festival from 13 - 15 September 2019.
Strongly influenced by Japanese ceramics and Sumi-e painting, Noha makes simple ceramic pieces that she uses as a canvas to create abstract landscapes. Her unique marbling technique has seen the new artist’s profile rise, with recent exhibitions at the London Art Fair, Thrown Contemporary Gallery and Doddington House. Her work has also been featured on The Guardian Feast magazine cover, Stylist Magazine, 91 Magazine and House of Grey ‘Material Values’ interior styling project.
Her work having originally formed under a capitalist approach, constrained by societal ideas of productivity and functionality, Noha struggled to create pieces for decorative purposes alone. These first pots were a metaphor for human beings, becoming ‘human doers’. BRUMAS (Haze) was born from a desire to take a step back, to leave the “doing" behind and embrace the “being”.
“I am delighted to be partnering with SAGE who’s stunning floral collection immediately
aligns with my designs. It is a pleasure to be exhibited at such wonderful space and to be part of Peckhams Festival”
Bisila Noha, Ceramic Artist
Every year during the festival, Peckham turns into a celebration of the creative and cultural diversity of the borough. This year Peckham floral studio, SAGE Flowers, joins the event for the first time. Since their launch less than a year ago, SAGE has brought a new approach to the local flower offering, inspired by more unusual flowers, foliage and form.
In their desire to move away from the traditional arrangements and rules of classic floristry and to bring art, design and flowers together, they have invited Noha to show her nature-inspired ceramics amidst their breath-taking flower arrangements.
“We're always on the hunt for unusual, inspiring ceramics to be vessels for our flowers - enhancing and complimenting
them whilst being impressive in their own right. We loved Bisila's work right away and knew we had to show it in our shop.”
Iona Mathieson, Co-founder of SAGE Flowers
SAGE Flowers’ clients include Gucci, Dazed and Confused, Converse, Glossier, Matches Fashion, Nowness, Facebook, Instagram, Whitechapel Gallery, Marie Claire, Refinery29, the Other Art Fair, the Royal Oak or the British Academy among others.
Their efforts combined will create a unique experience of mesmerising ceramic surfaces and remarkable flowers and foliage.
Noha’s tableware range is available at Heal’s flagship store in Tottenham Court or Living Earth Store in London Bridge.
NOTE TO EDITORS
About Bisila Noha x SAGE Flowers exhibition:
Opening Party — Friday, September 13th. 7 to 9pm
Opening Times — Saturday, September 14th. 10am to 7pm
Opening Times — Sunday, September 15th. 10am to 4pm
ADDRESS: 232 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4NL
About Peckham Festival:
Peckham Festival’s mission has always been to reflect and celebrate those who live and work in the area.
The majority of the Festival will be based at Copeland Park and on and around Rye Lane with a view to bringing footfall back to Rye Lane after the six month closure of the street whilst extensive gasworks were carried out.
DATES: 13-15 September 2019
ADDRESS: Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN
About Bisila Noha:
Bisila is interested in making objects that tell a story. Projects that push her to improve her skills and research, not only when it comes to clay and pottery, but also to culture, history, traditions and the way we look at ceramics and art in general.
Moreover, Bisila’s aim as a maker is to use her skills to make our world a better place. Thus, she also runs workshops with the arts and education organisation Lon-art, and Create - the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts. Plus, she also teaches regular pottery courses at Crowns Works Pottery.
About SAGE Flowers:
Inspired by a large section of art, design and subculture, their arrangements are contemporary and modern, often using different floral elements to come together as one piece of art or sculpture. They use a variety of dried and died as well as fresh flowers, allowing for form, texture and colour to be at the forefront of our flower arrangements.
ADDRESS: 232 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4NL
For all press inquiries and images requests, please contact Bisila Noha: firstname.lastname@example.org