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King's Cross firm hosts art exhibition for Holloway charity

PUBLISHED: 14:04 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:55 03 May 2017

The exhibition at Attic Self Storage. Picture: Attic Self Storage

The exhibition at Attic Self Storage. Picture: Attic Self Storage

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An exhibition of art created by people with learning disabilities went so well that the storage company who hosted it has decided to make a permanent display.

The exhibition at Attic Self-Storage. Picture: Attic Self StorageThe exhibition at Attic Self-Storage. Picture: Attic Self Storage

Attic Self Storage in York Way, King’s Cross, was looking for a local charity to back and decided to showcase the work by artists of Artbox London, based in Holloway’s Islington Arts Factory.

Attic director Frederic de Ryckman said his mind was made up as soon as he saw the work of the charity, which was founded in 2011 by Madeline Alterman.

“When we visited Artbox at the Islington Arts Factory, we were hooked” he said. “Meeting Madeline and the artists was inspiring.

“We’re only a small business, so our support has to be focused – and we felt in Artbox, we had really found a worthwhile cause.”

Following last week’s exhibition, there are now 50 pieces of art on permanent display in the Attic reception, pieces which would otherwise have been in storage at the arts factory.

“The evening was a huge success” said Madeline. “The artists just loved seeing their work on display.

“We also sold quite a number of pieces, which really made everyone’s day.”

Attic Self Storage has already agreed to host another event for Artbox London.

In the meantime, anyone can check out the work at Attic. Visit atticstorage.co.uk and artboxlondon.org for more.

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