The Centre’s resident artists have been out and about contributing their talents to an art exhibition taking place at Stanton Guildhouse, a location in the Cotswold countryside that has long associations with the Centre.
The founder, Mary Osborn, worked locally in Bromley by Bow where she met Mahatma Gandhi who had a big influence on her life and work. His philosophy inspired her to set up a centre in the UK, similar to Ghandi’s Indian ashrams, a retreat from the world, but dedicated to the instruction of traditional crafts. Mary reportedly walked all the way to the Cotswolds and built the Guildhouse in the countryside with local people and volunteers and it became her home.
It became a venue that celebrates traditional skills and the arts and many people from East London have visited over the years. Members of the Centre team hold trustee and directorship roles that support Stanton Guildhouse.
Local Bromley by Bow artists Frank and Margy Creber, Sheenagh McKinlay, Paula Haughney and Murude Mehmet have all contributed to the exhibition at the Guildhouse which you can preview here.