Category Exhibitions

Omnibus Theatre, second week, London , UK

In our second week residency at Omnibus Theatre we made dolls in two different days. Huma, Gabi, Charlotte, Florence, Tabish, Catherine, Keith, Barbara, Dana, Enzo, Amelie, Ruth, Matt, Sarah, Soham and Bex came to make dolls at the exhibition, we made 18 dolls together. Some of the makers live locally and will come back to finish off their dolls. 

‘Inspired, inspiring, giving, generous, spiritual, community, aiding + sharing – we are all connected by one thread of humanity. Thank you Regina!’

‘Wonderful experience with warm and interesting women.’

‘Interesting and unique experience contributing to such a one of a kind project – glad to participate.’ 

‘I had fun sitting and talking with everyone – it’s not often I get the chance to create something like this.’

‘The time interrupted by the rhythm of my pulse that solely signifies life. I try to concentrate asking myself ‘where is my mind?’ 

‘A moment of quiet + stillness with the regularity of my pulse quickening and slowing in time with my breathing. The room around me continues in its own way, whist I sit, my heart steadily beating on.’ 

‘J’ai passé un trés bon moment avec Regina. Elle m’a fait découvrir son project et nous avons fait des poupées ensemble. Ses idées sont trés intéressantes et inspirantes, elles encouragent à la paix et à l’amour. C’était une trés belle après-midi passée en compagnie d’une trés belle persone! Bon courage pour la suite de tu projet Regi, je suis contente d’avoir cntribué à la création des cinq communautés. Thanks & take care.’ ‘I had a great time with Regina. She showed me her project and we made dolls together. Her ideas are very interesting and inspiring, they promote peace and love. It was a beautiful afternoon spent with a very nice person! Good luck for the future of your project,  Reggie, I am pleased to have contributed to the creation of the five communities.’

‘Cette après-midi était pour moi une grande découverte et veritable parcours initiatique. Le projet que Regina défend permet d’envisager en dépassement des clivages et de anxiété qui règnent dans notre société actuelle. Bien plus qu’un projet, Regina propose une vraie philosophie au travers des ses créations. En particulier, le moment de la méditation fut inattendu per moi – sceptique au départ, l’expérience m’a finalment convaincu et ému. Te le souhaite le meilleur dans la construction et aboutissement des cinq comminautés. Merci infiniment de nous avoir fait partager ce beau moment en ta compagnie.’ ‘This afternoon was for me a great discovery and a real initiatory route. The project Regina advocates allows us to look beyond the divisions and anxiety that prevail in our current  society. Much more than a project, Regina proposes a true philosophy through her creations. In particular, the moment of meditation was unexpected for me – skeptical at first, the experience finally both convinced me and moved me. I wish you the best in the construction and culmination of the five communities. Thank you very much for the opportunity you gave us to share this beautiful moment with you.’

On Saturday Omnibus Theatre celebrated five year birthday with many special activities. I particularly loved when Marie told us the history that goes back twelve years ago when they fought against destroying the building to build luxury flats, and of they won!!! The building which was a library was kept for the community and transformed in this beautiful theatre. It is incredible what we can achieve when we work together for the wellbeing of many others. Congratulations to Marie and everybody who made this dream come true.

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Meditation pics at Omnibus Theatre first week, London, UK

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Omnibus Theatre, first week, London, UK

Amazing to see the room full of people, the dolls were so so excited, they are having great fun with this incredible experience. 

Vicky, Jen, Caroline, Amelia, Emily, Esmonde, Raj, Gethin, Maryam, Sia, Thelma, Louise and Nelson, together we made 14 dolls.

One of the makers decided to have his doll he named Brian with him to watch the show. When he came back he played with Brian and put him to sleep.

‘Brian is having his dreams now.’ 

‘Dreams and a Heart – a therapeutically friendly + socially inclusive concept – great fun! Thank you Regina.’ 

‘Thank you for making this. I love the pictures that look like the spine.’

‘Such a beautiful and thoughtful project. It’s so important to take a moment each day and this allows you to do that. Thank you!’ 

‘How lovely to create something full of love with others around, chatting and laughing. Thank you Regina.’ 

‘One of the most magical experiences of my life. I feel blessed to connect to Regina and have the chance to work on manifesting my future partner. Much love and gratitude.’ 

‘Regina gave me a space to breathe today.’

We love so much to be at Omnibus, thank you everyone! 

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Omnibus Theatre 30th Oct, London, UK

Next day on Tuesday, I went through all the dolls to hold them safely together and fix small details to make them look beautiful. I worked 10 to 10pm.

I started to frame the pictures and hang them up on the wall underneath the dolls.

It was great to mount the exhibition at Omnibus sharing the room with people having meetings or working on their own, everybody really helpful and friendly.

We are very grateful to generous Marie who opened the space for us, she works non stop to make this building a lovely community space, she is amazing!

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Omnibus Theatre, London, UK

Last Monday I travelled for the first time with 700 excited dolls on the tube.

We were received at Omnibus Theatre by their lovely godmother Sarah.

Sarah had the genial idea to hang them up with brackets which have holes on them so we could pass the ribbons to hold them all up on the wall firm and safe. We worked 10 to 10pm, almost no break. 

Their weight created a beautiful regular movement on the lines, like waves, we didn’t expect it, so beautiful! 

We left a gap to add more dolls we’ll make together on the workshops during the exhibition.

I was last person to leave the building, went home and slept well even knowing they were so far in a public space, but I was there next day as soon as they opened the building, they also slept very well.

Thank you so much dearest godmother, we made it!

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Omnibus Theatre November 2018, London UK

Dreams and a Heart: The Exhibition!

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Dreams and a Heart is having an exhibition! Come and view the first community of 700 dolls, and make your own to add to this ongoing participatory artwork. With nearly 2000 dolls created so far, this exhibition is a celebration of all the work by Regina and her workshop participants over the last 7 years.

If you’d like to make dolls to add to the community, join Regina every Tuesday – Friday evening from 5-9pm. No doll-making only on Weds 7, Thurs 8 and Friday 9.

On Saturdays doll-making is at different times:

Saturday 3 November, doll-making 10am-5pm

Saturday 10 November, doll-making 2-10pm

Saturday 17 November, doll-making 2-10pm

If you have a group you’d like to bring, Regina can be available on several afternoons during the exhibition. Please message us here if you’d like to arrange a group visit.

There’s no need to book – just turn up. All welcome! Please check for last minutes changes or updates on our social media pages.

The dolls are on display whenever the Common Room is open. Regular opening hours are 10-6pm Monday – Saturday. The Common Room is also open in the evenings for audiences to shows, and live music events in the Common Room itself, so we recommend you check out what else is on and make the most of your visit to this wonderful venue.

We’re also very excited that Omnibus is celebrating its 5th birthday on Saturday November 10th with an open house from 2pm, so if you’d like to join the party, that would be a particularly good time to come along.

Omnibus is wheelchair-accessible. If you have any other queries about the venue, please see the Omnibus website.

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Exhibition extended until end of March!

I am delighted that Chriskitch invited me to stay one month more in their space. Also grateful to Becky who once more is supporting the project. Thank you so much everybody!

Photographic Exhibition in Muswell Hill at ChrisKitch

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Photo exhibition at Chrisktich Muswell Hill, London UK

I opened yesterday a new exhibition in Muswell Hill. I am at Chriskitch for another month and really happy to be back to this lovely space. I brought works from 2013 to brand new ones made last month, all of them inspired by Dreams and a Heart project.

At this time 25% of each photo will go to the charity Plan, which is associated with the project. They do amazing job sponsoring children in need all over the world.

I invite you to come, bring your friends and family, enjoy delicious food and beautiful art work. You will love it.

Chriskitch
7a Tetherdown
Muswell Hill
London
N10 1ND

Opening time:
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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Thanks Becky!

Exhibition by Regina Mendes

Exhibition by Regina Mendes

Regina Mendes a visual artist, a theatre director, an actor, a psychologist specializing in child therapy and a doll maker. In visual arts she has been exhibiting her art work in many places since 2002 including the Brazilian British Centre. She has created a project called ‘Atelier Enchanted Knitting Wool’ which, during four years, developed works with middle class children which were exhibited and delivered to a community of poor children. The paintings and photos of this exhibition are inspired by the dolls project which also has a social dimension, you can sponsor a doll and everything you donate will go directly to the charity called ‘Plan’ JUSTGIVING.COM/DREAMSANDAHEART

Further Details


Date

From: 16/06/2015
Until: 13/07/2015

Time

Mondays 9am to 5pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Weekends 10am to 5pm

Address

CHRISKITCH

7A Tetherdown, Muswell Hill
London
N10 1ND
http://beckybeach.net/whats-on/event/exhibition-by-regina-mendez/
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Pure science-art

Pure science-art

12weeks Scan_Li-E Chen

Li’s baby,

the precious picture of my exhibition

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I am amazed, again.

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‘I could connect to your dolls and feel really grateful to have my baby’s photo to be part of your exhibition. It is so wonderful. I feel your work bring people connecting to the universe much closer, like the moons’

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