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“The Art of Love” book which accompanied the show at the OXO Gallery in February 2005

The Art of Love 2005

Londonart.co.uk invited visual artists, writers, poets and musicians to submit works on the theme of Love.

The poetry was selected by Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate at the time.

Zata’s poem Eye is featured in the book.

The event took place in the gallery@oxo and Bargehouse in the famous Oxo Tower Wharf.

The exhibition was open for a three week period, from the 10th to the 27th February 2005. During that time the exhibition received over 9000 visitors, and attracted national and international press coverage which included The Times, Time Out, The Guardian Guide and the BBC World Service. The exhibition also established sales with a number of private collectors and art dealers as well as generating private sales.

On the opening evening over 2500 visitors arrived. Jessica Michaels, Natalie Arnold and the Rubber Band performed songs live in the gallery. Poets Joan Michelson, Kirsten Harris and Jennifer Copley read out their poems to a packed-out audience. Rodin’s “The Kiss” sculpture was re-enacted.

Paul Wynter, Managing Director of Londonart.co.uk said, “What a wonderful reaction to love. The atmosphere of the opening night was perfect for the theme of Love. The response was simply phenomenal with the exhibition full to capacity with people enjoying the art, performances and poetry.”

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