• All HALL artists, members and supporters are invited to an event to launch the new HALL website, discuss how HALL is run going forward, and meet other HALL artists, members and supporters.

    Welcome and refreshments from 2:30pm with event starting at 3pm.

    Venue: Seminar room 4, Resource for London
    356 Holloway Rd,
    London N7 6PA
    Date: 26th January 2019
    Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

    Hope to see you there!

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    26th January 2019
  • We’re delighted to have four new pieces by Andy Parker available to borrow at the next lending session (14 & 15 December)! Click the image of ‘Limehouse Reach 1′ below to link more information about Andy Parker from our artists’ page:

    13 December 2018
  • We’re pleased to have two pieces by Lee Rickler new to the collection in time for the next lending session (14 & 15 December)! Click the image below to link to information about each piece from our artists’ page:

    23 November 2018
  • Mary Helena from the Hackney Mosaic Project has lent this charming mosaic, ‘Goldfinch’, to the collection.

    Hackney Mosaic Project was set up by the renowned mosaic artist Tessa Hunkin, who guides the work of a team of dedicated volunteers. Some are referred by Lifeline (a charity aiding recovery from drug and alcohol addiction), others have mental health issues, and yet others are members of the local community. Everybody works together on a shared task in an informal and friendly social group. Beginners and regulars, skilled and unskilled – all have a valuable contribution to make. Click the image below to read more.

    26 October 2018
  • We’re becoming a charity! And we’re very grateful to Voluntary Action Islington for guiding us through this process. If you’d like to be involved, please do come along to our first ever meeting at 6pm on 16 October at the VAI office! Here are links to an agenda for the meeting, our new constitution and some of the roles we’re inviting people to take on.

    HALL agenda HALL constitution HALL roles

    We hope you’ll be part of HALL’s next phase! Please email us at info@artlending.org.uk if you can join us.

    5 October 2018
  • It was great to see everyone at the lending session at the weekend. Here’s a photo of Yoko Iwaya’s ‘Wonder Miu’ in a member’s home looking in wonder at a nearby lamp.

    17 September 2018
  • We’ve had a little break from posting, but have been busy behind the scenes. We delivered a selection from the collection to a brand-new venue yesterday! Brick and Olive (93a Stroud Green Rd, Stroud Green N4 3PX) will be opening soon so watch this space! Here’s a sneak peek:

    31 August 2018
  • It was great to see everyone at the lending session last week. Here is ‘Brighton Storm’ by Andy Parker in a member’s home. Click on the image below to see more members and their chosen pieces on our Facebook page!

    21 June 2018
  • We’ll have new pieces from two artists at our lending session on Friday, 15 and Saturday, 16 June (10am-4pm)! Click on the links below for more about Yoko Iwaya and Natasha Bhatia.

    Yoko Iwaya Nataha Bhatia

    Register in advance here or register during the lending session to borrow original art for your home or workplace.

    11 June 2018
  • We’re pleased to have three prints by Yoko Iwaya new to the collection in time for the next lending session (15 & 16 June)! Click the image below to link to information about each piece from our online gallery:

    1 June 2018
  • We’ve been sent two pieces inspired by the HALL collection by SB Chinn! Click the links to read ‘In the Sack’ and an untitled piece. They came out of the workshop held by Highgate Library on 5 May. Thanks to everyone who took part!

    Come along to our lending session at Resource for London on 15 & 16 June to see the pieces that inspired them!

    21 May 2018
  • We’re lending pieces from the collection to Highgate Library to inspire their creative writing workshop on 5 May. The workshop is scheduled for 2-4pm and will feature eight pieces from the HALL collection. Hope to see you there!

    1 May 2018
  • We’re excited to be partnering with Highgate Library to lend pieces from the collection to inspire their creative writing workshop on 5 May around this year’s City Read programme, which promotes reading through a particular book. This year’s chosen book is “The Muse”, in which art – one painting in particular – plays a crucial role. The people attending will look at a picture and then create a history behind the picture: who painted it, what might have inspired them, how it got to where it is now. More details soon!

    19 April 2018
  • Thanks to all our members, artists and everyone at Resource for London for another successful lending session at the weekend!

    This member borrowed Carol Hambleton’s ‘Misty Morning Blackbird’ for three months. Click on the image below to see more members and their chosen pieces on our Facebook page!

    25 March 2018
  • We’ll have new pieces from these three artists at our lending session on Friday and Saturday (10am-4pm)! Click on the links below for more about Roger Alsop, Caroline Whitehead, and Lucy Smith.

    18 March 2018
  • Yoko Iwaya has kindly lent two more of her characterful cat etchings to the collection in time for the next lending session (23 & 24 March)! Click the image below, entitled ‘Mischief’, to see more of Yoko’s work on her website:

    10 March 2018
  • One of our contributing artists, Jo Thomas, leads sound walks in North London. They’re a great way to start the weekend, and we found that focusing on listening changed how we saw as well. Click the image below to check Jo’s website for details of the next one!

    24 February 2018
  • We’ve been busy behind the scenes and sent out our January Update last week. Click on the image below to read more about what’s happened since the last lending session, and email info@artlending.org.uk to be added to our mailing list.

    HALL Update 2018 1 January

    2 February 2018
  • Thanks to all our members who braved the cold to make it to the lending session at the weekend and to all our members, artists and supporters for another successful year of lending art!

    This member borrowed Natasha Bhatia’s ‘Untitled III, N19’ for three months. Click on the image below to see more members and their chosen pieces on our Facebook page!

    15 December 2017
  • One of our artists, Natasha Bhatia, has been featured on Islington Life site! Click the image below to read the article and register in advance here to borrow from the HALL collection during our next lending session scheduled for 8-10 December.

    22 November 2017
  • Thanks to all the members who’ve sent photos of their borrowed pieces in their temporary homes. Here is ‘The Houses in Between’ by Andy Parker fitting in perfectly. Click on the image below to see more members and their chosen pieces on our Facebook page!

    19 October 2017
  • We sent out our September Update last week. Click on the image below to read more about HALL in September, and email info@artlending.org.uk to be added to our mailing list.

    HALL Update 2017 9 September

    4 October
  • It was great to see everyone at the lending session at the weekend! These members borrowed Carol Hambleton’s ‘Misty Morning Blackbird’ and ‘Mother Sheep’ for three months. Click on the image below to see more members and their chosen pieces on our Facebook page!

    12 September 2017
  • We’re excited to have three watercolours by Liz Elton new to the collection for the next lending session! Click the link below to read more about Liz and her work.

    Register here and stop by Resource for London from 8-10 September (10-4 daily) to borrow one for the next three months!

    25 August 2017
  • We sent out our July update last week. Click on the image below to read more about everything that happened in July, and email info@artlending.org.uk to be added to our mailing list.

    HALL Update 2017 7 July

    3 August 2017
  • ‘Red Stag’ by Carol Hambleton was sold after the last lending session and Carol has kindly lent us ‘Wooly Sheep’ to take its place. It will be available to borrow at our next lending session from 8-10 September.

    Click on the image below for more about Carol’s work:

    27 July 2017
  • We sent out our June Update last week. Click on the image below to read more about what happened in June, and email info@artlending.org.uk to be added to our mailing list.

    HALL Update 2017 6 June

    6 July 2017
  • It was great to see everyone at the lending session at the weekend! This member borrowed ‘The houses in between’ by Andy Parker for three months. Click on the image below to see more members and their chosen pieces on our Facebook page!

    13 June 2017
  • We’re delighted to have five new pieces by Natasha Bhatia in the collection in time for our summer lending session starting tomorrow! (10am-4pm). Register in advance here or register during the lending session to borrow original art for your home or workplace.

    Click on the image below for more about Natasha’s work:

    8 June 2017
  • We’ve been featured as a ‘Thing to do’ on the Islington Life site! Click here to read the article and register in advance here to do this thing from 9-11 June.

    29 May 2017
  • We’re delighted to have a new piece by Kate Poland in the collection! ‘Little Egret, Osea’ will be available to borrow at our summer lending session from 9-11 June.

    Click on the image below for more about her work:

    19 May 2017
  • One of our long-standing members is leaving London and has written about HALL. Thanks to Kris and all our members for the care you’ve taken of the the collection and for participating. We wouldn’t be a lending library without you! Click the image below to link to the rest of our April update and email info@artlending.org.uk to be added to our mailing list.

    HALL Update 2017 4 April

    28 April 2017
  • Last quarter your donations to the framing fund enabled us to frame four watercolours by Roger Alsop, two of which were borrowed at the Spring Lending Session!

    6 April 2017
  • It was great to see everyone at the lending session last week! This member borrowed ‘Levels’ by Jack Haughey for three months. Click on the image below to see more members and their chosen pieces on our Facebook page!

    16 March 2017
  • We’re delighted to have two new pieces by Lucy Smith in the collection! They will be available to borrow at our spring lending session from 10-12 March.

    Click on the image of ‘Glow’ below for more about her work:

    23 February 2017
  • Thanks so much for the generous donations to our framing fund! Your help will allow art to be seen that wouldn’t be otherwise!

    16 February 2017
  • We’ve set the dates for our 2017 lending sessions! Click the image below to read the rest of our news:

    2 February 2017
  • We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with framing costs for new and existing artists. Click here to donate!

    15 January 2017
  • Thanks to everyone who came along to the lending session last week! Click here to see members with their chosen pieces on our Facebook page.

    18 December 2016
  • We’ve been featured on the Islington Life website! Click on the image below for the blog and details about our lending session later this week:

    5 December 2016
  • Our next lending session will be 9-11 December! Register here to borrow an original work of art for three months. We hope to see you there!

    3 November 2016
  • Here are a few of the pieces borrowed during the last lending session in members’ homes and workplaces. Many thanks to everyone who sent these through! Click on the image below to see more on our Facebook page.

    13 October 2016
  • Thanks to everyone who came along to our last lending session! Click here to see members with their chosen pieces on our Facebook page.

    8 September 2016
  • Our next lending session starts Friday. We hope to see you there!

    30 August 2016
  • We’ll have four etchings by Lorena Herrero available to borrow at our autumn lending session!

    Click on the image of ‘High Expectations’ below for more about her work:

    18 August 2016
  • Andy Parker has lent three pieces to the collection! They will be available to borrow at our autumn lending session from 2-4 September.

    Click on the image of ‘The Houses In Between’ below for more about his work:

    3 August 2016
  • We’re delighted to have three new pieces from the Hackney Mosaic Project in the collection! Click on the link below for more about their work:

    21 July 2016
  • Here are pieces by Caroline Whitehead, Roger Alsop and Blandine Martin in their temporary homes. Click on the image to see more on our Facebook page!

    7 July 2016
  • Thanks to everyone who came along to the last lending session. Here are a few of our members with their chosen pieces. Click on the image below to see more on our Facebook page!

    17 June 2016
  • We’ve been featured in the Islington Tribune! Click the image below to link to the article

    9 June 2016
  • Register here to borrow a work of original art during our summer lending session at Resource for London taking place from 3-5 June (10am-4pm daily).

    27 May 2016
  • We’ll have three new artists at our next lending session! Click on the links below for more about Eilsenda Vila, Trevor Mill and Tinsel Edwards.

    15 May 2016
  • We hope to see you at our next lending session!

    21 April 2016
  • Chris Booth is our newest contributing artist! Click on the link below for more about Chris and his work:

    14 April 2016
  • Thanks to everyone who came along to the last lending session. Here are a few pieces from the collection in their temporary homes. Click on the image below to see more on our Facebook page!

    24 March 2016
  • Click on the image below to read Art Reveal’s article about the Holloway Art Lending Library!

    10 March 2016
  • We hope to see you at our lending session next week! Opening hours will be 10am-4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    25 February 2016
  • Kate Poland is our newest contributing artist! Click on the link below to read about Kate’s interesting working process and for snapshots of the beautiful results:

    7 February 2016
  • We’re delighted to have four new pieces by Lorena Herrero in the collection! Click on the link below for more about Lorena and her work:

    14 January 2016
  • Our collection is now on permanent display at Resource for London!
    Stop by their first floor gallery from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday or 10am-4pm at the weekend.

    Register here to borrow one piece during our next lending session which will take place from the 4th to the 6th of March.

    07 January 2016
  • Our next lending exhibit will be held on 11 and 12 December at Resource for London. Click on the image below for details.

    6 December 2015
  • Roger Alsop has lent three new pieces for our next lending exhibit on 11 and 12 December! Click on the image for more about his work.

    26 November 2015
  • Our next lending exhibit will be held on 11 and 12 December at Resource for London.

    9 November 2015
  • ‘Kent Shore with Freighter’ by our newest artist, Roger Alsop, was borrowed at the lending exhibit last week! Click on the image for more about his work

    30 October 2015
  • We’ll have new work by Nora van den Berg in our next lending exhibit from 23-25 October! Click on the link below for details:

    Nora van den Berg
    17 October 2015
  • We’re delighted to have four new pieces by Caroline Whitehead in the collection! Click on the link below for more about Caroline and her work:

    8 October 2015
  • Our opening hours for our next lending exhibit will be:
    – Friday, 23 October, 12.00-4.00
    – Saturday, 24 October, 10.00-4.00
    – Sunday, 25 October, 1.00-4.00
    Come along to view the ever expanding collection, or register here to borrow from it.

    4 September 2015
  • Our next lending exhibit will be from 23-25 October and part of Islington Exhibits, an annual initiative to unlock hidden venues in Islington. Click on the logo for details!

    16 August 2015
  • Click here to read Shi Tang’s blog about our last lending exhibit! The next lending exhibit will be in October. We’ll post the details soon!

    2 August 2015
  • Our opening hours for our next lending exhibit will be:
    – Friday, 24 July, 12.00-4.00
    – Saturday, 25 July, 10.00-4.00
    – Sunday, 26 July, 1.00-4.00
    Come along to view the ever expanding collection, or register here to borrow from it.

    27 June 2015
  • The next lending exhibit will be at Islington Central Library from 24-26 July. We are delighted to be offering extended opening hours over three days!

    28 May 2015
  • The lending exhibit on 25 April was another great success with the work of four new artists and lots of visitors on the day! The next lending exhibit will be held at the end of July.

    29 April 2015
  • We’re nearly ready for the next lending exhibit at Islington Central Library from 11am-4pm on 25 April!
    We are delighted to have pieces from Jason Alex Hill and Jack Haughey included in the collection! See their work and the rest of the collection here.
    Register to borrow an original artwork on the day or click here to register in advance.

    16 April 2015
  • Nina Harma has contributed three pieces which will be available to borrow at the next lending exhibit!
    Visit our online gallery to see images of the current collection.

    27 March 2015
  • The second lending exhibit was a great success with the work of three new artists and lots of visitors on the day! The next lending exhibit will be on 25 April!

    12 February 2015
  • The next lending exhibit will be at Islington Central Library (map) from 11am-4pm on 31 January!
    You can register to borrow an original artwork on the day or to register here in advance.

    28 January 2015
  • The Art Lending Library got off to a great start on 25 October with a quarter of the collection borrowed in one afternoon! The next lending exhibit will be at the end of January 2015.

    3 November 2014
  • The first lending exhibit will be at Islington Central Library from 12-4pm on 25 October!
    Please get in touch if you have art to lend to the collection or register here to borrow from the collection.

    15 September 2014
  • We had great day yesterday at the penultimate Art Exchange at Blighty Coffee. Next week will be the ultimate!

    25 August 2014
  • We’re bringing the Art Exchange to Blighty Coffee in Finsbury Park every Sunday in August from 12-4pm!
    Please come along to:
    – Sketch in the garden
    – Exhibit your work in our pop-up gallery
    – Choose another original artwork to take away with you

    20 July 2014
  • Check out our new gallery showing snapshots of some of the collection: www.artlending.org.uk/gallery
    It is a work in progress so visit us again soon to see updates and improvements!

    7 July 2014
  • Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Art Exchange at the Hornsey Street Festival! Watch this space for an updated gallery!

    6 June 2014
  • Please get in touch if you have a sketch to donate to the ‘Art Exchange’ project at the Holloway Arts Festival on 1 June. It could be a festival scene, a sketch of your neighbour, or anything you fancy!

    12 May 2014
  • Please get in touch (info@artlending.org.uk) if you could donate watercolour brushes or paints, card, paper or clipboards for the Art Exchange. We’re happy to collect from anywhere inside Zone 3!

    11 April 2014
  • We’ll be taking our ‘Art Exchange’ project to the Holloway Arts Festival on 1 June. Hope you’ll come along to create and take away original art!

    21 March 2014
  • We are now organising our first lending event and developing our website and collection. Check back here for more information or email info@artlending.org.uk to be put on our mailing list.

    8 January 2014