Now open through Wednesday, 27 May!

"One of the most popular exhibitions we've ever held." 

-The Conway Hall

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Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London 

19 April - 27 May 2015

Five minutes walk from Holborn Underground Station and seven minutes from the British Museum, on quiet Red Lion Square you will find the Conway Hall and discover a new artistic vision that will take you through a looking glass into the imagined worlds and interpreted landscapes beyond.

Introduced to the Croatian Naive tradition of reverse oil painting on glass by today's Naive Masters, Melanie Hodge has taken this unique and little-known technique and made it completely her own: transforming plain, ordinary window glass into looking glasses that reflect a dreaming world. 

Characterised by a bright and bold palette, sweeping spirals of stars, richly detailed landscapes of wonder and flowers out of season, this is an exhibition which showcases how an almost forgotten tradition has inspired new directions, explores the process of painting in the reverse technique and gives a glimpse into an artist's imagination - as seen through glass. 

This is Melanie's first exhibition in London and her third solo exhibition.

This exhibition forms part of a month of cultural activities organised by the The British Croatian Society  with live poetry and theatre events, talks and presentations, all under the banner of Creative Croatia

Find out more about the reverse glass painting technique and the Croatian Naive by clicking here.

Keep up with breaking news and sneak a peek at works in progress by following @mjhodgeart on Twitter. 

And to explore the literature of the region today check out Istros Books, whose help in organising this exhibition has been invaluable and who will be running a number of literary events throughout April!

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This page was updated on 23 April 2015

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