All Alone in a Crowded Room: Paintings by Ant Carver at the Copeland Gallery, Peckham
We worked with one of London’s leading street artists and contemporary portrait painters, Ant Carver, to launch his major solo exhibition All Alone in a Crowded Room at the Copeland Gallery in Peckham, South London.
Combining street art techniques and compelling portraiture, the talented 30-year-old artist brought a fresh perspective to the universal themes of loss and grief through 22 powerful portraits of young Londoners. Raising awareness about how bereavement impacts on young people, Ant’s exhibition bravely confronted feelings that too often go unsaid.
Our press campaign showcased the haunting beauty of Ant’s work and the thought-provoking messages behind it, combining art news, social media, mental health messaging and major London media to reflect this. Targeting major online art publications we secured image-lead news stories in Creative Boom, Art Plugged and Inspiring City to amplify Ant's digital presence and showcase the breadth and power of his paintings. Broadcast interviews with BBC Radio London and London Live got Londoners talking about the exhibition, while news stories ran in Secret LDN, London Post, Made in Shoreditch and the ‘Talk of the Town’ slot in South London Press. The exhibition was featured in art round-ups, what's on guides and listings on outlets such as London on the Inside, Widewalls and ArtRabbit, among others, and an inspiring interview was featured on the Cass Art Blog. Our campaign also engaged with lovers of street art and influencers on social media - one described Ant’s painting as having “a depth of feeling rarely seen in portraiture”. We were pleased to help Ant’s work reach new audiences in London and beyond and to provide him with a platform to deliver his powerful message.