Emma Thompson lends support to Cuban Art Show
Campaign News | Monday, 1 February 2016
British Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson is the latest personality to give her support to the ¡PRESENTE! Cuban art project and appeal to bring Adislén Reyes to London for the show this Autumn.
“I’m very pleased to support the forthcoming exhibition, ¡Presente!, a unique opportunity for UK audiences to enjoy the best that the rapidly changing Cuban art scene has to offer”, she said.
Emma Thompson is supporting the exhibition of contemporary art from Cuba which will run from 6-29 October 2016 at London’s GX Gallery. ¡PRESENTE! will give 25 Cuban artists a rare opportunity to display their work in the UK, and profits from artwork sales will fund materials for Cuba’s art schools.
Emma joins British actors Peter Capaldi, Frances de la Tour and Maxine Peake to give support to the project.
Please support the appeal to bring young rising star of Cuban art, Adislén Reyes, to Britain for the show and to participate in an associated programme of events.
Deadline 20 March 2016.
Please support the Crowdfunder appeal here
Find out more about the exhibition here
¡PRESENTE! Contemporary Art from Cuba
6—29 October 2016, GX Gallery, London
British actor, comedian, and writer, Emma Thompson is known for her portrayals of reticent women, often in period dramas and literary adaptations, and playing haughty or matronly characters with a sense of irony. She is considered one of Britain’s most accomplished actors and has won numerous awards including an Oscar for Best Actress in Howards’s End.