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Last chance to see Cambridge-based artist Kester Matine’s first solo exhibition



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On Thursday, March 3, the Babylon Gallery in Ely launched ‘The Joy of Play’ exhibition by Kester Matine. The exhibition celebrates the freedom of character creation and invites visitors to embrace the joy of creating.

Artist Kester Matine is celebrating his first solo exhibition, The Joy of Play, at the Babylon Gallery in Ely
Artist Kester Matine is celebrating his first solo exhibition, The Joy of Play, at the Babylon Gallery in Ely

Kester was awarded an Arts Council England grant in order to fund his first solo exhibition, which features a mixture of fine art prints, sculpture and animation, as well as an interactive character creation station.

He took part in Babylon ARTS’ annual Summer Open exhibition in 2021. Chief executive, Claire Somerville, said: “Kester’s work immediately caught my eye during our Summer Open exhibition 2021 - we rarely see character creation and digitally produced art as a medium at Babylon Gallery.

The Joy of Play at the Babylon Gallery in Ely
The Joy of Play at the Babylon Gallery in Ely
The Joy of Play at the Babylon Gallery in Ely
The Joy of Play at the Babylon Gallery in Ely

“It’s such a fun, vibrant exhibition that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I’d highly recommend trying out Kester’s character creation station and add your character to our growing community wall!”

Throughout the exhibition, Kester has been working on a large-scale painting in the space, to give visitors the opportunity to understand his process. Kester said “I’m delighted to showcase my works at Babylon Gallery. The response from visitors so far has been wonderful. I think everyone, at any age, appreciates being given the freedom to explore and play creatively. I’m excited for what the future holds.”

The Joy of Play at the Babylon Gallery in Ely
The Joy of Play at the Babylon Gallery in Ely
Artist Kester Matine is celebrating his first solo exhibition, The Joy of Play, at the Babylon Gallery in Ely
Artist Kester Matine is celebrating his first solo exhibition, The Joy of Play, at the Babylon Gallery in Ely

The Joy of Play exhibition is on now at Babylon Gallery until this Sunday (March 20). Babylon Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm with free entry.

For more information on Babylon ARTS, visit babylonarts.org.uk. For more on Kester, visit instagram.com/k.k.j.m/?hl=en.

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