The ICA: About Finding The Hidden Gems

I took out a year’s membership with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) today. I was a member before but it kinda lapsed. These things do happen. Then last night after the 11th Black Film Maker (BFM) International Film Festival world premier screening of Jason Young’s ‘The Novelist’ at the ICA, I decided to join up. So now I am a member of the ICA.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
ICA Membership application form

The ICA is described as, ‘… one of the world’s most innovative and influential cultural institutions, presenting a dynamic and daily programme of contemporary arts, ideas, film and culture.’. Established in London in the 1930s, ‘…it continues today as a committed proponent of now, a truly original centre for exploration of the new, dedicated to presenting work from emergent artists, film-makers and radical thinkers in bold and experimental frameworks.’

The screening of Jason Young’s debut feature film last night is testament to this commitment. It is so encouraging that an institution like this can publicise and promote new and innovative creative ideas through film and art etc. Visit their website at for more information.

I look forward to making maximum use of my membership with ICA this time around. A great place to stop by for something new, exciting and educational. Here’s to a great year with ICA.

Author: islandmeri

Life is a journey which I enjoy. Here I share my passion for helping others, music, ideas, inspiring things, and interesting places and people. It's my cool hangout.

2 thoughts on “The ICA: About Finding The Hidden Gems”

  1. Hi Euralia,

    Thanks sis for visiting. Yes, I agree one learns an awful lot with such memberships. I love art, music, films and creative stuff – not the outlandish though.

    I’ll visit your blog to read and see your slideshow about the Canoe and Kundu Festival. Wonder if it’s on Youtube?

    By the way, you have some really great pics of the Jaukae bilum wear show on your blog. Well done. I’ve added your blog URL on my post so readers can visit your site to read your excellent post on the bilum.

    I’m working on a post on Cathy Kata re: recent bilum wear exhibition here in London. I mentioned this in my post on the ‘Hailans to Ailans’ exhibition. Should post this this weekend. I’ve asked Rocky Roe (via his blog) also if I could use some of his images but have yet to receive a reply.

    Have a lovely weekend. Happy blogging…


  2. Hi Island Meri

    I am a movie buff and appreciate the value of such memberships.

    By the way, I was in your beautiful home Alotau last week and thoroughly enjoyed the Canoe & Kundu festival. I have some excellent pictures which I am attempting to collate for a slide-show on my blogsite. I shall keep you informed.


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