Join the free, friendly Art Walk & Talk in Bermondsey on Saturday 29th July.
Meet curators and artists on route. Some exceptional shows to see this summer.
Meet at the White Cube Foyer for a 2pm start. We hope you enjoy!
14:00 White Cube
144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
Curated by Susanna Greeves
‘Dreamers Awake’, a group show which explores the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than fifty women artists. The exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present day and includes work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists.
Woman has a powerful presence in Surrealism. She is the object of masculine desire and fantasy; a harpy, goddess or sphinx; a mystery or threat. Often, she appears decapitated, distorted, trussed up. Fearsome or fetishized, she is always the ‘other’. From today’s perspective, gender politics can seem the unlikely blind spot of a movement that declared war on patriarchal society, convention and conformity.
Willie Doherty, Loose Ends
14:45 MATT'S GALLERY
Unit 2, 65 Decima St. London SE1 4QR
Introduction by Robin Klassnik
A recent two-screen video installation by Willie Doherty. Shot in locations in Donegal and Dublin the footage depicts two places connected through events leading up to the 1916 Easter Rising and its conclusion. Exploring how people, events and sites associated with the 1916 Easter Rising are remembered and imagined today, Doherty’s asks if a residual response to these events continues to be played out and how the voices and actions of one generation resonate in the unconscious of another.‘
Make a Mark
45 Grange Road, SE1 3BH
Curated by Paul Carey Kent and
Author/filmmaker: Barry Bliss and 10 contemporary female, London-based painters: Katrina Blannin, Jane Bustin, Rebecca Byrne, Claudia Carr, Emma Cousin, Sharon Drew, Roxana Halls, Selma Parlour, Carol Robertson and Yukako Shibata.
Using the same 1932 Leica camera model as Gerda Taro employed to document her experiences of the Spanish Civil War, Barry Bliss’s reportage photographs of contemporary female London-based painters capture the determined start of the creative process. This exhibition presents a selection of Bliss’s portraits, alongside a painting, object and statement from each artist... revealing the determined end of the creative process. The mark has been made!
Artists Studio visit
16:00 TANNERY ARTS
Unit 8 Rich Est. 46 Willow Walk SE1 5SF
A rare opportunity to meet and talk with some of our best local artists in their own working studio environments.
Artists include: Chris Daniels, Benjamin Deakin, Howard Dyke, Fiona Grady, Hannah Luxton, Anna Lytridou, Kate McMillan, Alice McCabe and Nell Sully.
17:00 AB Project Space
183 - 185 Bermondsey St. SE1 3UW
An Exhibition of Works by Members of Contemporary British Painting. Selected by Anna McNay.
Join Anna & artists: Lucy Cox, Day Bowman, Wendy Elia, Phil Illingworth & Nicholas Middleton in a Panel discussion
Despite, and perhaps because of, the global, mass and social medial world in which it exists, contemporary British painting is and remains something complexly personal, defined as much by its breadth and multiple individualities as by any pervading style or theory. This exhibition, chosen from the work of members of the Contemporary British Painting group by art writer and editor Anna McNay, aims to combat the all too pervasive false transmission of painting as reproduction (be it printed or digital) and to put paintings as objects in and of themselves out there to be experienced.
18:00 Tanner & Co - Complimentary Bermondsey Bootleg Cocktail (8 Litre kilner to share)
End the walk and continue the talk in the relaxing surroundings of one of Bermondsey’s best bar/restaurants. Cheers Andrew!
rail & tube
tower bridge road
buses : 1 & 78
buses : 42 & 188
FREE PARKING WEEKENDS
& after 6.30pm
tower bridge road
FASHION & TEXTILE
maltby | Rope St Market
royal oak yd
the concept space
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