South London Gallery: Exhibitions and Events in July 2017

Installation view: The Place is Here, South London Gallery, 2017. Photo Andy Stagg.

South London Gallery, London.

THE PLACE IS HERE
22 Jun – 10 Sep 2017, Main and First Floor Galleries, Free
“★★★★★” Evening Standard

The starting-point for The Place is Here is the 1980s: a pivotal decade for British culture and politics. Spanning painting, sculpture, photography, film and archives, the exhibition brings together works by 25 artists and collectives across two venues: the South London Gallery and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. The questions it raises about identity, representation and the purpose of culture remain vital today.

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Gurminder Sikand, Woman and Elephant (watercolour, gouache, and inks) from the cover of the catalogue, Black Art – Plotting the Course.

ARTICULATING BRITISH ASIAN ART HISTORIES
Tue 18 Jul, 12.30-2pm, Paul Mellon Centre, WC1B 3JA, Free

Dr Alice Correia introduces her research project Articulating British Asian Art Histories. The project seeks to document and analyse the contributions made by Asian diaspora artists to British art during the 1980s and 90s.

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Photograph courtesy Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library

HISTORY LESSONS: BURNING ILLUSIONS PART 1 & 2
Part 1: Wed 26 Jul, 4-8pm, Free, SLG Galleries & Clore Studio
Part 2: Sat 29 Jul, 12-4pm, Free, Stuart Hall Library, EC2A 3BA

A two-part course and workshop curated by Adelaide Bannerman in association with Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) offering insights on artistic practices and black British arts publishing of the 1980s.

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Adam J B Walker, detail from Let Me Hear You Click You Say Yeah No! (2016)

SUNDAY SPOT:
ADAM J B WALKER
Sun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July, 2-4pm,
Clore Studio, Free, Drop-in

We’ve all been told “no’, maybe by a friend, a teacher or a parent. This July, join south-east London based artist Adam J B Walker to explore how those negatives could be reused to become something positive and creative through drawing, writing and performance.
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Evelyn Grace Academy working with Marysa Dowling

SCHOOLS EXHIBITION: JACK PETCHEY START PROGRAMME
Wed 12 – Fri 14 Jul, 11am-3pm
Reception: Thur 13 Jul, 5.30-7.30pm
Free, Clore Studio

This exhibition marks the conclusion of the 2017 Jack Petchey Start Programme, bringing together works by pupils from ARK All Saints Academy, Compass School, Evelyn Grace Academy, Harris Academy at Peckham, Harris Girls Academy East Dulwich and Tuke School. Artists Chloe Cooper, Rosemary Cronin, Marysa Dowling, Lucy Joyce, Jasleen Kaur and Helen Rousseau worked with the pupils to explore ideas and share skills based on their artistic practices.

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View of the former Peckham Road Fire Station, April 2017. Photo Andy Stagg.

FUNDING BOOST FOR THE FORMER PECKHAM ROAD FIRE STATION

Arts Council England has awarded £300,000 towards the South London Gallery’s expansion into the former Peckham Road Fire Station. This grant is a fantastic boost to our campaign to raise £4m to transform the Fire Station into a new cultural centre which will open to the public in 2018.

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Image: River Thompson

A WARM WELCOME TO THE HABIT CAFE
From 4 July 2017 Daniel Benjamins and John Hollins from The Habit, Nunhead will be taking over the gallery café to to work alongside our chefs, baristas and waiters. The team will be bringing their fresh, simple and seasonal menus to all our gallery visitors and regulars.

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14 Jul, 6.30pm, Cinema Museum, SE11 4TH

Be dazzled by multi-award winning Mexican film Güeros. Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios the film explores diversity in politics, race, friendship and cinema. Güeros tells the story of three students in the middle of a university protest, shooting a documentary while looking for a a legendary folk singer. Soak in the atmosphere of Mexican cinema with live music by an all-female Mariachi band, Las Adelitas, and food by Café Pacifico, the best Mexican restaurant outside Mexico city!


Image Copyright Gisela Torres

STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
15 Jul, 11am-4pm, The Photographers’ Gallery

Explore the art and form of still life photography through this intensive one-day workshop. Photographers and educators, Betsy Doak and Gisela Torres, guide you through processes of composition, lighting and technique to illuminate this captivating genre and see everyday objects in a new light. Bring your DSLRs, any objects you particularly want to photograph, an open mind and eye

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