Peter Herbert: 38 Green Carnations
38 Green Carnations provides a juxtaposition of two aspects of Oscar Wilde’s life. The early privileged family and successful background of one of the world’s most brilliant and witty writers is reflected by a portrait of the artist as a younger man, presented against fabric by the fashionable Victorian designer of the time William Morris. Photographs taken inside Reading Gaol are displayed on panels of bars as a stark indicator of the incarceration of Wilde in Reading Gaol in 1895 when tragedy ruined his life, family and career. The photographs explore the gaol for hints of its ethereal nature and reminder that Wilde was part of its system.
Runs 6 February – 20 April 2017
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
The Conference Centre Gallery Space
St Pancras Hospital
4 St Pancras Way
London NW1 OPE
Mornington Crescent/ Kings Cross tube; Bus 46/214
Popi Tsoukatou: Consanguinity (Athens)
Popi Tsoukatou’s new body of works unfolds the variations in meaning of the Latin word ‘consanguinity’, which is either defined on etymological level as blood relationship or metaphorically as an inherent correlation.
Tsoukatou appropriates photographs of both her familial and broader circle, it being either kith and kin or friends of decades past, mainly during the 1950s and ‘60s, intervening with color at places in order to create an unabridged memory lane. This way, the references in her works reflect the archetypical ascendancies of descent, upbringing, history, geography, place, caste and personal culture, which invoke the collective memory. ~ Stavros Kavallaris
Runs 31 January – 18 February 2017
Private View 31st January from 19.30
Central London Satellite Group Exhibition: HERE
Rashida Mangera photo
The fifth annual group exhibition by members of the LIP Central Satellite Group presents work on the theme of HERE.
Runs 21-26 February 2017
Private View 23 February, 6-9pm
Open daily 1-7pm; Sun 1-5pm
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
Transport: Shoreditch High Street (Overground)
Elizabeth Brown in Seeing Red
The Seeing Red exhibition fills the two floors at Espacio Gallery with glowing colour. Whether scarlet, crimson, maroon, vermilion, berry, ruby, rose, burgundy, carmine, brick, or cerise – red is both satisfying and exciting. The strong feelings suggested by the colour red – passionate love, blood and anger – are always stimulating!
Artists understand colour and use it to great advantage – as Matisse famously said: “A thimble full of red is redder than a bucketful.” The 18 colourist artists in the exhibition celebrate the many ways to see the colour red. Red can boost your energy, it exudes confidence and is life-affirming, so this show is a great place to visit in the middle of a dreary London winter.
With a focus on painting, the artwork in this group show also includes some printmaking, collage, drawing and photography.
Runs 31 January – 12 February 2017
Private View Thursday, 2nd February
Open Tue-Fri 1-7pm; Sat-Sun 11am-7pm; Closed Mon
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
Transport: Shoreditch High Street (Overground), Liverpool Street
Daniel Keys in Feminine / Masculine (Budapest)
It often seems that everything has been both said and photographed about this subject, and yet it is not possible to ignore the persistence of Feminine / Masculine in our visual culture. What is it that we can still value and possibly revive from the rich history of photography; are there any novel ways left to approach this subject with a fresh critical eye?
Runs 12 January – 7 February 2017
Private View January 12th, 7pm
23 Elms Avenue
H-1092 Ráday u. 55.
Duncan Unsworth: Rivers
An exhibition combining a documentary study of the Three Rivers area local waterways and a selection of Thames scanographs.
Runs 10 January – 24 February 2017
Question and Answer session 10th January, 6.30-8pm
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Artistsmeet at Watersmeet
Transport: Metropolitan Line (Rickmansworth)
Anna Lerner and Chris Burrows in Photofusion Salon/16
Anna Lerner photo
This year’s Salon exhibition featuring work by Photofusion members includes 103 artists. There are no categories or themes – the aim of the exhibition is to showcase individual images that are powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept.
Four photographers from the show will be selected for mentoring and receive a bursary to develop their work for SELECT/17, and gallery visitors will be able to vote for the Public Choice Award 2016. Other awards include the Parallax Analogue Award 2016, Black and White Photography Magazine’s Black and White Photography Award 2016, and the London Alternative Photography Collective’s Alternative Processes Award 2016.
Runs 9 December 2016 – 28 January 2017
Launch Party Thursday December 8th, 6.30-9.30pm
Open Mon-Sat 11am – 6pm
17A Electric Lane
Brixton SW9 8LA
James Berrington in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016
Showcasing new and recent fine art graduates, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, brings together artists working across a range of media with traditional techniques and materials used alongside digital applications and processes. Themes in this year’s works include: mass-production, socio-economics, gender equality and cultural identity.
Runs 23 November 2016 – 22 January 2017
Private View 22nd November, 6.30-9pm
Open Tue-Sun 11am-11pm; Closed Mondays
London SW1Y 5AH
Transport: Charing Cross / Piccadilly
Behzad Sharouz in The Discerning Eye 2016
The 25th Annual exhibition of The Discerning Eye features 440 works by 289 artists, selected from an open submission.
Runs 17-27 November 2016
Artists’ Preview 17th November from 6:30pm
Open 10am-5pm (closes 1pm on final day)
The Mall Galleries
London SW1Y 5AH
Transport: Piccadilly Circus Station; Buses: 3, 9,11,12, 24, 53, 77 & 88
Nicola Jayne Maskrey in Obsolete and Discontinued (Cologne)
Featuring work from over 50 photographers, Obsolete and Discontinued celebrates the unique features and potential of analogue photography, using out of date and discontinued photographic papers, some of which are 20-30 years old.
Runs 5 November 2016 – 3 February 2017
Private View 4th November, 7pm
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
By appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org / +49(0) 221 299 969 20
David Whiting in Collective Traces
This group show, curated by Sarah Ainsley, explores the themes of photography, memory and the archive, and the particular relationship between urban space and memory.
Collective Traces is a feature exhibition of the Urban Photo Village an event as part of UrbanPhotoFest an international urban photography festival exploring contemporary visual practices focusing on urban life. Urban Photo Village will feature 54 participating artists in 10 different venues all located within walking distance of each other in South East London.
Runs 3-13 November 2016
Festival Private View Sunday, 6th November 2.30-4.30pm
Open 12-8pm (by appointment only 9-11 Nov); 12 & 13 Nov, 12-6pm
The Gate Darkroom
Entrance 2 Lower Ground Floor
20-32 Goodwood Road
New Cross Gate
London SE14 6BL
John Levett & Claire Reddleman: An Archive of The-Yet-To-Become
Claire Reddleman photo
The photography and the exhibition emerged from a collaboration centred on walking, urban space and trees. Working independently, yet in close discussion, John and Claire are inspired by the merging and layering of the built urban space with the floras, habitats and geological layerings of emerging urban growth. An Archive of the Yet to Become looks at the importance of trees and woodlands – and our loss of them – to the urban sphere, as well as how we make and react to the breathing spaces of commons and unadopted ‘wastelands’.
An Archive of The-Yet-To-Become is a feature exhibition of the Urban Photo Village – an event as part of UrbanPhotoFest, an international urban photography festival exploring contemporary visual practices focusing on urban life. Urban Photo Village will feature 54 participating artists in 10 different venues all located within walking distance of each other in South East London.
Runs 3-15 November 2016
Seminar Tuesday, 8th November 3-5pm – Contact John Levett to book a place
Open Mon-Sat 7am – 10pm; Sun 10am-6pm
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, SE14 6AD
Yoke Matze in Pillow Talk
The South London Women Artists are exhibiting Pillow Talk, the travelling exhibition, at the University College London. This is part of a TEDx event, which is an international community that organizes events anywhere and everywhere – celebrating locally driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage.
Yoke is showing her art piece, ‘I cannot solve the problem of life by losing myself in the problem of art’. Quote from Tina Modotti: “I am inspired by both her commitment to radical causes she showed in her life and the directness of its expression through her photographs.”
29th October 2016, 9am-11pm
See the event website for tickets
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
Amanda Eatwell: Downtime
Based loosely on the premise ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’, Downtime allows us a glimpse into the myriad things that people get up to in their spare time, whilst considering what they do for work.
Alongside Downtime runs Hanami – a small series of portraits taken as people celebrate the coming of the Cherry Blossom in Japan.
Runs 16-21 November 2016
Private View Wednesday, 16th November 6.30-9.30pm
Open Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat-Sun 12-6pm
The Gallery at Republic
Capstan House, 2 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BE
Transport: East India Dock DLR
Shoreditch Group Members in Central 24/7
Kathryn Geels photo
Showcasing the second series from east London collective LDNtwentyfour7, Central 24/7 documents life, work and play on London’s long-awaited night tube service. The collective, comprising LIP members Craig Stevenson, Emma Marshall, Jonathan Goldberg, Kathryn Geels and Roland Ramanan, travelled the length of the Central line capturing the tourists, party animals, insomniacs and midnight train spotters.
Runs 5-27 November 2016
Private View TBC – see Facebook page for details
Open Mon-Thu 12-11pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-12am; Sun 12-10.30pm
The Morgan Arms
43 Morgan Street
London E3 5AA
Closest tubes: Bow Road and Mile End