Exhibitions and Events in August





Exhibitions and Events in August



The Place is Here exhibition view

Joy Gregory Autoportrait

THE PLACE IS HERE
22 Jun - 10 Sep 2017, Main and First Floor Galleries, Free

"Urgent and compelling."

★★★★ 
Timeout

The Place is Here spans painting, film, photography and archival material from the 1980s. Against a backdrop of civil unrest and divisive national politics, artists were exploring their relationship to Britain’s colonial past and positioning themselves in relation to different discourses and politics – amongst them Civil Rights-era “Black art” in the US, Pan-Africanism and black feminism. 

Image: Joy Gregory, Autoportrait [part-work], 1990. © Joy Gregory

Claudette Johnson

ARTIST LED TOUR: 
CLAUDETTE JOHNSON & PHOEBE BOSWELL

Sat 29 Jul, 3pm, Main Gallery, Free

Artists Claudette Johnson and Phoebe Boswell lead a tour of The Place is Here which features three striking paintings by Johnson, for whom the absence of black women as subjects and artists in the western canon, was the impetus for making them the central presence in her work. 

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Image: Claudette Johnson, Untitled (with wool and leather), 1982. Pastels, gouache, silver paper, leather and wool. Courtesy the artist

The Passion of Remembrance

THE PASSION OF REMEMBRANCE SCREENING &

IN CONVERSATION

Wed 23 Aug, 7pm, Clore Studio, £5/£3

The Passion of Remembrance (1986) was the first full-length feature film by Sankofa Film and Video, a cooperative formed in 1983 by black feminist and gay filmmakers. Shifting between real and mystic landscapes, the film reflects on the complexity of the black British experience and the often-overlooked intersections between race, class, gender and sexuality.

Written and Directed by Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien.

Producer and Production Manager, Martina Attille. Editor and Production Manager: Nadine Marsh-Edwards.


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Image: Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien. Still from The Passion of Remembrance 1986. 95 min. Courtesy Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien.

Recreative screening

RECREATIVE FILM SCREENING
Wed 16 Aug, 7pm, Clore Studio, Free

A screening of short films by young artists. The films have been selected by the REcreative Editorial Board, international film curator June Givanni and Laura Wilson, the SLG's Young People’s Programme Manager. The films cover a wide range of themes and genres and represent some of the best young filmmakers today.

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A moving image film still

SOUTH BY SOUTH:

A MOVING IMAGE 

Fri 25 Aug, 7pm, Clore Studio, £5/£3

A screening of award winning feature A Moving Image followed by a Q&A with director Shola Amoo and complimentary food by Zionly Manna, a vegan restaurant based in Peckham. The film follows Nina, a young, stifled artist, as she returns to Brixton after a long absence and sets out to create a film tackling gentrification in South London.


Participants of the
accompanying masterclass with Shola Amoo can view the film for free.

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Presented in Partnership with Arcadia Missa

Image: A Moving Image, 2016. Directed by Shola Amoo

The Conch

THE CONCH
Wed 30 Aug, 7pm, Clore Studio, Free

The Conch is an open forum for emerging artists and writers that invites critical feedback and open discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of an academic institution. There will be presentations by

artists Eve Chabanon, Roxanne Gatt and Emil Scheffmann. Organised by Cédric Fauq.


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Sunday Spot image

SUNDAY SPOT
Holly Graham: Sun 6, 13 & 27 Aug

Joy Gregory: Sun 20 Aug

Clore Studio, Drop-in, Free

Join us for hands-on activities led by artists Holly Graham, and Joy Gregory whose photographs are on show in The Place is Here.  In Graham's Sunday Spot sessions, join us to create life-sized self portraits, build photographers' studios and create shadow puppet films. All sessions are inclusive, everyone welcome. 

Read more

Image: Holly Graham, Green Fingers feature in Art Licks magazine, Issue 20 2017

Tom Phillips Irma

COMING SOON:

TOM PHILLIPS - IRMA

Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sep, 7.30pm,

Main Gallery, £15/£10

Tom Phillips' Irma is a unique, intermedia artwork, a miniature "chance" opera brought to life through video projection, recordings, instruments, vocalists and an actor. The first performance of the new score marks the 80th birthday of the renowned artist and notable Peckham resident Tom Phillips RA.

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Produced by Sound UK. Funded by Arts Council England and Hinrichsen Foundation.

Image: Tom Phillips, Irma: an opera, full score 2017. Courtesy of Lightmap, Apartment House, Sound UK


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Until 8 Oct, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Free                              

This summer, Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates its bicentenary with the first Dulwich Pavilion. Drop-in for a drink at the Pavilion Bar, enjoy jazz on Friday evenings or life drawing on Sundays – what better way to welcome the weekend?

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SHEN XIN; HALF-SUNG, HALF-SPOKEN

25 Aug, 8pm, Serpentine Pavilion, £5/£4                            

Artist Shen Xin presents a live interpretation of her films that investigate moving image and performance through the scripted and the informative, examining how emotion, judgment, and ethics circulate within individual and collective subjects.

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