South East London Photography
23rd – 30th May
Private view Thursday 24th 7-9pm
SELPh is a community photography project, now in its third year. It offers people with recent experience of mental illness an opportunity to take photographs and use them to reflect on their experiences in a group setting. This year the group has consisted of people of all ages and from all walks of life. This was reflected in the diverse range of weekly themes that were chosen by the group to inspire their photographs.
None of the members are from a professional photography background and all the pictures were taken with the same ‘one design’ compact camera. However, the images are inspiring, fresh and each photographer brings a unique perspective on South East London.
The group runs as a voluntary collaboration between members, two social researchers and a psychiatrist, all with an interest in photography. It is supported by the Maudsley Charity and the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON).
16th April 7-9pm
Dream Land is a one night only exhibition revisiting nostalgic memories of the favourite holiday destination of Margate Kent. As a pre-garduate exhibition it features final major project works by student Danielle Sandwell, who has lived in Margate all her life. Dream Land explores Margate from 1900s to the 1960s and beyond, by combining memories with seaside traditions. Treat yourself to a relaxing break by the seaside and revisit the past of a t
own which is striving to remember what it once was.
Come to Dream Land.
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1st – 9th April 2014
HOUSE Gallery Collaboration:
Bailey/Carreira With Patrick Simkins
Artist Patrick Simkins and Collective Bailey/Carreira have joined forces to present work specific to Camberwell, exploring lost history and forgotten meaning.
In folklore, the well acts as a natural gathering place. But as time passes and society naturally progresses, what becomes of such traditions?
Hidden in the back room of the gallery, the well continues to provide an ongoing legacy. Yet the objects and souls that remain from times past, feel dazed and confused.
18th – 29th March
Private View Friday 28th March 7-9pm
Notes From Another World
In the end there was the sea chest
An expedition with nine members from Germany and Austria, leave in 1939 for Scandinavia to verify results of an earlier team. A fall into a grotto in the North of Norway and the adverse conditions in this until then solitary environment lay the foundation stone. For studies and diary entries that show the struggle as well as the joy of discovering this habitat and its flora and fauna in these sixteen months.
It is a fictional story Angela uses as a setting for her work, presenting the objects, drawings, diary entries and fragments of old films, that were ‘discovered’ in a sea chest on an attic in 2013. Plants and animals that only exist in her world…..
COUNSEL FROM THE MOON – Paul Barker
1st March – 14th March
Private View 1st March 7-10pm
The exhibition will concentrate on recent work but will include some paintings from the last 30 years. All the pieces are oils, mostly on canvas with some on board. The paintings are mostly abstract with some landscapes, and vary in size from 15 centimetres (6 inches) to over a metre. Most of the work will be for sale for prices between £40 and £300.
My work is firmly in the tradition of “Lyrical Abstraction”: colourful, decorative and optimistic. There is an emphasis on pattern and movement. The most obvious comparisons might be with the St Ives painters of the last century, like Terry Frost or Patrick Heron. Among living painters the ones I feel closest to would include Gillian Ayres, Jennifer Durrant and the group associated with The Poussin Gallery.
The titles of my pictures are often poetic and mysterious but they are not meant to be clues to be deciphered. I want to suggest a mood without forcing the audience to agree with my interpretation. The names often refer to the original source of the image, helpful to me as I often work in series over a long period. Naming pictures is a bit like naming children, something memorable and attractive that they can make their own. As someone said “writing about pictures is like dancing about buildings”. Come and see for yourself.