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Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip St, SW1P 4JU
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Jun 13 - Jul 13, 2018
Curated by Chelsea College of Arts Librarian, Gustavo Grandal Montero, this exhibition reflects Montero's ongoing research into the evolution of concrete poetry and its influence on visual art in the period 1964-67 in Britain. Looking at the materialisation of language and the role of art schools with Chelsea in particular as places for experimentation and dissemination of ideas. By exploring the work of Edward Wright and Tom Edmonds the show will make connections between artists and graphic designers alongside students and staff, describing their multiple influences, including that of Concrete poetry, but also Constructivism, and later Conceptual art, minimalism and land art.

Nov 14 - Dec 14, 2018 FINAL WEEK
Chelsea Space is delighted to present new sculpture by Rasheed Araeen (b.1935) and Peter Fillingham (b. 1964), the first time that these two artists have shown their work together.
The placement of works in relation to each other and to the architecture of Chelsea Space is modernist and formalist in approach. Rather than presenting a context or history that overshadows the artwork itself, Chelsea Space’s intention is to offer the opportunity for Araeen and Fillingham to situate their work and allow it to have what Araeen describes as “the dignity of objecthood”.
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Dec 12, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm talk/event
Chelsea Space invites you to join us for the fourth and final afternoon tea running in conjunction with the exhibition Rasheed Araeen, Peter Fillingham and Chelsea Space. Each Wednesday between 4:30 – 6:00pm we have had a special guest hosting the afternoon with a talk in the gallery.
Wednesday 21 November - Dr. David Dibosa
Wednesday 28 November - Mahmood Jamal
Wednesday 5 December - Garth Lewis
Wednesday 12 December - Peter Fillingham in conversation with CÚcile Bourne-Farrell
Wednesday 12 December we are delighted to have artist Peter Fillingham in conversation with curator CÚcile Bourne-Farrell.
Donald Smith, Director of Exhibitions at Chelsea Space, will welcome guests from 4:30pm. Mahmood will begin his performance at 5pm.
A selection of teas and doughnuts will be provided, please feel free to bring your own mug otherwise paper cups will be available.
Peter and CÚcile will be talking within the current exhibition, as such due to limited capacity, please ensure to book your place through the booking link provided.
Peter Fillingham
Peter Fillingham is a sculptor and curator. His practice includes site-specific, object-based installation, regeneration and cultural events. During the last three decades he has worked, collaborated and exhibited with many creative figures. His studio practice is related to a theatre of sculpture, (the processes through which ideas pass towards being realised as material/complete).
Since 1997 Fillingham has played a large part in ‘making present’ artistic events on the peripheries of perceived cultural epicentres, notably in Kent and Nord Pas de Calais, where his work has been highlighted in publications by Art Historian and writer Jane Lee. Known for his sensitivity in situating artists - through exhibitions and events - to new places and spaces, in turn, he is able to introduce those places – and art - to broader audiences. He is highly sympathetic to already existing ad hoc situations, which are not essentially changed through his interventions, but sit side-by-side with them.
His artistic practice has played an informed critical role in his teaching practice. He is a former Head of the 3D Pathway (Sculpture) at Central St. Martins and a former Chair of Fine Arts at Parson’s Paris. He is Editor-at-large at /Seconds.
CÚcile Bourne-Farrell
CÚcile is an independent curator who worked for the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, and for both public, private and Higher Education institutions in Africa, Asia and Europe, including King’s College London. She joins Arts Cabinet on an advisory capacity, and as Curator, Special Projects.
Free but booking essential:

Click to enlargeDRESS PORTRAIT
Jan 23 - Mar 1, 2019
Private view Tue Jan 22 6pm - 8.30pm
Fashion designer Molly Goddard presents a collaborative project with Photographer Sarah Edwards. Working together to create a series of images of key pieces from past collections, Dress Portrait presents their shared interest in photography, light and texture. The way Edwards' photographs are displayed reflects the part photography plays in Goddard's thought process and the multidisciplinary approach Edwards applies to her work.


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