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LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE

140 Lewisham Way, Lewisham, SE14 6PD
020 8691 9113

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AFTER SCHOOL-COLLECTIVE STRATEGIES: SHOWCASE
Oct 10 - 20, 2019
An exhibition and a series of events run by 18 participants experimenting in photography and media arts, in response to new forms of collaborative working, and an open conversation to discuss and share the strategies and challenges in the period after university. All events are free and open to the public.

2020 EXHIBITION PROGRAMME STARTS IN MARCH
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PARADOX AMUSEMENTS : HOLLY BIRTLES, LUCINDA METCALFE
Mar 13 - 15, 2020
Private view Thu Mar 12 7pm - 9pm
In 'Paradox Amusements' Birtles and Metcalfe deal with a day dream. This day dream encompasses extremities of escapism and obsessions with absurd fixations relating to holiday and play. Through performance, painting, photography and sculpture the artists challenge and darken escapist desires. Reoccurring motifs appear like holiday hallucinations. An inflated unicorn appears as an unsettling fluorescent monster, whilst an inflated dress is transformed into a drawing and brought to life by operatic singers. Metcalfe and Birtles unpack the surreal dream through interpretations from their ongoing research into the longing for escapism and performance catharsis.
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NATURE ENCAPSULATED
Mar 23 - 29, 2020
Private view Thu Mar 26 7pm - 9pm
The exhibition will explore the difficulty of defining wilderness in our current world and our ways to live within it. We aim to bring an optimistic perspective on the preservation and utilisation of nature. We hope to inspire and incite positiveness although we are clearly conscious about the current situation on global warming. The exhibition will be a recognition of the crucial importance of wilderness left on earth, the power of nature on the mind, the possibilities of ethical utilisation of nature, and the positive impacts of protected areas on nature and the animal world.

Click to enlargeHANT
Apr 3 - 11, 2020
Private view Thu Apr 2 7pm - 9pm
‘Hant’ is the idea of the vernacular; of the objects, materials and architectural structures that furnish our lives and urban centres. It is a frequentation, or the spirit that haunts a location. It is a spot often visited; an obsession. The collective work that makes up ‘Hant’ extracts elements from their origin and relocates them in a new space, opening a discussion around our conception of site. Through the abstraction of materials, forms, sound and language, it explores the different ways that artists create reference to place.
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INTERIM SHOW : MA PAINTING CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS
Apr 29 - May 3, 2020
Private view Thu Apr 30 7pm - 9pm
The emergent artists of this year’s MA Painting course at Camberwell view painting as a networked activity through which they can engage with a wide range of urgent subjects, including: the ecological catastrophe and our continued anthropocentric view of the natural world; the impact of social media in a post-truth era; the ways in which myths and religion can be used by authoritarian governments as instruments of state; the psychology of dreams; the significance of architectural heritage to our sense of collective identity.

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