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Sep 30 - Nov 13, 2019
Lindsey Bull, Tamara Dubnyckyj, Rebecca Jagoe, Mindy Lee, Cathy Lomax and Susan Sluglett. Curated by Mindy Lee.
The changing room is a place to transition, a place to come and go, to pass through. Bodies changing reveal a shedding of a layer, outfit, costume, persona, memory, skin or life.
This painting and sculpture exhibition looks at intimate traces of the body through a chasm between public, private, projected and theatrical personas; between the external and internal self. Physical, cast-off garments leave a trace of the body's activity behind, whilst the paintings capture ghostly figures in a state of dress/undress. These forms and gestures hold memories of our ghost bodies and evidence our continual search to reinvent or re-find ourselves/others. Here ghosts remain as a constant reminder of the body’s shifting states.

Jan 15, 2020
Private view Wed Jan 15 5pm - 8pm
Exploring speculative methods of facilitating engagement, agency and a sense of responsibility regarding the issue of human impact on the natural world, this event will be an opportunity to experiment with science fiction as a method of reading the social and environmental demands of the future. These speculations and experiments will also emphasise the importance of seeing science fiction as being grounded in the challenges of the present moment, while rendering that present impermanent.
This day-long event is coordinated by Amy Butt, Lecturer in Architecture at Reading University, and Dr Dan Byrne-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Theory at Chelsea College of Arts.
Further details and booking info available soon.
An installation of material relating to the day will continue in the gallery until 28 January.

Feb 3 - 25, 2020
Private view Wed Feb 19 5.30pm - 8.30pm
As Wimbledon College of Arts enters a period of reorganisation and structural change, site-specific artists Forster & Heighes establish a base station from which to conduct an active and eclectic survey of the educational landscape.
Via eye vane, foot plate and baseline; chain, prism and pole, they will plot not only how the college buildings function practically, but also how they position themselves in the minds and imagination of staff, students, and visitors, and how less tangible factors concerning atmosphere, materiality and spatial dynamics might offer up a more provocative set of coordinates from which to navigate a course of study.
Performance Lecture: 19 February, 5.30-8.30pm
Please book via the website. Search: 'Forster & Heighes Performance Lecture UAL'


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