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Van Gogh House London

Exhibition

Life and its most trivial particulars

4 Sep–18 Dec 2021

About

Van Gogh House in south London opened in 2019 as a centre for contemporary art, presenting an ongoing programme of exhibitions, residencies, outreach and education projects, talks and events. It holds an archive of over 200 artefacts found during the 7-year conservation of the building. Established as a site of creative production pairing contemporary art and design with a sensitivity to materials, Van Gogh House is dedicated to celebrating stories drawn from historic interiors alongside preserving Van Gogh’s remarkable legacy. 

Otherwise known as 87 Hackford Road, the end of terrace house is a privately owned Grade II listed Georgian residential building in Stockwell. It gains its name from its most famous tenant, the painter Vincent Van Gogh, who lived there aged 20 for a year from 1873-74 whilst he worked as an art dealer in Covent Garden. In 1971, local postman and painter Paul Chalcroft undertook extensive research and discovered that the house had been Van Gogh’s London home. It was semi-derelict when the Wang family acquired it in 2012, with the ambition of transforming it into a cultural venue. Art and heritage specialist, and Creative Director of Van Gogh House, Livia Wang, led on its restoration to a working domestic space and centre for the production and presentation of contemporary art and design. 

Accessibility & facilities

Gender neutral toilet

During exhibition periods we are open Wednesdays - Sundays from 12-6pm. Booking essential.

We are open on the last Saturday of every month, for pre-booked guided tours or arrange a private curator’s tour for a group. Booking essential.

Many of the floors are made of original timbers so we do not permit high heels in the house. 

The space is small, so we ask that visitors do not come with large bags or are prepared to leave bags in a safe space on the ground floor of the house.

The house is a Grade II private residence with numerous stairs and narrow passageways, and we regret that wheelchair or step free access is not possible.

We welcome babes in arms on our tours. There is no age restriction for tours, but in the interests of health and safety we ask that children are accompanied by an adults

 


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