What’s on NOW at hARTslane & latest news about our projects

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ROOM 6.5 / Unseen & Unspoken

June – November 2019

What matters is precisely this: the unspoken at the edge of the spoken.” Virginia Wolf

“ROOM 6.5: Unseen & Unspoken” aims to give visibility to the under-represented and unheard voices in our society.

We look for untold stories and unexplored realities to reveal and share.

ROOM 6.0 focuses on a relevant contemporary issue every 6 months and will provide a forum for exploration and cultural engagement on current affairs. Submissions are welcome from artists and curators alike. The specific topic can be addressed through collaborative and site specific projects, exhibitions, workshops, talks and screenings.
The programme welcomes proposals from UK based as well as international art practicioners

More info on how to apply


It’s so rewarding to be able to see the power of art as a vehicle to connect people with themselves and eachother.

Big thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund who enabled us to produce “Stitching Time”, where children are making personalised memory cushions for residents of local Alzheimer’s care homes.

We are in the full swing of cutting, sewing & designing. Children experience the joy of making and creating together for someone else within their community.

A wonderful little docu-fim is being made to share “Stitching Time” with everyone who is interested in intergenerational acts of kindness through art. Whatch this space!

Special thanks to all the partners invloved:
Hatcham Temple Grove Primary School & Manley Court Care Home
Sandhurst Primary School & Beechcroft Care Centre
Brent Knoll Special School & Pear Tree Care Home.

ROOM 6.5
SHADO presents “GLOBAL” I am a Woman, a photography exhibition and live music event to celebrate the work of 20 photographers form around the world.

Wed, 11 September 2019
18:30 – 21:30

Alongside their second print issue, shado produced a 3-month photography project with 20 photographers around the world where each photographer has responded to the brief; ‘I am a woman’ There is no one way of defining what it personally means to identify as a woman – and we wanted to leave it to a community of photographers to open up these interpretations.

A permanent Delft Blue Public Art Wall for and by the community of Hatcham, New Cross Gate.

Free tile decorating workshops:
Sunday 2 June, 12noon-3pm @ The Five Bells (family drop in)
Monday 3 June, 1-4pm @ All Saints Community Centre (Ageing well fun club)
Monday 3 June, 6:30-8pm @ All Saints Community Centre ( 32Deptford Scouts)
Thursday 6 June, 4-6pm @ Somerville Adventure Playground (teenagers drop in)
Sunday 9 June, 2-4pm @ hARTslane (all local creatives drop in)

**The 100 Wishes Project Wall Opening Event** Saturday 21st of September 2019, 1-3pm
Hatcham Park Road / Harts Lane (SE14 5UP, New Cross Gate, London)
Special thanks to Sainsbury's for giving permission to use their wall.

Kindly sponsored by Supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds.


ROOM 6.5
Between skylight and dust
Punctuating space with objects and images
Exhibition by Sinéid Codd & Sharon Haward

Opening times
Friday 20 September,
12 - 5pm
Saturday 21 September, 12 - 7.30pm
Everyone is Welcome to
Artists Talking with PEER Social Artists, 4 - 5pm & Opening Event with refreshments 5.30 - 7.30pm
Sunday 22 September, 12 – 5pm

The history and functionality of hARTslane can be detected in its architectural character. The shape of the door, the slope of the roof, describe and suggest previous incarnations. The rawness of the gallery space, previously a motorbike garage, provides artists Sinéid Codd and Sharon Haward with an opportunity to observe and explore the seen and unseen aspects of its architecture, and to draw on its’ character to inform and shape their responses.

Sinéid Codd’s practice is concerned with the transformation of objects in connection with time and place. Her magpie-like compulsion is to pick up and respond to found objects, lost or discarded, because their materiality mirrors our own vulnerability and their history is unknown. In images, assemblages and installations her work is attentive to the qualities and power of colour and form to shift perception and elicit viewers’ curiosity. 
Sharon Haward employs objects, assemblages and interventions to animate and interrupt architectural space. Using a range of rigid and fluid materials that flow, fold, and interrupt space, Haward explores the tensions between forms of architecture that are seen as male, moral, utopian and rational, those that veer towards the domestic and the idea that women's contributions have only been sentimental, emotional and decorative.

The artists’ individual practices differ in intention and form and their installation will comprise of a series of contrasting forms and structures. By navigating their way through and around objects and spaces, audiences will experience a transformation of the familiar into new forms and narratives.

ROOM 6.5
A Visual Symphony – Exhibition by Livia Garcia and Martin Harrison
27-29 September, 12:30-6pm
PV 26 September, 6-8:30

The recent work of Livia Garcia (born Hong Kong) and Martin Harrison (born UK) are both linked to sound and music though they are quiet as standalone pieces. Both artists have worked with improviser musicians who have responded to their visual art pieces with music.

The two artists from two generations are hoping to form a non-verbal dialogue between delicate drawings, moving images and large scale sculptures at hARTslane.


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