A selection of past events at hARTslane and off site projects starting from 2012
BAGS OF LOVE
Community Art Project where children from Lewisham explored their local community creating connections through Acts of Kindness and exchange, finding and sharing common ground.
Kindly supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
As part of ROOM 6.3 / Dear London (November 2017-May 2018), hARTslane presented New Narratives, where we celebrated the empty, forgotten buildings in London and imagined a new use for them, a new relation between people and space, where humanity is at heart.
The show brought together architects, designers and artists who were invited to present projects and ideas where empty unusual spaces are reconfigured and used for social rather than economic benefit.
LONDON (UK), THE HAGUE (NL), VICENZA (Italy)
International miniature-portrait exhibition touring in the UK, Holland and Italy, bringing together artworks by artists members of three different artists' associations; The London Group (UK), Pulchri Studio (The Hague, NL) and This Is Not Art (Vicenza, Italy).
Visit the project's website for more information: www.personal-relations.org
GREETINGS FROM NEW CROSS GATE
A community photography project with the aim to produce 25k new postcards of New Cross Gate and distribute them in London. Kindly supported by The Lottery Fund. Read more.
HARTS RAIN (Weather Report)
A Concept Installation by Clive Burton
This second work in a series of installations about defining Harts Lane building as an art work in its own right follows the original palimpsest installation ‘Socket and See’ in March 2014. In each case an aspect of the building was taken to develop a concept to intensify the awareness of the building as a whole whilst offering diversifying layers for interpretation.
Attention is drawn, with irony and humour, to the already existing aesthetic of the shell of the building, its historical atmospheric characteristics and its current state of health as a living three dimensional structure. This is emphasised by the additional elements of sound, movement and time evoking the component of weather into the inner space of the building.
J’adore the restless ape
who pushes down full throttle
On the right hand peddle
With the flat of his foot,
As his opposable grip
Distant from the steering wheel
Letting slip his direction
To the chaotic rules of evolution.
SIRENS presents: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Following on from the last Sirens exhibition ‘Drive-Thru’, Great Expectations is a continuation of our exploration of the dark side of contemporary identity. How is it formed and dissolved so quickly? How is it used as a tool to conceal and create? In a time more of persona than person, we explore the idea of creating characters and question how women create identities in contemporary society. Taking inspiration from Miss Havisham’s ruined mansion, audiences will be able to wander through several themed rooms, starting in an abandoned bedroom, going through the dining room (watch out for some surprises on the table), and finally ending up in the asylum. For one weekend only, Sirens will transform hARTslane into a dilapidated mad house.
Coinciding with simultaneous events occurring in London remembering the fifth anniversary of the students’ anti-fees protests, Dissenting Room is a space for expression, discussion and opinion. Ernesto’s works addresses socio-political issues along with religious topics as well as larger legacies of memory and identity such as diaspora, globalisation and other forms of cultural integration. Drawing upon traditional craft techniques, Ernesto’s practice is an expanded practice based on the principle of site-specific installation and sculpture, combining ceramics and mixed media.
At Q PARK, Central London
Following the popularity of the previous exhibitions held at this unique west end location Geoff Leong once again joins forces with dynamic artist curator duo Vanya Balogh and Cedric Christie plus a new team of international guest curators to support this non profit exhibition featuring over 100 artists in the circular 20000 Sq ft multi storey car park beneath Cavendish Square. Open to public for three days and two nights non stop, it features selection of purely monochromatic works in the medium of sculpture, photography, painting, drawing and site specific installation. More images by Pat Meagher.
Nayan Kulkarni & Steven Scott
Part of the ART LICKS Week End and DEPTFORD X
Phase Shift is the first time that the artists have worked together since discovering common interests in what in means to make moving image based artworks now. This exhibition is intended to be the first stage in an ongoing collaborative and curatorial project. Developed from both artists use of video, sound and light projection the work on display will emerge out of their exchanges within the exhibition space and will explore the materialities of experience.
VENICE PAVILION IN LONDON
In conjunction with the renown 56th Venice Biennale, taking place in Italy between may 9th and November 22nd 2015, hARTslane is very proud to present the very first ‘Venice Pavilion in London’.
Exhibiting Artists; Vanya Balogh | Ting Ting Cheng | Gayle Chong Kwan | Sung Eun Chin | Eric Fong | Shadi Habib Allah | Aude Hérail Jäger | Ana Mendes | Charlotte C Mortensson | Mandy Niewöhner | Eugene Palmer | Victoria Rance | Paolo Rosini | Pascal Rousson | Martin Sexton | Malika Sqalli | Sabina Tupan | Tisna Westerhof | Jwan Yosef. More info
Carly Baker, Omyo JeongHyun Cho, Helen Hamilton, Eve Ritchie, and Flora Scott.
‘Conglomerate: from con- ‘together’ + glomer- ‘ball’
‘a thing consisting of a number of different and distinct parts or items that are grouped together’
An exhibition bringing together works from 5 artists exploring the potentiality of art objects; as agents of reaction and interaction, sites of meaning and memory, and products of society and culture. Featuring sculpture, photography, print, and painting.
SKETCHING NEW CROSS GATE
Drawing London on Location is a Meetup group with over 1500 members from all around London. The aim is to discover and sketch the greatest of London and encourage each other to draw, sketch, and paint.
In March 2015, Drawing London on Location held an exhibition at Harts Lane Studios of a collections of sketches, drawings, and paintings produced over two weekends in the streets of Deptford and New Cross.
ONCE OUT OF NATURE
Angela Wright and Julian Wright
Part of the Telegraph Hill Festival 2015
Angela Wright and Julian Wright have brought together their individual skills to explore the metamorphosis of ‘cast off’ clothes into sculptural objects which could be seen to be loosely associated with ‘flowers’. The ‘performances’ which are the subject of the exhibition took place on location in the Thames Estuary. The documentation and the resulting sculptures have been installed in Harts Lane Studios.
REVOLUTIONARY BRITAIN: ART, POWER & POLITICS
An inclusive art space housing an archival collection of photography from action on the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London (1986 -1990). With additional prints, film screenings, performance, drawing, sculpture, discussion and a library space. Featuring work by Makie Kurata | Josephine Wood | Lisa Cradduck | Sophie Carapetian | Stand off Films | James Waters | John Russell | Dean Kenning | Andrew Cooper | Harriet Foyster| Enda Deburca | Kate Renwick | Phill Wilson-Perkin | Chris Bird | Communist Gallery
AGAIN, FROM HERE
Brigitte Parusel, Cecily Tattersall, Fiona Grady, Hannah Luxton and Zoe Schoenherr
Over the course of a long weekend the artists have inhabited Harts Lane Studio to explore the use of repetition within their artistic practices. Together, they begin to deconstruct this shared interest, and identify where their overlapping thoughts, methods and understanding begin to separate into different territories. By considering the multiple interpretations of this action, they aim to address how they can theoretically and compositionally inform one another. The intention is not to find a conclusion but open up a dialogue that will strengthen the relationship between their practices and inspire further projects.
At the DEPTFORD FOUNDRY, Arklow Road Trading Estate, London
Art. Music. Theatre. History at the Anthology Deptford Foundry – curated by hARTsane.
Deptford Stories Arts Festival launched on 31st October and 1st November at Anthology Deptford Foundry to celebrate the lives and legends of Deptford. Thirty artists exhibited an array of mixed media installations, sculptures, photographs, lights displays, textiles and tiling – attracting over 900 visitors across two days. The festival allowed new property developer, Anthology, to connect with the local community in an authentic and exciting way. More info.
THE SKY IN A ROOM
Part of DeptfordX Fringe
A twin installation exploring the theme of private/public space by taking the usual domestic setting out of its context. The project addresses the lack of outdoor public space to meet in New Cross by offering a playful platform for casual encounters and organic communication. By swapping the paradigms of indoor and outdoor, ‘The Sky in a Room’ questions the context of art in relation to space, and the gallery wall as the filter between art and non art. The value of art is the difference it makes to an individual or a group.
RUN n. 4: DREAMS
RuN invites you to explore our little oneiric pocket.
We have a space and artists from diverse backgrounds attempting to flow together alone, with DREAMS in mind. A platform for exchange, experiments, ideas. From performance art to music, theatre and installation.
In(ep)trepid Theatre presents: Father For Justice by Mark Wakeman & Dearly Departed by Liam Fleming
in(ep)trepid is a company committed to making immersive and interactive pieces of site specific theatre. Incorporating space and audience participation they aim to create work that gives the viewer a feeling of being directly involved and even a sense of control of the situations before them.
Formed in 2013 by Artistic Director Liam Fleming, the company have its first major showcase at Harts Lane Studios between the 5th and 8th of February 2014. Two short pieces of new writing: ‘Father for Justice’ by Mark Wakeman and ‘Dearly Departed’ by Liam Fleming.
Video projections and -installations by: Andrew James, Antonella Ferrari and Sarah Doyle.
LET ME GO TO THE WINDOW
OCTOBER 2013 - APRIL 2014
A compelling new site specific art project created for and in response to the gallery window. From October 2013 until the end of March 2014, ten selected artists created site specific and temporary public artworks. Every two weeks a new artist engaged with the one and only window in Harts Lane as a platform to evoke, celebrate and inspire the passers-by and local residents of New Cross Gate.
PATCH UP - Quilt making activity for children and tour
Part of the Telegraph Hill Festival
Using a centuries old craft technique, Harts Lane Studios have transformed decorative references - pictures of landmarks, personal symbols, words, flagstone made by the children of New Cross - into a profound social, emotional message of pride, joy and hope, a celebration of a diverse and united New Cross Gate. Patch-Up! was part of Telegraph Hill Festival 2013 and took place at Harts Lane Studios in March and at the New Cross Learning library in April with children of the local Childeric Primary School. It then went on tour in SE14...
EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN
Bleaching. Sucking. Feeding. Clocking. Scouring. Tuning.
Renee Carmichael, Gareth Foote, Cliff Hammett, Manali Jagtap-Nyheim, Alexandra Jönsson, Tom Keene, Anila Ladwa, Olga P Massanet
On the evening of the summer solstice, members of the Open System Association (OSA) will move the familiar framework of the kitchen out from the home or restaurant, and into the experimental project space of Harts Lane Studios. Over 11 hours of material enquiry will explore how time is produced through the relations between physical processes and is restructured through cultural and political techniques. Engineered, commodified and consumed, kitchen time becomes labour time sold as leisure, but could we make it something different? Could we carry with it the wetness, warmth and sheer burning alkalinity of the substances, practices and forces we find within its walls and streaming through its windows?
BETWEEN ART AND REALITY
‘Between Art and Reality’ brought together a group of Designers who work within the built environment mainly through the theory of Interior or Interventional design. Their engagement with the built environment is revealed in their art making, through working in response to a brief or circumstance.
Featuring: Richard Blurton, Kevin Brennan, Stephen Donald, Ben Kelly, Michael Marriott, Elena Massucco, Pat Meagher, Susan Minter, Sigrun Sverrisdottir, Gerard Taylor, Jonathan Tuckey, Ben Wilson and Howard Bates.
Curated by Sigrun Sverrisdottir and Kevin Brennan.
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” Carl Sagan
Featuring: Paul Clayton, Maria Christoforatou, Carla Cruz, Janet Currier, Eleanor Davies, Mikey Georgeson, Saskia van der Sluis and Paul Taylor.
Music: Jona Overground
Samuel Bromley and Sean Burns
Body Language is an exhibition that brings together the work of two contemporary artists, Samuel Bromley and Sean Burns. Bromley’s process-driven practice leads him to explore material qualities and limits. Working with a range of mediums from soil to wool and unfired clay. Burns’ work aims to address and subvert modes of reception and signification. Considering the representation, performance and perception of self.
“United” brought together artists who use units in their work. The unit could be a tablet, block, label, tile, bottle or even a bird box. As the artist unites the multiple units, the artwork takes on a collective presence that engages with notions of family, identity, community, mobility, the infinite and atomic.
The collective art exhibition curated by Paul Tecklenberg, showcased works by eight London based artists: Tisna Westerhof, Tommy Seaward, Melissa Alley, David Redfern, Susan Haire, Fiammetta Alley, Mikey Georgeson and Paul Tecklenberg.
The day will also featured music by local performer Nigel of Bermondsey who performed psycho-geographical songs and stories from Bermondsey, Wapping, Rotherhithe, Walworth and South London.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway
Collective art exhibition with Tom Dale, Rosalind Davis, Annabel Dover, Amanda Holiday, Jane Jones, Mary-Jane Maybury, Charlotte Squire, Roxy Walsh.
Music from: Sunbeam, The Little Devils, The Barberellas, Black Dove, Alex & Richard.
A SMILE SPREADING LIKE A SECRET
Collective show featuring:
Boris Blake, Richard Caldicott, Fieroza Doorsen, Manali Jagtap, Andrew James, Tracey Smith, Jacqueline Utley, Sara Willet.