May 4 - Jun 24, 2012
'Always Greener: Views from the Contemporary Countryside' examines the reality that exists behind dreams of ‘a place in the country’. Through painting, drawing, photography, video and sculptural installation, the exhibition challenges modern preconceptions, exploring the countryside as somewhere that is constructed from powerful cultural, economic and political forces - as a place that exists in our imaginations as much as anywhere on the map.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Georgina Barney with Alice Carey, Christina Bryant, The Caravan Gallery, Emily Cole, Andrew Cross, Anna Fox, James Ireland, Tim Machin, My Villages
Nov 22 - Dec 14, 2013
Alice is an exhibition by a group of artists interested in the illusive nature of experience. Considering the visual world as fundamentally unreliable, the photographic and installation-based works elude and evade capture. Like smoke and mirrors, illusion, uncertainty and artifice, they tease, they demand and entertain. Magical imaginings and made up childhood memories feature in practices which are delightfully diverse, playfully engaging with the illusive and deceptive medium of photography. The participating artists are all involved in photography education at the University of West London. This exhibition showcases their professional art practice which underpins their approach to photographic education.
Nov 22, 2013 - Jan 11, 2014
Wundercamera will bring together photography of the world’s museums and galleries to offer an illuminating view of the ways in which cultural venues display their works – and how visitors behave around them.
This exhibition will present a range images by a group of international artists which explore the art of the curator through the medium of photography. The resulting photographic ‘museum of museums’ will provide an arresting visual experience by re-presenting the re-presented. The works in the exhibition focus on different aspects of the museum and gallery experience, from the development of exhibitions, through to examining individual artworks or the behaviour of visitors interacting with the space. The group exhibition is complimented by a site-specific installation in the house where Sir John Soane’s eclectic collection of art and antiquities (now housed at the Sir John Soane’s Museum) will be returned photographically to its original home.
Jan 24 - Mar 8, 2014
Just Glass will display a new collection of abstract sculpture, wall hangings, functional vessels and chandeliers, demonstrating the beauty that can be achieved with kiln-formed glass. Featuring new work inspired by Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor and his ground-breaking use of architectural glass, the exhibition will also be drawn from the best work of the Just Glass collective in the past ten years, including established and emerging glass artists.