Project Space

Worth the journey

19th August 2022

The Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Award Recipients of 2021 Kneed: Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalera, would like to invite you to their group exhibition Worth the Journey taking place in the workshop space of Lewisham Arthouse on Friday 19th August, 6-9pm. The exhibition is curated by Phin Jennings and features work from artists Nima Shafiani, Morisha Moodley, Shayna Fonseka, Kneed: Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao, Mark Sowden, Ula Taylor-Reilly and Ben Victor Waggett. 

As part of this, we will be hosting two guided walks around Deptford, led by Malcolm Bacchus and Ross McKendrick at 3pm and 5pm on Sunday, 21 August. These are free to attend and open to all, first come first serve.

The exhibition will be open from 20th-22nd August. 

Who We Are

21st July 2022

Exhibition Preview: Thursday 21st July, 6 – 8pm, All Welcome
BSL Tour of Exhibition: Saturday 23rd July, 11am, FREE, no booking required
Touch Tour of Exhibition: Saturday 23rd July, 1pm, FREE, no booking required
Who We Are Exhibition Opening Times: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July, 11am – 6pm daily

We’re delighted to invite you to the exhibition ‘Who We Are’, presented by Deptford X and Liberty Festival at Lewisham Arthouse during Liberty Festival 2022.
‘Who We Are’ is an exhibition of multimedia art by London-based D/deaf and disabled artists that explore conceptually, abstractly or literally, ideas at the intersection of art, disability and inclusion. It is curated by an incredible panel of Lewisham-based young people – Precious Akindele, Morgan and Henny Shaw – with artworks selected by open call.

Liberty Festival is a free festival celebrating D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists as part of Lewisham London Borough of Culture 2022.

Accessibility: Lewisham Arthouse has step-free access and an accessible toilet. Malpas Road bus stop is 40 metres away from the entrance. Lewisham Arthouse is also 900 metres away from New Cross Gate train and overground station.


In celebration of Lewisham being the London Borough of Culture for 2022 we will be running a focused, in-house program curated by Persilia Caton. In October we will begin reviewing proposals for our 2023 program. If you would like to apply for an exhibition in 2023 please send us a proposal following the application procedure and we will review it in October.

The Project Space is run with the aim of providing affordable exhibition space and a platform for emerging artists, community groups and those who have been unable to find support/space through traditional gallery routes. In doing this we hope to provide a vibrant program of exhibitions for our local community, creating an opportunity for people to enjoy, discuss and engage with contemporary art in an informal and accessible setting. Alongside the program of hire shows we also facilitate larger projects and residencies that focus on our core aims of outreach and community engagement. We are always interested to hear from local artists, curators and community groups with proposals for larger projects or who are interested in forming creative partnerships with the Arthouse.
Lewisham Arthouse is committed to ensuring our Project Space is accessible for anyone to hire. We acknowledge that social barriers may influence participation in, and enjoyment of the arts. In an effort to address this in our local communities, our application process is open to everyone, regardless of age or educational background. We particularly welcome applications from non-white, Black, Asian and minority ethnicity individuals and groups.

View Project Space application form

Hire Terms and Conditions 2022



Image credit: photo Francesca Oldfield

Hire Fees – rates from May 2022 as follows:

2 weeks = £460 (Minimum booking)
3 weeks = £632.50
4 weeks = £782

Due to increased running costs and energy bills, hire fees have increased by 15% as of May 2022. This is inline with an increase in studio rent paid by Arthouse members and will be reviewed regularly.

Send your applications to:

Project Space
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD