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Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair

February 18th

February 18th

Come along to the inaugural Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair, an event bringing together Sticky Fingers’ friends, collaborators and allies for a fair celebrating feminist, queer, disabled-led and local interdisciplinary publishing.



Featuring Abstract Supply, Arcadia Missa, BitterSweet Review, Em-Dash, Emily Pope, Intellitrash, Montez Press, PageMasters, Ruth Beale, Sissy Anarchy, Think Big Read Library, Toothgrinder Press, plus over 35 different publishers on our communal table.



The Gallery at the Lewisham Arthouse has completely step-free access, with an accessible toilet and baby changing. We will be programming a quiet hour from 12–1pm and a quiet room available all day. KN95 masks will be supplied on the door, and we will be requesting that you wear one unless you are exempt.



More info at stickyfingers.cargo.site

Images to Develop

8th March 24

Private View 08/03/24 6-9pm
Exhibition 08/03/24 – 17/04/24, 12-6pm

Images to Develop is a retrospective exhibition, celebrating the artwork of Barry Cunningham. Working across collage, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and textiles, Barry’s practice was eclectic and expansive. From studying at St Martins in the early seventies until his death last year there are themes and motifs that repeat throughout his work; common or household materials; the abandoned/discarded; a fascination with texture; the use of the grid structure and its rupture; the memento mori. Barry used mediums and processes to both invoke their specific cultural associations and to contradict them utterly. Underpinning all of his work is a deeply felt sense of social justice and an irreverent sense of humour.

The exhibition’s title comes from one of the many files in Barry’s studio. An avid collector Barry gathered source material in much the same way as he collected records to DJ with. Found images from ‘alternative cultures’ such as early 70’s alternative theatre, dance, ‘encounter groups’ or 60’s communes. The images are digitally manipulated, drawn from and recycled, abstracted as much by the continual remixing of their context as the digital or physical processes they’ve undergone.

All the works in the exhibition are for sale with 100% of the proceeds being given to Barry’s chosen charity, Medecines Sans Frontieres.

Monya Riachi – Graduate Award Scheme winner

30th January

Monya Riachi is an interdisciplinary artist. Her practice is material driven and research-led and centers matter as a site of meaning, narrative and archive. She works across a range of
mediums including sculpture, installation, moving image, sound and writing. Born and raisedlain Lebanon before moving to the United Kingdom in 2013, her practice explores themes
around loss, ecological transformation, the governance of time and the politics of land. Drawn to materials that are at risk or under threat, she works in attunement with matter’s agency and temporality, guided by Karen Barad’s theory of agential realism – where matter is generative in bringing forth [new matter and] new worlds.

Monya is based London and works between the United Kingdom and Lebanon. She holds an MFA with distinction from Glasgow School of Art and has a prior background in architecture. Her work has been exhibited in Glasgow, Beirut and London. She was awarded a Material Futures residency at Cove Park in 2023 and completed a residency with Ashkal Alwan Beirut in 2022. She is the 2024 recipient of the Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Award.


Poison On The Tree Stump: Do Not Lick!

13th January 2024

Exhibition open everyday:
Saturday 13th January – Sunday 21st January – 12 – 6pm
Private View:
Friday 12th January – 6 – 9pm

‘Poison On The Tree Stump: Do Not Lick!’ is Hazel Blair’s first solo exhibition, showcasing paintings created during the Lewisham Art House Graduate Award residency in 2023.
 
Over the course of the year Blair has been exploring dream-like narratives that express an intimate point of view and connectedness to her surroundings. This exploration of her personal histories, memory and nostalgia becomes a form of mythology – a speculative and imaginative space that creates fruitful gaps in these narratives that weave romance and dreaming with harsher realities of lived experience.

Hazel Blair is a Zambian and British multi-disciplinary emerging artist who was raised in the Middle East and is currently based in London. Working within the realms of painting, film, and performance. Blair’s work explores the intersections of Identity and cultural/historical narratives. As a way of seeking the nuances and dimensions to the interior lives of black women. She graduated from her BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2021 and is a member of ‘FloorFive’ collective. 

Interlude

26th January 2024

Private View: Friday 26th January
Exhibition Open:
27th January – 4th February 2024

Interlude presents fourteen emerging artists in their final postgraduate year in sculpture at The Slade School of Art graduate.

The show is an exposition of artists on the brink, preparing to enter the wider art world, and all of its anxieties. Retaining the spirit of the experimental as exemplified atmosphere of the studio space, work in progress is in show, installation is playful, and correspondences are allowed to emerge.

There is no theme. These artists’ practices are connected by shared space, time, and discourse. They are a community, formed by an institution and its short fallings, intending to mark this specific moment in the lead up to degree show.

Artists and Instagram handles
Bella Bradford @bellamjbradford
Daya Belzer @dayabelzer
Eve Stotesbury @eve_stotesbury
Hansol Kim @studiosol_
Hyeejin Bae @hyeejinbae
Jack Kinsman @kinsman_imal
Madeleine Bender @madeleinebender
Man Mei To @manmeito @manmeito
Michael Bradshaw @mbradshaw_art
Natalya Marconini Falconer @natalyamfalc
Natasha Burton @natashasolangeburton
Rex Townrow @rextownrow
Signe E Pook @s.e.pook
Yeye @qiujianyeah

New Studio available!

Studios Available at The Lewisham Arthouse

Studio F21.
Permanent studio space 153.1 sq ft at £98.24 per month, available from 1st February 2024
This space is in a separate room shared with another member on the first floor with natural light and a door.

Application deadline 5th January 2024 by 6pm.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview shortly after this date.
Please check junk/spam mailbox in the event of being contacted for interview.
Interviews will be held week commencing 14th January 2024 from 6.30pm onwards via Zoom.

Lewisham Arthouse is pleased to announce that we have a new permanent studio available from the start of February 2024. We are an artist run cooperative based in the old Deptford library on Lewisham Way. Studio rent includes electricity, water, building insurance and service charges. Access to WiFi and an outdoor working area is also available.

Besides paying rent studio members are required to contribute at least 5 work hours per month in support of Lewisham Arthouse. These work hours provide staffing for our Learning, Exhibition and Events programmes as well as the running of the building and keep both the studio rents and facilities affordable. Roles are hands-on and include; working on the rolling program of exhibitions and events, fundraising, implementing education programmes, PR, health and safety and building maintenance. It’s a great way to gain professional skills and valuable experience of working within an active and friendly community organisation. Studio membership is allocated according to artistic consistency, the qualities a candidate can offer the working cooperative, a positive attitude and a commitment to be present in Lewisham Arthouse for a minimum amount of time each month. We are an equal opportunities group and will endeavour to meet each individual’s needs as much as possible.

If you are interested in joining The Lewisham Arthouse Studio Cooperative please do send an application in. Below is the information that we require in the application. Please apply either over email to studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk or by post to:
The Lewisham Arthouse
FAO Allocations
140 Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6PD

Application procedure:
* A statement (no more than 200 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity
*A statement (no more than 150 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you.
* Artists CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
* Equal-Opportunities-Form-2022

* CD or files with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes). If you are sending over email where possible please keep the files to a reasonable size. We will accept whatever format is easiest for you to render the work in. If We transfer can be avoided that would be great as it sets a limit on the duration of time the images can be viewed.
* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included.
* Two details of references academic or personal who we can contact if your application is successful

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive we will not be contacting those who are not shortlisted and will be unable to offer feedback. For the same reason we are also unable to organise viewings prior to the interview.

If you have any queries regarding your application please contact us at studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk and we will respond as soon possible