Project Space

Resolution/Revolution

23rd May 2021

Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th May
Preview Day: Saturday 22nd May

Launching our exhibition program for 2021 and re-launching the project space after the lockdowns, uncertainty and prolonged closures of 2020, Resolution/Revolution celebrates the ongoing work and creative resolve of the Lewisham Arthouse artists.

Behind closed doors our studios have remained open and the 45 artists that make up the Lewisham Arthouse cooperative have kept working. This exhibition is a showcase of the range and diversity of our practices and a declaration of our commitment to restarting the public program, adapting however we can to provide engaging and exciting exhibitions to connect with the local community.

20% of the proceeds of all sales will be donated to Lewisham Food Bank

Figure it Out!

4th February 2021

4th – 15th February 2021 from 12-6pm (Sunday 12-3pm)
Preview Day: Saturday 6th February from 12-6pm

The Neulinge Collective consists of five artists from Taiwan, Pakistan, Srilanka and India who have come together as a group to critique the status quo with work that reflect issues of injustice we face today. There is a sense of impatience with the legacy of colonialism and as artists they not only want to engage with this conversation but also provide solutions and allow glimmers of hope through their works. Marium confronts orientalist notions of the ‘oppressed’ woman in Pakistan with her monumental figure paintings while Chudamani reflects on individual achievement of immigrants contributing to the success of Britain today. Divya’s work confronts themes of regaining a mother tongue that was denied by imperialism. Yihsin explores her own state of mind dwelling on intimacy, loneliness and vulnerability Finally, Maryam’s beautiful jewel like mixed media works are reflections of her research and experiments with textiles and their new age iterations.

Artists Instagram: @chudamani1034 / @divyasharmastudio/ @mariumbo_studio / @white_chu_artist / @maryamhinahasnainstudio

Biggus Icarus – Graduate Award Show 2021 Rosie McGinn

2nd July 2021

Friday 2nd – Monday 12th July [12 – 6pm]
Preview Day : Saturday 10th July

On October 14, 2012 at 127,851 ft, Biggus Icarus whispered “I’m going home now” before stepping off a helium powered Rod Bell capsule and free falling to Planet Earth. On his descent from the edge of space, reaching speeds of 843mph he became the first human to break the sound barrier without the aid of engine power. After momentarily losing consciousness and spinning out of control he regained stability and with a parachute successfully landed on his feet in the New Mexican desert where he dropped to his knees and punched the sky.

‘Biggus Icarus’ is Rosie McGinn’s solo exhibition following an extended year-long graduate residency at Lewisham Arthouse.
The show will feature a large inflatable sculpture of a human free-falling from the stratosphere surrounded by a sequence of drawings and paintings that explore ‘A History of Human Flight.’
From a Benedictine Monk fixing wings to his hands and feet and jumping from the top of Malmesbury Abbey to a Serbian flight attendant surviving a plane crash to Icarus flying too close to the sun; this new watercolour series continues McGinn’s research into the human spirit of exploration.
Climbing higher, scratching that itch, reaching the furthest corners of our universe before turning on the last rung of the ladder, looking back down at the glowing lightbulb planet below and surrendering ourselves to the complete mercy of nature.

Proposals

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.

Lewisham Arthouse is an artist cooperative and the staffing for the project space is provided by the voluntary work of our membership. We program the space in two six month blocks, from January to June and July to December. Proposals are accepted from 1st September for the following January to June and from 1st April for July to December. Dates are allocated in the order that proposals are received and once the program is fully booked for each 6 month period we close applications. The terms of hire and application form are available on the following links.

View Project Space application form

View Project Space hire terms & Conditions

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Image credit: photo Francesca Oldfield

We would like to highlight that dates are subject to change due to the coronavirus pandemic and prioritising cancelled exhibitions. Please bear with us as the situation develops. Moving forwards, we will be working to accommodate exhibition proposals in line with social distancing guidelines recommended by the Government. If you have any questions please contact us at projectspace@lewishamarthouse.org

Hire Fees:
1 week = £250
2 weeks = £400 (making it £200 per week)
3 weeks = £550 (making it £183 per week)
4 weeks = £680 (making it £170 per week)

Charities, schools and non profit organisations are entitled to 25% discount.

Send your applications to:

Project Space
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD

projectspace@lewishamarthouse.org.uk