15th July 2021
Thursday 15th – Sunday 25th July [12 – 6pm]
Drinks Reception – 23rd July 2021 [5 – 8pm]
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To someone a thought occurred – and it plunged their brain into a vortex of reoccurring notions following one another. The tinkling, fuzzy feeling of that spiral of thoughts giving birth to each other, endlessly multiplying, left them sitting uncomfortably for hours. The physical sensation of being externally trapped became blurred with internal fear.
Eternity moment seemed now like business as usual, almost good. That someone’s heart however felt heavy – a warning sign! Their chest indeed felt very tight…
Eventually the brain could not stop ruminating on it all. “Get me out of here, I’m so *vortexed*!” that someone shouted! To whom?
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.
Entanglements in Time
6th August 2021
Friday 6th – Sunday 15th August 2021 [12 – 6pm]
with an opening reception on 5 August 2021, 6–9pm
Entanglements in Time is an upcoming exhibition at Lewisham Arthouse showcasing UK-based artists Bart Hajduk, Christopher Taylor, Jasmin Märker, Kristina Pulejkova, Margo Trushina, Solveig Settemsdal and Yambe Tam, curated by Kristine Tan and Mariana Lemos.
Shown together for the first time, the works challenge anthropocentric markers of temporality by examining timelines that stretch far beyond the duration of human existence. Neither optimistic nor pessimistic, the artists explore multiple ways of viewing ecological relationships. It is by acknowledging how we cannot extricate ourselves from this ‘mesh’ that we can look at ecology as a whole and acknowledge how we are intimately entangled with every living and non-living thing in time.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Exhibitions Hub, Goldsmiths University of London.
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.
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 email@example.com
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:
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD