Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair
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
Poison On The Tree Stump: Do Not Lick!
13th January 2024
Exhibition open everyday:
Saturday 13th January – Sunday 21st January – 12 – 6pm
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.
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.
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.
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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:
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD