Project Space

Dear Brockley

4th June 2021


A local postcard project celebrating women, creativity and community

Friday June 4 – Sunday June 13
Opening Times: Thursdays & Fridays 15:00-18:00, Saturdays & Sundays 12:00-18:00
Preview Day: Saturday June 5, 2021

Dear Brockley is a local postcard project celebrating women, creativity and community. Women of the South London neighbourhood of Brockley were invited to submit a postcard in response to the theme of WOMAN. 12 winners were printed and distributed to 2,000 households across Brockley on International Women’s Day 2021 – but all 45 beautiful, thoughtful submissions will be exhibited at the Lewisham Arthouse June 4-13.

Dear Brockley examines what it means to be a woman today and celebrates the diversity of perspectives, while showcasing the creative spirit of our community and doing what postcards do best – creating a sense of personal, human connection in a time when we’ve felt more isolated than ever. Postcards and artwork will be for sale with all profits going to Brockley-based charities.

If you want to celebrate female creativity and community, spread the word about the Dear Brockley exhibit at the Lewisham Arthouse June 4-13!

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

Alternative Degree Show

17th June 2021

17-23 June

Over the past year, the pandemic and current political movements have illuminated the glaring inadequacies of arts institutions as spaces fit and able to engage in activities of decolonisation and critical anti-racism; demonstrating the need to re-imagine what a ‘degree show’ can be. In support for, and in protest of, the silence of our department on these urgent matters we want to re-imagine and re-define what a degree show can look like, how it can operate, and the ways in which it provides access to the local community. We are therefore choose to take this event outside of the educational institution and into the social/public environment.

The Alternative Degree Show manifests as an art trail across Lewisham Borough, including traditional art venues, public spaces, and community centres. It is a group project predicated on community building and the desire to allow art to breathe outside of the educational institution. It includes the dynamic and exciting work of graduating students on the BA Fine Art & History of Art programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

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