Opening: 20 October, 18:00-21.00
20 October - 1 November
A multi-disciplinary exhibition co-curated by Fauve Bickerstaffe, Jasmine Shigemura Lee, Isabel Castro Jung and Rosalind Wilson. The show includes sculpture, performance and video installation exploring different insects from the South London area. What we can understand by looking at non-human ways of being and how linear time can be disrupted, finding futures away from our current path of ecocide. Large sculptures and performance pieces will be collaboratively made from recycled and found materials by the four artists, to create a playful and riotous exhibition which will to help reassess how we see and encounter these creatures in daily life.
Opening: 15 September, 18:00-21.00
15 September - 2 October
Poet and philosopher Paul Valery states in his book Sea shells ‘a crystal, a flower or a shell stands out from the usual disorder that characterizes most perceptible things’. He is taking solace in the geometrical structure in these natural forms as a secure point in nature to meditate on. This shell however, also has the ability to feel more like a pressure cooker than a refuge. Both acting as the intimate cocoon we try to maintain around our own personal chaos, as well as a protection from outside turmoil - the protective skin doesn’t
necessarily get crushed, but the pressure it endures around it is palpable.
Curated by HAZE, an artist-led curatorial project co-founded by Camilla Bliss and Solanne Bernard.
Opening: 1 September, 18:00-21.00
2 September - 11 September
A group exhibition of 10 artists which reflect on this idea of the collective and containment. Born from a series of weekly zoom meetings between the curators during the pandemic where these womxn discussed personal histories and experiences of womxnhood. A collective was formed as means of survival and space for sharing and processing- a modern day campfire with the absence of heroes and violent battles won but rather a messy and intertwined collection of stories about struggle and survival. An endeavour grounded in collective healing and opening the conversation out to hear more stories of our shared realities.
Opening: 4 August, 18:00-21.00
5 August - 14 August
A collaborative exhibition by Daisy Harvey and Flora Hunt which explores social choreography, ritual, storytelling and collectivism.
21 July - 31 July 2022
Fels and Staffordshire St presents In The Direction Of Colour - a group exhibition celebrating the exploration and application of colour within contemporary design in London. Hosted in a refurbished Methodist hall in Peckham, the exhibition features works from 11 London-based designers who acknowledge colour in different ways. Be it a central tenet to their practice as a whole or a specifically informed project, varying approaches to materiality, process and finishing are exhibited as a colourful reflection of London’s vibrant design community.
Collaborative exhibition by Critics Club and its members: Eleni Papazoglou, Susana Bolton, Matilda Mersa, Rory Fallon and Rosalind Wilson.
Opening: 21 July, 18:00-21.00
A collection of 6 young creatives brought together by the Creative Ideas Fund programme. Through a series of round table discussions the group came to the consensus; To redefine Black History Month and challenge the narrative rooted in tokenism, which detaches many from engaging with their history.
An exhibition curated by Hannah Rowan exploring traces of touch that emerge through materials. Drawing on Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘carrier bag theory of fiction’ and Karen Barad’s writings on touching and the inhuman, Ecdysis draws together artists working with notions of vessels, ritual, the animacy of matter, and the temporal transformation of materials.
Works from the fifteen artists in the exhibition draw on the complexities of layering, the building of time and the uncertainty of dualities—incorporating themes found between two scientific principles: the law of superposition in geology and the principle quantum superposition in quantum mechanics. The first dictates that the layering of sediment is made in time sequence, with the oldest strata at the bottom and the newest at the top; while the second describes the dualities exhibited by wave-particles at sub-atomic level, including light’s simultaneous and inseparable manifestation as both a particle and a wave. Superpositions is also the title of a great track from Nathan Paul Fake's 2006 debut album “Drowning in a Sea of Love”.