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EXHIBITIONS

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Thursday 12 September - Sunday 24 September 2023

curated by Jan Hendzel Studio

For the 2023 London Design Festival, and as part of the Southwark Design District, Staffordshire St present 11:11 curated by Jan Hendzel Studio.


11:11 will showcase the works of 11 established designers, makers and artists, alongside 11 selected emerging artists from the local Southwark area.

For more information click here.

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Thursday 10 August - Sunday 20 August 2023

Staffordshire St presents a Festival of Community, co-curated with Peckham Platform and F.A.T Studio. The collaborative programme of workshops, events and fiestas will celebrate our neighbourhood and the communities that fill its streets.

 

Exploring notions of community, place and belonging, over two long weekends Staffordshire St will become a locus for playful creativity and celebratory knowledge sharing. 

For more information click here.

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Thursday 1 June - Sunday 20 June 2023

Curated by Haydn Allbrow and Flora Bradwell

Staffordshire St presents Full to Bursting: encompassing sculpture, painting, sound and performance, this interdisciplinary show will bring together female and queer identifying artists to investigate the grotesque through the bodily, through language, and through an erotic lens. 

 

Carnavalesque in its' fantastical exaggeration of contemporary contexts, the show's high-octane pitch reflects the excess of ramped up emotionality of living in a time of permacrisis.

For more information click here.

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Thursday 11 May - Sunday 14 May 2023

Presented by Kaia Goodenough
and Tilly Wace

Staffordshire St presents The Store, an exhibition and collaborative programme of events centred around a potato store in Norfolk. Curated by Kaia Goodenough, The Store is a response to Tilly Wace’s interdisciplinary film and research project Between the Furrows.

 

Together they present an exhibition of film, photography and creative writing to create a metaphor for a source of energy through live activations. Questioning the multiplicity of dark spaces, embodiment, tangent thought and collective movement.

For more information click here.

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Thursday 20 April - Sunday 7 May 2023

Presented by F.A.F

‘As a Child with a Matchstick Castle’ is a three week exhibition presenting the building of a large-scale installation by F.A.F Collective that explores how layers of history and myth are interwoven. 

F.A.F emerged out of a shared indifference to the financial and physical restraints placed on the creation of large scale sculptures in London. In a disused industrial site, which had been fly-tipped with construction debris, this shared sentiment first manifested itself with the creation of ‘Stephen Bhatti’s Diving Tower’. This show brings these three artists inside the gallery to unearth a mosaic hidden below a caravan complex.

For more information click here.

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Thursday 23 March - Sunday 26 March 2023

Curated by Yifan He

Swords and Kisses is a four day programme of events around an exhibition of works by artists and gamers. The show centres around queer+trans visions of a non-linear time-space and experiences of diasporas. The exhibition space becomes a gathering space to create and inhabit other worlds. Queer and global majority artists build portals, props and false promises to critically approach the theme of fantasy.

For more information click here.

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Opening : Thursday 16 February 6-9pm

17 February - 5 March 2023

5 - 8pm Thurs, Fri | 12 - 6pm Sat, Sun

A group exhibition curated by Georgia Stephenson and Rosalind Wilson, which examines the tools and burdens we carry with us.

 

A sculptural display of works presents an assortment of responses: from self-defence to coping mechanisms, compulsions or avoidances, self-medication, mantras, armour and antidotes.  The works on display are vessels or vehicles for dealing with or undertaking the myriad journeys of life.

Categorised by ‘baggage size’, the carousel displays a variety of sculptural and video artworks by 46 artists based in London, the UK more widely and internationally.

For more information click here.

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Opening: 10 November 18:00-21.00

10 November - 28 November

A new body of work by Rudy Loewe examining Britain’s relationship to Caribbean Black Power movements during the 1960s and 70s. Recently declassified records from The National Archives have been used as source material for painting and drawing. The exhibition illuminates a part of British history that has been suppressed in the archive, weaving it into the genealogy of Empire. 

 

Loewe’s practice explores black histories, gender and Caribbean folklore through visual practice. They interrogate what has become truth in the collective memory, envisaging alternate futures that centre black queer and trans experience.  

Find out more here

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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. 

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HAZE PROJECTS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

NOVEMBER 2021

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

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NOVEMBER 2021

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. 

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OCTOBER 2021

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.

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AUGUST 2021

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”.
 

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