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SFSA curate and programme no format Gallery. The gallery programme supports artists, craft makers and designers, curators, students, local schools and colleges, and other arts organisations through exhibitions, talks, studio visits, and other events.

If you would like further information or have interest to submit a proposal please contact:
Matthew Wood e: studios@secondfloor.co.uk m: 07946554574

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Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford, London, SE8 5JB

   
Image: no format Gallery, Painting Open, Preview 2017


SEPTEMBER

Rosalind Davis & Justin Hibbs in collaboration
Border Controls

Preview: Thursday 20th September 5-8.30pm
Open 2-7pm: Friday 21st- Sat 22nd and Fri 28th- Sat 29th September. Or open by appointment.

Saturday 29th September Closing event - Artists in Conversation with guest speakers 6-8.30pm. #Bordercontrol 

‘Artistic production is nodal, networked, and a perpetually unfinished project, things nudging each other, domino effects transpiring. The real-world analogue of this is that in an artist’s studio, it’s always a transitional moment: the detached artwork as standalone statement is a falsity, a piece of theatre. In reality, one thing leads to another, all kinds of ambient forces shaping what’s made’(Martin Herbertfrom the text ‘Between Before and After’ to accompany Justin Hibbs Exhibition ‘Alias Re-Covered’ Carroll/Fletcher 2015). 

Within the shadow of increasingly restricted borders and political control, regarding migration and the increasing isolationism seen both here in the UK (with Brexit) as well as the wider geographical concerns in Europe and America, Border Controls is an exhibition featuring two artists who engender a sense of permeable boundary and threshold. The personal and political dimensions of art-making and authorship can be seen as pertinent to wider social concerns and questions that address the dynamics of power, autonomy and control:

Does power reside in imposing control or is it defined by allowing other voices in?
Can ceding control to plurality of authorship become generative / empowering?
Where and how do we draw boundaries and what might constitute a border less work?
Can an enriched society exist within a context of fixed boundaries, confines and limitations?

 

Davis and Hibbs are artists who have collaborated informally for several years. These collaborations have centred around shared themes, overlapping research interests and ongoing conversations into one another’s practices and curatorial projects. Both have independent careers but also are a couple who share a studio, where the inevitable questions arise about how and where to set boundaries. For their exhibition at no format gallery, Davis and Hibbs create an installation that brings together multiple strands of their practices into direct dialogue with one other. Within the parameters of the gallery neither artists work can be negotiated without experiencing reflections of the other within them.


OCTOBERRobert Fitzmaurice
Companion Pieces

04 - 14 October
Thursday - Sunday 12 noon - 6pm, Wed by appointment

Opening event: Thursday 4th October 6-9pm
Artist's Talk: Saturday 13th October 3-5pm
Robert Fitzmaurice in conversation with the painter and curator Lucy Cox

Paintings, collages and sculptures exploring the double, the diptych, and other dualities.


   

In a new body of work created specifically for this exhibition Fitzmaurice will investigate a number of themes and motifs which have preoccupied him in recent years. By placing work in the gallery to highlight relationships between painting, collage and sculpture he will blend and contrast ideas of the double, the diptych and sibling rivalry with his growing interest in uniting disparate techniques, processes and materials.

“We are never more alike than when we fight to be individual.”

#DualityFitz

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Simon Brewster / Andrea Coltman / Samuel L Herbert / Rita Isaacs / Ian Monroe / Carolyn Morris / Venetia Nevill / Amy Pearce Buzzard / Jane Pickersgill / Fiona G Roberts / Monique Wan and Yuting Wang

    

Show sponsored by Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd. 
All the events will run a donation bar and all proceeds will go to the charity 'Street of Growth'
NOVEMBER
Cornucopia London

1st - 4th November
Preview Thursday 1st of November 6-8pm

Participating Artists: 
Aleksandra Sosnowska / Anna Munday / Carol Vincent / Chris Sargent / Danni Thurley / Guy Barkley-Smith / Marcus Nodwell / Mariah Clarkson-Bates / Mark Corfield / Nicky Harwood / Becky Elia.




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Plymouth College of Art gallery take over

Bonnie Kirkwood
Weaving Perspectives
8th - 11th November
Preview Thursday 8th November 6-9pm

     


Sylwia Narbutt



Dancing with the corporeal
Matthew Gould & Madi Acharya-Baskerville

Preview: Thursday November 22nd 7-9pm
Closing event: Sunday 25th November 3-5pm with artist talk at 3.30 pm

Exhibition runs from Thursday 22nd November to Sunday 25th November 2018, 12-6pm

  This exhibition brings together a diverse range of works by artists Matthew Gould and Madi Acharya-Baskerville.The title of the exhibition, ‘Dancing with the corporeal’ reflects the physicality which underpins the practice of both artists. Their approach embraces a physical, almost carnal approach where things may come together or fall apart in an instant. For Matthew Gould the process of painting is at its best described as a dance and it is at this point when it feels primal and honest. In Madi Acharya-Baskerville’s case, the process of making sculpture is like play and the studio feels like a playground of possibilities where things can come together with relative ease or fall apart after much deliberation. Both artists are interested in this ‘falling apart’ and the possibilities that ensue creating irreverent mutations through surprising combinations.


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DECEMBER
     

Arch 29 closes and we relocate no format Gallery within our permanent Studio Project, Arklow Road, Deptford.



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Anthology Deptford Foundry
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Wembley Park Studios
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Providing 26 new affordable self-containted studio spaces at Wembley Park. Opening 1st Feb 2018