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: firstname.lastname@example.org m: 07946554574
no format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford, London, SE8 5JB
Image: no format Gallery, Painting Open, Preview 2017
Rosalind Davis & Justin Hibbs in collaboration
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.
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
in conversation with the painter and curator
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.”
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'
1st - 4th November
Preview Thursday 1st of November 6-8pm
Aleksandra Sosnowska / Anna Munday / Carol Vincent / Chris Sargent / Danni Thurley / Guy Barkley-Smith / Marcus Nodwell / Mariah Clarkson-Bates / Mark Corfield / Nicky Harwood / Becky Elia.
Plymouth College of Art gallery take over
8th - 11th November
Preview Thursday 8th November 6-9pm
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
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.
Don't walk walk gallery - Take over
Arch 29 closes and we relocate no format Gallery within our permanent Studio Project, Arklow Road, Deptford.