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19 July 2018
RT @al3xjw: The private view for Makers Mark is tonight from 6pm at No Format Gallery in Deptford where I’m showing a couple of new works i…

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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

no format
Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford, London, SE8 5JB


Image: no format Gallery, Painting Open, Preview 2017


JULY

Makers Mark
Curated by Daniel Huckfield

This exhibition brings together a diverse range of artists and makers, all of who are interested in the ‘touch’ of the artist.
Both the presence and the absence of the artist’s ‘touch’ will be explored in this mixed media exhibition.



 

The show is curated by Daniel Huckfield and features painting, drawing, sculpture, video and ceramics.
The exhibition will be take place at no format Gallery, Deptford, between 18 – 22 July 2018.

Follow updates on Instagram @makersmarkshow 


Hamish Macaulay & Sean Worrall
Unframed?

26-19th July noon to 6pm / Thursday evening Preview 6-9pm

Unframed?  One painter, one print-maker, two artists coming together to share a white-walled gallery space for one week. Hamish Macaulay and Sean Worrall, two artists, invited to takeover Deptford's no format Gallery for one week. The unframed plan is for the two of them to experiment in the space, to spread thier work out, to play with installation and hang their work in the space at the start of the week, and then to see how things develop. Who knows what will happen? The two artists (who didn't know of each other until last week) will begin the week with the blank walls. Their plan is not to work together but to share the space and to see what develops. They plan to use the space for the first three days of the week, see what happens, and then open the doors to the public on Thursday evening for a formal yet experimental art exhibition.

Hamish Macaulay is a London-based print maker, a native of New Zealand, well versed in the fields of print and mixed media. "Immersion in the world of graphic design has had a significant effect on my understanding of form, space and balance, and the skills developed trigger my interest in producing the print work I currently focus on".

"My work is heavily influenced by the abstraction of horizonal landscapes and seascapes, and the inclusion of texture and glitches. Monoprints and monographs are of particular interest to me. Recently, I started adding thread, paint and graphite to my monographs. The addition of this mixed media has given my work a new and exciting direction, expressing themes of form, volume and brutalism - structure versus nature.  I continue to push the boundaries of the materials I work with, constantly experimenting with new themes and mark-making techniques" -

Sean Worrall’s current body of work explores the notion of new layers on old, of fresh growth, new light, the reclaiming of those things that are left to decay, the idea that our cities will eventually be covered and lost under new layers of leaf growth. Cites lost in the short term as we use the walls to make our marks, things lost in the short term of the materials we waste and leave on the streets without a care, cities lost in the long term as nature paints her own leaf-shaped beauty over it all, and takes everything back from us. The notions of Trillion Green, the Captain’s Table… Sean mostly works on material found on the street, he works in frames picked up from the street, on canvas that others have given up on and thrown out, on pieces of wood no longer wanted by others...

Sean Worrall is an East London based artist, a painter (and reluctant curator) who has exhibited nationally and internationally both in traditional galleries and on the streets.  -

www.hamishmacaulay.com

www.seanworrall.net


AUGUST

A Change in Weather - Seasonal Art Ecosystems

August in the art world is the time of the year when most of the galleries are closed and few exhibitions run. Humorously, this project intends to fill this vacuum by transforming the space of no format in a hub for experimentation. 

A Change in Weather – Seasonal Art Ecosystem is a curatorial residency that wishes to investigate and discuss the physical, social and institutional role of the art gallery. Through a series of research-based exhibitions and events, the programme will host artists, curators and researchers to discuss the reality of art institutions and promote new approaches. The two curators, Oana Damir and Tea Gradassi, will present a varied programme in accordance with their research fields and the aim of this residency.

Oana Damir is an independent curator based in London. She founded Vagabond, a mobile project space, and self-funded and curated several exhibitions within the platform from 2014 to present. As part of her academic research, Oana is questioning the intersection of art and animal studies, and if contemporary art can bridge the gap between aesthetic form and resolution. This is a strand of her long-term research project of investigating anthropocentric implications in contemporary art. Oana is currently undergoing an MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Tea Gradassi is an Italian curator that has recently moved to London. In the past years, she worked for Premio Combat Prize and collaborated with various art festivals. She curated the solo exhibition of Alessio Zemoz, Because My Name is George.Tea has always been interested in the contamination between past and present, tradition and innovation. Her current research is focused on investigating the use of craft in contemporary art practice, both from an aesthetic and sociological point of view. 


SEPTEMBERBruce Ingram

Rosalind Davis & Justin Hibbs in collaboration
Border Controls

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

10 - 14 October


In a body of new work created especially for this exhibition Robert Fitzmaurice will advance some of the themes and motifs which have preoccupied him in recent years (both conceptually and pictorially). In a selection of painting, collage and sculpture ideas of the double, the diptych, the doppelgänger, sibling rivalry, and other pictorial tautologies will find formal resonance through his growing interest in uniting disparate techniques, processes and materials.



Andrea Coltman
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Plymouth College of Art


NOVEMBER

Bonnie Kirkwood

Sylwia Narbutt

Madiacharya

Don't walk walk gallery - Take over

DECEMBER
SFSA Painting Open

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



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