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Site Visit for SFSA at Anthology Deptford Foundry

It was an exciting time last week for SFSA Director, Nichole Herbert Wood who was visiting the construction site of Anthology’s Deptford Foundry 316 unit development scheme, Arklow Road, Lewisham, and home to Second Floor Studios new 80 + purpose built studios due to open late autumn 2018.

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Jane Cairns

Jane Cairns

I find an accidental poetry in the ordinary and overlooked details of the busy city and I make my ceramics in response to these surroundings. I look for ways to re-contextualise the everyday, to...

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Pascal Fessler

Colourblind artist born in Geneva in 1960, grew up in New York.. My artwork is mainly influenced by black/white thrillers and horror movies of the 60's; it explains my choice of a figurative style,...

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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: m: 07946554574

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

Image: no format Gallery, Painting Open, Preview 2017


Deepa Chudasama / Janet Currier / Chrissie Stewart

The surface of a canvas/paper is a tangible, material manifest. It is below the surface, the unconscious mind that drives this manifestation. Three women artists come together exploring both the materiality and performitivity of their practice and the interior world that drives it.
28th March - 1st of April - Preview 18:00-21:00
28th - 31st 12:00 - 18:00 Daily
Artist talk Saturday 31st of March 14:30 - 16:00


David Surman
Paintings for the Cat Dimension

David Surman presents 'Paintings for the Cat Dimension' a new solo show at no format Gallery.

The exhibition showcases a selection of recent paintings from a focused series investigating the motif of the cat.
Please join us on Wednesday 4th of April 6-9pm for the preview, featuring a performance by Isn'tses at roughly 8pm.

David Surman makes use of many mediums (including painting, printmaking, drawing, animation, film, photography, games and zines) to create work in a multi-cultural hybrid style. He combines influences from European expressionism, Asia-pacific pop and digital cultures in ways that speak to the languages of his generation. His works tend to feature quotidian motifs drawn from both virtual culture and everyday reality, such as wild animals, dogs and cats, domestic spaces, heads, skulls and masks. Each element is rendered in a gestural expressive style that employs improvisation, comedy, and insouciant handling to destabilise and provoke the viewer and question the status of art in contemporary society.

David Surman (b. 1981) is from Barnstaple, North Devon and lives and works in London. He studied BA animation at Newport School of Art (2002), MA film studies at Warwick (2004) and MA visual art illustration and printmaking at Camberwell College of Art (2014). Recent group shows and projects include Be Right Back at Rhoda Street Studios (2017), Figure Me Out at the dot project (2016), Pomegranate at Brixton East (2014), Experimental Gamepack 01 for LA Game Space (2013) and Darkness on the Edge of Town (2013) at Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography. Forthcoming shows include a solo exhibition Streak or Ambush? at no format gallery in April 2018.'

Andrew Smith
Colour Equilibrium

Colour Equilibrium features new work by Andrew Smith. Focusing on the perception of colour, his paintings explore the visual dynamic of taut shape and motif with ranges of colour juxtaposition that align our perception with a seemingly simple image environment.  

Andrew Smith’s practice includes exhibitions, most recently, Insight by Helfa Gelf at Oriel Mostyn; curatorial projects, Retake-Reinvent; public art commissions at Cardiff and Perm, Russia and initiating international exchanges for artists. Later this year he will be artist in residence at Sauerbier House, South Eastern Australia. As an educator, he was Director of Fine Art at Bangor University.

Michael Coppelov
Ten Years too Late 


Nicky Hodge
low plains drifter

Nicky Hodge’s recent paintings take Drift, Raoul de Keyser’s final show of paintings at David Zwirner in London in 2015, as a starting point.  Revolving around a line of small paintings known as The Last Wall, the exhibition revisited some of the subjects that preoccupied de Keyser throughout his near 50-year career including compositions inspired by the Belgian lowlands where he lived all his life, as well as purely abstract works that interrogate the activity of painting itself.

In low plains drifter, Nicky Hodge shows small paintings in acrylic that jostle together in small groups creating meaning through their interrelationships and their playful titles. As art critic Libby Anson noted ‘She is not trying to recreate anything in the real world, rather she is illustrating a state of mind  … what determines that or that shape cannot be predetermined or defined. The process is as abstract as the shapes that appear to be the subject.’

18th - 20th May
Preview Thursday 17th May

Nicky Hodge lives in London. She graduated from Central St Martin’s in 1992 and was awarded a post-graduate diploma from Goldsmiths MFA in 2015. In the early 2000s her paintings were exhibited at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, including a solo exhibition in 2001. Recent exhibitions and projects include Small World, PS Mirabel, Manchester (2017), away with the birds, Deptford X (2017) and Creekside Open, selected by Alison Wilding, APT Gallery (2017).

SFSA Drawing Open50 participating artists, full info here

JUNEIn support of Refugee Week we are giving our gallery over to the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network. Work from their workshops and Art Therapy groups will be on display.

Deptford Folk are taking over the gallery for two weeks. 

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What's on - no format Gallery
What's on - no format Gallery

New no format Gallery / project space.
Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford

Anthology Deptford Foundry
Anthology Deptford Foundry

SFSA acquired 250 year leasehold for 80 new purpose built artists' and craft and designer maker studio workspaces at Anthology Deptford Foundry

Wembley Park Studios
Wembley Park Studios

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