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An Exhibition by South London Women Artists

Over 20 female artists have their say on a blank canvas on the subject of coercive control and sexual abuse. The canvases are assembled into billboards, to create a ‘wall of unity’. Traditionally used for advertising, often objectifying women, the billboards serve as a reclaimed space where the female voice can be heard. The look of the billboards will depend entirely on the artists and their interpretation of the brief, making this exhibition truly exciting. The ‘Weinstein Ripple Effect’ and campaigns such as ‘Me Too’ have raised public awareness of sexual abuse and encouraged open conversation. Abuse can be subtle, coercive and manipulative or it can be overt, violent and explosive. It can be shrouded in silence and hidden within plain sight, or can erupt into our awareness through news stories and scandals. How do we change the culture of victim blaming and what can be done to end violence against women? The idea for using billboards references, SaveArtSpace:The Future is Female, The Guerrilla Girls, and ideas explored in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. …

Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House

This year’s Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House will take place over the weekends of 12-13 and 19-20 May, 11-6pm. Over 250 South London-based artists will open their homes and studios, giving the public an opportunity to view their work and talk to the makers about their creative processes. This year’s artists will represent a huge range of styles and disciplines, ranging from painting, photography and illustration to ceramics, jewellery, textiles and model dioramas, many in the intimate setting of their own homes and studios. The Festival’s Artists’ Open House is also an opportunity to discover a diverse range of hidden creative communities within your own local neighbourhood; from industrial warehouses in Peckham, to grand manor houses in Dulwich. Tucked away behind the busy thoroughfare of Forest Hill, Havelock Mews is a charming cobbled street with a delightfully incongruous mix of buildings. Wander through the studios, chat with the artists and designers; relax in the sunshine as you take in a live music set or sample some street food. Or why not head over to Copeland …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – April events

Exhibitions David Milne: Modern Painting A major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time in the UK, a wide selection of his oil paintings alongside watercolours, drawings and photographs, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision. Now to 7 May Rediscover: Tiepolo’s ‘Joseph Receiving Pharoah’s Ring’  Rediscover one of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s finest masterpieces: Joseph Receiving Pharaoh’s Ring by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770). Since 2016, this painting has been the focus of a major conservation project, with the help of X-rays, this display explores the changes the artist made during the course of its production. Now to 3 June Gallery Lates Wilderness 20 April, 6-10pm, £12, £10 Friends & Concessions Inspired by David Milne: Modern Painting and Milne’s way of isolated living and his immersion in the natural world, Mother Nature will be our muse as we examine the wilderness in art. Enjoy talks and tastings with professional forager, James Wood, nature-based workshops, and an experiential tour created by contemporary music and arts organisation Collective 31. Lectures & Talks Into The Wild Lecture Series: In Conversation: Art …

New Exhibition at Jeannie Avent Gallery

Father and daughter artists Michael and Gabrielle Bradshaw are once again showing their work at Jeannie Avent Gallery from 1-15th May.  They will be showing paintings, drawings and sculptures. Jeannie Avent Gallery, North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22. 1st -15th May Gallery open daily 11am – 6pm

MINDSCAPES opens at bo.lee gallery

 “One source of the sublime is the infinity” Edmund Burke bo.lee gallery presents a show that explores liminal spaces – a place somewhere between one that exists and one that is conjured up in our minds eye. Time, light and narrative can evoke new meaning in a landscape, taking you from somewhere that is calm and inviting to a place that you might not want to inhabit alone. Saad Qureshi’s sculpture and drawings explores mental and physical landscapes; his work poetically probes cultural belonging, interconnectedness and separation through scale, material, and metaphor. Fascinated by memory and time, and how they affect landscapes – both internal and external – he seeks to deconstruct stereotypes and subvert narrow notions of belonging. Three dimensional landscapes presented in wooden drawers create worlds within a world, taking literal and metaphorical compartments, playing with scale, and examining their relation to the viewer. Patrick Jacobs produces miniature sculptures of hyper-realistic environments embedded into walls and viewed through glass portholes. Viewed at close range, his works are lit from within, revealing themselves with …