Three Floors Down: In the Studio
3 December 2014 – 28 February 2015
For Three Floors Down: In the Studio, Borough Road Gallery is divided in two: with one half becoming a studio space for the Gallery’s first Artist in Residence, Susan Sluglett, and the other dedicated to a display of works from A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection selected by Sluglett and the Gallery. Sluglett is based in the Gallery for three months, making new work inspired by A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection.
In the 1940s and 50s (when the University was known as Borough Polytechnic), the celebrated artist and teacher, David Bomberg, taught his legendary art classes in the life-drawing studios three floors above where Borough Road Gallery is now situated. Bomberg was passionate about the importance of art within society and about supporting artists in their careers. The aim for the residency is to continue Bomberg’s legacy by inspiring new work and supporting the development of an artist and their practice, whilst at the same time offering the opportunity to engage with, understand, and enjoy A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection in new, unexpected and creative ways. Three Floors Down continues the use of Sarah Rose’s gift as a significant resource, which not only ensures that important artworks are accessible, but also provides a vibrant starting point for a range of new work, responses and research.
For more information about Susan Sluglett please visit the Gallery News page.
During exhibitions, the gallery is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm to 5pm and on Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm. The Gallery will be closed for the University Christmas holidays 20 December 2014 – 6 January 2015. Entry is free.
Image: Susan Sluglett, Borough Road Gallery Artist in Residence 2014/15, photographed in the Gallery. © Damian Walker 2014