Friday 25 July 2014
To mark the close of the Gallery’s fifth exhibition Researching the Archive: Five Artists from the Borough, the gallery opened late to coincide with South London Art Map’s July ‘Last Fridays’. As well as drinks and a last chance to see this research-focused show, a special screening of British director Ken Loach’s feature-length documentary ‘The Spirit of ’45′ (2013) was held. This BIFA nominated film begins with this pivotal year in British history and the radical changes spurred by the spirit of unity of the post-war years. A narrative is woven through materials and research found in regional and national archives, sound recordings and contemporary interviews.
‘SLAM Fridays’ is a monthly late-night opening of galleries in south London. For more details and information on other galleries within walking distance of Borough Road Gallery taking part, visit the SLAM website.