We have now closed our latest exhibition, “Keep the Paint Moving”: David Bomberg and the Art of Radical Teaching and would like to thank everybody for making this such a success. In particular all of our visitors to the gallery, and those who took part in the myriad workshops, talks and events, not to mention the associated Borough Gallery commission with Lucy Harrison ART CANNOT BE TAUGHT, which through its collaborative work with students from LSBU has resulted in a wonderful new Manifesto for Education, which you can read here.
Going forwards, Borough Road Gallery will now be closed for the summer, and our Facebook and Twitter pages will also be taking a well-earned rest. We are working on a new phase in the programming for Borough Road Gallery and will announce further details in Autumn 2016.
We wish you all an excellent summer.
Although our current exhibition, “Keep the Paint Moving”: David Bomberg and the Art of Radical Teaching, will soon close, you can see works by Bomberg over the summer at Towner Gallery in their new exhibition opening 9 July 2016.
Towner holds a number of paintings by Bomberg in the permanent collection, including one of his accomplished Palestine drawings. With loans from national institutions, including Tate, Ben Uri Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery and from private collections, this exhibition brings together a selection of Bomberg’s landscape works to present an overview of the sense of place that he portrayed in these paintings, and how each of the landscapes was so significant to him.
For further information please click here.
The Elemental Force of Charcoal: Drawing at the Borough has now closed, thank you to everyone who visited the exhibition and the accompanying events, including dance commissions and new research papers.
You can now read new papers by artist and Course Leader for BA Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, Kelly Chorpening, titled ‘Charcoal in Context’, and by independent historian, writer and artist, Kate Aspinall, titled ‘Mark of the Times: Charcoal and the Borough Group’ in our Digital Archive. These two new texts are transcripts of a talk and exhibition tour respectively, and each offer fascinating new insights into the Borough Group’s use of charcoal, placing their practice in the wider contexts of charcoal as a medium and art school education.
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Our next exhibition opens Thursday 22 October. Join us for drinks at the Private View 6.30-8.30pm. Full details of the new exhibition, The Elemental Force of Charcoal: Drawing at the Borough can be found on the Gallery’s Exhibitions page here.
To RSVP to attend the Private View please click here.
For details of events accompanying the exhibition, and to book your free tickets please click here.
Borough Road Gallery is now recruiting for a Maternity Cover Curator. This is a part time (21 hours per week) fixed-term contract available for commencement from late October/early November 2015 to 31 July 2016, with the possibility of extension up to Autumn 2016 (i.e. one year of maternity cover).
For full details of this vacancy and to apply, please visit the London South Bank University vacancies page, by clicking here.
Borough Road Gallery is now looking for volunteers to join the team for the Gallery’s upcoming exhibition (October 2015 – early Spring 2016). If you are interested in becoming a Borough Road Gallery Volunteer, please visit our ‘Volunteering’ page for how to apply to join the team.
Borough Road Gallery’s programme has been successfully supported by a team of volunteers since opening in 2012. The Gallery’s team of between 10-20 volunteers at any one time is diverse, comprised of artists, individuals with a passion for the arts, members of the community living locally in south London, London South Bank University students, and students from other London universities. Volunteers are asked to commit to 1 afternoon (4 or 5 hours) per week Wednesday – Saturday for the length of one exhibition (approximately 3 months).
For further information including volunteer testimonies, please visit the Volunteering page.
You can now find a number of new resources and creative responses in the Borough Road Gallery Digital Archive. Visit the Audio and Video section to watch Borough Road Gallery Artist Residency 2014/15, a new short film documenting the Gallery’s first Artist Residency, with Susan Sluglett, as well as listen to recordings of Sluglett in conversation with both artist and poet Fabian Peake, and artist and writer Zoë Mendelson. In this section you can also listen to David Bomberg: ”anticipating movement, I dance.” by Emily Beber and Say by Daphne de Sonneville, recordings of new art writing in response to the display of works from A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection which accompanied Sluglett’s Artist Residency. Visit the Written Work section to read On Restrictions, the Importance of Asides and New Beginnings a new short text by Sluglett, and four new short texts on works by Dorothy Mead in A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection.
Image: Guests at ‘Susan Sluglett in conversation with Zoë Mendelson’, Thursday 14 May 2015 © Lisa Drew, 2015
To book your free ticket please click here.
Artist in Residence Susan Sluglett will be in conversation with artist, writer and Acting Pathway Leader for BA Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College, at the Gallery on Thursday 14 May, 2015, at 7pm. This event is free, however booking is strongly recommended. Please book via the link above. For further information about the event, please click here.
Image: Susan Sluglett and Zoë Mendelson at the Private View of ‘Hands Rhythm: Susan Sluglett (A Conversation with the Borough Group)’, 23 April 2015 © Lisa Drew, 2015
Hands Rhythm: Susan Sluglett (A Conversation with the Borough Group) is now open! Thank you to everyone who attended the Private View on Thursday 23 April, it was a pleasure to welcome over 160 guests in support of the exhibition, Borough Road Gallery and Susan Sluglett’s practice. Guests commented:
“Beautiful show; I fell in love with the crows”
“Interesting and thought provoking!”
“Amazing, very moving”
Find further information about the exhibition here. Visit Wednesday to Friday 1-5pm and Saturday 12-5pm. Directions here.
Images (top-bottom): Susan Sluglett and Dennis Creffield; guests at the Private View of Hands Rhythm: Susan Sluglett (A Conversation with the Borough Group), 23 April 2015; Susan Sluglett and Kate Coyne; guests looking at Self-Portrait by Dorothy Mead at the Private View of Hands Rhythm: Susan Sluglett (A Conversation with the Borough Group), 23 April 2015. All images © Lisa Drew 2015
Hands Rhythm: Susan Sluglett
A Conversation with the Borough Group
24 April – 4 July 2015
Private View: Thursday 23 April 2015, 6.30-8.30pm
To RSVP please click here.
Please join us for the Private View of an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Borough Road Gallery’s first Artist in Residence, Susan Sluglett, alongside works by members of the Borough Group from A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection. For more information about the exhibition, please click here.
Image: ‘For Dorothy III”, Susan Sluglett, 2015, work created as part of the Borough Road Gallery Artist Residency 2014/15 © Susan Sluglett 2015