Bermondsey Project has been a truly collaborative venture that has become one of London’s most vital arts communities and a key player in the cultural renaissance of the area. Sadly all this will come to an end due to redevelopment of the site next year.

In September 2014 Crisis Skylight Bermondsey and the gallery will be closing and in March 2015 the remaining building users and partners, Bow Arts, Crisis warehouse, London Sculpture Workshop and London Community Furniture will also be moving on.

To mark this and celebrate all that has been achieved over the last 5 years we will be hosting an all day series of events on Friday 12th September. These events will showcase the artists, designers, makers and other partners who have contributed to the projects unique cultural mix, for more information click here. The 12th will aslo see the opening of two exhibitions. In the Ground Floor gallery Mark Wallinger will present the Best of Bow Arts, whilst on the 2nd floor, Zandra Rhodes will open ‘Made In Bermondsey’ showcasing all of the designers and makers in the building, plus the work of our own members. For more information on these events click here.

We set up Bermondsey Project to stimulate debate and to act as a catalyst for our socially excluded members to re-engage and play an equal role in the project’s and our city’s creative output.

“Bermondsey Project has been a really exciting venture that has contributed greatly to the cultural life of this part of London – as well as providing unrivalled resources and facilities for ex homeless artists in London. Crisis would like to thank all of our partners who have worked with us over the past 2 to 5 years to create this unique project”

Director of Bermondsey Project, Mick Bateman

Please join us on the 12th – more info to follow soon

 

ReARTiculate: A Public Matter is a four day exhibition of artworks that communicates sustainability and recycling, hosting artists who use discarded materials in their work. The exhibition will explore the second-life of objects raising awareness about waste and its consequences, while revealing a number of creative re-appropriations, which reclaim trash for other purposes and give new meanings to waste. The exhibition is funded with a “Step Out” grant awarded by University College London Union.

Artists:

K. Fenske
L. Ulian
M. Muciek
M. Juncal
M. Fell
S. McFalls
Gallery information

Bermondsey Project 46 Willow Walk London SE1 5SF United Kingdom
Gallery Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-6pm. Admission: Free.
Getting Here: Elephant & Castle, London Bridge or Borough tube stations: Northern Line, Bakerloo Line, National Rail 6 minute walk to Bermondsey Project Space.
Parking is available.
This exhibition is suitable for children aged 11 and  upwards.
Bus 100 from Waterloo, 42 and 78 from Shoreditch.

 

London Sculpture Workshops offer workshops of  a wide variety of 3D processes. These are also available to book throughout the year for artists and enthusiasts wanting to broaden skills and techniques.

 

WORKSHOPS FROM APRIL – JULY

Wednesday 24th April & Wed 1st May
Introductory workshop to Wax Modelling

An intensive course for beginners or more experienced students to learn direct modelling in wax. A wide variety of processes will be covered from direct modelling through to taking a wax from a mould.
Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

6.00pm-8.30pm (2 weeks)

 

Saturday 20th April
A morning workshop for artists to learn about Welding
This course is for beginners or more experienced students to get a feel for working in metal and explore welding and cutting techniques.
Overalls essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

9.30am-12.30pm

 

Saturday 27th April
A morning workshop for artists to learn about Welding
This course is for beginners or more experienced students to get a feel for working in metal and explore welding and cutting techniques.
Overalls essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

9.30am-12.30pm

 

Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd May
An introductory course on Plaster Mould Making
Over three evenings this intensive course focuses on plaster casting from waste moulds to plaster piece moulds, to eventually casting a sculpture and looking at finishing options. Open to all levels including beginners. Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

6.00pm-8.30pm (3 weeks)


Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May
A two-day course on Polystyrene Carving
A two day course, for beginners to more experienced students to get a feel for polystyrene carving and explore tools and techniques.
Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

10am-4pm

 

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May
A two-day course on Silicon Mould Making
A two-day intensive course focusing on silicone rubber moulds. Open to all levels including beginners. Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

10am-4pm

 

Wednesday 29th May, Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th June
An introductory course on Silicon Mould Making
Over four evenings this will be an intensive course focusing on silicone rubber moulds. Open to all levels including beginners. Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

6.00pm-8.30pm (4 weeks)

 

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June
A two day intensive course on Plaster Mould Making
Over two days this intensive course focuses on plaster casting from waste moulds to plaster piece moulds, to eventually casting a sculpture and looking at finishing options. Open to all levels including beginners. Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

10am-4pm

 

Saturday 8th June
A morning workshop about Wood construction for artists
A morning course for beginners and more experienced students to get a feel for wood construction via exploring tools and techniques.
Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

9.30am-12.30pm

 

Saturday 15th June
A morning workshop about Wood construction for artists
A morning course for beginners and more experienced students to get a feel for wood construction via exploring tools and techniques.
Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

9.30am-12.30pm

 

Sunday 19th June
A one day course on Wax Modelling for beginners An intensive course for beginners or more experienced students to learn direct modelling in wax. A variety of processes will be covered throughout the day from direct modelling through to taking a wax from a mould.
Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

10am-4pm

 

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June
A two day Plaster finishing workshop
A Sculpture workshop dedicated to further develop & finish work from other plaster mould making classes. Suitable for all levels. Assistance will be given in casting and finishing and how to take a cast from a mould
Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

10am-4pm

 

Wednesday 26th June and Wednesday 3,10th July
An introductory course to Polystyrene Carving
A course spread over three evenings catering for beginners to more experienced students to get a feel for polystyrene carving and explore tools and techniques.
Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

6.00pm-8.30pm (3 weeks)

 

Wednesday 17th, 24th and 31st July
An introduction to Plaster Mould Making
Over three evenings an intensive course focusing on plaster casting from waste moulds to plaster piece moulds, to eventually casting a sculpture and looking at finishes. Open to all levels including beginners. Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

6.00pm-8.30pm (3 weeks)

 

Saturday 29th June
A morning workshop for artists wanting to learn about Welding
This course is for beginners or more experienced students to get a feel for working in metal and explore welding and cutting techniques. Overalls essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots

9.30am-12.30pm

 

Saturday 6th July
A morning workshop for artists wanting to learn about Welding
This course is for beginners or more experienced students to get a feel for working in metal and explore welding and cutting techniques.
Overalls essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots

9.30am-12.30pm

 

Saturday 13th July
A morning workshop about Wood construction for artists
A morning course for beginners and more experienced students to get a feel for wood construction and explore tools and techniques. Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

9.30am-12.30pm

 

Saturday 20th July
A morning workshop about Wood construction for artists
A morning course for beginners and more experienced students to get a feel for wood construction and explore tools and techniques. Old clothes essential and we recommend heavy-duty boots.

9.30am-12.30pm

 

For more information and to book please contact: info@londonsculptureworkshop.org

 Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9.30-1.00pm and 2.00-5.30pm. Sat 9.30-1pm

Website: www.londonsculptureworkshop.org

 

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Stuckist Show
5th October to 21st October 2012
Opening times: Monday to Sunday,  1pm-6pm
Private view: 4th October 2012, 6-9pm
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Stuckists: Elizabethan Avant-Garde

Combining rebellion, aesthetics, spiritual perspective and imaginative concepts, the Stuckists constitute Britain’s contemporary modern art movement. This exhibition brings together over 250 works in different media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video and Turner Prize demonstration placards, revealing the Stuckists to be advanced in their approach to every genre. Led by Charles Thomson, Joe Machine, Ella Guru and Paul Harvey, the Stuckists rebel against the art establishment of the early twenty-first century, taking inspiration from early Modernist painting.

The exhibition establishes the Stuckists as a present day example of the avant-garde: painters who self-consciously overturn orthodoxy and establish a new benchmark for contemporary painting and communication. It will include many famous Stuckist works, and will also re-introduce some rarely seen masterpieces including Charles Thomson’s polemical Sir Nicholas Serota Makes an Acquisitions Decision 2001 and the 2006 sculpture created by Adrian Bannister of a grey businessman on an orange space hopper.

You’ll also see Mark D’s plain-speaking painting Damien Hirst – Money for Old Rope 2005 and Annie Zamero’s politcially* charged Tony Blair Turns Catholic: after Portrait of Innocent X by Diego Velazquez, 1650 2007, showing the former Prime Minister as the Pope.

The exhibition shows that the Stuckist environment is widely encompassing in its reach across the fine and conceptual arts, in response to a fast-changing irreligious and political backdrop, and in its relationship to women practitioners.

This Postmodern text is a piece of conceptual art employing appropriation, a strategy which is, the Tate says, “used extensively by artists”.

With grateful acknowledgement to the Tate’s text on their show, Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. See www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/pre-raphaelites-victorian-avant-garde

*As initially spelt on the Tate site. Archived 17.8.12 at www.webcitation.org/69ydZZ5tQ

 

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Outside the White Cube Exhibition: Celebration of Sport
25th July – 10th August 2012
Opening times: Daily 11am-6pm
Private view: 24th July, 6-9pm
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Outside the White Cube Exhibition is a new annual exhibition being held at Bermondsey Project for the first time.
This will feature contemporary artwork of some of the finest established and emerging artists to coincide with the London Olympics. The exhibition is in support of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people and will feature the work of both emerging and established artists.

Click Here to visit the White Cube

We are also honoured to showcase Olympic Opinion, a selection of photographs by guest artist Oleg Tolstoy.

 

 

Oleg is a young, gifted photographer and artist of distinguished Russian descent. Based in London, Oleg’s photographs have appeared in many publications and editorials including Q-Magazine and NME and he has produced portraits for many distinguished clients including Sir Elton John and Mick Jones. He has also exhibited in many distinguished art shows, including British Art Now,Berlin 2010 (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith), The Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations and The Future Can Wait at Victoria House,London in 2011.

His latest work, Olympic Opinion focuses on the divide between the people of London created by the impending summer sporting events. “There appears to be a split among those who live in the city, with one side celebrating a grandoise event that will, they believe, reinvigorate British sports, and at the same time do wonders for the British economy and British culture; and the other camp, who believe that the Games are an annoyance to those who live their everyday lives in the city, and a drain on public finances.” (Oleg Tolstoy, 2012).

Olympic Opinion is currently being made into an ibook by Elizabeth Beecher Publishing.

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Perception
18 August - 25 August 2012
Thursday to Sunday, 1pm to 6pm
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Perception

An exhibition of sensory exploration curated in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the UK’s leading charity supporting people living with sight loss.

Perception brings together a group of contemporary artists who have worked with a range of media to create a multi-sensory show that challenges the traditionally held view of the purely visual interaction between audience and exhibition.

More than 20 British artists are featuring work including sculptures, prints, audio and video alongside installations and performance art.

Perception Exhibition website Please go to their website for more information on the artists featured.

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14th September - 26th September 2012
Thursday to Sunday 1pm to 6pm
Private View 13th September 2012, 6pm to 9pm
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This is the first major UK exhibition of the work of this celebrated Russian artist.  Using freely drawn geometric elements, his work encompasses painting, sculpture, linocut and etchings.

Oleg Kudrashov's Landscape with Red Smoke

Can photography be an abstract art ?

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Thursday 31st May. 6.30pm. Bermondsey Project Space
Free admission. RSVP to bermondseyproject@crisis.org.uk

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Panel

Edward Lucie Smith
Charles March
Melanie Abrams
Ziggi Golding
Oleg Tolstoy
chaired by Simon Tait (Critics Circle)

 

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