Thursday, 11 June 2009

Reframed at Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Open Gallery: REFRAMED
A unique exhibition bringing together artists from diverse backgrounds

Where: Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich SE10 9LS
Dates: 11- 19 June 2009
Events: Private View 10 June 2009, 6-8pm. Closing event, 19 June 2009 5-7pm
Times: Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday, 11am-4pm
Admission: Free, all welcome

Self-taught artists from homeless, addiction and offending backgrounds have been selected to submit artwork for display at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery. This diverse and dynamic group of artists have been making art for a number of years. REFRAMED
 aims to displace the frame of the past that lingers around their work, so that it may transcend the personal histories of its creators.

Conceptual artists practising within a contemporary and highly critical framework will create responses to these artworks, to be incorporated throughout the exhibition. There are no restrictions on how these responses manifest themselves: they may be in any media and engage with any element of the artworks.

REFRAMED will encompass and challenge notions of validity, artistic inclusion, cultural authenticity, and the fetishisation of the outsider. This is a unique opportunity to witness a creative dialogue between two distinct groups of dedicated artists.
With contributions from Simon Anderson, Colin Barrass, Than Clark, Alberto Duman, Ben Eastop, Richard Gildea, Sophie Hope, Hannah Hull, Ibrahim Kirimli, Jamie Lane, Oliver MacDonald, John Reardon, Trish Stevenson, George Westren and Laura Wilson.

REFRAMED is a project by Hannah Hull.
For further information please contact:
079 3252 8888

This project is the sister programme of Open Gallery, a programme of
conceptual art classes for members of Goldsmiths’ Open Book.

Artists have been located in partnership with Cardboard Citizens,
Crisis Skylight, Open Book and St Mungo’s.

Full location: Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich,
Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row London SE10 9LS  -
Disabled access.

Rail: Greenwich or Maze Hill / DLR: Cutty Sark
Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 386