As the South London art scene continues to grow, studioSTRIKE will be hosting this free event, which is a bit more than the normal Contact Editions sideshow.
For a summer special, Contact Editions will be presenting a day-long feast of photography and fine art with print sales, projections, artist Q+As, accompanied by studioSTRIKE’s open studios, BBQ and live Brazilian bands.
VS evenings feature opposing photographic projections selected by Contact and a guest, on Saturday it will be slide slamming with the Tri-pod group who I have been working with and it promises to be a fun evening.
I will be attending and will host the battles and Q&A with represented artists. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend the event so numbers can be gauged.
To fins out more and see who is participating, see over for the full programme running from 3pm till late…
3pm onwards: Open studios, with affordable photography print sales from Contact Editions and Tri-pod.
5pm: Curated film screening by The Kitchen Sink Collective
6pm: BBQ in the garden
7pm: Photo VS and artists in conversation, led by me, featuring Melanie Stidolph, Natasha Caruana, David Axelbank and Mona Simon.
10pm: Live bands
The curated projections by Contact and Tri-pod, will show contemporary photography projects featuring the work of:
Chloe Dewe Mathews
Contact Editions aims to support and promote contemporary photography by showcasing new work in fresh and interesting ways.
Entry is always free and usually with a discounted bar so that photographers and photography lovers can spend a whole evening discovering exciting new work in an informal setting.
As well as events, Contact is an online gallery selling affordable edition prints of emerging artists’ work. We aim to show new photography from both emerging and more established artists, both in the online gallery, on our blog and through events.
Tri-pod is developing a creative model for the realisation of photographic and lens-based projects and exploring ways of working using an informal group structure. Its first initiative was set up to support emerging and established artists and photographers create a personal project in the context of a closed research and development group. Established in April 2010, the group continues to meet once a month at The Hotshoe Gallery in London. Tri-pod members will be exhibiting Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing at Hotshoe Gallery this August.
studioSTRIKE is a small and friendly creative space for emerging and established artists. It lives on the top floor of the Bread and Roses in Clapham, a former coach house now owned by the Workers Beer Company. The building takes its name from a line in a James Oppenheim poem, later sung by female textile workers on strike in Massachusetts 1912.
studioSTRIKE took over the disused top floor of the building in July 2010. It’s now a professional community of 15 artists from a variety of disciplines. Together they host and run events, live music, talks and screenings.