In The Belly Of It All
24th February 2023
Clara Kelly is a Textile and Paper Artist who is based in South East London. Her Textile work often takes the form of sculptural, abstract figures, reminiscent of prehistoric idols. She is an avid researcher of world textiles and cultures and these influences can often be felt in her work.
Specialising in hand embroidery at Bath Spa University, Clara graduated in 2010 with first in Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors. This technique is a predominant feature in Clara’s work, as is the recurring theme of Identity.
It's Real Outside
16th September – 1st October 2022
‘It’s Real Outside’ was a group exhibition celebrating the first year of exhibitions at dept.con.temporary and drawing from a growing community of South London artists connected to the gallery. The show was a part of 2022 edition of Deptford X festival.
Curated by co-founders Karolina Glusiec and Jamie Temple and featuring recent works from 19 artists including selections of paintings, drawings, moving image, sculpture, textiles, original prints and ceramics.
Exhibiting artists: Joshua Armitage, Helen Ashton, Katerina Athanasopoulou, Stuti Bansal, Nathalie Coste, Tom Dowse, Karolina Glusiec, Ian Gouldstone, Jack Greeley-Ward, Lily Holder, Martin Jackson, Clara Kelly, Charlie Mann, Peter Millard, Lily Pearmain, Edwin Rostron, Frances Stanfield, Jamie Temple, Fredrix Vermin
2nd July – 22nd July 2022
An exhibition of new paintings, drawings and animation from Edwin Rostron, ‘Fragments’ which is the artist’s first solo show.
These works come out of a time when Edwin was consciously trying to shift his practice into some new territory. The drawings were made quickly and spontaneously, often taking the form of imaginary portraits or abstract compositions. The animation works are mostly very short loops, also made very quickly, utilizing whatever drawings or other materials that were to hand, and usually shot on a phone in between other activities.
An Infinite Raft (or) A Constant Desire to Look for a Side Door
We are very pleased to be opening An Infinite Raft Or A Constant Desire to Look for a Side Door, an exhibition featuring new work from multidisciplinary artist Karolina Glusiec, developed over the past year and presented here in her first solo exhibition in the UK.
Emerging from the process of collecting and developing sculptural works, Higher ground envisions the parallel and symbiotic coexistence of ephemeral, man-made and natural elements.
Rooted in fragments of landscape embodied into objects of material memory, they reflect on the transformative powers of wind, fire and water.
An exhibition of selected paintings, prints & plates from artist Frances Stanfield – works of abstracted figures and forms exploring sexuality, gender, power and memories held within the body.
Frances’s practice moves through drawing, printmaking and painting, continuously working back and forth between processes as they feed into one another to create layered and complex compositions of line, texture and colour. She often uses her art as a means of reflection, a way through which she can process memories and feelings, capturing and holding them amongst energetic and emotive marks on paper, panel or canvas.
From Winter to Winter Again
The House Among The Meadows
Helen Ashton (aka Pat Lunch) showing for the first time a series of drawings and prints focused on areas local to the artist, places like Deptford High Street or by the junction where Florence Road meets Lewisham Way.
Here, Ashton presents depictions of places and objects that are time worn and bandaged together by tape. Interested in the aesthetic of arrested decay and ‘make do and mend’ that features so heavily in the South East London landscape, she relays her fascination with the municipal environment through printmaking and drawing.
An exhibition and screening of new works from artist Peter Millard. Previewing a selection of animations alongside an exhibition of new sculptures. The screening will be followed with a short Q&A with the artist.
Peter Millard is an acclaimed animator and artist from the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England. His independent animated films have been shown at short film festivals around the world, collecting numerous awards. Alongside animation Millard’s practice extends to sculpture and sound, and he currently works from his studio in Deptford, South East London.
Temporary Living Conditions
Karolina Glusiec and Jamie Temple