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DIY Gallery

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DIY Gallery was a temporary exhibition and project space housed on the first floor of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre for three months during 1986. The gallery was run by artists including Chris Saunders, Matt Hale, Lucy Spaniel, Sarah Jones, Keith Coventry and Andrea Fraser who presented solo and group shows of their own [...]

Samten Kyil, The Tibetan Garden of Contemplation and Peace

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A garden designed by architect Guy Stansfeld with sculptures by Hamish Horsley, commissioned by the Tibet Foundation. Samten Kyil, or, Place of Contemplation, is set within the Northern area of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. The garden is in dedication to the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet. [...]

From a Distance

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Rights: Paul Reas An exhibition of photographs by the documentary photographer Paul Reas, held at London College of Communication. The series was commissioned as part of The Elephant Vanishes project, portraying Elephant and Castle amidst change and large-scale urban transformation. The Elephant Vanishes was a six-year photographic research project based out of the MA Photojournalism [...]

A Feminist Space Is…

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Cover, A Feminist Space Is... A Feminist Space Is... exhibition was held at the The Feminist Library in 2014. A zine produced by Feminist Graphic Arts documents the show and artwork, bringing together work by international artists and collectives including Allison Kotsig, Emma Shula, Jessica Scott, Kamila Wasilkowska, Louise Evans, Luana Venuti, Melita Matovic Fligler, Otilia Martin, Patricia Prieto Blanco, Sara Kelly, SQUID, Susana Mata, Ursula Hart. [...]

After Astra

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The Feminist Library held an evening of poetry and readings based on material drawn from The Feminist Library’s archive and Feminist Library activist, artist and poet Astra Blaug (1927–2015). Astra's work and poetry was recited and on display alongside work by invited artists. The event was held at South London Gallery and formed a part of Rhyme and Reason music [...]

Cuming: A Natural Selection

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Exhibition image, Cuming: A Natural Selection. Image credits: Peckham Platform/the artist. In summer of 2015, artist Janetka Platun collaborated with the Cuming Museum, Peckham Platform and local women's groups and families to create work inspired by the Cuming Museum's collection and by the fire which forced it to close in May 2013. Janetka worked [...]

The Elephant Rooms

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A wandering art space occupying various empty shop units Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre throughout 2009. The roaming gallery was instigated by Corsica Studios founder Amanda Moss and brought together local art practitioners for week-long residencies within the shopping centre.

Radical Attic

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Radical Attic Exhibition Catalogue The first exhibition from The Design Activism Research Hub, Radical Attic. The show was made up of posters, pamphlets and other ephemeral documenting social and political activism through its material culture. From Athens to Greenham Common, and Animal Liberation to recent university occupations the show was to bring out the histories and memories [...]

Studio at the Elephant Artist-in-Residence

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Image credit: Zoë Burt/Studio At The Elephant To bring awareness of it being climate change week, Zoë Burt will be hosting a free cyanotype workshop at Studio at the Elephant. Help make a unique photogram in the shape of our planet – the beautiful blue marble. What would be your unique contribution [...]

The Elephant Den

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Image rights: PLATS/Studio at The Elephant A workshop run by PLATS design collective around the building of a big cardboard map complete with a den inside. Add your your home, school or your favourite places to our map. Or, you can just crawl inside the Elephant's den and write or draw your [...]