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Off/Modern 2008 — 2012
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Off/Modern at Corsica Studios

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Off/Modern at Corsica Studios. Image rights: Off/Modern. Our first monthly event was at Corsica Studios and it’s been there ever since. It acts as a platform for artists to showcase their work outside of college crits or the hyper-competitive gallery system and provides an unpretentious and fun environment for people to interact [...]

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 [...]

Home: The Elephant and Castle

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The Elephant Vanishes: Home. Image rights: Patrick Sutherland / LCC MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. Home: Elephant and Castle was the start of what became a three-part series documenting the changing landscape of the area, The Elephant Vanishes. Set as the year one project undertaken by MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography students at London [...]

Economy: The Elephant and Castle

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Book cover, The Elephant Vanishes; Economy: The Elephant and Castle. Image rights: Patrick Sutherland. Economy: The Elephant and Castle is the final part of three-part photographic series The Elephant Vanishes. The live project in its entirety spanned from 2006 to 2010, undertaken by students on the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course at London College of Communication. The project, under the directorship [...]

Walking In My Shoes

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Some of the shoes held in the Cuming Museum's Collection. An exhibition based on the footwear collection at the Cuming Museum, which explored the real journeys young people make around Southwark. 50 pairs of historic shoes from the museum's collection were shown alongside mapping, designs and artworks telling the stories created by young artists. The [...]

Lost Southwark

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An exhibition of the lost buildings of Southwark, including Bert Hardy's collection of photographs of Elephant and Castle taken in the early 20th Century. Due to the exhibition's popularity due to its topical appeal with significant local redevelopment plans afoot, a second exhibition "Pictures, Places, People: Elephant to Camberwell" followed in 2011 which directly focused on and [...]

Pictures, Places, People: Elephant to Camberwell

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An exhibition of artworks and historic photographs depicting Elephant & Castle, Walworth and Camberwell held in the Southwark and Cuming Museum Collections. Some 196 pieces were on display, some brought out for public display for the first time in 25 years. The show was put together in response to the substantial popular appeal of the Cuming Museum [...]


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Image rights: Artangel/the artist. In 2008 Roger Hiorns, commissioned by Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, transformed an empty council flat in Southwark, London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals. Seizure was created using 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate, which was pumped into the former council flat to [...]

Designed Elements

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Performance, Designed Elements. Photo by Gorm Ashurst. Designed Elements was a durational dance piece performed at the temporary arts and music venue, The Paperworks, located off of Newington Causeway. The performance was the result of dance workshops and iterative choreography led by dancer and choreographer Charlotte Spencer and landscape designer Anoushka Feiler with participants aged 14-21. [...]

Faraday Monument Blue Peter Lighting Scheme

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A nation-wide competition for improving a public space launched by Blue Peter in 1996. The award-winning entry was the submission of a schoolgirl from English Martyr R.C. Primary School, Walworth, to adorn the Michael Faraday Memorial at the centre of Elephant Roundabout with coloured lights. A lighting scheme was installed to illuminate the four-faces of the concave [...]