A 24hr celebration of contemporary photography in Peckham during Photo London week.
Peckham 24 is a short photography festival with a series of exhibitions and live events that take place over a 24 hour period during Photo London week. The festival unites a network of local Peckham-based artists, galleries and curators with a shared mission to shine a spotlight on cutting-edge contemporary photographic works made in London and internationally. Peckham 24 is based in the heart of Peckham at Copeland Park and The Bussey Building, as well as across participating gallery and art spaces Peckham-wide.
FRIDAY 19th MAY From 6pm til late
Peckham 24 kicks off on Friday night 19th May with late night exhibition openings in all venues. The Copeland Gallery – a huge ex-industrial warehouse at the centre of the festival – is host to five exhibitions curated by the Peckham 24 team and will stay open until midnight. The Nines, adjacent to Copeland Gallery, will host an immersive installation, live performances, djs and a party until late.
SATURDAY 20th May, 12pm to 6pm
Saturday offers a chance to explore the festival and the exhibitions in detail with tours by the artists and curators behind Peckham 24. A series of talks and events will take place during the afternoon. The full programme of talks and tours will be released in late April.
ARTISTS & EXHIBITIONS 2017
COPELAND GALLERY Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham Se15
At Home She’s A Tourist
Emma Bäcklund, Mette Bersang, Julie Boserup, Jonny Briggs, Julie Cockburn, Gabby Laurent & Dominic Bell, Louise Oates, Eva Stenram, Clare Strand, Dominic Till, Tereza Zelenkova Curated by Tom Lovelace.
At Home She’s a Tourist brings together a collection of artists and artworks that examine private, interior spaces and further, those that interrogate the surfaces, materials and activities which manifest in these dwellings. The exhibition will present an exploration of unknowing and strangeness within the realm of seemingly
familiar domestic spaces. At Home She’s a Tourist will shine a spotlight upon an exciting mix of contemporary photographic artists who are negotiating the domestic space in inventive ways.
Beyond Here Is Nothing
Laura El-Tantawy. Presented by Seen Fifteen
Seen Fifteen presents a site-specific installation in Copeland Gallery by Laura El-Tantawy as part of the launch of a new series of works and a selfpublished monograph. Beyond Here Is Nothing is a photographic meditation through which ElTantawy contemplates the notion of home. Shot exclusively on an iPhone, the work navigates the boundaries of being – exploring unsettling feeling of rootlessness, the burden of loneliness and a search for belonging in unfamiliar places. The installation compliments a concurrent solo exhibition at Seen Fifteen Gallery.
Robert Ellis. Presented by Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery
Belfast Exposed is pleased to present Proverbs by Robert Ellis, an on-going body of work using photographic images and audio recordings that engages with the contemporary landscape of Uganda. Wandering through this unfamiliar landscape, Ellis’ photographs linger on the people and its landforms. There are no fixed stories to tell. Rather, an overarching narrative considers how place is experienced whilst local proverbs; tales and myths passed down through generations awaken layers of history and memory.
With your feet in the air, and your head on the ground
Jo Dennis finds beauty in well-used, worn and deteriorating urban spaces. Her practice mixes painting with photography, and she refers to her
photographic works as “found paintings”. By seeking out places that have been forgotten and left in the hands of time, Dennis explores emotional connections to past experience whilst simultaneously re-awakening the aesthetic charm of decay. For Peckham 24 Dennis will present a new body of work, an installation of found objects, painting and photography.
It’s Gonna Be Great
Alison Jackson, Tom Stayte Curated by Lewis Bush and Mark Duffy
Donald Trump’s election as 45th president of the United States has launched a new era of political engagement as millions of people realise how one man’s decisions can impact their lives. This irreverent show looks at visual responses to this momentous event, bringing together a variety of works from Alison Jackson’s carefully staged photographs showing Trump lookalikes in compromising situations, to anonymously produced internet memes and homemade signs collected from anti-trump demonstrations. The intention is to view and celebrate the ways that ordinary citizens have challenged the world’s most powerful man.
THE NINES Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15
The Lost Head and The Bird
Sohrab Hura. Curated by Iona Fergusson
Iona Fergusson, in collaboration with Wendy Marijnissen from Bending The Frame, is pleased to announce the screening of an immersive multi-platform video projection by Indian artist and Magnum nominee Sohrab Hura. The Lost
Head And The Bird opens a window into hidden aspects of contemporary India: an absurd and chaotic world where the boundaries between fact and fiction are blurred; and where the undercurrents of caste, sexual, religious and political violence lurk beneath the surface.
The installation will be accompanied by a live performance of the soundtrack by Belgian musician Hannes d’Hoine at intervals on the evening of Friday 19th May.