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Coldharbour London is one of South East London’s Premier Spaces for Contemporary Art, producing and hosting a diverse programme of exhibitions for both emnerging and established contemporary artists. We are are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of contemporary art through film, sculpture and photography.

Coldharbour London is a 15,000 sq ft former print factory, built in the 1960’s, which has been converted into a multifunctional gallery space and artist studio's in Camberwell. The building situated on Southwell Rd just off Coldharbour Lane. Coldharbour London Gallery is a professionally managed exhibition and project space for all art mediums. Obtaining the character and feel of its former industrial use, the 3500 sq ft exhibition space naturally lends itself to showcasing contemporary art as well as being a great open space for film and photography shoots. The gallery boasts a large, high ceilinged, flexible, open plan space, ideal for both two- and three-dimensional work. Throughout the year the space will be available to rent.

The studios at Coldharbour London are located on the top two floors following an intricate labyrinth of winding hallways each room has its own feel. A harmony of lofty style rooms, light flooded studios with city views , seemingly never ending corridors lead you into the high ceilinged sky lit Sculptor Hall. 

OPENING TIMES : Tuesday - Friday :11.00 - 6pm, Saturday : 12.30 - 4.30 or by Appointment


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS :

GORDON & MARY
PRIVATE VIEW 28TH JUNE | 6.30 - 9.00PM



We are very excited to announce the first exhibition in the UK by artist Gordon & Mary, at Coldharbour London. The show will represent a comprehensive insight into the work by the artistic partnership since their formation in 2008.

Described as ‘Grand but Intimate’ Gordon & Mary’s art explores the subject of human identity through large, richly textured and layered paintings, created in some cases over a number of years, utilizing a process of collaged materials, including fabrics, wood, paper and metals with paint at the heart of each work. The overall effect has a flamboyant, expressionistic appearance in many cases of a dominating, central iconic figure.

This accumulative process is also witnessed in their short video pieces, which the artist has been working on recently. The videos themselves are like the paintings, where the sequence images are layered and laced together, dramatised by richly crafted sounds.As well as paintings and videos the show will have a dedicated room to small works on paper, including drawings and prints.

Before Gordon & Mary formed their partnership the two artists had success in their own right, both having completed postgraduate studies at The Royal College of Art. These include a mural commission for The Barbican Centre, London, exhibiting at the John Moores Biennial Painting Prize at The Walker Gallery, Liverpool and exhibiting in a combined show at The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Throughout the duration of the show at Coldharbour London members of the press, galleries and curators will have the opportunity to meet Gordon & Mary and discuss their work. Appointments can be made through the artist or the gallery.

For further information please contact:
Gordon & Mary: contact@gordonandmary.com / 07793 837073
Coldharbour London: aretha@coldharbourlondon.com / 07815 894391



Heartland, mixed media on canvas


PAST EXHIBITIONS


PAINTING RITUALS

JILL MULLEADY | MARIA THUND UND TAXIS | LINDSEY BULL
Curated by Aretha Campbell & Lucy Lopez
PRIVATE VIEW 25TH APRIL | 6.30 - 9.00PM


Etoile, Jill Mulleady, Oil on canvas

Coldharbour London Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by Jill Mulleady, Lindsey Bull and Maria Thurn und Taxis, exploring the processes and application of marks within painting. Whilst working in disparate mediums, scale and through a variety of procedures the artists are connected by a commonality of decision- making and a search for a level of tension within a moment in time.

Rituals performed by applying paint to a surface create marks that resemble a language, which is simultaneously familiar and unreal. Looking to the physicality of mark making that we might find in a work by Pollock, or the translation of the senses in a painting by Kandinsky; each of these outline the ritual within a work; the unseen process. In addition to this, the works of the three exhibited painters illustrate ritual in their content, be it literal or nuanced.



THE INCEPTION OF LINE
KEKE VILABELDA | KATE TERRY

PRIVATE VIEW 7TH MARCH | 6.30 - 9.OOPM



The work of art exists within a trajectory or line, marking a point of communication between viewer and work that refuses to repeat itself. Both Vilabelda and Terry’s practices highlight this line, never reaching a point of stasis; rather they are constantly re-aligned and re-configured within the spaces they temporarily inhabit.

Keke Vilabelda’s heavily textured paintings reveal landscapes both urban and bleak, seemingly caught in movement or change and cut through by unrelated forms, exploring the possibilities of the intrusion of a geometric shape in landscape. The spaces captured by Vilabelda, though often initially the product of digital media, exist somewhere between the mental and the physical, within a diffused reality, highlighting our experience of the inhabitation of space.



Kate Terry’s site-specific thread installations engage with the nature of a given space, creating subtle adjustments to our perception. Her forms are delicate and temporary; intricate geometric patterns that at once utilise and subvert the architecture of their environment.

The nature of this warehouse like gallery allows for its repeated transformation; in this instance it becomes the apparatus for the work displayed, a key element in its realisation.



View current exhibitions

 

Twins

Lawrence Lek

Horizon

Adam Barker Mill


Heaven and Earth

Luke Montgomery

Out of Form

Lilah Fowler



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