Date: Saturday 28th April

Time: 3-5 pm

Meet for coffee from 2:30pm at: Coffee@Bermondsey Street, 163-176 Bermondsey Street.
End with cocktails and beer at: Hide Bar, 39-45 Bermondsey Street.

Tour itinerary:
– White Cube: Gilbert & George
– The Drawing Room: Franz Erhard Walther
– Visit to studios in The Tannery Studios to meet artists and learn about their works

White Cube, Gilbert & George, The London Pictures

The Bermondsey White Cube space that we will be visiting is over 22,000 sq ft. This incredible size crowns it the largest Commercial gallery in Europe and awards an almost museum like quality.

White Cube is showing Gilbert & George across all three of their London Spaces. This monumental body of 292 pictures is the largest series yet created by the artists. For five decades, to international acclaim, Gilbert & George have been making art that is visionary, shocking, relentless, moral and richly atmospheric. They were the pioneers of performance art in the 1960s and still maintain a ‘living performance’ in their day to day lives.

 

The Drawing Room, Franz Erhard Walther

Drawing Room is the only public and non-profit gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to contemporary drawing. It provides a unique resource for the promotion of drawing, its practice, theory and methodology. The Drawing Room provides opportunities for artists, writers and curators to produce, examine and research contemporary drawing. Drawing Room was set up by curators Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout in 2002.

Franz Erhard Walther (b.1939, Fulda, Germany) is one of Germany’s most prominent living artists, having exhibited extensively across Europe since the 1960s. The exhibition, his first in the UK, includes ground-breaking work from the late 1950s, 60s and 70s. The work in this exhibition shed light on the ideas and motivations informing his life-long practice and, in particular, the importance of drawing.

Tannery Arts Studio

Tannery Arts was founded in 1993 by artists David Austen, David Foster, Chris Pauling and Alison Wilding. It is also a small, independent charity concerned with making contemporary art accessible to a wide public through exhibitions and learning projects. It supports the professional development of emerging and established artists and curators, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, to engage in learning activities and through the provision of affordable studios.

Current Tannery Artist Members are:

Mike Armitage, Tonico Auad, David Austen, Charles Avery, Franko B, Anna Barriball, David Batchelor, Andrew Bick, David Blandy, Sonia Boyce, Alice Channer, Marcus Cope, Ben Deakin, Shaun Gladwell, Nick Goss, Conor Kelly, David Musgrave, Ben Newton, Elizabeth Price, Mark Tichner, Alison Wilding, Richard Woods.

 

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