Swiss Cottage Gallery
6 June – 24 July 2016
Hidden stories and personal anecdotes often make the memory of an object. For this exhibition we are highlighting those of artist Jonathan Murphy around part of Camden’s Art Collection. Having looked after the collection for the last eight years, Murphy’s knowledge is vast — and his unique insight allows us to get a personal interpretation as he recalls the stories behind the artworks, which appear throughout the exhibition in pairs.
Audiences are also invited to make up their own stories via two writing workshops
held by Visual Verse:
- Tuesday 21 June 14:00-18:00
- Thursday 14 July 14:00-18:00
Open Open Guidelines
Bring one piece of framed artwork, ready and suitable to hang and measuring no more than 1m sq. between 12.00 and 16.00 on one of the following hanging days: 31 July, 7 August or 14 August.
The exhibition opens to the public from 1st August.
A Private View will be held for all participating artists from 14.00 – 15.30 on 29 August 2016.
Artwork is to be collected after the exhibition between 10.30 and 14.00 on 11 September 2016.*
*if artworks are not collected in this time, or an alternate arrangement has not been made before 11 September 2016 we are entitled to dispose of the uncollected artworks.
Artist Led Family Workshops
This year artist Alice Wilson and audiences will be making dens to coincide with
the Open Open. The dens use is to be decided by the den builders - forming a space
that is theirs to use as they wish. Alice and her fellow builders will make and decorate
the dens to instruct visitors to the library how they might use them during the Open
Open... a reading den, a gallery space etc?
There will be two free workshops 15 and 16 August 2016, families are encouraged to drop-in any time between 10.30 and 16.30 on both days. Please bring art making materials that you may want to use in the dens. No sign up necessary. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Gallery Programme
- Solo exhibitions by artists and arts organisations based and/or working in the borough area and beyond, reflecting the contemporary visual arts community of Camden and the visual art and design institutions in the borough
- Exhibitions that draw attention to the artistic history of Camden and artists that have lived or worked in the borough
- Regular exhibitions to mark local or national initiatives such as the WWI centenary or Open House
- Annual Open Open exhibition, usually in July, which is open to all including professional and non-professional artists alike
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Swiss Cottage Gallery policy and guidance
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Tall Tales, women artists’ playful exploration of the human experience.
Action Potential: Exploring the Neuron
Cue, Play, Pause: Artists respond to works from the London Borough of Camden’s Art Collection
Open Open 2015
ReStage by Dmitri Galitzine
Magical London inspired by Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London: “Regent's Canal” by Käthe Strenitz, date unknown, oil on board © the artist's estate
Another Utopia by Albert Potrony
Forty Years on Hampstead Heath
Coming Home: London Quilters Exhibition 2014
At Home: A Living Centenary 1914-2014
Open Open Exhibition 2014
Beyond Seizures: An Exhibition by people with epilepsy, scientists and artists
Another Way of Reading: An Exhibition from the Zabludowicz Collection & Swiss Cottage Gallery in Partnership: “Dog with KFC bucket on head”, copyright courtesy of the artist
Past, Present, Future: Works from Camden's Art Collection Swiss Cottage Gallery, by VJ VonArt copyright courtesy of the artist