Thames-Side Studios Gallery

Recreational Grounds: Off Site
Curated by Fiona Grady, Anna Lytridou and Tim Ralston

Exhibition Dates: 29 May-13 Jun 2021

Exhibiting Artists: Henrietta Armstrong, Mike Ballard, Jack Brown, Paul Cole, Dori Deng, Rosie Gibbens, Fiona Grady, Nicky Hirst, Ted Le Swer, Anna Lytridou, Marco Miehling, Veronika Neukirch, Tom Rapsey, Tim Ralston, Shinuk Suh and Jim Woodall.

Since 2018 Recreational Grounds has been inviting artists to create site-responsive art works in an unconventional venue, a vacant car park on the Aylesbury estate in Elephant and Castle, London. The project has enabled artists to challenge their practice and work in new ways to fulfil a unique brief. The exhibition Recreational Grounds : Off Site presents this concept in a new venue and takes the project off-site.

For this exhibition the curators have selected artists from previous editions of Recreational Grounds alongside a few new names. The decision to present the artists in a more formal gallery space is an opportunity to test the values and principles of Recreational Grounds, keeping the intuitive, improvisational and ephemeral aesthetic but asking the artists to re-interpret the project for a new setting. The artists will create site responsive work that will look to explore themes initially developed in previous editions of Recreational Grounds, reflecting on how their work and ideas may have changed and grown with time.

Online events and performances to engage with the exhibition and discuss narratives around Recreational Grounds wil take place during the exhibition.

A Recreational Grounds publication will be launched at the end of the exhibition. This will catalogue the previous editions of Recreational Grounds and contain commissioned writing on these alternative, artist-led exhibitions.



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