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155 Vauxhall St
London SE11 5RH
+44 (0)20 7587 5202
Tube Vauxhall, Oval
Established in 1994, Gasworks is a contemporary art organisation based in South London, housing twelve artists' studios and proposing a programme of exhibitions and events, artistsí residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Nine studios are rented to London-based artists and three are reserved for an International Residency Programme for non-UK based artists.
Gasworks hosts up to twelve residencies a year, encouraging the exchange of ideas between international and local practitioners. The non-prescriptive and process-based nature of the residencies allows visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new context, or to conduct research benefiting from Londonís resources. As a result, residencies generally culminate in an Open Studio. The residencies programme is also accompanied by activities such as talks and seminars, aiming to introduce the general public to international artists and their practice.
The exhibitionís space accommodates six main projects a year, as well as a series of small-scale events. The programme includes solo and thematic exhibitions, a yearly open submission project, screenings, workshops, seminars and guest-curated events. Gasworks presents visual arts practice in its broadest sense, including design, documentary filmmaking and media art, amongst other areas of activity. These are all linked by a commitment to constantly reassess the position of artistic practices within their wider cultural, social and political frameworks.
Resident : Renata Lucas 15.Nov - 13.Jan.08, Holiday In 14.Sep - 04.Nov.07, Slash Fiction 05.Apr - 27.May.07, METROPOLITAN 02.Feb - 25.Mar.07, Lapdogs of the bourgeoisie 10.Nov - 14.Jan.07, The disabled avant-garde today! 08.Sep - 22.Oct.06, Blink 3 10.Aug - 13.Aug.06, Blink 2 03.Aug - 06.Aug.06, Blink 1 27.Jul - 30.Jul.06, Kompressor 26.May - 02.Jul.06, Represent 01.Apr - 07.May.06