We may have entered into another lockdown, but that can’t stop us from enjoying some culture from the comfort of our own homes
Take a break and escape with these exciting projects from Camden’s galleries – if you can, support them during these difficult times!
Artists of the Transvangarde
15 FEBRUARY - 31 MARCH 2021
Opening in February 1979, October Gallery created the foundation for the idea of the Transvangarde, the transcultural avant-garde. To mark the Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Gerald Wilde: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, we present Painting Unbound: Artists of the Transvangarde, a virtual exhibition celebrating the creative freedom of painting. See it here
Loudest Whispers 2021 Exhibition
Friday 5th February – 30th July
Featuring 41 LGBTQ+ artists displaying work on the theme of Body, Mind, Spirit with an additional open category. The exhibition includes new work by established artists including Ignacio Miranda, Raul Moya Mula, Simon Croft and Michele Martinolli as well as new artists including Helen Roeten and Daddy Street Fox.
The exhibition is available as both an online slide show and virtual walk-through gallery and will remain accessible until July 2021. Look out for physical gallery exhibition plans in The Conference Centre Gallery Space at St Pancras Hospital to be confirmed in April. Visit the Loudest Whispers 2021 Exhibition at https://theartsproject1. wixsite.com/theartsproject/ loudestwhispersexhibition
The Botanical Mind Online at Camden Arts Centre
Humanity’s place in the natural order is under scrutiny as never before, held in a precarious balance between visible and invisible forces: from the microscopic threat of a virus to the monumental power of climate change.
This new online project has been developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the closure of our galleries due to the pandemic. The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree was originally conceived as a trans-generational group exhibition, but has been postponed. In the meantime, they have launched this complimentary online programme of new artist commissions, podcasts, films, texts, images and audio, expanding on and enriching the ideas and issues informing the show over at botanicalmind.online.
Women + Health Online Fundraising Exhibition: Women’s Lockdown Art
Zabludowicz Collection are proud to be supporting Women + Health's online exhibition of artwork produced by women during the pandemic. Donate, view and buy pieces from the exhibition here.
Women + Health is a Camden based health charity that helps isolated and vulnerable women, including those who are survivors of domestic violence and rape, to overcome their multiple health challenges.
All the artworks in the exhibition and many more will be for sale online from 11 November to 31 January 2021 with proceeds going directly to Women + Health.
Zabludowicz Collection have partnered with The Net Gallery to produce a virtual walkthrough of Trulee Hall's annual commission. Immerse yourself in video, sculpture, and painting, including the new commission Tongues Duel the Corn Whores, An Opera.
Trulee Hall, Polkadot Bedroom, Nightmare Set (Girl/ Monster), 2018, exhibition view at Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2020. Photo: Tim Bowditch
Visit it here
Black Film Collectives: Then and Now
Curated by Anthony Andrews of We Are Parable in partnership with LUX, BFI and The June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
Dreaming Rivers, 1988
This exhibition documents the lineage and impact Black Film Collectives had by displaying some of the work that was produced, as well as the archived materials that supported the release of the films.
This exhibition celebrated Black History Season at Swiss Cottage Gallery from 5 Oct - 19 Nov 2020. You can scroll down and click through to see the exhibition here.
Arctic Culture and Climate at The British Museum
Home to rich cultures for nearly 30,000 years, the Arctic is far from the inhospitable hinterland it's often imagined to be.
From ancient mammoth ivory sculpture to modern refitted snow mobiles, the objects in this immersive exhibition reveal the creativity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic. Developed in collaboration with Arctic communities, the exhibition celebrates the ingenuity and resilience of Arctic Peoples throughout history. It tells the powerful story of respectful relationships with icy worlds and how Arctic Peoples have harnessed the weather and climate to thrive.
Once Upon a Time in King’s Cross – Catherine Packard
An affectionate depiction of community life in a once infamous King’s Cross neighbourhood during the 80s and 90s, through the eyes of local photographer and resident Catherine Packard.
This exhibition looks at a spirited community, who continually fought for a better quality of life in an area stigmatised by the media and feared by the wider public. The photographs in this exhibition are a tiny snapshot of life in and around Hillview; a Victorian housing estate off Cromer Street originally built to house the poorest of workers. See it here.
London Transport Museum Online Collection
Discover the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800.
They care for over 500,000 items, including an impressive collection of over 100,000 photos documenting the changing face of the city - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in their galleries, exhibitions and other activities.
B/W print; stationman Eric England clearing snow on the platform at Finchley East, by Colin Tait, 1962
Jewish Britain: A History in 50 Objects
Jewish Britain: A History in 50 Objects showcases highlights from the collections of the Jewish Museum in London. Each object tells a story about the history of the Jewish community in Britain from medieval to modern times.
The exhibition has been produced as part of the Judaica Europeana project, which is co-funded by the European Commission under the eContentplus programme, as part of the i2010 policy.
Royal College of Physicians Unseen
The Royal College of Physicians has been collecting fascinating and extraordinary objects, stunning works of art, recorded interviews, rare books and diverse documents for over 500 years.
In 2021 – at a moment of unparalleled interest in all matters medical - the college is showcasing some of its most remarkable unseen riches for the very first time in a new online exhibition. View it here