MARTIN J TICKNER
CREATIVE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Circle Drawing / Performance 2hrs 46 minutes
10th November 2016
Uncovering the stories of everyday life
‘Daughters of the Sea’
Friday 5th May 2023
Screenings 8 - 9 PM
‘MEDITATIONS ON CRIME’
by Harper Simon
Meditations on Crime arises at G46 as a B&E art work intervention, on walls and as a paper book and vinyl record – conceived, co-written, arranged and produced by Harper Simon, featuring a new previously unreleased recording by Arkestra (The Sun-Ra Arkestra) as well as King Khan and others – whilst the book has contemplative art imaginings by Cindy Sherman, Raymond Pettibon, Jonah Freeman and Laurie Anderson amongst others, known/unknown. Essays appear as further mediations by Jerry Stahl, Hooman Majd, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Miranda July, Ben Okri and more. New responses are written in text and images on walls in G46 and the streets of London and beyond.
Artists Jimmy Cauty, Dion Kitson, Chris Barker, No More Grey, Inertia Mystique, Ragnar Kjartansson, Known/Unknown, John Sinclair/Leni Sinclair, Inertia Mystique, Godfried Donkor, Cryptoboy Cryptogirl, Pascal Rousson, Inertia Mystique, Jake Chapman, Patrick Hamilton/Duchamp, Cady Noland, DS, Invisible Committee
28th April - 4th May 2023
'NIGHT BY NIGHT'
A decade long photographic portrait of nightclubbing and night culture.
This photographic body of work began in late 1997 and continued for the next 10 years. It documents the people out in clubs and the ebb and flow of the social situation that unfolds within them. Night culture offers a physical and mental space for the suspension of the burden of everyday life through the conspicuous consumption of drink, narcotics, relationships and time.
The pictures in this series depict moments of narcotic tenderness and navigates the choreography of intoxication, capturing intimate and fleeting moments of late at night in London, Paris, Moscow, Birmingham, Seoul, Nottingham, New York, Wigan, Helsinki, Detroit, Ibiza, Tallin, Berlin, Montreal, Hong Kong, Glasgow, Belgrade, Bern, Dresden, Barcelona, Sopot, Manchester, Edinburgh, Turku, Singapore.
1st - 16th April 2023
‘Disorderly Magic and Other Disturbances’ Book Launch
Richard Cabut will read invocations and evocations from his latest book. Disorderly Magic and Other Disturbances is a pop meditation on themes ranging from speed, delirium, and disillusionment to wilderness, wasteland, and conjuring the future.
Kirsty Allison (Author)
David Erdos (International Times)
Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy | Artist)
29th March 2023
6 - 9 PM
‘TWICE UPON A TIME’
Co curated Akrilyc
12 international artists
Artists Aaron Robert Baker, Adam Handler, ALVARI, Ikechukwu A. Christian, Hi-Dutch, Jonathan Edelhuber, Kazuma Koike, Lotte Keijzer, Natsuki Shibata, Ryan Travis Christian, Sean Gannon, Taylor Lee
3rd - 12th March 2023
'Through The Turnstiles'
GALLERY46 X STRIKE ART
Unrestricted by theme or conditions, institutions or movements, artistic independence defines this group. The value and vision of individual creativity is paramount.Turnstiles are evocative of just having entered a sports game, concert, train platform. It is the marker of entry into a new environment; one that is often followed by confusion and excitement.
Artists Amanda Seibaek, Bomi Kim, Darren Lynde Mann, Sage Schachter
19th - 26th JANUARY 2023
‘THE HIDDEN MANIFESTO’
Co Curated by Rong Jin & Dongbai Chen
This exhibition leads the audience to pay attention to the process of their own perception of the world, how they relate to the world, and how they change from simple and direct intuitive sensory information to cognition that has been deeply processed by personal empirical experience, so as to provide a different perspective on the world.
Artists Tianzhu Yang, Mengying Wang, Yushan Zuo, Richard Cook, Dirk Tsai, Qian Sun, Yadong Li, Fan Zhang, Chaoran Zhang, Xinyi Wu, LanLan, Weihao Zhong, Yingfei, Liu Zhijing, Li Yingfei
5th – 14th January 2023
with GALLERY NAT - Wuchao Feng & Yue Yin
An international group show featuring 25 artists from around the world and their recent works, the exhibition reflects their experiments and explorations under the theme of personal perspective through contemporary art.
Artists Yixuan Bai, Dian Cheng, Xiangyu Dong, Toma Gerzha, Saba Giani, Mack Gingles, Duoduo Huang, Xiaotong Jiang, Xiao Ling, Yuhe Liu, Nèfta Poetry, H A Pratama, Lilliana Reinoso, Dong Ruan, William Santoleri, Connor Sewell, Yuqing Shi, Giovanna Giulia Simeoni, Xi Wang, Amy Wang, Jiayi Wang, Yudi Wu, Jianheng Xu, Junzhong Zhao, Hui Zhao
7th - 14th December 2022
‘MONUMENTAL GUNS AND THEIR TARGETS’: A Field Guide for London
Book Launch and in conversation with JON WOODS
Published by The Everyday Press 2022
Commissioned by Ingrid Swenson, designed by Joe Hales
Supported by The Elephant Trust, Acme Artists’ Studios and Turner Contemporary
2nd December, 2022
6 - 8 pm
‘DO NOT DISTURB’
An international Group show of Pop and Street artists in association with LEBENSON GALLERY - PARIS, FRANCE
Artists Andy Warhol, Banksy, Ben, David LaChapelle, Doppeldenk, Dran, EINE, FUTURA, Josh Combas, JR, Orlando Campbell, Rammellzee, Rero, Shepard Fairey, Yuval Shaul, Zimmermann
19th November - 31st December 2022
deeep X LONDON
AI Festival @deeep_artfair / www.deeep.art
London’s first art fair dedicated to artificial intelligence algorithm, deep learning, code and digital manipulation.
After the success of the first edition in Shoreditch, deeep™ - ‘deeep™ X' will show new avant-garde Ai and NFT art exploring the meaning of “X” in digital art.
Artists Oxia Palus, Arnie, Pindar Van Arman, Hal Sorta, Obvious, Graham Fink, Ivona Tau, Gary James McQueen, Armada NFT LAB, Harshit Agrawal, Sturec, Fabiola Larios, Justice Justine, Daniel Ambrosi, Kevin Mack, Steve Matson, Bloom collective, Ben Thomas, David Lisser, Dexamol, Hannes Hummel, Icki, Nate Hill, No Creative, Shavone Wong, Stephan Duq, Lebenson Gallery, Morf Gallery, Club DAO, Breezyart, The NFT Mag, Derrick Santini, Will Kendrick, Kadine James, The Immersive Kind, Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrom, Vertical Crypto Art, Chung Izu, gh0st, Aika…
9th - 13th October 2022
‘A NEW HORIZON’
An international group shoe in association with AKRILYC
Artists Austyn Taylor, Bernandi Desanda, CHANG Tengyuan, CY Wang, Fajar Amali, Farraz Away, Hime, Humbly, Jason Pulgarin, Javier Martin, Masato Yamaguchi, RYOL, Ryuji Kamiyama, Suanjaya Kencut, Yoskay Yamamoto
30th September - 8th October 2022
NOCTURNAL CREATURES – WHITECHAPEL GALLERY FESTIVAL
Nocturnal Creatures returns for one night, transforming spaces in East London through installation, film, live performance, and music.
JESSICA ALBARN & NICK POWELL X CEDRIC CHRISTIE
Short film premier collaboration between Jess Albarn and Musician/composer Nick Powelll
With footage of London foxes captured over lockdown with the help of Georgina Catt and Dario Illari
With special thanks to: Sarah Willson (Cellist), Georgina Catt, Dario Ilari, Kingdom of Ludd
23th - 30th July 2022
'MASCULINITY: INVALID TRAITS'
Co curated by Wu Dalin & Wen Zihan
An international group show - Masculinity implies a set of behaviours, figures or interests that are typical and “appropriate” for biological males. Many qualities and features, positive or negative, are sometimes attributed to masculinities or “kidnapped” into this gender role.
Artists Aleksander Nærbø, ChongYan Liu, Liu Renjun, Matvei Matveev, Ruiqi Ge, Shujing Huang, Tristan Gittens, Wang Ziyu, Xia Xueyang, Yan Xiangfei
24th June - 2nd July 2022
Ezra Maas: 'NOTHING IS MORE REAL THAN NOTHING'
A collaboration between artist Hanna ten Doornkaat and writer Daniel James.
The reclusive artist Ezra Maas, who disappeared 17 years ago, is the subject of Daniel James’s postmodern meta-biography.
Exhibition / Book Launch & signing:
9th - 19th June 2022
Q&A + Book Discussion & Reading:
in conversation with Dr Daniel Barnes-Binead (FAD Magazine)
Saturday 11th June 4 - 6pm
‘EYES OF ROXANA HALLS’
Co curated by DuoVision - Martin Green & James Lawler
References Irvin Kershner’s stylish neo-noir film Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) and their shared concerns around the nature of spectatorship and performance in relation to women’s bodies. Like the film’s fashion photographer protagonist, Halls takes her own photos, but she creates scenarios with model-collaborators in her South London studio not on location and these images evolve into paintings.11th – 24th May 2022
11th - 24th May 2022
'DAMNED IF I DO'
Co curated by Ariane Heloise Hughes
An all female group show challenging the social straightjacketing of the patriarchal system, bringing together work across a range of media by a group of women artists exploring the female experience, the body, and the gaze. The artists challenge and subvert the hypersexualisation of the female body in Western culture, looking to undermine problematic art historical tropes and traditions surrounding the female nude.Artists Alexi Artist Alexi Marshall, Alix Marie, Ariane Heloise Hughes, Bianca Peake, Elsa Rouy, Rebekah Rubalcava
27th April – 8th May 2022
Jason McGlade ARTIST TALK with AMBIT Magazine - Editor Kirsty Allison
at The MAKERS – SHOREDITCH
28th April 6.30 – 8.30pm 2022
'CONTEMPORARY LIFE LESSONS'
A group show - Encounters and connections are an essential part of life, creating memories for us to cherish, this is why we are extremely proud to bring this group of talented artists to London. A mix of different characters who magically connect in a common purpose.
Artists Adam Handler, Ayaïro, CHANG Tengyuan, EMU, Jun Oson, Keeenue, MOTAS, Wakaru
22nd – 24th April 2022
'DEAD FLOWERS // NEW FACES'
“Jason McGlade is calmly and beautifully attuned to chasing serendipity, in the uncertainty and chaos which has abound.”
The rare beauty of Dead Flowers // New Faces began in the shed Jason McGlade constructed in London several years before lockdown. Looking out through found glass windows, McGlade needed a studio extension for his connoisseur’s collection of vintage cameras, analogue development, a stuffed fox, and flowers rummaged from bins at Covent Garden Market, used as frames for shoots, then hung upside down to dry.
10th - 20th March 2022
'KUNST the CLOWN & FRIENDS'
A group show of international artists with Paul Sakoilsky’s KUNST the CLOWN
Artists Vanya Balogh, Chris Bianchi, Giulia Biccario, Kate Bland, Orlando Campbell, Cedric Christie, Paul Davis, David Fryer, Neal Fox, Bert Gilbert, Julie Goldsmith, Charlotte Hopkins-Hall, Joe Hesketh, Jimp, Dick Jewell, Seulgi Kang, Bex Massey, Viktor Mattsson, NOKI, Phillip Wilson-Perkin, Paul Renner, Martin Richman, Pascal Rousson, Paul Sakoilsky, Joseph Sakoilsky, Geraldine Swayne and Gavin Turk.
24th February - 6th March 2022
'BIOMECH CHANGED MY LIFE'
Daniel David Freeman X FAD BAZAAR
10th - 19th February 2022
'WITH REALISTIC SOUND'
LCC Sound Art group show
29th January – 6th February 2022
Zina Karaman and Xanthe Soning
16th December 2021 – 5th January 2022
'KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK'
Co curated by PAINT TALK
Group show of international painters
Artists Joshua Armitage, Klaas Op De Beéck, Yage Guo, Christabel MacGreevy, Alexi Marshall, Sarah Pickstone, Sofya Shpurova & Pawel Sliwinski
25th November – 12th December 2021
DuoVision X GALLERY46
An exhibition exploring city life, urban identity and controversial beauty with work by four London based LGBT artists.
What should we make of the horror that passes for modern life, frozen painfully as it is, between anticipation and anti-climax? Brutal Attraction offers a kaleidoscopic, yet forensic, insight into this question as it is refracted through the works of artists David Harrison, Mandy McCartin, David Wightman and Peter Wylie. Through their lenses we see splinters of the past, present and future fusing into a landscape where thanatic desire and erotic anxiety rule the urban wasteland, and animals, individuals – even tower blocks – can be found hung on its dark, unexploded axis.
This show is a tribute to DAVID WIGHTMAN who sadly passed away in 2019
Artists David Harrison, Mandy McCartin, David Wightman & Peter Wylie
28th October – 21st November 2021
Ai Art fair X Lebenson gallery
NORBERT SCHOERNER x GALLERY46
London’s first international Ai & NFT Art Fair dedicated to artificial intelligence. From the new international art scene shaping the future whilst making history. In the heart of london, the technology of algorithm and visual arts will present the challenging creation of artificial intelligence art. deeep - ai art fair – london is dedicated to presenting some of the most avant garde and rising artists who work inside the intricate field of ai, digital art & nft. Conceptually theses ai artists are questioning the nature of art and the roles of human creativity to develop a new intervention.
13th -17th October 2021
at The FITZROVIA CHAPEL x GALLERY46
decoy brings together 14 works by German photographer, artist and visualiser Norbert Schoerner created between 2018-19 with the aid of a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). The GAN, a machine learning framework, assists in realising scenes, initially imagined by Schoerner in the form of brief textual vignettes, as digital .PNG files. The resulting prints are eerie, unfamiliar interpretations pulled from unknown fields of information. decoy builds on from this previous investigation into text and image, creation and perception, by challenging received notions of consciousness, creativity and collaboration.
29th September – 2nd October 2021
'Birds & Bags '(LFW)
Thelma Speirs & Julian Smith
16th – 19th September 2021
Nielen De Bruyn
21st – 23rd October 2021
Co curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim X ISKAI Contemporary Art
Group exhibition of international Korean and UK artists
Artists Kristina Chan. Joon Choi, Heo Dongwook, Mimi Joung, HaNuk Jung, Hayoung Kim, Sangyong Lee, Ligyung, Zoë Marden, SSKETCH, Cosimo Sturniolo, Vakki, Joao Villas, Axel Void, Koh Sang Woo & Jihyun Yu
2nd – 9th September 2021
“Bring me my papers, bring me my cheese.” Antonin Artaud
Co curated by Miles Tuddenham
11th – 21st August 2021
'PHYLACTERY' Materiality and Magic
ELENCHUS X GALLERY46
Artists Moritz Berg, Daniel Brusatin, Tom Cartmill, Peter Evans, Lucy Faherty, Gabriele Herzog, Mark Houghton, Murphy Moritz, Nyksan & Michael Thomas
1st – 10th October 2021
'Untitled [residual slip]'
A multidisciplinary show by current and graduate students of Central Saint Martins’ BA Fine Art.
Curated by the Artists & GALLERY46
Artists Thomas Coulson, Jade Guinard, India Hulme, Anna Levenson & Tyler Lurks
24th – 27th July 2021
'CAN WE EVER KNOW THE MEANING OF THESE OBJECTS?'
Co curated by Kevin Quigley and Sarah Sparkes
‘Archaeologists excavate sites and objects from the past and then write about them; while artists create, and invent objects or situations in the present.’ Sarah Scott, World Archaeology Vol. 38, (Taylor & Francis:2018)
Artists Eleanor Bowen, Sean Dower, Fieldnotes, Bruce Gilchrist, Caroline Gregory, Bjorn Hatleskog, Luke Jordan, Seulgi Kang, Miyuki Kasahara, Yev Kazannik, Marq Kearey, Calum F Kerr, London Clay Workers Union (Helen Carr, Sarah Christie, Duncan Hooson and Annette Welch, Diane Eagles, Alison Cooke, Danuta Solowiej, Stephanie Buttle, Jo Pearl, Raewyn Harrison, Jane Millar & Elizabeth Meyer) Lisa McKendrick, Pol McLernon, Sean McLusky, Kevin Quigley, Victoria Rance, James Roseveare, Martin Sexton, Sarah Sparkes, Ian Thompson, Inga Tillere, Marianne Walker, Phill Wilson-Perkin and Mary Yacoob
8th to 22nd July 2021
12 Artists that said “YES”
In association with OUR TYPES
Artists Jessica Albarn, Dotmasters, Ben Eine, Fanakapan, Lucie Flynn, Ellice Kitty, Matthew MacDonald, Nerone, Josh Stika, Voyder, Nettie Wakefield and Sarah Woodburn
23rd June – 4th July 2021
Sidonie Roddam & Edie Ashley
19th – 21st June 2021
'Fantasy of having a trailer wagon all to myself'
Celebration to Manoj Nair
Co curated by Tatiana de Stempel
Artists Anju Acharya, Fiona Banner Aka The Vanity Press, Maya Bastian, Zanny Begg, Xenia Bond, Peter Bond, Hannah Burton, Ivan Cartwright, Reza Ben Gajra, Harold Offeh, Danushka Marasinghe, Anjali Nair, Raksha Patel, Jiva Parthipan, Anoli Perera, Janine Shroff, Paul Sakoilsky, Roshan Chhabria and Stephaine Douet, Saad Qureshi, Anna Sebastian, Sophie de Stempel, Tatiana de Stempel, Bharat Thakur, Gavin Turk and Remi Rana Allen
3rd – 18th June 2021
'Queer As Folklore'
LGBTQ group show celebrating British paganism
Co curators DuoVision Martin Green & James Lawler
Artists Bishi Bhattacharya, Paul Bommer, Kit Boyd, Caroline Coon, James Dearlove, Ben Edge, David Harrison, Paul Kindersley, Jim Pilston, Tracy Watt and special guest Jenny Runacre
MAYDAY 1st – 30th May 2021
‘The first swing of the bat’
Co-Curator Paint Talk
The ambition of this show is to present an ariel view of painting from folkloric, medieval narratives, whether the mythical is addressed in a graphic, digital language or sensual formalism, the everyday physically buried in gesture or meticulously considered in naturalistic tendencies.
Artists Ned Armstrong, Max Gimson, Ariane Heloise Hughes, Sophie Lourdes Knight, Viktor Mattsson, Holly Mills, Jade Ching-yuk Ng, Daniel Taylor, Heidi Ukkonen and Maïa Régis
14th – 27th April 2021
Explore and investigate the existence of digital/analogue conflicts, tackle childhood curiosity through sculptural and performative satire.
7th – 21st March 2021
on-line only - pandemic restrictions
Sara Berman and Alison Lousada
A conversation around ceremony and space, depth and domesticity?
16th December – 31st January 2021
viewing rooms on-line only - pandemic restrictions
Co curated by DuoVision (Martin Green & James Lawler)
Pop Art pioneers Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana and Jasper Johns were queer - POP NOW! explores the movements impact and influence on five contemporary LGBT artists who continue to observe and explore contemporary POP culture.
Artists Daniel Edwards, Kelly-Anne Davitt, Ladypat, Bex Massey and Orlando Robin Campbell
7th November - 6th December 2020
'FINE DINING 2099'
Exhibition and book launch documenting life (from 2013) within a circle of independent young Londoners; gifted in music, the arts and the illicit.
18th – 27th September 2020
Limited no. of visitors allowed (30) in the gallery at any one time
All visitors must wear masks inside the gallery
'THIS SPACE I BELONG'
LCC Photojournalism 2020:
An independent graduate show presenting contemporary documentary works of fifteen emerging photographers /
Artists Gregory Murphy, Yang Qingyu, Sienna Jacob, Charles Maddocks, Sean Hawkey, Sonam Tobgyal, Gregor Emmanuel, Ricky Lee, Henry Rose, Ralph Ellison, Olive Oberoi, Emily Dessi-Makin, Gio Ottanta, Karla Lizethe Hunter and Harry Turner
3rd – 12th September
'public notice' : an exhibition
Co curated by Emerging Fields: Kira Wainstein & Holly Pollard
A free and unconventional art project that places artworks in the windows of independent businesses across East London as society begins returning to what is considered ‘normal’.
Harriet Abbott - Hackney Cycles
Euphrosyne Andrews - The Common
Connie Burlton - Mama Nasha
Nicole Coson - Underleaf
Lydia Hamblet - various bus stops
Alice Hartley - PEER
Jessica Jane Charleston - Newmans Stationery
Januario Jano - Bridges & Brows
Seungwon Jung - Frame Land
Sofie Keller - Four Store
Kath Lovett - Grace & Thorn
Jonathan McCree - Flashback and The Beehive
Isobel Napier - Kent & London
Sophie Nathan-King - GALLERY46 and Epra Fabrics
Alexandra Searle - Here After
Peter Spanjer - Watermans
Alex Simpson - Nordic Poetry and Raj Mahal
Andrea V Wright - Girls Nail Den
20th - 30th August 2020
LIMINALITY [START DREAMING]'
A series of live performances over 15 weeks at 6pm
Giving and outlet and commentary of working with and within the confines of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Live on IGTV – GALLERY46WHITECHAPEL
YouTube – Gallery4630
The artist is performing individually – live and recording on their own at GALLERY46 and with pre recorded video and soundtracks.
The artist has been given access to set up and broadcast on their own.
30th April - 6 August 2020
No.15 COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
Artists Bjørn Hatleskog, Christos Fanaras, Cleaver Boi and the Hungry Ghost, Colin Webster, Johny Brown, Kevin Quigley, Leon Conlon, Lisa McKendrick, Luke Jordan, Rebecca Davies, Sean McLusky, Tim Drage and Warren Conlon
No.14 NEW MAGICAL REALISM
SEULGI KANG & MARTIN SEXTON
No.13 SUPER SUPERSTITION
No.12 FEEDBACK LOOPS
SEAN DOWER and STORYTELLER
No.11 SPIRIT TRUMPET SÉANCE
No.10 DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT
INGA TILLERE and JOHNY BROWN
No.8 ALTERED STATES
ENGLISH HERETIC & RICHARD CROW
No.7 A SIMULACRA
No.6 BEWILDERED IN THE WILDERNESS
JONATHAN FORD and PÓL McLERNON
No.5 THE SLEEPER
THE DREAM THEATRE
KAI-OI JOYCE YUNG and JAMES PARR
BJØRN HATLESKOG, BRUCE McCLURE and RUPERT COLE
No.1 THE SLEEPER
Devised by KEVIN QUIGLEY
Written by JOHNY BROWN and WARREN CONLON
Performed by WARREN CONLON and LEON CONLON, remotely with JOHNY BROWN
Music by BJØRN HATLESKOG and KEVIN QUIGLEY
Book launch and exhibition of the iconic zeitgeist documentary photographer.
6th – 21st March 2020
LONDON XCHNGE PARIS
Partner LEBENSON GALLERY
Co curated with Stefan Lebenson
Only the smoke can elevate us among a pile of insignificant images, a smoke which covers, veils, reflects.
Artists YUVAL SHAUL, ROMAIN RIVIERE, LEE SOL, HEIDI MORIOT, LUCAS PRICE, DERRICK SANTINI, DOPPELDENK, JOACHIM ROMAIN, MANON MOLESTI, MYONG HO LEE, PHILIPPE SOUSSAN, ARNIE and OBVIOUS
6th – 29th February 2020
'I Hope This Finds You Well'
Co curator Selena Cerami - Eve Leibe Gallery
Exploring the relationship between technology and detachment.
Artists MAURIZIO BONGIOVANNI, IAN CALEB MOLINA ZOLLER, CHRISTOPHER HARTMANN, POUYAN JAFARIZADEH, JANS MUSKEE, ELENI ODYSSEOS, SARAH THIBAULT and JAIME WELSH
5th – 18th December 2019
'A Way In The World'
The show recognises the potential for painting to romanticise protest and criticism and maintains an interest in painting’s ability to transfer this apparent legitimacy from artist to institution or collector.
22nd– 30th November 2019
Storyboard is the final show of a trilogy by artist David James
The title of the show refers to the unfolding sequence of events that James finds himself in. The works or ‘assemblages’ as he refers to them, are portraits of people he is yet to meet.
8th October – 9th November 2019
'The Most Powerful Woman In The Universe'
An empowering, punk, pop show celebrating contemporary women artists.
Artists Nancy Fouts, Nina-Mae Fowler, Kelly-Anne Davitt, Salena Godden, Bex Massey, Hanne Jo Kemfor, Clancy Gebler Davies and Sara Pope
Malala Fund Auction Launch and live performance by poet Salena Godden and special guests MC Angel, Vera Chok and Amani Saeed – 4 brown girls who write.
6th – 28th September 2019
'We Sing The Body Electric'
Co curator Camilla Cole
The exhibition title is taken from the WALT WHITMAN poem ‘I Sing the Body Electric’,1855. Visionary for its time and increasingly relevant today, Whitman made the case for the inclusion of women in the democratic body by deconstructing the idea that the figure is always gendered- so he reduced the idea of the social constructioins that the body is eithermale or female to the notion of the “naked meat of the body”
Artists Ingrid Berthmoine, Stine Deja, Enam Gbewonyo, Bex Ilsley, Laila Majid, Alix Marie, Juliette Mahieux Bartoli, Stacie McCormick, Marie Munk, Katarzyna Perlak, Cherelle, Sappleton, Karolina Stellaki and Rebecca Wallis
2nd – 28th August 2019
'The Invisible Forest'
Co curator Patsy Craig
An exhibition of paintings by renowned Indigenous Peruvian-Amazonian artists.
Artists Lastenia Canayo, Roldan Pinedo, Brus Rubio, Elena Valera, Jimena Pinedo Valera, Estafany Pinedo Valera, Miguel Vilca, Rember Yahuarcani and Santiago Yahuarcani
Artist & Guest Talk: “The Forest Within”,
Native Amazonians, Artist in Residence Brus Rubio (Muruy/ Bora) and his guest Okosho/ Tomy Samaniego (Ashaninka) reflect on their Indigenous upbringing and their integration into city life. In so doing, they will share some of their ancestral traditions and songs.
Residency: Artist in Residence Brus Rubio will be present at the gallery throughout the month working on his painting entitled ‘The Flourishing Diversity’, to be presented to CAOS (Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability) at UCL.
1st – 29th June 2019
'Give Me Strength'
David Hughes and Paul Davis
A collaboration involving photography, painting and everyday objects constructed with the intention of making something beautiful out of the banal.
5th – 20th April 2019
'A Solar Umbrella'
‘The crystallisation of the forest was now almost complete. The prismatic surface extended away in a wide bend, its light obliterating the few landmarks that otherwise might have been recognised.’ J.G. Ballard, ‘The Crystal World’
Artists Ivan Benitez, Shane Bradford, Nick Dawes, Andy Harper, Asaki Kan, Katherine Lubar, Jo Marshall, Sarah Mizer
17th January – 14th February 2019
'The Salamander Devours its Tail Twice'
Co curator Ashley Middleton
“The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless. We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam. Even fireworks, for all their prettiness, come from the chemistry of the earth. Yet somehow we think we can grow, feeding on flowers and fireworks, without completing the cycle back to reality.”Fahrenheit 451
Artists Thomas Adam, Emma, Bäcklund, Ella Belenky, Luca Bosani, Jan Dams, Katie Ellen Fields, Saskia Fischer, Michelle Gevint, Alexander Glass, Stewart Hardie, Andrew Hart, Aaron Hegert, Sarah Howe, Alice Irwin, Stuart Jones, Seungwon Jung, Chris Klapper & Patrick Gallagher, Thomas Kuijpers, Ashley Middleton, Adeline de Monseignat, Chantal Powell, Victor Seaward, Yambe Tam, Dominic Till, Kawita Vatanajyankur and Brett Wallace
17th November – 5th December 2018
The second show in a trilogy - In his first show CIVILISATION, James explored the relationship between art history, transformation and personal experience. For AUTOMATTER, he delves into the subconscious mind through his practice of automatic drawing and oil painting. Rather than titling, James refers to his work with codes like ‘eE<. v(w)’, ‘-0|00-o^o’ and ‘,*T =; u\-‘ intentionally obfuscating any reading of the works.
13th October – 8th November 2018
'The Masque of Blackness'
More than seven years in the making, Beech’s hand-drawn animation sits at the heart of the exhibition. Inspired by JOSEPH CONRAD's novella Heart of Darkness and BEN JONSON’s Jacobean play The Masque of Blackness, it explores the spirit of place to take the visitor on a journey from West Africa to the Thames. The film features an original musical score by ESBEN TJALVE and choreography by JULIA GILLESPIE to evoke a sense of place and spirit in the busy heart of London.
6th September – 6th October 2018
Screening at the National Theatre Flytower - LONDON - Thursday 27th September 8pm- 11pm
'A Repetitive Dilemma'
Jung Sang Sub
Frst UK solo show featuring new works that deal with Korean society and structure – intricate, mesmeric and delicate whilst also political and playful. Delicate, intricate and mesmeric, the ‘code’ series of works reflect the ways his life has been codified in the Republic of Korea society, of someone who aligns community membership with nationalistic emotions and which is also ideologically confronted with North Korea.
22nd August – 1st September 2018
'A Sort of Home':1970s Whitechapel
A personal photojournalistic documentation of life experienced in 1970’s Whitechapel, London by the iconic documentary photographer. “Frequent homelessness, rotten housing conditions and oppressive housing laws gladly implemented by an uncaring local council all added to a feeling of exclusion among myself and my friends.”
In association with www.providencerow.org.uk – donations collected throughout the duration of the show to help local homeless and vulnerably housed people in East London.
18th July – 15th August 2018
The show is a collaboration with contemporary art curator and writer -
Dr Nina Pearlman, Head of UCL Art Collections, UCL Culture.
East London-born Chris Moon (b.1976) is a master of the untrained, self-taught and punk in his ideology, he has often chosen to exhibit independently. His early London solo exhibitions, HOME, 2011 and REVERIE, 2012 received wide acclaim. Exhibitions followed in New York (2014), Los Angeles (2015) and again in London (2016) with many works entering private collections. Moon’s paintings have been featured in Interview Magazine and Flaunt in the USA and in Dazed, AnOther and Port Magazine in the UK amongst others.
12th – 17th July 2018
ART NIGHT LONDON
GALLERY46 LN at BARGEHOUSE
Artists Sean Dower, Duggie Fields, David James
In 2017 his Portrait of Syd Barrett hung for 6 months in the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of their Pink Floyd Exhibition, before going on to the Macro in Rome where it is on show now. Glasgow International 2018, the Modern Institute Glasgow presented an exhibition of his works based around a gallery installation recreating his home studio, with paintings, video and music pieces. RIP Duggie Fields 2021
'This Is The Gate Of Heaven'
Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky
The artists first met working for the Viennese Aktionnist, Hermann Nitsch, in his Orgien Mysterien Theater. At the core of both their work is a vital, sensual and conceptual engagement with the world, embracing travel, arcane histories, pataphysical realities, and a shared fascination with historical and contemporary artwork, as well as the literature of the ‘anti-tradition’. Renner and Sakoilsky have exhibited and collaborated in past group expositions, most recently, ‘Transformazione’ at the Palazzo Ducale, Massa, Italy (2017)
8th June – 7th July 2018
'A Connection Is Made'
Co curated by MORE curatorial group
“It was a confrontation with the body. It was the notion that the object recedes in its self-importance. It participates in a complex experience that includes the object, your body, the space, and the time of your experience. It’s locked together in these things.”
Robert Morris. A Connection Is Made is about allowing a communication that happens within the act of collaboration, and that persists between the art objects that originate from it. Utilising and exploring relationships founded on interactions in the educational facility of CASS school of Art, where mentors, students, tutors, lecturers, visiting artists, intermingle.
Artists Deej Fabyc,, Ben Cain, Richard Ducker, Hamer Faramarzi, Peter Fillingham, Bethan Hughes, Adele Lazzeri, Adam Oczkowicz, Grace Radford and Toby Tobias Kidd
9th – 22nd March 2018
'The Pink Panther Show'
Co curated by Evangeline Ling and dateagleart
Initially triggered by an Instagram story proposal, The Pink Panther Show is an experiment as much as it is an exhibition. At first glance, the artists have hardly anything in common: they are in different points of their career; their practices are diverse; they deal with different issues, and are interested in distinctive themes. However, being brought together by the eponymous character, they are ‘forced’ to interpret the same concept without losing their definitive traits.
Artists Daniel Burley, Jade Chingyuk Ng, Arnaud Desjardin, Hetty Douglas, Fiona Grady, Laurence Greenberg,Tom Hardwick-Allan, Evangeline Ling, Tanya Ling, Michael Murphy, India Nielsen, Callum Nixon, Delilah Olson, Niamh Roberts, Liam Scully and Hannah Tilson
21st – 28th February 2018
A graphic art project for Amnesty International, in association with Protein.
Inspired by International Peace Day, a collective of makers, designers and artists have been invited to create their own one off sculptural graphic art pieces for a project called ‘Totem’ founded by They Made This.
Artists Bompas & Parr, John Booth, Myers Couge, Emily Forgot, Kester Hoefkens, Isabel & Helen, Morag Myerscough, Damien Poulin, Rude, Gemma Tickle (in association with East Photographic) and Marcus Walters
14th – 21st December 2017
Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award
The stories presented here are not just of the highest quality, but also of profound importance tackling issues such as; the Refugee crisis, prisons in the Philippines, turmoil in Venezuela, conflict in Iraq and deprivation in the UK. In addition, the PJG Award 2016 winner, Pablo Piovano will present images from his haunting project on the use of agrotoxins in Argentina, along with a selection of images by the great Philip Jones Griffiths himself.
“Content alone is propaganda; form alone is wallpaper.” – Philip Jones Griffiths
Enri Canaj (Winner 2017) - Plus works by Natalie Keyssar, Rick Rocamora, Emanuele Satolli, Mary Turner, Philip Jones Griffiths and Pablo E. Piovano (Winner 2016)
6th – 13th December 2017
'Voices of Transition': Contemporary Art from Myanmar
The exhibition focuses on the self-perception of the artist within Myanmar society. The works of these artists are rooted in a rich tradition of Theravada Buddhism, calligraphy, and performance art. And yet, their artistic productions are made distinct by radical new challenges and opportunities during the political transition process. The selected artists are vigilant to narrow categorisation and misrepresentation of their idiosyncratic perspectives and artistic outputs.
Artists Zar Min Htike, Aye Ko, Phyoe Kyi, Nge La, Htein Lin, Aung Mint, Mayco Naing, Soe Yu New, Moe Satt, Kaung Su, Nyein Chan Su, Chaw Ei Thein, May Phue Thet, Yadanar Win and Zoncy
16th November – 3rd December 2017
'The Haus of Bruce LaBruce'
Co curator by Bren O’Callaghan
The first UK solo show by Canadian underground adult film director, photographer, performer, writer and queer provocateur, The Haus of Bruce LaBruce leads with the world-premiere of unseen photo series and creative responses by artistic partners. Drawing upon the likes of female dungeon mistresses in Los Angeles, the infamous Obcenity series combining religious and sexual ecstasy, and gore-splattered gonzo motel shoots. From collaborations with Danni Daniels and François Sagat, to jewellery by Jonathan Johnson, collages of early photo sets by Damien Blottière and portraiture from LaBruce’s latest feature, The Misandrists, featuring recurring muse Susanne Sachße and performance icon Kembra Pfahler.
Katy Baird, Damien Blotter and Jonathan Johnson
28th October – 12th November 2017
18+ over (adult content)\
Debut solo exhibition comprised of a series of drawings and paintings that explore the relationship between personal experience and the history of art. James’s ‘drawings’ and ‘paintings’ are neither drawn or painted in the conventional sense. The drawings are the result of a meticulous technique he uses to modify the reproductions of masterpieces by artists such as Velázquez and Rembrandt, torn from the pages of vintage art books. This seemingly destructive act abstracts iconic works from the history of art to the point of oblivion, but in doing so James creates new images with new identities. The paintings are, in turn, fabricated objects made from enlargements of the drawings, with the addition of layers of resin, hair and grit.
2nd – 25th October 2017
'The House Of The Last London'
The Last London, published by Oneworld in September 2017, is the ultimate book in a long series of urban wanderings and documentations by Iain Sinclair. The city is now somewhere else, both more and less than itself. And the old methods of transcription no longer play. Sinclair strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaboratives expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition. Born in 1943, Cardiff, he studied at Trinity College, Dublin, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and the London School of Film Technique. He was connected to the British avant garde poetry scene in the 1960s and 70s involving J. H. Prynne, Douglas Oliver and Brian Calting. He also edited the 1996 poetry anthology, Conductors of Chaos.
8th – 17th September 2017
'Disco Ball Soul'
Emma Elizabeth Tillman
Disco Ball Soul is the culmination of 10 years worth of memories. Consisting of personal photographs, diaries, and collages that combine the two; each piece is the obsessive record of a time and place in the artists life and her husband, Josh (Father John Misty). The collection of material and works created started in 2007 in a hand built cottage in rural France.
11th – 29th August 2017
Artists SEAN DOWER , SEULGI KANG, ROBERT MONTGOMERY and JONATHAN READING
‘MONEY IS A SUPERSTITION’ was the first fire poem by Robert Montgomery to be shown in LONDON. His fire poems lie somewhere between performance, happening and a ritualistic ceremony, taking inspiration from ancient Celtic fire celebrations referencing the Beltane fire rituals, repositioned in a contemporary art context. He has previously exhibited them at the Gardens of Musee de Lieu, Paris, the site of the old Aeroporto di Berlino-Tempelhof and on the United Nations-controlled no-man’s land border between north and south Cyprus.
1st July 2017
'The Nothing Series'
Co curator James Birch - known for exhibiting Francis Bacon in Moscow, Genesis P-Orridge and Grayson Perry.
Presented are a new collection of drawings and three small-scale bronze sculptures.
Birch describes Brown’s works on paper as having ‘the freshness of sliding down the razor blade of life’.
23rd March – 29th April 2017
Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
Intensely beautiful and uncomfortably intimate, IMMORTAL is a multi-dimensional body of work created over the past year with an extraordinary line-up of long-term collaborators including: Iris van Herpen, Björk, Daria Werbowy, Daren Ellis, Chris Levine, James Lavelle, Andrew Gallimore, Anna Trevelyan, Martin Cullen, Alex Box and more. Alongside a selection of photographic and lithographic prints from the IMMORTAL boxset, the show features two film installations with Keaton Henson and James Lavelle – Sick Lullaby and Cowboys or Indians – a sculptural artwork of Daria Werbowy, and Notget made in collaboration with Björk. On show for the first time in the UK, Notget is an utterly beautiful immersive experience and one of the most advanced VR experiences to date.
24th February – 18th March 2017
Vic Godard and A.M Leka
VicLeka is a collaborative project by Vic Godard, British poet, singer/songwriter, pioneer of English punk and frontman of band Subway Sect and A.M.Leka, Serbian visual artist and professor at University of Arts in Belgrade.
27th January – 11th February
'The House of Penelope'
Penelope is a mythological character from the Odyssey who has been an inspiration throughout time, known for her faithfulness and patience. Her story embodies concepts of waiting, longing and mourning, but the strongest element is her willpower which enabled her to resist against authority and protocol and allowed her independence through her intellect and her work.
Artists Becky Allen, Charlotte Colbert, Adeline de Monseignat, Camilla Emson, Nancy Fouts, Alix Janta-Polczynski, Lauren Jones, Eloïse van der Heyden.
Also featuring artworks by Alice Anderson, Miriam Austin, Bea Bonafini, Inès de Bordas, Soojin Kang, Radhika Khimji, Romana Londi, Mariana Mauricio, Walter & Zoniel.
With special thanks to The Gaia Art Foundation for their kind support
7th – 20th January 2017
'Eley Kishimoto GoGo'
Flash Archive of works by Eley Kishimoto - Mark Eley & Wak Kishimoto
Flash encounter with the creative force driving a duo that has worked in fabrics, wallpapers, furniture, automotive, architectural and electronics, collaborating with artists and galleries on their journey, plus projects across the globe with brands:
Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz and Jil Sander and who’s past collaborative works include BMW motorbikes, Eastpak, Duvel beer, Incase, WESC, Local Motors, Vans, Tatras, Art Sails and Lavenham amongst many others.
9th – 17th December 2016
Artists Sara Berman, Lauren Coullard, Laura Davis, Silia Ka Tung, Paula Kamps, Lee Matthews and Carali McCall
All-female group of artists present works that explores the evasive nature of memory and place – where they collide and what they conceal. topophobophilia is an exhibition that considers the poetic and practical possibilities of the body and the familiar spaces it inhabits, acting as the subject matter and connected point of origin of their work.
11th – 24th November 2016
Artists Gavin Bennett, Shaun Caton , Kelly-Anne Davitt, Benoît Delhomme, Dave Dorrell, Sean Dower, Mark Eley & Jon Whitbread, Barry Flanagan, Paul Fryer, Seulgi Kang, Robert Montgomery, Polly Morgan, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Noki, Vesna Petresin, Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones, Jonny Reding, Derrick Santini, Martin Sexton, Will Sweeney, Nick Waplington, Brian Wilkins
"A basic theme for the anarch is how man, left to his own devices, can defy superior forces – whether state, society, or the elements – by making use of their rules without submitting to them.
‘It is strange,’ Sir William Parry wrote when describing the igloos on Winter Island, ‘it is strange to think that all these measure are taken against the cold – and in houses of ice.” Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil (1977)
Martin J Tickner, Sean McLusky, Martin Bell, Wai Hung Young at LONDONEWCASTLE introduce Autonomy
the inaugural exhibition at GALLERY46 LN