ABIGAIL HUNT | 2020 PHOTO LONDON CAMPAIGN

ABIGAIL HUNT | 2020 PHOTO LONDON CAMPAIGN

The gallery is delighted to announce that an original photographic collage by Abigail Hunt will be used for Photo London 2020 campaign.

After Abigail exhibited new works with the gallery at this years Fair which were made from previous edition of the Photo London catalogue – the Fair has selected Abigail to create a new work that responds to the 2018 catalogue, bringing together the past and future of their editions.

Abigail’s artistic practice and sculptural approach to creating photographic collages is based on found objects and images, which through investigation, deconstruction and play transform from the readymade into delicate constructions. It is this exploration of the photographic media that Photo London is encouraging through the commission, and are spotlighting with this selection.

Sid Motion Gallery will exhibit at Photo London 2020, where new work for Abigail’s will on view.

Sunday Art Fair | October 2019

It is a pleasure to be participating, for the first time, in Sunday Art Fair this October with an ambitious solo booth of new work by Morgan Wills. Sunday Art Fair has championed emerging art and the galleries that support artists at the early stages in their careers for the last 10 years. Sunday Art Fair is a short walk from Frieze Art Fair – which happens at the same time – and is held at Ambika P3, Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS • The Fair is free on public days.

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The South Bermondsey Art Trail | 30th & 31st August 2019

South Bermondsey Art Trail
Friday 30th & Saturday 31st August 2019

The South Bermondsey Art Trail is a 2 day event of open studios, exhibitions, screenings, performances, parties and events celebrating the artists based in South Bermondsey.

Organised by Sid Motion Gallery and Charlie Billingham, the Trail showcases the brilliant creatives working in the area, allowing you to see artists’ work in the environments it is made.

All artists, unless stated, will open their studios on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August, 12-6pm.

DOWNLOAD THE ART TRAIL MAP

Special Events:

Friday 30th August
5pm: Performance by Gianna T.
6-8pm: Drinks hosted at Sid Motion Gallery. Generously sponsored by El Rayo Tequila. All welcome!
6-9pm: Private View of Georgia Lucas-Going: MISSES EVERYTHING at Jupiter Woods 

Saturday 31st August
3-4pm: Deme Georghiou in conversation with curator Grant Watson at Drawing Room
4pm: Screening by Tom Burke. Drinks served with introduction by the artist
7-11pm: HER-PEE’s Presents: T’s & C’s APPLY at DIY Space for London (see ticket link below)

 


Participants:

Sid Motion Gallery

Charlie Billingham

Rebecca Ackroyd
*Friday 30th August 5-6pm only

Than Hussein Clark

Benjamin Edwin Slinger

Jordan Derrien

Scout Kauffman 

Poppy Ashton

Katie Della-Valle

Luisa Mè

Gianna T.
*Performance on Friday 30th August, 5pm (Approx. 30 minutes)

Phoebe McElhatton 

Jack Carvosso

Ivo Carew Architects

DIY Space for London
Saturday 31st August at 7pm – 11pm
HER-PEE’s Presents: T’s & C’s APPLY: An evening of live art that deals with the theme of Terms and Conditions
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/her-pees-tscs-apply-tickets-65708220055

James Capper

Aimie Herbert

Elliott Chambers

Laura Fitton

Vivienne Hollis

Charley Peters

Paul Elmes
*Saturday 31st August 12-6pm only

David Micheaud

Oona Wilkinson

Alice Cocks

Jupiter Woods
*Private View: Georgia Lucas-Going: MISSES EVERYTHING. Friday 30 August, 6-9pm

Jo Dennis

Baud Postma

Tom Burke
Screening: From Here We Go Extreme, shown on a loop Friday 30th & Saturday 31st 12-6pm
Drinks served and introduction by the artist on Saturday 31st at 4pm

Revolv Collective Exhibition

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For refreshments: Juno Cafe
Unit D, Industrial Estate, Juno Way, SE14 5RW
*7 minute walk

Drawing Room
Deme Georghiou Open Studio Weekend
Artist in conversation: Saturday 31st August, 3-4pm
*10 minutes on the bus or 45 minute walk

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
*Next exhibition opening 29th September
*7 minutes on the bus or 18 minute walk

South London Gallery
*30 minute walk

 

Dafna Talmor acquired by Victoria and Albert Museum Photography Collection

The gallery is thrilled to announce that two photographs from the Constructed Landscapes series by Dafna Talmor are now included in the permanent photography collection of the V&A Museum. For more information please visit the V&A catalogue online here or visit the museum Prints and Drawings Study Room, where you can view handling print versions of the work.

Dafna Talmor will show new work with the gallery in a solo exhibition in September and will exhibit works from her ‘My London’ series at Photo London in May.

Dafna Talmor | Upcoming Group show: Moving the Image

Moving the Image: photography and its actions
Curated by Duncan Wooldridge

Private View: 18 April 2019, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: 23 April – 1 June 2019
Exhibition open: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 12pm-4pm
Peckham 24/Photo London Late Opening: Friday 17th May, 10am-8pm

 

PRESS RELEASE:

Moving The Image proposes that the contemporary conditions of photography might be best understood through an expanded conception of its actions, gestures and performativities. The conventional still/moving dialectic that focuses upon what is within and not around the image, which shapes many conventional discourses of the photographic, belies a multitude of industrial and social functions which constitute a wider ‘photographic universe’, including processes of production, interventions and mediations, and formal and informal channels of distribution.

The exhibition proposes that photographic images are not at all static, but are instead shaped and altered through a multitude of processes and encounters, becoming, performative and playful. Exhibiting the work of contemporary artists experimenting with the photograph’s forms and manifestations, the exhibition explores how the photographic image comes about through a creative tussle between the human and the machinic: doing so, it proposes a photography beyond the romantic language of the photographer’s eye, or the doubtful neutrality the document. In its place, photography emerges as a complex, contradictory and challenging object, acting with us and upon us.

Artists in the exhibition include: Lou Cantor, Liz Deschenes, Discipula, David Horvitz, Steff Jamieson, Kensuke Koike, Taisuke Koyama, Louise Lawler, John MacLean, Sarah Pickering, Salvo, Dayanita Singh, Clare Strand, Dafna Talmor, Edouard Taufenbach and Corinne Vionnet. The exhibition will include a special new iteration of Sarah Pickering’s Reverse Pickpocket and Pickpocket Workshop, originally commissioned for Manifesta 11, Zurich, in 2016.

The exhibition is accompanied by a teaching symposium on 17 April 2019 at Camberwell College of Arts which will explore current and future practices in teaching and learning in fine art photography. The day will include keynote presentations by Duncan Wooldridge (curator of the exhibition, and Camberwell BA Fine Art Photography Course Leader) and writer and curator Emma Lewis (Tate), alongside a variety of short workshops. Booking is available on the UAL website.

Address:
Camberwell Space Camberwell College of Arts Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UF

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday, 12pm – 4pm

Contact information:
General enquiries: 020 7514 6301
E mail: camberwellspace@camberwell.arts.ac.uk
Website: www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/camberwell-college-of-arts/whats-on-at-camberwell/camberwell-space
Twitter: @CamberwellSpace
Facebook: /CamberwellSpace
Instagram: /CamberwellSpace

SMG reopens in South Bermondsey

On the evening of 14th March 2019, Sid Motion Gallery opened in its new gallery space in South Bermondsey. Here the gallery will continue with its ambitious programme of exhibitions and events. For the inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space Sid Motion is pleased to present a two-person show of new works by Sue Kennington and Fleur Simon, which is on view until 13th April.

 

Sid Motion Gallery is expanding

Join us on Wednesday 30th January, 6-8pm, to celebrate our expansion and the last exhibition in the Kings Cross gallery.

Sid Motion Gallery is entering an exciting new chapter. After a successful two and a half years in Kings Cross, we are moving to a new, larger space with a fresh and ambitious programme, including a number of off-site projects and art fairs as well as a continuation of its strong exhibitions and events. The gallery is also delighted to announce a roster of represented artists for the first time.

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Following the success of Sid Motion Gallery in Kings Cross, in March 2019 we will relaunch in a larger exhibition space in South Bermondsey. The new location is situated at the centre of a community of galleries and practising artists, allowing interesting collaborations and developments, while the gallery continues to extend its reputation for curating an exhibition programme that supports and promotes a range of fresh, vibrant artists working in different media.

It is an honour to announce the gallery’s first represented artists: Vincent Hawkins, Dafna Talmor and Morgan Wills.

The new space will open with a two-person exhibition by Sue Kennington and Fleur Simon, and the gallery will be taking part in Photo London in May 2019. More art fairs and external projects are planned for the end of the year. A public programme of talks and events will continue to run alongside each exhibition, allowing the artists to discuss their work and to introduce a forum for conversation, education and development.

New Address:
Sid Motion Gallery
24a Penarth Centre
Hatcham Road
SE15 1TR

A List of Great Things To Do Before the Year is Out | Another Magazine

‘Holding One’s Breath’, on view until 7 December 2018, is included in AnOther Magazine’s round up of exhibitions to catch before the year is out.

READ IN FULL HERE

Hong Kong artist Yin Yi Fung creates sculptures from materials like brick, metal, clay and ice, with the intention that they eventually self-destruct naturally by melting, rusting or eroding. These ephemeral, pastel-hued pieces sit alongside visceral paintings by Rikki Turner in Sid Motion Gallery’s current exhibition; both artists make use of the organic in their work and explore how art can exist in urban landscapes. While you’re there, don’t miss the gallery’s new Drawing Room too: a space with forest green walls on which hangs new work by artists who have previously exhibited at Sid Motion.

 

Nathan Eastwood | ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’

The gallery is delighted that Nathan Eastwood’s solo exhibition at Sid Motion Gallery is featured in ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’, published in September 2018.

The publication includes paintings of 40 British contemporary artists discussed through 40 national and international solo exhibitions.
For more information on the publication, please click here

‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ considers and celebrates the work of forty artists whose practices have been defining Britain’s contribution to current painting on the national and international stage. The anthology documents forty solo exhibitions in public museums and galleries, as well as in commercial, independent and artist-led spaces, both in Britain and abroad, during 2017. The publication presents around 160 images, including installation views from many of these exhibitions.

Artists in Residence | KX Quarterly | The Sunday Times

“Now two years old, Sid Motion Gallery has become a hub to find new talent – from absurd portraits of millennial life to lensing the dark side of the American dream, Claire Marie Healy delves into some of the most exciting names to know now”

The gallery is delighted to have 4 artists featured in the Summer issue of KX Quarterly, which was a supplement of The Sunday Times on 1st July 2018.

Read more about the artists here:
CHARIS ENTWISLE
NIALL O’BRIEN
JENNIFER LOUISE MARTIN
LOUIS CAULFIELD

EXIT Magazine | Adidas Creatives

Sid was delighted to be included in EXIT Magazine for the Adidas Originals ‘Creatives’ feature.
Latest issue of EXIT Magazine OUT NOW

Photos by Ben Parks
Words by Allyson Shiffman

 

Sid Motion, Gallery Owner
Though her eponymous gallery has been open but a moment in art world years (since last June, to be exact), Sid Motion is already garnering unfettered praise as a gallerist. Makes sense, given that she’s long been known as one of London’s young curators to watch. Located in an old betting shop in King’s Cross, Sid Motion Gallery’s success is, of course, a testament to Motion’s talents. Still, she remains characteristically humble. “There seems to be real excitement for the artists I am working with and it is so great to be part of their development,” she says

 

View full Creatives feature here

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Elephant Magazine | Roland Hicks Studio Visit

In the lead up to the opening of ‘Colour, Order, System’ at the gallery, Holly Black visited Roland Hicks – one of the 4 artists in the exhibition – in his studio for Elephant Magazine.

Read in full here: https://elephantmag.com/studio-visit-roland-hicks/

“I guess I’m trying to have my cake and eat it; I’m being two types of artist at once.” Roland Hicks creates his own unique blend of photorealism with unnerving reproductions of mundane objects and industrial materials.

Photographs © Tim Smyth.

Wallpaper* Magazine: Inspiring Photography from the Wallpaper* picture desk

Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 13.19.10Our current Exhibition, Inner Landscapes, has been featured on Wallpaper* Magazine, as their ‘daily digest of visual inspiration.’

The piece explores some of the themes that run through the show and inform each artists work.

Inner Landscapes runs from 27th April- 2nd June 2017.

http://www.wallpaper.com/gallery/art/inspiring-photography-from-the-wallpaper-picture-desk-2017

 

 

Audio of Jo Dennis and Rodrigo Orrantia in conversation now Live

British artist Jo Dennis, whose solo show ‘Matter out of Place’ was on view at Sid Motion Gallery from 19 January – 24 February 2017, spoke in conversation with Rodrigo Orrantia and Sid Motion on 8th February 2017, at the gallery.

Jo Dennis (b 1973, UK) graduated from a BA in Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Theory from Goldsmiths College, London in 2002.
Dennis has exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include Cropped Up at AMP Gallery, UK; Acca Atelier at Galfa 20, Italy; Working from Home at AMP Gallery (for Artlicks Weekend), UK; and a solo booth at The Others Art Fair, Truman Brewery, UK. Dennis’ work has been included extensively in group exhibitions including at the ICA and The Royal Academy of Arts, in London.

Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian, consultant and curator who specialises in photography and moving image. Rodrigo is interested in photography as an expanding field, exploring its connections with film, sculpture, text, sound and localised performance in his many projects, exhibitions and publications.

The conversation was moderated by gallerist Sid Motion.

Brilliant Things To Do in March: Nathan Eastwood | AnOther Magazine

Nathan Eastwood: My England at Sid Motion Gallery, London: March 3 – April 8, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 15.48.38Nathan Eastwood’s paintings come across as snapshots of everyday life in England, because that is exactly how they came to fruition: Eastwood would take photos on a phone and work from these images to create his atmospheric paintings. Scenes in launderettes, a queue at a food bank and a man glancing at a ticket before walking through a doorway all make for remarkable subject matter, many crafted in monochrome and all with immense detail, and viewing that feels at once inclusive and voyeuristic. Sid Motion Gallery is still a young venture, in an area of London undergoing exciting regeneration, rendering Eastwood’s observations of English life especially prescient.

 

Read all other recommendations in full here: http://www.anothermag.com/design-living/9591/brilliant-things-to-do-in-march

Young Artist to watch – Nathan Eastwood | FADMagazine

In advance of next weeks opening of Nathan Eastwood’s solo show ‘My England’ – the gallery is delighted to see that FAD Magazine have chosen Eastwood as their ‘Young Artist to Watch’.

Please come to the opening of Eastwood’s show at 6-9pm on 2 March 2017. The exhibition will run until 8 April 2017.

Read the full article here:

Young Artist to watch – Nathan Eastwood.

 

Paul Houlsey in conversation with Melanie Gerlis

Paul Housley, who’s current exhibition Factory to Palace is on view at Sid Motion Gallery (until 23rd December 2016), spoke in conversation with the author, Columnist at the Financial Times and Editor at large, The Art Newspaper Melanie Gerlis last night. Thank you to all those who joined us for their engaging discussion. It was a wonderful chance to hear Paul speak first hand about his new works in the exhibition.

‘The Best Alternative Art Galleries in London’ by the Spanish newspaper, El Iberico

“Only 4 months ago the artistic manager of Photo London, Sid Motion, opened her eponymous gallery in a former betting shop near King’s Cross focused on modern art and photography. However, the place has become a key destination in the contemporary art scene in the capital. The director, of only 28 years old, wants to create a space to show what interests the real artists and make visitors questions asked and discussed. Until November 5th you can attend the show Francesca Longhini and Michelle Conway, where they explore the issue of existence and contemporary life in urban spaces through painting, sculpture and photography.”

http://www.eliberico.com/las-mejores-galerias-de-arte-alternativo-de-londres5.html

 

AnOther Magazine: A Beginner’s Guide to Opening an Art Gallery

Read AnOther magazine’s ‘Beginner’s Guide to Opening an Art Gallery’, an interview with Sid Motion on how she set up her new gallery, as well as a step by step guide for those thinking of doing the same:

http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/9154/a-beginners-guide-to-opening-an-art-gallery

Text by e, Photographic Editor  and photographs by n

 

 

 

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ES Magazine: London’s coolest art galleries

“From the Shoreditch newcomer to the Soho institution, Clara Dorrington picks London’s coolest galleries…”

Thank you very much to the ES Magazine for listing the gallery as one of ‘London’s coolest galleries’ in this years Art Issue! The gallery is in very good company.

Read full selection here: http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/londons-coolest-art-galleries-a3361711.html

Artist Talk: Morgan Wills and Sacha Craddock in conversation | 7 September 2016, 6.30pm

Morgan Wills and the writer and curator Sacha Craddock will speak in-coversation on Wednesday 7th September | 6.30pm – 9pm

Morgan Wills is currently exhibiting his first solo show, 12 Conversations, at Sid Motion Gallery. Morgan will speak in conversation with the independent art critic, writer and curator Sacha Craddock on the 7th September, from 6.30pm. The talk will start at 7pm.

Sacha Craddock has been Chair of the Board of New Contemporaries and the selection process since 1996, she has been familiar with Wills’ work since he was selected to exhibit at New Contemporaries in 2015. The conversation at the gallery will explore being a young artist showing in a commercial gallery for the first time, and how the work has progressed in the early years of Wills’ practice.

To RSVP a place for the talk, please email info@sidmotiongallery.co.uk

 

Morgan Wills (born 1992) studied Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating in 2014. His previous exhibitions include ‘Sorry About Last Night’, at The Washington, Sheffield; ‘Versions’, at Benevolent Association of Excellent Solutions, London; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2015, at ICA, London and Backlit Gallery, Nottingham; MK Open, at MK gallery, Milton Keynes, and ‘Assembly’ at Triangle Gallery, London. Wills was shortlisted in 2014 for the HIX Award, shown at CnB Gallery, London.

Sid Motion in conversation with Liz Jobey for Marguerite, London

experiences of setting up the newly-opened Sid Motion Gallery, the inaugural show titled ‘What’s it going to be?’ and her plans for the future.

The event was generously sponsored by ProperCorn and Milo & Hector’s.

For more information on Marguerite, please visit: www.margueritelondon.com

We are open!

We were delighted to welcome many people to the launch of the gallery on Wednesday 8th June. Sid Motion Gallery is now open, with the group exhibition ‘What’s it going to be?’, a painting show including the works of Damien Meade, Vincent Hawkins, Sophie Mackfall, Lawrence Corby and Kate Hawkins.

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