Copeland Gallery, Peckham
24th-28th September 2019
Official Opening Party 26th September
"The colour of there seen from here, the colour of where you are not” - Rebecca Solnit.
A group exhibition of work by 8 contemporary artists explored through their use of the colour blue. These artists have had tremendous success in their careers to date; exhibiting across the world at prestigious events such as Frieze & Unseen, and feature in many international collections.
Due to Copeland Gallery’s generous sponsorship, this exhibition has been organised by Maddie Rose Hills without artist fees or commission in a genuine attempt champion the work without financial motive.
Production costs are being funded through Kickstarter with art and tickets to events for sale from £5-£400.
Tess Williams has had solo shows in Germany, Spain and the UK, and has been selected for numerous group exhibitions across Europe. Her work is held in collections in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Tom Pope this year took his performance piece One Square Club to Frieze LA. Graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2011. Upon graduating he won the Deutsche Bank Artist Award.
Florence Sweeney’s work is in international collections. She’s recently exhibited with Guts Gallery, Espositivo Madrid, SWAB Art Fair Barcelona, The Dot Project London & a solo show at Lily Brooke Gallery, London.
Alexander Mourant’s work has been included in FT Weekend Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Photograph, Unseen Magazine and The Greatest Magazine. He has won the Free Range Award and was recently nominated for Foam Paul Huf Award.
Maddie Rose Hills has exhibited in London, Paris & Barcelona with an artist residency in Iceland. Her paintings have been acquired by the British Airways collection. Commissions include The Dorchester’s 45 Park Lane.
Simone Mudde is a 2019 New Contemporaries artist. Exhibitions with The Photographers Gallery & Unseen Amsterdam. Recipient of RCA New Photographers Prize and shortlisted for European Photography Award.
Katrina Russell-Adams graduated with a degree in Behavioural Sciences. With a successful career in social housing under her belt she took a break to bring up 3 children before coming to art. Artist commissions include ITV and London Borough of Culture.
Matilda Little is a graduate of Central St Martins, her work work directs the viewers attention to the idea of the ‘object’ and questions the object’s status, and in turn our hierarchy of values.
Pay £15 on Kickstarter: Visit the show on the opening night, 24th September, alongside a small group of 50 guests from 7-8pm. This is a chance to speak to the artists as well as being the first to preview the work. Ticket includes a glass of champagne. Buy
Artist Talk | On Blue and Photography
£5 on Kickstarter: By utilising the colour blue as a trigger point, artists Tom Pope, Simone Mudde and Alexander Mourant, will explore their approach to medium, practice and a sense of being in the world. We are thrilled that Duncan Wooldridge will be joining us in the gallery to chair the talk. Duncan is an artist, writer and curator. He is Course Director for Fine Art Photography at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. He writes regularly for 1000 Words, Artforum, Art Monthly, and Foam. His curatorial projects include 'Anti-Photography' (2011), 'John Hilliard: Not Black and White' (2014), and 'Moving The Image: Photography and its Actions' (2019). He is currently writing 'The Photograph as Experiment', published in 2020. Saturday 28th September 4pm. Buy