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Wed 20 November 2013 Hannah Barry Gallery 4 Holly Grove

A few years ago Peckham Vision and local Holly Grove residents resisted attempts to turn the building at 4 Holly Grove, next to the station and behind Iceland’s, into a meat factory. The proposed use was not compatible with the residential area and was also not a good use in the light of the early plans for the new station square. That community action has enabled the right kind of use for the space and the location to come to reality. The HannahBarryGallery is opening its new exhibition space there on Wednesday 20th November at 6pm. See further information below.

Message from Hannah Barry Gallery:

We are delighted that Tom Barnett’s exhibition The Beautiful Game opens our new space at 4 Holly Grove in Peckham on Wednesday 20 November 6-9pm. 

The Beautiful Game represents Tom’s route towards an artistic practice incorporating sculpture, live performance, choreography, installation and film with his painting of the last 10 or so years.  The primitive, mystical, classical and pedestrian are all represented, given form as Footballer, Astronaut, Musician, Horseman, Pyrotechnician, Poet and Archer, emblematic of the artist’s preoccupations – sport, the future, childhood, recital, Yorkshire, Ted Hughes, doubt and anxiety, joy and wonder.

Act 1 of The Beautiful Game will be performed at 7pm on 20 November. The exhibition will then grow and change unfolding across the following six weeks in two succeeding acts.

Act Two will begin with a performance on 28 November

Act Three will begin with a performance on 12 December
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TOM BARNETT   –  THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

Opening Wednesday 20 November 6-9pm
Act I begins with a performance at 7pm

New Space: 4 Holly Grove, Peckham

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME is an exhibition in three acts bringing together Tom Barnett’s work in the worlds of sculpture, painting, live performance, music, choreography, installation and film.

For Act 1 of The Beautiful Game Tom Barnett gathers round him a cast of archetypes. The primitive, mystical, classical and pedestrian are all represented, given form as Footballer, Astronaut, Musician, Horseman, Pyrotechnician, Poet and Archer, emblematic of the artist’s preoccupations – sport, the future, childhood, recital, Yorkshire, Ted Hughes, doubt and anxiety, joy and wonder.

Tom Barnett (b. London, 1984) has spent the last two years expanding the scope of his art to involve his ambitions as a musician and performer, to reflect his interest in areas of human creativity, and to revisit earlier works and materials, memories and subjects in the pursuit of progress.

The show is divided in Three Acts, each introduced by a new performance and transformation of the space and its contents.  Collaborators in the exhibition include fashion designer Lee Roach, who created the future-age suit worn by alter ego Colden Drystone. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book designed and co-published with Studio Hato Press.

Tom is currently the inaugural artist in residence at GirtonCollege, Cambridge. He was also recipient of the Anna Mahler residency award, Spoleto, Umbria (2013). Recent works include: In the Making, Art Brussels curated by Katarina Gregos (2013); Future Primitive, V&A, London (2013) and the closing performance for the Copeland Book Market (2013). This is his fourth solo show with the gallery.

There lives a man
called Colden
Who experiencing things
could not hold them
His only satisfaction
is to exist through his action
And to be forms
within stories
as he tells them

The opening of this exhibition coincides with the relocation of our enterprise to a new space at 4 Holly Grove in Peckham.

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