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art, artists & gentrifcation 14 May 2014

From Peckham Vision Facebook: Six students from local Camberwell College of Art put on an enterprising and innovative event in the Peckham Liberal Club last week. http://goo.gl/UAc42L They exhibited their art work depicting in various ways their perceptions of the ‘state of current art practice and its relationship to wide ranging socio-political issues affecting society today’. This was followed by a question style panel debate chaired by Scott Pattinson one of the students and comprising Amelia Womack from the Green Party, Eileen Conn from Peckham Vision, Steven Ball co-author of the film documentary Concrete Heart Land about the devastating social impact of regeneration at the Elephant & Castle (http://concreteheartland.info/), and Shelly Asquith, UAL Student Union President. This stimulated a good discussion about the impact of corporatism, large redevelopment schemes, the role of art and artists and the current state of the world. This led to a number of observations about the way it separates us from the living nature of existence in several ways. There was a very receptive audience who wanted more: “… a truly great evening – wish it could have been around for longer so that more Peckham residents could have seen it – fantastic work everyone – BRAVO!!!” There was also very welcome enthusiasm from the students to become more involved in local matters. We have agreed to collaborate with the students on follow up events.

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