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THE PEPYS - STEVE BURDEN
2-14 February, 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm
"Growing up in an urban jungle, surrounded by out of scale concrete fortresses, has inevitably informed
my development and visual aesthetic as an artist. Inspired by my own experiences growing up on
the Pepys Estate in Deptford, south London , my paintings investigate dystopian themes and ideas
associated with British housing estates.. I'm interested in exploring the social issues that arose from
the creation of this estate - security, isolation, control and gang culture - as well as its design
and architecture, and the history of the site"
Prior to becoming a painter Steve had a successful career as a Creative Director working for various international
branding agences. He graduated from Goldsmiths and from Bath Spa with a Masters in Fine Art.
He has exhibited in the US, Middle East and the UK with his work also being held in private collections worldwide.
The Poetics of Space - Fay Stevens and Alyson Hallett
Sunday 5th March- Friday 10th March 12.00 pm - 5.00pm
Opening 5.00 pm Sunday 5th March
Exhibiiting works created in a two day art/writing workshop. The workshop will explore the relationship between poetics and space creating new visual work
and performance by looking at writing on/about/over/in space and using the Roper Gallery as a source of what space might 'say' poetically and visually.
I Must Be Missing The Point - Louis D'Arcy Reed
23 March - 4 April 12.00pm - 5.00 pm
Opening Thursday 23 March 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Viewed through the polarising word of social media and advertising. 'I Must Be Missing The Point' combines an engaging and
interactive blend of mixed media, photography, literary, film and sound artefacts while interrogating the faux
branding and presentation of our lives in our contemporary environments
6 - 18th April 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Opening Thursday 6 April, 6.00 - 8.00 pm
"My practice is orientated towards embracing the accidental, allowing lines and forms to happen by chance and unintentionally, and so
the outcome of what I begin is unplanned and unpredictable. As our daily lives are often overwhelmed with sensual stimulations,
my work offers sense of peacefulness to engage the viewer to ponder about the simplest stroke of black ink, the selected imagery
or traces of lines"