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Recreational Grounds : Off-site

Curatorial project at Thames-side Gallery, London, UK
May- June 2021

Recreational Grounds is a curatorial project led by the artists Fiona Grady, Tim Ralston and Anna Lytridou. Since 2018 Recreational Grounds has been inviting artists to create site-responsive art works in an unconventional venue, a vacant car park on the Aylesbury estate in Elephant and Castle, London. The project has enabled artists to challenge their practice and work in new ways to fulfil a unique brief.

The exhibition Recreational Grounds : Off Site presents this concept in a new venue and takes the project off-site. However the ethos of the platform remains.




Recreational Grounds : Off-site, 2021
Installation view

For this exhibition the curators have selected artists from previous editions of Recreational Grounds alongside a few new names. The decision to present the artists in a more formal gallery space is an opportunity to test the values and principles of Recreational Grounds, keeping the intuitive, improvisational and ephemeral aesthetic but asking the artists to re-interpret the project for a new setting. The artists will create site responsive work that will look to explore themes initially developed in previous editions of Recreational Grounds, reflecting on how their work and ideas may have changed and grown with time.

Exhibiting Artists:

Henrietta Armstrong, Mike Ballard, Jack Brown, Paul Cole, Dori Deng, Rosie Gibbens, Fiona Grady, Nicky Hirst, Ted Le Swer, Anna Lytridou, Marco Miehling, Veronika Neukirch, Tom Rapsey, Tim Ralston, Shinuk Suh and Jim Woodall.

A new publication is available as part of the exhibition documenting previous editions of Recreational Grounds with commissioned writing on these alternative, artist-led exhibitions.

Purchase online here

 
Photos by Ben Deakin © Recreational Grounds / Ben Deakin
Artworks by Henrietta Armstrong, Mike Ballard, Jack Brown, Paul Cole, Dori Deng, Rosie Gibbens, Fiona Grady, Nicky Hirst, Ted Le Swer, Anna Lytridou, Marco Miehling, Veronika Neukirch, Tom Rapsey, Tim Ralston, Shinuk Suh and Jim Woodall.



All content © Fiona Grady 2021