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Past Exhibitions   2014

roofSCAPE | Redstart Arts
January 2014

Supported by A.P.T Projects

13 February - 2 March 2014
James Stradner, Sophia Freeman, Evan Jones, Stacey Broadbent, Issy Wood, Hannah Quinlan-Anderson, Andrius Svilys

Exhibition supported by A.P.T Projects

A.P.T at Pulchri Studio, Den Haag | 22 February to 16 March 2014

GB > SWITCH < NL | Pulchri Studio at A.P.T
6 March to 30 March 2014

Anna van Stuyvenberg, Auke de Vries, Dindi van der Hoek, Emjan, Hans van Bentem, Pat Andrea, Peter George d'Angelino Tap, Siebrand Weitenberg, Theo Bos, Ton van Kints, Zeger Reyers

GB / SWITCH / NL is an exchange project between Pulchri Studio in The Hague and A.P.T Studios in London. Though differing in character, the shared value of the importance of exhibiting work has brought these two studio organisations together.

Exhibition supported by A.P.T Projects


10 to 13 April 2014

AstroLAB is an exhibition as laboratory that includes artworks by twenty international artists. Each artist has been invited to freely interpret aspects of the astronomical and these works inform each other through juxtaposition, spatiality and sound. Our laboratory aspires to engage with all of these possibilities within a 'Planetarium of the Imagination'.

Mickey Dell, Alexandra Dementieva, Luci Eldridge, Fabiola Faidiga, Liz Harrison, Francesca Horne, Richard Lawrence, Paul Malone, Chris Marshall, Marlena Novak, David Oates, Doron Polak, Joachim Raab, Nicola Rae, Steven Scott, Giorgio Tentolini, Alma Tischler Wood, Albrecht Wild, Suzanne Wild, Jay Alan Yim

Curated by Paul Malone and Nicola Rae

Friday 11 April for a curator's talk and a perfomance
by Doron Polak to accompany the exhibition:
| 'Electric Universe' talk by Paul Malone
| Perfomance by Doron Polak



Straddle the Line
24 to 27 April 2014

Rana Begum | Katrina Blannin | Caroline de Lannoy | Catherine Ferguson | Alexis Harding | Mary Maclean | Jo McGonigal
Simon Morse |
Covadonga Valdes | Ben Woodeson

Curated by Catherine Ferguson and Della Gooden



1 to 18 May 2014

Megan Broadmeadow, Anton Burdakov, Greta Eacott, Elizabeth Hudson, Anna Hussey, Lydia Julien, Helen McGhie, Alex McNamee, Clare Price, Collette Rayner, Yu Yu

penumbra; noun. An area in which something exists to a lesser or uncertain degree.A fringe region of half shadow. An outlying surrounding region; a periphery.

Penumbra is the inaugural exhibition from young curatorial collective VERB. This show will present a selection of eleven emerging artists' work that demonstrates the beauty, vitality and contradictions inherent within transitional states.

VERB is Nella Janiika Aarne, Elizabeth Hudson, Rachael Smith, Olga Stebleva, and Harriet Wiseman

Supported by Arts Council England

Penumbra | Events Programme

A series of free public events including tours, artist talks and workshops for children will accompany the exhibition. These will aim to generate discourse on the subject and to demystify the curatorial process.


Here, the other side | 30 May to 15 June 2014

The exhibition will present the work of fourteen international artists studying at Goldsmiths, University of London and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow (ICA, Moscow). Here, the other side is a direct outcome of the exchange programme that took place in 2013 which gave the opportunity to the selected artists to be introduced to two different art education environments.

Opening Events | Saturday 31 May 2014 | A series of live presentations in the form of screenings, performance events and discussions organised by the artists. With introductions by Richard Noble and Joseph Backstein.

Participants: Natalia Alexander (RU), Olga Butenop (RU), Tom Clark (UK), Sarah Duffy (UK), Dmitri Filippov (RU), Maria Gorodeckaya (RU), Julia Gorostidi (CH), Jasmine Johnson (UK), Irina Kravchina (RU), Dorine van Meel (NL), Elena Minaeva (RU), Ksenia Plisova (RU), Elaine Reynolds (IE), Yan Tamkovich (RU) and Anton Zabrodin (RU)

SLAM Last Fridays | Friday 30 May 2014 | 6 - 8pm
Opening Event | Saturday 31 May 2014 | 12pm
Gallery Open | Thursday to Sunday | 12 - 5pm | Or By Appointment


Embodied Vistas | 19 June to 13 July 2014

Embodied Vistas sees artists Wilson-Eflerová (Kye Wilson and Helena Eflerová) responding to the unique character of Deptford creek, using time-based media and an interdisciplinary approach that will include performance and immersive video installations.

Re-contextualising the creek history and its present role they will offer audiences an embodied experience, blurring the distinctions between place, one self and other.

Audiences will be invited to participate in workshops to create their own artistic endeavours inspired by Wilson-Eflerová's work, and these will be showcased alongside the installations exhibited at APT Gallery.

Wilson-Eflerová are intermedia artists Kye Wilson and Helena Eflerová who combine performance and video mediums within an installation display context to create inter-disciplinary artworks that explore themes of embodiment and the human condition. Wilson-Eflerová have been collaborating since 2008 and have exhibited nationally and internationally.

Embodied Vistas is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Closing Events including the premiere of the final version of the Embodied Vistas multi-screen video installation

Professional development talk by Wilson- Eflerová and guest speaker accompanied by a live twitter debate

Poetry reading by Hugh Greasley
Live performance in Deptford Creek by Helena Eflerová


Morphisisation Curated by Ben Woodeson

Thursday 7th August to Sunday 17th August 2014

Bestué and Vives, Ruth Claxton, Julie Cockburn, Susan Collis, Paul Eachus,
Andrea Jespersen, Simon Lewandowski, Alan Magee, Philip Newcombe,
Michael Samuels, Tom Walker, Laura White, Ben Woodeson

Curated by artist Ben Woodeson, Morphisisation brings together a diverse
range of contemporary artists with a creative interest in pre-existing objects.
Some of the artists translate, some revolutionise and others subsume the
selected objects into the final works.

The included artists trawl Ebay, DIY stores, car boot sales and sometimes even
their own previous practice in search of the perfect source material. Using
everything from works of art, to their bed linen and cheap furniture, the artist’s
span a range of media, dimensions and approaches including craft,
conceptual and intuitive making. Ideas explored within the exhibition include
social hierarchies, risk, anger, provocation and the frustration of artist’s block.
All in some way render the original object as mutated, challenged, other…
The artists have exhibited extensively in major galleries and institutions
throughout the world and have works held in numerous international

Morphisisation is the first exhibition curated by London based Ben
Woodeson known for making challenging and deliberately dangerous
sculptures. He has exhibited throughout the UK, Europe and North America. In
2013 he was Theodore Randall International Chair in Sculpture at Alfred
University in the USA.



Curated by Laura Smith, Poppy Whatmore and Morgan Feely

A.P.T Gallery, 25 September – 12 October 2014
Liz Elton, Sheenagh B. Geoghegan, Nicholas John Jones, Mollie Anna King, Sam Mould, Sarah Pager, Ninna Bohn Pedersen, Sarah Pettitt, Niamh Riordan, Robert Rivers, Laura Smith, Poppy Whatmore

Continuum of Ceaseless Change is an exhibition featuring the work of twelve London-based artists working in a variety of media, selected by painter Laura Smith. The exhibition is based around the idea that actions are left exposed when works of art are created.  Each of the works on show will testify to some past impulse or physical happening, or else will contain within itself an ongoing force.
Ninna Bohn Pedersen will show drawings, perhaps the most direct traces of gesture that an artist makes. Tensions between chance and order, intention and intuition, emerge in the differing approaches to abstract painting of Sheenagh B. Geoghegan and Nicholas John Jones, while Liz Elton’s works begin as gestural paintings before undergoing transformation into digital print. Sarah Pettitt disguises things with unsettling emotional resonance. Other processes will range from the ‘organic’ growth of Niamh Riordan’s virtual animation to the physical collapse of a sculpture by Mollie Anna King; and concerns will vary from the poetic, in the paintings of Laura Smith to the absurd, in a film collaboration by Sarah Pager and Poppy Whatmore. In works made separately, Whatmore evokes human sensation in sculpture created from everyday materials, while Pager shows an anthropomorphised ‘breathing box’: a machine without a ghost. Elsewhere, a site-specific piece by Robert Rivers will respond to the physical space of the gallery, while Sam Mould’s work will use earth materials gathered on journeys made across entire countries.

Uniting these disparate works is a common tactility, inviting the viewer to consider each as the physical trace of a creative act. Sometimes this will be overt, through the way the hand has responded to a material and left evidence of an encounter; in other works this will be subtler but will broaden the discussion. Smith and Whatmore challenge us to imagine these works as moments in what they describe as a ‘continuum of ceaseless change’, and to think about how they relate to wider issues, such as the primitive desire for touch in a post-digital culture or artists’ practices relating to the body.

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Liz Elton                                              www.lizelton.com
Sheenagh B. Geoghegan                   www.sheenaghbgeoghegan.com
Nicholas John Jones                          www.njjones.co.uk
Mollie Anna King                                 www.mollieannaking.com
Sam Mould                                         www.sammouldpainting.com
Sarah Pager                                       www.sarahpager.com
Ninna Bohn Pedersen                         www.ninnabohnpedersen.com
Sarah Pettitt                                       www.sarahpettitt.co.uk
Niamh Riordan                                    www.niamhriordan.co.uk
Robert Rivers                                      www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/degree2013
Laura Smith                                        www.laura-smith.com
Poppy Whatmore                                www.poppywhatmore.co.uk

Artists in conversation with artist and lecturer Sukaina Kubba.

Family workshop

For more information and images from the exhibition, please contact Laura Smith, mail@laura-smith.com


26 to 28 September 2014

25 September to 5 October 2014

2 October to 5 October 2014
Postcards from the East  |  Selected artworks from Dresden’s Academy of Fine Art          
Exhibiting artists: Kristina Berndt, Nicolas Dupont, Dominique Hille, Maja Gratzfeld, Cora Grüssel, Griitzner Anne, Caroline Guenther, Nina Hoffmann, Carolin Israel, Eric Keller, Michael Klipphahn, Heinrich Mauersberger, Jessica Ostrowicz, Silvia Pázstor, Winnie Seifert, Benedict Tammer, Diana Wehmeier, David Woyk, Frank Zitzmann

Exhibition Open | 16 October to 2 November 2014 |  Thursday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm

Private View  |  Thursday 16 October 2014  |  6 to 8pm

Discover A.P.T  |  Friday 31 October 2014  |  5 to 6pm
SLAM Last Fridays  |  Friday 31 October 2014  |  6 to 8pm

Artists in search of a landscape

Grant Aston, Fred Gatley, Sara Lee, Parm Rai, Chris Sowe
6 to 16 November 2014

The landscape we inhabit has been formed through intervention; man's alterations and nature's adjustments. TRACE will show the work of five artists who work in, from and around landscape.

When we venture outside into the environment we find ourselves documenting changes. We record the now. We draw on times past. The five artists exhibiting in TRACE document and interpret landscape as it shifts and changes. From the eroded coastline of Yorkshire to the changing rural landscape of Wiltshire and the meanderings of the River Thames.

Grant Aston makes large ceramic three-dimensional collage sculptures. He takes shapes from buildings, metal work and the body, integrating them into his work.

Grant Aston Archigram    

Fred Gatley produces polished bone china and porcelain bowls on metal, wood and clay bases. He incorporates gathered materials into his clay bodies, each inclusion bringing its own story and history to the work.
Sara Lee's practice involves working from site-specific landscapes, followed by extended studio-based work. Predominantly working with drawing, film and print, her images are a response to the ephemeral nature of landscape and question our emotional and physical relationship to an evolving environment.

Parm Rai is inspired by, and passionate about, the British and Irish landscape. Using graphite powder, charcoal and slate dust, he creates evocative paintings, pencil drawings and photographs of mountains, woodlands and coastline.

Chris Sowe is a photographer who has been visiting Spurn Point, in Yorkshire, for nearly twenty years which sadly now, following the storms in the Autumn 2013, has gone. Chris will revisit the area in 2014 to document what is left, and discover what has happened to the people and communities that have been washed away. The pilots and lifeboat men are still there, but the children and families have left, their homes abandoned. The rock at the end
of Spurn still stands surrounded by caravan graveyards.

Exhibition kindly supported by The Cass