Championing neurodiversity within the Arts

Now open:


DAVID BASSADONE


In collaboration with Hart Studio

Closing Event:

Thursday 19th September, 6-9pm 



Continues until September 22nd
open Thursday - Sunday
from 11am - 7pm







Hart Club is thrilled to premiere previously unseen work by artist David Bassadone. At age 72, David has been drawing everyday for well over half a century. David has an incredible eye for detail and a photographic memory that allows him to recreate chosen images with remarkable density and accuracy.

Alongside The National Geographic, which he collects and archives at home, David’s main resource and inspiration for his drawings are BBC pamphlets from the 1950s that he studied at school. Due to his exceptional memory, David can recall the exact images and corresponding page numbers from these pamphlets. His support worker then requests the archive images from UCL and the National Library of Wales, which David transforms into astonishingly intricate pencil and pen drawings predominantly of cityscapes and industrial landscapes. This exhibition showcases a fraction of David’s original drawings that have been selected from hundreds made over the last 60 years.



One of Hart Club's main agendas, alongside championing neurodiversity in the Arts, is creating opportunities for collaboration and working relationships between artists. This exhibition marks our first direct collaboration with an artist, as well as the first time we've used our new in-house print studio.

Over the last 6 months, David has visited Hart Club on a weekly basis to learn how to screen print under the guidance of printmaker Oliver Clarke, who established the print studio at Hart Club. Together, David and the studio team have created a series of limited edition prints, using his original drawings as a point of departure and inspiration. The series includes a number of different techniques that David has been experimenting with - from multilayer reproductions to abstracted colour explorations.


Join us for the launch event:

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019
  • At Hart Club: 95 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HR
  • From 6pm to 9pm
  • Hart Club is an accessible venue, if you have any particular access request please get in touch.

The exhibition continues until the 16th September, open Thursday to Sunday from 11am - 7pm.



This exhibition has been curated by Ellie Crawshaw, who supported David whist working at the Burgess Autistic Society, and Hart Club founder Helen Ralli. David Bassadone’s artworks have been adapted to screen prints by Oliver Clarke and to risograph prints by Adam Donnelly.



COMING SOON:

October





Carry On Delboy: An Exhibition of Nostalgia by Paul Wright
First solo show of artist Paul Wright who works out of art studio Submit To Love at Headway East London,
a charity supporting people with brain injury.



November 



Fashion Walkers 
A fashion photography exhibition with learning diverse arts collective the Camberwell Incredibles
in collaboration with fashion stylist Eliza Conlon and photographer Alice Neale.


Mickey’s Gloves
An exhibition exploring themes of displacement by John Bentley.




December


(H)ART STORE 2019
A collection of artwork and products from a wide range of studios, charities and individuals we work with.

ABOUT HART CLUB:


This interpretation of our logo was created by members of the
Camberwell Incredibles, and animated by Giada Pieropan









Hart Club is a new gallery in SE1 championing neurodiversity within the Arts. We commission original artwork that focuses on collaboration and celebrating the intersection of ideas and differences in artistic approaches and ways of thinking.

Hart Club’s focus is to inclusively represent neurodivergent artists to make and exhibit work as a means to building confidence, community and wellbeing.

We also work to facilitate collaboration and forge working relationships between established artists and talented neurodivergent artists so as to explore the benefits of this creative exchange.


@hartclublondon

Find us at: 95 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HR