“Two days of Art, Design, Music, Workshops and more, celebrating the diversity of talent from Southwark and beyond.”
After the success of last year’s two-day celebration of local design, arts and culture, Southwark South’s headline event ‘Permanent Temporary’ is back! Showcasing work by local residents, artists and creators, the weekend-long event will highlight the talents in the area with exhibitions, talks, music and more.
This exhibition is hosted by Fabrix and presented by Livesey Exchange x Sum Weekly at The Bottle Factory, Old Kent Road.
The Permanent Temporary confronts the constant state of flux creatives find themselves in. Creatives in Southwark work in a permanent state of evanescence, as rapid regeneration shifts the ground beneath their feet and spaces for making are redeveloped. Even as the environment around them transforms at a dizzying pace, the fabric of the community remains strong.
Hart School artists will be showcasing works made over the past year as they celebrate the completion of the Hart School programme. With artists working across ceramics, painting, textiles and sculpture the exhibition will be a chance to see the outcomes of a year of experimental learning and collaboration.
This event will provide space for creators to showcase their work, giving opportunities for the local community and young people to explore new frontiers of design while opening the door to LDF for a previously underrepresented demographic.
Held at The Bottle Factory, a 126-year-old 30,000 sqft warehouse and creative campus just off the Old Kent Road, the weekend-long event will include talks, exhibitions by talented individuals from the area and beyond, music by the area’s up-and-coming musicians and food from the local community.
By showcasing the work of local residents and creators from Southwark we hope to reinforce the point that their voices need to be heard and considered, while celebrating the diversity and talent that comes out of the area. It is highlighting the fact that young people and local residents do have the power to shape the Old Kent Road and future high-street.
The Bottle Factory is situated just off Old Kent Road, near the Asda. It is down a cobbled street and the building is wheelchair accessible.
The closest bus stop is Malt Street and it is a 2min walk to the exhibition venue from the bus stop.
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