Exhibitions and Displays
Tuesday 21 May - Sunday 9 June
The Flowerbeds installing their large scale painting
Vienna-based artists and landscape designers The Flowerbeds – Anita Duller and Hannah Stippl – have created a one-off large scale artwork at the Geffrye. Inspired by the museum and our gardens, the work celebrates the London-wide Chelsea Fringe Festival and is on display opposite the entrance to the shop.
The Flowerbeds create paintings in a multi-layer technique with stencils and used pattern rollers on paper, canvas or walls. Through their work The Flowerbeds create unexpected findings and surprising interpretations in both paintings and horticultural installations.
Tuesday 16 April to Monday 26 August 2013
From Stands Alone - photography by Simone Novotny (detail)
Stands Alone is an exhibition investigating the home lives of a group of people living in a recent housing development in north London. Between 2006 and 2009 the old Arsenal football stadium was converted into Highbury Stadium Square, a modern housing complex of more than 700 flats, arranged around the former pitch, which is now a communal garden. Photography, film and sound recordings explore the lives of a selection of the residents as they build a community behind almost identical brand new front doors. It is the work of photographer Simone Novotny.
Read the press release here. View exhibition image gallery.
Our Homes are not for Sale
Lower Concourse Area Tuesday 16 April - Sunday 21 July 2013
Two photographs from 'Our Homes are not for Sale' by Victoria Birkinshaw
‘Our Homes are not for Sale’, a display of photographs by Victoria Birkinshaw, documents a campaign organised by residents at four London estates when their landlord, the Crown Estate, planned to sell the properties in 2010. Victoria took portraits of residents inside their homes as a lasting record of their relationships with these houses and flats. The properties were eventually sold to the Peabody Trust, a housing association, with conditions to the sale guaranteeing rents and tenancies.