Free weekend of art installations and performance in south London parks
Sixteen new site-specific artworks transform south London parks for the exhibition Away Day, including a May bank holiday weekend of art, performance and writing in Wandle Park, Colliers Wood. Engaging with suburban spaces of leisure, the diverse interventions, performances and temporary artworks accost visitors with imagined alternative realities and new mappings of these spaces.
The project comes from artist network POST, and is led by member Pippa Koszerek and guest curator David Berridge. Formed in 2008, POST is the new peer-led UK network for artists who respond to place.
New works from:
Linda Duffy, Katie Gilman, Pippa Koszerek & Anna Pharoah, Fiona Long, Ruth Martindale, John O’Hare, Sonia Paço-Rocchia, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Faye Peacock, Present Attempt, Catalina Garces de los Rios, Jenny Rolfe-Herbert, The Wayward Plant Registry, Mary Yacoob and Hyun Jin Cho.
The Writer’s House – includes five live writing residencies by Bram Thomas Arnold, Rachel Lois Clapham, Marianne Holm Hansen, Tamarin Norwood and Mary Paterson.
Artworks for 43 J C Decaux poster sites in Merton: Emanuela Santini, Helen Jacobs and Mary Yacoob.