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Bow Arts listings September

Visions in the Nunnery
Private view: Thursday 27 September, 6-9pm
28 September – 16 December (Gallery closed on Mondays), 10am – 5pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Visions in the Nunnery is returning for its 11th edition this September at the Nunnery Gallery, London, with Melanie Manchot, Tina Keane and Bedwyr Williams, forming a formidable trio. Visions is a renowned showcase of recent moving image and performance work aiming to offer an international overview of the challenging and thoughtful uses of the ever-shifting mediums of digital, moving image and performance. Launching with Frieze London, Visions 2018 will present three monthly programmes of exhibitions and events, led by invited artists and supported by institutions including Queen Mary University of London.


Speech: Residency and Exhibition Commission
Deadline: Sunday 9 September 2018, midnight
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The shops at Stroudley Walk have been unoccupied for almost 2 years and the Nunnery Gallery have been invited by Poplar HARCA to commission a new residency producing an artwork / artwork installation in the old Bow Beauty parlour, which will be included in the Visions in the Nunnery programme (28 Sep to 16 December 2018).

The artwork and residency should celebrate the theme of Speech, recognising that the shop’s site is the exact spot where Sylvia Pankhurst, the celebrated campaigner for Women’s Suffrage, spoke to assembled supporters from the back of a horse and cart. The medium of the artwork should be in part or wholly celebrating moving image, digital media or performance in line with the Visions ethos.


Stock Up on Air
Private View: Friday 14 September, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
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STOCK UP ON AIR is a group show consisting of eight emerging artists currently studying BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts. The exhibition explores the possibilities that a ‘painter’ can practice with different materials, mediums and subjects. They showcase their individual interpretations of what paintings can become, looking at the medium with a fresh perspective, willing to break with traditions.

The space will invite the visitors to navigate through a spectrum of work that boasts both what painting is and can be. Take stock as you flow between bold paintings, sculptures, small objects and delicate installations. 

Scripted Bodies – Cradeaux Alexander
Bow Arts Courtyard, 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
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Cradeaux Alexander returns to the Bow Arts Courtyard presenting a performance of his new work bluebeard and retrospective exhibition entitled Scripted Bodies. Bringing together 12 video works and recordings of performances created from 2009-2018.

Alexander’s practice explores the intersection between theatre and art, an elision he employs to mediate and comment on a broad range of socio-political concerns, including postmodernist takes on subjects such as pornography and self-representation – in many cases he reaches into history and literature for inspiration.

Performance times (performances are ticketed):

  • Fri 14 Sept 7 – 8pm
  • Sat 15 Sept7 – 8pm
  • Fri 21 Sept7 – 8pm
  • Sat 22 Sept7 – 8pm

Exhibition is FREE and open:

  • Fri 14 Sept (private view) 5 – 7pm
  • Sat 15 Sept 12 noon – 7pm
  • Sun 16 Sept 12 noon – 4pm
  • Fri 21 Sept 12 noon – 7pm
  • Sat 22 Sept 12 noon – 7pm
  • Sun 23 Sept 12 noon – 4pm