Until Thursday 29th Jun 2017
The exhibition contrasts historical images and archival documents and objects with contemporary watercolour landscapes, mapping and sound recordings of each place, to reflect on vanished localities and current responses to a rapidly changing South London.
The exhibition will take you into some of the memory sites of South London: to explore James Whistler’s Battersea, as depicted in his Nocturnes and etchings, through John Ruskin’s despairing remembrance of Herne Hill, and past the many execution sites along the old Brighton Road between Kennington and Croydon. It considers how traces of the past have left their mark on the landscape and how these areas struggle to communicate that sense of place today.
Events Curators talk: 15th June 12:30-13.30 and 20th June 18:00-19:00
Guided Walks John Ruskin's Herne Hill, Tuesday 27th at 19.30 and Battersea Nocturnes Thurs 29th at 20.30 which are also part of the events offer alongside the exhibition.