7 May, 6-9 PM at 53 Colwyn House, Hercules Road, SE1 7DA
Eight artists are inviting Members of the Blake Society to be involved in the ‘finale’ event of an exhibition of artworks, inspired by William and Catherine’s years living in Hercules Road. The venue ‘Hercules Road’ is located inside a flat, next to the William Blake Estate, the site of the Blakes’ former home from 1790-1800.
The key date for Blake Society Members will be the evening of Sunday 7th May. This is in the form of a special event to close the exhibition. Blake Society Trustees will be present and participating and Members are welcome as audience and/or contributors.
The artists are inviting short performances, readings, seances, apparitions, ghosts: perhaps even a haunting by Blake himself. These would take place in the gallery space alongside the work of the 8 exhibited artists.
The Exhibition will feature a multitude of works spanning film, performance, photography, ceramics and printmaking. Works will explore Blakes time in Hercules Road (1790-1800) – either something from the location, Blake’s works at the time, writings, art works e.g., The Ghost of a Flea, or thoughts on the hauntings, spirituality and mysticism in the Georgian era. The artists may engage with Blake’s world and bring his ideas up to date or reinterpret the term ‘haunting’, but the premise of this exhibition will have its origins inspired by the Blakes’ time in Hercules Road.
The artists exhibiting at Hercules Road are:
Charly Blackburn – Ceramics
Ben Jamie – Painting
Helen Knowles – Performance
rechonski – Sculpture
Luca George – Performance
Oliver McConnie – Prints
Mark Leckey – Video
Holly Birtles – Photography
The exhibition will be curated by Holly Birtles and Phillip Reeves
Please contact Phillip Reeves – firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking part.
Blake Society Special – Sunday 7th May 6-9 PM
Saturday 29th April – 12–6 PM, PRIVATE VIEW – 6–9 PM
Sunday 30th April – 12–6 PM
By appointment: Monday May 1st to Friday May 5th
Saturday 6th May – 12–6 PM
Sunday 7th May – 12–6 PM (B.S.S 6-9 PM)
More info on Instagram at @hercules_road_