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Borough Road Gallery opens doors late for 'Last Fridays'

20 February 2013

London South Bank University's (LSBU) Borough Road Gallery will hold its first late night opening as part of South London Art Map's (SLAM) 'Last Fridays' on Friday 22 February 2013.

The gallery will be welcoming visitors through its doors from 6pm - 8pm, inviting them to enjoy a drink and to explore the current exhibition 'London's Post-War Art Scene - David Bomberg and the Borough Group'.

This exhibition revisits the formation of South London art collective the Borough Group, focusing on the period between 1946 and 1951 when the Group worked with the renowned artist David Bomberg, who was then teaching at LSBU (then Borough Polytechnic).

It is organised around three themes: who the artists were, the environment of the Elephant and Castle, and the Life Painting class, and includes portraits, cityscapes and figure paintings, as well as video, photographs and texts that place these works within a broader social and historical context.

LSBU's Professor Andrew Dewdney, Project Director of Borough Road Gallery and Professor of Educational Development at the University, will also be leading free introductions to the gallery and the exhibition at 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

SLAM's 'Last Fridays' is a free event with no booking required, and centres around three South London cultural hubs - Bankside, Peckham and Deptford - with galleries and studios across these areas extending their opening hours to offer a Friday night of culture south of the river.

The current exhibition at Borough Road Gallery consists of works from 'A David Bomberg Legacy - The Sarah Rose Collection', together with works from the University's own collection and works loaned by the Miles Richmond Family Estate.

For more information about the gallery and the exhibition visit www.boroughroadgallery.co.uk

For more information about SLAM's 'Last Fridays' visit www.southlondonartmap.com

 
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