Democratic Spaces: NOW Gallery creates site specific work for Greenwich Peninsula
Image: What I Like, Molly Goddard 2016 , image courtesy, Charles Emerson
Are you interested in how to put art in your local public spaces? What does it take to bring the work of emerging designers and artists into your public realm spaces? What makes it work well?
Jemima Burrill and Kaia Charles curate five exhibitions a year for NOW Gallery and are joining us online to share their experience, discussing how they work with emerging local designers and artists and establish links with local communities in creative ways.
NOW Gallery was set up in 2014 as the first free public arts space serving the fledgling communities of Greenwich Peninsula. With the new Design District now open for creative practitioners, Kaia Charles and Jemima Burrill look back on the role of arts and culture on the Peninsula in shaping the neighbourhood over the last 7 years.
Kaia Charles is a cultural projects commissioner and curator whose work is rooted in contemporary art practice. She has worked with artists including Liz West, Yinka Ilori, Conrad Shawcross and Morag Myerscough. Kaia judged the 2019 Creative Review Photo Annual and in 2021 joined the Design Council's professional network.
Jemima Burrill is an artist/curator. Trained at the Royal College of Art, Jemima is represented by Galerie Houg, Paris, and hugely values this connection with Europe. Public artwork she has facilitated includes Raw Edge's Steps for Peninsula Square, Alex Chinneck's A Bullet from a Shooting Star, and Studio Morison's 40-seater picnic table.
Tickets are £2.75 and are available for members only.