Futures After Collective

In the former Peacocks in Catford high street, 40 local and international artists – the Futures_after collective are launching their exhibition of works that reflect on what value exchange means within our highstreets, reimagining how we connect with our economic, ecological and social environments during these unprecedented times. Through performances, participatory practises, film and installations, the works on show pivot around post-capitalist idea(l)s, future imaginaries and participatory practises, taking advantage of the former retail space as a place for exchange and dialogue during free workshops and events. The artists met at local university, Goldsmiths Masters in Fine Art programme.

Questions around the ‘Suburban Dream’ and it’s legacy emerge in Catford based artist Madeleine Famurewa’s soft sculptures inspired by Catford’s architecture, local artist Rhiannon Hunter’s filmworks capture urban wilderness as a space for reciprocity amidst ‘progress’, Beverley Duckworth sows seedlings into recycled fast fashion, Salman Khoshroo creates sculptures from shop debris, whilst Moritz Tibes and Sophie Sekine critically investigate proposals for alternative economic structures via video and participation.

Public Programme

Supported by using public funding from Arts Council England #acesupported @acegrams

Also part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Lewisham Council 

In The Studio

Artist Talks

Portfolio

Selected By

Margot Heller, Director of South London Gallery

Margot has led the SLG through significant change and expansion in terms of its artistic and education programmes, visitor numbers, buildings and staff. She led the SLG’s RIBA award-winning expansion into a former fire station building which opened in 2018 and doubled the organisation’s footprint. The SLG has run extensive education programmes for many years, including a drop-in creative space for children on a neighbouring housing estate. During her tenure Heller has curated numerous exhibitions including those with Michael Armitage, Alvaro Barrington, Chris Burden, Ellen Gallagher, Ryan Gander, Katharina Grosse, Ann Veronica Janssens, Steve McQueen, Oscar Murillo, Danh Vo, and many others. She initiated the SLG’s post graduate artist in residency in 2010, commissioned the SLG’s permanent artist-designed garden by Gabriel Orozco which opened in 2016, and acquired a significant work by Lawrence Weiner for the Fire Station building in 2021. The SLG was joint recipient of Museum of the Year 2020.