Past Projects

Beaconsfield commissions: Mic Drop

20 September – 29 October 2017

as part of Jet Black Futures 1

Keith Piper is a Black British artist of international significance and Beaconsfield is proud to have commissioned the latest digital work in the artist’s oeuvre, Mic Drop. The new work is contextualised by the first London screening of Unearthing The Banker’s Bones (2016), an Arts Council Collection 70th Anniversary commission.

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Seb Patane RE–MASTER

Opening 30 June 2017


A body of new, related works by London based artist Seb Patane, that lie between the fields of art and music. All four works are in some way re-mixed, addressing notions of authorship through drawing other artists– Gustav Metzger, Pablo Bronstein and Black to Comm – into the creative process.

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Meditations on the Anthropocene: Landscapes of the Future

4 June 2017

at 3.30pm

Curator Taru Elfving and artist-researcher Edwina Fitzpatrick are joined by IC-98 artists Patrik Söderlund and Visa Suonpää on Skype from Finland in a public discussion chaired by Beaconsfield’s Naomi Siderfin that focuses on art projects that combine the visionary with a practical approach to the omnipresent spectre of environmental change.

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Foam Talent | London: 24 young artists shaping the future of photography

18 May – 18 June 2017

Preview: Wednesday 17 May 6.30-9pm

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam returns to Beaconsfield Gallery London to present its views on the current state of photography.

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IC-98: Meditations on the Anthropocene

28 January – 23 April 2017 show extended until 7 May

Preview: Friday 27 January 7-9pm

IC-98 return to Beaconsfield to show a series of new large-scale animations – including Finland’s presentation at Venice Bienniale 2015 – that explore the interlaced forces of nature and technology, navigation and exploitation, climate and migration.

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Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art: #DoingItInPublic

3 May – 6 May 2017

Preview: Wednesday 3 May 6-8pm

#DoingItInPublic aims to prompt a discussion about the post-industrial society. The focus is a specific socio-economic context around Vauxhall and Nine Elms, the biggest development site in Europe

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Beaconsfield offsite: Tipping Point

23 March – 15 May 2017

Preview: Wednesday 23 March 6-8pm

What defines the post-truth, present moment?
Uncertainty, global awareness, fear of the future, distrust and retreat…

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Collective Matter: in residence at Beaconsfield

11 – 22 January 2017

collaborative workshop events on Friday 13 January, Saturday 15 January, and public discussion on Saturday 21 January.

Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall hosts Colllective Matter in residence from 11-22 January with 4 tonnes of British brick clay to play with – inviting local young people to collaborate with them and capture their impressions of how Vauxhall is changing through a large-scale clay installation.

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PROVISIONAL CONDITIONS: Material Conjectures with Gary Woodley | Emily Motto

5 October – 27 November 2016

Preview: Friday 7 October 7-9pm

Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall launch a new commission by Material Conjectures with Gary Woodley (Arch Gallery) and Emily Motto (Upper Gallery)

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WINDAUGE: Mulfinger & Budgett | Giorgio Sadotti

25 June – 18 September 2016

Preview: Friday 24 June 7-9pm with special performance by the band GIORGIO SADOTTI

Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall launch a new commission by Mulfinger & Budgett accompanied by a sound installation by Giorgio Sadotti

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Greenhouse Effect: Take The Hand of the Liquid Gang

26 May – 12 June 2016

The Liquid Gang Happening: Friday 27 May 6-8.30pm

As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall celebrates the fruits of its previous seedbed residencies with artists Michael Curran and Joseph Walsh in collaboration with Dawn Gaietto, Shanks Pony Gardener and Untitled, resident gallery cat.

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Foam Talent: Shaping the Future of Contemporary Photography

22 April – 22 May 2016

Preview: Thursday 21 April 6.30-8.30pm

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Beaconsfield Contemporary Art in London proudly present ‘Foam Talent’, a group exhibition featuring 21 photography talents who represent an international range of innovative image-makers under the age of 35.

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Book Launch: Beaconsfield Chronic Epoch

Thursday 7 April 2016 6 – 9pm

Join us for a panel discussion and book launch of Beaconsfield Chronic Epoch, published by Black Dog Publishing.

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Heidi Kilpeläinen: Implicated

10 February – 10 April 2016

Open late: Friday 26 February, 6-8pm

Heidi Kilpeläinen returns to London after a spell in Finland, to show a new digital work that she has been developing from her residency with Beaconsfield this time last year.

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Evelyn O’Connor in residence

3 February – 10 April 2016

Special events: Friday 26 February 6-8pm and Saturday 9 April from 2pm

Evelyn O’Connor will be conducting alchemy with common substances in Beaconsfield’s Upper Space.

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Watch This Space: Middlesex University Third Year BA Fine Art

Wednesday 16th March 2016 5-8pm

Third Year BA Fine Art students from Middlesex University engage with Beaconsfield to co-curate their own exhibition, reflecting Beaconsfield’s ongoing commitment to mentoring emergent artists.

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