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STUDIO EXHIBITION: ENCOUNTERING LANDSCAPES WITH DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY AND SOUTHWARK SCHOOLS

Encountering Landscapes, the practice’s latest studio exhibition opens this week. It is our fourth exhibition in partnership with Dulwich Picture Gallery as part of their Drawing in Schools Programme.

In a project supported by Allies and Morrison, two groups of students from Harris Academy Bermondsey and St Thomas the Apostle School and Sixth Form College had the opportunity to work with and at Dulwich Picture Gallery to explore their relationship with nature. Inspired by the work of Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg currently on view at the Gallery, students worked with graphite, inks, collage and acrylic paints in local Southwark parks to develop their drawing skills, alongside making and editing their own short films and the writing of haikus. It was a journey of experimentation through multiple artistic formats.

The students focused on Sohlberg’s use of colour, the silhouettes and framing devices he used as well as the lack of people in his landscapes. These themes informed their practical responses and shaped discussion during sessions. The workshops were conceived and led by artists Jo Lewis and Jane Thorburn, with assistance from members of the London Connected Learning Centre.

Encountering Landscapes is on view in 85/G from May – June, Mondays to Fridays, 10-5pm at Allies and Morrison, 85 Southwark Street SE1 0HX.