The departure point for this park painting processional performance is a 1948 article from South London Press describing an open-air exhibit of paintings by the Borough Group. This performance is a response to the reporter’s reaction and interpretation of the paintings.
Bomberg: Motion & Music is an immersive performance combining music and animated imagery inspired by David Bomberg. Artist, Oscar Lewis, has produced a series of animations in response to the distinct phases in Bomberg’s career. Working in collaboration with chamber musicians, Three Parts Vied, the performance will highlight Bomberg's creativity and influence on future generations of artists.
Once hailed as south London's answer to Bath, the Elephant and Castle's reputation has for many years been more ugly duckling than admired swan. Named after a pub, and famous for music halls, Europe's biggest cinema, and a gang that modelled itself on Chicago's violent criminals, it was less well-known for being home to an important group of artists that included Leon Kossoff and Frank Auerbach. The Elephant reinvented itself more recently as a music and night club venue; hip in parts, but not where most people wanted to live; a grimy and gritty place, somewhere only its locals could love. Then along came regeneration, and suddenly unfamiliar words like investment, opportunity, desirable started to be used about the neighbourhood.
The exhibition is a showcase of the history of the Elephant and Castle and London South Bank Univerisity's contribution to the area over the last 125 years