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PEER was established in 1999 as an independent arts organisation to commission imaginative and ambitious arts projects by international and local artists in the heart of east London. PEER’s distinctive programme combines gallery-based activities with projects in the public realm and educational and community activities and events. As an artist and outreach-focussed organisation, it encourages risk-taking and innovation, presenting art in its dedicated gallery space on Hoxton Street and at various locations in the vicinity, including vacant buildings, the street, the canal towpath and public parks in Hackney. We also produce publications by artists, about artists and about the cultural impact of contemporary art.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Please see web site, dependent on event

Admission charges

Admission free

Getting there

Public transport

Underground: Old Street
Overground: Hoxton
Buses: 67, 149, 242, 243 and 394

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Barry Thompson, Hirundo rustica, 2016. Pencil on paper.

BARRY THOMPSON: FISTFUL OF BLOOD AND FEATHERS

  • 3 June — 9 July 2016 *on now

Essex landscapes, soft porn and photos from the Artists Rifles regiment are amongst the subjects in Barry Thompson's forthcoming exhibition of intricate work on paper and small scale paintings at PEER.

One source has been a World War One photo album found in the holdings of the Imperial War Museum. The photographs of Lieutenant F.H. Ennor's friends in the volunteer regiment were taken while posted at Thompson's home town of Romford. The images resonated with Thompson's memories of his own adolescent years and fed directly into larger body of work based in and around this area of Essex.

Thompson's work deals with sites of memory both literally and psychologically, tackling themes of ideals/failure, hope/pessimism, fact/fiction and love/loss. He considers that attempting to work with these universal themes through the process of drawing has enabled him to engage with personal memories on a very intimate scale.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.peeruk.org/

Getting there

Public transport

Underground: Old Street
Overground: Hoxton
Buses: 67, 149, 242, 243 and 394

PEER
97/99 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch
London
Greater London
N1 6QL
England

Website

www.peeruk.org/

E-mail

info@peeruk.org

Telephone

020 7739 8080

Fax

020 7739 8080

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