Southwest Corner of Southwark Park
020 7237 1230
Dilston Grove is the former Clare College Mission Church on the Southwest corner of Southwark Park and is Grade II listed. Designed by architects Sir John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton, it was built in 1911 and is one of the earliest examples of poured concrete construction.
Today, Dilston Grove represents London's only large-scale raw space regularly available to artists.
Architecture centre, Gallery, Heritage site
During an Exhibition:
April - September - 12am - 6pm
October - March - 11am - 4pm
Wed - Sun
Access: Dilston Grove provides good physical access.
MARK TITCHNER | CAFE GALLERY & DILSTON GROVE
- 2 April — 4 May 2014
Mark Titchner's practise spans a number of media including digital print, wall drawing, video, sculpture and installation.His practise explores systems of belief, both secular and spiritual, often focusing on the marginalized, discredited or forgotten ideologies and objects we place our faith in. Using the impersonal language of the public realm, ranging from the quasi-mysticism of corporate mission statements to the maxims of revolutionary socialism, his work exhorts us to believe in it. Motifs taken from advertising, religious iconography, club flyers, trade union banners, prog rock and political propaganda all vie for our attention. The common denominator of this quest for idealism is a quest for enlightenment; a desire for some form of transcendence; and yet, abstracted from its original context, the message appears drained of meaning. We know that we are being asked to respond but the purpose is unclear, leaving us only with the formal means of exhortation and our own desire for meaning.
- Any age