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Beaconsfield's holistic vision is to provide a critical space for creative enquiry. Founded to occupy a niche between the institution, the commercial and the 'alternative' the charity maintains a unique venue which has provided a laboratory and presentation space for artists since 1995.

Set up in the former Lambeth Ragged School by artists with a track record for organising grass-roots events, Beaconsfield commissions, and is commissioned, nationally and internationally and has a history of innovative collaboration with other organisations and individuals, on and off-site.

The annual programme typically includes a range of exhibitions, an evening membership club and interventions in public space.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Wednesday - Saturday, 11.00 - 17.00
Beaconsfield will be closed 18 + 19 2014 April for the Easter holiday and 7-10 May 2014 due to a private event.

Admission charges


Collection details

Film and Media, Fine Art, Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Arkhipelagos (Ebb), 2013, animation still, image courtesy the artists

IC-98 Arkhipelagos

  • 4 April — 7 June 2014 *on now

Finnish-duo IC-98 return to Beaconsfield on a grand scale with new hand-drawn animations: Arkhipelagos (Navigating the Tides of Time), 2013 – a three channel video installation - and Arkhipelagos (Ebb), 2013.

This is IC-98’s second exhibition at Beaconsfield following their debut UK show in 2012. Visitors to Beaconsfield’s Arch space were enthralled by the highly detailed pencil-drawn animation, A View from the Other Side, which focussed on the slow passage of time in relation to architectural representation of human endeavour. Arkhipelagos builds on this work, with an elegiac take on planet earth and human mark-making on its surface.

Based in Turku, Finland, IC-98 is Visa Suonpää (b. 1968) and Patrik Söderlund (b. 1974). In 2015, IC-98 will represent Finland in the Venice Biennale.

4 April – 7 June 2014
Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm

Preview: Friday 4 April 6.30-8.30pm
Please note the exhibition will be closed 18+19 April for the Easter holiday and 7-10 May due to a private event.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Curators’ Conversation

  • 25 April 2014 6-8:30pm

6pm: starting at Space Station Sixty-Five with Northern Souls, the curators of Beaconsfield will join the curators of Space Station Sixty-Five and guest curators of Northern Souls in an informal walkabout.

7pm: the group will be led on a short walk by performance artist Heidi Kilpeläinen to view Arkhipelagos at Beaconsfield and continue discussion about the Finnish art scene over a drink. Free.

This event accompanies our current exhibition IC-98: Arkhipelagos (4 April –7 June 2014). Following their debut UK show in 2012, Finnish-duo IC-98 return to Beaconsfield on a grand scale with a two-part work in their signature medium – pencil-drawn animation.

Curated by Minna Haukka and Arto Korhonen for Space Station Sixty-Five the group exhibition Northern Souls (21 March - 10 May 2014) presents a wide array of Finnish contemporary artists focusing on minorities and the experience of the
Space Station Sixty-Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PS

This event forms part of SLAM Fridays – the late night opening of galleries in South London.