Siobhan Davies Studios
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St. George's Road
020 7091 9650
Siobhan Davies Dance is one of the country’s most outstanding and innovative dance companies and choreographer Siobhan Davies advocates for the wider recognition of dance as a significant and extraordinary art form. The Company’s RIBA award-winning building, Siobhan Davies Studios in Southwark, South London, provides a local, national and international resource for learning about movement and dance, and a meeting ground to discuss new ideas. It presents a varied programme of events, performances, talks, artists’ sharings and visual art exhibitions.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Mon - Thurs, 9.00 - 22.00
Fri - Sat, 10.00 - 17.00
Sun, 9.00 - 20.00
Our kitchen is available for public use.
We also have two public computers with free internet access.
Christian Kerrigan: First to bloom, Last to leave - part 2
- 3 October — 14 December 2014 *on now
Private View: 2 Oct 6.30–8.30pm
Using live CCTV recordings from the past six months of the Linden tree growing outside Siobhan Davies Studios, Kerrigan reflects on the development of the tree’s lifecycle, from the sparse branches in winter to the dense, leafy foliage in the summer months.
Mixing the recordings with computer game software, Kerrigan creates interactive film footage for the viewer to explore. A single tree branch captured within London's busy environment initiates a story of light, pollution, microclimate, transport and migrating wildlife.
The footage sits alongside Kerrigan’s large-scale sculptures which play with processes shared by nature and technology and chart the progress of the seasons from spring through to autumn.
This exhibition is part of Human-Nature, a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the interdependent relationship between people and plants.
- Any age
Eva Stenram: Positions
- 16 January — 22 March 2015
Parts uses 1960s pin-up photographs as its source material. The pictures are digitally altered, obliterating most of the model and leaving only a leg intact. The resultant mood is macabre – the severed limb does not entice and the photograph's original erotic effect is turned on its head. When just one leg of the model remains, this leg calls attention to the rest of the scene. Viewers may try to piece together the original position of the model, or perhaps accept the leg as an absurd interior decoration or prop.
The new works use fragments of positions from pin-up images to describe potential movement, for example a photographic score made from a sequence of poses repeated in modulating patterns. Longer or shorter exposure times while printing the pictures introduce the temporal element of the sequence. Another new work utilises three risqué photographs taken by Irving Klaw in the 1950s of Bettie Page and other pin-up models. The purchased photographs are reframed, so that a passe-partout conceals most of the photographs, leaving only an isolated section of each picture available for the viewer to see.
Free related events (booking required - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Exhibition Tour with Eva Stenram: Thursday 12 March, 2-3pm
Eva Stenram in conversation with curator Jane Won: 27 February, 7pm
- Any age
Daniel Lobb | As above, so below
- 5 March — 9 September 2015
Landscape designer and sculptor Daniel Lobb creates a large-scale installation and internal water cycle which extracts the humidity generated from the sweat and breath of dancers in the Studios to sustain plant colonies within a suspended copper rill.
Exhibition dates: 15 May – 21 September
Artist in Conversation: 30 May, 7pm
Exhibition Tour: 17 June, 2pm-3pm
This exhibition is part of Human-Nature: art, horticulture & choreography across the growing season, a new year-long series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and performances produced by Siobhan Davies Dance exploring the dynamics of the relationship between people and plants.
- Family friendly
To book for the exhibition tour and the artist talk, please call 020 7091 9650.