ASC Gallery


ASC Gallery has moved to its new venue just off East street market.Se17 from its previous venue on Blackfriars road.It runs a series of 5 exhibitions annually with artist talks and workshops linked to shows.
The first show here is by artists Ian Dawson and Louisa Minkin titled Taplow House.They will present results from their own partial exavacation of 30 year old dormant shop units on the Heygate Estate where the gallery is situated.For 10 days in the summer of 2014 they mapped these long dead shops and in ASCs newly refurbished gallery fragments of these time capsules will form the foundation of their installation.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

monday to friday.9.30am to 5.30pm

Admission charges

Please check

Getting there

By train to elephant and castle.By bus 136,343,42,176,12.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Sat What?

Say What?

  • 12 September — 28 October 2016 *on now

‘You must answer in the form of a question!’ | Art Licks Weekend | Saturday 1st October | 3 pm

‘The relationship is thus in the accusative’*

This is potentially a ‘thing’. A prototype, testing a dialogue with itself. Focused on form and intent, it becomes a denial of continuity and the expected ‘final’. The sensual pursuit of a transitive and undefined action, whose aims are obscured by both grammar and syntax. They affect and follow us as direct complements, finishing our sentences and taking up all the space in our uncompliant and overcrowded vocabularies. They are objects filled with ‘what for’,** substitute materials with properties that only simulate the intended outcome, an amalgamation of shapes and morphology embellished with all the root words, affixes, intonations and stresses. Loops of pre-existing knowledge and thingstuff,*** circles of doom and semantics whose sole purpose is [to] object
to rant make a stink
rave to take on
to/spurn go one-on-one
squawk to to to to to to
to mix it ip sound off

* ‘The Object is Poetics’ by Francis Ponge.
** ‘What for’ is typically preceded by threatening gestures and followed by pain.
*** Used mostly in sentences containing possessive nouns, where an entity would have an intangible object whose intentions need to be explained, or in situations where several words would be needed to describe the object but where the speaker does not feel compelled enough or immediately able to finish the description.

‘Say What?’ brings together artists Kit Craig, Rowena Harris, Russell Hill, Alex Lawler, James Prevett, Fay Nicholson, Emily Rosamund, Lisa Selby and Madalina Zaharia in an attempt to scrutinize and question the elaborate relationship between materiality and language, as well as the narrative and syntactical potential of the ‘thing’.

‘You must answer in the form of a question!’ is an afternoon of performances and hazardous dialogue involving a selection of the artists and curators around the ‘Say what?’ exhibition at ASC Gallery, London. The event will take the shape of a shifting and informal sequence of incidents, exploring the premises of the exhibition and articulating a very unsettled and performative conversation among the artists involved.

Private View | Friday 9th September | 6 – 9pm

Suitable for

  • Any age


Getting there

By train to elephant and castle.By bus 136,343,42,176,12.

ASC Gallery
Chaplin Centre,Thurlow street
Greater London
SE17 2DG





020 7274 7474

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