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.
Another Kind of Tension

Another Kind of Tension

  • 18 February — 23 March 2018 *on now

At first glance this pairing seems a fairly disparate one but closer inspection reveals a number of shared interests and aims. Housley tends to stick to figuration and plays around with the traditional genres of portraiture and still life. Drwiega works in bold colours and bold forms, often using plastic, rubber and concrete to create a contemporary take on modernist sculptural tropes. Both artists work in 2D and 3D and have a shared interest in the use of bold colour. Both have a strong drawing practice and are prolific in their production of works on paper.

The title of the show (a play on the title of a Buzzcocks album -"A Different Kind of Tension) can be seen as both acknowledgement and celebration of the tension derived from putting two artists works together in a confined space, doubled down by the mix of 2D and 3D work. It also makes a sly reference to the difficult times we live in and the frenetic energy, passion and commitment it takes to be and remain an artist.

Gallery Open Monday - Friday 10:30 - 5pm

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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