Outpost 2 is the Bermondsey Artists’ Group’s follow up exhibition from last year’s Outpost. Spanning photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and film, Outpost 2 brings together over 20 artists from the Bermondsey Artists’ Group, BAG, and will also be the final exhibition at Shortwave Café after its short but exciting existence.
Outpost 2 is an open call to showcase the diverse range of practices that exist amongst local artists. Different discourses are revealed and some unexpected shared concerns emerge against the backdrop of the social space at Shortwave.
Outpost 2 can be seen as a snapshot of what is going on in the BAG artists’ studios at the moment. It is informal and not staged around a thematic exhibition. Outpost 2 reveals a community of artists willing to share their creative outputs with their peers and the public alike and the start of a dialogue across boundaries, be those creative, social, political, or other.
Established in 1983 Bermondsey Artists’ Group BAG is an artist-led initiative that supports CGP London and creates opportunities for artists who live, work or study in Southwark. This peer-led network is a rare longstanding grassroots collective, maintaining a democratic framework and consistent core values; to support local artists to show their work and develop their practice.
Elisa Alaluusua, Colby Benari, Holly Birtles, Georgina Carless, Frances CoIeman, Jane Colling, Stephen Dunn, Tony Fleming, Emily Glass, Ron Henocq, Sophie Horton, Laura Hudson, Yang-En Hume, Hilary McCallin, Pam Miller, Miyako Narita, Lewis Paul, Vicky Paul, Martin Pover, Louise Sheridan, Harald Smykla, Sarah Taylor, Natalie Webb
Shortwave Café, 100 Clements Road, Bermondsey, SE16 4DG from 3rd – 28th June. Times: 9am – 6pm (10pm Thur & Fri). Admission: Free.
The Opening Night is Friday 7th June from 6pm
Main photo: Miyako Narita