1984 Show

This was the exhibition that Kevin O’Connor had wanted to stage since the first day that he walked into the Gallery, an homage to the more pessimistic aspects of Orwell’s book, 1984.  The whole space was turned into a giant installation with works appearing from the gloom to shock and disturb.  The Guardian’s critic, Waldemar Januscak gave it a reasonably encouraging review.

When the show ended, it became apparent that Kevin’s curatorial enthusiasm to create a dystopic vision of the future had overidden his consideration to work within the constraints of a Collective.  His unilateral decision to remove a couple of walls of the Gallery and some of the floor of the upper office seriously exacerbated the problem of leaks in the back arch.  His subsequent involvement in running the Gallery lessened allowing himself to devote more time to his growing interest in performance art.   

CATALOGUE

Artists: Moich Abrahams, Tony Ashton, David Atherton, Manfred Blob, Manuel Cardenas, Mark le Claire, Graham Coles, Regina Cullen, Bill Evans, Mark Fairnington, Emma Finch, Neil Fraser, Rick Gibson, Lesley Giles, Maryanne Gordon, Liz Grob, Chris Hayward, Sheila Hayward, Ian Hinchliffe, Jonathan Jefferson, Mike Jeffries, Gavin Jones, Leon Kuhn, Harriet Lasalle, Mark, Chris Martin, Marco Matosic, John McCann, James Milroy, Steve Mumberson, Peter Newell, Kevin O’Connor, Mike Peel, John Rasmussen, Chris Reed, Coleman Saunders, Claudio Schrinzi, Matthew Shelley, Ian Sherman, Graham Tunnadine, Rob Williams, Gennaro Telaro

Brixton Artists Collective
Brixton Festival Exhibition
Africa
Christina Berry, Angela Williams & New Local Artists
Rob Evans, Jorge Walsh & Derek Stockley
Clay, Wood & Metal - Exhibition By Artists & Craftspeople
3rd Open Show + Glc Peace Posters By Peter Kennard
Work By Gay Men & Women
Kumiko Shimizu & Terry Dyer + The Art Of Immediacy + Polish Posters
Womens Work
Brixton Festival Photographs + Art & Crafts Market
1984 Show
Textiles - Making & Meaning
Tony Moo Young Paintings + Jamie Reid - Leaving The 20th Century
Multiples - Photography, Xerox & Edition-Based Media
Brixton Baroque
Fertile Eye - Womens Work 2
Brixton Festival Exhibition
Creation For Liberation - 2nd Open Exhibition By Black Artists
Made In London - Sculpture Show
Newcomers - Open Exhibition
Vive Le Resistance - Copyart Exhibition
Our Territory - Womens Work 3
Brixton Artists Collective Annual Members Show
No Comment - 2nd Lesbian & Gay Show
Rosemarie Mcgoldrick, Geraldine Walsh, Roxane Permar & Susan Egan
Seeing Diversity - 40 Contemporary Photographers
Janet Flynn, Sue Jane Taylor, Shanti Thomas & Tony Phillips
Open Exhibiton In Support Of The NUM + The Vauxhall Group
Roadworks Plus Kasia Januszko, Marc Elms & John Hewitt
Mirror Reflecting Darkly - Black Womens Art - Womens Work 4
Latin American Arts Exhibition
Two Photographers - Newton Brown & Anna Arnone + The Other Ireland
Series One - Group Exhibition
Love, Sex & Romance - Womens Work 5
Campaign Against Plastic Bullets
Brixton Artists Collective Annual Members Show
Monti Wa Marumo - South African Arts And Artists
Hi Tech & Ancient Mythology - Richard Ducker, Piyawan & Rosie Leventon
The Black Experience - 10 Black Photographers
Third World Within - Afroasian Artists In Britain - Curated By Rasheed Araeen
Last Requests - Film, Video & Tape/Slide Installation
Zamani Soweto Sisters - Textile Art
Against All The Odds - Lesbian & Gay Men Exhibition
Tangled Roots - Mirror Reflecting Darkly 2 - Black Womens Artists
Bigos - Anglo-Polish Artists Group
Caribbean Focus
Realising Power - Womens Work 7
Series Two - Group Exhibition
Brixton Artists Collective Annual Members Show

If you'd like to add to the archive then please get in touch, especially if you exhibited at the Gallery or helped curate any of the exhibitions: info@brixton50.co.uk