OUTPOST- beyond the usual exhibition site or observed site.
Spanning photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, film and
performance, Outpost brings together 29 artists from the
Bermondsey Artists’ Group, BAG, at Shortwave.
Outpost 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 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 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.
Outpost is an invitation for the local community to come together
socially and meet one another at Shortwave. Public engagement
and social gatherings and events are seen as an integral part of
this BAG show. There will be performance and interactive events
on the private view evening and during the exhibition.
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.