LUVA Symposium (how to run a gallery that doesn’t piss off your neighbours)


James Campbell House, Old Ford Road, London E2 9QE, UK

Saturday 19 October, 11.30am–12.45pm

LUVA Gallery will be hosting a small informal symposium discussing the intricacies of artist-led/diy gallery spaces, especially those which have a strong community presence. What are the ethics of bringing artists into spaces? How can you co-work with local communities?

Additionally, LUVA will host a small retrospective of the work LUVA has shown in its first year running, including artists works and footage from the galleries year.

LUVA has scheduled its event so that all participants can attend the People’s Vote March and have their voices heard. The March is taking place in central London ahead of the final Brexit deal at the end of this month.

Speakers are:

Adelaide Bannerman is a freelance project manager and curator. She has helped to deliver numerous exhibitions, projects and events for institutions for just over 20 years, and currently works for International Curators Forum. Her independent research interests valorise performative gestures and engagements with live and visual performance art. She is also interested in exploring, noting and co-opting movement and improvisatory methods as part of her curatorial practice.
Anne-Marie Creamer is a visual artist based in London. Her work experiments with cinematic and theatrical forms, often linking theatre, painting and cinema. She is interested in theory and practice that explores the links between theatre, painting and cinema. Her work experiments with cinematic and theatrical forms using digital film, fiction, drawing, theatre, written films, filmed staged scenarios, live voice-over, performative lectures or readings, and scripted tours. Creamer’s work is regularly shown internationally at galleries and museums, including FRAC Bretagne, France; Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Netherlands; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Palm Springs Art Museum; Aspex Arts, Portsmouth; Exeter Phoenix Galley, Exeter; the Royal College of Art and The Drawing Room Gallery, London.
Eduardo Padilha works with found materials and reassembled them to reflect the urban experience where private and public domain intersect. The appropriation, deployment, and dislocation of the object are the points of departure as a search for new modes of signification. Since 2006, Padilha has run BalinHouseProjects (BHP), a non-profit, artist-run space in London SE1. Recent group exhibition We are the centreat Hessel Museum of Art and We are the (Epi)center at P-Exclamation, curated by Paul O’Neill, NY, USA. And solo exhibition at London Art Fair with InIVA, 2016. Founded BalinHouseProjects in 2006 that is an artist run space. Publishes books about BHPevents granted by Arts Council of England.
Alex Fefegha is the co-founder and head of making at Comuzi, a design and innovation studio, working at the intersection of emerging technology and humans. Some of Comuzi’s clients include Nike, ASOS, BBC, Uber and University of the Arts, London. Alex has been recognised internationally for his work investigating the ethical implications of AI, alogorithmic bias in regards to race and gender and exploring the future technological interfaces that we as humans will interact with.
Anna Hart is the co-director of Air Studios. Since 2007 they have partnered with local authorities, education, housing and community organisations to curate and deliver over four hundred art works alongside cultural events. They privilege the small scale, the momentary and the local.


Adelaide Bannerman, Anne-Marie Creamer, Eduardo Padilha, Alex Fefegha, Anna Hart


Lily Hudson, Jordan McKenzie, Yoke Collective, Eleni Zachaiou, Bea Taylor-Searle, Campbell McConnell

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James Campbell House, Old Ford Road, London E2 9QE, UK