The future of artists and architecture

Thamesmead Texas @ TACO!

30 Poplar Place, London SE28 8BA, UK

Saturday 19 October, 7pm–10pm

John Smith, Blight, 1994-96, video

Peripatetic Artist led platform present a selection of films on social housing, gentrification and regeneration from the 1970’s – present day. The evening includes artist films by Katharine Meynell, Zoe Redman, Jocelyn Pook and John Smith. Selected by artist Vanessa Scully, as part of the series ‘ Thamesmead Texas presents:  The future of artists and architecture in Thamesmead’ the event sits within a new installation entitled ‘Heavy View’ by British Artist Laura Yuile that developed out of Yuile’s consideration of technological and architectural obsolescence. Book here.

Vanessa Scully is an Australian/ Filipino artist and filmmaker based in London, whose practice explores primary questions related to gender, race and class. Scully’s work operates in opposition to tv programming, genre film and advertising, yet imitates the visual language of mass media, reworking the dominant narrative to critical end. Scully graduated with an MA in Experimental Film from Kingston School and Art in 2019 and a BA in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art in 2012.

Thamesmead Texas is a nomadic artist run initiative based in Thamesmead, South-East London. Originally operating from a living room in one of 40 disused flats rented by artists from Peabody via the Bow Arts Trust, we set up to bring together the new community of Bow Arts Trust artists, who moved to Thamesmead in 2018. Anchored by an art bar, we are led by the necessity to be social and organise public exhibitions and events. Open every Saturday, 12-6pm. Or by appointment (thamesmeadtexas@gmail.com).


Katharine Meynell, Zoe Redman, Jocelyn Pook, John Smith


Selected by Vanessa Scully

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Thamesmead Texas @ TACO!

30 Poplar Place, London SE28 8BA, UK