Location: APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, London SE8 4SA

Ground Work is the latest project from the artists’ collective Ground culminating in this exhibition at APT Gallery. The Ground Collective’s interest lies in finding objects and making observations from the everyday landscapes they travel through, reconfiguring these discoveries into artworks, performances, poems and installations. They celebrate a slowing down and a closer scrutiny of things that are overlooked or forgotten.
Ground Work will utilise APT Gallery as part viewing space, part laboratory, creating an indoor landscape that draws from and extends out into the wider landscape of Deptford Creek and beyond. The gallery becomes a drop off point, a place where objects are given attention, where fragments are gathered to generate new and complex forms. It presents a potential utopian piecing together of displaced and replaced landscapes and objects that facilitates a breaking down of hierarchies between art producers and members of the public. Ambitious new work produced by members of the Ground Collective will sit alongside pieces made by a creative group of older adults and pupils from Bonus Pastor School. A collaborative scrapbook will be created in the gallery during the exhibition with all those visiting encouraged to add photographs, drawings, paintings and written elements, creating a shared legacy of moments recorded in a specific time and place.

The Ground Collective is: Madi Acharya-Baskerville, Tom Banks, Joost Gerritsen, Sam Hodge, Mike Sims, Mark Sowden, Matthew Swift, Ana Vicente, Marcia Teusink.

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