This year Homeless Gallery will be held at the unique exhibition space at Dilston Grove. For ten days in November Dilston Grove will become a temporary home for Homeless Gallery’s second edition. Organised by Deconstruction Project with the support of Polish Cultural Institute in London.
Since its inception in 2002, the Homeless Gallery has had over 80 editions worldwide, including UK, Ireland, Germany, United States, Australia and Algeria. The last London edition of the Homeless Gallery as part of Photomonth was initiated by the Polish Cultural Institute in London and Polish deConstruction in 2008, when with a great success the photo installations took over the Shoreditch Town Hall’s Basement Gallery.
The idea for Homeless Gallery was born in the minds of two well-acclaimed Polish photographers – Tomek Sikora and Andrzej Swietlik. Homeless Gallery is a celebration of photography in its many forms, appears fleetingly wherever and whenever there is a need amongst photographers from various backgrounds to exhibit their works to a larger audience. Homeless – because it has no permanent address, it appears for a short while, after which it disappears, only to reappear again in a completely different place. It appears wherever a place becomes available to give photography a home.
The idea of organizing Homeless Gallery is very simple. We look for a good location - empty factories awaiting reconstruction or other already established gallery spaces and when we find it we adapt it as Homeless Gallery space.
Everybody can show their work: professionals, students, amateurs, and hobbyists. There is no curatorship and no entry requirements. We have no demands as to a subject, technique, format or number of photographs shown as long as the space allows it.
(excerpt from a text by Homeless Gallery)
Dilston Grove is the former Clare College Mission Church on the Southwest corner of Southwark Park and is Grade II listed. Designed by architects Sir John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton, it was built in 1911 and is one of the earliest examples of poured concrete construction.
If you are a photographer by day or night, if you are a professional, a student or just a hobbyist and would like to share your view of the world with others through your work this is a show for you. For anyone who would like to participate in the exhibition all you have to do is come to Dilston Grove on Friday November 12 (9-4pm) or Saturday November 13 (9-12pm) with your photographs and hang them yourself.
Friday 12th / 9am-4pm / hanging of works
Saturday 13th / 9am-12pm / hanging of works
private view 3pm-6pm
live jazz – Maurizio Minardi (piano) / Maciej Konieczny (sax)
Sunday 14th / Sunday 21st (10am - 4pm) / public view
Sunday 21st / take down of the exhibition and closing