The exhibition opens with a performance by Rainham Sheds and will feature the work of its 17 artists working with the programme over the last four years as an alternative higher education programme run “by, and for its students”.
Mimicking the format of an institutional “degree show”, this event is made possible by Lewisham Art House members who collectively rent space and contribute five hours of their time a week to provide an “outward-looking and inclusive programme” on a non-profit basis.
For End of Year, they also share their resources with the School of the Damned which runs “without money, without a bank account, without financial obligation”, instead employing a “labour exchange” for education, in opposition to the trend towards an increasingly privatised and corporatised education system in the UK and other parts of the world.
Artists involved in the School of the Damned programme –which has included a group show called SCHOOL in Leicester last year –are Matt Welch, Jack Fisher, Victoria Fornieles, Anastasia Shin, Jake Kent and Robert Fung among others.
See the Lewisham Art House website for details.**