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Brixton Art Gallery

Brixton, London, United Kingdom

Located under the railway arches on Atlantic Road, in the heart of Brixton, Brixton Art Gallery was a hugely important artists-led initiative of the 1980s. Occupying formerly commercial premises in a well-traversed part of Brixton, the gallery generated a formidable range of exhibitions during the several years of its existence. In the manner of empty buildings temporarily taken over by groups of artists, the premises were in a run down condition but in other respects, the space was substantial, versatile and ideally located. One of its many exhibitions was its hosting of the 2nd Creation for Liberation exhibition, of 1984. As with the other Creation for Liberation exhibitions, the 2nd one featured a substantial number of artists, some emerging, some relatively established and some relatively unknown. The artists in the 1984 exhibition were:

Sylvan Alleyne, Ankobra, Rasheed Araeen, Paddi Arts, Paul Barrett, Ron Best, Percival Blake, Tyrone Bravo, Chila Kumari Burman, Pogus Caesar, Leroy Aurundel Cargill, Carl Clark, Michael Coutain, Anthony Daley, Paul Dash, Fieroza Doorsen, Etienne Dwumah, Terry Dyer, Stella Ezekiel, Winitha Fernando, Denzil Forrester, Samii Francis, Christopher Grey, Moses Tapfuma Gutsa, Rosetta Halstead, Anthony Jadunath, Gavin Jantjes, Tam Joseph, George Fowokan Kelly, Trevor Landell, Roland Lawar, Frane Lessac, Errol Lloyd, Myrna Loy, Stella Lymas, Hurren Everell Marsh, Shaheen Merali, Rose McDonald, Clevert Mckenzie, Anthony Miller, Paul Milliner, Tony Moo-Young, Courtney Morgan, Leslie Morgan, Gordon de la Mothe, Pitika Ntuli, Johney Ohene, Harold Patten, Keith Piper, Kell Poisson, Yvonne Roach, Derick Rose, Martin Santos, Maud Sulter, Gillis Simon, Barry Simpson, Ibi Taylor, Gerald Telman, Shanti Thomas, David Trotman, Errol Walker, Tony Walliston, Ansell Walters, Audrey West, John Wilkie, Godfrey Williams

Exhibitions at this venue


»  Third World Within

Solo show at Brixton Art Gallery. 1986

People who have appeared at this venue + view all 11

»  Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal

Born, 1939 in Dalla, Punjab, India

»  Uzo Egonu

Born, 1931 in Onitsha, Nigeria. Died, 1996

»  Mona Hatoum

Born, 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon

»  Gavin Jantjes

Born, 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa