Alasdair McLellan & Lev Tanju: The Palace

8 Jul 2016 – 24 Jul 2016

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12:00 – 23:00
12:00 – 23:00
12:00 – 23:00
16:00 – 23:00
16:00 – 23:00
16:00 – 23:00

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ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

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  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross
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Photographer Alasdair McLellan presents a collection of archive and unseen images of Palace Skateboards’ renowned team and its extended family in the London skate gang, the Palace Wayward Boys Choir (PWBC). McLellan has been documenting the scene around Palace since its launch in 2009.


The exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the characters orbiting the beloved brutalist home of skateboarding on London’s Southbank. This is accompanied by a new video installation from Palace Skateboard's founder, Lev Tanju. With an idiosyncratically British edge, Tanju’s anarchic videography and McLellan's tender portraits come together to provide a dynamic picture of London and skateboarding. The show is a celebration of the deep camaraderie found amongst skaters at the Southbank. It is a testament to friendship, non-conformity and a doing-it-yourself attitude.

A full survey of McLellan’s work with Palace and the PWBC is published by IDEA this summer.

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