8 Feb 2019 – 24 Feb 2019

Event times

Friday - Saturday: 12 - 6pm | Sunday: 12 - 4pm | Wednesday and Thursday appointment only.

Cost of entry


Platform Southwark

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Southwark / Waterloo
  • Waterloo / Waterloo East / Blackfriars / London Bridge

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Matter(ing) is an exhibition that brings together recent works of Lily German, Sebastian Sochan and Abigail Brothers. Through sculpture and performance these three artists investigate ideas of materiality and the outcome of enabling materials to drive the creation of work.


The artists share interest in suspending the usual function of commonplace materials. Instead these materials become an extension of gesture and thought, leading the artists in some cases to an almost synaesthetic collapse of expected sensory cues. Wet clay flops, cotton fibres fray, plaster cracks, foam inflates, sugar crystallizes.

Abigail Brothers digs into the power and ability that material's have to embody themselves, or something from a distant memory. Lily German activates clay forms through vocal performance, examining the vulnerability and physicality of voice and wet clay. Sebastian Sochan’s instinctual sculptural works explores the emotive and humble quality of materials, testing their borders between fragility and robustness

A series of events and performances will run alongside the exhibition. Visit Platform Southwark’s Facebook and Platform Southwark’s Instagram page for further information.

Sat 16 Feb, 2pm 'Material Matters' - Talk and workshop with Laura White. Laura will give a talk about her relationship to materiality through projects she has done and her own research. This will be followed by a hands on materiality workshop, Touching - not seeing | Seeing - not touching

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Sat 16 Feb, 4pm Performance by Lily German.

Sun 24 Feb, 11am 'Walking as material' - A walking workshop with the artists. More information TBA.




For press and other enquiries please email: matteringexhibition@gmail.com

8-24 Feb

Private View: Thursday 7 Feb, 6-9pm

Opening hours:

Fri—Sat, 12am-6pm

Sun 12-4pm

Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only.

Address: Platform Southwark, 1 Joan St, South Bank, London SE1 8BS

Find us: You'll find us on Joan Street, just off The Cut and next to Southwark tube station. You can’t miss us; we’re the black building.

Nearest station(s): Southwark (1 minute walk) & Waterloo

Platform Southwark is wheelchair accessible.

Exhibiting artists

Sebastian Sochan

Sebastian Sochan

Abigail Brothers

Lily German


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