Milestone - commemorating 10 years of the Stephen Lawrence Report

17 Sep 2009 – 15 Oct 2009

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Milestone Exhibition


Forthcoming exhibition commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the publication of the Stephen Lawrence report. Exhibition Dates: 17 Sept - 15 Oct 09 (please note below PV times differ for each location) The Stephen Lawrence Gallery Queen Anne Court, room 077 University of Greenwich Park Row Greenwich London SE10 9LS Private View: 3 October, 5 - 7 pm Gallery Opening Times Monday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm Saturday 11 am — 4 pm Disabled Access St Andrew Holborn The Crypt 5 St. Andrew Street London EC4A 3AB Private View: 17 September, 6 - 8 pm Crypt Opening Times Monday to Friday 10 am - 5.30 pm 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of publication of the influential report of the Macpherson Inquiry into the police handling of the Stephen Lawrence case. This exhibition, which spans two locations, uses journeying as a metaphor to examine the relevance of the issues raised by Macpherson today. What state are we in 10 years on from the report? Looking back, what have we learnt? Looking forward, what are we to expect? These questions are not intended to elicit policy answers. Instead, the exhibition examines artists' responses to these questions in their practice. The exhibition considers two locations: Greenwich, the London borough where Stephen Lawrence lived and was murdered, and Holborn, the legal heart of London. These two locations not only represent the sites of incident and inquiry, but they also open up an interstice between ideas of act and response, local and national, intimate and universal, presentation and representation. The artists' works consider the journey between these sites in relation to loss, identity, perseverance, danger, exchange and remembrance. Viewers are invited to undertake the journeys physically or conceptually, becoming journeying subjects in the exhibition. While the Milestone exhibition presents an artistic narrative about the journey of the Macpherson Report 10 years on, it also attempts to make available the journey itself. Exhibiting Artists: Brigit Connolly, Ana-Laura Lopez de la Torre, Ekua McMorris, Graeme Miller, Eduardo Padilha, Claire Palfreyman Curated by Jack Tan The exhibition includes an artist-led workshop on Saturday 3rd October as part of ‘Your Greenwich', an all day programme of events for teenagers on the World Heritage Site. The workshop will employ ideas of walking and narrative to explore themes of personal identity. For further information about this and the exhibition please contact the gallery curator, David Waterworth.


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