18 Sep 2015 – 20 Sep 2015

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PREVIEW_ Friday 18th September 6-11pm
open 19-20 TH September

Cost of entry


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HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London

London, United Kingdom


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Off The Wall is a trans-platform art exhibition floating on the Thames, with works by artists from across London. The show is staged aboard the HQS Wellington, a 1933 sloop which has been commanded across the Atlantic and Pacific, moored on the Thames at Victoria Embankment, opposite Temple Tube station. It also features an installation Another Day Lost: 1648 days and counting... by UK-based, Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj.


London once established its connections with the globe from the gateway of its river. Off The Wall has chosen to bring its participating artists, who originate from three continents over both hemispheres, all back to the river. The artists in Off The Wall are not bound by a single theme or thread, but freely draw on their individual diverse visions and interpretations. They address history as a spatial challenge and as a physical constraint. 

Issam Kourbaj was trained in fine art, theatre design and architecture in Damascus, St Petersburg and London. His work addressing Syria has been featured in the British Museum. He is a Lector in Art at Christ's College, Cambridge

The artist invited come from London colleges including Royal College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts, Goldsmiths and Chelsea College of Art. As well as presenting paintings, sculpture, photography, drawing, installations and video, the exhibition will be complimented by a programme of live works.

Julia Varela, Issam Kourbaj, Matthias Tharang, Ruozhe Xue, Zehra Arslan, Helena Hartmann, Yuki Kobayashi, Nils Alix Tabeling, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Hamish Pearch, Miguel Soto, Riikka Hyvönen, Yu Ting ong, Jiaxin Yuan, Sze Wong,  Sunghun Ryu, Francis Olvez Wilshaw,  Girolamo Marri,Kennis Chen, Anna Cheung, Min Kim, Delfina Fantini Van Ditmar, Luli Perez, Justin Fitzpatrick, Macarena Rojas Osterling, Li Li Ren, 


The entire exhibition invites donations which will go entirely to Syrian projects run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF UK) and the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR).http://www.justgiving.com/teams/anotherdaylost




PREVIEW_ Friday 18th September 6-11pm

RSVP Essential to offthewallexhibition@gmail.com

Free Admission


PERFORMANCES - SCREENINGS will be happening throughout the Opening evening.



Saturday_19th of September 10-5pm

PERFORMANCES - SCREENINGS will be happening throughout the day



Sunday_ 20th of September 10-4pm

PERFORMANCES - SCREENINGS will be happening throughout the day



Exhibiting artistsToggle

Matthias Tharang

Helena Hartmann

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos

Luli Perez

Julia Varela

Min Kim

Jiaxin Yuan

Kennis Chen

Sze Wong

Nils Alix Tabeling

Issam Kourbaj

Miguel Soto

Macarena Rojas Osterling

Jamie Fitzpatrick

Yuki Kobayashi

Li Li Ren

Ruozhe Xue

Girolamo Marri

Anna Cheung

Delfina Fantini Van Ditmar

Yu Ting ong

Riikka Hyvönen

Francis Olvez Wilshaw

Zehra Arslan

Sunghun Ryu

Justin Fitzpatrick

Hamish Pearch


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