Soapbox: Voices of Walworth and the late Joe Bent

29 Aug 2017 – 8 Sep 2017

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Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm

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ASC Gallery

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The exhibition brings together young people who attend Speak Your Mind workshops, a previously unseen collection of Joe Bent's etchings, archive photographs and memorabilia from the campaign trail alongside oral histories.


Artwork by the late Joe Bent forms part of an exhibition at ASC Gallery about political campaigning in Southwark more than 50 years ago. The exhibition brings together a previously unseen collection of Joe’s etchings that contrast with a life that was spent campaigning in public. Photographs from former union official, Graham Stevenson’s collection, Southwark Local History Library and Marx Memorial Archive make up the many layers of this exhibition. They will be displayed together with items from the fascinating personal archive of Tony Farsky, a contemporary of Joe’s, and oral histories recorded for the project. In addition to the exhibition, the Soapbox project included workshops with InSpire Youth Centre and local young people in which they responded to Joe’s work, exploring how to present their views and how to listen to the ideas of others. Work created from these sessions shall also be displayed.  


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