Creative arts

Life, love, art and Brixton

Art is a massive part the life of Jo Gibbs. Simone Richardson talks to her about influences, pollution, South London and the joys of Brixton –...

New work unveiled at Brixton Underground Station

5 more minutes is the new work by Joy Labinjo unveiled today at Brixton Underground station. Commissioned by Art on the Underground, this large-scale work...

The Spots That Never Went at Photofusion

“The Spots That Never Went” by Roelof Bakker, on show at Brixton’s Photofusion gallery, is a deeply personal reflection on the devastation of the...

Breaking the Mould – new show at 198 Gallery

Breaking the Mould: new signatures from DRC is the work of 12 emerging artists from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and marks the reopening...

Kimathi Donkor – new show in Brixton’s Tate Library

Kimathi Donkor is an internationally recognised and celebrated contemporary artist whose work is diverse in terms of subject, media and technique. The Notebook series...

City Frequency City – new paintings by Jack Blackburn

Jack Blackburn's portraits reflect many different and contrasting approaches. Cubism and comic books appear in his work ranging from the grotesque to the realistic...

International Black queer photographer opens studio in Brixton

Amaju, a fine art photographer with over 25 years of experience exhibiting in museums, galleries, and alternative spaces worldwide, has opened an affordable, accessible...

Mural celebrates Brixton Topcats’ Jimmy Rogers

The life of local legend Jimmy Rogers has been celebrated with a mural on Electric Lane by street artist Dreph. Jimmy founded the Brixton Topcats...

Radical Beauty – the new exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery

The first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by the leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) is now open in Dulwich Picture Gallery. Abstract expressionism...

Young, Gifted & Black 2021 at Theatre Peckham

From 30 September to 6 November, Theatre Peckham presents its third season celebrating the voices and work of young Black artists in London.   The line-up...

On These Streets – an audio history of the Brixton Uprising

On 10 April 1981, the streets of Brixton became the heart of an Uprising. Much has been said and written by the commentariat, politicians...

‘Life and its most trivial particulars’ – the new exhibition in...

It’s a little known fact about the celebrated 19th century Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh, that for a short while he lived in 87...

Local Heroes on show at the Tate Library Brixton

The ‘Local Heroes’ banner is the very definition of community art. Made collaboratively by members of the community, it commemorates and celebrates the life...

Artists at work in Brixton

Two artists are captivated by our Brixton streets and paint what they see. Simone Richardson was drawn in to find out why Frank Gregory moved from Jamaica...

Botanical map of Brixton complements Tube art

Transport for London (TfL) has published a botanical map Brixton, showing local green spaces. The map also addresses the legacies of the British empire and...

Bronze oaks in Dulwich Picture Gallery

‘Bronze Oak Grove’ is the new installation by artists Rob and Nick Carter in the gardens of Dulwich Picture Gallery.  It is a circle of...

MUSIC

Dynamic duo host reggae at the Ritzy

Lockdown may have seen the end of The Sisters of Reggae, but two of them – Shirley Slattery and Debbie Golt – are sticking...

CULTURE