What is Urban?


Urban is … ART


35 Artists from South London Women Artists Collaborative


Brixton East Gallery

100 Barrington Rd

London SW9 7JF


26 February-11 March 2015 11am-5pm


Private View

Thursday 26th February 6:30-9pm


Curated by

Kate Bowe, Liz Charsley-Jory, Reema Dreaming, Pat Keay



South London Women Artists are pleased to announce an upcoming group exhibition at Brixton East Gallery, whose location, planted in the middle of 2 roads with a train line rumbling overhead, inspired the theme Urban.


Members from our collective were asked to consider the question What Is Urban?  (much as Grayson Perry recently asked Who Am I?) They have responded with short bursts of poetry and an array of visual and aural works.



What Is Urban?


…skyglow at night

 …light and life and music spilling out from bars into streets


 …traffic congestion


…views from bus windows






…weeds in cracks of buildings and pavements


…an overworked and overused landscape that bears the scars of centuries of human passage




 Image courtesy Caroline Underwood