Performance, Film and Outreach
Upcoming events at BPS
Performance and Moving Image form an essential part of the contemporary visual arts scene celebrated at BPS. Click on the buttons below to view upcoming Performance and Film events at BPS, and browse the archives.
Education, Workshops and Outreach
Educational outreach is an important part of the overall programming at BPS.
Alongside our active visual arts programme, we offer opportunities for the local community via a number of educational initiatives. Over 2022/23, BPS has received funding from Southwark Council via the The Positive Futures For Young People Fund to bring workshops, projects and exhibition opportunities to children based in Southwark. Workshops are run by emerging artists and workshops leaders also based in Southwark.
In addition to workshops aimed at young people BPS hosts talks, seminars, ‘meet the artist’ events, and panel discussions in relation to the exhibitions programme. These are open to all and are announced through our Instagram page, Eventbrite, and here on the BPS website.
Past workshops and outreach:
Bermondsey Project Space worked with Southwark Council and The Positive Futures For Young People Fund to bring you My Exhibition. This project aimed to empower young people to get involved in the arts and see the creative industries as a viable career path.
My Exhibition was a fully-funded opportunity for young people interested in the arts to exhibit their artwork in a professional gallery after a week of events, workshops and mentoring sessions.
More workshops and projects funded by Southwark Council, tailored for young Southwark based creatives, to be announced over 2022/23.
Power Structures Workshop
Photographer Luke O’Donovan led a workshop with students from Dunraven school alongside his exhibition Power Structures, co-curated with Francisco Ibáñez Hantke. Students were shown around the exhibition then taken out into the local area with polaroid cameras to photograph architectural sites. They then returned to the exhibition and curated their photos in the gallery, highlighting relationships between their work and that of the exhibiting photographers. This workshop explored themes of gentrification and regeneration.
UAL / Olympus Photography Award
OLYMPUS and Bermondsey Project Space for the second time support the next generation of photographers from UAL Responding to the theme Photo Evidence: Between (Media) Representation and Reality, students were asked to submit work in three categories – Print, Projection and Multimedia – and the winner of each category will receive professional equipment from OLYMPUS.
27th February – 3rd March 2018
An exhibition sponsored by Flattr
A work in progress film exhibition by Bermondsey Project Space and Flattr, showcasing 11 pioneering LCC MA Documentary Film Students. The works explore varying themes such as artistry, self-acceptance and legacy through an experimental approach to the medium that strays from typical documentary convention.
The team behind Flattr believes in artists and creators, and understand the Internet should be a place to foster and support creative talent with exposure, accessibility and financial reward.
20th – 24th March 2018
A project sponsored by Olympus
In association with Platanos College
For the third year, Bermondsey Project Space and OLYMPUS have selected a local school for the Photography Outreach Programme, that invites students to turn their eyes away from their own reflected image of the selfie and rediscover the beauty and poetry of their everyday places: My House – My School – My Street.
19th April – 12th May 2018
Xhibit – the annual exhibition showcasing the best emerging talent from UAL, provides vital support to emerging talent through professional development and networking oppotunities, alongside having their work featured in the month-long exhibiton. The open call exhibition, founded in 1977 by Students’ Union officers Kit Hammonds and Angela Robinson, is curated by a panel of industry professionals.
15th – 19th May 2018
A project sponsored by Olympus
In association with Harris Academy Bermondsey
Every student was given access to an OLYMPUS camera to take several images in the three different contexts mentioned above and then to choose three to submit to Art Bermondsey Project Space. A jury of photographers, critics and curators selected the best shots to have them printed by OLYMPUS for a week-long exhibition at the Project Space.