APT Gallery
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Harold Wharf 6 Creekside Deptford, London SE8 4SA
Robert Fitzmaurice

Eight award-winning artists bounce back from lockdown

– An exhibition of new work by eight contemporary artists united by the idea that every artwork contains the trace of the absent author

– This physical exhibition, supported by Arts Council England, will take place at APT Gallery in Deptford, a prominent venue for contemporary art in London

– Planned before the pandemic hit the theme has gained extra resonance due to lockdown and will celebrate the return of art, artists and audiences to galleries this summer

– An essay about the exhibition will be produced by art critic Sacha Craddock

Madi Acharya-Baskerville
Güler Ates
Kelley Sweeney
Kit Yan Chong
KV Duong
Alison Goodyear
Kirsty Harris
Robert Fitzmaurice

Practical information
Free admission: Thursday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm
Live events: performances, VR experiences, two public workshops and a panel discussion will be scheduled inline with latest HSE guidance

“Absent Authors is a powerful exploration of eight artist’s experiences in the face of the pandemic, with the works covering an exciting range of mediums – from painting and sculpture through to performance and virtual reality. We’re really pleased to support this summer’s exhibition thanks to National Lottery funding and to help create more vital opportunities for audiences to safely return to our gallery spaces.”
Sabine Unamun, Director, London, Arts Council England

“With some upfront stepping away and acts of disappearance Absent Authors suggests an emotive relationship between artwork and maker.“
Brian Griffiths, artist and curator