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NOVELTY is a group exhibition that brings together the work of seven artists to explore the boundaries between what is perceived to be new and novel in contemporary art now. These seven artists are exhibiting sculptures, installations and prints, which demonstrate that in the way in which they create, they are approaching new ideas for the future of art making.
A sight specific exhibition of painting, installation, sculpture and performance.
Part of the ArtLicks weekend.
Curated by Jo Dennis & Dido Hallett
Jo Dennis, Dan Mort, Dido Hallett, Charlotte Meddings, Lexi Strauss, Gemma Lowe, Tracey Smith, Caroline Gregory, Jim Woodall
Thursday 3rd Oct 6-9pm
Friday 4th, 11am-6pm
Sunday 6th, 11am-6pm
Caroline Gardens was originally known as the Licensed Victualler’s Benevolent Institution Asylum. However, despite being called an ‘Asylum’, it was not a home for lunatics. Instead, the word was used in its older sense of 'sanctuary' and it was in fact an old folks’ home for retired pub landlords. Many of its residents are thought to have been alcoholics and were addressed as ‘Diseased Brethren’ by the first Chaplain of Caroline gardens Chapel.

Friday 3rd August 6.30pm till late.

The Last Refuge have kindly given us use of their space to curate this show for The Peckham Cultural Olympiad,
it has a full cash bar and is a great place to hang out and enjoy a barmy summer evening.

Also open Sat 4th and Sun 5th 1pm-6pm.

Artist include: Jo Dennis, Nina Garstang, Dido hallett, Julia Hayes, George Little, France-lise Mcgurn , Nick Nowicki, Tom Yeomans.

So please do join us at:

The Last Refuge
Unit 9a
The Bussey Building
133 Copeland Road
SE15 3SN
(This is in-between The Hanna Barry Gallery and Son Gallery)

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Run by artists Jo Dennis and Dido Hallett. Events and exhibitions also at Safehouse.


Caroline Gardens Chapel, Asylum Road SE15 2SQ