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The Take Courage Gallery is a South London based contemporary project space whose ethos revolves around affordable exhibiting. The gallery gives practicing artists a support network free from regulations and restraints – a chance to showcase their work. Being mindful of this premise the space is situated above the Amersham Arms a local run independent pub in which we support.

The Take Courage Gallery is directed by Ellie Pennick and Eleanor Strong.


Ellie Pennick’s practice deals with manners such as politics and society in which she sexualises her pieces in a satirical perspective. Coupled with her Norther mining town routes she questions and challenges the prevailing political and social discourse with far reaching repercussions indicative of a climate responding to inequality which affects millions.

Eleanor Strong is passionate about finding new ways for young artists to keep working in the current financial climate. In 2016 she curated Brits Abroad, where she saw that it was cheaper to fly British artists out to Berlin, and make an exhibition out of a suitcase, than to rent out a space in London. Her own artistic practice inherits the aesthetic and attitude of ‘shit-fi’. By developing a DIY performance installation Sad Party Studio (2017) with fellow Sad Party girl Lucie McLaughlin, it meant that they could create a publicly private ‘space’ that sought resistance to the polished world of commercialism. She is also in a band called ‘Hazey and Eleanor.’

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