PERFECT IMPERFECT CLARE FRENCH & KAREN LOADER | 30TH MAY — 1ST JUNE
CGLAS x TAKE COURAGE GALLERY Crit Session 1 | 29TH MAY
PROPAGATE MA STUDENTS AT LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION | 18TH MAY
THE ART VINYL DAY | 4TH MAY 2019
MAKE IT RAIN | 20TH APRIL 2019
GEBILDE PROJECT, BAGGAGE | 6TH APRIL 2019
JAMES JESSOP | 29TH MARCH 2019
Take Courage Re-Launch | 8TH MARCH 2019
BORN OUT OF | 7TH MARCH 2019
Bardo 5th-7th July, PV 5th July 6PM
5-7 July 2019
Take Courage Gallery
‘Against his will he dieth that hath not learned to die. Learn to die and thou
shalt learn to live, for there shall none learn to live that hath not learned to
die.’— Toure of all Toures: and Teacheth a Man for to Die.
Bardo Thodol (or tibetan‚ 'bar do thos grol') meaning‚'liberation through
hearing during the intermediate state', is an 8th century Tibetan text from a
larger collection of Buddhist teachings called 'the Profound Dharma of Self-
Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful ones', which is best known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Bardo means intermediate, transitional or liminal state, and loosely refers to the intermediate state of existence between two lives on earth. The Bardo Thodol differentiates between six bardos, three of them describing the states between lives. The fourth bardo is the bardo of the moment of death. The fifth - the experiencing of reality or the 'luminosity of the true nature' and the sixth - the bardo of rebirth. The first three bardos are; life or the ordinary state of the awake consciousness, dream and dreaming during sleeping, and 'dhyana' meaning meditation. One can read these six bardos as a broad categorisation of states of consciousness. Any momentary experienced state of consciousness can be read as a bardo or intermediate state as it lies between past and future states that one enters and experiences.
The show examines communication and the aesthetics of artefact. Through what form are ideas best preserved and transmitted through time to an unknown and unknowing audience? What do these constructs say about us and to what extent do objects and images inform self-image? The work by four different artists shown in 'BARDO' shares a mode that's concerned partly with employing, re-examining and bringing forward aspects of past truths. The nature of memory and the subconscious is evoked through crafted elements and aesthetic decision making. Each artist has found forms and developed creative processes that hold significance personally and in a wider cultural sense. Symbols and motifs are displayed dessolved from context. Fleeting and intangible aspects in the work serve as space to encourage free association - imbuing the work with a transient quality. The works evoke meditative stillness while also being active in the context of a constant melding and reworking of cultural identities.
Gabriel Carucci - @caruccigabriel
Leonie Silye - www.leoniesilye.com - @leoniesilye
Oliver Dorman - www.oliverdorman.co.uk - @oliver_dorman
- Bardo: Artist's talk 6th July 6PM
Join us for a conversation with artists Oliver Dorman and Gabriel Carucci about the content of their work, the themes in their show Bardo and the notions that make them tick! Guaranteed to be an exciting evening with a few beers and a group of fascinating individuals!
Heezy Yang - South Korea's Drag Hurricane | 13th-14th July
Take Courage Gallery in association with The Amersham Arms Presents
HEEZY YANG: SOUTH KOREA’S INTERNATIONAL DRAG HURRICANE
A RETROSPECTIVE SHOW and EVENING OF QUEER PERFORMANCECo-curated by Lawrence Blackman and Joshua Freddie Vaughan
with very special guests including
Lysander Dove of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s legendary LGBTQ+ Showcase
Scott Flashheart of the multi-award winning PROBABLY TRUE PODCAST
13th / 14th JULY 2019
Free Exhibition opening times: Saturday 13th-Sunday 14th, 12-10pm.
Ticketed Live Performances and after party:Saturday 13th, 8pm - 12pm
Party and DJ Charlie from 12pm-3am
Take Courage Gallery is extremely excited to present a retrospective show of one of South Korea’s most prominent LGBTQ+ activists, Heezy Yang, and an accompanying selection of special guests from across Londons LGBTQ+ community.
This will Include Scott Flashheart from the multi award winning Probably True Podcast and queer performance organised by Lysander Dove, of Bar Wotever at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
Yang’s practise spans photography, illustration and performance, which he merges with his ground breaking activism in Asia. Through his wide ranging work he records the experience of living as an openly gay man in Seoul, alongside the vibrant scene he is at the centre of. He is well known through his drag performance identity, Hurricane Kimchi, and is founding member and central organiser of Seoul Drag Parade, as well as numerous other events including Seoul Pride.
Heezy Yang is raising the volume of conversation in South Korea for LGBTQ+ and non- heteronormative individuals who face pervasive discrimination. He is listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list of 2018 for his activism, and has additionally appeared on numerous platforms including SOAS, University of the Arts, London, and the BBC.
It is our great pleasure to invite him to Take Courage Gallery, for a pop-up retrospective of his art works and practice so far. As well as performing and exhibiting, he will be present for questions and conversation in a unique opportunity for insight into international LGBT activism.
We are also very excited to confirm that the manager of the legendary of Bar Wotever, Lysander Dove, will be hosting an evening of Queer performance at the Amersham Arms performance venue, to accompany Heezy Yang, and Scott Flashheart of the Probably True Podcast who will be interviewing Yang about his important, far reaching work.
This will not be just a retrospective, not just an evening of performance- this will be one of the queer events of 2019 - a raucous and joyful celebration of identity, a clarion call for LGBTQ+ rights and identity and a reinforcement of the need for celebratory inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals.
Heezy Yang Insta: @heezyyang
Bar Wotever Insta: @barwot
Take Courage Gallery: @thetakecouragegalleryofficial
- Heezy Yang: Conversations 14th July
- Join the curatorial team of Take Courage Gallery and Artist Heezy Yang for the exhibition of his activist works and an afternoon of conversation at Take Courage Gallery form 3 until 6.
Experiments in Stately Theatrics | 17th-19th July PV 19th July, 6PM
Sasha Bowles is a London based multi-disciplinary artist, working across painting, objects, film and installation. She creates artefacts and installations housed within provisional environments that are a means of storytelling but are not a narrative. Her practice is an evolving loop, dealing with illusion, intervention and metamorphosis; immersing herself in historical tropes encountered in houses of grandeur and often using as a jumping off point; the Baroque bravura of artifice.
She creates grand spaces of habitation and thresholds that are manifested as fantastical places that cannot exist. Using different uncanny properties as conduits for intimacy, existence, status and personality.
She will be spending three days at the Amersham arms, investigating ideas with theatrical settings. Using backdrops and creating provisional structures, playing with lighting, display and film - experimenting. Join us on Friday the 19th at 6pm for the private view artist insta: @sashabowles1
- The Ten 18th July 6pm
Artist Sasha Bowles will be present for an evening of conversation and discussion about the themes surrounding the works in her show "Experiments in stately theatrics"
From 6pm onwards there will be an open discussion of her practice and the themes as they evolve. Join us for a drink and conversation from 6pm in the Take Courage Gallery.
CGLAS x Take Courage Gallery Alumni Crit No.2 | 24th July 6-9pm
Following the extremely exciting and engaging inaugural CGLAS Alumni Crit session, we are hosting our second CGLAS Alumni Crit on the 24th of July. All alumni from CGLAS are welcome to come together for a night of critical discussion and presentations. We are particularly keen to welcome the recent graduates of the BA fine art course.
Leading the night will be a group of artists who will present their work in silent crit format, then after a pause, the floor will be open for discussion. Moderation will be provided by Take Courage Gallery curator Joshua Freddie Vaughan, an alumnus of CGLAS.
sv18 launch party and exhibition | 2nd august
MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT A LATER DATE.