Art and history come together at KCC exhibition

The Waiting Room - Responses to Locations in Transition

Kensington and Chelsea College are proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition The Waiting Room – Responses to Locations in Transition, featuring Time Continuum Map, a new commission by Linda Duffy.

The launch will take place on Friday September 18, and runs until Thursday October 1 2009, Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm at Hortensia Road.

The Waiting Room showcases the work of fourteen national and international artists on the theme of locations in transition and change featuring video, painting, assemblage and photography.

Alongside this exhibition, Time Continuum Map draws on the history of Hortensia Road from 1905 to 2009, especially that of Carlyle Secondary School for Girls and Sloane Secondary School for Boys, which at different stages both occupied the building where the College is now located.

Included are recollections contributed by former school students, with photographs and memorabilia, along with the history of each school. The personal significance of the schools for many individuals reflects the broader social changes that have occurred in the wider world.

The photographs and memorabilia have been generously loaned by former students of the Sloane and Carlyle Schools and by the Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies Library.

A percentage of any sales of the artworks will go towards The Peter Stanley Memorial Prize, awarded annually to outstanding KCC Fine Art students.

The exhibition is produced by Fitzrovia Noir and kindly supported by Kensington and Chelsea’s Arts Service.

For further information, please call 07866 105 776.