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Thanks to popular demand and amazing feedback, we're proud to announce the extension of Art in the Age of Now until 20th June 2021.

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Art in the Age of Now, a group exhibition that brings together contemporary art, live music, talks and performance art.

Historic London building Fulham Town Hall will open its doors after lockdown for the first time in a decade as it plays host to ‘Art in the Age of Now’.

This iconic, deserted 52,000 sq ft Victorian space in West London, empty for over ten years, will be open to the public this May in line with government restrictions. Overseen by curator Ben Moore (Art Below), and co-presented by hotel operator Lamington Group, Art in the Age of Now is a free event for the local community and features an extraordinary programme of installations, guest exhibitions, live performance art, music, talks, readings and screenings in the atmospheric setting of Fulham Town Hall, before owners Ziser property redevelops the building and give the iconic space a new lease of life as a creative, community hub and boutique hotel in 2022.

The exhibition is spread across the grand hall, the ball room, the court room, the mayors parlour, the assembly rooms, the basement vaults, taking visitors on a unique journey of discovery. Many of the works have been produced in isolation during lockdown and will be exhibited for the first time. This will be a platform to support the capital’s cultural community after a series of challenging lockdowns and a celebration of local artists and scenes.

The exhibition will adhere to the government’s Covid safety regulations, and time slots must be pre-booked.

Events in the space:

The Me You Don't See | 10th June: 4-5:30pm

Music In The Round - Part IV | 11th June: 6:30pm-9pm

Gaz's Rockin Blues | 10th June: 6pm-9pm

Music In The Round - Part IV | 11 June: 6:30pm-9pm

Shop and Rave | 12th June: 6pm-8:30pm

Catastrophe Cabaret | 13th June: 6pm-9pm

An Audience with Murray Lachlan Young | 16th June: 6pm-8pm

Gaz's Rockin Blues | 17th June: 6pm-9pm

Miguel Muziq Album Release Rebut | 18th June: 6pm-9pm

Clown by law presents humbly bonkers | 19th June: 4pm-6pm

Alex Paterson from the Orb & Friends | 20th June: 6pm-12am

  • Children must be supervised at all times throughout the exhibition.
  • Tickets must be booked prior to arrival.
  • Please bring a copy of your ticket with you.
  • Please arrive within your allocated time slot or you may not be allowed entry.
  • Last admissions are 1 hour before closing time.
  • There are strict capacity limits in place throughout the venue to ensure adherance to avoid COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Please be aware the building has exposed flooring and limited services. Suitable footwear is advised.
  • There are no toilets on site.

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Programme Highlights:

Assembly Rooms: Charlotte Colbert 'Mastectomy Mameria'

Ground Floor: Conrad Shawcross 'Slow Arc Inside a Cube'

Grand Hall: Ben Moore 'Los Hengeles'

Ball Room: Joe Rush 'Theatre of Waste'

The Vaults: Artists include Ben Eine, Paul Insect, Dot Masters, Teach, DON, Spore and Cat Man.

Liam Hayhow will transform the exterior windows of the town hall with a series of experimental light installations, creating a flood of changing coloured light. Sam Haggerty will make a statement in the ground floor entrance with Elephant in the Room. Melding a miscellany of materials, Sam’s elegantly twisted machinations make for a weird and wonderful world.

Three dedicated spaces celebrating women in art will be curated by MC Llamas featuring Holly Allan, Pauline Amos, Edie Baker, Kiera Bennett, Dana Berber, Elodie Carrel, Arietta Chandris, Catherine Eldridge, Abigail Fallis, Nancy Fouts, Jessica St James, Chloe Karayiannis, Lily Lewis, Bip Ling, Jil Mandeng, Marion Mandeng, Sarah Maple, Savannah Mcmillan, Tuesday Riddell, and Nettie Wakefield.

Ground floor / 1st Floor Artists – Nasser Azam, Patrick Boyd, Leila Bartell, William GC Brown , Elena Cecchinato, Ricardo Cinalli, Ariadna Dane, Hugo Dalton, Tim Gatenby, Eliot Haigh, Andrew Hancock, Liam Hayhow, Ed Hicks, Tommy Fiendish, Jack Hanson, Ru Knox, Anna Kenneally, Thomas Lumley, Peter Mammes, Annalisa Mandia , Gordon McHarg, Rachel Megawhat, Chris Moon, Rory Rae, Nick Reynolds, Terence Rodrigues, Jeff Robb, Ernesto Romano, Oneslutriot, Conrad Shawcross, Schoony, Adda Soto, Jeremy Wolf and James Vaulkhard.

Project spaces – MC Llamas All Female Group Show, KCAW, Art Wars, Stations of the Cross, One Small Step, Subway Gallery, LiteHouse Gallery, Missing People Portrait Project, Big Issue Guitar Project, Gaz's Rock n Blues, Subway Gallery, Christabel's and Queen Themed.

Musical performances curated by - Gaz Mayall, Katya DJ, Christabel Milbanke

The Vaults - Angry Dan, Ben Eine, Catman, Lucy Flynn, FORCE, Paul Insect, LUAP, Jack Laver, Dotmasters, Gary Mansfield, NERONE, REZ, SPORE, Oliver Switch, Teach, UNVRSL NMD, Webbo and Paul Don Smith

Subway Gallery: Artists include Robert Gordon McHarg III , Dif & Dang, Misterwim, Difer, Alessandra Travagliati

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Curator Ben Moore, the founder of Art Below, a London-based contemporary art organisation that uses billboard space to showcase art and has shown the works of thousands of artists in London, Tokyo, Berlin and Los Angeles. On display around the venue will be a selection of Art Below posters that have been exhibited in the London Underground over the last 15 years featuring artists such as Ben Eine, Sarah Maple, Billy Childish and Alison Jackson.

Art in the Age of Now is co-presented by hotel operator Lamington Group who are the operators of Fulham Town Hall. Following the event, the building will be redeveloped to give the iconic space a new lease of life as a creative, community hub and boutique hotel in 2022. This first exhibition will help to showcase the magnificent building but will leave no lasting impact on the elements to be retained. Lamington Group is committed to providing a platform for the local creative community, with a particular focus on emerging artists and to creating a meaningful ongoing dialogue with the local community.

Lamington Group has been established as an investor and developer of residential and commercial real estate since 1967. The Group has a family of brands, including Lamington Apartments, Lamington Lettings, Missionworks, room2 and room2 lite, and actively sources schemes where value can be added through planning and development.

The exhibition will adhere to the government’s Covid safety regulations, and time slots must be pre-booked. Further guidance on covid procedures will be provided prior to arrival.

Opening times:

Thursday - Saturday 11am - 9pm

Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 6pm

Closed on Mondays

Fulham Town Hall, 553-561 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1EX

Nearest tube: Fulham Broadway

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