Saskia Olde Wolbers: 'Yes, these Eyes are the Windows' - 23 May - 8 June
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9 – 22 June tickets available here - https://yestheseeyesthree.eventbrite.co.uk
87 Hackford Road’s blue plaque commemorates one of the most famous artists in history as a former resident, Vincent Van Gogh. However, perhaps the most captivating story that the house has to tell is not that of Van Gogh's brief year in London, but that of its inhabitants 100 years later.
Saskia Olde Wolbers' audio installation is led by her own fictional narrative set in the 1970s, pieced together from information gleaned from local residents, council archives and tabloid headlines telling of Van Gogh’s apparent love affair with his landlady’s daughter. The house itself recalls overheard conversations and events that question the mythologizing of Van Gogh and the ensuing impact on its owners.
Entry is timed and lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Latecomers will not be admitted.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Underground: Northern or Victoria line to Stockwell. From Stockwell tube head northeast on Clapham Rd/A3 toward Binfield Rd. Turn right onto Durand Gardens, turning left to stay on Durand Gardens.Turn left onto Hackford Rd, no 87 is on the right. The walk should take 10 mins (approx).
By bus: 3,59, 133, 159, 415, 155, 333
ACCESS: 87 Hackford Road is not accessible to wheelchair users; the house has three floors accessed only by stairs and narrow corridors
REFUND POLICY: We are not able to offer refunds for unwanted tickets. If you are unable to attend please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reallocate where possible.
Concessions are available to students and those in fulltime education, the unwaged and seniors. You may be asked to produce proof of age or of concessionary status at the point of admission.
Extraordinary art, unexpected places