Art & Culture

Until 29 May 2011, Tuesday Sunday, 11am-5pm
Across all Galleries

Fraternise the Salon offers a collectible range of contemporary art works. Contributing artists include those at the top of the commercial game and others who are, as yet, unknown in the auction room.

With prices ranging from 5 20,000 this exhibition offers a special opportunity to exercise your judgment and perhaps risk your aesthetic arm, by starting or expanding a collection.

Draw on Beaconsfields 16 years of experience in identifying outstanding artworks by established and emerging artists and support the future work of the organisation. Sales benefit both participating artists and Beaconsfield. Beaconsfield Director/Curators David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin will be available by appointment throughout May to talk new collectors through the exhibition on an individual basis.

Were offering a variety of events to introduce works by

Franko B, David Birkin, Ansuman Biswas, John Burgess, Matthew Burrows, Tony Carter, Tamsyn Challenger, Jules Clarke, Ben Cockett, Susan Collis, Michael Corkrey, A. David Crawforth, Mikey Cuddihy, Shane Cullen, Michael Curran, Judith Dean, Mark Dean, Nicholas Deshayes, Adam Dix, Richard Elliot, Robert Ellis, Tracey Emin, Laura Emsley, Alexa de Ferranti, Peter Fillingham, Edwina fitzPatrick, Rebecca Fortnum, Eloise Fornieles, Stephen Fowler, Rachel Garfield, Mary George, Mathew Gibson, Bruce Gilbert, Colin Glen, Lucy Gunning, Matt Hale, Carl Michael von Hausswolf, Denise Hawrysio, Damien Hirst, Rachel Howard, Marc Hulson, Kate Janes, Sarah Jones, Simon Lawson, Peter Liversidge, Sarah Lucas and Olivier Garbay, Maria Marshall, Ross McNicol, David Mollin, Charlotte Moth, Hayley Newman, Paul Noble, Monika Oechsler, Peter Owen, Tom Ormond, Peter Owen, Lily Paine, Tom Paine, Tamsin Pender, Susan Pui San Lok, Monica Ross, Aura Satz, Boo Saville, Michael Shaw, Naomi Siderfin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Julian Stallabrass, Dafna Talmor, John Timberlake, Caroline Todd, Roman Vasseur, Jessica Voorsanger, Mark Wallinger, Joseph Walsh, Roxy Walsh, Amelia Whitelaw, Keith Wilson, Erika Winstone.

Monday 16 May 2011 at 7pm
for Collectors
Nina Miall, Director Haunch of Venison

Nina will give a short talk for aspiring and established collectors covering why and how people collect and how to get started, with refreshments.

Nina Miall is a director at leading contemporary art gallery Haunch of Venison (London/Berlin/NewYork). In recent years she has curated exhibitions by Philippe Parreno, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Zhang Huan, Eve Sussman, Mat Collishaw and Jitish Kallat, among others. From 2002-2005 Nina ran the Public Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts, before undertaking a Masters in contemporary art at the Courtauld Institute. She has written widely on contemporary art, contributing essays and interviews to exhibition catalogues and to publications such as Art & Australia and the Saatchi Gallery website. Nina sits on Beaconsfields board of trustees.

To attend r.s.v.p.

Wednesday 18 May at 11am
the Coffee View

Aimed at those with parental commitments during evenings and weekends, this is a coffee morning with Beaconsfield Directors Naomi Siderfin and David Crawforth at hand to advise on works on display.

Saturday 21 May at 2pm
the Curators Talk

Co-curated by the charitys artist-trustees, Rachel Howard, Judith Dean and artist-directors David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin, Fraternise the Salon offers the delight of many artists exhibiting together for the first time and an unusual chance to appreciate the variety of mediums in which contemporary artists work.

Join us for an informal talk as the curators discuss the selection of artists and work on display.

Friday 27 May from 6.30pm till late
LAST Fridays:
the finissage

Last-chance, evening viewing of Fraternise the Salon with late bar and Fraternising artist-DJs.

Beaconsfield joins participating galleries throughout South London open late for the South London Art Map LAST Fridays.
The Ragged Canteen will be serving a selection of beers and wine alongside our outstanding coffee and cakes.

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London SE11 6AY
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Beaconsfield is a Regularly Funded Organisation of Arts Council England