Southwark Giving is delighted to be partnering with multi-award-winning and pioneering British business man, Iqbal Wahhab OBE, and award-winning leading British restaurant, Roast, in Southwark’s iconic Borough Market exhibiting a bespoke and inspiring art exhibition: A Tale of Two Southwarks. Mixed media artists, John Pheasant and Suchi Chidambaram state “the inspiration for this exhibition is the incisive report, ‘A Tale of Two Southwarks’, a needs analysis of the London Borough of Southwark, referred to us by Iqbal himself.”
Southwark ‘is a product both of its rich history and a modern makeover.’ In forging its future, exclusion and isolation are seen as dangers, whilst ‘those most likely to feel a high sense of satisfaction are those who feel they belong to their neighbourhood’.
Inspired by the borough’s diversity, contrasts and local community challenges, Suchi, an oil painter, and John, a photographer, set out to capture the two Southwark's visually for an exhibition specifically designed for the space in Roast in Borough Market. Their ambition is to encourage visitors to Roast to reflect on the borough’s diversity and contrasts, to engage with its challenges and, hopefully, to be part of the solution and to offer support to Southwark Giving.
The exhibition comprises oil paintings on canvas, photographs printed on aluminium and mixed media, jointly produced works which combine photography and oil painting to create images which draw attention to the diversity and contrasts which make the two Southwarks.
The exhibition is now open to view until April 2018 in Roast, The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 1TL
In support of Southwark Giving and its ambition to create lasting social impact in the borough, John and Suchi are generously donating 10% of art sales to Southwark Giving’s Fund.
Southwark Giving express their sincere thanks to Iqbal, team Roast and both John and Suchi for their generosity in supporting Southwark Giving.
About Southwark Giving
Southwark Giving is a placed-based giving scheme which is being set up to find new ways to address hidden, unmet and emerging local community needs. Find out more about Southwark Giving here or email email@example.com