Absent Authors

APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London
Covid 19 Information
Access to the exhibition and live events including performances, VR experiences, two public workshops and a panel discussion will be scheduled inline with latest HSE guidance.

Thursday 8th of July 2021 to Sunday 1st of August 2021

Event Times

Thursday to Sunday: 12noon - 17.00



Venue Information

Apt Gallery
Creekside, SE8 4SA

Nearest Stations

Deptford Bridge 0.20 miles



Please note: as you will no doubt be aware COVID-19 is leading to many events being cancelled or postponed. Please check with the organisers of any event listed here to confirm it is going ahead as planned.

- An exhibition of new work by eight contemporary artists united by the idea that every artwork contains the trace of the absent author

- This physical exhibition, curated by Robert Fitzmaurice and supported by Arts Council England, will take place at APT Gallery in Deptford, a prominent venue for contemporary art in London

- Planned before the pandemic hit the theme has gained extra resonance due to lockdown and will celebrate the return of art, artists and audiences to galleries this summer

- An essay about the exhibition will be produced by art critic Sacha Craddock

Madi Acharya-Baskerville, Güler Ates, Kelley Sweeney, Kit Yan Chong, KV Duong, Alison Goodyear, Kirsty Harris, Robert Fitzmaurice

“Absent Authors is a powerful exploration of eight artist’s experiences in the face of the pandemic, with the works covering an exciting range of mediums – from painting and sculpture through to performance and virtual reality. We’re really pleased to support this summer’s exhibition thanks to National Lottery funding and to help create more vital opportunities for audiences to safely return to our gallery spaces.”
Sabine Unamun, Director, London, Arts Council England

“With some upfront stepping away and acts of disappearance Absent Authors suggests an emotive relationship between artwork and maker.“
Brian Griffiths, artist and curator


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