upcoming show

VIEWPOINTS: 17th – 22nd April 2018 at the Espacio Gallery, London E2

The seventh show of the Rooftop Collective (est. 2010) showcases work by The Rooftop Collective Members: Chris King – Paul Clifford  – Toby Deveson -Tom Owens – Graham Matthews – Jeremy Johns

Additionally, selected guest artists from an open call are paired with members: Judith Burrows – Consuelo Simpson – Annamarie Dzendrowskyj – Susan Clare – Michael Wallner – Lesley James.

The exhibition presents a variety of works from sublime landscapes to dynamic portraiture, executed with a range of cameras and techniques, allowing an immersive experience into contemporary photography and art today. The artists find unity by working principally from both London and everyday local surroundings allowing the formation of an ongoing dialogue and providing the opportunity to share and respond to each other’s thoughts and ideas.


Anna McNay, Guest Curator, who has worked closely with each pairing, writes –

“Take any one object of study and no two persons’ perceptions of it will ever be exactly the same. We each have our own, unique viewpoint on everything around us. A dialogue becomes fruitful, imparting knowledge from one party to the other, when each participant draws out further aspects of the subject, perhaps overlooked by their partner.

 This exhibition comprises six such nascent dialogues, between six members of the photographic Rooftop Collective and six responding artists of various media, who, despite their different approaches, find common ground in their work –thus providing the seed for a conversation, begun by the artists, but which we hope will be continued by visitors as well.”


About the Rooftop Collective:

Started on the rooftops of Soho in 2010, this group of photographers works together to support and challenge one another in mutual pursuit of ongoing creative and professional development. Powered by Be Smart About Art.



OPENING PREVIEW: Tuesday 17th April 6.00-8.30pm | RSVP essential; click this link to attend.

MEET THE ARTISTS: Saturday 21st April 2.00-5.00pm | RSVP essential; click this link to attend.


Key information:

Exhibition dates: 17th – 22nd April 2018

Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am – 5pm

Address: 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Tube / Train: Shoreditch High Street, Bethnal Green Road


For more information about the show and request print-ready images, contact:

Sue King, Collective Coordinator

membersupport@besmartaboutart.com | +44 7597 364 099