Werewolves aren't generally assumed to be artistic but it seems that London-based lycanthropes are blessed with creative streaks. Not only are they artistic but they are a friendly and helpful group who come to one another's rescue when artistic blockage occurs.
There are eight artists who are the Werewolves of London: Michael Lawton, Claire McArdle, Mike Ryder, Luke Drozd, George Cutts, Edward Newton, Emma-Jane Portway and Tom Railton. Each has a problem, a nugget of inspiration that won't leave them alone and yet won't resolve into a complete work or workable solution. So they have passed them around between them and have each had a problem idea taken from them to be solved while working on someone else's niggling gem of an idea.
Eight problems have led to eight new pieces of work and these will be exhibited in a unique group show this week from Tuesday 11 September to Sunday 16 September at the Sassoon Gallery in Peckham. A Problem Shared... is a combination of curiosity, creative problem-solving and group effort makes this an intriguing bit of new visual art to enjoy; what would you do with if given these problems to solve?
The good stuff seems to like settling south of the river: while not as well-known as either Tate gallery quite yet, the fantastic Gas Organ had a short stay at this south London art venue and is quickly becoming a place to keep watching.
A Problem Shared... The Werewolves of London debut exhibition, Tuesday 11 September to Sunday 16 September at the Sassoon Gallery, Peckham. For more information, go to the Werewolves website here.