In Pictures: Bold Tendencies 4 @ Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 99 months ago
In Pictures: Bold Tendencies 4 @ Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park
The Dancers by Alex Hoda
The Dancers by Alex Hoda
Aquarius by Anthea Hamilton
Aquarius by Anthea Hamilton
The Gift of Gum by Edward Fornieles
The Gift of Gum by Edward Fornieles
Like Thinking About Last Night When You Wake Up In The Morning by Florian Roithmayr
Like Thinking About Last Night When You Wake Up In The Morning by Florian Roithmayr
Frank's Bar, for post-art drinks
Frank's Bar, for post-art drinks
Light Sculpture: black, neo-grotesque, light by Giles Round
Light Sculpture: black, neo-grotesque, light by Giles Round
The Beauty Yet To Come by James Balmforth
The Beauty Yet To Come by James Balmforth
Oh by Juliana Cerqueira Leite
Oh by Juliana Cerqueira Leite
And I'm So Late Again As Always by Lauren Gault
And I'm So Late Again As Always by Lauren Gault
Birmingham Children's Hospital (Extraction Duct), Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham by Matthew Darbyshire
Birmingham Children's Hospital (Extraction Duct), Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham by Matthew Darbyshire
Softcore Wickerwork and Cane by NIcholas Byrne
Softcore Wickerwork and Cane by NIcholas Byrne
Flapper by Rachel Adams
Flapper by Rachel Adams
Elevation by Sam Kennedy
Elevation by Sam Kennedy
Brickwork by George Henry Longly
Brickwork by George Henry Longly

While most people come for the cafe, the Campari, and the views, visitors to Frank's Bar, situated atop a multi-storey car park in Peckham, can't fail to notice the artworks strewn liberally around the wide concrete bays.

Into its fourth year now, Bold Tendencies is organised by Hannah Barry Gallery. As in previous exhibitions the sculptures on display are of the hit-and-miss variety, and as in much contemporary abstract art, try too hard sometimes, particularly when it comes to naming conventions, some of which here manage to be far more interesting than the objects themselves. Amidst these often po-faced installations, only Edward Fornieles' The Gift of Gum hints at a much-needed sense of humour.

There is, however, a definite correlation between how much you'll enjoy the art and the exact quantity of cocktails you've imbibed, so best order that third Moscow Mule before perusing.

Bold Tendencies is on levels 7-10 of Peckham multi-storey car park, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4ST. Nearest station Peckham Rye. It runs until 30th September, and entry is free.

Last Updated 04 July 2010