For Spring/Summer 2012 the Gallery is staging No Competition! an off-site programme of artist projects exploring the relationship between art and non-competitive sport. Three new commissions by Paul Farrington, Charlie Murphy and Ian Whittlesea are launching individually over the programme’s three month duration, coinciding with celebrations leading up to the London 2012 Olympics, as part of Go Kingston 2012.
This special programme of activity is taking place at various locations in Kingston, in central London and online, whilst the the Stanley Picker Gallery venue is closed for refurbishments May-Sept 2012 (click here for information).
No Competition! April Events:
Wed 25 April 12.30-2pm Stanley Picker Gallery
Introductory Lecture by Paul Farrington, Charlie Murphy and Ian Whittlesea.
Sat 28 April 12-4pm Stanley Picker Gallery
Paul Farrington Kingston Navigation Wheel Launch Event
No Competition! commences with the launch of series of new cultural walking-trails developed by designer Paul Farrington as part of a wider Royal Borough of Kingston initiative – funded by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund and Design for London – to create new ways for pedestrians to discover and enjoy Kingston town centre. Research for Farrington’s project has been informed by the history of Surrey Walking Club, Victorian photographer Eadweard Muybridge, the sporting pursuits of Orienteering and Pedestrianism – popular in the late 1800s – and interviews with local residents. For No Competition! Farrington has designed the Kingston Navigation Wheel, a special paper disc that visitors can use to explore alternative routes around the town, discover individual and collective histories, and newly observe the details that make up their everyday surroundings. Collect your free copy of the wheel at the No Competition! launch event and join a guided tour led by its creator.
Additional guided tours will take place throughout May and June; click here to find out more about these and upcoming No Competition! events by Ian Whittelsea and Charlie Murphy.