'An Introduction'

Variant Space Exhibition

What do you think when you see a Muslim woman? What do you think of her headscarf, her veil, or her expression of her faith? Take a step back and look at the Muslim woman again at “An Introduction”, Variant Space’s upcoming exhibition this summer.


Variant Space is a groundbreaking collective of Muslim female artists, which aims to shatter
misconceptions held about Muslim women, and more generally about Islam. By providing a
platform, Variant Space helps Muslim female artists to showcase their talents and in doing so, to
tell the world their authentic stories. The work of the Variant Space artists is a breath of fresh air
as it highlights the true social fluidity and diversity among Muslim women, which is so often lost
in the heated debate about their role and rights.

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The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR


8th June - 21st July 2017

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm

Private viewing - 9th June 5:00pm - 9:00pm



 'Tipping Point'

Curated by David Crawforth

David Crawforth | Yvonne Feng | Richard Hards | Minna Haukka and Paulina Pukyte | Nina Mangalanayagam

What defines the ‘post-truth’, present moment?

Uncertainty, global awareness, fear of the future, distrust and retreat… a tendency for birds of a feather to flock together?

The artworks in this exhibition at London’s new centre for social justice, The Foundry, bring a special awarenes of the times we inhabit, drawing attention to complex relationships in the way that art has the unique ability to do.


The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR


23rd March – 12th May 2017

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm

Opening with the artists:

Wednesday 12th April 6pm - 8pm


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Equalities Work is the new charity based at The Foundry to engage the public through joint working between campaigning, advocacy, education, advice and arts organisations. Equalities Work has linked with neighbouring arts charity Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, an arts organisation established in 1994 for the development and presentation of contemporary art.

This is the third exhibition curated by Beaconsfield especially for the context of The Foundry: a place for change. Previous exhibitions have been:

The Migrant Experience: the people of Lebara.

In collaboration with Lebara and Artgym.

23 September – 29 January 2016

On the Wire: Jules Clarke, Ben Cockett, Mathew Gibson, John Timberlake, Caroline Todd, Thomas Yeomans.

22 April - 26 June 2015