​Palermo restaurant wall, 2009 Photo Lucy Harrison​
Lucy Harrison​, ​Palermo restaurant wall 2009

July 2016 – January 2017

Lucy Harrison is an artist based in London, working on collaborative projects in the public realm. She will take up the first artist’s residency in the new Community Room in the Switch House. Involving key community groups from Lambeth and Southwark, she will invite them to take part in events and talks exploring ideas around different ways that people inhabit space and make connections to some of the artworks on display including the Living Cities display. The aim will be to create a welcoming atmosphere in the community room, bring in aspects of the local community and to explore possible uses of the space in future.

The residency will include a range of activities; artist’s workshops, walks and conversations both within the Community Room and the galleries, as well as out in the communities of Southwark and Lambeth. Elements of the groups and their local area will be brought into the Community Room as a changing installation using objects, photographs, ephemera and furnishings. 

Lucy will also create a small publication to document the residency, including menus from events, the results of workshops and gallery visits, as well as photographs and film.​

Programme ​

Through the autumn and winter, a collaborative programme of events, talks and workshops enlivens the new community space at Tate Modern, exchanging ideas and information about community activities in Lambeth and Southwark and exploring how people can engage with the space and the rest of the new building.

Tate Bingo
Monday 10 October, 18.30–19.30

Neighbourhood Bingo devised by artist Lucy Harrison, enjoy a south London themed game and win some prizes!

Local Knowledge Talks

Water, Wheels and Walking
Monday 17 October, 18.30–19.30

Abs Tripp shares insights about two community sport projects led by disabled people.

Growing Up in Brilliant Bankside
Monday 24 October, 18.30–19.30

Join a talk by BRF chair Amir Eden about his life spent in the local neighbourhood & the power of community building.

Bee There! Community Gardening on Housing Estates
Monday 31 October, 18.30–19.30

Listen to Carole Wright discuss urban gardening & the wonders of bee keeping.