This exhibition consists of works from the Sarah Rose Collection together with works from the University’s own collection and looks at the formation of the Borough Group and the period in which they worked with David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic between 1946-1951. Borough Road and the environs of the Elephant and Castle were badly damaged by aerial bombardments and it was in a climate of austerity and rationing that Bomberg took up teaching again. The relatively short period of the existence of the Borough Group coincided with the process of economic reconstruction, in which Britain looked forward to a new period of peace and prosperity.
The exhibition will feature video and photographic work to provide a context for works of the collection and its interpretation. The exhibition offers an opportunity to see further works from the Sarah Rose collection as well as engage with the curators in interpretative speculation.
The exhibition will be open from 30 November 2012 – 23 March 2013. For further information visit the Borough Road Gallery website.