'Downtown' exhibition

Event details

When
31st October - 19th November 2011
Address
The Underground Gallery
London
Website

About the event

The Viewfinder Photography Gallery is pleased to present “Downtown”, Kelly McCann's solo exhibition which is being hosted by The Underground Gallery.

 

Kelly's work documents the day-to-day life of a small settlement within the Hout Bay suburb of South Africa. Imizamo Yethu is one of over 200 townships whose residents struggle everyday against a severe lack of infrastructure and safe living conditions.

 

Imizamo sits in the stunning area of Hout Bay and is in stark contrast to the neighbouring affluent area which has some of the most expensive houses in Cape Town. Conditions in the township are poor with many people living in shacks with no access to water or electricity and at risk of illness such as TB. There are various schemes to help improve Imizamo and despite all the hardships, the township has a welcoming, hopeful and lively spirit. 

 

Kelly says “my intention is to document Imizamo, highlighting the continuation of day- to-day living despite the shocking conditions that the residents here contend with. The clothes on the washing line, the children’s toys, the family photographs and the little boy playing with a vuvuzela – the remnant of the World Cup whirlwind that had held so much hope for those in desperate need of development. These ‘ordinary’ aspects of life are, in a way, just as surprising as the whole reality of life for the inhabitants of Imizamo.” 

Attendee Information

 

Venue: The Underground Gallery , 6 Charing Cross Unit Arcade, The Strand, Charing Cross Underground Station Exit 9, London WC2N 4HZ.

Opening times: 11am - 6pm

Admission: Free

Transport: The Underground Gallery/Studio, is located inside Charing Cross Underground station. Once arriving at the station please follow the sign posts to Exit 9.

 

Wheelchair access: If you’re visiting the gallery and you require wheelchair access, we have a private lift which will take you from street level to the gallery.

If you would like to visit the gallery during our daily opening hours, please call 020 7379 8828
Or for attending private views, please call 07737671401 

 

 

 

Venue: The Underground Gallery , 6 Charing Cross Unit Arcade, The Strand, Charing Cross Underground Station Exit 9, London WC2N 4HZ.

Opening times: 11am - 6pm

Admission: Free

Transport: The Underground Gallery/Studio, is located inside Charing Cross Underground station. Once arriving at the station please follow the sign posts to Exit 9.

 

Wheelchair access: If you’re visiting the gallery and you require wheelchair access, we have a private lift which will take you from street level to the gallery.

If you would like to visit the gallery during our daily opening hours, please call 020 7379 8828
Or for attending private views, please call 07737671401 

Exhibitor information

UNDERGROUND GALLERY & STUDIO
6 CHARING CROSS UNIT ARCADE
THE STRAND
LONDON
WC2N 4HZ

 

Opening hours: 11am - 6pm

 

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