31/03/2023 - 18/06/2023

Contemporary - Film

Michelle Williams Gamaker - Our Mountains Are Painted on Glass

Tue: 11-6pm; Wed: 11-9pm (Late Opening); Thu-Sun: 11-6pm

Through her practice British-Sri Lankan artist Michelle Williams Gamaker explores race, identity, her love of cinema and the power of storytelling. Williams Gamaker’s solo exhibition, Our Mountains Are Painted on Glass, premieres a new film work, titled Thieves, at the South London Gallery.

Thieves is a vivid retelling, blending classic analogue methods with contemporary practices. The artist celebrates the best of past and present filmmaking and shares her love of cinema through the stories she unpicks. Drawing out elements of the film’s set, Thieves will be screened in the main gallery alongside sculpture, props, and archival cinema materials.

Thieves was awarded a Film London FLAMIN Production Award 2022 and co-commissioned by FLAMIN, the South London Gallery and Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), where it will further develop in late 2023.


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