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15/06/2022 - 14/08/2022

New Work - Painting


Pearl Alcock - Coming Home

Thirty-five years after her solo show ‘Mood Paintings’ at 198 Gallery in 1989, Pearl Alcock is back with a new exhibition on Railton Road, not far from where she used to live and run her café and shebeen.

Coming Home celebrates the life of Pearl Alcock and explores her legacy in the current age of social justice, racial equality and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. To this end, and to honour the Brixton local hero that she was, part of the gallery space will be transformed into a café.

This exhibition is a rare chance to experience Alcock’s work, with 46 art works ranging from abstract paintings, landscapes, figurative drawings and sketches. Full of patterns and movement, this colourful body of work is reminiscent of a life in a different world, perhaps a lost paradise. Ultimately, Coming Home depicts Alcock’s creative journey of reinventing herself and invites the viewer into her vibrant and intimate subjective realm.


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Herne Hill 198 Railton Rd,, SE24 0JT