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Roger Ackling 1947 – 2014

Roger Ackling at CHELSEA space in 2011

Roger Ackling at CHELSEA space in 2011

CHELSEA space was very sad to hear that the artist Roger Ackling passed away on Thursday 5th June 2014.

Roger Ackling installing his show at CHELSEA space


Roger made a very memorable solo exhibition at CHELSEA space in 2011 entitled  Down To Earth 

Roger Ackling installing 'Down To Earth'

Down To Earth

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Neue Slowenische Kunst, Clyde Hopkins, Peter Fillingham, Roger Ackling, and Peter Downsbrough

New Collectivism 'Baptism Under Triglav'

Our exhibition Neue Slowenische Kunst has kicked off a season of activity around NSK and we are now looking forward to IRWIN – Time For a New State and NSK Folk Art at Calvert 22 and the symposium and Laibach concert at Tate Modern.

Clyde Hopkins 'Fiveacre'

Meanwhile, Clyde Hopkins’ exhibition of wonderfully hallucinogenic  paintings at our sister gallery Chelsea Futurespace  has been extended and … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here

Gerrit Rietveld and Ami Kanki at CHELSEA space – Summer Window but the livin’ ain’t easy.

Gerrit Rietveld and Ami Kanki at CHELSEA space - exterior view

The CHELSEA space blog may have been quiet for a while but we have been as busy as ever here at Millbank, firstly installing the Summer Window 2011 and then working on the next CHELSEA space exhibition – ideal home which opens on September 20th as part of the London Design Festival and the Icon Design Trail 2011.

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Private views, Rietveld chairs, The Worlds End and Dragons Den

Richard Long with his portable Roger Ackling sculpture

The private view for Roger Ackling was a fantastic celebration and a big crowd, from young students to seasoned professionals, turned out to see Roger’s work and enjoy time with him. Artist Richard Long became a temporary performative  part of the show as he moved around revealing a work by Roger that he held in his hand.

old friends - Matt Rugg, Roger Ackling, and Ian Parker

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Goldhawks and Garden Forks – Roger Ackling gets down to business for Down To Earth

Roger Ackling at CHELSEA space

Roger Ackling turned up early at CHELSEA space sporting his favourite Goldhawks T-Shirt, full of energy and looking forward to installing his work.

Roger Ackling's work laid out at CHELSEA space ready for him to install

Roger had asked that we unwrap and lay out  the individual works in advance so that he could begin the process of placement and installation as soon as he arrived

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Shelagh Cluett show ends in an Exploding Galaxy

Shelagh Cluett 'Nullah' 1980 - detail

The final visitor to the Shelagh Cluett exhibition at CHELSEA space  was the artist David Medalla who had known Shelagh since her student days at  Hornsey and had taught with her at Chelsea School of Art. Medalla, resplendent in brightly clashing striped tie and scarf said that in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s, Shelagh had danced as part of the Exploding Galaxy, the multi-media arts group that Medalla had formed in 1967. The monograph on Medalla by Guy Brett is called … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here