Welcome to the SE9 Container Gallery an award-winning Art gallery made from converted shipping containers. Situated in the school grounds of St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School in Eltham, we are open on Saturdays during term time from 11am-3pm. There is free entry and lots of free parking.
Our Latest Exhibition
Precision of Thought – Group Show
Saturday 22nd April – Saturday 27th May 2017
Private View – Thursday 27th April 5-8pm Free Entry
Louisa Chambers, Chris Daniels, Lisa Denyer, Andrew Graves, Trevor Sutton, James Faure Walker, Jonathan Waller, Anthony Whishaw, Gary Wragg.
‘To draw is to make an idea precise. Drawing is the precision of thought.’ – Henri Matisse.
The SE9 Container Gallery is proud to present our latest exhibition, focusing on the way in which nine painters individually approach drawing. Selected by artist Matthew Macaulay, the collection will display a wide variety of drawing techniques.
James Elkins in correspondence with John Berger wrote that drawing is the ‘invaluable record of the encounter of a moving, thinking hand with the mesmerising space of potential forms that it simply called a “blank sheet of paper”. Drawing was once considered in the Western academic tradition, to be the foundation of art education, and the mother of all the arts. The importance placed on drawing has been abandoned by most art schools as an irrelevant activity of a time past. John Elderfield in 1982 described drawing as the most resistant of all the modern arts to define. This exhibition takes its focus from the way in which eight painters individually approach drawing.