BREAKING THE MOULD – New signatures from DRC

13 October – 28 November 2021

Exhibition curated by Christine Eyene

Anastasie Langu, Norm (series), 2021. Copyright the artist.

Current/Upcoming Exhibitions & Events:

Our artistic programme provides a platform for participation, exchange and dialogue for artists, our partners and diverse audiences. Our exhibitions and artist led projects provide a framework for events which bring together individuals and organisations inside and outside of the arts to engage in debate and creative practice. Our work is particularly focused on issues of social inclusion and diversity and seeks to engage with global issues while being rooted in the history of our locality.

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is a centre for visual arts, education and creative enterprise.

Our stakeholders include:

• Artists and curators of colour • Young people from BAMER communities seeking careers in the creative industries •

• Audiences seeking more diverse visual arts • Our local community • Partner arts organisations • Partner community organisations •

Our work is framed by our local communities and the history of the Brixton uprisings from which we sprang. Our work is informed by a policy context that calls for greater action on equality, and is shaped by unfulfilled demand for diverse visual arts and new pathways to creative careers.

Hello All,

We would like to announce that in advance of the re-development of 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning we have relocated to temporary offices at International House in Brixton. From October 2019 we will be based at;


6th Floor, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, International House, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QD

Our telephone number remains the same as before: Tel: +44(0)207 978 8309 . Please leave a message on the answer machine and we will get back to you. Email addresses remain the same.


We are very excited to be moving forward with our exciting plans to redevelop our premises in Railton Road and hope to welcome you in the new building in late 2020. In the meantime 198 will be continuing our programming offsite and engaging with exciting new projects including our recently announced Womxn of Colour Art Award! #watchthispace and stay in touch! Please keep up to date with our projects via our social media and website.

See you in the new building!

Our gallery general opening hours are: Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Please click on exhibitions for specific programmed events/ opening hours outside of these.

Our Ambition:

We have a clear line of sight on how to scale our impact for all stakeholders and across all our work. In July 2017 we were granted NPO status as consortium partner with Photofusion, placing us within the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

We intend to redevelop our premises, tripling the space to create an exciting and innovative mix of visual arts, community resource, industry skills training and creative enterprise across three floors. We will create a multi-functional community asset, with a balanced mix of young and old, commercial, educational and cultural forming a key part of the Herne Hill local neighbourhood plan.


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