21 May 2004 to 11 June 2004

Participating artists (from the Herne Hill area): Andrew ‘Morgan’ Baptiste, Patricio Bosich, Agathe Bouton, Patrick Cobbing, Sarah Cole, Karl Cresser, Stephen Duncan, Sue Edwards, Colin Failes, Renata Fernandez, Debi Gaunt, Nina Grieg, Lisa Hendricks, Katharina Kritzler, Yair Meshoulam, Jane Millar, Magali Moreau, Marilyn Rogers, Julieta Sans, Shakya, Lorraine Sleator, Aristide Stornelli, Anna Tomaszewska-Nelson, Marianne Wie and Ariane Severin, Alexis Worrall

198 Gallery announced the reopening of its building to the public after an extended period of refurbishment to improve the premises funded by Arts Council England’s Regional Arts Lottery Programme. Located in Herne Hill, near Brixton, the gallery has a 15-year-old colourful history.

The freshly renovated gallery spaces, with new floors, lighting and fixtures, was inaugurated with a group exhibition of work in various media by artists local to the Herne Hill area. Herne Hill has a vibrant artistic community, with many artists living and working in the area. This exhibition aimed to showcase the wealth of activity and talent that exists in the locality, and to re-establish the gallery as an inclusive local space for the arts amongst the artistic community.