Having lain empty for more than a decade, Fulham Town Hall is to be opened to the public in May as a temporary art gallery.
Overseen by curator Ben Moore, and co-presented by hotel operator Lamington Group, Art in the Age of Now – a free event – will feature a programme of installations, live performance art, guest exhibitions, music, talks, readings and screenings.
Built in 1890, Fulham Town Hall features a grand ballroom, a courtroom in the round with original stained-glass windows and tiered seating, civil registration and function rooms.The building is to be redeveloped as a creative, community hub and boutique hotel in 2022.
For Art in the Age of Now, each area will be taken over by London’s contemporary artists, with the cells in the building’s basement vault beneath the courtroom transformed into mini art spaces for emerging talent.
Several of the artworks have been produced in isolation during the lockdown.
In addition, Art Below’s archive of posters that have been exhibited in the London Underground over the last 15 years, will be displayed around the building. Art Below will also be taking over the nearby Fulham Broadway tube station with a series of posters for two weeks in May.
To visit, you will need to book a time slot. Social distancing should not be an issue as the 51,000 sq ft building allows for plenty of room.
Tickets will be released here closer to the time.
To watch a trailer for the event, see below: