Furtherfield invites people - artists and techies, amateurs and professionals, celebrated stars and private enthusiasts - to engage with local and global, everyday and epic themes in a process of imaginative exchange. We provide a gallery and an active space for open dialogue about what the work means to people and where, by extension, it might be valuable to society as a whole.
Four spaces - a park, a gallery, a common room, the www
The McKenzie Pavilion is located in a highly animated area of Finsbury Park next to a boating pond and adventure playground, near to the café and athletics track. The richly connected diversity of people, creatures, plants, activities, enthusiasms alive in the park provides the context and the inspiration for Furtherfield. The pavilion has two rooms.
The Gallery, which will display evocative and provocative exhibitions of selected contemporary artwork that address technology and social change.
The Common Room, which will display work contributed by open call in response to exhibition themes, curated with local people. It will also act as the base for a series of free activities for local schools and visitors to the park.
Finally the www connects local users to an international network of enthusiasts, experts and audiences. It provides a place for people to share their artworks, proposals, ideas and commentaries. It will also provide access to further information about exhibitions, including downloadable catalogues and essays, information about programmes of free events and activities, and a living archive of all past work.
Furtherfield will exhibit the best of contemporary work in art, technology and social change in a truly 'public’ space, developed with and for local residents and users of the park, and wider participants and audiences. Ultimately, we are looking for ways for local people and visitors to the park and from further afield to use this art space imaginatively together, and to connect with our international community of artists, designers, thinkers and technologists.
Gallery opening hours during exhibitions
Winter opening times: Thursday to Saturday 12 noon - 3pm
Summer opening times: Thursday-Friday 2-6pm - Sat 11-6pm
Autumn opening times: Thursday to Saturday 1-4pm
Free activities (booking advisable): Please check Event programme for schedule
Check calendar for dates of exhibitions and activities or get in touch.
Furtherfield Gallery is supported by Haringey Council and Arts Council England.