Fulham Town Hall To Reopen Temporarily To The Public

Free exhibition to be held featuring work of 100 local artists

Art in the Age of Now will use the Victorian building to host exhibition
Art in the Age of Now will use the Victorian building to host exhibition

The newly refurbished Fulham Town Hall is to open its doors to the public again with a free art exhibition running from 20 May to 6 June.

Having been closed for over a decade ‘Art in the Age of Now’ will showcase works by over a 100 local artists

Hotel operators Lamington Group says this will be the first of many community-led projects hosted by the group at the building.

Following this work will begin on converting the building into a boutique hotel with 90 rooms and a coworking station which is scheduled to open next year. The restoration and redesign of the Grade II listed building aims to be a celebration of the history of the building and the local neighbourhood.

The immersive exhibition will bring together contemporary art, live music, talks and performance art.

Attendees are invited to explore the entire building including the historic ballroom that played host to The Clash in the 70s, to the vaults and cells in the basement that stored bullion and previous miscreants.

Overseen by curator Ben Moore of Art Below it will feature art created during the lockdown and which is being shown to the public for the first time.

Robert Godwin, Managing Director of Lamington Group comments, “Last year we had the opportunity to partner with developers Ziser London, and agreed a 30-year lease to operate the hotel space of this incredible historic building. It is important to us that the building is once again restored as the centre of the community, and so we wanted to take this opportunity to give people a final chance to see the building before it is redeveloped, whilst also providing an opportunity for London’s creative community after what has been a particularly challenging time”.

Artist's impression of Fulham Town Hall converted into a new hotelArtist's impression of Fulham Town Hall converted into a new hotel. Picture: Ziser London

Once the renovations are complete, Lamington Group says it is committed to continuing to provide a platform for the local community, with a particular focus on emerging artists, designers, and the West London cultural community.

‘Art in the Age of Now’ will run from 20 May to 6 June with doors open from 11am to 6pm, Tuesday – Sunday, and late night viewings until 9pm on Thursday-Saturday. Click here to reserve your free ticket.

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May 17, 2021