Max Rush


There were a tremendous number of places to visit in SE London alone during the London-wide Open House weekend in September ... one place we made sure to spend time in was the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, endowed by the Scots-American industrialist (one of among 380 library buildings he wholly or partially financed in the UK). An inspired Open House Guide walked us by its many remarkable features - from the old librarian's quarters, the stained glass and Tudor-style windows, the skylights over what used to be the old librarian's desk ... the tiled floor mosaics ... to a gallery in a disused room featuring kids playing chess and Herne Hill photos by Max Rush! We even had a look at the back stacks -- which included a massive collection of vinyl destined (we were told) for the skips and leather-bound books galore! We were then served tea/coffee and biscuits!


Bank Holiday Exhibition: Max Rush, Photographs of Brockwell Park

Local artist Max Rush has spent the past few years photographing Brockwell Park in all seasons, all weathers, all lights. This Bank Holiday weekend - Saturday May 28 to Monday May 30 inclusive - you can see the results. About 40 of his stunning images will be on show in the Picture Room of Brockwell Hall.

Free entry, free daily guided tours at 11.30 and 2.30. Opening hours: 10.30 to 4.30 daily.

Cards and posters will be on sale.

Brockwell Hall celebrates 200 years - its foundations were laid in 1811. The Picture Room, adorned with paintings by a member of the Strachey family, is rarely open to the public.

This is the second exhibition organised at Brockwell Hall this year by the Friends of Brockwell Park. The third, to be held October 5-9, 2011, is a pre-opening celebration of the riches of the Black Cultural Archives.

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