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Emmanuel Shogbolu / Harlesden High Street at Metroland Studios

When
Friday 24th May - Friday 14th June

Open every Tuesday to Friday, 10am-5pm.

Where
Metroland Studios,
91 Kilburn Square,
NW6 6PS.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible with step-free access. There are wheelchair accessible toilets.

Installation View, Pieces of a SCATTSMAN at Harlesden High Street. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street. Installation View, Pieces of a SCATTSMAN at Harlesden High Street. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street.
Installation View, Pieces of a SCATTSMAN at Harlesden High Street. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street.

The exhibition is an assemblage of research, film and sound that elaborates on faith, resilience, testimony and spiritual grounding in the midst of adversity.

It’s Now or Never Blood, 2022 Acrylic, red/black ballpoint pen, pencil on Natural coloured paper. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street. 
It’s Now or Never Blood, 2022 Acrylic, red/black ballpoint pen, pencil on Natural coloured paper. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street.
It’s Now or Never Blood, 2022, Acrylic, red/black ballpoint pen, pencil on Natural coloured paper. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street.

This exciting new show will open next Thursday 23rd May and will run through London Gallery Weekend (31st May – 2nd June), closing on Friday 14th June.

Come down to Metroland Studios to experience the show for yourself!

Two photographs of artist Emmanuel Shogbolu, one head-on and one in profile

Emmanuel Shogbolu

Emmanuel Shogbolu (b. 199x) a.k.a. SCATTSMAN is an artist, researcher and philosopher born, raised and based in East London. His work centres around self and hyper-local documentation through photography, moving image, drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. 

In 2023, Shogbolu presented Pieces of a SCATTSMAN at Harlesden High Street and, in 2022, SCATTSHRINE as part of INFINITE FX x Nine Nights programme at the ICA.

Installation View, Pieces of a SCATTSMAN at Harlesden High Street. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street. Installation View, Pieces of a SCATTSMAN at Harlesden High Street. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street.
Installation View, Pieces of a SCATTSMAN at Harlesden High Street. Photography by Jonny Tanna, images courtesy the artist and Harlesden High Street.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Metroland Cultures and Harlesden High Street, curated by Jonny Tanna and Christy O’Beirne.

Harlesden High Street

Harlesden High Street is a gallery in North West London that exhibits contemporary art by both local and international artists, with a focus on exhibiting work by people of colour.

In addition to its gallery programme, Harlesden High Street also hosts a cultural outreach programme with an aim to engage audiences in un-gentrified neighbourhoods, through workshops, talks and artist initiatives.


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