Thu 14 Dec 2017

Beaconsfield is an independent organisation which provides a resource for the development and presentation of contemporary art.

Set up by artists with the aim of occupying a niche between the institutional, the commercial and the 'alternative', Beaconsfield is one of London's few remaining artist-led initiatives of the early 90s.

Based in Vauxhall, Beaconsfield commissions, and is commissioned and has a history of international collaboration with other organisations and individuals, on and off-site.

The Agreement was commissioned by Beaconsfield and was exhbited in London by the commissioner 10 April - 8 June 2003.


Beaconsfield worked closely with the office of Kevin Macnamara MP and the parliamentary Agreed Irish Forum to organise a symposium in London which took place over two days between the Houses of Parliament in Westminster and the Beaconsfield venue in Vauxhall.

The Politics of Art
Tuesday 6 May at 7pm
House of Commons
Westminster SW1

Chaired by Kevin McNamara MP, veteran campaigner for human rights and former Opposition spokesperson on Northern Ireland, with keynote from Robert C Morgan, Critic, Artist and Curator.

with speakers:
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton - Arts Council England
Shane Cullen - Artist
Brian Feeney - Historian and Journalist
Liam Kelly - Curator and Professor of Irish Visual Culture
Eamonn McCann - Cultural Commentator and Author
Irit Rogoff - Art Historian and Critic
Gilane Tawadross - Curator and Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts

The Art of Politics
Wednesday 7 May
Vauxhall SE11

Chaired by Anni Marjoram, Women's policy advisor to the London Mayor

Cross-party forum:
John Hume MEP, MP-Nobel Peace Prize winner
David Ervine MLA-leader of the loyalist Progressive Unionist Party
Lady Sylvia Hermon MP-Ulster Unionist Party
Arthur Morgan TD-Sinn Fein

Find excerpts from the talks in Events Archive under the Navigation bar

start here
The Peace Treaty

and links to further information

The Sculpture

About the artwork,
the artist and the commission

The Discourse
City Focus

Project - 27/9 - 26/10/02

Orchard Gallery - 8/1 - 15/2/03

Golden Thread Gallery - 22/2 - 23/3/03

Beaconsfield - 10/4 - 8/6/03

Millennium Court Arts Centre 7/5-20/6 2004


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