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Artists have increasingly been used by developers and councils to artwash gentrification, thereby providing a glossy, creative facade that exploits artists and gives art a bad name. Find out how this happens and how artists can collectively work within development processes in ways that promote positive partnerships.

Dr Stephen Pritchard is an independent academic, art historian, critical theorist, activist, writer, curator and community artist. He is a specialist in understanding artwashing and the role of art within regeneration and gentrification processes. His interdisciplinary approach to research is grounded in post-critical ethnography, radical art history, Frankfurt School Critical Theory and Critical Urban Theory. He has presented papers internationally, lectures widely and his writing has been widely published. He is a co-organiser for the Movement for Cultural Democracy and co-founder of Art Not Arms, Artists Against Social Cleansing and the Socially Engaged and Participatory Arts Network. He is also currently working as a critical friend for Super Slow Way – a Creative People and Places project and as lead artist on a project in ‘Category D’ pit villages in North East England for Northern Heartlands Great Place project.

Mall Galleries

The Mall, London, Greater London, SW1

020 7930 6844


Opening times

10am to 5pm during exhibitions. Check the website for details before travelling.

To ensure that the gallery environment is as safe as possible, we are putting in place the following safety measures:

- You will need to book a timed ticket online, to ensure numbers in the gallery remain at safe levels.

- Social distancing will apply. Please keep two metres apart from other visitors unless you are from the same household

- You will be required to wear a face covering (covering your mouth and nose)

- There will be a one-way system in place

- There will be hand sanitising points

- Toilet facilities will be cleaned more regularly

- The café and bookshop will remain closed until 2021

- Any payments will be by card, contactless where possible

- To contribute to the government’s Test and Trace system, we will be collecting and storing visitors’ data for 21 days

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