Arcadia Missa focuses on contemporary art with intent, is an organisation of three parts
Projects | Gallery | Publisher
& began as a self-organised space in austerity Britain
Independent Research and Curatorial project emerges both as parallel programming to the main gallery programme, within the publications and in off site projects at institutions including South London Gallery (London), Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo), & spaces such as Embassy (Edinburgh), 55 Sydenham Road (Sydney) and Tank.TV (Online and London). In 2014 the projects began to invite curators, artists and international project spaces to collaborate on the parallel gallery programme, collaborators have included Preteen (Mexico), Holly Childs (Australia) & Queer Thoughts (USA).
Arcadia Missa publications currently have three separate series: the journal How to Sleep Faster (and its online counterpart howtosleepfaster.net), Artist Books, and Anthology. The Anthology series is a response to the notion of a gallery catalogue, instead offering a collection of research, responses and documentation of a 6-8 month curated programmes.
Rózsa Farkas: Founding Director, Curator & Editor
Zhoe Granger: Assistant Director, Designer
Ruth Pilston: Gallery Manager
Sharlean Reynolds: Gallery Assistant
Website Designer: The Ideal Press
The gallery does not accept unsolicited artist submissions or proposals.
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If you are visiting Arcadia Missa and you don’t know the area particularly well we would like to ask you to engage with the history and the context of Peckham, which has seen rapid gentrification causing inflated rents and displacement. Art galleries and artists are, as we know, positioned within this process in more than one way. Being mindful of this is an ongoing and active process and can be done in small and big ways. One of the small ways that attention to this issue and respect for the area can be carried out is that money is not spent in Trojan Horse businesses. Supporting local businesses run by people who have lived in the area before it was considered a destination is important. Here are just a few places we recommend:
Ganapati South Indian Restaurant
Codfellas Fish and Chips
The Nags Head Pub
The Gowlett Pub
Manze’s Pie and Mash
Momo’s (wraps food truck)
JB’s Soul Food
Obalende Suya Express
Rye Lane Market (food, shopping, salon)