A Lion in the Studio

A Lion in the Studio

Intoart Collection 2023 exhibition
at Copeland Gallery, London

About the exhibition

A Lion in the Studio celebrates 22 artists working at Intoart’s studio in Peckham.

The exhibition brings together paintings, ceramics, drawing, print and textiles, offering a glimpse into the experimental and thematically diverse works made at Intoart. From the architecture of Ghostbusters to hip Nineties street-fashion, the restorative calm of nature to the unabashed joy of dancing to pop music, the artists explore their respective passions. Themes of community, cultural identity and the politics of everyday pleasure are recurrent motifs throughout.

Exhibition text by George Vasey available to read here

Artworks by:
Andre Williams | Aysen Aktu | B Taylor | Christian Ovonlen | Clifton Wright
Danielle Green | Dawn Wilson | Ishaq Beckford | Jordan Moody | Kevin Jacobs
Lisa Contucci | Lisa Trim | Luigi Lollobrigida | Mawuena Kattah
Nancy Clayton | Nick Fenn | Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye | Philomena Powell
Samuel Jegede | Stanley Galton | Uduehi Imienwanrin | William Mukui


Four short films screened in the exhibition share artists’ working process. Camera and edit by Richard Bevan and supported by Lightbulb Trust.

With thanks to our funders Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, City Bridge Trust, Southwark Council and Lightbulb Trust.


About the Intoart Studio

Based in Peckham, Intoart is a pioneering visual arts organisation championing people with learning disabilities to become visible, equal and established artists. Established in 2000 the Intoart studio is a site of collective action and ambitious art, design and craft production. Intoart has realised exhibitions, commissions and research projects with contemporary art galleries and museums in the UK and internationally.