DOLPH is a not-for-profit visual arts project based in Streatham Hill, south London, run by two artists, Paul Cole and Natasha Kahn.
We put on six exhibitions a year every alternate month.
Each show will feature a single artist.
This is not just a series of solo exhibitions. We ask that the artists be more generous.
The artists' objective is to frame an exhibition that contextualises the interests and concerns driving their practice.…
Their task is to curate relevant (or contradictory) works / objects / photos / texts / music etc that have personal significance, inform and support their practice, and present them in an intriguing, cohesive exhibition.
One evening during the 2-week exhibit we ask that the artist explain their curation with a talk / Q&A in the space.
DOLPH exists because, as artists, we are interested in how other artists do what they do, and more importantly, why? The brief asks artists to be generous because what we are asking of them is intrusive. We want them to share the personal stuff that is often hidden away as notes to themselves - the idiosyncratic thoughts and influences that feed later propositions. We’d like DOLPH to be visual artists what Dessert Island Discs is to musicians.