This exhibition consists of works from the Sarah Rose Collection together with works from London South Bank University's own collection and looks at the formation of the Borough Group and the period in which they worked with David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic between 1946-1951.
Borough Road and the environs of the Elephant & Castle were badly damaged by aerial bombardments and it was in a climate of austerity and rationing that Bomberg took up teaching again.
The relatively short period of the existence of the Borough Group coincided with the process of economic reconstruction, in which Britain looked forward to a new period of peace and prosperity.
The exhibition is a starting point for a possible archive and marks a call for more historical accounts from those involved in the extended network of Bomberg's influence and has a story to tell.
The exhibition will feature video and photographic work to provide a context for works of the collection and its interpretation.
The exhibition offers an opportunity to see further works from the Sarah Rose collection as well as engage with the curators in interpretative speculation.