Autograph, London

Opening Night:
New exhibitions by Armet Francis and Hélène Amouzou

Thu 21 Sep 6 - 8pm

Past event

Join us for the launch of two new exhibitions at Autograph's gallery this autumn


Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK

past event

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about the event

Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions at Autograph's gallery in Hackney: Armet Francis' photographs chronicling the lives of people of the African diaspora for more than 40 years, and Hélène Amouzou's powerful work contemplating the complex emotions of displacement and exile.

Armet Francis: Beyond the Black Triangle

Armet Francis' images are life-affirming moments that celebrate the resilience and survival of African diasporic cultures. Curated by Mark Sealy.

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Hélène Amouzou: Voyages

Amouzou's hand printed photographs are a crucial document of a migrant who has grappled with notions of freedom, exclusion, and bureaucracy – and a refusal of erasure. Curated by Bindi Vora.

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ABOUT our openings

Everyone is welcome to Autograph's exhibition openings. Both galleries will be open, plus drinks and an outdoor seating area. This is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time.

During busy times, there may be a short queue to enter the building or galleries.


We look forward to welcoming you to Autograph. For more details about visiting, have a look at our Visit Us page, it has information about getting to the gallery, safety and accessibility.


Accessible VEnue

Autograph welcomes people with all types of disabilities


Step freE

Our building and entrance is step free. A wheelchair accessible lift goes to all floors


accessible Toilets

Each floor has an accessible toilet. All toilets are single-occupancy and unisex


A bar is located in the studio, with contactless payment

outdoor seating

Enjoy your drink in our studio or outdoor seating area. To protect the artworks, drinks are not allowed in the galleries

free cloakroom

There is a free, staffed cloakroom at this event for coats and large bags

large bags

To protect the artworks from accidental damage, backpacks and bags over 12" x 12" cannot be brought into the galleries, and will need to be placed in our free cloakroom


Please note that photography and/or filming will take place at this event. Images from this event may be used by Autograph and external press for marketing and promotional use, including: printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, or other use.

supported by

Banner image: Armet Francis, Carnival Sound System [detail], London, 1968. Courtesy the artist and Autograph, London. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Other images on page, from top: 1) Hélène Amouzou, from the series Autoportrait, Molenbeek [detail], 2007-2011. © and courtesy the artist 2) Armet Francis, Fashion Shoot [detail], Brixton Market, London, 1973. Courtesy the artist and Autograph, London.