Autograph, London

Guided Exhibition Tours for Schools and Groups

Various dates, Sep - Oct


Primary KS 2-5 Sixth Form Secondary FE HE Community
booking form

Visit two photography exhibitions at Autograph's gallery in Hackney


Suitable for KS2 - KS5 pupils, FE, HE and community groups


Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK


Please fill in our short online form to book a tour for your class or group


Bring your class or group to Autograph for a free guided tour of our exhibitions Ernest Cole: A Lens in Exile and C. Rose Smith: Talking Back to Power. You will be greeted by gallery staff, who will provide an introduction to Autograph and a 20 minute guided tour of the exhibition. You are then welcome to view the artworks on display at your own pace.

Tours are available every 45 minutes from 12 - 5pm on
Thursday 5 September
Friday 6 September
Thursday 12 September
Friday 13 September
Thursday 19 September
Friday 20 September
Thursday 26 September
Friday 27 September
Thursday 3 October
Friday 4 October
Thursday 10 October
Friday 11 October

Fill in our short online form to book a tour, and a member of Autograph's team will get back to you to confirm your visit. You can also request to use our dedicated Education Studio as part of your visit, for self-led discussion or activities.

Booking form

exhibitions at autograph

C. Rose Smith: Talking Back to Power

C. Rose Smith critically questions power and authority, centring her body at historical sites marked by wealth and violence in the American South. She demands visibility, while reflecting upon the black body as a former commodity. Curated by Bindi Vora.

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Ernest Cole: A Lens in Exile

The first exhibition of Ernest Cole's photographs documenting New York City during the height of the civil rights movement in America – capturing the vibrant expression of blackness and community during this time. Curated by Mark Sealy.

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Everyone is welcome at 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.


Rivington Place, London

opening times

Wed and Fri: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Sat: 12:30 - 6pm

group size

Large groups of more than 30 people may need to split into two when visiting the exhibitions.

education studio

Request to also book our education studio for your visit, perfect for group discussions or activities


Accessible VEnue

Autograph welcomes people with all types of disabilities. Disabled parking bays are available on request.


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.

Banner image: Photography by Kate Elliott.

Page images from top, left to right: 1) C. Rose Smith, Untitled no. 55 [detail], Nottoway Plantation, White Castle, LA. © and courtesy the artist. 2) Ernest Cole, Harlem, New York [detail], c. 1970. © Ernest Cole / Magnum Photos 3) Autograph, photograph by Zoë Maxwell.