school group visits to autograph's gallery

For more than 30 years we have worked with schools and teachers, using photography to explore and express issues of identity, representation, social justice and human rights. Autograph welcomes pupils of all ages to our gallery.

Our current exhibitions are Poulomi Basu: Fireflies and Sutupa Biswas: Lumen, on view from 4 March - 4 June 2022. A group can see both exhibitions during their visit;  Lumen is a film work lasting 30 minutes, and capacity in the gallery to watch the film is 15 people maximum. Please note some artworks depict nudity and the exhibitions deal with sensitive issues including trauma – and may not be appropriate for all ages.

Coming up next is Mónica de Miranda: The Island  from 24 June - 22 Oct. The exhibition will feature two new Autograph artist commissions seen for the first time: a 35-minute film work The Island, and an associated photographic series part of Autograph’s 2021 project ‘Amplify – Stranger in the Village: Afro European Matters', supported by the Art Fund.

We are not currently able to give exhibition tours led by Autograph staff, however we welcome self-directed group visits. If your group is more than 10 people, fill in our short booking form to request a group visit. Fewer than 10 people? You can book free tickets yourself on Art Tickets.

We're here to help! Email info@autograph-abp.co.uk if you have any questions.

YOUR VISIT

Everyone is welcome at Autograph. We care about our visitors, staff, artists and community, and are keeping measures in place to help ensure a safe visit for everyone. Have a look at our Visit Us page, it has full information about Covid-19 safety and accessibility at Autograph.

address

Autograph
Rivington Place, London
EC2A 3BA, UK

opening times

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

group size

For safety, the maximum number of people alowed in the gallery is 30. If your group is larger than this, it will need to split into two.

film viewing

Sutapa Biswas: Lumen is a film work lasting 30 minutes, and starts at :00 and :30 each hour. 15 people can fit into the gallery to watch the film.

SAFETY MEASURES

Accessible VEnue

Autograph welcomes people with all types of disabilities.

group visits are self-directed

Guided tours by staff are not currently available. Your group visit will need to be self-directed.

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visit duration

Group visits are available in 1 hour slots.

ACCESSIBILITY

FACE COVERINGS

Help us keep everyone safe. If you are able to, please wear a face covering during your visit.

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Step free

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

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accessible Toilets

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

request to book a group visit

Ready to book your group visit to Autograph's gallery? Click here to access our booking form, where you can request a time and date for your visit, and a member of Autograph's team will get back to you shortly.

LEARNING RESOURCES

Our free learning resources bring Autograph’s unique photographic archive into schools and communities to support students' learning.

A selection of powerful and emotive portraits documenting Britain’s multicultural history since the 19th century, give teachers high quality, diverse visual material to explore a range of subjects and themes across the curriculum. Accompanying the photographic images are comprehensive teachers packs including classroom posters, display materials, student worksheets, guidance material, curriculum links and extension activities.

Archive Learning resource
key stages 2-5



A set of 40 photographic teaching cards featuring unique portraits of Britain's diverse communities since 1945, with posters, worksheets, teachers' guides and a timeline.

Contact info@autograph-abp.co.uk to request a resource.

Exhibition in a Box



A pop-up photography exhibition for your classroom, featuring 30 portraits of African, Caribbean and South Asian people in Victorian Britain, complete with display materials for easy installation.

Contact info@autograph-abp.co.uk to request a box.