26th February 2022, 5pm.

Performance takes place outside
Van Gogh House, 87 Hackford Road,
London, SW9 0RE


Free, RSVP Here ⟶

Entractes21/ A Japanese dream, Tom Lovelace at The Eye Sees, Arles

A Japanese dream

We are very pleased to announce a new site-specific performance work at Van Gogh House. A Japanese dream has been created by London based artist, Tom Lovelace in response to Van Gogh’s stay in Arles, France between 1888-1889.

With a particular focus on Van Gogh’s studies of Irises, Lovelace and a team of performers will respond to the artist’s paintings and the life of Irises through an ephemeral event of movement, collaborating bodies and colour.

This performance coincides and corresponds with a photographic installation by Lovelace currently showing at The Eye Sees in Arles.

“A meadow full of very yellow buttercups, a ditch with iris plants with green leaves, purple flowers, the town in the background, some grey willow trees – a strip of blue sky … A little town surrounded by countryside entirely covered in yellow and purple flowers. That would really be a Japanese dream” 

-Vincent to Theo van Gogh
Arles, 12 May. 1888

Tom Lovelace's poster installed in our west-facing window

Limited Edition

and Event Posters

Tom has created a limited edition poster as part of our ongoing ‘On the Western Window Pane’ series.

See here ⟶


The poster for the event designed by Therese Vandling, is also for sale.

See here ⟶

About the Artist:

Tom Lovelace

Tom Lovelace is a London based artist, working within spaces between photography, performance and sculpture. Lovelace’s practice presents exhibition encounters and fluid environments, positioning the body at the centre of abstract languages and legacies. Central themes to his research encompass the collaborative histories of art, theatre and the role of Minimalism within contemporary culture. As a Lecturer Lovelace works at the Royal College of Art, University for the Creative Arts and the Glasgow School of Art.

Collaborating Artists

Typhaine Delaup, Francesco Migliaccio, Darcy Wallace, Clémentine Bedos, Karen Callaghan, Zijing Chen, Dominic McGuinness