Andrew Finch is a UK filmmaker and artist born in Brighton. His degree work at King’s College London explored Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work alongside cultural identity and subcultural theory within New York City. During this time, he also opened exhibitions at Doomed Gallery (London), Hello Koral (Copenhagen) and Copeland Park (London). His first documentary film, Landscapes of the Heart (2019), has been shown in numerous international film festivals and galleries. His practice explores ideas surrounding the city, subcultures, memory and liminal spaces. Andrew has been featured on Resonance FM, NTS, Doomed Gallery, Hello Koral Gallery, and several film festivals including Cinecity, Crossing the Screen, Sunday Shorts and Kino Film. He currently curates exhibitions at South London Gallery and is co-director of London Rocks Film Festival.
LINKS TO WORK
In March 2020, Andrew presented work at and helped organise a staff exhibition at South London Gallery. The exhibition was the first of it’s kind in it’s 125 year history, developed through a series of weekly curational workshops held at the gallery exploring the position of employment in creative practice. One of the most attended exhibitions in recent years, the moving-image work was also presented on Deptford Cinema’s website.
In February 2019, while a student of the South London Gallery Film School (formerly REcreative), Andrew was a member of the editorial board that organised the end-of-year screening for students at Clore Studio. Duties ranged from curating the screening event from inception to show, managing with the programming of films amongst students and designing the artwork for website release and social media channels. The event was sold out and attended by a number of industry professionals, film composers and directors.
DIY SPACE FOR LONDON: RADIO COLLECTIVE
Andrew is an active volunteer at DIY Space for London, a non-profit community centre based in Peckham. He was a member of the Volunteer Liaison Committee, Event Management Collective and Radio Collective. In March 2018 he produced an hour long radio programme on Resonance FM, which featured studio sessions with local LGBT+ bands, features on other non-profit spaces in Vancouver, Milan and Paris.
During lockdown in 2020, Andrew and fellow SLG Film School graduate student, Sophie Park, organised a collaborative lockdown film project open to all prior years of the school’s alumni. As well as curating the film and project, they collaborated with a local South East London composer and a credits animator from MUBI to complete the film. It is due to premiere on the SLG website in April.