Transition Projects

Hard Candy

Lucy Cade / Jennifer Caroline Campbell / Rosemary Cronin /
Cathy Lomax / Gavin Maughfling / Alex Michon / Paul Murphy

25 May – 2 June 2024, Thursday to Sunday, 12-6pm
Opening event: Friday 24 May, 6-8pm

SPACE Pop-up, 129 Mare Street, London E8 3RH

'I don't want realism. I want magic!' cries Blanche DuBois the flawed heroine of Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire.

In this exhibition, which is named for a Tennessee Williams short story, seven artists muse on Williams, his works, characters and companions. Williams was born in Mississippi in the American South, and his work is infused with the febrile atmosphere of this region. In this translocation to the cooler climes of East London, Williams’ themes of social niceties, sexual encounters, fragile mental health and magic, still resonate.

The exhibition is accompanied by the Tennessee Williams issue of the art fanzine Arty, which will be launched at the opening with readings by the Mississippi-born actor and director, Jaclyn Bethany. Bethany is also a guest on the latest episode of the Garageland Salon podcast, in which she talks about The Glass Menagerie. The podcast is available here Apple Podcasts and all the usual places.


All the work in Hard Candy


We have a very limited number of Hard Candy posters available to buy in the Transition Gallery Shop


top to bottom, left to right: Cathy Lomax, Jennifer Caroline Campbell, Rosemary Cronin, Paul Murphy, Alex Michon, Lucy Cade