Embassy Cultural House: Celebrating 40 Years of Cultural History

Jeff Thomas, Corn=Life, From the Garden of Ron Benner, 2021

Celebrating 40 Years of Cultural History

June 14 – 24, 2023
Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St, London, ON
Opening Event: Saturday, June 17, 2-5PM
Closing Event: Saturday, June 24, 2-5PM

Celebrating 40 Years of Cultural History: Cloud to Street

June 14 – July 17, 2023
Jill’s Table
115 King St, London, ON
Colour by Schubert
121 King St, London, ON
Framing and Art Centre
371 Horton St. E, London, ON

Embassy Cultural House: Celebrating 40 Years of Cultural History is an exhibition that charts the past and present programs of the Embassy Cultural House. Beginning with the Embassy Hotel in 1983, the exhibition acknowledges the efforts made by a network of artists and activists in London, Ontario and internationally, including the current, re-invigorated community collective initiated in 2020. The exhibition has been coordinated by Ron Benner, Jamelie Hassan, Wyn Geleynse and Olivia Mossuto. Artworks will be exhibited at the Satellite Project Space and with our community partners—Jill’s Table, Colour by Schubert and the Framing and Art Centre—through our Cloud to Street initiative. The Cloud to Street project was initiated by Tariq Hassan Gordon in 2020 and has continued to be an important exhibition format for ECH. Further programming will address this legacy, in addition to an upcoming publication expected fall 2023.

Wyn Geleynse, Private Property, 2020, filmwork

Celebrating 40 Years of Cultural History includes works by: Jessie Amery, Stephen Andrews, Rebecca Baird & Kenny Baird, Ron Benner, Tom Benner, Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge, Sheri Cowan, Susan Day, Duncan de Kergommeaux, Patricia Deadman, Stan Denniston, Reid Diamond, Holly English, Soheila Esfahani, kerry ferris, Mireya Folch-Serra, Wyn Geleynse, Oliver Girling, Anahí Gonzalez, Gildo Gonzalez, Jamelie Hassan, Fern Helfand, Jared Hendricks-Polack, Spring Hurlbut, Martyn Judson, Sharmistha Kar, George Kubresli, Patrick Mahon, Doug Mitchell, Kim Moodie, Catherine Morrisey, Olivia Mossuto, Kim Neudorf, Shelley Niro, Oscar Ortiz, Troy Ouelette, Judith Rodger, Thelma Rosner, Jenna Rose Sands, Roland Schubert, Jean Spence, Diana Tamblyn, John Tamblyn, Jeff Thomas, Larry Towell, Bernice Vincent, Don Vincent, Jade Williamson

Patricia Deadman, The Journey Thru New Hamburg, 1995, detail from photographic triptych

About the Embassy Cultural House (ECH)
In 1983, artists Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner and jazz musician Eric Stach founded the Embassy Cultural House (1983-1990), which was located in the restaurant portion of the Embassy Hotel at 732 Dundas Street in East London. In 2020, at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy Cultural House was re-envisioned as an online collective and art space by Tariq Hassan Gordon. The virtual and in-person programming is a collaborative effort by contributors, editors, partners and volunteers to celebrate the art community in London, Ontario—its past and present, and its many connections across Canada and around the world. As of 2023, the revitalized Embassy Cultural House has initiated over 20 projects and six publications.

Embassy Cultural House logo

Contact Information
Embassy Cultural House (ECH)

Social Media
Instagram: @embassyculturalhouse
Facebook: @EmbassyCulturalHouse

Satellite Project Space is partially accessible.

This exhibition is generously supported by the London Arts Council, the City of London and the ECH community.