Illuminate Productions is supporting a new group show at Platform Southwark opening on Friday 8th July.

This multi-media group-show Escape Clause, brings together the work of three artists, Fabio Antinori, Bruno Mathez and Jonathan Munro, each of whom is interested in exploring how the instinctive human drive to succeed, alongside human imperfections, effect how we live.

The Rules of Engagement by Jonathan Munroe for Escape Clause 2016

The Rules of Engagement by Jonathan Munroe for Escape Clause 2016

a free exhibition at Platform Southwark.
Escape Clause opens to the public on Friday 8th July from midday to 7pm - Wednesday to Sundays only.

If you saw the successful exhibition produced by Trope(Bruno Mathez) last year at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum, then this will definitely interest you.

Show off your table tennis skills and come to Escape Clause and follow The Rules of Engagement!

Mixing science with Ping Pong!

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MERGE Festival 2016 is crowdfunding

Planning is well underway for the 2016 MERGE Festival programme, taking place from 23 September – 23 October for the sixth year in Bankside.

As Bankside continues to evolve MERGE plays an important role in bringing historic buildings and unusual locations to life in Bankside, and making art accessible to all. This free festival relies heavily on the support of volunteers, which in turn need management, so we need your help to ensure MERGE is bigger and better for 2016.

We have just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Spacehive – a platform which crowdfunds for civic projects. All amounts, however small, are welcome while we build support and popularity of the campaign. The first 50 backers who pledge £150 or more will receive an invite for you and a guest to a private launch event at the end of September at the headline installation. Drinks included.

Our crowdfunding goal is £55,332.00 but if the project does not reach this goal, no money is transferred.

MERGE is a unique and interactive festival in Bankside. Where else would you get chance to see tap dancing robots or a melting wax house? Support the arts and help us to secure the future of the festival.

See our MERGE project page on Spacehive. You can donate anonymously if preferred.

We welcome all levels of support and hope you can help us deliver a great festival for 2016.


MERGE is the annual arts, music and performance festival where artists draw upon the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Bankside, London.

23 September - 23 October 2016

MERGE Bankside is curated and produced by Illuminate Productions. It is supported by Better Bankside and Tate Modern. 

Watch the highlights from MERGE Festival 2011-2014, all projects were produced by Illuminate Productions. Emerging and established artists from around the world brought their creations to London. This festival runs every year, set in Bankside. supported by Better Bankside, Tate Modern and Arts Council England. MERGE Festival just completed its 5th year with a fantastic new programme of art,science and performance. 


On Your Wavelength was an extraordinary interactive installation that produced an amazing response from the public. Watch the film to hear the reaction from those who participated.

Film by Tommophoto for Illuminate Productions 2015