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Deptford Stories

Art Event

Closing weekend: Saturday 15th, 2-4pm & Sunday 16th , 2-4pm  ,  

Arklow Road Trading Estate, Deptford, London SE14 5QE

Deptford Stories celebrates the lives and legends of Deptford by bringing together art, theatre, music and history of the past and future of Anthology Deptford Foundry, the event takes place in the empty warehouses of the former site of Arklow Road Trading Estate.

It is curated by Harts Lane Studios, produced by Greenspace on behalf of Anthology.

Artists include; Melissa Alley | Hermione Allsopp | Victoria Arney | Vanya Balogh | Clive Burton | James Capper | Edward Chell | Cedric Christie | Carla Cruz | Alex Culshaw | Mikey Georgeson | Lauri Hopkins | May Yeonok Jang | Caroline Lambard | Teresa Leung | Amanda Loomes | Holly Owen | Matt Parsons | David Redfern | Sam Risley | Ellen Camilla Rose | Pascal Rousson | Paul Sakoilsky | Margot Sanders | Katie Surridge | Paul Tecklenberg | Oscar Tornincasa | Paul Tucker | Tisna Westerhof | Rosalie Woods 

In a seemingly rare occurrence ‘Deptford Stories’ manifested itself through the fusion of three organisations and a collection of individuals.

Anthology London the property development company with Greenspace the branding company built the ‘event’ engaging the local experimental art space hARTs Lane Studios as curators with their pallet Artists to create an ‘artventure’.

The collaboration and joined up thinking, work effort, finance and ethics produced this opportunity for the less commercial art forms and business to be of mutual benefit to one another.

The curators and artists responded with exciting creative ideas and rigour to the themed title in a vast raw space, galvanising the beginning of the visual storytelling.

The skilful curation delivered site based installations, objects, paintings, photographs,  film, theatre, music and community based projects defining the cathedral of space with the enlightened profundity of its own local history.

The preview night of the ‘artventure’ in its huge cavernous environment with its imported flood lighting, stage of live music, theatrical food,  drink outlets and interactive performances saw over nine-hundreds of people complete what resembled a colossal and surreal film set to record its own story.

A triumphant success for all, that if followed through with serious conviction and creative insight,  could result in local history being carried in perpetuity, from the old architecture to the new development of London homes, continuing seamlessly to embrace new narratives into the ‘history of the new’.

Clive Burton, November 2014

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