Behind Bars

22 Apr 2017 – 23 Apr 2017

Event times

12.00 - 4.00pm

Cost of entry

Free entry

Old Police Station

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Buses 53, 453, 36, 436, 171, 177
  • New Cross Gate (10 min walk) and Deptford DLR (15 min walk)
  • New Cross Station (go out turn left, 5 min walk)

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Behind Bars is a group exhibition between London-based artists Lucy Wheeler, Jaime Welsh, Lois Williams, Zoe Wheeler, George Hill-Baker, India Gabb, Ted Targett, Megan Visser and Jamila Kabir.


The exhibition gathers works from a selection of artists which explore topical themes of anomalies within culture.

The Old Police Station is a remnant of its past self and past inmates. The gallery now presents these artists as the current inhabitants, transforming these holding cells as repositories of their artistic practice.

The term Swinging a line was coined to describe ‘Cell to Cell Communication’, achieved by swinging a piece of string from one cell to another. A string was one of the many materials one can harvest in a cell. However, in this instance it can also be used to describe the passing of information from one artist to another in the police station.

Behind Bars emerges as a celebration of diversity and multiplicity within art practices stemmed from our experience of working in a shared studio.

This exhibition has been curated by India Gabb, Jaime Welsh, Lucy Wheeler and Zoe Wheeler.


Zoe Wheeler

Jaime Welsh

Lucy Wheeler

India Gabb

Exhibiting artists

India Gabb

Megan Visser

Jaime Welsh

George Hill-Baker

Zoe Wheeler

Lois Williams

Lucy Wheeler

Ted Targett

Jamila Kabir


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