Exhibit 1

3 Jul 2009 – 12 Jul 2009

Event times

3/7 PV 6-11 open 4/5 and 11/12 July H 12.00-6.00

Cost of 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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Exhibit 1 - Group Show | Open Studios The Deptford Museum | Metropolitan Tearooms Preview


We are pleased to invite you to the first yearly selected group show of studio artists at The Old Police Station. Exhibit 1 will take place over two floors of The Old Police Station with selected artists from the studios making site-specific responses to the Police Gym, Cells, Interview Rooms and Operations Yard. With Cake and Neave aka The Little Artists, Lia Chavez, Rosie Cooper, Mário Pires Cordeiro, Andrew Hladky, Sam Kemp, Teresa Paiva, Inà ªs Rebelo, Michael Schwab, Biggi Stiller, Alexandra Unger, Jo Wilmot, Sinead Wheeler, Flora Christina Whiteley. Selected by Mário Pires Cordeiro and our new Gallery Manager, Sara Pergola. 3rd — 12th July, Private View: 3rd July 6 - 8 p.m (Open 12 - 6 p.m 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 July). Coinciding with the opening of the Exhibit 1 will be the first Open Studios throughout the building, offering the public an opportunity to get up close and personal with the artists and their works. 3rd & 4th July, 12 - 6 p.m. See website for details. To mark these exhibitions we are offering a sneak preview of two future projects that will complete the infrastructure of the Old Police Station project: The Deptford Museum, a Museum of local history via donated photography and recorded oral history, and ‘The Metropolitan', new Tea Rooms that will open daily from the 20th July offering cream teas and lunch platters. Both projects are by Jane Laine with a Tea Room concept by Anthony Gross and additional styling by vintage muse Bridie Sheals. Jane has developed a significant on-going collection of local history and is also highly recognized for her cuisine. Diary: Friday 3rd July Open Studios from 12 noon onwards Exhibit 1, 12 - 6 p.m, Private View 6 - 8 p.m. Exhibition continues until 12th July After Party 9 - 11 p.m with DJs & Live Music Party put together by The Music Tourist Board (more info: http://www.artfulfestival.co.uk). Saturday 4th July (Deptford Independence Day) Open Studios 12 - 6 p.m Exhibit 1 12 - 6 p.m The Deptford Museum Preview 12 - 6 p.m, fundraising auction 2 - 4 p.m The Metropolitan Preview 12 - 6 p.m. Free sample foods and drinks. After Party 8 - 11 p.m at The Birds Nest Pub, Creekside, SE8 4RZ (more info: http://www.artfulfestival.co.uk). The Old Police Station is conceived as an artist project, a ‘do-it-yourself art centre', capitalizing on local momentum to forge a new culture HQ for Deptford. 6 months in, it houses 32 artist studios, the Interview Rooms and Cells events spaces, The Old Gym gallery, two independent project spaces (PoST and Volume — see web for details) and soon, The Deptford Museum and The Metropolitan Tea Rooms. For information and images please contact: Mário Pires Cordeiro Call +44 (0)798 168 1842 or email studios@tempcontemp.co.uk


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