27 Jul 2018 – 29 Jul 2018

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12.00 - 18.00 Friday 27th July to Sunday 29th July

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Save Event: HAMISH MACAULAY and SEAN WORRALL - Unframed?

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No Format Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • 188, 47
  • Surrey Quays, Deptford, New Cross
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A printmaker and a painter come together to use the gallery as a blank canvas, each will experiment with the installation of their pieces and challenging the traditional idea of the gallery experience. The exhibition will feature work from selected guest artists


at no format Gallery, Deptford. 26th - 29th July


Unframed?  One painter, one print-maker, two artists coming together to share a white-walled gallery space for one week. Hamish Macaulay and Sean Worrall, two artists, invited to takeover Deptford's no format gallery for one week. The unframed plan is for the two of them to experiment in the space, to spread their work out, to play with installation and hang their work in the space at the start of the week, and then to see how things develop. Who knows what will happen?

The two artists (who didn't know of each other until last week) will begin the week with the blank walls. Their plan is not to work together but to share the space and to see what develops. They plan to use the space for the first three days of the week, see what happens, and then open the doors to the public on Thursday evening for a formal yet experimental art exhibition.

On Thursday evening Unframed? will open with a "private" very public view (everyone is welcome, just come along). The gallery will then be open during the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The show might stay as it was for the opening on the Thursday night, then again, it might continue to evolve? This is an unframed experiment, who knows?

Unframed? Will also feature work from a small handful selected guest artists, artists invited to show in the space by Sean and Hamish. (guests t.b.c)

Unframed? will open on Thursday July 26th (6pm until 9pm), and will then run from Friday 27th until Sunday 29th (midday until 6pm). The show will be Documented as it evolves on both the Cultivate and Organ websites


Hamish Macaulay is a London-based print maker, a native of New Zealand, well versed in the fields of print and mixed media. "Immersion in the world of graphic design has had a significant effect on my understanding of form, space and balance, and the skills developed trigger my interest in producing the print work I currently focus on".

"My work is heavily influenced by the abstraction of horizonal landscapes and seascapes, and the inclusion of texture and glitches. Monoprints and monographs are of particular interest to me. Recently, I started adding thread, paint and graphite to my monographs. The addition of this mixed media has given my work a new and exciting direction, expressing themes of form, volume and brutalism - structure versus nature.  I continue to push the boundaries of the materials I work with, constantly experimenting with new themes and mark-making techniques" -

Sean Worrall’s current body of work explores the notion of new layers on old, of fresh growth, new light, the reclaiming of those things that are left to decay, the idea that our cities will eventually be covered and lost under new layers of leaf growth. Cites lost in the short term as we use the walls to make our marks, things lost in the short term of the materials we waste and leave on the streets without a care, cities lost in the long term as nature paints her own leaf-shaped beauty over it all, and takes everything back from us. The notions of Trillion Green, the Captain’s Table… Sean mostly works on material found on the street, he works in frames picked up from the street, on canvas that others have given up on and thrown out, on pieces of wood no longer wanted by others.  Sean Worrall is an East London based artist, a painter (and reluctant curator) who has exhibited nationally and internationally both in traditional galleries and on the streets. 




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