The Waiting Room - 'Unknown and Unseen'

30 Jan 2015 – 20 Feb 2015

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84 Hatton Garden

London, United Kingdom


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For three weeks, Hatton Garden plays home to The Waiting Room, a Pop-up gallery concept of which it proudly presents its debut offering, The Unknown & Unseen.


Set within an ex Jewellery warehouse within 'Hatton Garden', widely known as the diamond heart of the capital, the interior undeniably has its own rich history, but this space as also had its own fair share of artists wealth to its credit. This building was the temporary home ofMarcelle Joseph Projects between the months of September and December 2014, hosting 4 shows in that period. Thanks to the generosity of Marcelle herself, as well as our sponsorHouse of Kipp, this short lived legacy has been allowed to be kept alive once more under a different host. 

Twelve Artists feature across 2 floors and 5 spaces, covering a variety of artistic mediums and contextual spectrums, boasting a range credentials and previous endeavours, those flirting between the hugely varied and unashamedly minimal. Photography, Film, Furniture, Textiles, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Installations all feature here, in attempt to be quintessentially broad, and not just in the realms of the art itself. Four of the Artists here are soon to be Undergraduates in their selected practices, whist the other 8 range from the hobbyist, bubbling under, social media success stories and the more widely shown. 

The Unknown & Unseen Marks the first show under The Waiting Room. concept, which strives to be accepting of a variety of backgrounds within it's shows, accepting submissions from all experience levels, and doesn’t rely on an artistic education, previous exhibition experience or even an extensive portfolio to feature within its walls. We simply ask ourselves one question, “Does this work?”. If that answer is “Yes” then its given somewhere to shine, to reside, to ‘wait’. 

Curated by Ben Copping and Wilhemina Madeley.


Wilhemina Madeley

Ben Copping

Ben Copping

Exhibiting artists

Mark Essen

Marie-Therese Ross

Helen Anslow

Giulia Spissu

Arthur Oates Dunkin

Ellie Power

Conor Collins

Grant DeJonge

Gigi Barker


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