Enclave: Artist Urban Action


June 4, 2012

Enclave: Artist Urban Action

15 June–15 July 2012

Press launch: 15 June, 4pm
15 June, 6–9:30pm + afterparty
Late opening and performance day Friday, 29 June, 12–8:30pm

Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT
Hours: Fri–Sun, 12–6pm (gallery)
Independent project space opening times: see web

info [​at​] tempcontemp.co.uk


The inaugural exhibition, Artist Urban Action, launches throughout the entire site presenting the initial range of resident independent activity alongside a series of new commissions.

Enclave commissions: Quarantania with Eva Kotátková, Neha Choksi, and Taus Makhacheva, curated by David Thorp (main gallery); Adam Christensen (residency & invitational cinematic events); Toby Huddlestone (performative lecture installation); Conal McStravick (residency, selected by LUX); Oliver Basciano (Writer in Residence); Jean-Christophe Nicolas (Virtual Artist in Residence); Lucy A. Sames (publication).

Enclave resident project spaces: news of the world, a new space by Centre of Attention; Anarch; Divus & Umělec Magazine; ALISN; Occupy My Time; and Kitchensynch.

Including artists: Jonathan Airborne; ATOI (Amy Thomas & Oliver Irvine); Leanne Bell; Mark Bell; Sara Bevan; Owen Bowden; Sue Cohen; Thomas Cohen (S.C.U.M); Alessandro Columbano; Shona Davis and Dave Monaghan; Barbara Dean; Bea Denton; Bella Easton; Raimi Gbadamosi; Ian Gonczarow; Jason Hicklin; Karin Kihlberg and Rueben Henry; Juliette Losq; Iavor Lubomirov; David Martin; Maslen and Mehra; Jem Noble; Paul O’Neill; Jessica Piddock; Pavel Reisenauer; Greg Rook; (SAC) (inc. Simone Hutchinson & Alexander Kennedy); Alexander Small; Patrick StPaul; Michael Stubbs; Barry Sykes; Dolly Thompsett; Annabel Tilley; Angel Vergara; Marianne Walker; Grant Watson; Andy Wicks

Enclave is a new-build arts infrastructure in Deptford, South London, housing a strip of nine project spaces, gallery, art offices, and coffee shop. The project spaces will actively pursue independent programmes benefiting from Enclave’s communal action to generate collaborations and production both on-site and much further afield. The Enclave gallery will evolve with a programme of outcomes by these spaces with additional curatorial symposia, exchanges, international residencies, and multi-cultural film clubs that aim to develop both institutional dialogue and social engagement.

An experimental Enclave web portal designed by Jean-Christophe Nicolas is now online, providing live access to all project space announcements and a virtual gallery: please visit www.enclaveprojects.com.

Enclave sits within a new masterplan for Deptford and was originally built by council and renewal developers. temporarycontemporary have taken over the site to create what will become a self-sustaining model of artist networks and public outcome. Enclave is itself an urban action conceived by artist Anthony Gross. It is an ongoing research project around entropy and social enterprise—a result of the Event Horizon social club and The Old Police Station projects.
www.tempcontemp.co.uk / www.theoldpolicestation.org

The first programmed exhibition at the Enclave gallery will be Francis Thorburn solo show, 30 August–30 September 2012.

For further information about the independent project spaces, Enclave, and Artist Urban Action, please request our press pack at info [​at​] tempcontemp.co.uk.