What next for the yellow ribbon?…

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a lot of yellow ribbon in Dilston Grove. It started with Anne Bean’s Rapunzel-like cascade of 100km of shiny yellow ribbon from the balcony of the old pulpit in the former mission church in Southwark Park. William Cobbing continued the theme by using said ribbon to create a … Continue reading

Archipelago: Should I return?

Archipelago: Should I return? by Susanna Byrne “Something in the gulf is coming: they just haven’t established exactly what it is yet.” This is Laura Davidson’s pertinent observation of the performative space- ‘the inland gulf…the stage’ – that we navigate with the artist islands at Archipelago and the sense of anticipation for what may come. … Continue reading

I LIKE DUCKS / I LIKE DUCK

The wall of I LIKE DUCKS. Photo by Alex Newman

Some moments from and contributions to I LIKE DUCKS / I LIKE DUCK by Frog Morris and Lee Campbell. Send your own contributions via twitter by using the hashtag #ilikeducks or #ilikeduck, depending on your preference.

Surprised yet?!…

By Mara Minculescu Surprised yet?! Yellow ribbon. This was the thread that provided a link between two exceptionally different installations in Dilston Grove – the all-concrete former Clare College Mission church in Southwark Park. The building itself is an out-of-the-ordinary space; bare and raw, empty of any decoration, cold and eerie – a remnant from … Continue reading

Week 2 at Dilston Grove…

  Week 2 at Dilston Grove… By Laura Milnes     I was told to be surprised at the changes that had taken place in Dilston Grove this week. I sort of shrugged it off. How different could it really be? A trickle of yellow ribbon creeps out from under the first door; I open … Continue reading

6 things…

Fiona Templeton’s work for ARCHIPELAGO will evolve over the six weeks of the exhibition, as each week she adds a ‘thing’. The following is an extract of the ‘First thing’ June 7-12 2011. You can see the ‘Second thing’ this weekend at Café Gallery. ———————- “6 things Each week of the 6-week exhibition Archipelago I … Continue reading

Behind the scenes with William Cobbing in Dilston Grove…

Photos by Olga Koroleva

A Step into the Unknown…

A Step into the Unknown By Laura Milnes  Trainee Producer Laura Milnes tests her mettle as she crosses the breach into unknown territory while working on two unidentified [flying] projects. So I admit that you may have been misled by the “flying” reference. As a trainee producer at Artsadmin I’ve had a fair few unusual … Continue reading

Blowing in the Wind…

Blowing in the Wind By Laura Davidson  Archipelago is a strikingly utopian title for the show that Gary Stevens has curated. It recalls clichéd imaginings of bright blue skies and rocky, isolated hamlets effortlessly floating above an expanse of shimmering water. Despite the inevitability of having contrasting geological features, these differences allow the islands in … Continue reading

First Impressions…

Wake/Archipelago Opens: First Impressions By Susanna Byrne I decided to begin this – the first in a series of reports as the six weeks progress during Wake/Archipelago’s occupation at CGP London – with my overall impressions following an initial circuit of the Café Gallery and Dilston Grove yesterday. This is my first visit to Southwark Park, … Continue reading