Films by Olga Koroleva & Publications by Hydar Dewachi now available online…

Even if you couldn’t make it to WAKE & ARCHIPELAGO this Summer, you can now see a selection of Hydar Dewachi’s photography from the two exhibitions in two online documents made especially to be publicly accessible records of the works. You can view the documents online, download them as a PDF, print them out or … Continue reading

Teresa Noble’s images of WAKE & ARCHIPELAGO…

Teresa Noble Photography, a set on Flickr.

The Penultimate WAKE and ARCHIPELAGO…

The Penultimate WAKE & ARCHIPELAGO By Flavia Malim  Under the cool shadow of the trees I enter Dilston Grove and exchange weather related comments with the girl on the desk, who recognises me, this having been my at least my fifth visit. I lean on the heavy wooden door and it gives way, letting me … Continue reading

WAKE/ARCHIPELAGO – as we’re not far away from the end, what of it?…

WAKE/ARCHIPELAGO – as we’re not far away from the end, what of it? By Diana Damian The two exhibitions taking place in tandem, at Dilston Grove and Cafe Gallery, present a challenge to the usual restrictions imposed by curated exhibitions. On one hand, WAKE presents a structure where six artists inhabit the gallery one after the … Continue reading

Egg Hunt…

Last week at Café Gallery, strange things were going on… There seemed to be mysterious sightings of alien objects in unusual places. Visitors came across eggs, roses, notes and ribbons in the most unexpected of places and many found themselves on a hunt for clues. Laura Milnes documented some of her egg hunt… …. It … Continue reading

It’s always the quiet ones…

It’s always the quiet ones. By Amy Pettifer While several of the other works in ARCHIPELAGO are brazenly engaged in transgression and trespass – planting spies, growing and trailing over lines of division – Ian Bourn’s work Skirting (Version 1) is staging a subtle revolution. Situated in a room just off the main space, away … Continue reading

because you might as well make a world that sort of works…

because you might as well make a world that sort of works By Joanna Brown ARCHIPELAGO is an experiment in democracy; an attempt at crossing the ever increasing divides that exist in our culture. This is seen in the positioning of ARCHIPELAGO in a gallery which sits beside a children’s playground in a park. It … 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

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