Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Old Police Station, New Cross

This weekend (Saturday 28th February) sees the launch of a new art space in New Cross in a 1912 Police Station converted into gallery spaces and artist studios. The Old Police Station is at 114-116 Amersham Vale, SE14 (just right of the new police station).

The invite states: 'Laden with police processes and signage, the facility is an archeology of institutional structures with period rooms, cinematic prison cells, an old gym and operations yard. For the next 7 years, this architectural infrastructure will house 30 studios, multiple gallery and rehearsal rooms, independent project spaces, a potential residency programme, an on-line radio station - and a 'Members Club', the social hub of the building. Brought to you by Anthony Gross of temporarycontempoary [formerly based in the old Seager Distillery in Deptford], the Old Police Station is an artist-run project in the form of a 'do-it-yourself art centre' responding to the ever-increasing momentum of the local scene. It is an experimental cultural and economic model that aims at least for self-sufficiency'.

The launch party runs from 6 pm to 11 pm.

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