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Stockwell Depot 1967 – 79

Sam Cornish

  • 24th July - 12th September 2015
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Project Space, Heritage Gallery

Note: Exhibition opens Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm (closed Saturday 29 August).


Founded in 1967, Stockwell Depot heralded the emergence of the London artists’ studio movement and gained international recognition as a centre for abstraction in Britain. For over 25 years, this disused former brewery in south London functioned as a co-operative studio and exhibition space. Artists associated with the Depot – Roland Brener, Jennifer Durrant, David Evison, Katherine Gili, Peter Hide and Roelof Louw, amongst many others – held differing and often competing attitudes towards art. The ambitious work made and shown at the Depot tells the story of late modernism in Britain, tracing a period full of formal experimentation and critical debate.

The exhibition and associated publication have been made possible through the generous support of the following funders:

Arts Council England; Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (Publication Grant); Paul Mellon Centre (Curatorial Grant); Henry Moore Foundation; Ridinghouse; University of Greenwich

HMF-ACE-PM-S

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