Current & Forthcoming Exhibitions at The Crypt Gallery

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21-30 July 2014


Eugene Macki

Opening times: Open daily 11am – 5pm
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MA Fine Art Graduate from Chelsea College of Art and Design, Eugene Macki, will spend one week in the Crypt Gallery developing new works in connection to the space. He will use the gallery as a working arena; the occurring and continuous change will allow the work to embody different moods and characteristics. The residency will conclude in a three-day exhibition from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 July. The gallery will be open throughout the residency; so visitors can see the work in progress before its final manifestation.

Macki is particularly interested in using materials found inside or around the area, so they have a history or a connection with the gallery. The focus of the project will be on site specificity, transformation and meditation. The space will be the subject matter for this project. The final exhibition will have materials such as documents, artefact's, sketches, models and photographs including a video performance.

About the Artist Eugene Macki completed his MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2011. Prior to that he studied BA Contemporary Fine Art and Philosophy from Sheffield Hallam University. Since graduating: “I have been making different types of artwork – from Sculpture, Painting, Installation and Performance. I am interested in the model of experience and this includes: characters, space (architecture), materials and the way things are connected, or the state of being connected. I always try to engage with the site in my work simply because I believe ‘non white cube’ spaces are extremely powerful, which makes it even more complex if the work is not strong enough or willing to compromise. My interest in site specificity allows me to consider the relationship between my work and everything else - or the positioning in connection to the architecture.”

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27-30 July 2014


A play directed by Amy Wicks

"One Can't Remain a Stranger All One's Life..."A man visits his childhood home after nearly two decades of living in another country.He meets his mother and sister who have been making a living by taking in lodgers, murdering them and stealing their money.The man expects to be welcomed back as a prodigal son, yet his sister and mother do not recognise him. The man does not reveal his identity and is treated as any other guest. The events which follow are absurdly dark with tragic consequences, closely observed by the curious manservant...

Written in occupied France, 1944, Albert Camus' 'Cross Purpose' is a deeply dark comedy which depicts Camus' pioneering absurdist philosophies through a intriguing yet oddly funny story.


Suzanna Hamilton Lucy Kilpatrick Haydn Whiteside Asha Reid Andrew Boxer

Director: Amy Wicks

Designer: Valentina Roccaforte

Sunday 27th July, 7pm Monday 28th July, 7pm Tuesday 29th July, 7pm Wednesday 30th July, 3pm & 7pm

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13-26 August 2014


This is a multi-sensory / site- specific exhibition where the architecture of The Crypt Gallery space and our relationship to it has inspired the artist to create immersive environments of light, sound, temperature, scent and air. This exhibition is part of the practice based PhD program, entitled “Beyond the Physical Threshold; Enfolding the Ontology and Operation of Immersive Spaces”, which is sponsored by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).

About the artist: Liana Psarologaki is a Greek architect and installation artist, living and working in the UK. Her broader research deals with spatial awareness, placement and perception concentrating on the immaterial qualities of space that inform on the physical, such as light and temperature. Predominantly interested in architecture as ‘site’ and ‘aylos topos’, she conceives and develops ephemeral installations in complex architectural surroundings that put the viewers’ consciousness and orientation under question. Liana is currently a Lecturer in Interior Design at the Architecture and 3D Design Division, SoTA, University of Northampton and a final year PhD scholar at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Canterbury. Her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis explores the dynamic collision of contemporary art and architecture in the form of site-specific installations and architectural interventions in space.