Free admission to all exhibitions unless otherwise stated
In addition to exhibitions, The Crypt Gallery is available for hire for filming, photo shoots, events and book launches. We also offer the space for residencies, pop up exhibitions and events and performances with special rates for last minute bookings.
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24 August- 6 September 2015
Opening times: 24 August- 6 September 2015 11am - 6pm daily
Private view: Thursday 3 September 2015 4-7pm
A selection of work by Hannah Melvin, Ellie Tate, Elaine Graham
8-12 September 2015
THE DOMESTIC VEIL
Carol Quarini is a textile artist, researcher and consultant who makes and studies lace. She uses contemporary lace as a medium for conceptual practice. Some of her work is based on biological themes and she also creates works that re-read the domestic. Recent work has included site specific responses to buildings enclosing hidden memories.
Opening times: 8-12 September 2015 11 am to 4 pm daily
Private view: Thursday 10 September 2015 4-7 pm
18 September-3 October 2015
MALACHI FARRELL: DUCK AND COVER!
Opening times: 11-7pm Monday-Saturday
Private view: Thursday 17 September 2015 6-9pm
Please register for the private view here:
September 17th 5pm followed by Private View
September 18th 11am
September 19th 11am
Multisensory perception is amplified and intensified at Duck and Cover!
Malachi Farrell’s first solo exhibition in London at the Crypt Gallery this
autumn. The UK welcomes the radical Irish-French artist, whose large-scale
mechanical installations gained international recognition at the Centre
Georges Pompidou in Paris last year, with over 80,000 visitors attending
Farrell’s oeuvre is best translated as Gesamkunstwerk: a comprehensive
method of creating art through a synthesis of elements. At the Crypt
Gallery, Farrell’s large-scale kinetic installations explore the synergy
between light, sound, and movement. Each mechanical installation is robotic
in nature, offering an operatic performance that encompasses music,
theatre, and the visual arts. To aid in the narration of his dramatic
installations, Farrell seeks to form a connection between the viewer and
his works. He uses familiar and found materials to create sophisticated
technology, ultimately provoking the viewer to identify with the works and
become part of the theatrical adventure.
Now, Malachi Farrell’s artworks are being re-contextualised at the Crypt
Gallery – a space with an intense and dark history that served as a source
of inspiration for Farrell. The space, which was used as an air raid
shelter during both World Wars, is redefined as the stage for Farrell’s
eight larger-than-life machine installations. The interaction of the
historical space and Farrell’s contemporary installations gives the
exhibition a dual historical identity: one that commemorates the 70th
anniversary of the World War II and another that documents the present day.
About the Curators
Duck and Cover! is curated by three graduates of the Master of Letters in
Modern and Contemporary Art programme at Christie’s Education London:
Michael Bouhanna of France, Alexandra Mteini of Lebanon and Nivedita Poddar
of India. Having followed the remarkable development of Malachi Farrell’s
work in France, they are delighted to curate his first British show and
look forward to the witnessing the impact of his explosive and provocative
installations on a London audience.
Watch videos of Malachi Farrell's work on the Duck & Cover YouTube channel
13 - 17 November 2015
Opening times: 13 - 17 November
Private view: Friday 13 November 6-9pm
A multisensory exhibition incorporating light and sound with taxidermy, Harriet Hortons first solo show 'Sleep Subjects' explores the subject of animals and their dreams. Neon lights and sounds, scored by producer Rob Shields, create a dream like atmosphere, to represent the animals individual and collective REM.