Previous Exhibitions at The Crypt Gallery


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  20 - 21 Nov 2015


Open: 20-21 Nov 10am - 6pm

Private View 6-9pm Nov 19

Toys (Are Us) is an analysis of objects of play. Through the curation of new and existing works by an international cast of contemporary artists, this exhibition explores the impact toys and games have on human development, contemporary society and the environment. Installed within the historic maze-like Crypt Gallery in Euston, you’ll encounter a multidisciplinary survey of works that are also for sale.

Toys (Are Us) is an exhibition made by Kosha Hussain and co-curated by Chloé Dall’olio.


13 - 17 November 2015


Opening times: 13 - 17 November 11-7pm

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.



5 - 6 November 2015


Open: 5th November 2015, 6pm - 9pm 6th November 2015, 10am - 6pm

Private View 5-9pm Oct 29

Join us for the culmination of Lumen's Residency in Atina, Italy, during September 2015. The resident artists and exhibition have been curated by Louise Beer, Raymond Hemson and Melanie King. This residency was in collaboration with artist Natasha Sabatini.

The residency was focused on the themes of astronomy and light in order to examine and contextualise contemporary existence.

On this residency the artists had the opportunity to visit:

Campo Catino Observatory

The Montecassino Abbey

Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Local Atina Observatory with Paul Rufo


Exhibiting artists:

Naomi Avsec, Louise Beer, Molly Behagg, Samuel Brzeski, Alice Dunseath, Nettie Edwards, Jaden Hastings, Osheen Harruthoonyan, Raymond Hemson, Emilia Izquierdo, Elena Karakitsou, Melanie King, Claire Krouzecky, Peiwen Li, Mahal de Man, Yaz Norris, Lisa Pettibone, Marta Pinilla, Natasha Sabatini, Alice Serraino, Joshua Space, Eva Rudlinger, Sisetta Zappone, Qing Zhou


Oct 30 - Nov 1 2015


Open daily: Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

Private View 5-9pm Oct 29

Wimbledon MFA invite you to their interim show INDEX. In this site-specific exhibition, in the labyrinthine St Pancras Crypt gallery, the artists analyse the components of this infinite storehouse of information, and navigate its textual and visual clues.

The crypt gallery is a unique exhibition space in which time stands still in the presence of what has been and what is to come. It is a spiritual home and a hidden realm that INDEX guides the audience through.

By raising questions about our connection to space, place, and the unknown, INDEX begins to document part of the vast history of the crypt and the world at large, by creating for it an index.


17 - 25 October 2015


Open daily: Monday - Sunday 11am - 7pm

Private view: 6 - 9pm, 16 October

Associated with the Bloomsbury Festival 22 - 25 October

Disstemma, an ongoing series of collective exhibitions, facilitates the dialogue among artists working around a common theme, providing a platform for exhibiting in unusual contexts. Disstemma 7 is the latest incarnation of this series. It brings together artists who use connecting multi-layered logics, spatial and temporal positioning, disordered recognitions, and shifting standpoints between the natural, the synthetic and the virtual, in order to interrogate the relative reality of complex visual sensation.

For further information please contact:

Paul Abbott

Simon ODonovan


18 September-3 October 2015


Opening times: 11-7pm Monday-Saturday

Private view: Thursday 17 September 2015 6-9pm

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Artist’s Talks:

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 his exhibition.

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 HERE


8 - 10 October 2015


A site-specific promenade performance lasting approximately 50 minutes. Performance Slots: 7th October: 8pm 8th - 10th October : 1pm & 6pm & 8pm

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No latecomers to be admitted due to the promenade nature of the performance. We advise booking your ticket in advance as each slot is only open to approximately 20 people.

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Collide Theatre Presents:Sarah Kane's4.48 Psychosis

After a sold-out run in July, Collide debut production opens in the Crypt again!

***** 'A incredibly powerful production' - Plays To See

**** 'An absolutely brilliant performance... The written word is not enough to convey the power of being in the crypt with the play going on' - LondonTheatre1

'There is no benchmark I can offer, no relevant experience to relate it to, but in terms of pure stagecraft it is an excellent envisioning of a very difficult play, and an experience worth undertaking, even if only because it is different from anything else out there.' A Younger Theatre

Kane's final play is a raw and sincere landscape of the psychotic mind. It is a story about someone who desperately wanted to communicate, to be understood; to be seen a person and not an illness. 4.48 Psychosis allows us to observe the struggle of the self to remain intact and its inevitable fall.

Recreating an internal visual depiction of the human mind in turmoil. A barren space, or a mind which is full of potentiality at the same time. Exploring the fragmentation of self, the losing of borders that the psychotic mind experiences, the performance asks the audience to enter a subterranean labyrinth and encounter the complexity of the human memory and psyche in all of its terror and beauty.

We have created a world open to its audience, a theatre of deconstruction which invites us to enter a region of the mind most of us would hope never to see.

Enter the labyrinth, but remember: you will be able to exit but someone else will stay there, trapped forever.

Directed by Emily Louizou

Designed by Ileana Arnaoutou, Lily Has, Avra Alevropoulou

Music composed by David Denyer

Makeup design by Kira Amin

Assistant producer: Nicole Cyrier

Publicity assistant: Laura Warner

Company: Miranda Teed, Alisha Iyer, Helena Gadelha, Ioli Filippakopoulou, Cora Burridge, Clemence Roberts, Indre Kaftaniukaite



8-12 September 2015


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 6-9pm


24 August- 6 September 2015


Opening times: 24 August- 6 September 2015 11am - 6pm daily

Private view: Thursday 3 September 2015 6-9pm

A selection of work by Hannah Melvin, Ellie Tate, Elaine Graham

10-16 August 2015


Open 10-16 August 9-7pm daily Special Public Preview: 10 August Private view: 10 August 6.30-9pm

The Exhibition,'Ceaseless Ennui' is a showcase of work of London by London based artists. Where at first glance the City can seem faceless with its many generic supermarkets and coffee shops, we have chosen to take a closer look at the non-glorified aspects.

Painter- Lewis Hazelwood-Horner Hazelwood's work is concerned with the efficiency of the artist's practise, The paint is generously applied to the canvas but in using the primed surface as a pallet little is left to waste resulting in thick textured paintings. He has approached the theme of London based crafts with brauvura, showing key influences from 20th century painters like Sorolla and Zorn.

Photoprapher- Scareltt Pimlott-Brown. In 'Ceaseless Ennui' Scarlett brings sculptural influences to an installation of pinhole photographs shot around the Hoo (meaning: spur of land) in the Thames Estuary. A place of post-industrial decay and flat tidelands, boundaried on several sides by power stations, and in the physical, historic and fictional penumbral of London.

Recent work includes introducing crystal growth within emulsions to examine how the morphology of structural forms can be controlled by depositing additional silver salts selectively in particular dispersions, and shooting short films that play with time parallax and the peripheral vision, deferrals and collapses, where the other side of light: shadows and echoes, become visible.

Painter- Daniel Crossan Daniel Crossans art is a product from events in his everyday life, almost like a reaction to the people he meets on a daily basis. He recently graduated from The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design where gained a degree in Visual Communications.


31 July -3 August 2015


Open 31 July -3 August 10-6pm daily

Private view: 30 July 6.30-9pm

'Meeting Point'brings together the work of a group of contemporary artists who are each examining the relationships between concept, action, object and communication.

Locating their practices with in that matrix of concerns they arrive at outcomes which are at once intensely personal and deeply engaging. Working across assemblage and installation, BlueCurry's work with found objects examines our perceptions of self by bringing together seemingly disparate materials.

Mia Taylor's fascination with what is yet to be discovered in the space above us, andour potential human relationship, is the basis of a collection of pieces utilising water colour, perspex and sculpture.

Buildingon a practice founded insculpture, Ian Dawson questions the ideas surrounding authorship, by exploiting the ongoing technological revolution by using emerging processes such as 3D printing.

Returning to the overlooked, in order to bring what has previously beenlost into thelight, is the current focus of Nicola Thomas 'diverse work across film, print and performance.

Respondingto the endemic features of a space, Stephen Cooper reacts specifically to the exhibition environment producing paintings which consider the architecture in which they will besituate.

Weaved into the exhibition are Winchester and London based artists who share similar narratives across their diverse and multi-disciplinary practices.

The artist's featured have extensive experience incuration, for example Mia Taylor recently bought together fourteen international artists, including Mark AerialWaller and Sophie Rickett, to meditate on the act of gazing upwards in the show.


19-25 July 2015


Open 10-6pm daily Private view: 20 July 6-9pm

A showcase of the artists who staff Tate Modern- featuring an eclectic mix of painting, sculpture, photography and installation.


10-16 July 2015


Open 11-16 July 12-4pm daily Private view: 10 July 6-9pm

This exhibition showcases the work of the BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice students across the disciplines of Photography, Moving Image and Journalism. The students have explored, interrogated and re-imagined the world which they share in the projects on show. Each student has chosen their own direction which feeds directly into their aims and aspirations for the future. The staff have supported a wide range of projects and ideas, working alongside some very talented individuals as they engage in their specialist disciplines. Students from the BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice will go on to form the next generation of media professionals, with some continuing their education to MA and PGCE levels.


8-9 July 2015


Performance times: 8th and 9th July 2015 5.30pm 7.30pm

Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis

A raw and sincere landscape of the psychotic mind, a story about someone who desperately wanted to communicate, to be understood; to be seen a person and not as an illness. She allows us to observe the struggle of the self to remain intact and its inevitable fall.

Recreating an internal visual depiction of the human mind in turmoil. A barren space, or a mind which is full of potentiality at the same time. Exploring the fragmentation of self, the losing of borders that the psychotic mind experiences, the performance asks the audience to enter a subterranean labyrinth and encounter the complexity of the human memory, imagination and perception in all of its terror and beauty.

We have created a world open to its audience, a theatre of deconstruction which invites us to enter a region of the mind most of us would hope never to see.

Enter the labyrinth, but remember: you will be able to exit but someone else will stay in there, trapped forever.

A site-specific promenade performance lasting approximately 60 minutes.

8th and 9th July 2015 5.30pm 7.30pm

Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston

Directed by Emily Louizou Designed by Avra Alevropoulou, Ileana Arnaoutou, Eleni Bantra, Lily Has Music composition by David Denyer

A Collide Production


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30 June - 4 July 2015


opening times: 30 June - 3 July 2-7pm, Saturday 4 June 12-7.30pm

Private view: 2nd July 6-9pm

Pathways is an exhibition of six artists work from the City Lit Sculpture Course.

Suzanne Bridgewater, Ola Calka Heidi Ferid Angela Hodkinson Peter James Jennifer Winkler

The exhibition ranges from carving in marble, modelling in clay, wax and plaster to less conventional and experimental modes and methods. Constructions in bronze with steel wire, paint and plastic, assemblages in cardboard wax and paint, innovative casting and construction in cement, light reflecting sculptures made from cellophane.

During their course students have explored and tested themselves against each other and existing forms in order to define their individual responses. This exhibition shows their commitment to the production of a meaningful sculpture practice and is a representation of their chosen pathway through the complex of contemporary art.

17-28 June 2015


opening times: 10.30-6pm Monday- Saturday, Sunday 10.30-1pm

Private view: Saturday 20th June 6.30-8.30pm

R.P. Browne’s APEX, is an exhibition of the provocative recent work by the artist at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London in June and at The Library Lounge, Midtown Manhattan in December 1-18/12/2015. The artist promises to “flood the space with landscapes of the city swamp and portraits of its rulers”.

This show is the culmination of a three year project for the artist. Browne masters a figurative symbolism opened to a variety of interpretations, not the least political. He says APEX is “conceptually focused on the ever present drivers of power, dominance and hierarchy. The series reflect on the still, primordial core held underneath the evolved urban crust”. Such world is revealed employing skyscrapers, crocodiles, suits, snakes. New York and London, the financial (and art) markets of the world, come under scrutiny.

Rodrigo P. Browne only rarely shows work. Latest exhibitions include “The Regime” (December 2003, Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires), and “5sqm” (July 2008, The Back Loft, Dublin). OPENING DATES / TIMES at The Crypt Gallery: From Wednesday 17th June 2015 to Sunday 28th June 2015, every day from 10 am to 6.30 pm except Sundays- from 10 am to 1.30 pm. Private viewing Saturday 20th June from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. A Press event is proposed at The Shard, London and Europe’s man made APEX (date to be confirmed).


29-31 May 2015


opening times: 10-5pm Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May

Private View: 6-9pm Friday 29 May

An exhibition of mixed media and installation by Liam-sy Paquemar

'We Were There' is an exhibit project that highlights the meeting point between several worlds: the world of the night, a discotheque; an indigenous world, a world of cave paintings. This is a ritual approach to a contemporary reality whose constituent parts weave the genealogy of a mystic weft. A Sabbath where arrows of meaning reach the end of their trajectory. It plays with times, deploying a multitude of facets. It draws on memories, conjuring symbols of a distant past that is strangely familiar. This temporal distortion leaves fresh traces of a battle of our passions and our instincts- the door of a discotheque as a rite of passage, an invitation to join the tribe. This quest for identity is marked by the search for new experiences, embracing the horizon of our intimate perception. In this tiny theatre of ambition our movements break the rhythm and routine of this meticulous choreography. Actor of this primitive dawn, we are both predator and prey in this interior world.


25-27 May 2015


opening times: 26 May 10-6pm, 27 May 10-3pm

Private view: 25 May 6-9pm

A group show by Chelsea College of Art 1st yrs, 2nd yrs and MA students



15 - 21 May 2015


Private view Thursday 14 May 6-9pm

Special Evening Opening Friday 15 May 6-9pm

opening hours: 12pm -6pm daily - Closed on Sunday May 17th

Saturday May 16th - Children's Creative Coding Workshops at 1pm 2pm and 3pm, £5 per ticket


Digital Art Seminar on May 14th from 2pm Details here:


Now in it's fourth year, The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges.

Lumen's 2014/15 tour opened at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff before moving to the brand-new Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales. It was then installed in the beautiful Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens in the month of November, followed by a show at the NYIT's Auditorium on Broadway in New York City. Lumen opened at Amsterdam's Art 'otel's Gallery 5 & 33 on January 9th and ran to the end of the month. The London show will open on May 14 at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston and run to May 22.

The Lumen Prize Exhibition is installed on large-scale screens, PCs, and high-definition projectors at all of its venues. Many works are also shown in print form or as interactive displays. At each venue, the Lumen exhibition supports local and international charities as well as engages with audiences and artists through symposia, seminars, and similar educational outreach. It aims to share the curation of its shows with art collleges and to collaborate with local artists through 'open call' events wherever possible.


6-10 May 2015


opening times: 11-5pm daily

Private view: 6 May 6-8.30pm

13 contemporary artists, 13 highly skilled craftsmen, 1 extraordinary collaborative exhibition inspired by the overarching theme of the inaugural London Craft Week; 'London's Hidden Craft', MAKE / CREATE will feature 13 craft scholars from Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and 13 fine artists, selected by Griffin Gallery, in dialogue with each other. The spirit of the exhibition lies in the desire to demonstrate the contemporary nature of craft, and the craft involved in contemporary art - changing perceptions of both. The selected craftsmen and artists were placed in pairs by a judging panel that included Julia Robinson of QEST, Becca Pelly-Fry, Director of Griffin Gallery, Rebecca Byrne, Events Manager of Griffin Gallery, Steve Macleod, photographer and Director of Metro Imaging, and Richard Edwards, Visual Arts and Craft Lead for Arts Council England.

Craftspeople/Artists: Scott Benefield / Rachel Wickremer Trevor Cain / Nicola Dale Carréducker / Rosie Munro Kerr Steve Cook / Evy Jokhova Cordaelia Craine / Anneli Holmstrom Daniel Durnin / Lucy Dore Aidan Gray / Susan Fletcher Margaret Jones / Jake Abrams James Kirby / Anne Parfitt Rosanna Martin / Gill Newton Alan Moore / Eliza Bennett Mia Sarosi / Heidi Sincuba Melissa White / Chantal Powell


3 May 2015


Emerging artists from Kensington and Chelsea College’s Higher National Diploma in Fine Art.

10 budding artists will take over the Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, to stage their exclusive end of year show, 'The Cryptic Ten' for one day only.

The iconic gallery will be the backdrop for a stunning collection of installation artwork including paintings and sculptures. The atmospheric underground arches and alcoves in the gallery will provide each artist a chance to work within a unique architectural space, exploring their own unique themes.

'The Cryptic Ten' is free to attend and is open to the public on Sunday May 3rd - 10am-6pm, with a special artists' seminar exploring the work on show from 2-4pm.

The exclusive exhibition will officially open with a Private View at the gallery on Saturday May 2nd, 6pm-9pm, where guests can meet the artists behind the work.


22-29 April 2015


An exhibition of Italian art

I AM NOT SUPERSTITIOUS In this multi-media exhibition, artists will challenge their personal interpretation of one of the cultural, religious and most personal beliefs: Superstition 'I am Not Superstitious' is one of a series of exhibitions which began in Italy in 2012. Each year the events present artists challenging themselves on a variety of themes. The first heats of the 2014 event begin in Italy, Tuscany, culminating in the winning artists exhibiting London in 2015.

18-19 April 2015


Private View - April 17th: 6-9pm

Opening times: April 18th 10am-6pm and April 19th 10am-4pm

Velocity:11 will exhibit the work of 11 artists, working in various different medias and scales they have created works that compel their audience to rethink the world they see around them; through an exploration of nature, human interaction and manipulation of the world. Each individual poses a their own unique stance on humanity and mortality. Ultimately creating an exhibition that aims to exercise the inquisitive mind of all who enter so that they may leave with a heightened sense of purpose and curiosity.

Rachel Kinsman, Lana Petrovska, Olivia Haller, Jolene Durante, Lauren Adams, Ingrid Barber, Charlotte Rosa Potter, Rob Miller, Marianne Carlens, Layla Josephine, Maxi Taylor.


26 March 2015


This exhibition is only open to the public for the evening of the private view

Private View - 26th March - 6-9pm

An exhibition of recent works from The Slade School of Fine Art Join us for music, bread and wine - served only to discover sights of woe Works by Felix Bahret Ginte Barzdaityte Sarah Batey Shayna Fonseka Simone Kennedy Doig Ben Mousley Nina Porter Lara Smithson Jerusha West Music Geoff Hazelton-Swales Curated by Shayna Fonseka & Jerusha West

13-22 March 2015


opening hours: 11-1Pm/3-6pm SET UP OPEN TO PUBLIC, FRIDAY 13TH MARCH 10AM-6PM

Chelsea College of Art

Exhibitors: Gudrun Adrion (D), Benito Aguzzoli (I), Aleksandr Aksinin (RUS), Livia Balu (RO), Alan Brain (UK), Diego Burigotto (I), Agnese Cabano (I), Luigi Cervone (I), Venere Chillemi (I), Solveig Cogliani (I), Susana Diaz Rivera (MEX), Marianne Emmenegger (D), Claudio Giulianelli (I), Carlo Guidetti (I), GUIKNI (MEX-I), Andreas Hafner (CH), Stefan Havadi-Nagy (D), Francia Iñiguez (E), Natasha Kimstatch (NOR), Mauro Martin (I), Mattia Mascagni (I), Roberta Moresco (I), Patrizio Mugnaini (I), Gaby Muhr (A), Päivyt Niemeläinen (FI), Antoinette Pallesi (F), Marie Perrakis (GR), Siegfried Pichler (D), Andrea Pierus (A), Yajaira M. Pirela (VE-I), Gianmario Quagliotto (I), Elvio Ricca (CH), Gabriele Schuller (D), Fiorenzo Senese (I), Sue Skitt (UK), Alejandrina Solares (DO), Josefina Temín (MEX), Gianna Tibaldi (I), Burçin Ünal (TR), Felizitas Wermes (MEX), Ersoy Yilmaz (TR) - +44 (0)7916 283989/+39 3286735752




10-11 March 2015


Opening times: 10 March 6-9pm, 11 March 10am-12pm

Chelsea College of Art

Not Set In Stone presents a diverse group of ten London based artists concerned with a variety of themes such as space, intervention, theatre, iconography and materiality. Subtle connections are drawn between a wide spectrum of practises including painting, video, sound, and sculpture, yet a broadly individualistic approach taken by each of the artists will make use of the Crypt’s maze-like structure, drawing the viewer into several different temporary worlds.

Exhibitors: Alice Parker, Flora Duley, Rachel Egan, Tin Chi Cahn, Stella Kaloudi Androulaki, Alex Upton, Zhaoxie Guo, Nikoleta Martjanova, Kengyuan Qiu, Eunsul Lee, Ekaterina Luzgina, Stefan Parshin




1-7 March 2015


1-8 March 2015

This initiative aims to bring Artists from all over the world working in painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and video installations visual installation, to the attention of London's contemporary art scene.

QueenArtStudio is an Italian based collective run by Maria Grazia Todaro.




23-27 February 2015

THE CAT IS ALIVE- THE CAT IS DEAD: Articulating quantum physics through art

Opening Times: 23-27 February 2015 Daily 12.00-7pm

Private View: Tuesday 24 Feb 6.30-9pm

MA students from the Royal College of Art’s Space Program blur the edges of science and art in a project which started in Oxford University science labs and ends in The Crypt gallery with quantum interactions rendered in new physical, spatial, multi-sensory and experiential forms.


19 February 2015


Opening Times: 19 February 2015 Daily 12.30-6.30pm

Private View: 5.30-9pm 19 February 2015

Milk and Cookies Gallery Presents: Psychedelic Tumbleweed Highlighted by Saatchi Online as ‘One to watch’, Super Future Kid boasts a wealth of potential in her young and exciting career. The exhibition Psychedelic Tumbleweed presents a series of works in which the artist playfully manipulates the settings of the famous Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960's to explore themes of psychedelia and its influence upon mainstream culture of the era. Whilst the role of the cowboy in the Western movies of the 60's contradicted the popular perception of the hero’s morals and quickly became an iconic figure, the American counterculture of the period similarly broke through mainstream ideology, shaping the stance of many established political, social and spiritual sentiments, taking influence from psychedelic states of consciousness. The counterculture was an act of freedom and expression on the part of the youth exercising their views. In typical Super Future Kid fashion, this expression of youthfulness and freedom is conveyed both charmingly and effortlessly through the seemingly illogical juxtaposition of images. However, their manifestation highlights a significant bridging of the sub-cultural and the mainstream.


19-21 December 2014

LUMEN: To Bring Heaven to Earth

Opening Times: 19th - 21st December 2014 11-5pm

Private View: 18th December 2014 6-9pm

Lumen are an art collective based in London. They explore themes of astronomy and light, and will be exhibiting works in selected churches around the UK. This show to marks the beginning of a collaboration with the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) in a unique art project to inspire a dialogue around how humanity understands our existence.

Lumen unites churches across the country in a single Installation through matching the location of the churches selected to take part with a Constellation - the arrangement of the buildings on the ground matching the pattern of the stars in the sky. This resulting gestalt could possibly be the biggest single art installation ever in Britain, exhibiting paintings, photography, projections, sculpture and site-specific work all exploring the theme of Space, Science and Art.

Artists exhibiting:

Louise Beer, Joel Chernin, Melanie King, Chris Hatherill, John Hooper, Jaden Hastings, Douglas Benford, Veronica Gudmundson, Anthony Carr, Andres Pantoja, Constanza Isaza Martinez,




15 November - 14 December 2014


Open 15 November - 14 December

Mon-Sat 11am-7pm / Sun 12-5pm

Private View: Friday 14 November 6-8.30pm

Koen Vanmechelen is a conceptual artist who explores the social function of art. For over 20 years he has been making mixed media work around a central theme of diversity, immunity and fertility. By approaching his subject laterally he has been able to make significant discoveries about genetics which have not been reached through conventional scientific practice.

The artists new exhibition in London springboards from his ongoing project The Cosmopolitan Chicken, in which he uses the chicken as a universal metaphor. By crossbreeding roosters and hens from around the globe he reflects the benefits of a diverse gene pool. Over the past 15 years Vanmechelen has cross-bred 18 generations of chickens from as many nations, proving emphatically that greater genetic diversity results in increased fertility and stronger immune systems.

In the evocative, labyrinthine tunnels of the 200 year old crypt of St. Pancras Church, Darwin's Dream, reflects on the artists discoveries through works in a multitude of media. Curated by Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts and James Putnam, the exhibition features a living 'jungle' and a miniature lake at its centre and includes performance video, photography and sculpture in glass. The genetic lineage throughout the generations of the cosmopolitan chickens is illustrated in a family tree and larger than life-size photographic portraits of the parents and their offspring, presented alongside specimens of the different generations preserved in taxidermy.




7-9 November 2014


Open: 7-9 November

Opening times: 11-6pm

Private view:6 November 6-9pm

Featuring Artists from Wimbledon MFA:

Siobhan Beaton, Sepideh Behbehani, Hilde Bloch, Adam Burbidge, María Fernanda Calderón, Inés Cámara Leret, Jon Clair, Jasmir Creed, Elizabeth Curtin, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Courtney Heather, Elizabeth Jardine, Sana Khan, William Lake, ChiaShan Lee, Lin, Chun-yu Liu, Megan Macarte, Elefheria Macha, Rosie Munro Kerr, Julia Lee Norris, Heather Norris-Jones, Ella Phillips, Charlotte Piper, Anastasia Russa, Natasha Sabatini, Hollie Slaughter, Nell Sully, Shiyu Wang, Mu (Echo) Zhang, Xinyue (Moon) Zhang, Camille Zurcher

Below the surface of Euston Road, St Pancras Church conceals a crypt. Through the years the Crypt has imagined itself as a refuge, elite burial ground, resting place and site for spectacle. You are entering a liminal space where memory, light & dark collide; where identities merge & the past is re-imagined. In conversation with the Crypt, 32 artists have produced several new site responsive works.

Experience this living archive, where transient moments linger and unlikely shrines inhabit the space. Join us on 6th November at 6pm for an exhibition of performance, sound, installation, paintings, drawing, video & sculpture.

23 October- 2 November 2014


23 October- 2 November 2014

Lotta Bjork (SWE), Monika Bostrom (SWE), Naemi Bure (SWE), Maria Bylund (SWE), Kenneth Engblom (SWE), Lars Eriksson (SWE), Goran Gustavsson (SWE), Lars J:son Nutti (SWE), Lisa Leander Ahlgren, Julia Kniazeva (RUS), Dieter Kunz (AUT), Tiia Kulv (EST), Helle Lohmus (EST), Anna Litvinova (EST), Anita Magnusson (SWE), Tomas Nilson (SWE), Pepe Perera (ESP), Sandra Pihlak (EST), Agneta Pihlstrom (SWE), Peter Sherman (GBR), Lara Simonof (UKR), Lill Sjostrom (SWE), Kajsa Stamenkovic (SWE), Merike Sule-Trubert (EST), Anna-Karin Wetzig (SWE)

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14-19 October 2014


14-19 October

Open 11-6pm Tuesday - Sunday

Private View: Tuesday 14 October 6-9pm

This show takes it lead from the 100 year anniversary since the outbreak of The Great War, which will be marked nationally in 2014 and will broadly look at why we still have wars and what we have learnt in the last 100 years. Why as human beings we still permit wars to occur, what is the driving force ultimately behind war and who is responsible. Is it our intrinsic human nature? 100 years ago the horrors of war were largely hidden until after the event, but today with our access to multimedia 24/7 this is harder to do, yet.........we still permit wars to carry on, the world over. It is telling that Plato was reported to have said, 'Only the dead know an end to war'.


Alex J Wood, Annette Slim, Blanka Horakova, Christine White, Gill Smith, Irene Hammond, Jo Cockle, Lee Coyne, Mary Campbell


2-12 October 2014


2-12 October

Mandy Webb's first solo London exhibition is being held in the atmospheric venue of The Crypt Gallery at St Pancras. A progression of sometimes colourful, dark and unique pieces.... A collection of work that documents a decade of her life living with HIV. The artist has previously exhibited as a Selected Artist for Pallant House, a finalist at Degree art in Vyner Street and exhibited regularly with Debut Contemporary in Nottinghill. Mandy invites you along to her preview night, supported by friend and Patron of the Sussex Beacon, Ann Mitchell. The Sussex Beacon, an Organisation working with HIV Positive people in Brighton. The distinguished and awarding actor, Ann Mitchell has kindly offered to meet and greet visitors especially. There will also be live entertainment and refreshments to welcome you all. Some visitors will also have the opportunity to receive collectible pieces from Mandy's collection.
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23-28 September 2014


Open 23-28 September

11-6pm Tuesday - Sunday

Private View: Tuesday 23 September 6-8.30pm

List of artists Morfydd Ransom-Hall Lara Bartosz Crow Dillon-Parkin Ale Dini Virginie Gilardin Sezan Mourat-Sansom Karen Piddington Inga Street Jean Stockwell Louise Sunnucks Jana Valencic


20-21 September 2014


The Passing Fables & Comparative Readings Archive is the product of three years’ practice-based PhD research at Kingston University by The Wildgoose Memorial Library’s Keeper, Jane Wildgoose. Offering opportunities for comparative study, Passing Fables & Comparative Readings focuses on the late nineteenth century: when human skulls were collected in great numbers for comparative anatomical and anthropological research in museums, while in wider society the fashion for incorporating human hair into mourning artefacts became ubiquitous following the death of Prince Albert (1819-1861).

Transforming the Crypt Gallery into a Reading Room, Jane Wildgoose presents nineteenth century documentary material collected from letters, diaries, catalogues, and hairworkers’ manuals, together with examples of Victorian mourning culture from The Wildgoose Memorial Library collection.

At the heart of the Archive a new hairwork wreath takes up temporary residence in the gallery, briefly sharing the final home of the 557 parishioners of St Pancras who were laid to rest there between 1822-1854. The wreath has been devised as a work in progress, and made as a commemorative tribute to the many “lost but not forgotten” individuals whose mortal remains were removed from colonial burial sites and hospitals during the late nineteenth century, to be objectified as scientific specimens on the shelves of metropolitan museums.

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1-14 September 2014


Yves Berger Michael Broughton Martin Chitty Jeremy Clarke Paola Volpato

To include the book launch of 'Spatiamentum' by Jeremy Clarke


13-26 August 2014


Open Tuesday - Sunday 12-6pm

Private View: Thursday 14 August 6-8.30pm

Cryptopology is Liana Psarologaki’s first London based solo show. The Crypt of St. Pancras Parish Church is transformed into an omni-sensorial immersive experience. The artwork invites the visitors into a maze of sensory engagement with an intention to evoke un-patterned feelings and create intimate experiences. Light, sound, scent, temperature and airflow create different thresholds and enclosures in space inviting the visitor to explore, engage and respond. CRYPTOPOLOGY is a project supported by UCA, INTERREG IVA (as part of the Recreate project) Research & Enterprise Program and The University of Northampton.

About Interreg and Recreate Initiated in 2011, Recreate is a network of organisations in France and England that share a common maritime border: the Channel. Selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVA France (Channel) ­ England, co-funded by the ERDF, Recreate aims to encourage common citizenship and identity, and increase a sense of belonging to the cross-border area. University for the Creative Arts is a partner organisation of the Recreate project. Recreate concentrates on economic development and regeneration of urban town centres by transforming disused building into workspaces for the creative and cultural industries. Through a range of initiatives such as mentoring and networking, it aims establish and support individuals and small businesses from the creative industries.

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Liana Psarologaki is an architect, installation artist and PhD Scholar at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Canterbury. Her doctoral project is entitled Beyond the Physical Threshold: Enfolding the Ontology of Immersive Experience and investigates the poetics of site-reliant immersion as an intense lived event that transcends the phenomenal. Her broader research interests include aesthetics of contemporary installation art, empiricism, post-structuralism theories on space and site-specificity. She has recently published a chapter in New Spatial Approaches: New Techniques and Theory in Contemporary Arts (DAKAM, 2014). Liana Psarologaki is currently a Lecturer in Interior Design at the Architecture and 3D Design Division School of the Arts University of Northampton UK.
21-30 July 2014


Eugene Macki

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


19 July 2014

Something Happening For Kids

Opening times: Saturday 19 July 2014, 10am – 5pm

A whole day festival of exploring dance for families On Saturday 19 July Something Happening For Kids family event returns to Dance UK member The Place situated opposite St Pancras Church on Duke’s Road. The one-day festival offers all sorts of dance activities; with things to watch, things to do, places to relax, eat and drink, so climb on board this whirlwind tour of dance for under 10s and their families.

Dance will take over The Place building with contemporary Morris Dancing in the theatre and other activities throughout the day. And you will also explore the St Pancras Church Crypt through the delightful ‘sound hunt’ in search of The Minotail’s missing voice. Other activities include a performance by the Windibops, experts in flatulence science, the bouncy-castle-tastic Dancing on air workshop, improvisation workshop with Rick Nodine, mission dance; a secret agent’s dance adventure and so much more.

All activities are suitable for families and all children under 10.

Tickets are £8 and £28 for a family of four.

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8-12 July 2014


ShoShoShow captures the objects and energies of artists on the City Lit Sculpture Course at a two year point.

Throughout this two year period the students have committed themselves to developing their individual practice of sculpture as a continuous dialogue with contemporary life through the history, language and making of objects.

Keeping the question of what is sculpture at the forefront of a vibrant workshop community these artists evolve an ever expanding fieldwork, pushing the bounds of fundamental human relationships with object making, space and being. Materials commonplace and hallowed are reformed, space captured, activated, delineated and set free, objects mass, hide, separate, interact and breed, our lives inner, outer, personal and political are expressed, perhaps concealed, mirrored, but we are all invited and provoked to participate, flee, laugh and reflect as we thread our way through a laboratory of 'thing'.

ShoShoShow a labyrinth of idea, object and event presents a vital investigative journey by a group of sculptors for whom the definition of sculpture is never closed.

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2-6 July 2014


Catching the Eye: an exhibition by a group of artists practicing painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media. Each artist has traveled their own path; a journey of challenges, experiments and exploration. Experiences are absorbed, ideas are developed; a gradual process of meaning and making by each artist. The group welcome you to the cavernous corridors of the Crypt Gallery and encourage you to take a closer look at the variety of artwork that will catch your eye.

The artists taking part: Roger Adams Jenny Bush Brian Cox Rydal Hanbury Nick Hazzard Stephanie Herbert Margaret Payne Claire Pinney Wendy Roberts Jane Stothert Julia Tester Tony Tester Non Worrall

24 - 29 June 2014


9th June 2014, the BA (Hons) Creative Media Degree students from Northbrook College are displaying their work for the last time as undergraduates in a week-long exhibition in Londons wonderful Crypt Gallery, NW1 2BA.

The Photographers, Videographers and Journalists have hand selected their most innovative and intriguing pieces of work, yet the hard work has only just begun. Northbrook College BA (Hons) Creative Media Course is affiliated and validated by the University of Brighton.

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For more info on the show, exhibitors and course contact: Hamish Kilburn

2-6 July 2014


Opening times: Open Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June 9am-6pm
Private view: Thursday 19 June, 6pm-9pm

Black & BLUE is pleased to present ILLUMINATIONS, a rad- ical new exhibition showing at The Crypt Gallery, London, from the 19th - 21st June. The exhibition explores textual art through a variety of different media; sculpture, photography, film, painting, ceramics, textiles and works on paper. It presents pieces by 21 artists working internationally.

The work explores the volatile boundary between image and text and the haunting quality of their interplay. Viewers will be taken on a journey through the labyrinthine crypt, engaging with art that is difficult, thought-provoking, lyrical, myriad and often heartbreaking. Themes explored include memory, identity, the shapes and patterns of language, and how we visualize stories.

Featured artists include ROBERT MONTGOMERY and JULIUS KALAMARZ. Robert works in a variety of media: public billboards, fire-poems, light-pieces, and watercolours. His work comes from a situationist tradition and engages with 21st century consumerism through spectacular romantic poetry. His art has been exhibited in various group shows and solo exhibitions internationally. Julius works in mixed media and collage. His work explores themes such as love, revolution, correspondence, and the way language and visual culture decontextualize and destabilize each other.

Alongside Julius and Robert are nineteen other established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of fields, from childrens illustration, to filmmaking, fashion, and paper-cutting. We are happy that a number of the exhibiting artists are only recently graduating from art school.

The exhibition is in homage to the generous and groundbreaking spirit of the visionary poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827), whose lines are being reinterpreted by UK typographers, especially for ILLUMINATIONS.

For more information on the show and artists please contact Frideswide ONeill:

11 - 17 June 2014


Contemporary Fine Art presents is pleased to announce pART3/3, a group show in The Crypt, one of Londons best kept secrets. The collective of fifteen emerging artists from University of Portsmouths BA course will be showcasing its work for a week in June at this atmospheric venue, just a stones throw from Euston station.

The diverse nature of the work, from performance to photography, sculpture and printing will ensure there will be surprises around every corner of this historic, labyrinthine vault.

George Michels, from the curation team said: I am very excited to be pulling together all our work in this special venue - its the culmination of three years of creativity, and it will be an honour to bring our show to London.

The Crypt Gallery was recently featured on Time Out website uncovering Londons Hidden Art Galleries and the group is aiming to continue the venues practice of hosting intriguing contemporary art shows as part of their ongoing programme of curated exhibitions.

CFA Presents were the contributors and organisers of last years Albert Road Trail - an ambitious art crawl exhibiting work in the premises of local businesses in the popular independent shopping street in Southsea, Hampshire. The innovative show was recognised by The News (Portsmouth) Guide Awards in the Best Exhibition category.

pART3/3 will be a showcase of varied and exciting new work allowing the artists particular genres to converge in the stunning setting of a Grade 1 listed building.

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For more information on the show and course please contact: Lou Bliss (Project Manager), CFA, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DJ. Telephone: 07941 890908 Email:

7 - 9 June 2014


Ten years of DigitalArts graduates from the BA(hons)Digital arts course at Kingston College.

Our students can be found working on Hollywood movies, in television and media in Soho, as web designers at Sky and other international brands, as product design and architectural visualisers, as senior designers at graphics agencies and running their own film production companies.

We are thrilled to be showing the degree student work in a truly inspiring space in the bare crypt of a n 18th century church in central London, next door to Euston Station. The space will light up with the glow of student work on screens, in projections, in installations and in prints.

Decahedron? A polyhedron is a multifaceted 3d solid. Deca? its our tenth degree show!

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London - the art is a consciousness tool, a reflection close to meditation where picture and sculpture are like an interior prayer.

On Tuesday 20th May 2014 from 6pm in the Crypt Gallery of St. Pancras Church in London, Jelmoni Studio Gallery open the exhibition Secret Works. This visual art exhibition is the culmination of several projects which have taken place over a long period and will now be seen by the public for the first time. With this exhibition we want to bring to London the spirit of our activities - explains the director of Jelmoni Studio, Elena Jelmoni.

Established in 1995, Jelmoni Studio Gallery works to valorize the contemporary art, specialising in exhibiting young artists. Before 2015, for our 20th anniversary, we return in UK with a conviction: We want to reveal the secrets, that are difficult to represent with simple, abstract works. Beyond visual art, Secret Works tries to valorise the writing.

The private view, Tuesday 20 May at 6.30pm, will also see the launch of a new book by Italian writer Rosario Pipolo (The Star Watcher). There will be a special short talk and reading by Rosario Pipolo of an extract of his book: “The last snowfall at Manor Farm”. The English version of the book will be available on Amazon (free download) from the 20 May.


16 - 18 May 2014


An Exhibition of Prints Using Memories and Images of Past Lives by Jody Little.

London, 1946. A family come together to celebrate a wedding. It is a joyous occasion and the first gathering since the end of the war. It is, however, marked by absence. People cannot help but remember friends and relatives not lucky enough to return home from the fighting, both from the recent war but also the Great War almost a generation ago.

Using a variety of printmaking techniques, The Gathering examines loss and remembrance and considers how the past influences and forges our identities in the present.

The Artist: Jody Little is a recent graduate from Camberwell College of Arts, London, with an MA in Printmaking. He previously studied History and Classics before following a career in the city. Originally from Scotland he now works and lives in London.


9-11 May

For three days in May artists from Kensington and Chelsea Colleges nationally renowned Higher Education Fine Art courses will be taking over the Crypt Gallery to stage their end of year show, Hidden. The gallery will form the backdrop for a stunning collection of installation artwork including painting, sculpture and digital art. The labyrinth of atmospheric nooks and crannies at the gallery provides each artist with the chance to work within a unique architectural space, exploring their own unique themes.


1-4 May 2014

Opening times: Thurs/Sat 12-6pm and Sun 12-5pm

An artwork has the power to express more than it depicts; it can transform elements of the everyday into a force that affects space and inspires all those who see it to question the existence of themselves and the world around them.

We seek to integrate our work within the unique setting of the crypt. Here, underneath the city--in the darkness, the depths--in this array of chambers we seek to re-evaluate our practice, and invite the public to experience our transition.

We are a group of fifteen early career artists living and working across London, coalescing in the Crypt to contrast our work, exploring the physicality of materials, concepts of humanity and ways of seeing. Originally from all four corners of the globe, this exhibition represents graduates from Wimbledon College of Art, Goldsmiths, Chelsea, and Westminster University.

23 - 26 April 2014


The latest collection of works by Ed Mpisaunga. Ed is a painter and illustrator from Zimbabwe living and working in London.

Ed's fascination with the universe and the invisible curtain that separates us from life's mysteries is the theme symbolising his work.

Growing up in Zimbabwe, the variety of forms and colours in nature fine-tuned his understanding of colours and the magic that is the life that we are immersed in.

30 April - 4 May 2014

2 - 7 April 2014

'Splintered Instant' is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by painter Daniel Rushforth and woodsculptor Joachim Seitfucem. In this exhibition you will see these two unique artists and their inimitable work in London for the first time.

Daniel Rushforth, is a Bath-based painter, working in oil and acrylic. He creates work focusing on abstraction and ambiguity, for people seeking insight, meaning and narrative through pictures. He begins by painting terrains until resemblances and patterns are formed which match a certain mood or tone.

Photographs stumbled upon, found or given, lend their forms to figures bringing relationships and conceptual baggage with them. These characters exist as a snapshot, a locus for a story. They appear to match the temperaments and disposition of the surface; some pictures touch on themes such as contemplation, isolation, solitude, and apathy. The process of working with paint is the most important aspect of his work.

Joachim Seitfudem was born in Bavaria, South Germany and started professionally sculpturing at the young age of 15. In 2008 he was announced Winner of the Championship of Wood Sculpture in Southern Germany. He has been based in Bristol since 2012, exhibiting in galleries nationally as well as internationally.

In his work Joachim loves to fathom the unreal and the dream-like, as well as the depth of the unconscious, and to dilate via the fantasy, absurdism and especially the melancholy.

His works stimulate melancholic thoughts and show the viewer the importance of living in the now. As a viewer, your mind marvels at the complex scenes before you - so much going on and so much symbolism intertwined in the beautiful ingenuity of Joachim's work.

His sculptures are mostly mounted in deep, dark frames, which give the viewer a sense that the sculptures live in their own world, undisturbed by the goings on around them.

19 - 29 March 2014

Art Café London is pleased to announce Vanity Unfair, an art exhibition showcasing 30 Italian artists and their interpretation of vanity for March 2014.

On the wave of the success obtained in Italy, Art Café London brings this international event to London in the striking neoclassical venue of the Crypt Galley in St Pancras.

Vanity Unfair wants to represent the vanity in all its shapes and contradictions, investigating from its iconic to its social ambivalence. Considered as a form of self-idolatry and an intense belief in yourself that valorises the best you, and from which none of us can be told to be immune, vanity represents the engine of our actions, our attitudes, or an unconscious demand for self and social recognition. This immodest Narcissus silently inhabiting our souls makes us also deeply annoyed by the others vanity or even presumption of being able to play an unfairly game, for which the rules are only applied to others and not to ourselves.

In this edition of the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art with the motto "When the material regenerated itself like art", we would like to give our winning artists of the Italian edition the new task of interpreting and vanity using their creativity and sensitivity to unravel all its ambiguity in the contemporary society.

Through expression, meaning, and the use of all types of material Vanity Unfair wants to amuse its public with a variegated selection of art, painting, photos, installations, and music performances exalting the different artists' connotations of vanity.

Despite Vanity may be an unfair companion, Art Café London will fairly host Desperate Artwives contributing to their social purposes, and Greo Photo with his special performance Vanity Chair Experience, involving the spectator for an unconventional experience.

For further press information and images, please contact: Valentina De Vincenti | Press Officer Art Café London | +44 (0) 7513677882

Nadia Spita | Event Manager Art Café London | +44 (0) 7974364413

About Art Café London:
Art Cafe London organises pop-up art events and exhibitions featuring emerging and established artists in London and Italy. We work with local and international Art Galleries offering several locations in town and exhibition spaces. We also host our branded Art events, fashion shows and product launches.

Vanity Unfair Exhibition is supported by Italian Institutions: Tuscany Region, Pisa Province, City of Pisa, University of Pisa, SpA Navicelli of Pisa, Confcommercio of Pisa, Pisa Fondation. Media Partner: ArteIn

27 February - 2 March 2014

Artists: Karina Akopyan, Alma Bakiaj, Susan Beattie, Vera Bohl, Susie Calvert,
Mona Choo, Valentin Dommanget, Andy Flett, Kelise Franclemont, Jing Hu,
Jonathan Kelham, Charlotte Wendy Law, Lingbo Liu, Mary McFerran, Eric Nofzinger, Alexandra Pace, Boris Raux, Teresa Braula Reis, Benjamin Renoux, Hans Richter, Mehmet Ulusahin

Live In Your Dreams! is an exhibition that invites the participating artists to reimagine the Crypt of St Pancras Church as the site of a collective dream. As much as the city resembles a restless subject obsessed with rational efficacy and unfaltering productivity, this subterranean labyrinth, built in 1822 and concealed under one of the busiest neighbourhoods of London, makes room for irrationality and imagination, reversing the order of above. In his 1958 book The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard puts forth the crypt as the foremost metaphor for the space of our darkest fantasies and strangest reveries, tying the unconscious to the poetry of depth.

Responding to the image of the oneiric vault, participating artists have appropriated the place and filled it with dreams, which they represent in their diverse languages - painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, sound, photography, video, music, writing and performance. Ranging from raw extract of dream memories to lateral analysis of the unconscious process, the variety of strategies reflects a manifold relationship between dreaming and artistic practice. Some of the artists celebrate the immediate newness produced by the unconscious' protean forces so dear to the Surrealists, and open the fields of phantasmagoria, nightmare, day-dreaming and hallucination. Others address the very attempt to grasp the elusive and fleeting substance of dreams - whether their own, the Other's, or those shared across the social sphere. A creative act by nature, this approach revolves around issues of translating, archiving or even manipulating dreams.

In the words of the artists, "By engaging with the many ways dreams nurture artistic work, the exhibition aims to explore the artist's status as, in turns, a dreamer, a poet, an analyst, a visionary, a loony." It hopes to show that the dialogue between art and unconscious remains a playful and inexhaustible terrain.

Curator: Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro

5 - 8 December 2013

Encrypt brings together ten artists, both established and emerging, for a multi-disciplinary art show.

Artists include: Georgia Wisbey, Desmond Zeederberg, Annie Goliath,
Claire Levinson-Gendler, Jonathan Greet, Gee Vaucher, Jane Woollatt, Miguel Ivorra, Veronica Shimanovskaya, Jenni Bea

26 November - 1 December 2013

An exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures by Philip Firsov

A presentation of sketches and large scale narrative paintings that reference art history and European travels that are composed of amassed characters and places that spiral into a diary of images.

19 - 24 November 2013

pick up in life, then grow
Artists: Ann Lin Chao, Carolyn Macleod, Chi Ching Lai, Corrie Yim,
Debra Lorraines Grant, Dominique Goodwin, Hao Xu, Khris Riva, Yu Lin Liew,
Shu Wei Haung, Tua Sirakowit, Xiaohui Feng, Yen An Chen, Yi Hsin Chen, Yuan Zhu Li, Yuka Kikumoto, Yu Wen Chien, Zhao Shuang

The Dandelion Exhibition has been developed by the artistic talents of a group of artists and designers who come from a variety of different nationalities, therefore bringing with them a whole range of backgrounds. As we pass through life, experiences and memories impact how we grow, not just as people, but also in our creativity. It is this first step in the creative process that has resulted in unique works, just like the seeds from the dandelion that fly through the wind until they eventually fall down to a fertile soil, and then patiently wait as they develop until they are prepared to burst forth into the world above the ground.

25 October - 16 November 2013

Jon Baker, Zil Hoque, Linda Lieberman, Guillermo Monroy, Andy Stewart Collide - To come together with violent, direct impact

A collision of five international artists, sharing the same space, detonates an exhibition of individual multi-media artworks.

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5 - 20 October 2013

an art practice as a way of looking
The exhibition is located a 5-minutes' walk from the Frieze Art Fair, in Central London during Frieze Week. Julie Caves' first major solo exhibition presents work from the past two years, celebrating beauty and its many juxtapositions: work and play, nature and synthesis, life and death. Housed in the peaceful and contemplative 19th century Crypt Gallery in Kings Cross, Caves has sensitively curated a largely site specific show comprising of Colourist painting, sculpture and installation.

What are you looking at?
The artist peers at you on a huge scale, an intriguing look, wondering who you might be, and why you're here at all. This close cropped self-portrait mirrors how you might feel about this show, huge eyes full of Curiosity. This show is all about that fascinating conundrum that will endlessly be debated in pubs and cafes all around the world: what is art?

Art, to Julie Caves, is all around us. There's a fine line between a work of art and the art of nature, and she is constantly walking the tightrope between the two. This is most notably seen in her large window paintings, where she has created a series of works of views through windows, either panes in view so the window is quite apparent, and in other compositions no pane is shown so the work resembles and references traditional landscape painting. Reminiscent of Gary Hume's enamel Door Paintings from the mid-90s, instead of confronting us with a barrier to a world beyond, Caves' windows invite us to explore that same world, and realise it really is quite beautiful. An installation composed of frosted glass and obscured plant pots behind express the same celebration of the world in which we live; "I looked out a friend's window into the garden and the effect of the dimpled glass and the objects beyond looked like an impressionist painting." So why shouldn't it be brought into the gallery and be called art?

Similarly, why are you not a work of art? Julie Caves says you are, in the interactive piece 'The Third Colour', where she invites participants to have colour applied to them and be documented for an artists' book. The piece expresses the artist's belief that we are all blank canvases and that our experiences colour our identities. This belief extends and manifests itself visually in the participation of this piece, which aims to celebrate ourselves as works of beauty.

Other concerns within Caves' practice intrinsically revolve around juxtapositions of life and death, and work and play. Each of her large scale abstract paintings (for which she is best known) are a record of a process carried out by the artist; set rules and decisions are established to start a painting (much like the invention of a new game), and devised as a means of creating pathways into explorations of colour and texture. As the process plays out for a time, the rules fall away and intuition takes over, and although Caves has no fixed idea of how each painting will look at the end of the creative excursion, she knows when the painting is completed. Titles such as 'Queen's Knees' or 'Blood Blister' refer to what the paintings resemble but the real meaning and depth in this work lies in its process and the performance that once occurred behind the closed studio doors.

In other alcoves within this intriguing exhibition space, Caves has responded directly to the Crypt; this peaceful resting place underground. Her visual eulogy to the deceased is particularly profound; pillow cases like spirits exiting this world are suspended among tombstones, the effect is like a shaft of light that also alludes to lives lived, personalities, conversations, blood pulsating. It reminds that that the very essence of life is transient and precious, and its passing is equally beautiful. The main corridor is decorated with small egg tempera panels encased as if modern day icons, except rather than images that command worship these are quiet, contemplative, incidental observations of everyday life. They quietly request us to slow down and appreciate the world, and that, ultimately, is the role of art according to Julie Caves.

25 September - 2 October 2013

Chieko Harms-Aoki, Donna Barnett, Angela Conway, Titus Davies, Michael Delaney, H. Camilla Freeman, Caroline Halliday, El Jordan, Anna Kiff, Nikolai Kozin,
Elizabeth Porter, A. Banu C. Schmid, Alex Stewart, Joanna Pawlowska

Opposite another centre of mass transit, how do you cross Euston road up here anyway with the juggernauts coursing through every damned minute, not to mention the dust, the noise - it's perilous. Is there greater safety, greater quiet, down there?

Fathom this:
Eschewing panic or ardent struggle, 14 artists navigate and drift through the irresistible flows lurking beneath beguiling still surfaces, to their dissipation.

30 August - 8 September 2013

In this Place, In this Time is an exhibition featuring the collaboration, but individual work of five artists, from three parts of the world, the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan.

The participating artists share their concerns and questions of time, place, nature and how human beings interact with these elements. They are hence drawn to this fascinating place, the Crypt, which recalls the senses of memory and our deep contemplation of human existence and history.

Each of the artists has a different background and works in a variety of media and forms, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and installation. They have their own stories to tell on the mutual theme, but their ways of expression in art vary. They hope to explore their own art further, whilst collaborating and communicating with each other. It is also important for them to share their stories, emotions and concepts through art, and to offer their insights to viewers and the outside world.

About the Artists:
Aki Moriuchi, previously a potter/ceramicist, recently changed her approach to art, now working in various genres including painting, drawing, printmaking and mixed media. She is always intrigued by the passage of time and her curiosity about life in general leads her to search for how this essence interacts with human existence. Nonetheless, this question may not even appear clearly in her abstract work, as she would rather have it remain ambiguous so that viewers perceive it through their own insights. She has also been researching a particular Native American culture and history, travelling to the significant lands in North America over nearly two decades, which have quietly influenced her work.

Bruce Hucko participates in this exhibition from Moab, Utah, USA, with his photographs of 'Anasazi Ruins', the ancient cliff dwellings remaining in the South West regions of the United States. He is a photographer, author, art educator and radio producer. His work focuses largely on art, indigenous life and the environment. The landscape of American West and the relationship with people, community, communication, are his primary themes. All his work involves the continuum of human expression. He says that the making of a photograph is like having a good conversation with a new or old lasting friend. He views photography as a life practice, a way of being.

Most of Kenji Yamada's work is connected to place and his sense of belonging to the community and the environment. Born in Niigata, Japan, he now lives and works in London and Tokyo. His work ranges from architecture, photography and installation to the land itself. He takes an ethnological approach by collaborating with local people and sometimes participating in the old rituals of specific communities. Working physically and actively in natural habitats and with the people living there inspires and infuses his work.

Michi Suzuki, born in Japan and now living and working in London, is a ceramics artist who produces functional and sculptural objects, as well as site-specific installations. Her aesthetics is informed by her interest in forms and patterns in the natural world, particularly botanical objects reminiscent of human lives. Inspired by her experience of living in a multicultural society, she is interested in reconnection with her own background and creates installations with ceramics/clay that represent her cultural references - her identity.

London born Sam Wibberley creates objects in many different disciplines and genres with close attention to details and their functions. Sometimes he finds the method in making art and artefacts is the work itself, and the repetitive process, as a core factor, leads him to achieve the aesthetics of the object and also a sense of completion. It is essential for the majority of his work that the objects are to be finished by hand. He values everyday objects as having a timeless utilitarian beauty.

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19 - 23 August 2013

This exhibition was initiated by a group of artists who are currently doing their MA fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design and a recent graduate with a mission to connect each individual artist to explore the relationship and potential language amid their work, especially outside the framework of art education.

The exhibition, taking place from 19-23 August, occurs 2 weeks before the Chelsea College of Art MA degree show with the intention to investigate a possibility, a potential, a hidden message that happens from the superimposing and juxtaposing of the two shows. In other words this is the exploration of the relationship between work produced and being produced, work unframed and framed by an institution in order to discover the dialogue that could occur in between them.

Can the language of external structure support or does it undo the internal? It is an attempt to investigate works that arise from a stable structural environment yet disseminate within the flux of the public gallery discourse. Can such an occurrence resonate back to the upcoming work/show that will take place within the institution itself?

According to its definition "Superimpose" suggests a layer of structures between covered and un-covered, that is it implies the historical context of the crypt gallery as a former burial ground and a shelter in World War II, the underground world that exists as a parallel yet hidden beneath the surface of the earth.

Additionally, there are 3 subcontexts within the exhibition, which constitute and co-exist within the show. That is to say, it is a form of structural overlapping, overlaying and superimposing each other: private/public, local/foreign, exposure/concealment, presence/absence, life/death etc...

The 3 subcontexts are as follows:

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. - Albert Einstein
'Solitude' is another name for the fate of human beings. In postmodern society (if there is such a thing), we are ultimately all alone in any senses. To parody Descartes, we feel solitary, therefore, we need each other. Solitude does not mean a situation that one has no connection with others and society. Solitude has a potential to foster the imaginative ability, feed the mind, and give the opportunity to be true to oneself. In other words, solitude itself has no good-or-bad value. How can art, its visual, representative, and conceptual power, face solitude in its own way?
Artists: Joonki Kim, Bo Hyoung Lee, Leekyu, Yunah Park, Sung Rim Park

Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you? - Ralph Ellison, 'Invisible Man'
'Subterranean' according to a dictionary means 'beneath the surface of the earth'. What is 'beneath the surface of the earth'? What if we open up? There is a lot of oppression in society. Hidden narratives come from everywhere on condition that we have a sensitivity to discover them. They are always on the watch for an opportunity to go out over ground and tell us about something concealed from our eyes. Subterranean - being hidden, covered over, as opposed to the Superterranean, the surface of the earth itself which also implies a connection to the crypt, a former burial ground and a world war shelter. Here art and artists work their way around to fathom/imply/reveal such riddles.
Artists: Panachai Chaijirarat, Hoon Choi, Jihee Heo, Han Byul Kang,Yuki Kondo, Hiroki Yamamoto

Why is there something rather than nothing? - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
We often regard the word 'scarcity' as negative. However, art aims to regard something negative in a positive way, and to find a new value in it because, so long as it exists, it has some value. In that sense, art is the exploration of the question: 'why is there something rather than nothing?' To continuously investigate something negative is an impossible question because it ceaselessly casts doubt on everything that we take as a matter of course and questions its legitimacy. That is venturing through void, negative space, scar and absence in order to challenge the presence itself. Artists: Chara-Styliani Drandaki, Li-Tzu Hsu, Kaoru Ishikawa, Jong Eun Lee, Na Young Lee, Miran Park, Ayşegül Wilde

8 - 15 August 2013

An installation of sculptures and paintings by Katie Thornton.

In this show there will be a series of spaces for you to inhabit - a conversation between colour, object and space.

Come, see, experience and explore.

There will be a selection of photographs and momentos for sale.

1 - 4 August 2013

An exhibition of work by Jihee Kim

Alpha Art Association is delighted to announce an exhibition of new works by Jihee Kim (b.1983, South Korea). Entitled Daytime Sleepwalking, this is Kim's first solo exhibition in UK.

In the exhibition, Kim desires to re-illuminate her intimate engagement with the notion of introspection, which has always given an impetus to her creative activities. The works presented here are based on her self-reflection and explore the artist's primary inspiration on the theme of female identity however, this time Kim further develops her craft in more sophisticated and vibrant way of presenting.

For the exhibition, under the conceptual exhibition title Daytime Sleepwalking, Jihee Kim presents her series Sleepless Nights, Impossible Anxiety and two hair drawing series, titled Stalker and Show Me Your Love. Like a somnambulist walking, surrounded by a large crowd on the street in daytime, Kim's secretive fantasies involving her insatiable aspiration encounter audiences throughout the exhibition. At the show, viewers can experience the feeling of enjoyment to sneak a peek at her covert diary, even cathartic from the uncomfortable tension not just between the artist and the viewer, but also between the viewer and his or her cheeky inner-self.

In the two series of Sleepless Nights and Impossible Anxiety, Kim brings abandoned English books to her new creative medium. Both series stands on her emotional detachment from English language and culture, especially in Sleepless Nights, she transforms obscure and meaningless English books into her private diaries by simply putting personally engaged images inside. Impossible Anxiety series is characterized by pop up images of groups of female paper dolls on the books. It implies Kim's scepticism on the third women's contorted pursuing of westernized standard of beauty and Kim's concern for women's invisible double torture of westernization and male-centred consumption society.

Hair drawing series, Stalker (small paper drawings) and Show Me Your Love (large size roll paper drawings) present the artist's unquenchable thirst for absolute beauty and continuous anguish over aesthetic criteria defining the female identity at the same time. Women in Kim's drawings are only featured by their hair styles and other elements of their appearances do not have any impact on their existence. The definition of absolute beauty is constantly deferred by hidden faces, and the conviction of impossibility ironically stimulates the viewer's curiosity.

Jihee Kim, born 1983 in Seoul, South Korea, lives and works in London, UK. She received a BFA and an MFA in Dept of Painting at Dong-Guk University, Seoul, Korea and now she is undertaking a MFA at Goldsmiths College, London, UK. Recent Group shows include: Off the s{h}elf, Stockwell Studios, London(2012), Works on Paper, GX gallery, London(2012), Art Warehouse, JE SUIS gallery, Seoul(2013). Her work is included in many prominent South Korean public collections such as The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea and Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul.

TALK EVENT: The Bluest Eyes, (Thinking of You, Beautiful)
Friday 2 August, 5-6pm
Venue: Korean Cultural Centre, 1-3 Strand, London, Greater London WC2N 5BW

Artist Jihee Kim in conversation with Sylvia Lahav (an Associate Lecturer at ICCE in Goldsmiths College, University of London) & JW Stella (an independent curator and a director of JW STELLA Arts Collectives) about the prominent theme of female identity reflected on her art works.

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25 - 27 July 2013

Artists: Nina Thomas and Aaron Kay

Both artists explore memories or histories that are lost, displaced or forgotten.

Nina Thomas examines the histories of the garden, both actual and imagined and the work that was performed in these spaces. Her work employs a range of media, to explore a fragmentary and fractured approach to storytelling.

Aaron Kay explores the fascination he held with electric-imaging devices as a child; his work invites the audience to allow themselves to experience the magic and wonder often lost during adulthood.

Saturday 20 July 2013

a fun day of dance for all the family
Organised by The Place, this brilliant day of dance fun is dedicated to their younger audience (under 10s). It is an opportunity for parents and children to delve into sensory activities, dance workshops and enjoy watching and making movement together. After the huge success of Something Happening For Kids in the past two years, The Place is curating a programme more varied and exciting than ever. Expect poetic robots, unusual ballerinas, an installation by Fevered Sleep, activities for dance explorers, digital dance by Nic Sandiland and so much more.

The Minotail by Giuliana Majo & Patrick Furness (35 mins)
Embark on this interactive subterranean journey through different sounding environments enriched by a theatrical "sound hunt" as a map, a golden thread and a sleeping monster will inspire children and carers to explore the different alcoves, nooks and crannies of the St Pancras Church crypt.
10am, 11.15am, 1pm, 2.30pm or 4pm

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10 - 14 July 2013

Artists: Beverly Ayling-Smith, Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini

'The Fabric of Memory' showcases the work of three textile PhD students who consider fabric as a holder of memory.

Beverly Ayling-Smith examines the emotional states of mourning and melancholia. Her research explores how cloth can be used in contemporary art to connect with the mourning of the viewer and to facilitate a continuation of the resolution of that mourning. Gail Baxter considers the influence of lacunae on the understanding of archives. She actively seeks out absent or concealed social, economic, political and personal histories that lie within the material of the archive in order to re-read and reinvigorate the archive.

Carol Quarini references the idea of buildings and cloth containing hidden memories that eventually overwhelm their site of containment and are revealed.

2 - 6 July 2013

Breaking Bounds brings together diverse work from sixteen artists from the City Lit Sculpture Course: Catherine Borowski, Norman Brown, Peter Brown, Angela Hodkinson, John Withers, Suzan Keen, Sarah Heenan, Aleksandra Calka, Kate Theodore,
David Taylor, Roz Evans Flagg, Suzanne Bridgewater, Emerald Mosley, Peter Abrahams, Diane Hurd, Hilda Ellis.

Each artist has 'broken bounds' in their individual practice in the sense of exploring and inventing through their practice. Ideas are generated and reworked, exchanged and reformed. The term Sculpture is explored to its fullest.

Work ranges from the kinetic and 'tongue in cheek' to the deeply personal and emotive. From the structural and abstract, to explorations of the figure; personal and political themes intertwine.

The exhibition will present one large group work: 'Breaking Bounds', as well as individual works in multiple media, plaster and steel, cardboard, paper and found materials, plastics and cloth.

The emphasis is on exploration and a group commitment to a meaningful sculpture practice.

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7 - 26 June 2013

Britain's most seductive sculpture exhibition comes to London for the first time.

onform sculpture, which began life in the Cotswolds in 2002 and has since grown into one of Britain's most acclaimed stone sculpture exhibitions, comes to the capital for the first time this June. The atmospheric setting for onform london is the Crypt Gallery, a subterranean art space underneath St Pancras Church, Euston. It is a place of ancient stone and shadowy recesses, a perfect setting to stumble across artistic treasure.

Showcasing both established and new sculpting talent, onform london is exhibiting more than fifty sculptures using stone sourced from all over the world. Sizes range from small desk-top pieces to much larger outdoor works. All sculptures are for sale and prices start at £500. Admission is free.

Unusually, the exhibition encourages visitors to touch the sculptures, allowing them to enjoy the shape and texture of the work with their hands as well as their eyes. In another onform touch, several of the sculptors will be in the Crypt each day allowing visitors the chance to talk to them about their work.

This is the first time that onform has exhibited in London but it comes with impeccable credentials. Since the summer of 2002, it has taken place every two years at Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire and is curated by Rosie Pearson and Anna Greenacre. Following its extraordinarily successful run there during the summer of 2012 where it defied both weather and recession, Anna Greenacre decided the time was right for onform to explore a more urban setting as well.

onform london was inspired by the success of onform sculpture which began in 2002 and takes place biennially at Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire. The next onform at Asthall Manor will take place from June to July 2014.

Sculptors exhibiting:
Peter Brooke-Ball, Katusha Bull, Aly Brown, Frederic Chevarin, Luke Dickinson,
Simon Hitchens, Jonathan Loxley, Bridget McCrum, William Peers,
Peter Randall-Page, Jordi Raga Frances, Julian Rena, Rachel Schwalm, Sarah Smith, Guy Stevens, Anthony Turner Lucy Unwin, Paul Vanstone, Dominic Welch

Types of stone
The sculptors carve their work using a rich variety of stone including dark grey Kilkenny limestone, honey coloured calcite, Italian blue alabaster, red sandstone, grey-white Carrara marble, granite, perodite, chlorite, lotus, onyx, travertine and other stone sourced from all over the world.

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23 - 29 May 2013

A group exhibition by twenty-five London-based artists:
Jaye Cook, Andrew Wyatt, Chris Browne, Maria Christoforatou, Gerald Mcaree, Rose Cleary,
Iwona Cislo, Maria Juchnowska, Sabrina Kaici, Lewis Jones, Dave Keeping, Catherine Harrison, Elizabeth Wheeler, Emma Donnelly, Myura Amaranath, Pawel Jaskulski,
Ludmila Bebjakova, Zohra Lopez Milian, Paula Hillis, Amber Black, Max Reeves,
Alexey Moskvin, Pandora Ryan, Ilana Levine and Ignacio Miranda.

Alongside the pursuit of our own creative practices, ranging from sculpture to photography, from painting to film, as well as other forms, we all work for the internationally-known, Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries.

The exhibition will showcase the outcomes of our explorations and interpretations of the theme flesh in relation to our own practice. The result is an exciting mix of work that will challenge and excite the audience. An eclectic, cornucopia of personal responses to flesh, unified by the exhibition space.

15 - 21 May 2013

Artists - Chris Spencer, Helen Wilson, Marian Murphy, Miriam Weaver, Janette Bright,
Rebecca Herbert

When six artists decided to join together for an exhibition at the Crypt Gallery of St Pancras Church, they turned to the architecture of the building for inspiration. Built in the Greek revival style in the early nineteenth century, one of the church's most iconic features is the caryatids that are set above the entrance to the burial vault on the side of the facade. The caryatids are often thought to symbolise the goddess Artemis, and from this the title of the exhibition Seeking Artemis was born.

Chris Spencer has set off on a search to explore the symbolic connections between the female and the sea. Using felt and mixed media she has created hangings and three dimensional works to explore the roles that women take on throughout their lives, combining this with natural imagery and innate awareness of symbolism the individual often has hidden deep within.

For Miriam Weaver it was the idea of strong women that inspired her. There are many women throughout history and into the present day whose strength is seen in a supporting role much as the caryatids support the fabric of the church. Using modern quilting techniques she has created a set of images to honour such women.

Prompted by the architecture of the church Marian Murphy, was inspired by the fact that the crypt is still populated. She was particularly moved by the idea that these souls are now "putting down their burdens" to lie beneath the church and her mixed media images of figures are seen both appearing and disappearing into plaster walls.

Artemis as the huntress combined with modern ideas about body image has been the inspiration behind the work of photographer Rebecca Herbert. Staged in the natural setting of the hunter, images combine woodland with fashionable objects of desire.

For Helen Wilson it was the inspiration of one woman, Angela Burdett-Coutts, who has been her starting point. As a wealthy, philanthropist Burdett-Coutts was behind many charitable schemes. She was known as the 'Queen of the Poor'. Her charitable giving extended to numerous and varied causes, including education, housing and the setting up of animal charities. A friend of Florence Nightingale and Charles Dickens, many aspects of her life have been translated into pieces that combine watercolour, print, stitch and collage.

The Foundling Hospital and the lives of those who used its services two hundred years ago has been a theme of research behind the work of Janette Bright for many years. In her installation she has concentrated on the mother's role exploring some of the reasons why the Foundling Hospital became a place of safety for their children in a world very different from our own.

The six artists have come together in the hope that this dynamic exhibition shows how from the same starting point many facets of life, (and even death), can be discovered.

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1 - 11 May 2013

Participating Artists: Dick Barnard, Nicky Callaby, Kim Logan, Debbie Lyddon, Laura Pymer, Heather Wadsworth

Our memories define us and are dependent upon how we bring together the fragments of the past. Acts of memory are about entering reflective space and recalling ourselves and others, places and emotions, through time.

Reflective Space showcases recent dynamic and experimental work by a group of six artists who explore the influence of memory on their practice. It will feature work in a range of media, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media and textiles and seeks to demonstrate how each artist utilises these processes to bring together fragments of the past.

19 - 27 April 2013

The second edition of the New Wave Photography exhibition is brought to London by United Creativity, an organisation representing emerging contemporary photographers from Central and Eastern Europe. Following the success of the 2012 edition, this year's exhibition recognises the rise of contemporary photography from the CEE region. From 19th to 27th April the Crypt Gallery in London will host 12 artists, exhibiting fine art photography from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Surrealism, minimalist landscape, classical nude photography, gum print, lomography and digital montage demonstrate the diversity of the work on display.

United Creativity is committed to selling affordable art both at their exhibitions and through their on line gallery. Represented artists are provided with a platform to exhibit their work and to excel at the beginning of their careers. All works on display are limited edition prints, selling up to a maximum 30 images per photograph and represent a strong collectors value. The prices which range from £120 make fine art photography accessible for all who wish to add to their private collections or work spaces. New Wave Photography introduces art enthusiasts to contemporary photography, providing visitors with an opportunity to purchase within the gallery space.

The Crypt Gallery, situated in the historic catacombs of St.Pancras Church, proves to be a perfectly contrasting venue for this vibrant exhibition. The photographs on display satisfy and confound expectations of Eastern European photography, demonstrating ideas that are both experimental and highly ambitious.

After the London event, New Wave Photography will move to Krakow where the exhibition will continue from 13th June - 29th July 2013.
For more information visit the website: www.unitedcreativity

Surrealism figures strongly at this exhibition with striking work from Hungarian artist Sarolta Bán. Her photographs show dream-like narratives through a series of digital montages. Sarolta has exhibited extensively throughout Japan, Luxembourg and Hungary and was recognised as 2011's 'Best Young Talent' by Elle Magazine.

Benedek Bognar's photographs epitomise the experimental spirit of the exhibition. His series 'Interrogation' was created using a baggage inspection device. The X-ray images suggest an intriguing narrative through a number of incriminating objects. The work draws inspiration from the painting 'The Seven Deadly Sins' by Hieronymus Bosch.

Slovakian photographer, Zoltan Bekefy is another artist who draws inspiration from classical imagery, yet he manages to transform his grande landscapes into contemporary minimalist scenes. His adopted home in Ireland is the source of inspiration, photographing subtle black and white landscapes of turbulent seas and dramatic headlands.

Maciej Boksa is originally from Kielce, Poland. He graduated from the School of Creative Photography in Krakow. He creates abstract forms, focusing on enigma, reflection and contrast. His series, "Doors of Perception" (2010-2013) is an example of macro graphics. 'The photographs are intended to guide the viewer into an alternative perception of reality. While they try to imitate the beauty of dreamlike visions, they create a new dimension of imagination. It takes the viewer into a microscopic world - elusive and ethereal, imperceptible in everyday life.'

Martin Hruška, originally from Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic is showing a collection of his marine life photographs. 'Underwater photography is the only way that a diver can share his experiences under the surface with others. These pictures were taken at different coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. Schools of fish, Turtles, Stingrays, Angelfish are only small part of this colourful underwater world'. Martin has been photographing wildlife and landscapes since 2005.

Lucie Jestrabikova's photographs have been created by using her body to create fascinating abstract compositions. Digital techniques in photoshop have allowed her to combine two of her artistic skills: 'My photography is more like painting than photography. Like a painter I use the movement of my body to make strokes and create the pictures. Then in post-production I have created the final compositions'. Lucie studied New Media at the Institute of Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. She works with a variety of media including photography, video, performance, painting and drawing.

Reka Koti explores the creative boundaries of Lomography (an analogue technique, inspired by the effects of the Lomo Kompakt Automat camera). Her series 'Driftwoods' shows influences from fashion photography and figurative painting. Her work has featured in American Iconology and at the Pecha Kucha exhibition, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest.

Slovakian artist, Veronika Otepková proves that digital photography can be both innovative and classically beautiful. She draws most of her inspiration from historical events and poetry. Despite her traditional inclinations she is undaunted by the possibilities of digital manipulation. Her use of textures and tone mapping creates an oil paint surface on which she composes her images.

Despite the wealth of digital mastery on display there is also some refined traditional techniques on offer, including work by Polish photographer Przemysław Kuciński. He uses a 19th century handmade technique called gum print to create black and white nude images. By using a combination of chemicals a gum, paint-like surface is produced. The original images were developed on canvas. "All That I Love is not only a title of the series, it also refers to the whole process of producing the work."

Pawel Piotrowski's digital series Jasność absolutna was developed over a three year period. The photographs represent an epic perspective of art, philosophy, psychology and religion. 'The main inspiration for me was the natural processes and spirituality at every level of existence. Only after some time I realised how much I was consumed by the work. I realised how deeply it reflects my inner state.'

Karel Vojkovský specialises in studio based nude photography. Originally from Frýdek-Místek in the Czech Republic, he has worked for the last 10 years as a professional photographer in Prague. His intent to study the 'dynamic extent of the human body' has pushed his models to the limits. 'I see the human body as a machine, enabling me to consider forms from a different point of view, not looking for sexuality and desire rather perceiving them as a tool of my creativity. I know that everybody is unique. I'm fascinated by human movement and the grace of shapes.' Karel has exhibited throughout Europe in Croatia, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic and has recently received the gold award at the 7th International Salon photography competition in the Ukraine.

Miroslav Zselinsky's series In Bloom, depicts a kaleidoscopic world of dead, withered flowers. 'The appearing forms encourage the viewer to make associations. On the other hand, the pictures were inspired by flowers, which used to be vivid, but later withered and are reborn as new, organic forms.' Practising as a photographer and graphic designer, Miroslav, originally from Slovakia, is now based in Budapest. His work has been shown at several solo and group exhibitions in Hungary, Slovakia, Italy and Belgium. He is a member of the Studio of Young Photographers.

Curators: Maria Loades, Edward Loades

Sponsors: Vertus,, Loades EcoPark, Szymon Gostyński Law Firm, Reklamex,

Supporting Institutions: The Royal Photographic Society, Polish Cultural Institute, Czech Centre, Embassy of Slovak Republic in London, Balassi Institute- Hungarian Cultural Centre, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design.

Media Partners: GUP, Silvershotz, Flash Art, Aesthetica, Image in Progress, F-Stop Magazine,
DE Magazine, ePhotoZine, Camera Obscura, Art Guide East.

4 - 13 April 2013

A new installation by Canadian based, new media pioneers Alan Dunning and Paul Woodrow. The ex-Einstein's Brain Project duo explores the crypt beneath St Pancras Church.

The space is illuminated by a radiant form generated from ambient sound. Video captured by cameras operating at the limits of their capacities, and struggling to resolve images in the dimly lit space, are analysed using state of the art pattern recognition algorithms to populate the Crypt with images and sounds from a dreaming, hallucinating machine.

Alan Dunning and Paul Woodrow have been working in collaboration since 1996 and have produced electronic and computational installations, performances and texts that have been seen and read worldwide.

Using Damassio's idea of identity as a moment-to-moment construction, Metzinger's notions of the phenomenal self, and Guattari's grasp that the technical object cannot be limited to its materiality, the work of the Alan Dunning and Paul Woodrow suggests that the world is increasingly populated by entities that are manifestations of the energy flows of a new electro-biotechnical space, spawned from the perturbations of bodies in motion. Set free from the constraints of time and space, from the territorialisation of both mind and matter, these are considered as atemporal and aspatial beings existing in a nether world at the intersection of material and being. Electro-technical reproduction has changed the nature of images that occupy new media spaces. Moving from pareidolic imagining towards a new symbiosis between man and machine in which the pareiodolic act is modified and amplified by the interpolative acts of a machine, images are detached from matter, increasingly non-indexical, and, significantly, auto-indexical.

This echoes what Brian Winston has called technologies of seeing: Digitalization destroys the photographic image as evidence of anything except the process of digitalization. The physicality of the plastic material represented in any photographic image can no longer be guaranteed. For documentary to survive the widespread diffusion of such technology depends on removing its claim on the real. There is no alternative.

Some years ago Dunning and Woodrow imagined a series of bodies in an attempt to identify presences that inhabited the energy fields that we engineered. Briefly these were: the Conscious Body (a body linked to consciousness, the awareness of both the external and internal functioning that can be felt, sensed, and expressed through non-verbal feelings), the Absent Body (a virtual body that must be consciously and repeatedly reanimated to maintain its purchase in a virtual world), the Active Body (a point in space from which emanates events and forces that ripple through and alter the immediate and distant environment), the Mnemonic Body (a repository for memory and events), and the Amplified Body (the body projected into the world, as the processes of the body are made visible and audible).

What at the time seemed all too fanciful and insubstantial now seems too physical, too lodged in earlier conceptions of matter, and need be replaced by conceptual entities even less rooted in the physical world, and even more situated within the electro-biotechnical medium that is deterritorialised matter.

This medium contains only flows and charges. Positive and negative moments that cause undifferentiated matter to move to new locations, and potentially form pattern. Always in flux, the medium pulses into new arrangements faster or slower than can be perceived. The electro-biotechnical medium cannot contain either fixed or indexical moments. Given this what kinds of entities can possibly exist within the medium?

This was exhibition was made possible through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L'an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l'art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

22 - 27 March 2013

No Heroics, Please brings together the work of four artists in a group show.
Anneli Holmström, Jessie Makinson, Emma Pratt, and Kadie Salmon produce varied and often contrasting works of art, but they are united by their interest in narrative and story-telling, and how these qualities or references are manifested in visual art. If a picture tells a thousand words then an exhibition has the potential to be something of an essay; however in creating an environment of pictures, imagery and visual provocation, context and sequence become crucial to interpretation and understanding. To think of art as language and to allow form and colour to tell a story is a beginning, but even if a single image can be quantified as just a thousand words, then the translation of each word allows for variation and exponential mutation of the artist's story in their uptake, keeping the ending fluid in a way that a final page, falling curtain or rolling credit cannot be.

9 - 14 March 2013

Sweet'Art collective presents
'#1' A show in aid of international women's day

Exhibiting artists: Alice Cunningham, Ali Webb, Angela Morris-Winmill, Claire Rye, Christine Gonzalez,
Charlotte Elliston, Charlotte Meddings, Connie Sides,Corrina Eastwood, Dagmar Rieger, Danielle Hodson,
Elspeth Scott, Fiona Wylie, Gavin Round, Helen Gorrill, Jessika Wahls, Jerome Beresford, Jo Dennis, Joanna Layla,
Juni Ross, Laura Jean Healey, Laura Harvey Leoncia Flynn, Lucy Sparrow, Leena McCall, Lyndsay Martin, Mangham & Lindsay, Maya Wild, Mourl Ferryman, Ng'endo Mukii,Nicholas Brown, Nat Norton, Raine Kenny, Roseanne Artisan,
Salit Krac, Sara Abbott, Shara Hayz, Victoria Coster,Yannick Perichon, Zahava Hanan

Founded by Charlotte Meddings and Corrina Eastwood, two women who have a wealth of experience working in the arts for many years, Sweet'Art has decided to launch as a collective with a show in aid of international women's day.

International women's day has been observed since in the early 1900's, now held annually on the 8th of March, and brings together a global web of rich and diverse activity connecting women from all over the world.

A celebration of the achievements and contributions of women as well as a critique of the way in which women are perceived, shaped and contained within society, '#1' is an exhibition where artists, regardless of gender, are invited to explore through any medium themes surrounding female form, female issues and the roles of women in today’s society.

Sweet'Art as a collective is dedicated to the promotion of art that is thought provoking, intelligent and challenging in its consideration of both aesthetic and concept. '#1' as the launch show will reflect this in showcasing a range of work that follows a positive, feminist ethos with consideration of the way in which imagery representing women can so often be created in a context of negative conditions as determined by gender.

We are pleased to announce that in taking donations on our private view night we shall be supporting the amazing charity Wise Dolls. Wise Dolls supports female survivors of domestic violence through Arts Therapies.

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29 January - 3 February 2013

GRAVELAND - A playful art and photography exhibition that explores cemeteries from around the world and how we remember the dead.

Graveland is a vibrant exhibition that looks at cemeteries and tributes from around the world, exploring the idea of memorial. Photography, stories, objects and decorations will show some of the many different ways we commemorate people worldwide, from the traditional to the more unusual.

This will be further explored by artwork including drawings, sculpture, installations, photographic art, film and craft. It is a participatory exhibition that also asks the audience to get involved and contribute to the show with their thoughts, ideas questions and play.

Graveland seeks to help dispel the idea that death and remembrance are solely sad or morbid topics. It will create a space, which is beautiful, inviting, informative and respectful, yet playful, in which people can take a look at these things from a different angle. Death is one thing we know we can be sure of and is something we all have in common yet it is also something that is often pushed to the sidelines. We want to bring the subject to the forefront in this exhibition, and create an environment where we can discuss this, learn, think, create and enjoy.

People visiting the show will be able to get involved in games, write and make artwork themselves, giving their views on the questions asked. And those who want to read more widely on the topic will be able to spend time in our library area. During the week we will be making the most of the space by holding a creative workshops and a Death Cafe, as well as holding an opening event with performances.

Exhibiting Artists and Photographers:
Carla Conte, Hin, Pablo Delgado, Sabra Lawrence, Giovanni Ferri, Shehnoor Ahmed, Robin Bath, Candida Lucca, Steve Ferrar, Rachel Wallace, Tina Bueno, Mathew Fleming, C.J. Chandler, Pia Interlandi, Adam Charlton,
Patrick Harrison

19 - 27 January 2013

A group exhibition of painting, photography, drawing, installation, video and green-graffiti by four young, international, contemporary artists: Bongsu Park (South Korea), Ema Kawanago (Japan), Wonji Seol(South Korea) and Jonathan Longuet (France).

The title 'In the Void' represents an invisible and dematerialised space that exists between human beings and is a key concept between these 4 artists, alongside their own recognition of the world. 'Void' connotes a space existing but being absent simultaneously that implies an infinity and endlessness of artistic exploration.

For this occasion, the participating artists will take a creative journey across phenomenological issues of human being, birth and death, biological and psychological relations, and ethical, artistic, psychological implications as well as an ultimate approach to the human body. Such personal investigation into our intermingled lives will be drawn in the exhibition space in adoption of a new methodological approach to perceive art as a medium of communication amongst human relations.

BONGSU PARK, South Korean, lives and works in London,
'Cube', performance video & installation video
'Cube', Silkscreen images
'Cell', photography

Through my work, I have endeavoured to grasp the answers to rather fundamental questions about life; birth and death; being and becoming on my own terms. Such questions have intrigued and fed my thought. My approach to those questions is not necessarily based on a metaphysical philosophy or a religious belief or scientific analysis; however, I have taken them as a way of viewing the world and life and also as an inspiration for my work.

I have tried to employ any possible practices, processes and media for my work to show my art world. For example, video clips with performance and installation; organic materials; knitting and weaving; photography and silkscreen.

EMA KAWANAGO, Japanese, lives and works in Bordeaux, France
'Welcome to Japanese society', installation
'We never know', painting
'Left brain-Right Brain', video

My work is built around the relationship levels. Themes appear in a variety of different aspects and scale: biological and physical relationships between distance, space, time, and also social relationships between human beings, cultures and countries...The differences and similarities between humans and other living beings have always intrigued me.

Influenced by my studies in biology (Master 2 specialty ecosystems), I use a variety of techniques ranging from two-dimensional representations (painting, drawing and photography) to large three-dimensional works (installations) to explore these different areas of interactions. "The practice of multi-media is a necessity in order to present the different levels of relationship"

JONATHAN LONGUET, French, lives and works in Bordeaux, France
'Stunning series' paintings living plant / green graffiti,

I work with a living plant paint (Graffiti Green) and in the development of autonomous organic paintings. "The idea for this project is to share with the public aspects of my experimental works and their ethical implications: philosophical and artistic. Green Graffiti is made from algae, these paintings evolve like a plant, grow slowly during time depending on conditions. "Green Graffiti Paint" comes from personal research and cooperation with several biologists and lichenologists since 2005.

The work is made of living algae harvested around the foot of Bordeaux's buildings, cultivated and applied to a canvas or a wall. A simple microscopic observation of green graffiti allows us to see: territorial wars, food, duplication, waste management... these same problematic issues that we find in the heart of our contemporary civilizations apply to complex systems of plants. By giving humans forms to plants, I try to open a dialogue between human beings and their biological environments, highlighting their common traits, their reactions to the reality of survival, their necessity to live in a community, what is the definition of an eco-system.

WONJI SEOL, South Korean, lives and works in Seoul 'Folding', installation 'Untitled' installation, collages As the image of the human body, its changing body composed of folds, small hollows, bumps, wrinkles and other features that make us what we are, I wonder in my artistic work about contractions, expansions, breaths and silences that punctuate and compose the instant, the elusive identity. 'Folds' in this installation, I fold, unfold, a collection of papers folded layers as a slow breathing space. 'Untitled' is a series of collages from assemblies of images from magazines and newspapers.

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14 - 15 December 2012

Honey & TAR: A Salon Show
Honey & TAR is a brief survey of 2 Dimensional by 11 upcoming artists. It is an amalgamation of incompatible practices linked together by one aim: To question the role of painting in times when it is considered a purely commercial endeavour. By incorporating the traditional within the contemporary, it aims to provide a wholesome view of painting as a contemporary art practice.

Artists: Ekaterina Golubina, Holly Upton, Lewis Blake, Malaika Sellen-Ferere,
Mouna Osman, Minsun Kim, Nazanin Sharif, Sheila Miranda Maurice-Grey,
Sacha Sukasam, Shristie Budhia, Woody Kim

8 November - 3 December 2012

SPAIN (NOW) 2012
23 artists from across Spain. Curated by Blanca Soto

This exhibition takes us on a journey through contemporary Spanish drawing with the work of 23 artists from across Spain, artists with different trajectories and with different ways of approaching drawing. It comprises the most simple and rudimentary techniques to new technologies applied to drawing, that include:

Pencil on paper by Sofía Jack, Sito Mújica, Oscar Seco, José Luis Serzo and Domingo Sánchez Blanco. Digital prints by Marina Núñez, Enrique Radigales and Daniel Silvo.

The geometrical abstraction of Ruth Quirce, to the simple abstraction of Abraham Lacalle and the pure line of Imanol Marrodán. The drawing-video hybridisation of Juan Zamora.

The nod to antiquity of Manuel Barbero. The instant drawings of Juan Ángel Gónzalez de la Calle.

The oneiric drawing of Luis Quintero. The comic of Luis Pérez Calvo. The landscapes of Santiago Talavera and Jesús Zurita. The conceptual geographic drawings of Lola Marazuela and Paco Mesa who create a real drawing, a great global drawing, from an imaginary line.

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9 October - 4 November 2012

Curated by Sue Kreitzman, the Wild Old Woman who created 'WOW'. and 'Flashier&Trashier'

Twenty seven visionary artists explore profound wardrobe conundrums:
Will flamboyance set you free? How many kilos of weird jewellery are correct to wear on any given day? Will wearing beige really kill you? And...What should we wear on the way to the afterlife??

An all new, exuberant riot of profound junk:
Art is not just for museums, white cube galleries, or the carefully chosen walls of one's home. It should never remain closeted in the perimeters of one's life or in the back of one's mind.

If you love art, and long for more colour, texture and pizzazz in your life,
If you want an innocent and potent drug that will change your life,
If you tire of the same old, same old and wish to break free, then...

Don't leave art to languish on the walls. Wrap yourself, festoon, engulf and adorn yourself. Glory in texture, colour and spectacle. Erupt into the world: brash, glittering, bejewelled, and multicoloured. Dare to be a graffito, a collage, an assemblage. Burst into art, and you will change your world forever.

We are Wild Old Women, and a few Wild Old Men. And this year we have added some Wild Young Artists to the mix as well. Our materials are usually salvaged, frequently kitsch, often surprising, and we use them to tell profound and colourful stories.

This year, we are all about adornment: exaggerated depictions of jewellery and clothing. We look at both from the point of view of talismans, amulets, superstition, storytelling, psychological and spiritual armour, disguise, exuberance, weird joy, and - of course - art.

We present clothing and jewellery (outrageous, peculiar, lushly eccentric), along with other works of art that celebrate the topic: paintings, assemblages, dolls, sculptures, masks, installations chandeliers (!)...

The gallery will be filled with an exuberant riot of colour and texture, and will offer a profound comment on the nature of joyous/superstitious/artistic wardrobe obsession.

Think tribal. Think about foiling the evil eye. Think over the top, in your face, unfettered flamboyance.

ARTISTS: Sue Adden, Kate Bradbury, Amanda Caines, Debbie Cicalese, Chris Czainski, Tatty Devine, Ella Guru, Sheona Josiah, Sue Kreitzman, Fernanda Latif, Yvonne Mabs Francis, Lucy Martin, Georgia Mathews, Rosemary McLeish, Liz Parkinson, Quimetta Perle, Alicia Piller, Claire Pinney, Lauren Shanley, Julia Sisi, Karin van der Plas, Gini Wade, Felix Wightman, Phil Wildman, John William, Malcah Zeldis

Curator: Sue Kreitzman

Assistant Curator: Peter Herbert

25 - 29 August 2012

Part 1 of an On-going Contemporary Art Project
This exhibition brings together 16 artists who make a diverse range of works that push the boundaries of the fields of contemporary art, and present interdisciplinary art practices that explore concepts, forms and techniques from across the fine, media and performing arts.

The Latin term 'crypta' originally defines as an underground room or vault beneath a church used as a chapel or burial space. While the crypt's traditional context is one of religion and memorial, this exhibition attempts to redefine this use by looking at an artist's personal expression in such a meditative space.

Being inextricably interwoven with the artists' own poetic voices about their personal affairs in everyday life, their practices represent metaphors for anger, sadness, dilemma, mindless self-indulgence and humour, delivered by the artists' inner monologues. They have found ways to transform everyday subjects; mundane or familiar things are presented in witty and unexpected ways.

This exhibition aims to present an experimental way of looking at the relationship between architectural attributes engaging with the chilling aesthetic and the mystical atmosphere of the crypt and various forms of groundbreaking contemporary art practice - incorporating film, installation, light, sound, sculpture and photography - through their manipulation of the space. These artists attempt to show how the juxtaposition between the space and their practice naturally reflect each other.

The exhibition will suggest a new direction for the interdisciplinary art practice in the 21st century.

Crypta Silent Monologue featuring the artists: Matt Gee; Maria Emilov Silvestar; Tugce Karapinar; Priscilla Namwebe; Alex Lewis; Marta Molka; Sarah Edgington;
Eirini Georgopoulou; Katerina Georgopoulou; Russell Morton; Murray Anderson;
Ruyi Wong; Mirei Yazawa; Fabio Lattanzi Antinori; Cedar Zhou; Sandra Robinson and
Catherine M. Weir.

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16 - 21 August 2012


Concrete Mirrors is an exhibition about the ethereal, the intangible and all things invisible.

The 26 artists that are part of this show explore ideas of desire, expectation and faith, in different times, through the spectrum of their personal experience, observation and discourse. The exhibition title takes its cue from the Acoustic Mirrors that were built prior to the invention of radar. Early warning systems against the possibility of an airborne invasion, the Acoustic Mirrors pointed their faces to the sky collecting sound in giant concrete dishes.

Alia Bilgrami, Álvaro Brito, Antonella Ferrari, Carey Garris, Fagner Alves Fernanda Brenner, Fernando Silva, Funa Ye, Ilsun Maeg, Inês Moura, Joana Roberto, Joao Sousa, Jorge Coelho, Josephine Reichert, Kate Janes, Nikos Varitimiadis, Olympia Polymeni, Paloma Bosquê, Pedro Henriques, Pedro Pires, Sara Bichão, Sarah Gilbert, Sascha Mikloweit, Sérgio Fernandes, Sofia Costa Pinto, Warren Garland

27 July - 1 August 2012


An exhibition showing the works of: Andy Charalambous, Kay Clinton, Clifford Gabb, Elaine Ginsburg, Maureen Klingels-Pruss, Stephanie Magnin, Jane Musgrove, Mladenka Ninkovic, Celine Samson and Phoebe Smith.

The artists of this exhibition met through the Working Men's College and work in a wide range of media. 'Points of Contact' features many of their more recent works.

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13 - 22 July 2012


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Surface II is the second exhibition to be presented at The Crypt Gallery by curators Louise Harrington and Fiona Chaney. This unique gallery space located in the heart of Central London instils an atmosphere of timeless serenity; a space in which the artists participating in Surface II reflect upon and continue themes explored during the first exhibition, Surface I, presented at The Crypt Gallery during the summer of 2011.

The notion of surface remains a tantalising and surprising constant, a question never far from language, thought and practice within the arts, science and philosophy. From the ancient world of Aristotle to the Twentieth Century of Avrum Stroll, the perception and interpretation of surface has excited profound and often contradictory points of view. The beginning and end of a questionable boundary, to be crossed or not. A provocative demarcation of differences and similarities whether constructed or evolved. A tactile or phenomenological experience where the qualities of surface share a complex relationship of interactions and possibilities, a balance between the physical and the psychological. Is surface a facade obscuring an object or image, or the visible plane of a hidden geometry in which space and object form an inseparable relationship. Is surface line, edge or space, or an expression of time or critical disturbance?

In Surface II, a multi-disciplinary exhibition, 26 selected artists use a range of media to explore the notion of surface, with each practitioner demonstrating an individual interpretation and perspective by exploring the inescapable, immediate and continuous surface of walls that turn corners, follow corridors, entering recesses and alcoves within The Crypt Gallery space.

Participating artists:
Louise Harrington, Fiona Chaney, Sophie Cordery, Regina Valkenborgh, Lyndsey Searle, David Donald, Hazel Walsh, Stephen Buckeridge, Juliet Guiness, Sarah King, Sinéid Codd, Susan Eyre, Kelvin Burr, Amy-Louise Watson, Jessie Rayat, Nina Ciuffini, Hélène Uffren,
Jo Lovelock, Sarah Rose Allen, Debbie Lyddon, Susan Francis, Samantha Blanchard,
Maria Gaitanidi, Cynthia Ayral, Natasa Stamatari, Alexandros Alexandridis

4 - 8 July 2012


featuring Isabel Albi, Janet Brooks, Jenny Bush, Clare Cammack, Sara Eustace,
Thalma Goldman Cohen, Stephanie Herbert, Helga Lee, Ralph Overill, Claire Pinney,
Kate Poland, Wendy Roberts, Julia Tester.

Layer on Layer is an exhibition by a group of artists practising painting, printmaking and mixed media. Each artist has travelled their own path; a journey of challenges, experiments and exploration. Experiences are absorbed, ideas are developed, a gradual depositing of layer upon layer meaning and making. We welcome you to the cavernous corridors of the Crypt Gallery and encourage you to look beyond the surface.

29 June - 1 July 2012


BA (Hons) and Master of Design Textile graduates from the University of Brighton showcase the highlights of their Final Major Projects. Over the past four years, these designers have honed their skills and pushed the boundaries within the disciplines of knitted, woven and printed textiles.

The exhibition provides insight into a project that has been one year in the making. Having taken a specific subject matter and developed it within their medium, each designer has individually explored means of showcasing craftsmanship and innovation within their specialism. The projects explore a vast range of concepts and themes; knitted garments and structures based on themes such as icecaps, crystals or dance performance, Woven textiles have been inspired by the likes of tribal culture, religion, flora and fauna. Printers have been creating cloth inspired by space travel, architecture, poetry and even food.

As modern textile designers, the graduates proudly combine traditional technique and craft with contemporary innovation and consummate skill. This exhibition marks the end of a four-year creative process and the beginning of the journey to apply their skills and learning into their varied chosen careers.

9 - 24 June 2012


Sean Fairman, Luci Metcalfe, Carol Cooper, Adrian Tobin, Rebecca Fairman, Jenny Merrell, Melanie Titmuss, Dave Martin, Tony Sullivan, Sheila Fairman, Dan Smith

An exhibition of contemporary art practitioners working in ceramics, painting, assemblage and drawing.

20 May - 6 June 2012

POVERA: with a touch of colour
Michael Connell, mixed media artist

Michael's work of vibrant colour and his unique way of regenerating (recycling) materials into art form promises to be a very exciting event. He shows us that sometimes waste materials are not necessarily the end product but can be the beginning of something wonderful and creative. Over the years Michael has salvaged many used items from skips and building sites for use in the pieces of work that will be on display.

This exhibition is a must for everybody interested in abstract mixed media art.
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10 - 16 May 2012

BERLIN: the Forger's Tale
An exhibition by Kevin Broughton & Fiona Birnie

BERLIN: the Forgers Tale follows the life of Twentieth Century forger Georg Bruni using his original, highly individual visual 'diary' (produced by drawings made on banknotes throughout his life) as a narrative guide, and with the use of archive material, paintings, drawings, sculpture, posters, photographs and multi-media installation we explore his involvement in the First World War, Cubist Paris, Germany's social & political upheavals, the astoundingly creative artistic culture of painters, film-makers & performers, & the legendary nightlife of the short lived Weimar Republic. Bruni's adventures in both Berlin & Paris examine his use of multiple identities & their relationship to his collection of masks, his craving for the company and desire to mimic the famous - artists, performers and the emerging stars of the film industry, also his nefarious dealings in the clubs and cabarets of Berlin's nightlife.

The forger's journey provides many parallels with contemporary life questioning issues of identity, the importance of individual status, and our reliance on and desire for the manipulated information which contributes to and constructs our world reality.

Artists Kevin Broughton & Fiona Birnie are interested in the influence modern technology and the media have on contemporary life and their part in the construction of our identity and society. Using adapted found material to construct images, objects and installations that question and comment on our notions of past, present and future realities.

4 - 5 May 2012

A multi disciplinary exhibition by a small group of graduating students from the University for the Creative Arts Epsom. Works explore narratives of storytelling, performance and costume using moving image, textile desgin, photography and illustration.

26 - 30 April 2012

In the second half of the 18th century British Navy ships ran aground near Okinawa . The kindness and help of the Ryukyuan (people from Okinawa) at that time is well recorded. The British called Ryukyu "Loochoo", and reported that they were deeply impressed by Ryukyuans' culture and hospitality. The culture of the Ryukyu Dynasty still has a significant effect on both Okinawan artists and designers.

In this exhibition the artists and designers, who are all, in some way, related and influenced by Okinawan culture and traditions, have created works that respond in very personal ways to their conceptual thinking about 'Time'

Hiromi Tsuha - visual artist(London based)
Tsuha's work is shown and is drawn from a very personal starting point. Almost autobiographical in nature her art has an ephemeral quality that arises from the transient nature of the objects she uses. Tsuha often seeks to locate and present memories within her site specific art and her choice of her materials is always crucial. Simultaneously poetical and playful her work continues to explore the motivations we all have to find a place of our own in the face of all that we have lost, and the decisions we must encounter to realise our desires. For the Loochoo show, Tsuha admits her desperation for time and looks at her own reality when confronted by it. She projects this through installation work inspired by Okinawan winter scapes. HP:

Atsushi Izena - ceramist
Atsushi Izena is a ceramic artist and creates pieces with an emphasis on functionality and how they serve people. For this exhibition, he looks at the topic of death; a subject inspired by the crypt itself. It is well known that in some cultures, death is a taboo subject. Izene wants to confront this by introducing to us a unique Okinawan cinerary urn that he designed.He states that "The process of creating and making an urn is one way of accepting the inevitable... how time affects us all. It could be a starting point for us to talk about our own design for death." Izena hopes that his piece will open up conversation about death and dying in an open and relaxed way. VIVACHE HP:

Hiroshi Tanaka - textiles designer
Hiroshi Tanaka first worked at a design company in Tokyo. He returned to Okinawa to set up his own interior design company specialising in shop/store outfitting. Tanaka's evolving career led him to collaborate with his wife who introduced him to the world of textiles and later established himself as a well recognised bland YOKANG's textile designer in Okinawa. His work is hugely influenced by traditional Okinawan Bingata, a technique that dates back to the Ryukyu Kingdom of around 14th century which uses dyed fabric and patterned paper stencils. Tanaka has taken this ancient technique and has adapted it to his own artistic style using very precise details and colour schemes. His innovative work has an enthusiastic following.YOKANG HP:

pokke104 : Yukino Ikeshiro - illustrator
Yukino Ikeshiro, better known as Pokke104, is recognised as one of the leading female illustrators in Okinawa. Her inspiration comes from traditional designs of Okinawan handicraft. Her work includes vibrant motifs of plants and sea creatures in unique display. She has undertaken a variety of projects including collaboration with HONDA. In recent years pokke104 has been exploring 'Ryuka' a type of Okinawan lyrical poetry dating back to the era of the Ryukyu Kingdom(15th -19th centuries). In this show pokke104 uses 'Kajadefu' - a song which suggests the joy of new life. She attempts to express the warmth and welcoming nature of 'Ryuka' through the medium of painting. Her use of colours and shape translate the traditional words and sounds of 'Kajadefu' into a visual commentary. pokke104 invites people with 'Shurei' which means to welcome with kindness and hospitality. pokke104 HP:

LEQUIOSIAN : Taichi Naka, Eriko Naka - fashion designer
LEQUIOSIAN's aim is to use a set of creative textile designs. Expressing the image of the 'LEQUIOSIAN' people - a fictitious nomadic tribe, in a different context. Their unique designs, with photo images of Okinawan landscapes, characterise the methods and fabric of Okinawa in an efficient and economical sewing style to provide versatile and flexible use of clothing. It could be said that the basic concept of their style is a 'thinking design'. For this show, an interactive approach to their work is encouraged, whereby the medium and participant, together become a vehicle in the creation of new abstract art modelled against an atypical setting. How and what will the emergence of Okinawa in the London Crypt unfold? cochinda studio blog:

Kyota Matsudo - visual artist (glass)
His major at University was sociology. He led the production and design of blown glass at a glass studio in Nagasaki following the Tokyo glass art institute. He then left for the USA and produced works at "UrbanGlass" then introduced his work to the gallery and shop whilst he was attending 'National academy of design school of fine arts' in New York.Matsudo's site-specific work in the exhibition is inspired by the Crypt's history and space. He pays homage to the 557 people buried there, by introducing his piece as a traditional Okinawan ritual of honouring the dead. His work is an embodiment of his living presence at a moment of time in the present, connecting to and contrasted with, the dead and of a time that once was. Blog :

decco : Moritaka Nakamura, Satoko Nakamura - potter unit
decco creates predominantly tableware. Porcelain is their signature work. Their creations have appeared in numerous articles and magazines. The popularity of their work is mainly due to their collaborative approach, working with artists of various disciplines and concepts. For this exhibition, decco challenges the concept of time through their refined methods of craftsmanship. They hope to elicit dialogue with the viewer through their interactive work.decco HP :

Aya Taira - visual artist
Aya Taira ponders the connections between nature, the cosmos and time and tries to tie all these elements together in her work. She uses empty larval cases of the Cicada. The larval cases are not just husks of empty space; they hold echoes of the past and signify life anew. Just as black holes elude our comprehension, the life of the Cicada remains, for most part, out of sight and mysterious. Their empty vessels are black holes; black holes of forgotten memories and of stories untold. Taira thinks about her ancestors, the Ryukyu people and how they are like constellations. We look to them in wonderment but there is so much that's unanswered. However, we are somehow all connected by a mysterious thread. web album:

Eiten Oshiro - painter
Oshiro is both a 2D and 3D artist and works with different mediums such as paint, iron and steel. He has held several solo exhibitions and has collaborated with musicians in his 'live' work. Oshiro's unique familial background of mediums has led him to take an interest in the spiritual world. Communication between the physical and spiritual world is characteristic of ancestral worship in Okinawan culture, a traditional practice that goes as far back as the Ryukyu period. For this show, Oshiro tries to make connections between the historical past and the present, the physical and the spiritual, nature and the cosmos; all the elements that he believes are inherent to what is the 'Okinawan vibe', and expresses this as lines and colour in his work. HP:

Chihiro Furugen - paper jewellery designer
Furugen has worked in various design fields but eventually specialised in jewellery design. Her allergy to certain metals led her to search alternative materials. She grew a fascination with paper, its nature and qualities, and pushed the boundaries in its use in jewellery design, achieving interesting and creative results. For this exhibition, Furugen explores the ephemerality of paper juxtaposed with the idea of regeneration. The paper that she uses is made from the Okinawa 'Ge-tto' plant, valuable to the Okinawan people because of its many uses. The motif in her paper object is inspired from the flowers produced by the plant. She hopes that her work will inspire people to think differently about paper and its :

HOME : 12 collective artists - moving image
'HOME' , a concept jointly planned by Tsuha and Taira in Okinawa in 2010 has been screening at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Club Else, Z space . Each artist from Okinawa and London depicted the HOME within a 5 minute video work. This is a first screening in a foreign country.

Artists based in Okinawa
Aya Taira, Masahiro Sonobe, Daniel Lopez, Kin Mari, Kobashigawa Kei, Togase Teppei and Sayo Yamazato

Artists based in London
Hiromi Tsuha, Daniel Bevan, Guler Ates, Andrew Kean-Hammerson, Wiktor Gacparski and Guy Oliver

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14 - 22 April 2012

This show presents seven London-based artists whose experience in creating site-specific art has led to surprising interventions that resonate within the unique space of the Crypt Gallery. The contrast between the bustle of the Euston Road, the quiet calm of St Pancras Parish Church and this dark and mysterious burial place have led to reflections on the fragile nature of human existence, memory, loss and decay.

Installations incorporating found objects, multiples, constructions, kinetic form, sound, light and video explore the atmosphere and architecture of the Crypt. Chris Avis uses mannequins to explore, identify and reveal elements of human experience. Ali Darke's improvised still life scenes delve into the hinterland of memory where fact and fiction play in the mind's eye. Annette Freeman's 'Plane Song: Reverie' is a text-based work relating the experience of the London plane trees around the church. Jan Goodkin's new installation is inspired by a 20th century vocal score which gives voice and vision to an improvised idea about life and death. Heather Meyerratken uses found objects to tell poignant and sometimes subversive stories. David Pike responds to the architecture of the crypt through a contemporary take on the caryatids facing the Euston Road and encryption of various 'writings on the wall'. Richard Sharples presents a video installation that is concerned with the process of aging and the clash between suffering, dignity, growth and decay.

A shared interest in responding to surroundings, and a space which links past and present, has produced thought provoking works in an exhibition that asks the viewer to engage with the essence of this place.

Chris Avis uses mannequins to explore, identify and reveal elements of human experience. For the Crypt Gallery she has produced two sharply contrasting installations. A deceptively light approach to the search for identity reveals a darker message related to the traditional expectations of women. In the shadows, the second installation presents a self-indulgent but dignified approach to decay, nature's inevitable outcome of the human cycle. The quest for understanding and the acceptance of life's limitations resonate throughout the building, where past generations have spent time considering the disturbing relationship between life and mortality

Theatre designer Ali Darke's In the Wings appropriates the detritus left when the show is over. This collection of fragments and found objects is placed in odd places in order to reveal new narratives out of past dramas. The 'still-life' works mix abandoned and imagined thoughts in relation to her memory and experience. These collaged scenes have been freely improvised to resonate with the Crypt spaces and explore the hinterland between fact and fiction.

Plane Song (Reverie) is a text-based work which relates the urban experience of the London plane trees around St Pancras Parish Church. Beginning with Wordsworth's poem, the Reverie of Poor Susan, this work explores experience, memory and the natural world and considers the link between the rural idyll of nature and the urban reality of the plane tree. Plane Song (Reverie) is part of a wider project which focuses on the London plane. Annette Freeman is interested in how people see and experience the natural world and how the natural world experiences us.

Jan Goodkin's work focuses on ways of capturing ideas about our transient journey on earth. The first piece expresses a sense of loss, suspending time in this special place; the second a subtle inner portrait using manipulated x-ray images; the third is a sculptural interpretation of our momentary existence. These works have been inspired by Judith Weir's 'Grand Opera' King Harald's Saga. It is with humour and integrity that the opera condenses eight characters plus the Norwegian Army into a ten minute musical drama, scored for unaccompanied solo soprano. Jan Goodkin will be performing Act 2 of King Harald's Saga (lasting 3 minutes) at the private view on Friday 13th April 2012.

The poignant feelings which are evoked by 'things left behind' have intrigued the Australian artist Heather Meyerratken for most of her career. Her conceptual work often contains elements of loss, identity, memory and emotion. Her work invites the viewer to react with all five senses. She believes that this mix ensures that the emotional response will stay with the viewer long after they have left the 'scene'. In the Crypt Gallery Heather Meyerratken shows a slide collection which documents the life of an unknown lady from Prague through personal remnants gathered from a skip.

This work engages with the architectural and spatial qualities of the crypt as well as the church above. An architectural model presents a contemporary take on the plight of the female Caryatids forced as punishment to carry the weight of the Erechtheion porch on the Acropolis and have been reproduced as a feature on the outside of this church. David Pike suggests that today's parallel is the disproportionate burden that women appear to be carrying for the reduction of the world's financial deficits. In addition he takes the word 'crypt' and its link with the decoding of messages to explore 'writings on the walls'. The viewer is invited to decode the graphic texts using the Mensula Jovis, an ancient 'magic square' of the numbers 1-16.

Richard Sharples presents a video installation that is concerned with the process of aging and the clash between suffering, dignity, growth and decay. Accompanying the installation are a number of new sculptural works.

4 - 10 April 2012

Karin Denk Photo Art
Charting microscopic fragments encased in crystals from Namibia, one of the earth's oldest geological regions, Munich based photographer Karin Denk offers a rare glimpse into the world beneath.

Her lens opens a way of seeing and experiencing the alchemical process of the evolution of life. The photographer manages to capture the realm where the finite and the infinite touch and merge into new structures that encompass scientific reality, mythology and meditation. The photographs offer a glimpse into a world of light that grows in darkness.

Light within Form + Spirit within matter
Images leaving whispers in the subconscious and traces in the mind.

All Images shown in the exhibition can be purchased during the exhibition.
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15 March - 1 April 2012

A Solo Show
by Margaret Moore
The tension between the power and fragility of nature and memory is Margaret Moore's inspiration. It leads to work in different media - sculpture, photography, print, film, sound and installation. In her practice Margaret considers history and heritage in relation to our increasingly globalised world. Collecting and cataloguing family photographs and cuttings are an important part of the process.

Still Sounds remains a work in progress. It is a large scale walk-through installation with sound and video. Margaret created Still Sounds as a series of screen prints on tissue paper from her family photograph collection. She then presented it as a walk-through installation of printed and painted hangings for her degree show in 2011.

Still Sounds will be Margaret's first solo show. The work will be displayed at the Crypt as layered hangings on lightweight see-through fabric to conceal and reveal simultaneously. Moving through Still Sounds, the viewer becomes part of the work. The accompanying sound installation combines song with recordings taken over the last three years in Glasgow and the Western Isles where Margaret's family originates. It explores the ability of voice to evoke memory, redefining our sense of time and place.

2 - 10 March 2012

'The most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about. Stated as an English sentence, of course, this is just a banal platitude - but the fact is that, in the day-to-day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have life-or-death importance. That may sound like hyperbole, or abstract nonsense. So let's get concrete' David Foster Wallace, 2008.

Curator and artist Marinette Kaus and the Crypt Gallery present: And you, what do you worship? - A group show of 30 artists in response to David Foster Wallace 2008's speech: 'Plain old untrendy troubles and emotions'.

The show will present young British artists including Catlin Guide artist Adeline de Monseignat, Marinette Kaus, Valeria Alevra, Hannah Luxton, Rosie Edwards, Simon Foxall, Chrysostomos Tsimourdagkas, Thomas Jenkins, Lee Suh, Raphaël Tiberghien, Pauline Bickerton, Sam Bailey, Sarah-Bernarda Melcer, Vanessa Maurice-Williams, Isabelle Genevieve Marie Gressel, Michele Am Russo, Arthur Prior, Marija Nemchenko, Lara Kamhi, Jonas Schnyder, Lewis James Davidson, Jean Feline, Nancy Cogswell, Tom Leamon, Tazelaar Stevenson, Jack Spencer Ashworth, Charlie Abbott & Tilly Shiner, Marie Isabel de Monseignat, Camilla Emson, Isabelle Southwood.

Marinette Kaus, instigator and curator of the exhibition, says: 'On a daily basis we make decisions to what has meaning and what doesn't; we are looking for little truths. What you'll find in the Crypt is the work of artists investigating the 'Capital-T' Truth of their practice. It is about simple awareness - awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us. (David Foster Wallace)'.

David Foster Wallace's speech can be found here:

For more information about the exhibition please contact Curator of the exhibition, Marinette Kaus:

18 - 26 February 2012

Emerging talent from Central and Eastern Europe

The atmospheric catacombs of St.Pancras Church, Euston, venue of the gallery, hosts 11 young photographers from 6 countries: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and the Czech Republic.

The exhibition demonstrates a high-level of technical ability as well as bold experimentation. Slovakian photographer, Peter Cibak introduces computer-generated figures into digital photographs in his series 'Zygota'. Monika Stacho's strikingly personal images demonstrate digital layering to create illusionary compositions of her childhood memories. Polish photographer, Katarzyna Niedzwiecka combines digital photomontage with gum print, a rare 19th century technique to create her surreal series 'The Animal Called Human'.

New Wave Photography challenges the perception of Eastern European photography by displaying vibrant, experimental work that celebrates the youthfulness of the artists themselves.

All photographs shown at the Crypt Gallery are available to purchase during the exhibition. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

Please view examples of the work and information about the exhibition at: