Trident Way 2 - The Southall Project

Departure Gallery is a nomadic platform for contemporary art, which temporarily reclaims empty urban spaces to provide unique architectural contexts, showcasing cutting edge work by exceptional emerging and established artists.

Trident Way 2: The Southall Project is the sequel to a site-specific residency and exhibition that took place in September and October 2009 where 14 artists were invited to inhabit an empty warehouse in Southall’s busy International Trading Estate and create new work in response to these surroundings.

In this current exhibition, Departure Gallery celebrates its first year of ongoing curatorial experiments, extending the project to a host of new participants, making this its most ambitious exhibition to date. A total of 25 diverse artists will create new or develop existing works during a month long communal residency, culminating in an exhibition from 10 December 2009. These new artists have been carefully selected to either compliment or counteract themes and aesthetics from the original Trident Way exhibition.

Located on a busy trading estate in the heart of Southall’s residential sprawl dubbed ‘Little India’, the football pitch sized (35,000 sqft) warehouse offers artists a unique opportunity to experiment with its aesthetic and conceptual possibilities. Each artist will be encouraged to interpret and engage critically with the vast space, creating a range of works in sculpture, painting and multi-media. Themes will include exploring the sculptural qualities of the building to investigating the location’s political history and identity.

Preview: Thu 10 December 2009, 6-9.30pm.

Getting there: Southall Station is 12 minutes from Paddington by train. Services run regularly until midnight.

Free taxi shuttles from Southall Station on private view night from Merrick Road (first left from Southall Station, please wait by the Departure Gallery sign). Parking is also available on the estate.
Trident Way 2 - The Southall Project

Event Title: Trident Way 2 - The Southall Project
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