Open on the weekend of the 17th - 18th July 2021. 12 - 5p.m.
Entrance by the yard gates. 6, Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA

Click Here for the interior pages of the catalogue (A3 pdf)
and click Here for the exterior pages of the catalogue (A3 pdf)


The event was open for a weekend to invite the public to view artworks by 17 artists from the studios in this outdoor environment. The artists had been invited to be imaginative in what they proposed bearing mind the 'unique' aesthetic of the Yard. This included sculptures, paintings, installations and performance art. A map with catalogue of the artists was made available for visitors to tour the Yard (see links above)

The Art Yard was set up as an extension of the Deptford X Festival outdoor Art Trail. What started from modest beginnings soon snowballed into an exhibition by 17 artists from the studios here in Deptford. It was a hot and sunny weekend and attracted 240 visitors over the 2 days. I hope some of the photographs below give a sense of the great time that everyone had on the sunny banks of Deptford Creek. The range of work was varied and included an interactive dog performance and a dance performance involving mythical objects made by the artist.

The public were able to see something of the interior of what are otherwise forbidding industrial style gates. Many and varied were the conversations the artists had with the visitors and we were glad to see so many local people coming to visit for the first time. Many did not know what the building was for or that we had so many artists resident here. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the local community as soon as we are free from the government's restrictions.

Curated by Paul Malone and Nicola Rae

Thanks to:

Richard Lawrence

Fran Cottell

Paul Malone

Paul Tecklenberg

Charlotte Warne Thomas

Stephen Lewis

Chris Marshall

Margaret Higginson

Liz Harrison

Arnold Dobbs

Nicola Rae

Dexter Dymoke

David Bloor

Laurence Noga

Geoff Mowlam

Victoria Rance

General Views of the Art Yard (click to expand)

The Art Yard with the public (click to expand)