General Views of the Art Yard (click to expand)
The Art Yard with the public (click to expand)
Art Yard 2021
an outdoor exhibition as part of the Deptford X Festival Fringe
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.
Charlotte Warne Thomas