Sign of the Times Birds Nest (extenal)
Daily, 24 hours
Drawing on the Deptford Coat of Arms, the
work takes Saint Nicolas, who is the patron
Saint of thieves, students, sailors and pawn
shops, to explore contemporary issues including benefit cuts, rising student fees and the effect of
Unit D, Crossfield Street
23 Sept to 25 Sept: 12noon – 7pm
Food For Thought is a response to the images, information and subconscious messages we are fed, through the media. Constantly exposed to diet tips, exercise plans, plastic surgery makeover stories and make-up adverts. We are encouraged to become walking decorative items, appearance is key or so we are led to believe.
Surrender to the Pleasure
APT Xtra Space
23 Sept to 2 Oct, Fri to Sun: 12noon – 6pm
An architectural construction made from
materials found in the surrounding area, to
encourage thoughts of impoverishment and life
in the raw. The project aims to provoke debate
that any art in a public space is good for the
The Deptford Machine
Utrophia Project Space
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am 6pm
Sound sculpture The Deptford Machine will be
created from damaged goods and shop trophies
donated by local traders. In a voluptuous
metamorphosis the high street’s discards will be
transformed into a mechanical and sonic
portrait of Deptford High Street.
The Salvation Army Shop
23 Sept – 2 Oct, Mon to Sat: 9am to 5pm
Blue Curry creates hybrid works that float
ambiguously between the ethnographic find, the
souvenir and the contemporary art form. His
simple and idiosyncratic objects will be sited in
a local charity shop, setting up an interesting
challenge for both viewers and customers.
Work will be for sale in the shop on Saturday
Bridgette Ashton & Nicole Mollett (ft. Big Fish)
The Deptford Biscuit
Locations around Deptford
23 Sept to 2 Oct (whilst stocks last)
Ashton & Mollett reinvent the hardtack ship’s
biscuit as an ornately embossed edible artwork.
It depicts the fate of the Golden Hinde, from
circumnavigator to decaying Deptford eatery,
to souvenir chair. Audiences are invited to a
‘make and bake’ performance at the Creekside
Centre on 1 Oct from 1 to 3pm.
Friday & Saturday: 7pm to late
You are invited to navigate a lurid anatomical
spectacle by directing your silhouette like an
insect crawling over the surface of a pulsating
flesh landscape, to travel between awe, disgust
Unit A008, The Fair Charm
This exhibition is the culmination of a
collaborative European project between Foconorte in Spain and Deptford X.
The exhibition showcases video and sound installation works from ten artists who exhibited at the Foconorte festival this year.
Ana Abascal / Carmen Gomez / Paula Díaz González / Sara Munguía / Patri Agudo
Ben Parry / Nitin Lachhani / Rastko Novakovic / Amanda Egbe / Sally Hogarth / Chris Rawcliffe
Throughout Deptford X Hatch Space will act as an information point where you can acquaint
yourself with all the information you never
knew you didn't need to know - on a strictly
need to know basis. Staff will be on hand to
answer any questions you may have.
I Need Pop Like I Need God II
23 Sept to 2 Oct: 10am – 6pm
A shrine celebrating excess and opulence.
Elevating pop stars to the status of religious
icons, it is an unashamed, mesmerising, visual
attack, paradoxically both playful and sincere.
Sue Godfrey Nature Park
Daily, 24 hours
A collection of elaborately decorated and
oversized bird feeders sway amongst the trees.
Join our beautiful feathered friends and visit
this Utopian scene.
Distributed free at all Deptford X venues
Pamphlet / poster
On each grand ship that once sailed from
Deptford was a figurehead; a protection against
evil, demonstration of power and illustration of
the ship’s name. Figureheads hold immense
symbolic power, yet they weigh down the bow,
disturb hydrodynamics, impede steering and
ultimately endanger the crew. These short texts
consider the idea of the Decorative as futile, self
-defeating and impotent.
Something Suitable - Blossoming Together
Times to be announced
A pearly suit sewn from seemingly insignificant
and discarded items found at Deptford flea
market, illustrating narratives of Deptford
events past and present. In the true spirit of the
Pearly Kings and Queens, the suit will be
auctioned off for charity at the end of
The Aftermath Van Kahn Gallery
Friday to Sunday, 12noon – 6pm
An investigation into how contextual and spatial
framing affects our experience of artworks and
other artifacts. Moving away from the ‘white
cube’ by producing a strongly authored
environment in which to display objects, the
work reveals, questions and undermines
assumptions about the default presentation
modes within the realm of contemporary art.
Q-Art Walking Tour
Saturday 1 Oct: 2pm – 4.30pm
Q-Art invite you to join their two hour walking
tour of Deptford X Festival. Visit projects, hear
talks from the artists, and debate the purposes
of visual arts festivals. Booking essential:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a
Ligeia Lewisham Arthouse
Wednesday to Sunday, 12noon – 6pm
Sara Willett responds to Edgar Allen Poe’s
strategic use of the Decorative in his short story
Ligeia. She has created a new work
incorporating crochet and flock wallpaper to
explore unseen and unspoken anxieties,
psychosis and fantasy.
Infractus Number 82
Fri 23 Sept: 6pm – 8pm
Sat 24 and Sun 25: 2pm – 6pm
Preview of work by ceramic artist Anja Lubach, this special preview also involves George
Tomlinson and Susanne Dietz, associates from
the acclaimed Shunt theatre collective. Part of a specially commissioned micro-performance by
Number 82 for the opening night of
Sat and Sun: 2pm – 6pm
Wright transforms pages from novels, atlases,
dictionaries and newspapers to create new
meanings. They stem from her interest in the
systems and structures of language and in the
ordering and storing of knowledge.
As a subtle intervention into the everyday
landscape of Deptford, ‘Shelter’ serves as blank
space offering the mind a chance to pause and
think while waiting for a bus. Its form is free
from the usual advertising images of
conspicuous consumption, instead selling
aspirational ideals of social conformity.
Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich Dancing Borders
23 Sept to 2 Oct: Weds to Sun, 12noon – 6pm
Dancing Borders is the latest film work by
artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich
documenting an explosive cross-disciplinary live event that uses dancing, marching and
pollination to transform the psychology of
place. Set in the context of the much besieged
border town of Berwick–Upon-Tweed. The
film is accompanied by the sculptural anti-war
armoury Siege Weapons of Love.
Walker and Bromwich are represented by Pippy