Eight Years ago this week when the Southbank Undercroft down by the river was under serious threat of closure and…

We Are All Skateboarders, Cultivate, Vyner Street, First Thursday. Augist 2013

Eight Years ago this week when the Southbank Undercroft down by the river was under serious threat of closure and redevelopment. We cancelled the show we had in place that month and that First Thursday (back when First Thursday was still a thing and put a last minute show called “We Are All Skateboarders” as a show of artistisic solidarity with the the then very active fight the skateboarders were putting up while the artistic establishment seemed hell bent in turning the space into more coffee shops. The last minute change of show was well recieved by some, welcomed by the Skate community, attacked by some of the establishment, “the wrong type of show and the wrong typed of gallery” said one name artist involved in a heavily Arts Council funded unfriendly closed-door space just around the corner. The skateboarders won their battle with the developers and the Southbank establishment

We Are All Skateboarders, Cultivate, Vyner Street, First Thursday. Augist 2013
We Are All Skateboarders, Cultivate, Vyner Street, First Thursday. Augist 2013

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