Some thoughts on the Nothing is Square opening and What Would Joan Jett Do show, as well as a bit of My Dog Sighs from last Thursday down Columbia Road…

I think it would be reasonable to say that the Nothing Is Square opening last Thursday evening, the second part of the latest month-ling Cultivate Columbia Road take over. went rather well. You can find quite a few words and a bag load of photos from both that show and the Chips, Starz, What Would…

We have an outburst coming up, a month of shows, another Columbia Road Takeover, three Cultivate shows that will take in all of November…

We have an outburst coming up, a month of shows, another Columbia Road Takeover, three Cultivate shows  that will take in all of November at East London’s rather well proportioned Shipton Street Gallery.  The gallery, in a former greengrocer’s shop by Columbia Road, the Flower Market and everything that that involves and this time the…

Ten places and spaces where Cultivate has happened…

  These days, as you probably know, Cultivate in nomadic, you might say homeless, in some ways we kind of like it like that, we like popping up in different places and spaces, we like the excitement of different buildings, different streets, we might one day put down roots again but for now, while we…

The further cultivations of Yulia Robinson…

  The brilliant late afternoon light you get at this time of year in Hackney and East London makes it rather difficult not to think about the Autumn eight years ago when Cultivate first got off the ground. one of the very first (rather rushed) shows we put on was a group show called Red…

Interdependence? Art licks what? Nothing is ever square…

The 7th annual Art Licks Weekend starts on October 17th so we’re told. This year, the city-wide London event “takes on the theme of Interdependence, the importance of which is considered in light of increasing economic and political pressures”, personally as someone who has been involved in running an artist-;led London gallery for as long…