We are honoured and grateful to Deptford X for being one of the sponsors of ACCESS. In the windows of Deptford X, ACCESS presents works by nine emerging artists working across sculpture, installation, painting and photography. What brings together nine works realised using different techniques and with totally different intentions is the desire to make art and work together again. Bright colours and bizarre shapes suggest creative chaos reminiscent of distant circumstances.
Due to the health emergency, many exhibition spaces and local businesses have been forced to close temporarily or indefinitely over the past year. Working on the ACCESS project has allowed students from MFA Fine Art and Curating to develop a project together in a collaborative and proactive spirit, in dialogue with Goldsmiths’ host community and the local businesses representing the heart of the Deptford area. Coinciding with the reopening of shops and businesses, we hope that this project will represent a small chance to return to inhabiting public space with a new, renewed awareness and attention to the realities that animate it.
Deptford X, London’s longest–running visual arts festival, was founded in 1998. Based in Deptford, SE, the visual arts charity is well known for its engagement both with artists and the local community within the borough of Lewisham and beyond.