Stockwell Depot  1967–79

Text by Sam Cornish; interviews by Sam Cornish and David Waterworth, preface by Jon Wood
Ridinghouse 2015 in association with University of Greenwich
£17.95  |  $32

27 × 24.3 cm   |  10 5/8 × 9 5/8 in
Softback
176 pp, 140 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 909932 05 0

Founded in 1967, Stockwell Depot heralded the emergence of the London artists’ studio movement and gained international recognition as a centre for abstraction in Britain.


For over 25 years, this disused former brewery in south London functioned as a co-operative studio and exhibition space. Artists associated with the Depot – Roland Brener, Jennifer Durrant, David Evison, Katherine Gili, Peter Hide and Roelof Louw, amongst many others – held differing and often competing attitudes towards art. The ambitious work made and shown at the Depot tells the story of late modernism in Britain, tracing a period full of formal experimentation and critical debate.

 

Incorporating interviews with ten artists alongside a major essay by Sam Cornish, this volume is the first to examine the artists’ activities within a historical context and to track their development through the Depot’s pivotal annual exhibitions.

 

This publication coincides with the exhibition Stockwell Depot: 1967–79 at University of Greenwich Galleries, London (24 July – 12 September 2015).

Sam Cornish is a curator and writer on abstract art. He edited abstract critical from 2012–14. David Waterworth is a senior lecturer and curator of galleries at the University of Greenwich, London. Jon Wood is research curator at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

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