Outside the White Cube

Kevin Fellingham Architecture, London, 2007


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The space in use for the 'Garbage' exhibition 

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Design, construction, display, use, reuse and destruction of a number of architectural elements within a canal-side warehouse in Islington used as a gallery by August Art

The project was conceived of as a critique of the generic seamless white space to which artists, gallerists and boutique owners resort in order to ease consumption.

It consists of a large table, a fixed solid wall, a moveable fabric screen and a cube, white on the inside, unfinished on the outside. These elements allow for the space that has no flat walls and a multitude of windows to be reconfigured for each show, making intimate spaces for small works, dividing the hall space into different environments for group shows, or compressing the space for smaller shows.

The project can have a number states, each corresponding to a particular exhibition in a sequence designed by the practice in collaboration with the curator.


  • Begun: Apr 2006
  • Completed: Jun 2007
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £2,500
  • Address: Wharf Studios, Baldwin Terrace, Islington, London, N1 7RU, United Kingdom

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