UNEARTHED is a project by Neville Gabie – Artist in Residence on the Olympic Park. Commissioned by the Arts and Culture Team at the Olympic Development Authority (ODA) he has been given free access to the site with a remit to respond to the Park from October 2010 – December 2011. While researching the site he realised the public lack of awareness of the history of the area. UNEARTHED is an exhibition and archive which seeks to reveal the cultural history of the Carpenters Road artists’ studios in the former Yardley’s perfume factory, which used to be on the site of the London 2012 Aquatics Centre. These studios, managed by Acme, were home to 500 artists between 1985 and 2001.
UNEARTHED – The creative history of a brownfield site is a collaboration between InSite Arts, Acme Studios, archaeologist James Dixon, and many of the artists.
UNEARTHED is hosted by Ardmore Construction at Warton House, Yardley’s former offices in Stratford High Street. Warton House, 150 Stratford High Street, E15. 3 – 11 September 2011, 10am – 4pm.
Special Events: Family Tea Party in Warton House. 4 September from 2-4pm.
The View Tube. Neville Gabie in conversation with previous tenants. 9 September 4.30 for 5pm start. Booking essential firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: View from former Yardley’s office looking towards Carpenters Road. Photo: Acme Studios (2011)