Cell Project Space Information & News
|Cell Project Space|
Directors: Milika Muritu & Richard Priestley
Studios Manager/Technician: Stuart Gough
Present Interns are: Richard Hird, Francis Thorburn, Roberto Pozuelo Lopez, Rachel Robbins and Carla Wright
Cell Project Space
258 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA
Cell Project Space
4-8 Arcola Street
London E8 2DJ
contact us: at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell is a self funding organisation, based in East London founded and run by artists Milika Muritu & Richard Priestley with a non-profit seeking constitution. Cells studios permit the continuity of an exhibition platform, based in Bethnal Green encouraging and promoting innovation and experimentation in visual art. It is dedicated to showing incisive contemporary art to a local, national and international audience. As part of the organisation’s commitment to the professional development of artists Cell’s key aims are to offer a high level of curatorial, administrative and practical support, hosting a range of educational talks and workshops, which run alongside their exhibitions programme
Cell have increased links overseas exhibiting and realising projects from, The Netherlands, Korea, Japan, Poland, Germany, Denmark, and USA. They have developed exhibitions and showcased artists at international Biennales in Korea, Barcelona, & Sharjah and seek to continue networks with institutions and galleries overseas. From 2006-2008 Cell will host the Jerwood Artists Platform in partnership with The Jerwood Charity with a move to developing ambitious site-specific projects or to profile emerging or mid career artists for the first time as a solo presentation in London. Cell Project Space presents an ongoing programme of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and events. It is a not-for-profit gallery which is open to the public, free-of-charge, ten months per year.
Since 2000 Cell have demonstrated their commitment to providing affordable artist studio space for 140 artists within their 4 leasehold sites in East London. The buildings occupy areas in Tower Hamlets and The London Borough of Hackney. In addition to the provision for visual artists Cell also provides 10,000sq.ft.of workspace for design creatives, to accommodate media & design practitioners.
Jerwood Artists Platform
Cell Project Space have hosted the third cycle of the Jerwood Artists Platform in a significant collaboration. Calls for nominations were invited in October 2005 and 2006.
The Jerwood Artists Platform began in 2004 with the aim of identifying and showcasing emerging and talented visual artists by providing them with their first London one-person exhibition. Established artists, tutors and art professionals from the UK are invited to nominate individuals who show excellence, innovation and commitment within the field of visual arts and whose career as professional artists could be substantially supported through an immediate one-person exhibition in central London.
This series of solo exhibitions is aimed at artists who have not had major solo show in London and is for artists with a longer track record than the artists selected for In Brief. The selectors for the 2006 show were Sacha Craddock, Sorcha Dallas, Sheena Etches, Milika Muritu and Roanne Dods. The artists whose work was exhibited at Cell Project Space were: Richard Foster (20 May-25 June 2006) Tod Hanson (2 December 2006-14 January 2007) David Blandy (10 March-15 April 2007).
The fifth series was selected at the end of 2006 with Sacha Craddock, Sheena Etches, Richard Priestley and Roanne Dods as selectors. The artists selected are Stuart Murray and Sophie Newell
In 2005, the selection panel was led by Sacha Craddock, art critic; with Andrew Renton, Curator, Academic and Writer; Katrina Brown, Curator, Dundee College of Art. The artists selected for exhibition in the Jerwood Space were Elizabeth Price, Graham Hudson, Tina O'Connell and Brighid Lowe.
Cell Project Space has been generously supported by the following private benefactors, arts agencies, public institutions, charities and funding bodies
Arts Council England
Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Minister of Culture and National Heritage Promotion of Polish Culture Abroad
The National Lottery
The Royal Dutch Embassy
The Austrian Cultural Foundation
British Antarctic Survey
Arts Council Korea
Latham & Watkins
University of Central England