THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
Craft Central, The Forge, 397-411 Westferry Rd, Island Gardens, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3AE
11:00AM – 06:00PM | Monday – Friday
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, is proud to announce the opening of THE LINE Contemporary Art Space. The Gallery will host solo and collective shows with a rich variety of contemporary painters, photographers, designers, architects, sculptors, performers and video makers. With more than 20 years of experience, ITSLIQUID Group aims to create opportunities and to support artists from all over the world thanks to an exciting program of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
The Forge building was part of the Victorian iron shipbuilding industry. The imaginative conversion where Craft Central is located, places a free standing birch wood construction within the listed walls. Although some alterations have been made to the structure, much of this exciting building remains intact. The solution is a virtually free standing two storey birch wood construction in two sections running either side of the central listed pillars. This design provides selfcontained studios with a full height exhibition space at the front of the building and bleacher seats as a striking and usable feature which clear the overhead cranes.
The Craft Central is a gallery space daily used to have craftspeople around who want somewhere to work occasionally rather than commit to a full-time studio and who contribute to the art community in The City. The large exhibition space/gallery at the front of the building is 1,000 sqft, excluding the bleacher seats. It is an exhilarating space. You’ll find huge feature windows, exposed brickwork, eight former furnace chimney breasts, old gantries, ironwork and industrial fittings – even two overhead cranes (in full working order!). Craft Central is located in a largely residential area, close to the river and within easy access of the business districts of Canary Wharf and Surrey Quays. Only four stops from Canary Wharf and the Jubilee line (Crossrail station in 2018) two stops from Greenwich.
If you want to have more information for a solo or a collective show, the gallery program and our future exhibition, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill the form below
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space is shaped for today’s audiences, combining art and architecture, fashion and design, food and music: a natural cross-cultural dialogue that increases the public’s understanding of other traditions, the perfect international exchange full of performances, live music and experimental video screenings in a dedicated Cinema room at the ground floor. In this vibrant atmosphere, artists will have the chance to be live interviewed by MM Radio, spreading their visions online and all over the city.
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space is the perfect area for exhibitions, curated shows and art projects, where our professional team is at creative’s disposal to assist them and to give the opportunity to broaden their artistic career and enrich their background.
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space provides:
– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– cinema room dedicated to video screenings and performances
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation for artists
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibitions
– exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
– daily refreshment stand available during the opening times
– a dedicated live interview on MM Radio, published also on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests
If you are an artist, a designer, an architect, an art dealer or a museum director and you wish to gain exposure in one of the most vibrant and energetic city of the world, we would definitively be glad to create a new partnership project with you. All the artists interested in collaborating with us are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organization, governments, private sponsors.
Please contact us at +39.3387574098, send an e-mail at email@example.com or fill the form below
ITSLIQUID is a web based information platform, founded in 2001 by Luca Curci, dedicated to world wide distribution of information about calls for entries, exhibitions and events at some of the world’s leading art galleries, museums and foundations selected. ITSLIQUID has already built a readership of more than 250.000 qualified subscribers. Among them architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world. It provides advertising services, press office services for events and projects, articles and specials published on the website, media partnerships services.
During the last 20 years, ITSLIQUID Group has became a cultural hub between creatives, exhibition spaces and art lovers. Among our international partners, Art Now Fair, Art Vancouver, Design Tokyo, INDEX Qatar, INDEX Saudi, The Big 5 Construct Dubai, The Big 5 Construct Qatar, Photo LA Los Angeles and international magazines like Art Style. ITSLIQUID Group supports some of the most important no-profit organizations, like UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, SSCS – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, One Tree Planted, The Ocean CleanUp and Plastic Oceans, with the goal to increase public awareness about environmental issues. Click here to find out more.
ITSLIQUID GROUP includes a section dedicated to the organization of international art events, managing exhibitions of painting, photography, video art, installation and performance; it organizes solo and collective shows, art residencies and international contests. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect artists working in every part of the world.
ITSLIQUID Group manages a variety of art spaces all over the world; among them THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space in the heart of San Marco Square in Venice and different historical buildings, THE LINE Contemporary Art Space in the London city center and other different partners worldwide. Since its beginning, the group has organized more than 250 events all around the world, involving more than 5.000 artists, in more than 60 international venues in Italy, USA, Canada, UK, Spain, France, etc. Most of the last events have been realized in museums (CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, etc.), galleries and private foundations.
ITSLIQUID is based on fluidity, motion, connection and accessibility. Making things easy to do. Welcome.
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