Art for art's sake?

Lewisham Council is seeking to pep up some of the borough's empty shop fronts by turning them into temporary art galleries and film production offices.

This is just the kind of imaginative, low-cost idea that BC reckons the borough needs more of. Yes, you read that right - we're actually praising the council for a change.

Can any readers suggest a likely location in SE4 which could do with a bit of sprucing up?

Potential exhibitors and exhibitees can find out more by getting in touch with Lewisham Council's arts special projects officer on 020 8314 7733.

11 comments:

Boxy said...

That retail unit next door to The Shop on the Hill on Harefield Road would be good.

Anonymous said...

Good to see the council pick up an idea from a contribution on another website.

Anonymous said...

The shop on the corner of Tyrwhitt,could do with brightening up.

Steve said...

When are they going to do something with the old Whites Hardware store next to the Rivoli? It must be 10 months since they closed down.

Matt-Z said...

What is the deal with the shop on the corner of Tyrwhitt?

Seemingly derelict, yet a year or two ago it got a brand new roof fitted. i would be great if the tiles on the front were preserved/restored.

I've heard suggestions that a mad old dear lives upstairs. Is that an urban myth?

Regarding Lewisham's plan, they could start by sprucing up the shops near the roundabout which have been boarded up and scheduled for demolition for several years now. They look really rough.

Anonymous said...

TOES ASK.

Anonymous II said...

TOES ASK.

Anonymous said...

Matt-z no Its not an Urban myth,she has now gone Into a home,she and her mother lived there for years before her mother passed away,then she carried on,no Electricty or Gas only running water.I could go on,maybe some other time.

Anonymous said...

She was far from mad,very Intelligent In fact

Matt-Z said...

That's incredible. Did she/they own the place then? And who has responsibility for it now?

Anonymous said...

Ladywell Village has a couple of disused and tatty shop fronts.

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