Archival information of events, projects and exhibitions that took place in St Paul’s House Project Space, 125 Deptford High Street,London SE8 between September 2011 and July 2013.

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@ St Paul’s House Project Space

opening bash with bar

Friday 12th July 6-9pm

sale continues

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July


We are leaving St Paul’s House Studio’s

so lots of bargains to be had



everyone must come!

everything must go!

don’t regret not coming!

St Paul’s House Studios

125, Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NS


St Pauls House Studios Night School

A talk, with Jaya Klara Brekke


-The construction of a highway and the collapse of a city

Walking alongside the Periferico – Mexico city’s immense, two-story highway – two things struck me: First, I was in total awe over the immensity of this road, its incredible power as a symbol of modernisation, progress and speed; second, that this was no place for bodies of flesh, no place for walking, my lungs struggling for air in the smog and altitude of the city, my legs aching at the irregular pavement, head hurting from the hazy sunlight.

This gap between the sensing body, the truth that a body can tell about a space, and the symbolic power of a place and the layers of meaning and power that it embodies has been at the centre of my practice for some time – researching, exploring cities and structures, peeling back layers of meaning, interests and impressions to try and understand what a space is about and how to relate to it.

Now I am working in Athens, Greece on a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project on the impact of the financial, social and political crisis on urban public space in the city. This involves once again thinking through and bridging the gap between the material reality of the city, a city under agonising and drawn out collapse, with the national and international forces, interests, wars and policies that are re-shaping and impacting its everyday rhythm and reality.

I will be presenting specific elements of what I have produced as part my two most recent projects:

Flesh & Concrete, Mexico City

City at a Time of Crisis, Athens

Jaya Klara Brekke’s conceptual background is in Urbanism, Political Economy and Art and her practice has lately tended towards writing, graphics, video and web design. She is based in London and is currently working on: City at a Time of Crisis an ESRC funded interdisciplinary research project about Athens and the impact of the crisis on public space as well as looking for funding for the Flesh & Concrete book. She also does digital strategy for MayDay Rooms archive/project space in London (; and smaller graphic design and web design projects.


Auction Event Saturday 
1st December 2012
St Paul's House Art Auction Event
Saturday 1st December 2012

St Paul's House Art Auction Event raised £1782.00 for CoolTan Arts.

(some snapshots from the evening below)
MC Profitt and thd her team.
MC Profit and her team.

Mr Barry holding up Lott number 12.
Mr Barry holding up Lot number 12.

MC Profit St Paul's House Auctioneer.
MC Profit St Paul's House Auctioneer.

Wayne Lucas, Performance, watercolour on paper, 2012

Auction Event
Julia Bardsley as the Auctioneer
Saturday 1 December  6pm - 9pm  
Auction starts at 7.30pm               

Open Friday 30 November 6-8pm ( for viewing only) SLAM Last Friday

St Paul’s house Artists and friends are holding an Auction event on
Saturday 1st December. All the work in the Auction is A4 and under and starting bids are £20.  All funds raised at the Auction will bedonated to CoolTan Arts ( please see below).

CoolTan Arts believes mental well-being is enhanced by the power ofcreativity. It’s a charity run by and for adults with mental distress.

Artists: Wayne Lucas, Emma Cousin, Gill Addison, Emma Thomas, Jacqueline Utley, Jenna Collins, Michelle Butcher, Ben Graville, Helen Rousseau, Corinna Till, Andrew Poppy, Julia Bardsley, Barry Sykes, Sean Parfitt, Shabnam Shabazi, Kira O'Reilly, Bernadette Russell, Tim Spooner, Jake Strickland, Matilda Joan Strickland, Alasdair Hopwood, Leila Galloway


Paintings and a Show by Tim Spooner
26 Octonber - 28 October 2012

Tim Spooner, The Telescope, Paper collage 2012


Open: Friday 26th October, 6-9pm. Live Shows at 7:30pm and 8:30pm. 
Part of South London Art Map-last Fridays.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October, 12-6pm, Live Show’s throughout the day.
St Pauls House Project Space is delighted to be hosting a weekend of shows and paintings by Tim Spooner.
Tim Spooner works from London on partial creation myths and on correspondences between the solid world and the world of ideas. These fragile metaphysics appear as paintings, writing and live shows. This work is supported by the Juliet Gomperts Trust. Tim Spooner is an Artsadmin Associate Artist.


The telescope underwent a traumatic relocation and its lenses and mirrors became dramatically rearranged. It was impossible to tell anymore whether the view through the telescope was of the surface of a far away planet or the microscopic reflection of the surface of the viewer's own eye. Nevertheless this new world was studied and documented thoroughly.


27 July- 12 August 2012
Text by Heleana Goldwater on the Exhibition Blank Promiscuity  Blank Promiscuity September 2012 text by h-goldwater word doc Blank PromiscuityHelena Goldwater September 2012 pdf Pdf 


Gill Addison, Julia Bardsley, Wayne Lucas, Kira O’Reilly, Simon Vincenzi, Jacqueline Utley  

27 July- 12 August 2012 
Open: Friday-Sunday 12-6 pm 

Preview: 26 July, 6-8pm, All Welcome  

(27 July open for SLAM last Fridays until 9pm) 

Saturday 4 August 2pm guided conversations with Leila Galloway. 

Part of Deptford X contemporary Art Festival 2012 

Building upon the success of Fleeting Resonance, BLANK PROMISCUITY aims to re-surface the notion of furtive excess.  Each practice has a defined subjectivity and distinct sensibility; there is no perceived common ground either formally or conceptually. However when placed in close proximity to each other the inherent singularity of the work presented begins to bleed and fuse to form an exchange where tiers of embellishment emerge and come to light. Proposing a possible pleasure of difference or an awkward and critical dialogue of surface tension.

Refolding (Laboratory Architectures) 2010.
Kira O'Reilly and Jennifer Willet
Photography Hugo Glendinning.


Talked about Pink – Gill Addison

Screening (with Q&A) as part of the New Cross Deptford Free Film Festival

Sunday 6th May 2012 – 3pm to 5pm

St Paul’s House, 125 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NS

“I was about 12 years old when Rimmel, the make up company, stopped production of the lipstick “Talked about Pink”. This was the lipstick that my mother had worn all my life. It had a distinctive perfume and taste; it was bold and vivid in colour, it was more than just a lipstick, it was a key to becoming your own woman”.

Talked about Pink (2011 UK  35mins) examines how the feminine is viewed and understood in context of familial relationships.

         Screening of Talked about Pink
 Talked abotut Pink Screening


Fleeting Resonance 

Fleeting Resonance

St Paul’s House, 125 Deptford High Street, London SE4

23rd September to 2nd October  2011

Friday to Sunday 12 -5pm      

Gill Addison, Julia Bardsley, Lelia Galloway, Wayne Lucas, Jacqueline Utley

Exhibiting new work in the ground floor space of St Paul’s House Deptford High Street. The space will be transformed into a series of “spatial interventions” that will house individual works aiming to create dialogue between the space and practices. These moments of conversation (fleeting or otherwise) remain core to the works presented and the experience of working in St Pauls’ House. Sometimes tangential, sometimes direct the works offer an insightful view of how diverse practices can affect and charge each other.

Gill Addison

Somewhere, Nowhere, Elsewhere (Inhalation and Intoxication) Drawings both on paper and video that reflect the moment of breathing in.

Gill Addison is a filmmaker/artist and academic. Her practice negotiates memory, the archive and event. Her films and previous collaborations have been screened both national and internationally at film festivals and screening centers. Gill is senior lecturer in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design and part of the Subjectivity and Feminisms Research group at UAL.

Julia Bardsley

MEDEA: dark matter events (collision i.) an installation phase of material generated by Julia Bardsley (UK) with Jacob Alves (Brazil)In a room of grey, charged with the destructive energy of magnetic desire & the force field of short-circuited revenge, two figures collide.

Julia works with an interplay of performance, video, photography, extreme garments, sculptural objects and the configuration of the audience. In 2005 she set in motion a series of solo pieces, collectively entitled The Divine Trilogy – Trans-Acts, Almost The Same (feral rehearsals for violent acts of culture) & Aftermaths: a tear in the meat of vision, have been presented nationally and internationally. She is currently working with long-term collaborator Andrew Poppy & Lisbon-based company CasaBranca, on a series of experimental workshops & live performance events, with and for children.

Leila Galloway

On touching and feeling: between our fingers we experience a contradiction: a sliding sensation of irritation and pleasure, two states of being

Leila Galloway studied BA Fine Art at Manchester Poly (1986). She has MA in Fine Art from the Slade, UCL (1993) and is currently doing an MA in Aesthetics at Kingston University. Over the last 25 years she has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2010 Leila completed a residency for Deptford X with Sophie Hope whereby they worked with residents of the Crossfields Estate in Deptford to create ethnography of creative acts of rebellion in the everyday- quiet acts of creative protest.

Wayne Lucas

Lucas’ works reflects and considers the human condition. His recent works are both a physical play with ideas and a representation – the process and form are entwined at every turn.

Wayne Lucas graduated from Middlesex with first class honours in Fine Art 1988. Selected shows include include, ‘Urban Bird’ James Coleman gallery London 2004. ‘Obstractivism’ Hales gallery, London 2004.  Prague Biennale (2004).  Deptford x retrospective, APT, London 2008. He was Shortlisted for the Jerwood drawing prize in 2008 and 2009. He was winner of the APT bursary to curate a group show ,Prognostic Bridewell ,APT gallery,(2010). His work was included in ‘The Thought of Stuff’ Royal society of Sculptors (2010). He currently lives and  works in London.

Jacqueline Utley

Jacqueline Utley makes paintings from collections of abandoned ornaments, flowers, and objects. The still life’s she paints offer a sense of forgotten moments of longing.

Recent selected group exhibitions have included Stardust Boogie Woogie, Monika Bobinska, (2010), Prognostic Bridewell, APT Gallery, (2010).She was an exhibition finalist in the fringemk painting prize, Milton Keynes (2009). She was selected for both Creekside Opens exhibitions by phlliyda Barlow and Dexter Dalwood this year. She lives and works in London.