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DEPTFORD X 2009
TAGWORTS

As anonymous grafitti artists Pink Posse, Sue and collaborator Nick Bertram identified the wild flowers growing in the pavements and old walls in Deptford and selectively tagged some of these plants with their Latin and English names.

It was Pink Posse's aim to challenge, embrace and transform the concept of 'weeds' and the wild in the city.

Each wild flower and stencil tag was photographed and plotted on a Google map. Descriptions of the plants can be found at the sites of various exhibitions.
See here.


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DEPTFORD X 2009
ALCHEMY at COR BLIMEY ARTS
CREEKSIDE WILLOW WITH VULTURES

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DEPTFORD X 2008
CHINA BLUES

Sue took part in Deptford X with an outdoor piece at Creekside Centre.

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space FiveToNine's designer Sue Lawes studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. She has continued her art practice intermittently over the years and some recent work is presented here. For more go to:
www.suelawes.co.uk
thewillowpatternproject.blogspot.com
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CREEKSIDE OPEN 2011
APT GALLERY
12-29 May
Selected by Dexter Dalwood

CREEKERY #2
An installation at Harold Wharf

Creekery 2

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DEPTFORD X 2010
24 September – 3rd October
CREEKERY

An installation in Deptford Creek

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An English interpretation of Chinese handpainted porcelain decoration developed in 1790 at the start of the Industrial Revolution...a design that traversed the world with the English colonialists and is still in production today...The Creek – home to Deptford’s industrial past, and a habitat for invasive species like the Chinese mitten crab (brought back in ships’ ballast from the far east) and the Buddleia (from the mountains of China)...The viewer surveys the spectacle from an elevated position, echoing the unusual perspective in the pattern...

The Ravensbourne, a wild river flowing into The Thames, full of flotsam and jetsam that is sorted and classified according to the river’s dynamics of transport, deposition, tide, current and flow…a predominance of broken decorated blue and white ceramic washed up on the Thames foreshore, abundant due to its popularity at a time when everyone discarded their rubbish into the river...This new Willow might eventually become battered fragments to be discovered by future beachcombers...

Like the invasive species in the Creek, the artist’s intervention is a form of colonisation. The movement of the tides reflects the economic ebb and flow of trade as businesses return to China for cheaper manufacturing, as they did with the first porcelain plate. And like China herself, much is hidden, to occasionally surface.


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DEPTFORD DESIGN
FESTIVAL 2007 & 2006
SE8 SIGNS

FiveToNine took part in the Deptford Design Festival part of London Design Festival in 2006 & 2007 with a project called SE8 Signs. In collaboration with Openshaw Design we produced some street signs which flagged up the main venues in the festival.
We also produced a limited edition of T-shirts emblazoned with three of the designs, some of which are still available.

To view the signs go to
www.se8signs.co.uk

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DEPTFORD X 2007 and
DEPTFORD DESIGN FESTIVAL2007
D=f(m,b,c)

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In 2005, Deptford High Street came top of the table as the city's most interesting high street. A mathematical formula was devised for Yellow Pages to measure diversity: D = f (m,b,c), where m is a wide mix of businesses, b the availability of everyday goods, and c the presence of a large number of businesses selling the same kind of thing.

Indeed, on Deptford High Street there are 16 grocers selling bananas, the same plastic bowls in 9 pound shops, you can make a bet in 6 bookies, buy fish in 8 places, get your hair done at 12 salons, and pick up a wig at 6 beauty outlets.
A proliferation of wigs, bananas and pound shops led to images of items sold on the high street being given a Warhol makeover, referencing consumerism, mass production and the glamorisation of everyday objects.





DEPTFORD DESIGN
FESTIVAL 2007 & 2006
SE8 SIGNS


FiveToNine took part in the Deptford Design Festival part of London Design Festival in 2006 & 2007 with a project called SE8 Signs. In collaboration with Openshaw Design we produced some street signs which flagged up the main venues in the festival.
We also produced a limited edition of T-shirts emblazoned with three of the designs, some of which are still available.

To view the signs go to www.se8signs.co.uk



Diane wears SE8Signs