Grand Opening for OCCUPY MY TIME 15th June 2012

I am delighted to notify that OCCUPY MY TIME will be opening a permanent Gallery space in Enclave 9 Resolution Way Deptford SE8.

A full calendar of shows and events throughout the year has been booked to include solo shows from international artists, Greg Rook, Maslen and Mehra and  Sarah Harvey. Ian Gonczarow and Leanne Bell Gonczarow have been invited to use the Gallery as their studio , making work that reflects on their last three years living and working in Moscow. It will provide an exciting opportunity for the local community to engage with their practice on a personal level. Along with a number of Opens to include ‘Cold Climate’ which will present work that explores the emotional, environmental and political interpretation of the term. The Gallery’s aim is to  present a range of early and mid career artists, offer them the opportunity to benefit from the full range of facilitates which will be provided in this exciting new art environment. Curated group shows will engage with the current issues of contemporary society and their relationship with historical events. Artists will also be able to hire the Gallery on a weekly basis, with the benefit of the full range of marketing tools available.

The first opening show Past and Present will showcase an exciting group exhibition.

Opening 15th June, 6-9.30pm + afterparty

Exhibition continues to the 15th July.


PAST AND PRESENT 2012 explores the celebration of freedom, where judgement is not judgmental. It explores a new direction away from the everyday bombardment of the mundane. Using the dictionary definition of PAST AND PRESENT and using Egg’s 1858 interpretation artists have been invited to make work that explores our endurance fortitude and resilience for our existence.
In the painting Past and Present, No. 3  1858 by  Augustus Leopold Egg
1816-1863set under the Adelphi arches, by the River Thames. . The
woman shelters a young child, the result of her affair. The posters
behind her advertise two plays – Victims and The Cure for Love – and
‘Pleasure excursions to Paris’. These are ironic comments on her
situation. This is a social moralist series of paintings but it is
left to the viewer to decide whether the woman is to be pitied or
condemned. The Art Journal described them as ‘the lowest of all the
profound deeps of human abandonment in this metropolis’



Shona Davis and Dave Monaghan   Andy Wicks, Mark Bell, Leanne Bell Gonczarow, Ian Gonczarow, Jonathan Alibone, Alexander Small, Marianne Walker, Bea Denton, Patrick Stpaul, Jessica Piddock, Owen Bowden, Maslen and Mehra, Greg Rook, Alessando Columbano and Sophie Hamer, Annabel Tilley, Raimi Gbadamosi, Sara Bevan, Barbara Dean and Sue Cohen.


Opening Events: Sound Artists: Thomas Cohen(S.C.U.M)  Performance Barbara Dean  and Poetry( TBC).

OCCUPY MY TIME was founded in 2006 by Sue Cohen an artist and educator. The organisation was to set up to present  exciting and intriguing visual arts events in interesting spaces. These spaces were often outside the traditional gallery space and interacted directly with the audience through its choice of fascinating environments to include, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, disused Police Stations, empty shops and small privately run Picture Houses. Along side these events it was considered vital to offer educational activities, run by qualified educationists and specialists, they engaged with difficult to reach groups to include Youth Offending Teams, Headway working with adults with head injuries, schools, colleges and universities to include Goldsmiths University. OCCUPY MY TIME has been working with Youth Offending Teams for the last five years running the Arts Award both Bronze and Silver.

Please go to for details of all OCCUPY MY TIME  GALLERY exhibitions, events, opportunities, workshop and all other educational activities.

Please go to  for details of all previous OCCUPY MY TIME events.

OCCUPY MY TIME will share this unque building with Enclave

Enclave is a new-build architectural infrastructure in Deptford, South London, housing a strip of nine project spaces, gallery, art offices and coffee shop. The project spaces will actively pursue independent programmes benefiting from Enclave’s communal action to generate collaborations and production both on-site and much further afield.

Enclave will evolve with a gallery programme of outcomes by these spaces with additional curatorial symposia, exchanges, international residencies and multi-cultural film clubs that aim to develop both institutional dialogue and social engagement.

The inaugural exhibition, Artist Urban Action, launches throughout the entire site presenting the initial range of resident independent activity alongside a series of new commissions.

Resident Project Spaces and their launch exhibitions:

Enclave 3: news of the world a new space by Centre of Attention / Enclave 4: AnarchAndrew T Cross commission / Enclave 5: DIVUS (Prague): with Pavel Reisenauer / Enclave 8: ALISN (artist network): The Seven Lamps with Iavor Lubomirov, Jason Hicklin, Michael Stubbs, Juliette Losq, Bella Easton, Grant Watson and Dolly Thompsett / Enclave 9 & 10: Occupy My Time & Kitsch-insynch (artist network and coffee shop): Past and Present with 20 artists curated by Sue Cohen.

The launch of an experimental new arts venue in London
Opening 15th June, 6-9.30pm + afterparty

Exhibition continues 15th June – 15th July, OCCUPY MY TIME opens from Tues-Sat 10am-6pm  Other Enclave Artist Network Spaces open from Fri-Sun 12-6pm + by appointment
Late opening and performance day Friday 29th June, 12-8.30pm

Enclave, Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT

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