From October 1st 2011 until LATE 2014, the space known as Cultivate Vyner Street was operated as a rather full-on artist-run challenge of a gallery. The sometimes rewarding, sometimes infuriating space was run, on a daily basis, mostly by two artists, Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey. A constant never-closed run of some 112 group shows, solo shows and events over a non-stop period of just over three always open-door years, we think we can feel rather pleased with what we achieved during our time in Vyner Street.

We finally vacated the building at the end of 2014, the doors were finally closed for good on December 31st , the developers moved in, and the walls are currently being pulled down. Cultivate is history, well as far as Vyner Street is concerned anyway. Sad to see what has become of the street but there was a reason why we called the space Cultivate Vyner Street because we knew it would always be evolving and at other times it would be Cultivate Somewhere Else, we are evolving once again...

Spring 2015, and like we said, we'll be back in five minutes. Right now we are working on a number of events in different places and spaces (as well as a book that documents the Vyner Street period) Watch this space, it may look quiet, but like the most serene of gliding swans, our feet are working away like crazy out of sight under the water.... We'll be back in Five minutes with more artist-run events and more doing it ourselves with our loose collective of artists, more getting on with it rather than waiting for it to happen.

Expect news of new shows in about five minutes or so....






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