Elephant West opened its doors in White City, London on November 7.
Elephant West is a physical manifestation of the print and online visual-culture publication Elephant and brings together exciting makers of all stripes to carry out ‘environmental takeovers’ that break down the traditional barriers of the typical white-cube gallery and transform the space to embody a chosen theme. Designed by the multi-award-winning architecture studio Liddicoat and Goldhill, the project and events space occupies a disused petrol station adjacent to the iconic Television Centre, the BBC’s former Headquarters. The space has undergone a transformation from abandoned ubiquitous facility into thriving cultural environment. The resulting space will house a main project space, spanning the height of the original petrol station, as well as a café-bar called Fuel, workstation hub and shop.
The space has already seen a series of successful events, including its opening night, the Elephant X Griffin Art Prize or the current exhibition’s opening night.
The press has been very enthusiastic about the space and relayed the numerous events it hosts.
Current and upcoming events will include more conversations with artists and personalities, yoga classes and performances such as the upcoming Four Tet act or the Balletboyz weekend.
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