Make-Room at Rainbow Works


Make-Room at Rainbow works was a multidiciplinary group exhibition presenting six artists working in London, the UK and internationally which took the form of drawings, prints, installations, projections and video. The artists explored themes around notions of place, observation and responding to the everyday and engaged with local groups from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London and the Markfield Project. The exhibition extended into the public areas of Tottenham through a series of large format artists’ posters, making contemporary art visible throughout Tottenham.

Make-Room worked with a team of volunteers to construct the exhibition over a four week period. The Redemption Brewing Company very kindly supplied a cask of ale for the preview evening. Local businesses were engaged and offered their support by displaying Art Posters in their windows.

The two week exhibition period included workshops with the Markfield Project, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London and Oxford Brookes University. The exhibition was visited by over 100 people including David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, and Anne Lippitt, Director for Tottenham at Haringey Council.

Dates: 22 November – 2 December 2012
Site: Unit 9 Rainbow Works, Markfield Road, N15
Budget: £2.5k (Community Development Foundation funding)

RW_overview1 A temporary exhibition in an industrial space

ALISON_1Tottenham Green East, 2012,  Alison Griffin

ROB_1Barbers, 2012, HD Video, 2m 40s, Robert Crosse

IPEK_1We Only Dream of Places, 2012, 16mm film projection, Ipek Hamzaoglu

RW_HighRd1Art Posters pasted on a hoarding outside 639 Tottenham High Road

RW_P2Art Posters displayed in shops and premises around Tottenham Green

WORKSHOP_1Workshop with students from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

RW_PREVIEWPreview evening