Arguably, the role of art after an apocalypse becomes redundant because it is implied that there would no longer be human life to interact and appreciate it. However, if humans were to survive the downfall of a civilization, shaped by the catastrophic event of an apocalypse, then I believe humanity would find new mediums to explore; managing to manipulate the tragic setting into one of beauty.
In the event of an Armageddon, everything within the modern world would become devoid of its designed meaning and retract into symbols and materials. Like Emma and Rose state “a box becomes a table. Polystyrene becomes a rock”. Humanity would rebuild a civilization intending to use the materials we know for their intended purposes, yet they do not necessarily fill that devotion, i.e. polystyrene – a u...
I'm one of the Duty Managers for The Vaults and after a brief period away I've returned to work on Alice's Adventures Underground, seeing it through to the end of the run. It's always exciting seeing new events in the space and I knew Alice was a particularly big one.. When I got here last week I realised: this is not The Vaults I know.
The venue has been totally transformed! Corridors exist where there weren't any before; the gas bottles in the Gas Bottle Room have been buried by zoetropes and there is a small lake in the Short Wet One. I've never got lost in The Vaults until now and found myself confused, disorientated and staring at a grinning cat.
Really this is all just a testament to the quality of the set design and the way the space has been mapped out. You have until 30th August to...
The Vaults is embarking upon our first venture creating theatre in-house - and we're not doing it by halves!
We are producing a brand new, taxidermy musical! (Yes, you read that right.)
Working with taxidermy artist Charlie Tuesday Gates (who you may remember from her exhibit in The Vaults Gallery last May), we are reviving some long-deceased animals and turning them in to puppets. We've got splatted cats, dead dogs off GumTree and a rather mangy badger, who will all be given the voice they never had!
We are absolutely chuffed to announce The Vaults Theatre is NOW OPEN!
We have used another rickety railway arch to build our first permanent, end-on theatre space. It's got 176 seats and we're already programmed right up until July next year. The space will provde an affordable platform (get it?) for genuinely unique theatre that utilises our unusual space.
So if you're an emerging company, an established international group or have a love of horror - get in touch!
Until Christmas The Vaults Theatre will be home to the Underground Film Club - so get your popcorn and come visit us for cult, classic and contemporary films.
This is the first Blog I have written for The Vaults Team Blog. These opinions are indeed my own, but represent The Vaults involvement with Exhibit B. Those that know me, will know I’m always looking forward to the next event or show, with little time to look back and reflect on what has passed. This past week though has only been reflection and it is right that these reflections are offered as part of the debate.
I am the Director of The Vaults, leading our programming, business decisions and development. On the 23rd September though, as with all of our shows, I was the Duty Manager for the evening. The role of the Duty Manager is to manage the public, ensure the environment is safe for them and make judgement calls in difficult scenarios. It is a role I have nearly 5 years experience in.
A Message about Work Experience at The Vaults Gallery.
from Taz, 15
Going from my secondary school, surrounded by rows of chicken shops, to the undergrounds of Waterloo tunnels passing falafel carts, my two weeks of work experience at The Vaults was, of course, a completly new experience - one that I wasn't exposed to at school.
I was greeted with Charlie Tuesday Gate's Taxidermy animals from wall to wall (mind you, some of the animals did remind me of people at school).
Then I saw how the gallery switched up to Mr Shiz's Graff body work. I had the pleasure of seeing how artists and galleries handle artwork and communicate with each other, and got to see a range of pieces; all of different mediums.
Lucille Clerc's 'Kew Gardens' and 'V&A' screen prints were prints which had rightfully gained th...
Between 1994 and 2007, Waterloo was used as the London terminus of the Eurostar international rail service. Leake Street, the subterranean passage located underneath the Eurostar platforms, was a parking space for taxis. When the service moved to Saint Pancras, Leake Street was forgotten. It became a dark and silent back alley, a street where nobody dared to venture at night...
...Until Banksy, the most famous British "vandal", spotted the venue for a happening he was secretly planning. And in May 2008, the Cans Festival was born. The idea? Gathering some of the world's top graffiti artists in a 200 metre long hidden tunnel. Among them, C215, Blek le Rat, Faile, Pure Evil, Logan Hicks, Eelus and of course... Banksy. In the street, 3D art ins...