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 > CÂNDŸKØNK Exhibition Launch & Fundraiser Party ! <
In Support of the Deptford Based Tuttii Fruittii Technicolor Hair & Art Salon Crowdfunder
Friday 27th May 2016
7 - 11pm
Free Entry

Bring your Donations to Help London’s Only Non Binary Hair Sculpting Salon & Art Space move from their Caravan to the High Street’
After being evicted from the Old Tidemill School Community Art Hub by Property Developers.

To Donate Early You May Make Your Pledges Here:
Their Fruittii Rewards are waiting for YOU!

Video Projection / Art Exhibiton
& More Live Acts to be announced VERY SOON !!
+ CÂNDŸKØNK Art & Merchandise On Sale all Night.

CÂNDŸKØNK Art Exhibition running 27th - 23rd JUNE 2016 at UNDERCURRENTS GALLERY inside The Birds Nest Pub, London SE8 4RZ



Closing show on Tuesday 24th MAY at The Birds Nest. Live Spoken Word performances will include surprise UK Guests as well as the artists from the exhibition. Also featuring live music from 10pm.

Night hosted by thearmed909.
Closing Show and Poetry Night featuring poets Stephen Watts and Steve Rushton,

Plus open mic; All welcome, come along and listen, read your own or your favourite poems. Plus guests from Poets Anonymous - Nick Alldridge and Ted Smith Orr, plus music and the last chance to see poetryartexchange(Romania/UK)exhibition1 

Tuesday 24 th May, 7.30 to 9.30pm, at the Undercurrents Gallery, The Birds Nest, at 32 Deptford Church St, London SE8 4RZ.


25th - 27th September 2015 

For the second year around Minesweeper proudly hosted and organised the Creek Festival.
A unique weekend of experimental art and music taking place onboard of our vessel and THE BIRDSNEST PUB together with the opening of the new exhibit DESIRE AND DISASTERS running throughout the all month.


Photos by Alessandra Gianni


Some pictures from the very first CREEK FEST
Good food, good noise, good people!



 Photos and video by Alessandra Gianni


"Minesweeper Collective" has grown from the burnt ashes of what was Ledsham M.2706 (built in 1954), the old minesweeper moored in Deptford Creek, South-East London. The ship was brought to Deptford Creek in 1998 by a group of friends who wished to set-up a creative venue and a space for the local community, which unfortunately came to a halt after a fire in 2008. In January 2012, a new group became involve, began to help revive the project and went on to create the "Minesweeper Collective", which currently manages the space.
"Minesweeper Collective" is made out of creative individuals working together in a co-operative structure and collaborating with other projects and art collectives.

To this date, we first have rebuilt part of the top deck, repaired the damages caused from exposure and then built a screen-printing studio and multi-functional art lab. We were also able to trace some of the boat's history, thanks to Brian Horton, Naval and Military Research Consultant. It is thanks to the hard work and dedication of many people throughout the years that it has been possible to save the Minesweeper and make this project thrive.

Today, we use the Minesweeper as a professional screen-printing and graphic studio and to prepare the events, workshops, and exhibitions which we organize in local venues.
We collaboratively produce artworks and designs, organize workshops with a "hands-on" approach for the local community, and also live music events. We run "Undercurrents", an exhibition gallery space et "The Birds Nest" in Deptford and can accommodate artists in residence. Together we renovate and develop the spaces that we manage while constantly preserving and improving the Minesweeper vessel, where we are based.

Thanks to: Valentina, Alex, Niccolo`, David, Camden, Michele, Ausius, Shihoko, Keith, Eddie, Glen, Doug, Dave, Mattia, Alessandra, Kevin, Joe F, Emmanuel, Andrew, Lisa, Enrico, Rainer, Dawa, Ulrick, Brice, Daniel, Claire, Simon, Joe S, and Ahmed. A core crew of 7 members has agreed to take responsibility for the maintenance and progression of the Minesweeper and the project. Helped by Sergio at The Co-op Hub, Greenwich, we have now set-up a business co-operative, "Minesweeper Collective", that ensures greater prospects on the horizon to come!

Soon the project will be fully launch, including a website and online shop. We also aim to be collaborating with other art projects and artists worldwide as well as creating a strong link with the Deptford/Greenwich local communities.

On this blog, you will find news, pictures and info about the project.  Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested and please watch this space for updates. Become a follower of this blog if you wish to show your support! For contact, send an e-mail to: info@minesweepercollective.co.uk


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The UNDERCURRENTS GALLERY specialises in group exhibitions. It hosts a variety of artistic disciplines and projects, with an emphasis on dynamic curation and collaborative benefit. 
It does not charge artists to exhibit and wishes to provide the public with a chance to truly access the world of art. The gallery is managed by Minesweeper Collective.


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"OCK ENT ATO" : Reading Event on The Minesweeper / September 2012

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BOOMTOWN FAIR 2012 - The Minesweeper's LAST ORANGUTAN, collaboration with 'Happy Slap Boutique'

Live Drawing Backdrops and Live Body Painting by THE LAST ORANGUTAN with Leeds based crew 'HAPPY SLAP BOUTIQUE' @ BOOMTOWN FAIR FESTIVAL 2012 -- Body art coordinated by Grace McComisky and Elvis Schmoulianoff  -- Photos by Chris Little Photography.
Next show: 'RUMPUS', Coronet Theatre, Elephant and Castle 5TH OCT 2012

Minesweeper Collective Collaboration with ZABRATTA STUDIO

The Plush Toy Professors at ZABRATTA STUDIOS handed us some blank toys at the Crack! festival and have exhibited the results as well as the rest of the festival's additions online at http://customzabstu.blogspot.it - These are Joe and Servadio's collaborrations, and we are also featuring the work of our cellmate Luca G Patane. Enjoy Chicken Responsibly.