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Artists Turn a Skip into a Gallery in Hoxton Square

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Art & Design Editor
Updated: 15 March 2017
Artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker have reimagined the ‘skip’ as a creative space for their new East London gallery venture.

As a cultural society, we’re fairly used to experiencing art almost anywhere, but two London-based artists are taking that to the next level by converting a skip into a platform for a series of conceptual art events in Hoxton Square.

Skip Gallery is the brainchild of Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker, who wanted to ‘take the mundane, the everyday and everyplace and to reimagine it as the creative, the arresting and the inspirational’.

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Borowski and Baker will create the first installation, Na, I Don’t Want None of That, Again, which responds to motherhood. Directly taking Borowski’s experience of her mother converting to Islam and now not being able to visit her grave in Mecca as a non-Muslim, she will install 19cm high spindles that reference ‘the Islamic tradition of graves being no more than a hand’s height’ next to the skip. Meanwhile, Baker will take over the skip’s interior with an audiovisual installation that references maternal love.

© Catherine Borowski

The exhibition will be open for just a week, giving Londoners and tourists a unique art experience in an unconventional location. Future skip interventions are promised by the London Art Exchange and David Shrigley, so watch this space.

Na, I don’t Want None of That, Again will be at Skip Gallery (parking space opposite 19 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB) from Friday March 24 to Sunday April 2, 2017.