‘THE LAST HURRAH, HURRAH!’

Throughout October, November & December THE DnA FACTORY will be opening their doors for a series of exclusive weekend viewing events; offering a chance to see not only finished works but also those in progress, drawings and support materials which reveal aspects of the shared creative process of the duo. Certain items will be available to purchase at these events direct from the artist.

‘THE LAST HURRAH, HURRAH!’ – all encompassing immersive events in support of working artists.
‘The nine elements [open days] of the last hurrah afford us a chance to say goodbye to a remarkable studio that has housed us and nurtured our work for over twenty one years, now under threat by corporate take over; it is our way of saying ‘thank you and goodbye’ to a once thriving community of artisan workshops before they become recreated as empty storage units.’ DnA. x

DATES:

Saturday October 22nd – 2-8pm
Sunday October 23rd – 2-8pm
Saturday October 29th – 2-8pm

Saturday November 12th – 2-8pm
Saturday November 26th – 2-8pm
Sunday November 27th – 2-8pm

Saturday December 3rd – 2-8pm
Saturday December 10th – 2-8pm
Sunday December 11th – 2-8pm

Please contact us via the contact form to ensure your time slot and day as places are limited.
Free parking is available on site.

PLACES OF INTEREST CLOSE BY:

Brockwell Park – is a large park set within a hilly landscape and comprising a network of ponds, trees (including ancient oaks), a walled ‘Old English’ flower garden and wide, open meadows. Originally the private residence of John Blades, a famous London glass merchant, it was acquired by the Metropolitan Board of Works in the late 19th Century. It was then laid out as a landscaped park, and formally opened to the general public in 1892..

Brockwell Park Lido – The pool is 165ft long, 90ft wide and holds 600,000 gallons. It features a deep end of 9ft 6in and a shallow end of 2ft 6in. On Saturday July 10th 1937 Brockwell Lido is formally opened..

Herne Hill Velodrome – In 1948 Herne Hill Velodrome hosts the first Olympics since the war, known as the ‘Austerity Games’. The British Team win 2 Silvers in the Individual and Tandem Sprint, and 2 bronzes in the 1000m Time Trial and Team Pursuit. Herne Hill Velodrome is the only surviving sports venue from the 1948 Olympics…

Dulwich Picture Gallery – Dulwich is the oldest public art gallery in England, it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public” and opened to the public in 1817. It was designed by Regency architect Sir John Soane using an innovative and influential method of illumination…

Dulwich Park – a 30.85-hectare public park created by the Metropolitan Board of Works from former farmland and meadows. While the initial design was by Charles Barry, it was later refined by Lt Col JJ Sexby (who also designed Battersea and parts of Southwark Parks). It was opened in 1890 by Lord Rosebery. From 2004 to 2006, the park was restored to its original Victorian layout, following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The park is listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens…

Dulwich Village – First recorded as Dilwihs in a charter signed by Edgar the Peaceful in 967AD, the name derives from the Old English words dile wisc, meaning ‘dill meadow’. Despite its close historical links with Camberwell, to the north-west, Dulwich has remained distinct and has long been more exclusive. This is almost entirely due to the role of Dulwich College, founded in 1619 by the actor Edward Alleyn as the College of God’s Gift, which consisted of almshouses and a school for underprivileged boys…