Last Friday, our latest show at Market POST opened. Titled “I’m in the heart of Tooting at the moment” the show was titled after overhearing a mobile phone conversation and wondering what the heart of Tooting actually is. The site responsive artists of Market POST responded to this question in the show. There is no clear town centre in Tooting and it seems to lie along arterial routes with no real heart. So we have explored where members of the community consider the heart of Tooting to be or if it has one at all? My main piece, on some locally salvaged doors encourage people to draw a map on the doors, and mark where they considered the heart of Tooting to be with a drawing or a story. It was like a cross between a folding map and graffitting toilet doors!
It’s been a busy time lately at Market POST. We are currently running a pound shop! There have been lots of pound shops in Tooting, but not like this one! Market POST is launching Tooting’s first ever Art Pound Shop with small works of art for just £1! This pound shop functions as a site responsive artwork in itself, questioning the value of art and the way that it is perceived. There are all sorts of strange and lovely works for sale including some original drawings, greetings cards, yam prints, and even concrete cupcakes!
Open 13th – 22nd June 12pm – 5pm daily
I’ve been busy lately setting up Market POST, a POST Artists’ project based in Tooting Market where we plan to develop a space which encourages experimentation, and investigation of Tooting Market, the people who visit it, and the surrounding area. We would like to run inclusive workshops alongside our programme of events and exhibitions. It will become an exhibition/project/studio/tea lounge/collaboration space for all to come and see and join in with. We begin tomorrow and our first exhibition and event will be on May Day. More details to follow…