Deptford X Festival Commissioned Artist: Raheel Khan Exhibits at Enclave 

Deptford X will be occupying Enclave 9 for this years Deptford X festival, showcasing one of their commissioned artists Raheel Khan.

His solo show ‘Hum Drum’ opens this Friday 22 September 18:00 - 21:00, the exhibition continues until Sunday 1 October with a closing night performance.

Raheel Khan’s commission is a sonic exploration of infrastructure, constant movement, and the labour of those belonging to migrant and diasporic communities. The seed of his research began by making recordings of taxi workers in Manchester. For Khan, these anecdotal sound and environmental fragments are rooted in politics, history, cartography and social phenomena. Khan’s Deptford X commission sees him experiment with removing visual stimuli completely, weaving a narrative thread through these collected and collaged sounds.

Raheel Khan is an artist and musician who’s practice explores the interstices between sound,music and installation. Originally studying Economics, Raheel has moved towards a practice that explores the abstraction in personal narratives through various forms of composition. He is interested in repetitive motions, vacant infrastructures and geometric design, alternating and exchanging between these elements as a starting point to make his work. He is currently in the first year of his MFA at Goldsmiths.

Image and text courtesy of Deptford X
Poster by taxicabindustries


Gallery/Creative Organisation Workspace Available to Rent at Enclave

Unit available to rent from the 14 September 2023, Deadline to Apply 20 August.

Open call for new galleries, project spaces, curatorial and/or artist collectives and other creative organisations to become a part of Enclave Projects.

More information can he found on our opportunities page



1831 Studio Celebrates 5 Years of Creative Embroidary Service in South East London

Join the party at 1831 Studio on the 22 July 15:00 - 22:00 as they celebrate their 5 year anniversary. There will be drinks, snacks and music.  There is also the opportunity to bring along your own garment and pick an embroidary to be added, and some 5 year merch available at low prices. 

Enclave 3, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AL

1831 Studio is a digital embroidery service based in South London, providing quick turnaround and skilled digitisation, development and execution of a range of embroidery and textile jobs. From design to finishing, and everything in between.
Selected Clients: IAMDDB, Marvel Studios, Aga Geicko, Manchester United, Vodafone, Jumbo Press, Black Butter Records, Save Latin Village, Lumpen Press, Drawing People Together, Big Joanie, Wiki, Soft//Quest, Hel Covell



VSSL Studio launches FACET: A Series of Exhibitions Showcasing Contemporary Queer Art & Culture

FACET is an innovative programme of visual art dedicated to the exploration and celebration of contemporary queer art & culture.  Through a series of five exhibitions, FACET establishes a platform for invited artists to centre their unique perspectives while fostering greater understanding of various queer experience, through a diverse range of artistic mediums. Featuring exhibitions from: Alicia Radage + Benjamin Sebastian, June Lam, Rocio Boliver and Marcin Gawin - as well as a dynamic group exhibition.

Queer art has historically defied traditional boundaries and categories, often using interdisciplinary approaches that challenge established norms and conventions. It is an art form that speaks to and from queer experiences and their’ communities - by exploring themes of identity, gender, sexuality and the intersections between them.

Initiating the FACET programme is a joint exhibition by Alicia Radage and Benjamin Sebastian, two London based artists whose collaboration sets the tone for the entire programme. 

The exhibition will take place at VSSL studio, Enclave, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AL.

Opening hours: 1 - 15 June, Thursday - Sundays 12:00 - 17:00
Launch Event: Friday 2 June 18:00 - 21:00 RSVP 



Event at Lake on the 4 February: ACT III -The Prototype - Artist’s Talk and Live Sound Performance 

lake invites you to an artist’s talk, followed by a live intervention that will transform the current installation of The Prototype into a meta-instrument using field recordings, contact mics, tape loops and a spatial sound environment. In this closing event to the exhibition, publishers Folium will interact with the installation and perform an improvised sound piece in response to the work.

The current installation is a new adaptation of Eugenie Shinkle and Callum Beaney’s collaborative work The Prototype – a project that explores photographic abstraction alongside the affinities between sound and vision. Originally exhibited in 2021, The Prototype was subsequently made into a book designed and published by London-based imprint Folium, and released in September 2022. Both the original work and the book are inspired by the chaotic and abrasive sounds of noise music. lake’s response – which uses sculpture, computer vision, and noise-based algorithms – reconstructs the book's artefacts into an immersive installation.

Artist’s talk 18:00-19:00
Live performance 19:15 onwards

Book Tickets

Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AL


studio/chapple’s first exhibition at Enclave opens 26 November

New to Enclave, studio/chapple opens with their first exhibition ‘In the green escape of my palace’, a group show featuring work from Alia Hamaoui, Hawazin Alotaibi, Shamiran Istifan, Zein Majali. 

Join them for their private view on the 26th November 5-10pm, followed by an after party at Bunker

The exhibition continues until 15 December. 


Enclave 7, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AL


Lake launches at Enclave

A new project has moved into Enclave 5.  Lake is a centre for the creation of collaborative multi-sensory works for a public wishing to explore the connections between varied creative practices. Lake produces experiences of sound, image, and space in the form of installations, readings, talks, performances, and workshops to share the dialogue and knowledge created through the interconnecting of disciplines. Much like the space a lake occupies ecologically, supporting life around and beneath its transparent surface. Lake is a place to incubate and to clearly observe ideas grow which explore the collaborative process between varied creative practices.

Founded by Nishant Shukla & James Wilkie

Join them for the private view of their opening exhibition कोई है/Koi hain/Is anybody there? on the 5 November 6-9pm.

Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, London, SE8 4AL


Ramzi Mallat <<means to no end>> 

Join Danuser & Ramirez this Thursday 27 October 6-9pm, for the opening of Ramzi Mallat <<means to no ends >>.

Exhibition continues:
27 October until the 6 November 2022
Friday/Saturday, 1-6pm
and by appointment.


Enclave 7, 50 Resolution Way, London, SE8 4AL


Enclave Supports Deptford X 2022

Deptford X 2022 Festival will be occupying Enclave 5 with a solo show from Nnena Kalu - one of their major commissioned festival projects - between 16 - 25 September 2022.  Enclave happily offers their support to Deptford X by providing a complimentary space to show this work.

The exhibition will be open to the public Friday 16 September 6-9pm, Saturday 17 - Sunday 25 September (closed Monday 19 September).

More information about Deptford X Festival can be found here:


Enclave Relaunch

Enclave relaunches with a reinvigorated outlook, mission and website.  

The Enclave project will continue to act as a test bed for new curatorial projects and creative organisations, supporting them in the early stages of their development, by providing low-cost physical space, a peer network, knowledge sharing opportunities and shared audiences; with ten rolling Enclave spaces, housing temporary, mid-term and long-term projects.  

Our key aims and values:

  • Further build and maintain the thriving arts community within Deptford and Lewisham, by providing a hub of vibrant and relevant arts activity in the centre of Deptford.

  • Support young curators, artists, collectives and organisations through subsidised below market rent, and funded pop-up opportunies.  

  • Offering an alternative model to the increasing cost of commercial renting, creating a unique opportunity for young projects and non-profits to develop and and thrive.

  • Championing experimental, critical, ambitious and relevant projects, with attention given to non-profit, DIY, radical and artist-led organisations and galleries who deliver projects that make a difference to the local community and wider arts sector.

  • Give back to the local area by providing a welcoming environment for the local community and helping grow the appreciation of Lewisham as an important arts location, communicating projects widely and bringing visitors to the borough.

  • Maintain a sustainble, long-term environment for emerging curators, artists and creative organisations.