HS2’s vacant Euston Station unit to become free arts space

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The month long exhibition offers invaluable exposure to thousands of commuters


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Inside the gallery at Euston station Art Space
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he unit that once housed Euston Station’s Oliver Bonas has been vacant for a good few months now, left bare as it waits to become part of HS2.

For the meantime, Euston Town BID have managed to transform the space into a vital exhibition room for local artists and creative organisations.

It’s part of the BID’s desire to turn ‘meanwhile buildings’ – that is, spaces that are currently lying vacant ahead of the construction project – into valuable opportunities for small business and creatives in deseperate need of cheap workspace.

The month-long programme will offer space for artists represented at the Chalton Gallery and will be used as a live rehearsal installation unit for Camden People’s Theatre.

The inaugural exhibition, which launched yesterday, has been curated by MTArt Agency, representing and supporting emerging artists with an innovative, holistic approach. Director Marine called the exhibition To Hope, which looks to explore the future of cities through inspiring creativity and meaningful visuals.

The artistic hub will be opened and invigilated for two hours early morning and two hours at the end of the day, maximising the exposure to commuters.

The BID are hoping that the space will provide a welcome sanctuary from the daily commute with art that carries fascinating narratives and helps to promote the character of Euston that lies behind the HS2 headlines.

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Meanwhile Arts Space runs from 29th May – 21st June, more here.

Photo: Euston Town BID


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