Wapping Project

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Wapping Project
Gallery/Restaurant
2000 London,UK

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station
Wapping Wall London E1W 3SG
United Kingdom

T +44(0)20.7680.2080
website: www.thewappingproject.com

Interior Design: Shed54

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In comparison with its big sister over the river, it is tiny. Converting the old London Hydraulic Power Company building into spaces for visual and performance art has cost just £4m - none of it from the lottery. Just to refresh your memory, Tate Modern came in at £134m. They could probably have done the Wapping Project by nipping over to Bankside and liberating a few building materials when nobody was looking. In art-museum terms, this is pocket-money stuff.But the Wapping project is by no means an art museum. You could describe it as a space where anything can happen, with a rather nice restaurant attached. Like a number of other contemporary galleries and theatres, Wapping is appealing to the punters through their stomachs. Many will go there just to sit among the old, carefully-preserved industrial machines and pipework to sup fashionable metropolitan food and an all-Australian wine list. The more the merrier, for those diners will be financing what happens in the former boilerhouse right next door.

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Unrest / Jonathan Ellery Installation at tha Wapping Project / 10th March - 22nd April 2007
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The Wapping Project, a unique new centre for the arts in East London located in the historic Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, is now open to the public. A multipurpose exhibition and performance space, the Wapping project will feature newly commissioned works by visual artists, choreographers, composers, writers, poets, designers and film makers. A new restaurant and bar are also open in the Engine and Turbine Houses.
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by another29 | 2007-05-09 03:18 | ■Gallery

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