Our courtyard commission by Anya Gallaccio and del Buono Gazerwitz

In 2016, DACS commissioned Turner Prize-nominated Anya Gallaccio – a DACS member – to create a permanent artwork for the central courtyard of our office in Bethnal Green, London, in collaboration with award-winning landscape architects, del Buono Gazerwitz.

About the commission

Made from ferns and plants, the living artwork references east London’s rich history of weaving and textile design.

The design is inspired by an 18th century pattern on silk by Anna Maria Garthwaite, referencing the history of Bethnal Green and Spitalfields, which has been home to generations of weavers and textile producers from the 18th century Huguenots to 21st century sari shops and textile manufacturers.

More recently, the area has become a hub for a multitude of architects, designers and artists, who together have helped the area become one of Europe’s most vibrant cultural quarters.

Meet the creators
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Plan your visit

The work is open to the public during events at DACS, as well as events run by DACS Foundation as part of its on-going programme of artist talks, panel discussions and workshops.
 
For information about upcoming events, visit our Events page and DACS Foundation’s website, or subscribe to our mailing list.



Photo © Brian Benson, 2016