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CABLE DEPOT
8 Submarine Cable Depot
(Bottom of Warspite Road & Right)
London SE18 5NX

Nearest station: Woolwich Dockyard
Nearest Bus Stop: Warspite Road: 177, 180,162, 471


Above: Entrance to Submarine Cable Depot industrial estate on the bottom right corner of Warspite Road.


Above: Interactive view of entrance to the Submarince Cable Depot industrial estate.

Above: map to CABLE DEPOT
CABLE DEPOT is a storage unit on a mixed use industrial estate. It serves as an art space within a 4m by 4m lit enclosure and hosts a programme of four ten-week funded projects each year. 

Our programme is put together roughly a year and a half to two years in advance, which allows for proper development of ideas, which may take the form of an exhibition, residency, or some other format which is determined individually with each invited artist, artist-group, or curator. The emphasis is on the creation of serious projects, with a preference for experimental or new bodies of work, making use of the space and the institution-length access of up to 3 months (including generous installation and break down either end). Our programme is by invitation and is based on long-standing relationships with artists and curators. However, within the long term view of the development of Cable Depot, provision exists for the creation, over time, of new relationships and discovery and embracing of new artists and curators and new forms of art.

To this end, our exhibition programme is punctuated by relatively free, experimental periods of three to four weeks, which are booked less stringently in advance and which allow us take chances and to get to know new artists before potentially making longer term commitments. In these free periods, we welcome inquiries form artists at any stage in their life to pitch their ideas to us. We are particuarly interested in screenings making use of our AV facilities, but also welcome and embrace experimental ideas for one-evening to one-week projects, performances, talks, events or other innovative or surprising formats.

If you wish to pitch your ideas to us, do please visit the space first and introduce yourself and your ideas in person either at opening or by booking an appointment.

CABLE DEPOT is open by appointment during exhibitions, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 3pm. We are open late by appointment on Tuesdays until 9pm. For viewing appointments or to visit the space to discuss your ideas, please email info@cable-depot.com

If you do wish do visit us, please observe Covid safety guidelines - wear a mask and maintain 2m distancing. If possible avoid public transport and come in your own vehicle, by bike, or on foot. Hand sanitiser will be provided. Entry into the space will be limited to one person at a time. If this is not possible, please join us online istead.

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