Walk by Rivington Place, but don’t bother going in…

Rivington Place gallery looked so promising – an industrial roof line, a street-level glass expanse, the mixed matt and polished black panels interspersed with oblong portholes and a monolithical grandeur in a dark Shoreditch backstreet… but this book shouldn’t be judged its cover.

The entrance is anonymous, the interior distinctly underwhelming and the curator was so shocked to see human life [when I visited] that he almost fell off his stool.

No real depth was apparent in the exhibitions and the photography was a bit dull and repetitive, with only one image capturing my imagination.

Walk by the building, admire it, but don’t bother going in, as you’ll wonder why you did.

Alyn Lambert, Senior designer, 999 Design, London EC2

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