Cross-disciplinary design in a church

Drift, an upcoming art, architecture and design show, is taking place in a rather unusual venue – a central London church.

Lumen United Reform Church
Lumen United Reform Church

But Lumen United Reform Church is no ordinary church. In 2009 the Modernist building received a makeover from architect Theis and Khan, who picked up a Royal Institute of British Architects award for their work.

Benjamin Beker
Benjamin Beker

Now curatorial group Blockwork Art is taking over the church, promising ‘an eclectic mix of work by emerging artists, makers and designers’.

David Ben White
David Ben White

The show, says Blockwork Art, takes its cues from the Situationist notion of ‘derive’ or ‘drifting’ through urban and domestic environments.

Anna MR Freeman
Anna MR Freeman

So David Ben White will be presenting ‘painting pavilions’, structures made from domestic items such as lamps and vases, and Colin McDougall will be showing his architecture-inspired furniture.

Colin McDougall
Colin McDougall

There will also be site-specific painting installations from Anna MR Freeman and works by Simon Harlow, who creared interiors, sculpture and furniture.

Simon Harlow
Simon Harlow

Drift is at Lumen United Reform Church, Tavistock Road, London WC1, from 7 March-6 April.

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