Cre­ative Space

In Shored­itch, east Lon­don, a cre­ative pow­er­house strives to bring a unique ur­ban vi­sion to its art projects, as Matil da Tick­ner-Du and Ta­mara El Haj ex­plain…

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Lon­don: End­ofthe­Line.

End­ofthe­Line de­scribes it­self as a “con­tem­po­rary cre­ative col­lec­tive” and runs un­der­ground art events, from paint jams to comic book launches and life-drawing classes. The group, led by Jim Vi­sion (the founder and cre­ative direc­tor) and Matilda Tick­ner-Du, works out of Rock­well House, a for­mer 1960s ware­house in east Lon­don, but are soon to be on the move.

“We aim to bring artists to­gether, and are ex­cited to be mov­ing to a larger, even bet­ter space,” says Matilda, the group’s co-direc­tor. “Our main fo­cus has been live-paint­ing events where vis­i­tors can ob­serve dif­fer­ent artists from the End­ofthe­Line net­work paint­ing along­side more es­tab­lished il­lus­tra­tors such as Simon Bis­ley, James O’Barr and Ru­fus Dayglo.” Ta­mara El­haj, head of com­mu­ni­ca­tion at End­ofthe­Line, says, “The space it­self has led much of what we do, but we’re driven by a de­sire to cu­rate ground­break­ing events within any venue, be it an old ware­house, rooftop, back­street, arch, or event va­cant waste­land. We’re es­sen­tially cu­rat­ing un­ex­pected events in un­ex­pected spa­ces.

“Live paint­ing both at our venue and on the street pro­vides peo­ple with a unique in­sight into the paint­ing process. Th­ese are a very re­laxed setup for the artists within our net­work to paint live and for the public to wit­ness the full process,” con­tin­ues Ta­mara. “Open-air space has en­abled us to host artists work­ing in mixed me­dia from spray paint to brush, pens, char­coal and even paint­ing with flame.”

The col­lec­tive is a blend of am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional, nur­tur­ing sup­port and growth of all artists. Ta­mara ex­plains that, “We un­der­stand the im­por­tance of con­tin­u­ally de­vel­op­ing drawing skills and fur­ther­ing cre­ativ­ity.”

End­ofthe­Line’s new open-air space will be a yard and ware­house three times the size of the orig­i­nal space, giv­ing the team the chance to put on even more events. “We’re look­ing to fu­ture con­cepts that bring to­gether the cre­ative com­mu­nity un­der one huge ware­house roof!” en­thuses Ta­mara.


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End­ofthe­Line’s cur­rent estab­lish­ment, Rock­well House, is adorned with art by Jim Vi­sion and El Mac.

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